Give

Paypal/ Venmo
Who do I make my check payable to?

Please make checks payable to:
Christian Layman Church.

Mail to:
CLC Admin Office
2550 Ninth St. #206
Berkeley, CA 94710

Can I get a tax receipt for cash donations?

Yes. Place your cash donation together with a communication card in the offering bag. Fill out your name, address, and donation amount to insure accuracy for the year-end receipt.

Can I donate via Venmo?

Venmo option is available if you have the Venmo app installed on your mobile devices.

There have been some platform changes, so please review Venmo's online instructions here and then follow the steps below (updated October 2020):

Get Set Up:

  • Install the Venmo app on your mobile device
  • Please UPDATE so you have latest version
  • Open the menu and select "Settings" to enable online purchases
  • When complete, click "Done"

Start Donation:

  • On your mobile device, open up Safari
  • Navigate back to this "GIVE" page
  • Click on the PayPay/Venmo button at the top of the page to start the donation process
  • Fill out donation details and click the PAYPAL button

Complete Transaction:

  • You should be redirected to a screen that has BOTH PayPal and Venmo as payment options
  • Click Venmo and complete your donation!

Thank you!

Can I donate using text?

Yes. "TEXT" your giving amount to 1-510-876-4900. As your text message, enter the amount in USD you wish to donate and follow the prompt directions.

Can I donate stocks or other assets?

Yes, stock donations are accepted. There may be tax advantages to donating stocks with capital gains directly to the church vs. selling the stock personally and donating the proceeds. Please contact Lynn for details.

What's an e-Check?

An electronic check works just like a regular (printed) check - except you don't need to sign and send it to us in the mail. You can also set up a recurring donation (e.g., monthly tithe).

What is the difference between donating through PayPal and PayPal Giving Fund (PPGF)?

PayPal

  • Donation Receipt: CLC issues receipt at year-end
  • Recurring Donations: Yes, you can set it and forget it! Each month PayPal will do the paperwork for you.
  • Fees: 2.2% + $0.30 per credit card transaction (incurred by CLC)

PPGF

  • Donation Receipt: PPGF issues receipt - please email receipt to Lynn to reconcile
  • Recurring Donations: No, you need to remember to come back here each month to donate
  • Fees: No fees. All of your donation goes to CLC.

Who do I make my check payable to?

Please make checks payable to:
Christian Layman Church.

Mail to:
CLC Admin Office
2550 Ninth St. #206
Berkeley, CA 94710

Can I get a tax receipt for cash donations?

Yes. Place your cash donation together with a communication card in the offering bag. Fill out your name, address, and donation amount to insure accuracy for the year-end receipt.

Can I donate via Venmo?

Venmo option is available if you have the Venmo app installed on your mobile devices and have opted-in to make purchases.

Can I donate using text?

Yes. "TEXT" your giving amount to 1-510-876-4900. As your text message, enter the $ amount you wish to donate and follow the prompt directions.

Can I donate stocks or other assets?

Yes, stock donations are accepted. There may be tax advantages to donating stocks with capital gains directly to the church vs. selling the stock personally and donating the proceeds. Please contact Lynn for details.

What's an e-Check?

An electronic check works just like a regular (printed) check - except you don't need to sign and send it to us in the mail. You can also set up a recurring donation (e.g., monthly tithe).

What is the difference between donating through PayPal and PayPal Giving Fund (PPGF)?

PPGF issues receipt - please email receipt to Lynn to reconcile
No, you need to remember to come back here each month to donate
Yes, you can set it and forget it! Each month PayPal will do the paperwork for you.
2.2% + $0.30 per credit card transaction (incurred by CLC)
CLC issues receipt at year-end
PayPal
PPGF
Recurring Donations
Fees
No fees.
All of your donation goes to CLC.
Donation Receipt
Thank you and God bless your giving.