Per Member Asking
Per Member Askings - $12.50 per member
The Presbytery of the Alleghenies celebrated its 5th year at the Stated Meeting in September 2016. Since our inception, we have grown from 15 churches to 72 churches. WOW! As you can imagine, this kind of growth presents many opportunities and challenges. More and more churches are seeking assistance from the Presbytery. The workload of leadership is constantly growing. We continue to pursue church planting opportunities and our Engage 2025 mission project in Sierra Leone.
At our last stated meeting, the presbytery approved the budget for 2017. This budget included an increase in the per member asking (PMA) – from $10 to $12.50. While this is a significant percentage increase, it is still the lowest PMA of all EPC presbyteries, but this is possible only if all churches participate – and this includes transitional members as well as full members.
We want to continue to support each other and to develop into a the kind of presbytery we envisioned 4 years ago – networked in ministry, focused on church planting, and missionally-minded – it will require all of the POA churches, including Transitional Member churches, to participate fully, and this includes financially.
Payments for “per member asking” should be made to “Presbytery of the Alleghenies” and mailed to:
Mr. Neil Zampella
Presbytery of the Alleghenies
703 South Pittsburgh Street
Connellsville, PA 15425-4021
Please give prayerful consideration to your financial support.
Engage 2025 Project – Sierra Leone
The EPC World Outreach missions agency has launched an initiative called Engage 2025. The idea is that each of the EPC presbyteries engage in an unreached Muslim people group – establishing the church and a strong Christian influence in each of the areas by the year 2025. The Presbytery of the Alleghenies has begun already, focusing on adopting two villages in the northern region of Sierra Leone – Fintonia and Rokassa.
Sierra Leone is located on the west coast of Africa – south of Guinea and west of Liberia
SL is slightly larger than South Carolina in territory and has a population of approximately 4.7 million people, most of whom are children and youth, as the average life expectancy is only 35 years
Was a British colony for many years and a location where freed slaves were sent from all over the world (hence the name of the capital is Freetown). So there remains a strong British influence in the culture. (click here to read more)
If you want to give financially, simply follow the instructions on the donation form. If you need additional information, contact Neil Zampella at email@example.com.