Resources for continuing the conversations of facing racism

Because the beloved community is what God intends for us, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is engaging in an ongoing campaign to share a wealth of antiracism resources with the greater church. As part of the Facing Racism campaign, books, worship suggestions, studies, training sessions and other resources are posted here to assist Mid Councils in their work against racism. This …

Pruning the Vine in The Presbytery of Lake Michigan

“…Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit.” John 15:2b, NRSV   The vine is used as an image throughout scripture.   In John 15, when Jesus describes himself as the vine and his followers as the branches, he talks about the need of the vine to be pruned, in order that it can bear more …

Annual Statistics

The on-line statistical reporting system for the PCUSA 2017 Session Annual Statistical Report will become available on Friday, December 1, 2017. The address is http://oga.pcusa.org/stats    Workbooks, which are already available, can be found online for download from this same link.  A copy of the workbook is attached for your convenience.  Please have your Sessions approve the statistical report as soon after December 31, 2017 as is possible. THE …

October Birthdays

Linda Male 10 3 Joanna Bailey 10 4 Daniel Anderson 10 5 Lynn Barger Elliott 10 5 Scott Scheel 10 8 Margie Osborn 10 9 Shirley Paxton 10 9 Douglas Nettleton 10 11 Christian W. Matthews 10 12 Polly Wild 10 14 Jill VanderWal 10 15 Clyde Mottor 10 16 Kathy Clark 10 17 Mark Jennings 10 17 C. Lee …

Keeping Faith

LOUISVILLE – Keeping Faith, the video stories from Tony De La Rosa, Interim Executive Director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Click here to go the the ‘Keeping Faith’ video stories

Jobs in the Presbytery of Lake Michigan

9/5/2017 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DIRECTOR VACANCY UNITED CHURCH OF BIG RAPIDS 120 S. State Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307 To provide dynamic direction, support, coordination and growth to the Pre-Kindergarten – High School Christian Education program at United Church Big Rapids (UCC & Presbyterian USA). This position may be expanded in scope and employment hours to include other adult Christian Education …