New Pulpit Supply Documents Uploaded

Check the Documents page for new file versions of the “Pulpit Supply List” and “Honorarium Guidelines” files that is under the “Pulpit Supply” header.

Applications sought for contract pastor & church administrator

Applications now are being accepted from individuals interested in serving as contract supply pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Schoolcraft and church administrator at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings. Seeking Contract Supply Pastor in Schoolcraft Session members in Schoolcraft seek someone to deliver Sunday sermons, provide some pastoral care, respond via phone to urgent events, perform some administrative duties and, …

Applications sought for 2020 GA Commissioners and YAAD

Applications now are being accepted from individuals interested in serving as commissioners for the Presbytery of Lake Michigan during the 224th annual PC(USA) General Assembly scheduled June 20-27, 2020 in Baltimore, MD.  The presbytery will elect two teaching elder commissioners, two ruling elder commissioners and one Young Adult Advisory Delegate. A copy of the commissioner application is available here, and …

NKPC Annual Sledding Party

Area youth can slide into some simple winter fun Sunday, February 10, as the North Kent Presbyterian Church hosts its annual sledding party from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Bertha Brock Park in Ionia. “It’s a low budget, low maintenance event to get our youth and families out having fun together,” says organizer and North Kent member Fred Adgate. …

Prayers for Churches Jan 14 2019

This week the First Presbyterian Church of Holland would like prayers … 1. of gratitude that after months of careful planning and prioritizing our renovation/construction project, with a focus on accessibility and safety, is finally underway 2. for our Associate Pastor Nominating Committee, as they continue the search for our next Associate Pastor. We have been blessed with Rev. Cully …

PC(USA) 2018 Session Annual Statistical Report

The online reporting system for the PC(USA) 2018 Session Annual Statistical Report opened on Friday, December 7, 2018. You can access the system by clicking here or typing http://oga.pcusa.org/ stats into your web browser. Workbooks are no longer being produced but the website has several links with information and suggestions for gathering information and completing the report. Please have your …

Prayers for Churches Jan. 7th 2019

This week the First Presbyterian Church of Three Rivers/Centerville would like … Prayers for continued renovations and updates to our church facilities so that we will be able to welcome people for years to come. Prayers of guidance as we continue to seek the ways that God is calling us to reach out to our neighbors in need. Prayers for …

Preparing for 2018 Session Minutes Review

Preparations are starting for the 2018 Session Minutes book reviews. Details about when and where the minute review meetings will take place this spring are still being finalized. That information will be communicated as soon as possible. Meanwhile, the checklist to help Clerks of Session prepare for the review is available now. Click ((here)) for a .pdf version of the …

Time to report 2019 Terms of Call for Ministers

It is the responsibility of each congregation to review annually the adequacy of their minister’s terms of call (Book of Order G-2.0804 Terms of Call), and to submit an accurate report to the Presbytery of Lake Michigan stating what the minster’s terms of call will be in the coming year. Two different forms are available to help you gather and …

Prayers for Churches Dec 31 2018

This week Hisperia Presbyterian Church would like prayers for … 1.) our Session, as we have recently completed our Ministry Information Form, and will be establishing a Pastoral Nominating Committee to begin the search for a regular part-time pastor.  We have been blessed with several individuals that have served us as pulpit supply over the last few months, and we are …