Topics in this eDIGEST:
- NOTE: Registrations due soon for Urban Plunge Remix 2020
- AVAILABLE: Synod moving offices, offers free furniture & supplies
- SURVEY: Feedback sought as PLM thanks those who joined virtual Stated Meeting
- REGISTER: Mandatory Boundary & Ethics training scheduled October 7
NOTE: Registrations due soon for Urban Plunge Remix 2020
Urban Plunge Remix 2020 is happening this year . . . despite the pandemic.
The annual event hosted by the Youth Strategies Committee usually brings youth from across the presbytery together for a weekend of worship, service and fellowship.
This year, youth who participate in the one-day event on Saturday, November 7 will do a local service project during the day then join a virtual worship experience later in the evening. The event theme is “Inseparable” based on I Corinthians 12. Participants will get an event t-shirt and a Body (of Christ) treat bag. Click here to see a video promoting the event and here to see an agenda for the event.
- Advance registration for the event is due by Thursday, October 1. Youth leaders should click here to register their group.
- Anyone interested in joining the virtual music team for the worship program is asked to register by Friday, September 25 using this link.
- Anyone interested in helping with liturgy during worship is asked to register by October 23 using this link.
Questions about the event should be directed to Jody Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AVAILABLE: Synod moving offices, offers free furniture & supplies
Could you use office supplies? A microwave or coffee cart? Magazine rack? Coat stand? The Synod of the Covenant has desks, chairs, bookcases, supply cabinets and office supplies – all available for free – as the Synod moves its offices and downsizes.
All items must be picked up between 6 and 8 p.m. Thursday, October 1 OR Saturday, October 3 from noon to 2 p.m. All the items are in the current Synod office at 6450 Weatherfield Court, Suite 1A in Maumee, Ohio. Recipients are responsible for loading the furniture and supplies into their vehicles, and bringing their own boxes and bags to hold smaller items.
Click here to see pictures of available items and complete an online request form. Those whose claims are received first will be notified by Wednesday, September 30.
The Synod is moving from the office complex to the Kirk in the Hills in Bloomfield Hills. The move will allow the Synod to reallocate more than $300,000 from rent and associated expenses to other ministries. What’s more, the Kirk in the Hills will donate the rent it receives from the Synod to one of their mission partners.
Questions may be directed to Rev. Chip Hardwick, interim executive, at email@example.com or (309) 530-4578.
SURVEY: Feedback sought as PLM thanks those who joined virtual Stated Meeting
The second virtual Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan is in the books.
Thank you to everyone who participated and exercised patience as the presbytery met Saturday, September 19, to conduct a variety of business.
Please take a few minutes in the next day or so to fill out the Stated Meeting evaluation form – available below– so that presbytery staff and leaders can work to improve virtual meeting experiences.
REGISTER: Mandatory Boundary & Ethics training scheduled October 7
Boundary & Ethics Training is mandatory for all teaching elders active in the ministries of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan. Teaching elders, including honorably retired members and members at larger who are active with congregations, as well as Commissioned Ruling Elders and Christian educators are required to take the course.
One session of the class will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, October 7 via Zoom. Online registration is due Friday, October 2. There is no cost to attend.
To register for the class, please click here. Training materials will be sent to the email address provided during the registration process.
Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.