As seen on Facebook: North Park Presbyterian Church

Congregations can seek ways to help others in the community even during a pandemic. One way a congregation is helping is being promoted on Facebook by the Rev. Helen Havlik at North Park Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids. Posted on April 29, 2020 Hello NPPC Families, NPPC is participating in the Access Walk for Good Food, taking place May 3-13. …

DISCOUNTED: Mediation Skills Training Institute for Leaders

 Conflict is an inevitable part of life whether in the home, school, community, church or workplace. Having the skills to function effectively in emotionally intense, conflicted situations is important for all of us, especially leaders. Developing these skills is the focus of the Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders being offered by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center during three programs later …

As seen on Facebook: Jackson Care Ministry

Partnerships help people. That’s a lesson being demonstrated as the Jackson Personal Care Ministry posted some pictures April 24 on Facebook at Jackson Personal Care Ministry showing volunteers distributing vital personal care items donated for area residents. Thank you to all our volunteers, donors, and partner churches. During the shutdown everyone is coming together to serve residents in need of vital personal …

STANDING OUR HOLY GROUND: Free webinar series explores gun violence

Standing Our Holy Ground is a year-long webinar series that challenges the faith community to stand up against the epidemic of gun violence and explores the ways in which people of faith and the communities to which they belong can respond and act to bring about the change. The next webinar in the series, organized by the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, …

POSTPONED: PLM youth trip to Montreat

Plans to take youth from the Presbytery of Lake Michigan to the Montreat Youth Conference this summer are being postponed due to the uncertainty about how the coronavirus crisis response will continue to unfold. The trip, being organized and sponsored by the Youth Strategy Committee, tentatively will be planned for the summer of 2021. More information will be provided as …

As seen on Facebook: Jonesville Presbyterian Church

Seeking some thoughts to focus your day and thoughts on God? Check out a video devotional blog offered live on Facebook about 9:30 a.m. most days by the Rev. Lynne McQuown of Jonesville Presbyterian Church. (Each post is also recorded and available on-demand at the congregation’s Facebook page. Pastor Lynne tackles a variety of topics. For example, on Monday, she …

SATURDAY: Observe PLM Stated Meetings set to make provisions to, if necessary, hold future meetings electronically

Two Stated Meetings of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan are scheduled this Saturday, May 2, 2020 as the presbytery makes provisions to, if necessary, hold future Stated Meeting using electronic technology. The presbytery bylaws currently do not offer a provision for such electronic meetings. So, before we can meet as an entire presbytery via Zoom or other electronic platform, we …

As Seen on Facebook: First Presbyterian Church of Buchanan

Lots of churches and groups are using Facebook to share information with congregation and community members. Here’s some information highlighted by First Presbyterian Church of Buchanan as they shared a post made earlier in April by the Buchanan Area Ministerial Association We are here, for people who need help. Posted by First Presbyterian Church of Buchanan on Friday, April 24, 2020 …

CHURCH MUTUAL: Cultivating connections & community in times of crisis

Many congregations obtain insurance coverage through the Church Mutual Insurance. The company has some reference guides available on its website with information about topics to consider as we navigate the coronavirus crisis. Here is a summary of some ideas the firm offers about “Cultivating Connection and Community in Times of Crisis” during these difficult and uncertain times. While there may …

As seen on Facebook: The United Church of Big Rapids

Featured in Local News The United Church of Big Rapids was featured April 17 by the Big Rapids Press in an article about how “Project Starburst continues to feed those in need” to residents of Mecosta and Osceola County. The non-profit food bank serves hundreds of people from the bottom floor of the church.  Check out the short article below: Check out …