Christ in Crisis with Jim Wallis

Rev. Jim Wallis, in his new book Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus, suggests that a focus on eight questions asked by, or of, Jesus provide a solid compass for people of faith. “Who is my neighbor?” is a question posed to Jesus by a lawyer. Pontius Pilate inquired of Jesus, “What is truth?” What is Jesus …

Motion to Dissolve the The Presbytery of Lake Michigan Foundation

At the Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan on December 3, 2019 and at the Stated Meeting of the Presbytery on June 9, 2020, the Trustees of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan will include in the consent agenda a recommendation to the Presbytery of Lake Michigan to dissolve The Presbytery of Lake Michigan Foundation.  This notice is being …

Preliminary packet now available for December 3 Stated Meeting

The next Stated Meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3 at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church (7495 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546). Church’s phone number is (616) 942-2751. Registration and lunch reservations due by 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 26. The meeting docket, The consent agenda, Draft minutes from the September 14, 2019 Stated Meeting, and minutes from the September 5, 2019, September 14, …

Dec 3 Stated Meeting Registration is now open

The next Stated Meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3 at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church (7495 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546). Church’s phone number is (616) 942-2751. Registration is now open for the December 3rd Stated Meeting! Registration and lunch reservations due by 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 26. What’s on the docket? 2020 Presbytery Budget, a recommendation from Budget and Fiance Committee, …

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 …

Save the Date

Stated Meeting on Tuesday December 3rd The next Stated Meeting is Tuesday, December 3,at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 7495 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids, MI.  Reservations for docket time, 30-second announcement slides and informational tables are now being accepted via an online form available on the presbytery website or by clicking here. NOTE: All packet materials and 30-second announcement slides MUST be submitted by …

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 …