Event Blog


Rally Day 2019: Wade in the Water, Sept 8

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Come see all the special opportunities to grow in faith and service. 10 a.m. Jazz Worship Service with the Arlene McDaniel Quartet featuring flutist Lauren Rongo. 11:15 a.m. Christian Education noon. Jimmy John's subs and condiments. No need to bring anything! Some committees will also have information tables to share their activities and service opportunities.

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Free Movie Night: Entre Nos, Sept 16

Free Movie Night: September 16, 7pm, Studio C in Okemos Entre Nos (not rated, suitable for wide variety of audiences.) Entre Nos is inspired by a true story of an immigrant family in The United States. Mariana left her impoverished hometown in Bogota, Colombia with her two young children, Gabriel and Andrea, and headed to the USA to be reunited with her husband. It is a timely story of tragedy, courage, and resiliency.  Sponsored by the Mission Committee as a PeaceQuest activity.  All are welcome.  

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GIL-School Supply Needs 2019-2020

At the 8-14-19 PCO Mission Committee meeting it was suggested that our congregation could help GIL students by donating school supplies for the 2019-2020 school year. Paula Franz, GIL Principal, was contacted to determine specific needs for school supplies. Here is her 8-22-19 reply: Thank you for reaching out! Our school supply list isn’t very big, but a few things we need are: Flash drives Copy paper Folders (two pocket with the 3 prongs in the middle) Here is a link to our classroom wishlist on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/ideas/amzn1.account.AHUXF...

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PEACEQUEST 2019, Sept 27-29

2019 marks the fifth consecutive year that the Greater Lansing Area will be participating in the celebration of peace activities.  There is a schedule of events available at www.peacequestgreaterlansing.org. PCO members will be participating in some of the events as follows: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 Event: Michigan Committee for Refugee Resettlement Conference Time: 8:00 am – 4:00pm Location: Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue Lansing, MI 48933 Registration: www.surveymonkey.com/r/MCRRRegistration SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 Event: Greater Lansing ...

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Peace and Global Witness Offering

The Peace & Global Witness Offering our church supports provides the tools and resources for us to be peacemakers. For example, PCO’s 25% share of the Offering helps support the mission of Michael and Rachel Ludwig in Niger. 95% of Nigeriens are Muslim and less than 1% are Christian. The Ludwigs’ work has focused on strengthening the community and health of both Muslims and Christians and has met with some successes in dealing with conflict. The Presbytery of Lake Michigan receives 25% of the offering to use in their peacemaking efforts and the remainder goes to ...

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Golf Outing, July 13

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PCO – PARISH LIFE GOLF OUTING SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2019 MEN / WOMEN / TEENS – all ages and skill levels An enjoyable, fun-filled morning of golf is planned on Saturday, July 13 at Meridian Sun Golf Club in Haslett.  We will play a 9-hole 4-person scramble format with shot-gun tee time at 9 am.  A hot dog/hamburger lunch will be served following golf. The outing includes 9 holes of golf, a cart, range balls, and prizes ….all for $25 per person.  PCO experienced golfers will be available to give golf tips prior to tee time if you are a beginner or rarely ...

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Jazz in June, June 8-9

The Presbyterian Church of Okemos invites you to a community picnic and jazz concert on Saturday, June 8th. Both the picnic and concert are free and open to the public. The picnic begins at 4:00 p.m. with food, games and activities, and entertainment for the entire family. Live music will be provided by well-known local Jazz pianist, Arlene McDaniel. The evening concert at 7:00 p.m. will feature the Dave Bennett Quartet. A multi-instrument phenomenon, Dave Bennett not only is a clarinet virtuoso, but also plays electric guitar, piano, drums, and vocal. He has ...

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Vacation Bible School July 9-12

Come SHINE! with us at Vacation Bible School!  July 9-12 , 9am-noon. This year’s focus is on Living In God’s Light-we will shine a light on ourselves, our friends and neighbors, and of course, on God and his love and light for us! We will provide a small snack each day, so please let us know on the registration form if your child(ren) has any allergies. Each day will have great art, music, seminar, and plenty of games to play! Come SHINE! with us!  Contact Sue Schnackenberg, Director of Children and Youth Ministries with any questions!  Phone: 517‐3...

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Racial Justice Series in May

This May, Adult Education is hosting several opportunities for conversations around racial justice. Kent Workman will lead Adult Church School sessions in the chapel on May 12 and 19, “Race, Bias and Privilege: It’s Time To Talk.”  Kent has worked with the Lyman Briggs Multicultural Alliance, COLORS (Council of Leaders Opposing Racism), the Office of Inclusion, and LGBT community.  Kent was awarded the All University Excellence in Diversity Lifetime Achievement Award. Rev. Dr. Melanie Morrison will speak at our church on Sunday, May 19, 6-7:30pm on “Beyond ...

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Youth Sunday May 5

      Our 21 active youth chose Gratitude for the theme of this year’s Youth Sunday on May 5. The two graduating seniors, Michael Corder and Jacob Gierman will be giving the sermon. The youth will present a mini play, A Thankful Heart Wish, for the children’s sermon. This church is blessed with amazing young people who have worked hard to prepare a meaningful worship service. Please join us. Above are photos from last year's Youth Sunday.

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