per capita

Grace and peace to you!

It’s that time of year when we ask you to participate in paying Per Capita. Per Capita is a tangible expression of shared mission and ministry across the PC(USA). The Per Capita rate in 2022 is $40 per church member, and it is our practice to encourage every active member to donate their own Per Capita expense. The breakdown is as follows: the General Assembly portion is $8.98, the Synod portion is $4.10, and the Presbytery portion is $26.92.

The Presbytery of the Highlands’ mission is “to support and resource congregations and presbytery partners in the fulfillment of the Great Commission.” Please help by donating your $40 Per Capita to PCM.

Camp Johnsonburg

Each year over thirty youth from our church attend events at Camp Johnsonburg. All the Presbyteries of New Jersey own the J-burg Camp and Conference Center and per capita helps operate it.

Disaster Relief

When there is a disaster, the Presbyterian Church is one of the first groups to arrive with assistance. The structure that delivers the support comes from per capita paid by all Presbyterians.

Per capita financially supports the higher church councils: our presbytery (Presbytery of the Highlands), our synod (Northeast), and the PCUSA.  These levels of connectivity are one of the things that make Presbyterianism unique.  In a sense, per capita provides the glue that holds the Presbyterian Church together.  2022 per capita is $40/member.  Please remember to write “per capita” in the memo line or pay online.