Churches have had to adjust to the demands brought forth by the threat of the coronavirus. Along with having to livestream services with no congregations via social media, churches are having to find ways to make the opportunity of giving available to their congregations.
Many of the local churches are offering newfangled methods for their congregants to give as well as some of the tried-and-true methods.
“We’ve been very intentional about pushing people toward online giving,” said Joseph James, the pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church at 226 W. Liberty St. “We also have a giving app (on iPhones) that is available that we’re asking people to be using.”
James also pointed out that the older members of his congregation send their tithes and offerings through the mail.
“A large part of our congregation is 60 and over, and they are very conscientious about their giving,” he said.
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