One question though , I only pay bills at home, but I use my lap top. I thought this would be safe if I was doing it from home. How do I know if my wireless network is set up with WPA2 security?
The security used for the wireless connection can be determined from either the router's management interface or the laptop's network configuration settings.
The router's management interface is usually accessed using a web browser connecting to a preconfigured address (often 192.168.0.1). If you have the router setup instructions, they should tell you how to configure the security level.
On the laptop, you'll need to find the wireless connection configuration menu. I have never used a Mac, so I can't help there. On Windows 7, the path is Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Wireless Network Connection > Wireless Properties > Security The path will vary a bit depending on the Windows version, but it should be somewhat similar to the above. If you have a wireless icon on the system tray, you might try right-clicking on that first to see if there is a configuration option.
I don't recall the percentage, but even if it were only 2.8%, it still means that the church isn't profiting as much as it could by having people give cash or write checks. In my way of thinking, where churches should be careful about expenses, that 2.8% could be better spent elsewhere. And with the online company I was familiar with, it really did not save accounting time and effort. A goal with online tithing is/was that the church receive a family's contribution even when they did not attend Mass at that church a particular weekend, like when they went on vacation. However, at my former parish, this did not hold true. I know--blah blah boring, but since I do not like the online tithing concept, I thought I'd throw out a different perspective.