On September 20th, Session received plans of the Stewardship Committee for a four week drive to raise $1.1 M (or hopefully more!).
The campaign launched on Sunday, October 16, and featured inspiring sermons and personal testimonials to the mighty and powerful acts of God working through Lewinsville Presbyterian Church in, around, and beyond the McLean/Tysons neighborhood to “Make a Difference in People’s Lives.”
As this increased goal represents a step up from the Lewinsville Presbyterian Church established pattern of giving, the Stewardship committee has asked all of us to consider an increased pledge of 10% over last year. To encourage, expedite and facilitate the giving from the entire membership, the Stewardship committee reported to Session that a team of more than 40 “stewardship partners” have already committed to receive training to make personal contacts with people in our congregation. This stepped up planned giving will enable improved implementation of key missions of Lewinsville Presbyterian in 2017.
If you have not already done so, please welcome your stewardship partner into your home to share your mission stories, your excitement for the year ahead and complete your pledge soon to make a difference in people’s lives. Stepped up planned giving will enable improved implementation of key missions of Lewinsville in 2017. If you have not yet heard from one of the stewardship partners and would like to arrange for a visit, please contact the church office to initiate that process.
DEDICATION SUNDAY IS NOVEMBER 6th!
In a powerful way, the apostles told everyone that the Lord Jesus was now alive.
God greatly blessed his followers and no one went in need of anything. Acts 4.33-34 CEV
Q & A about Per Capita
At last year’s Annual Congregational Meeting, the question came up: “What is the “per capita” payment? And what is it used for?”
The “per capita” is an important feature of membership in the Presbyterian Church (USA), which supports the administrative functioning of our denomination. The following information is provided by our presbytery:
The “per capita” contribution is the designated dollar amount that is asked of each member of the Presbyterian Church (USA) as a yearly voluntary contribution. The per capita contributions remind us of the “connectional nature” of the Presbyterian Church (USA). We at Lewinsville are connected with the National Capital Presbytery (NCP), the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic, and the General Assembly. Per capita payments keep the governing bodies of the PC(USA) in operation. Per capita is used to pay for the essential administrative operation of the presbytery, the synod, and the General Assembly.
The 2016 Per Capita amount is for 2017 is $38.75 per member.
Per capita giving is distinguished from “Mission Giving” in that it is operational money needed to keep the three governing bodies of our church functional.
We are greatly appreciative when members of Lewinsville pay their per capita portion. You may make your check for $38.75 out to “Lewinsville Presbyterian Church,” and write “per capita” in the memo line. If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Scott or Mary Frase, chair of Finance.
2017 Stewardship Committee: Bob Gottke (Chair), Roy Mitchell, Michael Werner, Sallie Robinson, Pat Harger, Dan Deyo.