The Diocese of Maine launched an online giving resource using the company Vanco last year in order to help facilitate stewardship throughout the diocese.
Visit episcopalmaine.org and click on the “donate” button in the upper right hand corner.
From there, you have options to donate to the congregation or summer chapel of your choice, or you can direct your contribution to a mission or ministry of the diocese. Donors have the option to make a one-time or recurring gift.
The diocese sends the money received using this online payment system to the fund designated. Checks and emails listing donors’ names, dates, amounts, and email addresses will be issued monthly. The full amount of each donation will be sent. The diocese pays any processing fees!
Every church is included. Our hope is that this fills a gap experienced by those churches, chapels and organizations that do not have their own online giving platform in place.
Please let us know if you have any questions or need help posting this link to your own website. Email Teresa Pinney or call (207) 772-1953 x132.
Vanco Services is an online giving company that specializes in faith-based donations. Their low-cost services are available for your church to engage independently if you find you need more timely reporting or want your donors to be able to select from multiple funds.
There are many other online giving options available to congregations besides Vanco, and we urge you to research these as well to find the best fit for your parish. Here is a list of links to these platforms that may be helpful.