Gone soon will be the days when the donation plate passed along the pews guilting the most tight-fisted Methodist to plunk down a few quarters on Sunday morning. More and more church coffers are being filled electronically through online payment tools and most recently, an electronic donation kiosk in the vestibule. The company Secure Give is featured in an article published in the Christian Science Monitor. Founded in 2003 by Pastor Marty Baker who felt that "...American culture [was] quickly moving away from doing business with cash and checks and it was time for the local church to investigate new ways of resourcing God's work." Our parent church, The Monastery has been accepting donations via credit/debit cards since 1999, disbursing the contributions to charitable organizations throughout the world.