Event Blog


Adult Christian Education, Winter 2019

Adult Christian Education We welcome all members and the public at large to attend these educational and social activities. Winter 2019  Adult Ed series: “Going Deeper: the Refugee Crisis” in the Chapel, 11:30 A.M. January 13—Dr. Stephanie Nawyn, is the Co-Director for Academic Programs at the MSU Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) and an associate professor in the Department of Sociology with expertise in gender and migration.  Stephanie will talk to us about the historical support of refugees from the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian traditions, and ...

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Jan. 13- Annual Chili Cook-off and Game Night

Join our church family for a delicious & fun Chili Cook-off & Game Night. We will enjoy a variety of chili dishes at 5:00 with games beginning around 6:00. What better way to spend a chilly winter evening! Click on the link below to sign up to bring chili, a side dish or dessert to share with the group.  This is an event for all ages so come along and enjoy the night with us. Event Name: Chili Cookoff 2019; Password 6621; Coordinator Name:  Major, Perfect Potluck Signup opens in a new window.

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Christmas Worship

Fourth Sunday of Advent, Sunday Morning, December 23, 10:00 a.m. Christmas Eve Worship and Pageant, December 24, 6:00 p.m. This is a family-friendly worship service that features Christmas Carols and a telling of the Christmas story through a pageant where all children who desire may participate. Candlelight & Communion Christmas Eve Worship,  December 24, 8:00 p.m. This is a traditional Christmas Eve worship service that tells the Christmas story through lessons, carols and candlelight. We observe the Sacrament of Communion.

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Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner Are you looking for a place to enjoy Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day? Parish Life will once again have our Christmas Potluck Dinner at church on Dec. 25th at 1:00. If you would like to attend, please write your name & the dish you are bringing  on the sign-up sheet found in Fellowship Hall. If you have questions, please contact Deb Major at parishlife@okemospres.org.

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Giving Tree, Dec. 9

The Giving Tree Advent Project Our church is providing gifts for four refugee families this year.  There are nine adults and nine children.  Gifts include items such as coasts, boots, clothes, bedding, towels, hygiene and cleaning products.  Please consider participating by: Choosing gift tags from the Giving Tree in Fellowship Hall Signing the color-coded master list on the table next to the tree indicating which person and gift you are purchasing Bringing the UNWRAPPED gifts back by December 9th Attaching the TAG securely to the gift Putting the ...

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Alternative Christmas Market, Dec. 2

The PCO Alternative Christmas Market will be held after worship, 11:30 – 1:00, on December 2 in Fellowship Hall.  Find a gift for your loved ones or dear friends and also benefit those who need a gift the most.  Spread a little Christmas Cheer!  The following organizations will be represented: Advent House Ministries offers weekend shelter and food; outreach to children who come to weekend shelter, including educational assistance; assistance with literacy skills, GED program; two shelter homes for men, one shelter home for women who are victims of domestic abuse, ...

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Lessons and Carols, Dec. 1, 7 pm

Enjoy an evening of Christmas music that will benefit Advent House Ministries!   What better way to savor the true meanings of this joyous season! Please join us at the Presbyterian Church of Okemos for "An Evening of Lessons and Carols" on Saturday, Dec.1, at 7:00 p.m.  The Concert will feature the Chancel and Handbell choirs accompanied by an MSU brass ensemble, cello, flute, and percussion. A variety of Christmas music will be presented, including carol arrangements and congregational singing. Admission is free. Proceeds from a free will offering will benefit ...

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Christmas Joy Offering

On Sunday December 23,2018 PCO will be participating in a Special Offering for the Presbyterian Church USA. The Christmas Joy Offering helps support two different mission efforts. Supporting the Board of Pensions provides current and retired Presbyterian church workers in need with financial assistance to support them through life's challenging circumstances. The second mission effort is to support Presbyterian-related schools and colleges who have a history of providing educational opportunities for communities of color.  The Menaul School in Albuquerque, NM, ...

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Agape Worship Service, Nov. 18

On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, it is the tradition of this congregation to mark the holiday with an Agape Feast. Agape is the Greek word for "love" especially used to refer to Christ's love toward his disciples. This is the selfgiving love that Jesus commanded his followers to practice: “Love one another as I have loved you." On the 18th, you are invited to bring food to share--bread, grains, fruit, cheese, finger-foods--and deliver them to the kitchen prior to the worship service on Sunday morning. During the last 15 minutes of our worship, we will leave the ...

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Kalamazoo College Singers, Nov 9

Kalamazoo College Singers
The College Singers of Kalamazoo College will perform on Friday, November 9, 8:00 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church of Okemos in a concert entitled “I Feel the Earth, Move.” The ensemble of 32 singers is conducted by Dr. Chris Ludwa.  This program features music of pop artists such as Carole King and James Taylor paired with global songs, folk music, spirituals, and other styles in an entertaining program centered on our relationship with the earth.  The concert is free but donations will be collected to support the choir.  All are welcome.

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