As seen on Facebook: First Presbyterian Church of Buchanan

The 1st Pres Green Team is caring for our environment and growing organic produce for local families. Thanks Beth Wessendorf Murphy, Marie Remington, Tom Wrasse, Boyd and Julie! Also (not pictured) Tia and Brighton Lee. The 1st Pres Green Team is caring for our environment and growing organic produce for local families. Thanks Beth… Posted by First Presbyterian Church of …

NOTICE: Presbytery plans to hold virtual Stated Meeting June 9

The next Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, via electronic platforms. That’s the decision the presbytery’s Leadership Team reached during a May 7 meeting. While specific details of how things will operate are still being determined, some details about the meeting structure, contents and preparations are set. Participants Teaching …

PROGRAM: Board of Pensions rep to answer questions for PLM members during two sessions on May 20

What programs and services are available from the Board of Pensions to support pastors and churches during the coronavirus crisis? Some options include dues relief and deferral for churches, changes to medical coverage during the pandemic, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) changes and denominational resources. Learn about these programs and services during two special Zoom programs that Board of Pensions representative, …

TRAINING: Program set May 18 for PLM Clerks of Session

It’s that time of the year when Clerks of Session usually gather together in clusters to do minute reviews. Since there are limitations on the number of people who can gather and a need to follow social distancing guidelines, the clerks will not meet in person this year. But the presbytery’s Stated Clerk, the Rev. Fran Lane-Lawrence would still like …

PLM: Survey to help meet your needs

Times are definitely changing, and the Presbytery of Lake Michigan is working to provide support to all of our members and congregations. To do that, however, presbytery staff and leadership need some basic information about various topics. In order to resource you more effectively, we are conducting a survey to identify needs amid changing times. A link to the survey …

As seen on Facebook: Eastminster Presbyterian Church

Planning worship and congregational activities requires time and energy and inspiration. One national group – with a connection to a presbytery member – is making materials available this week during a modified “conference” on Facebook. From the daily e-newsletter distributed by Eastminster Presbyterian Church in East Lansing: The Arts, Recreation & Worship (ARW) Conference is a continuing education event held …

SUGGESTION: Order background checks now to avoid delays later

Making sure that appropriate background checks are done on staff and volunteers is an important task in church operations. Presbytery staff can help you order background checks on potential volunteer and employees, including pastors, using a subscription to Protect My Ministry. After a potential employee or volunteer completes an authorization and information form, simply submit it to the presbytery’s office …

As Seen on Facebook: First Presbyterian Church of Ionia

One person doing one thing at a time can make a difference. Consider the story of Steve Slaughter, custodian at the First Presbyterian Church of Ionia.   This story was featured on WOOD-TV by Justin Kollar and it was posted on Apr 27, 2020 / 06:29 AM EDT / Updated: Apr 27, 2020 / 07:59 AM EDT IONIA, Mich. (WOOD) — Everyday heroes have emerged …

STEWARDSHIP KALEIDOSCOPE 2020 : Registration open with early, group discounts available

Registration for Stewardship Kaleidoscope 2020 is now open. The theme is “Currents of Faith: The Stewardship of change in community, technology, and across generations.” The annual conference – which offers speakers, workshops, worship experiences and networking opportunities for those passionate about stewardship and generosity – is slated September 21-23, 2020 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. (Lodging will be at …