Stated Presbytery Meeting – December 3

The next Stated Meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3 at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church (7495 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546). Church’s phone number is (616) 942-2751.

Registration is now open for the December 3rd Stated Meeting! Registration and lunch reservations due by 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 26.

Worship with message by Ruling Elder Vilmarie Cintrón Olivieri, co-moderator of the 223rd PC(USA) General Assembly.

A lifelong Presbyterian raised in Puerto Rico, Vilmarie is active in many programs and responsibilities of our national church. Learn more about Vilmarie’s background here Vilmarie is passionate about the leadership of ruling elders in our church and “hearing voices of peoples long silenced.”

Learn more here about what Vilmarie and co-moderator Cindy Kohlmann have experienced since being elected in June 2018 and access resources here related to the literary journey they’re encouraging people to share around “Neighborhood Church: Transforming Your Congregation into a Powerhouse for Mission.”

What’s on the docket?

2020 Presbytery Budget, A Recommendation from Budget and Fiance Committee, Celebrating Saints & Vital Congregations

  • Second reading of the 2020 presbytery budget
    •  Please direct any questions or comments regarding the proposed budget to Elder Ron Johns, Budget and Finance Committee Moderator,
  • First reading of a recommendation from the Budget and Finance Committee to dissolve The Presbytery of Lake Michigan Foundation.
  • An update about congregations in our presbytery beginning the VCI journey
  • Celebrating Saints who joined the Church Triumphant during the past year.

Worship Offering

This information will be made available as soon as it’s known.

Lunch Reservations

Lunch will be assorted pressed panini sandwiches with pasta salad, potato salad, a fruit platter, chips and cookies. There will be a vegetarian option.  Cost is $9 per person. Lunch reservations due by Tuesday, November 26.

Payment should be sent by November 26 with a check payable to the Presbytery of Lake Michigan at 1511 Helen Avenue, Portage, MI 49002. If you pay at the meeting, bring cash or a check payable to Forest Hills Presbyterian Church.

If you do NOT order a lunch by November 26, there may not be one available for you.

Register for the meeting and lunch!

This link is also where you reserve your 30-second announcement time.

Childcare available if registered
Childcare for those six years and younger available to those who register by 4 p.m. November 26 and provide the names and ages of the children coming.


All docket requests, 30-second announcements and informational items for the Stated Meeting packet MUST be submitted by Tuesday, November 19. Items submitted after this date will not be included.

If you would like to request time on the docket or an information table, please use the online Docket Request Form.

Prepare for the meeting by downloading the Current Presbytery Packet

Can’t make it to the meeting?

Please fill out the form to get an excused absence.

Questions? Please send an email to
We look forward to seeing you there!

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