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  • Experiencing Awe and Fostering It in Others July 26, 2017
    Susan Beaumont, a senior consultant with the Alban Institute, shares in her newest article research on the benefits of the human experience of awe and reflects on ways of fostering awe in people.  See the article here:  Beaumont writes how awe is inspired by beauty.  Experiences of awe draw us out of ourselves, cause us […]
  • Stories of Welcome June 15, 2017
    Rev. Dr. Leanne VanDykWELCOME was the theme of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan's June 13th meeting hosted by the Buchanan Presbyterian Church.  Dr. Leanne VanDyk, a member of Presbytery serving as president of Columbia Theological Seminary,  challenged us with Paul's charge to the Church in Rome, "Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed […]
  • "Growing Younger": Book Review May 3, 2017
    There is no greater concern in the church than the desire to attract younger families.  The Pentecost Special Offering of the PC(USA) is designated for Youth Ministries.  In 2016, this offering totaled $717,572.  The congregations of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan gave $11,572 in 2016, 40% of which remained to support ministry in the local […]

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