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Big Tent

Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri • July 6–8

Join Presbyterians from around the country at Big Tent! This year’s theme emphasizes the hope of the Gospel and its power to transform society in our cultural context, marked by anxiety, racial division, political animosity and economic inequality. Let’s come together and engage the Church in its mission of justice-making and peace.


December 18, 2017
December 18, 2017

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  • Partnership and Discipleship, the Warp and Woof of our Emerging Ministry Plan November 12, 2017
    Weavers set up looms with long threads called warp. Then with a shuttle weave a woof thread across the warp. The warp and woof form the woven fabric. Unwoven, they are only strands of thread. When naming our core values this spring, Presbytery of Lake Michigan's Leadership Team began with following Jesus (discipleship) and partnership, […]
  • Running on Fumes October 16, 2017
    While driving home the other day my car alert sounded.  I looked at the dashboard, and to my surprise the gas gauge was blinking. Yikes! My mind was on a million other things, in input from the day.  I had started out that morning with a partial tank of gas, enough to fulfill my duties […]
  • Pruning September 15, 2017
    "Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit."  John 15:2My dad was a Presbyterian minister.  When he retired on disability my parents moved into the Woods Home, a lovely home gifted by a wealthy banker for retired Presbyterian ministers.  The home was divided into three apartments. Rev. and Mrs. Byers lived […]