CINCINNATI, Ohio — Due to the restrictions placed on congregations meeting together at this time, we will not be able to have face-to-face meetings this year for the two Holy Days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. This requires a change in how the Holy Day offerings are handled in the U.S.A. this year. May we suggest three ways in which you can conveniently make your Holy Day offerings?
Many members already use our website’s online donation page at donate.ucg.org to give their Holy Day offerings when they are not able to be at those services—as well as their regular tithes and offerings. This will be available again this year. We will add the First Day of Unleavened Bread and the Last Day of Unleavened Bread to the donation page on March 30 of this year. These two funds will remain on the page until April 24, so you will be able to make your Holy Day offerings online, if you prefer.
If you use the online option, please note the following:
a) Please include your PIN (the number that begins with “U” on your green Holy Day offering envelopes, just above your name and address.) This greatly speeds up the processing here at the home office. When a PIN is omitted, it requires extra work on the part of the personnel here at the home office to ensure the donation is being credited to you.
b) To optimize your offering, please use the “Online eCheck” option, which is the same as writing a check for your offering—because using your credit card for payment costs the Church around 3% of the donation amount to process.
Banking Bill Payment
Others may choose to use a “bill pay” service through their bank. Again, if you choose to pay this way, in the section for your “account number” please list your PIN and then, in addition, put H1 (First Day of Unleavened Bread) or H2 (Last Day of Unleavened Bread) after your PIN. This will help us credit the correct fund for your donation receipt.
Sent by Mail
For those who choose to mail their Holy Day offerings, please use the green Holy Day offering envelopes which were mailed to you earlier. Please use a separate check and envelope for each Holy Day offering. You will then need to place these envelopes into another carrier envelope and mail to the following address:
United Church of God – HDO, P.O. Box 541027, Cincinnati, OH 45254-1027
Thank you for your cooperation during these extraordinary times we find ourselves in this year.
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