Boundary Training 2019

The Presbytery of Lake Michigan mandates boundary training for all teaching elders active in the presbytery’s ministries. This includes teaching elders who are honorably retired, members at large, commissioned ruling elders and Christian educators. The next class will be offered Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 321 West South Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.  There is …

Job Posting: Seeking Treasurer in Paw Paw

First Presbyterian Church of Paw Paw seeks an experienced bookkeeper/accountant First Presbyterian Church of Paw Paw seeks an experienced bookkeeper/accountant to support the office of Treasurer.  Church Windows experience a plus; 10-12 hours per week.  Send resumes to:  firstpres1@btc-bti.com, or call (269) 657-3111 for more information.   Website: http://www.pawpawpres.org/ Position Type: Part-time Job Posted: July 2019 Looking for other job openings in the …

Job Posting: Seeking Pianist/Organist in Benton Habor

Fairplain Presbyterian Church of Benton Habor seeking Pianist/Organist A candidate should demonstrate advanced sight-reading skill in piano playing. Previous experience in organ playing is appreciated, but not required. She/he should be available regularly on Sunday mornings 8:30 am-10:45 am throughout the year (12 months) AND on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm from September through the first week in June for Chancel Choir rehearsals.   Interested …

Presbytery Coordinating Bulk Order of Planning Calendars

The Presbytery of Lake Michigan is coordinating a bulk order of the September 2019 – December 2020 planning calendars that PC(USA) will publish in August. The list price is $14.95 per copy. By placing a bulk order and sharing the shipping cost, we reduce the cost to $9.00 per copy. Orders will be due via the on-line form available at the …

New FCC regulations affect wireless sound systems

If your church uses a wireless sound system, check to see on what frequencies the microphones are running. You can do that by asking the sound person or looking at the band itself. If the microphones have a 600MHz (megahertz) band running in the 617-652 MHz and 663-698 MHz frequencies in particular, then you must cease using it by July …

Fall Sabbath Retreat for Pastors

A Time of Rest, Renewal, & Worship “In quietness and trust shall be your strength.” –Isaiah 30:15 Information: Registration is now open for the Fall Sabbath Retreat at St Francis Retreat Center (DeWitt, MI) on October 28-29, 2019, Monday noon to Tuesday noon. This retreat is for Pastors in Presbyteries of Detroit, Lake Huron, and Lake Michigan This retreat will not have …

2019 Stewardship Kaleidoscope

The Presbytery of Lake Michigan encourage folks from the presbytery to attend this if they are able. How Can You Vitalize Your Ministry Through Holy Currencies? Keynoter: The Rev. Dr. Eric H.F. LawYou can help your ministry become sustainable, grow and thrive through what Dr. Law calls “Holy Currencies” At this year’s Stewardship Kaleidoscope conference, he will explore how the …

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 …