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Old 01-23-2011, 11:02 PM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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ARLINGTON, Virginia (Reuters) Brie Hall felt awkward the first few times she passed the collection basket at her Catholic church without tossing in a donation envelope.

But it is more convenient to give her gift to God by direct debit from her checking account.

Church collection plates may go empty as electronic giving rises - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110123/us_nm/us_churches_donations;_ylt=AiZhxuTdcRQZxMO0iiJR6Ll vzwcF;_ylu=X3oDMTJpdTdyNjVwBGFzc2V0A25tLzIwMTEwMTI zL3VzX2NodXJjaGVzX2RvbmF0aW9ucwRwb3MDMTMEc2VjA3luX 3N1YmNhdF9saXN0BHNsawNjaHVyY2hjb2xsZWM- - broken link)
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:47 PM
Location: Northern Va. from N.J.
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Many churches depend on weekly collections to pay the bills, you get a rough winter with snow where many might miss church on consecutive Sunday it could make it difficult for a church to pay its bills, having automatic deductions for church solves this problem .
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