ACTION: Join a statewide time of PRAYER vs COVID-19

Clergy across Michigan are joining together at 3 p.m. each Tuesday for a prayer call. PRAYER vs COVID-19 is a claim to hope, peace, calmness and unity as people of faith stand together to fight the coronavirus. To join the prayer time via Zoom webinar, please click this link. The password is 296251. More information about the prayer session is available …

ENJOY: Spend time relaxing on Memorial Day

The celebration of Memorial Day will look a little different this year with no parades, public gatherings or big family picnics amidst the pandemic precautions. But it is still a holiday. So the Presbytery of Lake Michigan staff will NOT respond to emails or phone calls on Monday, May 25, as we take time to rest, relax and recharge. (Remember that the presbytery …

INFO: How to obtain a tax-exempt certification letter for your congregation

Congregations applying for grants and loans to cover expenses for day-to-day operations and/or mission programs may find themselves need to provide documentation of the tax-exempt status for their congregation. This documentation is available from the Presbyterian Church (USA). To get the tax-exempt documentation for your congregation, follow these steps. Gather the proper (legal) name of your congregation or group, its mailing address, and …

As seen on Facebook: First Presbyterian Church of Niles

Posted on May 18 at 4:00 PMOur REAP group has been busy making face masks. We have been supplying a local manufacturing company, a hospital and nursing homes. I would guess our count to be well over 300 plus. If you are interested in sewing masks for this project, please contact Arlene, Carol or Jan. Posted on May 17 at …

ANNOUNCEMENT: Camp Greenwood cancels 2020 in-person summer camps

A decision to cancel the 2020 in-person summer camps at Camp Green was announced Monday, May 18 with a video that camp director Jacob Dayringer posted to the camp’s Facebook Page In the video, Jake says that the decision to cancel in-person summer camps due to the current pandemic was not an easy decision to make and “it breaks my heart.” He …

As seen on Facebook: Recent Grads of Louisville Seminary

Teresa Larson and Daniel VanBeek are both candidates under the care of the presbytery’s Commission on the Preparation for Ministry. A Facebook post by Teresa Larson said ” A happy graduation day at Louisville Seminary for Daniel Van Beek and myself!” Daniel Van Beek posted“Since Teresa Larson is being modest, she is also the recipient of The Bernice Bean and …

ACTION: Plant a Good News Garden

Groups and families across Michigan may get supplies to plan and plant a 75-square-foot garden through the new “Good News Garden” program being offered by the Plainsong Farm & Ministry near Rockford. Each participating church and household will receive a garden pack of 18 seeds and seedlings plus online garden education during the growing season from late May through late September. Also …

As seen on Facebook: Pennfield Presbyterian Church

Facebook posts by the Rev. Annemarie Kidder at Pennfield Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek sometimes include poems and references to art work. Do you find inspiration and comfort in the arts during these changing times? See below for a poem by Marge Piercy that was posted on Facebook.

NOTICE: Updated planning details for June 9 Stated Meeting

Posted on May 15, 2020. Updated on 5/22/2020 The next Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, via electronic meeting technology. Staff and presbytery leaders are working hard to develop details of how the meeting will operate. Watch for updated details each Friday between now and June 5 about the meeting …