Church Record Reading 2020 Updates

2020-2021 Presbyterian Planning Calendar

Statistical Entry Deadline Next Thursday!

2019 Online Statistical Entry Is Open

Internal Revenue Service 2019 Optional Standard Mileage Rate Announced

Internal Revenue Service 2019 Optional Standard Mileage Rate Announced

The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2019, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

  • 58 cents per mile driven for business use, up 3.5 cents from the rate for 2018,
  • 20 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, up 2 cents from the rate for 2018, and
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations.

More information and details from the IRS here.

2018 Online Statistical Entry Opens December 7!


Deadline for churches to enter was Thursday, February 14, 2019

Last day the statistics entry option will be available for presbyteries is Monday, March 4, 2019

Please contact Betsi Moise at [email protected] for help!

Every year, the Presbytery of Philadelphia assists churches in entering their statistical information into the PC(USA) online program. The most asked question regarding statistics is “Why?”

Session Records and Statistics mark the rhythms and seasons of the life of a congregation. The heartbeat of each member, past and present is recorded. From the ceremony of baptism to the celebration of life memorial services, we lift up every saint. They have become an integral thread in the tapestry of our story, connected as a people whose hope is in Jesus Christ. We use our statistical and session record information as a means of determining future mission and ministry work within our churches and communities.  It is “Christ’s Work, Our Witness” that is reflected in our annual reporting.  

The How: Changes in 2018 Online Statistical Reporting:

The first thing each church will notice is the format has changed. Below are links to instructions with the new statistical reporting format for English, Spanish and Korean:

In addition to reported statistics this year, the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) will also have supplemental questions as part of the year-end statistical process. Unlike the statistical section, which are mandated by the General Assembly and the Book of Order, the supplemental questions are optional and will not published.

PLEASE NOTE: The session needs to approve the report as early as possible after December 31, 2018. This is a session report and does not require approval at a congregational meeting.

If you need your password/sign-in or have any questions, concerns, or require other information, please contact Betsi Moise at [email protected]

Thank you Clerks for all you do!