October 29 – November 19
Over the course of our lives, God’s Spirit can change us. As we allow it, God’s Spirit can change us and lead us away from lives of anxiety, control, and fear into lives of freedom, joy, and generosity. God’s business is transformation.
God loves us as we are, but God loves us too much to leave us as we are.
The theme of this year’s Stewardship Campaign is “Transformed and Transforming.” This theme catches several emphases of the Christian faith at this time in history. God’s Spirit transforms us, but the Spirit doesn’t stop with us. God transforms us in order that we might participate in the transformation of the world. As Genesis 12:2 puts it, “I will bless you…so that you will be a blessing.”
This is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, a movement that changed the world. The Protestant Reformation represents the great insight that God is not done with us. God has not stopped reforming and transforming the church or the world. We have already been reformed to get us to where we are now; and we are always being reformed by the Spirit of God to lead us into tomorrow.
This year’s Stewardship Campaign will begin on Sunday, October 29 (which just happens to be Reformation Sunday!), and will run for four weeks, with Stewardship Dedication Sunday taking place on Sunday, November 19. The Stewardship Committee looks forward to talking with you more about your commitment to generously support the mission and ministry of this congregation in 2018.
DEDICATION SUNDAY IS NOVEMBER 19th!
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.
Download the 2018 Pledge Card (coming soon!)
Place pledge card in the collection plate
or mail to Lewinsville Presbyterian Church,
1724 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA 22101