Per Capita is the annual amount that PCOC pays to our Presbyterian Church (USA) denomination which offsets the administrative costs for our Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly. As a connectional church, we need to maintain effective channels of communication and coordination so that our ministry as Presbyterians works well. The per capita assessment supports this process so that all area and national Presbyterian programs, missions, and ministries may function better. For 2020, our per capita rate is $39.65 per member, with most of this amount remaining in our local presbytery for ministry to our 42 local Presbyterian congregations. PCOC will pay a total of $30,173.65 by February 15, 2020 for our 761 members who were on the roll as of December 31, 2018. Many PCOC members decide to give a special gift to cover the per capita cost of their family. This helps Church of the Cross to offset our assessment. That would be: $39.65 for a single member family, $79.30 for a two-member family, $118.95 for a three-member family, and $158.60 for a four-member family, etc. You are welcome to use the envelope that is included with the regular weekly giving envelopes, an envelope that will be in our pew racks during January, or simply note “Per Capita” on the memo portion of your check.