First Congregational Church now has an option to receive your financial gifts by text message. The text-to-donate number is (650) 459-0688. Instructions for giving by text message are below, and you may contact the FCCPA Office (650-856-6662) for additional assistance.
Texts must be sent with two pieces of information: a gift fund keyword or "giving code" and a dollar amount (whole dollars/numbers only). Below are our main giving codes, with sample donation amounts. Other giving codes may be activated for special giving opportunities.
Text Message Giving Code + Amount
Donates to which Giving Fund?
$215 to General Operating Fund
$500 to current Stewardship Campaign
$730 to Capital Campaign 2016
$100 to Friends of Music
$250 to Immigrant Accompaniment
$50 to Hotel de Zink
$25 to UCC-Christmas Fund
$1200 to UCC-Disaster Relief
$10 to UCC-Neighbors-in-Need
$15 to UCC-One Great Hour of Sharing
$20 to UCC-Strengthen the Church
Note: Giving codes contain letters only. Any number in the text message will be translated as the dollar amount of your donation. Text donations with an unrecognizable or missing giving code will default to the Operating Fund.
If this is your first time donating to FCCPA by text, you will receive a link to input your credit/debit card or bank account information. After the first text, your payment information will be remembered with your mobile number.
Whenever you send a text donation, you will be asked to confirm your donation. For example: "Reply YES to give $50 to General Fund from your account." Once you confirm, you will receive a confirmation text. For example: “Success! Thank you for your gift of $50 to General Fund. You will receive an email confirming your gift to your email address."