Everyone is invited to Hesperia Presbyterian Church for the Dedication Ceremony of our new barrier-free addition on Thursday June 08, 2017. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 P.M. with refreshments following. Please join in thanking God with us at the completion of this new tool for ministry.
Everyone is invited to North Kent Presbyterian Church on Sunday morning June 18, 2017. The 10:00 A.M. Morning Worship Service will include a Dedication and Commissioning for the staff serving at Camp Greenwood this summer. If you are unable to come, please join in prayer for this vital ministry.
Guest Speaker – Dr. Douglas Kindschi, Director of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute at Grand Valley State University
The Rev. Dr. Leanne Van Dyk, President Columbia Seminary will bring the message
Offering will be received for New Life Lansing Korean Presbyterian Church
A sermon delivered to the Presbytery of Lake Michigan on
March 11, 2017
by the Rev. Sarah Schmidt-Lee
Good morning all! It’s good to be with you today.
I’ve had a friend from college visiting with me this week, and it’s been delightful to catch up with her–to find out what has been going on in her life, and share what’s been happening in mine, and also to reminisce about our college days, which were nearly 20 years ago, now.
As I’ve been preparing for this sermon, I’ve been thinking a lot about a particular experience I had in college. It was at a worship service I attended most weeks. This was a student-led service, not affiliated with any church or campus organization–just a couple kids with a guitar and a violin and a drum who started getting together to pray. It started with about 10 friends and quickly blossomed to over 100 students, so they asked to use the sanctuary of a church on campus so that this large group of students could continue to meet to worship at 10pm every Thursday night.
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Release Fear Kindle Hope
May 18, 2017 9:30am -3:30pm
Fellowship Chapel, 7707 W Outer Drive, Detroit, Michigan
|48 years ago in Detroit Michigan, black people assembled for the National Black Economic Development Conference issued the Black Manifesto: a challenge to Christian churches and Jewish synagogues to pay reparations for centuries of victimization. They developed a list of specific initiatives to heal systemic racism in our country, and pinpointed religious communities as those who were morally equipped to lead this task. Most of the initiatives were not taken up.
Nearly 50 years later, we find ourselves in a situation where slavery continues to be enforced through mass incarceration of our black youth. Despite the Civil Rights Movement, and the amazing and costly leadership of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., disparities continue to exist for people of color, affecting black Americans, First Nation people, hispanics and other immigrants, Muslims and other religions, and the LGBTQ community.
As Christian leaders, we are called to address systemic racism and bring about healing. In this workshop, join with other community members in an examination of the Black Manifesto as a catalyst for developing specific action strategies to repair racism today. We will be led by keynote speaker Rev. Wendell Anthony of Fellowship Chapel in Detroit, and esteemed panelists to bring our faith to bear as witnesses to and healers of injustice. The workshop is designed to shape initiatives that will enable participants to truly become repairers of the breach, and make the streets safe for all of our children to live in.
10:00 Welcome and prayer
11:30 small group processing
2:30 small group action planning
3:15-3:30 closing and evaluations
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Vice Moderator for Peace and Justice