The Bible has a lot to say (over 2,000 verses) about the resources, however great or small, that God entrusts to each of us. The parable of the talents in Matthew 25 demonstrates how our handling of our money impacts our fellowship with God. Please know that when you give to The Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake, your offerings are carefully invested by church leaders towards the advancement of the gospel. Click here for more information
Ways to Give
Undesignated gifts automatically go into the General Fund. Other giving may be designated to the Benevolent Fund or Building Fund or to support a short-term missions team. Here are specific ways you can give:
Online Giving: We offer secure online giving for those with debit cards and credit cards. You will need an EFCCL ONLINE ACCOUNT to sign in through our EFCCL database (no cost, only takes a few minutes). Once registered, you can submit a one-time or recurring payment right away. Get started now by signing in,
or creating an EFCCL ONLINE ACCOUNT, if you don't already have one.
Offering Envelopes: These allow users to give through the Sunday offering on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. Each envelope is numbered for privacy.
To receive offering envelopes, fill out a request at the Information Center or sign up online through your EFCCL ONLINE ACCOUNT.
Electronic Banking: Check out your bank's website for instructions on how to set up periodic online giving to the church (usually at no charge). Alternatively, you can give the church permission to automatically withdraw money from your checking or savings account once or twice a month. Pick up a form at the Information Center or download and print a form (PDF) to return to the church office. You may contact the church Bookkeeper, Gwen Sankey, with any questions at: 815-459-1095 ext 312
Stock Donations: If you are interested in making a donation of stock, please contact Scott Stickfadden (Finance Team) at 815-385-4004
or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Amazon: Amazon offers an automatic donation of 0.5% for the non-profit of your choice when you shop on Amazon. Our church is one of those non-profits! To enable us to receive an automatic 0.5% at no additional cost to you, just follow the directions below:
- Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
- From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
- Or you man click the following link to be taken directly to our EFCCL page on Amazon Smile: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3166057
Online giving capabilities are offered to the congregation as a convenience. The Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake (EFCCL) cautions individuals not to go into any kind of debt from online giving to the church. A percent of your online gift will be taken as a fee by your credit card company. Fee percentages vary from one company to another.
*IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR DONATING ONLINE TO A MISSION TRIP:
Please note that when you choose to donate to a mission trip online, you MUST select the correct account/fund from the dropdown menu (i.e. "Mssn Red Lake" for Red Lake). If you do not, your donation will be applied to General Fund. Please also specify WHO you are donating to in the comment section - located below the account dropdown menu.
Online giving capabilities are offered to the congregation as a convenience. The Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake (EFCCL) cautions individuals not to go into any kind of debt from online giving to the church. A percentage of your online gift will be taken as a fee by your credit card company. Fee percentages vary from one company to another.
As of December 2014, we have temporarily disabled payments via PayPal accounts due to processing issues. Payments via credit or debit card are still accepted.