Ways to Give

Ways to Give


Fee Notice:  

E-checks are free to the church.  On the payment page, click the down arrow by “Account Type” and choose checking to enter your checking routing and account numbers.

Credit and debit card transactions are assessed a 3% fee. When paying by credit or debit card, you will get credit for the amount the church actually receives, less the fee. 

Make donations at your convenience in our safe and secure online format!  Choose from these 3 Easy ways to give:

1) ONLINE:  Follow the link below and then follow the prompts.

2) MOBILE:  Use the ChurchLife app on your mobile device.  Go to the Menu icon and tap “Give." (Don't have an account for the app?  Call the Parish Office at 205-933-1140.)

3) TEXT:  Text the keyword "SMOTH" to 73256.  Click the link you receive in your text message response and follow the instructions. (Text giving saves your payment method so you can quickly give again!)

4) Another way to give electronically is to set up St. Mary’s in your own bank’s on line bill pay system.  Several parishioners utilize this way of giving as they manage their other monthly financial obligations, and there are no fees to you or the church.

Give During Offering

Your generous donation will help support the wonderful programs and activities in the life of St. Mary's-on-the-Highlands.  Your donation is confidential, safe and secure.  Please indicate the type of gift in the memo line of your check.  (such as, "pledge", "altar flowers", "memorial", etc.)  If you have any questions, please contact Rhea Pelekis, Finance Director, at 205-933-1140, ext. 101. 

Stock Gifts

It may be to your advantage to donate stock that has appreciated in value to St. Mary's rather than cash.  Doing so entitles you to claim a charitable deduction in the amount of the current value of the donated stock on the day the stock is sold.  You will also avoid paying taxes on the appreciated value of the donated stock.  St. Mary's pays no capital gains tax when the stock is sold.  Prior to making a stock gift to St. Mary’s, please contact Rhea Pelekis in the parish office at (205) 933-1140 or by email.  This will ensure that I know from whom the gift is coming and that you have the current account information. 

Mailing a Donation

If you would like to mail a donation, please send to:

St. Mary's-on-the-Highlands
Attention Rhea Pelekis, Finance Director
1910 12th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL  35205

Online Memorial Gifts

To make an online Memorial Gift, choose the fund “memorial” and in the optional memo field, please type the person’s name of the memorial.


Building for Our Future Gifts

When making gifts to the Building for Our Future Campaign, please use a separate check from a gift to your regular church pledge or any other gift.


Need More Information?

Please contact Rhea at the Parish Office 933-1140 or by email.