Updated pulpit supply list and honoraria guidelines

Need someone to cover the pulpit for a week? Find individuals willing to help by checking the recently updated pulpit supply list for the Presbytery of Lake Michigan. It is available on the documents page under “Pulpit Supply” and click on the “Pulpit Supply List” link. The honoraria guidelines also were  updated recently to reflect the current IRS mileage reimbursement rate. …

Summer job opportunities with Synod’s Mobile Health Fair

Need a summer job? Apply to support the Mobile Health Fair Ministry provided by the Synod of the Covenant. Team members will travel throughout Ohio and Michigan with the Mobile Health Fair Ministry van from June 1 through August 1. All traveling expenses, including hotel accommodations and meals, are covered during work hours and health fairs. Team members are paid …

IRS Sets 2020 Mileage Reimbursement Rates

Effective January 1, 2020, the IRS mileage reimbursement rate is 57.5 cents per mile driven for business purposes. (That is down half a cent from 2019.)  The reimbursement rate set by the IRS for medical or moving purposes    is now 17 cents per mile. (That is down 3 cents per mile from 2019.) PLEASE NOTE: This rate is used by the Presbytery …

JCSTS Offers Two New Courses Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy

As people around the world pause this month to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of social justice, consider these taking one  — or both — of these courses being offered by the Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary.  Drum Major for Justice — A Certificate Program in Public Theology Dr. King said, “It may well be that …

Presbytery Coordinating Bulk Order of 2020 Lenten Devotional

A bulk order of the 2020 Lenten devotional published by Presbyterians Today is being coordinated by the Presbytery of Lake Michigan. The devotional is titled “Becoming a Beloved Community: A Matthew 25 journey to the cross.” (See below for a description of the devotional content.) Churches and individuals may place orders by using this link to complete an on-line order …

Is your church safe?

Jonesville First Presbyterian Church took steps to help keep its congregation, staff and visitor safe in all kinds of situations. Members of the Safe Church Committee worked for more than a year to develop a nine-page, detailed plan to keep people safe during a variety of emergency situations. Their pastor, the Rev. Lynne McQuown, and Dr. Raymond Steel wrote an …

Dorothy Day documentary focus of Jan. 15 premier event

How to describe Dorothy Day? Grandmother, anarchist, prophet, journalist, pacifist, saint? The FBI once considered her a threat to national security. Now the Catholic Church is considering her for sainthood.  REVOLUTION OF THE HEART: The Dorothy Day Story A viewing and panel discussion with acclaimed documentarian Martin Doblmeier7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020at Ascension Borgess Hospital, Lawrence Education Center, …

Presbytery Office Holiday Hours

The Presbytery of Lake Michigan offices will be closed from Tuesday, December 24, 2019 through Thursday, January 2, 2020. The offices will reopen at 9 a.m. Monday, January 6. Staff will check voicemails and emails periodically during this period and respond as appropriate. If there is an emergency, please contact either Rev. Fran Lane-Lawrence or Rev. Cal Bremer, transitional co-leaders. …

Information documented for PLM Members

There were requests during and after the December 3 Stated Meeting of the Presbytery to provide a written report of information presented about various topics, including the budget, the dissolution of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan Foundation, compensation, transparency with regards to documents, and the transitional process within the presbytery. As a result of those requests, a document was compiled …

2020 Budget adopted by presbytery

Every budget rises out of a context and reflects the values and goals of the institution for which the budget is prepared. And it is no different with the 2020 budget adopted by the Presbytery of Lake Michigan during its December 3, 2019 Stated Meeting. The 2020 Budget represents an investment in the collaboratively development ministry priorities that grew from …