The next Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, September 19, via electronic meeting technology.

The docket includes a sermon delivered by the Rev. Chris Roseland, PC(USA) Lead Mission Engagement Advisor for the North Region, and comments from the Rev. Chip Hardwick, transitional executive for the Synod of the Covenant.

Also during the meeting, presbytery members will celebrate the retirement of the Rev. Jeffrey Carlson from First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek and examine three candidates for ordination.

Stated Meeting training session

Consider registering to attend the Stated Meeting training session at 2:30 p.m. Monday, September 14. The session will include some basic Zoom webinar info BUT it also will allow people to experience what a webinar involves, verify that their devices can connect correctly AND practice some of the logistical points involved with making comments and voting during the virtual meeting. Use the link below to register by September 12 for the training session. After that date, registered participants will be sent a unique link to access the training webinar.

Meeting Registration now open

Teaching elders, designated elder commissioners and ruling elders assigned voting rights to balance the rolls need to register for the Zoom webinar session by clicking below between now and Friday, September 12. After that date, registered participants will be sent a unique link that must be used to access the meeting space where dialogue and voting will happen. Please keep the link code in a safe place as it is unique to each individual; without this unique code individuals will not be able to connect to the meeting.

Everyone else who wishes to view the meeting will be asked to watch via a live-stream broadcast. Details about how to access that link will be distributed by September 12.

Teaching elders who are unable to attend the September 19 virtual meeting should remember to request an excused absence by using the link below.


The preliminary meeting docket and packet materials will be available on the presbytery website and in the Presbytery Records folder by Saturday, September 5, so that participants may review the information and print copies for themselves. The final docket and materials will be available by Saturday, September 12.  The presbytery will NOT provide any printed packets for this meeting.

Orientation for newly designated commissioners

Orientation for any new designated commissioners – both ruling elders and teaching elders – will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, September 17, via a Zoom meeting. Registration information for this session will be sent directly to these individuals.