Presbytery Coordinating Bulk Order of the Book of Order

The presbytery is coordinating a bulk order of the 2019-2021 Book of Order that PC(USA) recently published. Orders and payment are due by Friday, August 30. By placing a bulk order and sharing the shipping fees, we reduce the cost from $10 per paperback copy to $8 per copy. Orders will be accepted via an on-line form available on the …

Sept 14 Stated Meeting Registration Now Open

The next Stated Meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 14 at Fairplain Presbyterian Church. What’s on the docket? The stated meeting will cover the following topics: Board of Pension, Peacekeeping Program, Elections of 5 members to serve as commissioners to the General Assembly next year, 2020 presbytery budget and an update on the Vital Congregations Initiative. Don’t forget to register for the …

Changes to 30-seconds Announcements

The process for 30-second announcements at the Stated Meetings of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan is changing so we can help more people learn about the exciting activities and ideas shared.These short, focused announcements now will be included in a PowerPoint presentation shown several times during each Stated Meeting and then shared later via the presbytery’s on-line presence. All information …

Boundary Training 2019

The Presbytery of Lake Michigan mandates boundary training for all teaching elders active in the presbytery’s ministries. This includes teaching elders who are honorably retired, members at large, commissioned ruling elders and Christian educators. The next class will be offered Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 321 West South Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.  There is …

Volunteer Opportunity – Campus Ministry

The Listening Post is beginning its fifth year of compassionate, non-judgmental listening on the campus of Grand Rapids Community College. Volunteers work as part of a team, with training and a flexible volunteer schedule and free parking. (You do not need to commit to every week!) The Listening Post needs volunteers on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and …

Job Posting: Seeking Treasurer in Paw Paw

First Presbyterian Church of Paw Paw seeks an experienced bookkeeper/accountant First Presbyterian Church of Paw Paw seeks an experienced bookkeeper/accountant to support the office of Treasurer.  Church Windows experience a plus; 10-12 hours per week.  Send resumes to:  firstpres1@btc-bti.com, or call (269) 657-3111 for more information.   Website: http://www.pawpawpres.org/ Position Type: Part-time Job Posted: July 2019 Looking for other job openings in the …

Job Posting: Seeking Pianist/Organist in Benton Habor

Fairplain Presbyterian Church of Benton Habor seeking Pianist/Organist A candidate should demonstrate advanced sight-reading skill in piano playing. Previous experience in organ playing is appreciated, but not required. She/he should be available regularly on Sunday mornings 8:30 am-10:45 am throughout the year (12 months) AND on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm from September through the first week in June for Chancel Choir rehearsals.   Interested …

Presbytery Coordinating Bulk Order of Planning Calendars

The Presbytery of Lake Michigan is coordinating a bulk order of the September 2019 – December 2020 planning calendars that PC(USA) will publish in August. The list price is $14.95 per copy. By placing a bulk order and sharing the shipping cost, we reduce the cost to $9.00 per copy. Orders will be due via the on-line form available at the …

New FCC regulations affect wireless sound systems

If your church uses a wireless sound system, check to see on what frequencies the microphones are running. You can do that by asking the sound person or looking at the band itself. If the microphones have a 600MHz (megahertz) band running in the 617-652 MHz and 663-698 MHz frequencies in particular, then you must cease using it by July …

Fall Sabbath Retreat for Pastors

A Time of Rest, Renewal, & Worship “In quietness and trust shall be your strength.” –Isaiah 30:15 Information: Registration is now open for the Fall Sabbath Retreat at St Francis Retreat Center (DeWitt, MI) on October 28-29, 2019, Monday noon to Tuesday noon. This retreat is for Pastors in Presbyteries of Detroit, Lake Huron, and Lake Michigan This retreat will not have …