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To give by Text, simply text the amount of your gift with a dollar sign, and the name of the Fund to 617-841-8044, for example $25 Pledge.  For a list of funds, text "Funds" to the same number.

You may make an online contribution to First Church in Cambridge, either one-time or recurring, scheduled either for today or in the future, through our PCI Compliant provider, Vanco. 

If you set up a username and password, you will be able to save your banking information, and also login to see your payment history.

There are two options: making a contribution and making a pledge.  These instructions are for setting up a contribution or payment.  Pledge instructions are here for our annual stewardship pledges.

Note that if you are setting up a recurring contribution, the amount you enter should be the amount for each payment. For example, if you are setting up a recurring monthly contribution that will total $600 for the year, please enter $50 as the amount.

For each contribution, please enter the amount and purpose(s), including any notes in the memo field to the right of each amount.

  • Pledged Contribution for contributions toward your annual pledge for our church’s mission and ministry 
  • Capital Campaign -- for contributions toward your Capital Campaign pledge "for such a time as this"
  • Memorial Gift -- for contributions in memory of someone -- please indicate the person being honored in the memo field
  • Other Unrestricted Gift – for any other unrestricted contribution
  • Deacons’ Fund for use by the deacons to help those in need
  • Fall Retreat Fund -- to support church retreats
  • First Church Shelter Gift – restricted for use by our shelter
  • Flower Fund -- for Christmas poinsettias or Easter lilies -- please indicate the person(s) being honored in the memo field
  • Friday Café -- for support of our weekly Friday Café
  • Latin American Ministry Fund -- to support our ministry in Latin America
  • Night Song Contributionfor our Sunday evening music service
  • Restricted Gift – for any restricted contribution. Please include the restriction in the memo field.
  • Special Offering – for offerings such as One Great Hour of Sharing, Neighbors in Need, etc. Please be sure to include the specific offering in the memo field.
  • Youth Group Fund -- for use by our Youth Group
  • Building Use – for a building reservation (please use the memo field for details)
  • Other – for anything else -- please use the memo field to note the purpose.

You may contact Karen McArthur, Minister of Stewardship and Finance, if you wish to clarify anything further about your payment.

After entering your payment details, please click “Next.” You will then be asked for your Name, Address, Phone, Email, Bank Routing Number (a series of numbers that can be found along the bottom left of your check) and your bank account number.  Click “Process” to submit your payment.

Your contribution will be deducted from your bank account and electronically deposited into the church account. It’s convenient, efficient and entirely paperless. You will receive an automatic confirmation via email.

If you set up a recurring transaction and wish to change it, youi may log on and edit your transaction.  If you have questions, please contact Karen McArthur. If you need immediate assistance, please call the church office during regular office hours.

Contribute online now

Make your 2019 Pledge now

Thank you for your generous and faithful support of the mission and ministry of First Church in Cambridge!

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