Frequently Asked Questions

How do I donate online?
On this page, click the “Donate Now” button. On the secure webpage that follows, enter in the amount of the donation you’d like to make.

Are there any costs associated with donating to OSLC?
There are no costs to contributors making a donation online and the amount donated is all that is debited. Our Savior’s is charged 2%+ for credit card contributions received; if you would like to add an amount to cover that cost, you may include that.

Will my donation be tax deductible?
If you provide your Name and Address while submitting your online donation and if the donation meets IRS guidelines, it will be tax deductible. If you choose to donate anonymously (without providing your name and address), it will not be tax deductible. A statement of giving will be sent to all non-anonymous donors at the end of year for their financial records and for tax purposes.

Is donating online secure?
Yes. VANCO uses state-of-the-art encryption services to insure the highest level of security for all donations.

If I should choose to give via credit card, what credit cards are accepted?
OSLC will accept donations via Visa, Mastercard, and Discover credit cards.

Are there any other options for online giving other than Credit or Debit Cards?
Yes, OSLC also offers “Simply Giving,” a program from Thrivent Financial offering electronic bank or credit card draft on a one-time or recurring basis. You may sign up to have your donation processed on a weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly basis. To take part in this easy plan, contact the church office.

Who can I contact if I should have any issues or additional questions?
Please call 815-399-0531 for Jenni Ripplinger, Bookkeeper, or email her at

OSLC is committed to maintaining your trust and confidence. For detailed information on our online privacy policy and how it protects and secures the personal information you provide to our ministry online, please click on the link directly below.

OSLC Privacy Statement