Have you heard about “per capita?” Each year, our church contributes to both the United Church of Christ (UCC) and the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) providing basic support for their ongoing mission and ministries.
Macalester Plymouth contributes a certain amount based on the number of members we have. Each year, we ask congregation members for contributions to help offset our overall per capita obligation. Our budgeted goal is to raise $4,000 in 2018 toward the overall required amount of $10,458.
This year, we thought we should try to have some fun with this! The Finance and Stewardship Committee is planning an after church event on Sunday, August 12 to raise awareness of the need for each of us to contribute our slice of the pie to our denominations ($26 per member).
In fact, we’re inviting everyone to bring a pie to church as well as your per capita financial contribution to the cause. You can be creative! Pizza pies, quiches, and other round treats are welcome.
And, last but not least, contributors will have the chance to dunk Adam, our Lead Minister, in a dunk tank! So, mark your calendars for August 12 and don’t miss this fun and important event.
~ Dwight Johnson – Finance and Stewardship Committee