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Per Capita is a fundamental way in which all of the nearly 10,000 congregations and mid councils of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) connect, participate and share in the work of the wider church. Per capita is the primary source of funding for the Office of the General Assembly, and is how Presbyterians mutually and equitably share the costs of coming together to discern the Spirit’s leading for the future.

: It is how Presbyterians are trained to become better ruling elders, teaching elders and deacons, and ministers.

: It is how Presbyterians are helped to discern God’s call in their lives.

: It is how Presbyterians participate in the life of the wider church by serving on General Assembly committees and commissions, regardless of distance or financial resources.

: It is how Presbyterians participate in the life of the Church universal as we commit ourselves to work and live in fellowship with “all persons in every nation” (Book of Order, G-4.0101)

All Presbyterians are called to take part in the ecclesiastical and administrative work shared by the whole church though per capita giving. The amount for 2024 is $38 per member.

Please read the article below for one pastor's thoughtful look at a reason to give the per capita amount.


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Updated: 6 days ago

Presbyters gathered for worship and work at the 14th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Northeast New Jersey on Saturday, May 18th at 9:30 AM At Osceola Presbyterian Church in Clark. Highlights of the gathering included:

 

Worship with a sermon by outgoing Co-Moderator, Pastor Doris Peterson and music with accompaniment by Rev. Barb Piercy.

 

A report from Elise Bates-Russell, Director, Johnsonburg Camp and Retreat Center, kicking off the summer camp registration season and sharing stories of lives transformed by welcome and hospitality. She also shared about the recent dedication of the Highlands Pavilion, a major part of the capital campaign. The capital campaign is nearly funded but there is still opportunity for you or your church to make a lasting impact by supporting the campaign Information and a link to the video that was shared can be found here.

 

Rev. Dan Martian and Rev. Dr. Rhonda Myers were installed as Co-Moderators of the presbytery for 2024-25. 

 

Presbyters were elected to presbytery teams and commissions, the final nominating slate can be found here. We are exceedingly grateful for all those God has called into service in the presbytery for such a time as this! We are also grateful for the faithful service of those completing terms of service including outgoing Co-Moderator, Pastor Doris Peterson. 

 

Elder Jerome Lane, Jr. shared about the congregational mission grants which the team has awarded. A listing of those can be found here.

 

A presbytery worship offering was taken in support of the clergy emergency fund. You may still donate here. When you donate, choose Stated Meeting Offering from the funds listed on the secure online giving site.

 

There was to be a presentation on changes to the insurance program through Brown and Brown that many of our churches participate in, however, because of a family situation, that was unable to happen. Video of a similar presentation may be found here on our website in the Insurance FAQs page under the Resources tab.  

 

Rev. Shelley Gardner, on behalf of COM, reminded presbyters that the deadline for completion of Boundary Training has now passed and encouraged those who need to take it to do so ASAP. Online Training is asynchronous and the 2 required courses which each take about 2 hours can be completed at any time. Link to the training is here.

 

Rev. Dr. Carrie Mitchell of the Board of Pensions was present to speak with members effected by the changes to the 2025 benefits plan. Information about the changes can be found here. Those with questions are encouraged to contact her here. Carrie hopes to meet with every pastor currently enrolled in pastors participation with the Board over the next couple weeks. Please make some time for her when she reaches out to you. 


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The church office is looking for a few volunteers of any age to take photos of Prospect people in action. Pictures of worship services (discretely of course), fellowship time, regular events or special occasions. Pictures will be used on social media, in worship, in emails and on our current and new website. If anyone can help with this, please contact Faye in the church office. A lot of fancy equipment is not needed, a phone with a camera and a steady hand would be great.

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