NKPC Annual Sledding Party

Area youth can slide into some simple winter fun Sunday, February 10, as the North Kent Presbyterian Church hosts its annual sledding party from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Bertha Brock Park in Ionia. “It’s a low budget, low maintenance event to get our youth and families out having fun together,” says organizer and North Kent member Fred Adgate. …

Prayers for Churches Jan 14 2019

This week the First Presbyterian Church of Holland would like prayers … 1. of gratitude that after months of careful planning and prioritizing our renovation/construction project, with a focus on accessibility and safety, is finally underway 2. for our Associate Pastor Nominating Committee, as they continue the search for our next Associate Pastor. We have been blessed with Rev. Cully …

PC(USA) 2018 Session Annual Statistical Report

The online reporting system for the PC(USA) 2018 Session Annual Statistical Report opened on Friday, December 7, 2018. You can access the system by clicking here or typing http://oga.pcusa.org/ stats into your web browser. Workbooks are no longer being produced but the website has several links with information and suggestions for gathering information and completing the report. Please have your …

Prayers for Churches Jan. 7th 2019

This week the First Presbyterian Church of Three Rivers/Centerville would like … Prayers for continued renovations and updates to our church facilities so that we will be able to welcome people for years to come. Prayers of guidance as we continue to seek the ways that God is calling us to reach out to our neighbors in need. Prayers for …

Preparing for 2018 Session Minutes Review

Preparations are starting for the 2018 Session Minutes book reviews. Details about when and where the minute review meetings will take place this spring are still being finalized. That information will be communicated as soon as possible. Meanwhile, the checklist to help Clerks of Session prepare for the review is available now. Click ((here)) for a .pdf version of the …

Time to report 2019 Terms of Call for Ministers

It is the responsibility of each congregation to review annually the adequacy of their minister’s terms of call (Book of Order G-2.0804 Terms of Call), and to submit an accurate report to the Presbytery of Lake Michigan stating what the minster’s terms of call will be in the coming year. Two different forms are available to help you gather and …

Prayers for Churches Dec 31 2018

This week Hisperia Presbyterian Church would like prayers for … 1.) our Session, as we have recently completed our Ministry Information Form, and will be establishing a Pastoral Nominating Committee to begin the search for a regular part-time pastor.  We have been blessed with several individuals that have served us as pulpit supply over the last few months, and we are …

Prayers for Churches December 24 2018

This week the First Presbyterian Church – Kalamazoo would like prayers for … 1. Continued energy and creativity as we live into this next phase of what it means to be the Church in our community and in our world. 2. Discernment about the best ways to use the resources we have and to grow in faith, love, and service …

Per Capita & Shared Mission Payments

Make 2018 Per Capita and Shared Mission Payments and Return 2019 Declarations of Intent As the calendar year winds to a close, please take a few minutes to make sure your congregation has made its 2018 per capita and shared mission payments. Remember that the 2018 per capita rate is $28.98, which includes $7.33 for the General Assembly plus $3.25 …

Prayers for Churches Dec. 17 2018

This week the Okemos Presbyterian Church would like prayers… the third phase of our Capital Campaign, Roots and Wings. This part of the campaign is designed to retire our debt in 2021 and provide additional funds in the present moment to expand our mission outreach and programming. the congregation as they grieve for the six church members who died within …