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Thank you for your interest in supporting Zion Baptist Community Church (“ZBCC”) through electronic giving. ZBCC has partnered with TelPay (www.telpay.ca) to achieve the goal of accepting electronic giving.

Already have a telpay account?

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Don't have a telpay account?

This document is meant to provide step-by-step instructions on how to:

  1. Set up a free account for yourself with TelPay (used to send payments)
  2. Confirm required details of your TelPay account
  3. Login to your new TelPay account
  4. Issue a payment to ZBCC, including retaining documentation for your personal records

We also have a printable PDF with screenshots of each step.

It is important to follow these instructions closely and contact the Treasurer, Jeremy Fuellbrandt (treasurer@zbcc.ca), should you have any difficulties with any of the steps. Missing an important piece of information (such as your envelope number) will make tracking donations for tax receipts more difficult.

Following this process from start to finish will enable you to make electronic donations to ZBCC. Once your account is created and verified the process to issue a payment is less than five minutes. For each donation you will be charged a $0.50 transaction fee, in addition to your donation, which is retained by TelPay as their fee for facilitating the service. ZBCC receives the full donation. Please keep that in mind when deciding how much you would like to give.

How to sign up:

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to www.telpay.ca
  2. Click “Log In”
  3. Click “Sign Up+”
  4. Select “Individual paying a business” then click “Sign Up+”
  5. Complete the form and in the “Telpay Biller Code” you must enter 0085047 for ZBCC. Once the form is completed click “Next”
  6. Follow any remaining prompts to complete the registration process.

Confirming your account with TelPay

Once you have completed the account creation process you will receive an email at the address you provided. This will include your account number. There will be an activation link to click where you enter your login email address and establish a new password for your account.

TelPay will ask you to provide a copy of a void cheque and a recent utility bill. These are to confirm your personal information which will be used to make payments to ZBCC.

Images of the void cheque and utility bill can be scanned or photographed and sent to online@telpay.ca. You will need to provide your account number which was provided to you in the above email.

Logging in to your TelPay account

  1. Once the above steps are complete you can login to your TelPay account by going to www.telpay.ca and clicking “Login”
  2. Enter your login and password and click “Log In+"

Issuing a payment to ZBCC

Once you have logged in to your TelPay account you need to set up ZBCC as a biller. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Click “Add a new biller”
  2. Complete the form. Under “Telpay Biller Code” you must enter 0085047. The words “Zion Baptist Community Church” should appear to confirm you have entered it correctly.
  3. Next, enter your ZBCC envelope number under “Enter your Customer Account number for this biller”. If your envelope number is 3 digits please use a zero before your envelope number so that it is entered as 4 digits. For example, if your envelope number is 123 you would enter “0123”. Then click “Add”:
  4. Congratulations! You are now set up to begin making electronic donations to ZBCC. Once you have reached this point you will not need to do the above steps over again. You simply need to login to your TelPay account and ZBCC will be set up as a biller.
  5. To issue the actual payment to ZBCC, click on “Make a payment”
  6. You will now see Zion Baptist Community church listed under “Your Billers”. Click on it
  7.  
    1. Invoice Date: This is optional and does not affect your payment in any way. If left blank, this
      will default to today’s date.
    2. Invoice #: Enter the following text to designate your donation:
      1. General: Donations to the general ZBCC budget.
      2. Capital Campaign: Donations to the Capital Campaign (building) fund.
      3. Missions Trip: Donations to an active missions trip. Please be specific here. E.g Romania Missions Trip
        To add multiple designations to a single payment, click the “+Invoice” link to the right of the “Amount $” column.
    3. Invoice Amount $: Enter the amount you wish to donate for the designation identified in the Invoice # field. Note that you need to include the decimal place and two digits after the decimal when entering the amount.
    4. Payment Date: Enter the date you wish to transfer the funds. The payment date is automatically populated but you may choose any future date you wish. Note however that it may take up to four days for the payment to be processed and received by ZBCC.
  8. Click “Accept” to confirm the payment.
  9. You are now on a confirmation screen. You may print this screen for your personal records.
  10. A confirmation email will be sent to you. Processing of payments takes up to 4 business days.

ZBCC Record Keeping

ZBCC will receive confirmation of your contribution along with a summary of the amount paid. This information will include your envelope number as entered when you processed the payment. ZBCC will use that information to enter your donation to our record keeping systems. This includes our system for accounting purposes and our system for tax receipts.

We are encouraging individuals to keep a record of what was given through TelPay in the event there are any discrepancies with their tax receipt for the year.

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