October 29 – November 19, 2017
The Stewardship Committee – is pleased to report that the 2018 pledge campaign resulted in 181 pledges totaling $1.31 million (an increase of $55,000 over last year), which amount included approximately $8,000 in per capita assessment pledges. The church received 105 increased pledges (average increase of 14.7%) and 19 new pledges. The Committee wishes to express its gratitude to Pastor Scott as well as Jeanne Melone and Sandy Albrecht in the church office, for their efforts in support of the campaign, and to the entire congregation for its overwhelmingly positive response to this year’s campaign.
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
MINUTES FOR STEWARDSHIP
November 19, 2017 – Mike Deese
November 12, 2017 – David Foster
November 5, 2017 – Abbey Conley
October 29, 2017 – Linda Bender
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 2018 Per Capita amount is for 2018 is $39.91 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 $39.91 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
Place pledge card in the collection plate
or mail to Lewinsville Presbyterian Church,
1724 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA 22101