Stated Presbytery Meeting – Sept 14

The next Stated Meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 14 at Fairplain Presbyterian Church (210 West Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI 49022). Church’s phone number is (269)925-0041.

Registration is now open for the Sept 14 Stated Meeting!

What’s on the docket?

The Board of Pensions, The International Peacekeeping Program, Election, 2020 Presbytery Budget & Vital Congregations

  • Board of Pension 
    Learn about new offerings from the PC(USA) Board of Pensions during the keynote address by the Rev. Dr. Doug Portz, Senior Consultant.
  • Peacekeeping Program
    Jeff Bamenjo, coordinator of RELUFA, the Network for the Fight Against Hunger, a Joining Hands partner of the Presbyterian Hunger Program in Cameroon, will share information.
  • Election of one (1) Young Adult Advisory Delegate, two (2) ruling elders, and two (2) teaching elders to serve as commissioners to the 224th PC(USA) General Assembly June 20-27, 2020 in Baltimore. 
  • First reading of the 2020 presbytery budget
  • An update on the Vital Congregations Initiative that the presbytery will begin in January.

Worship Offering goes to Hands & Feet

Hands & Feet is an initiative to highlight and strengthen local and national efforts by the PC(USA) to facilitate change and communicate God’s love.

Changes to 30-seconds Announcements

In an effort to better inform people about exciting activities and ideas, the Presbytery is presenting those 30-second announcements as a PowerPoint presentation that will be shown several times during the Stated Meeting.

Lunch Reservations

Lunch will be turkey salad OR vegetarian Nicoise salad. Both include sliced tomatoes, rolls, fruits and homemade desserts. Cost is $8 per person.

Lunch reservations are due by noon Thursday, September 5. Payment should be sent by Monday, September 9, to the Presbytery of Lake Michigan at 1511 Helen Avenue, Portage, MI 49002. If you pay at the meeting, bring cash or a check payable to Fairplain Presbyterian Church.

If you do NOT order a lunch by September 5, there may not be one available for you.

Honorably retired teaching elders will receive a special mailed invitation to lunch with the Board of Pensions. Please follow the RSVP instructions in the invitation.

Register for the meeting and lunch!

This link is also where you reserve your 30-second announcement time.

Childcare available if registered
Childcare for those six years and younger available to those who register by noon Thursday, September 5 and provide the names and ages of the children coming.

If you would like to request time on the docket or an information table, please use the online Docket Request Form.

Prepare for the meeting by downloading the Current Presbytery Packet

Can’t make it to the meeting?

Please fill out the form to get an excused absence.

Questions? Please send an email to
We look forward to seeing you there!

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