Presbytery News for Clerks

Information for Clerks and Other Congregation Leaders to Know Celebration of Saints Preparations are being made for the Celebration of Saints that occurs during the Presbytery of Lake Michigan Stated Meeting each December. During this celebration, the names of all Elders who have gone to eternal glory during the past year are reported and honored. To prepare, we need your help …

Presbytery News for Treasurers

Information for Treasurers and Other Congregation Leaders to Know 2020 Per Capital Rate Set A vote during the September 14 Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan set the 2020 Per Capita rate at $35.20 per member. That rate includes $8.95 for the PC(USA) General Assembly, $3.25 for the Synod of the Covenant and $23.00 for the presbytery. The …

Climb Kalamazoo 2019

Join the adventure from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 17 at Climb Kalamazoo. Organized by First Presbyterian Church of Sturgis youth group. Cost is $25 per climber – adult or youth. Fee includes time on indoor “rock climbing” wall plus pizza and bottled water. Climb Kalamazoo is at 136 South Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Everyone who attends …

Urban Plunge 2019

Come. Serve. Learn just how amazing you are. Urban Plunge brings together youth groups from across the Presbytery of Lake Michigan for a weekend of worship, service and lots of FUN. The group gathers on Friday night, engages on Saturday in service “work” and recreation, and concludes on Sunday with worship. The event is organized by the presbytery’s Youth Strategies …

VCI Retreat 2019

Retreat planned to prepare congregations for Vital Congregations Initiative Other churches can still join the VCI journey A team of individuals preparing to facilitate the Vital Congregations Initiative within the Presbytery of Lake Michigan will host a retreat October 25-26, 2019 at Gull Lake Ministries near Richland. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday so that participants can gather for …

Updated Office Hours

Starting September 3, 2019, the Presbytery of Lake Michigan offices will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday and closed on Fridays. If the office is closed during regular hours, it may be due to an off-site meeting, errands, or staff time off. Please send an email message to office@lakemichiganpresbytery.org or leave a message at 269-381-6337 ext. …

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 …

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 …