Join us for a fun-filled Church Picnic with delicious food and games for kids! It will be Sunday, June 10th after church. Hot dogs, brats, chips, and drinks will be provided by Parish Life. Please sign up to bring beans, side dishes, salads, or desserts at www.perfectpotluck.com. Last Name: Parish Life Password: PCO2018...
Adults and children have plenty of fun activities and bonding moments with our PCO church family. Family Camp is May 25-27. This is a great way to get to know others in a relaxed family environment! Enjoy archery, yoga, boating, catch & release fishing, hiking, biking (BYO), campfires, family skits, singing, outdoor educational activities, Capture the Flag and S’mores! Hang out in Hammock Hollow with songbirds & children playing nearby. Sleep in tents, cabins, Focus Hall, or the Lodge. Register early if you want a room in Focus Hall. All are welcome! Register at ...
To celebrate Dr. Marlene Brewbaker’s over twenty years of service to our congregation as organist and music director, we will be joined on Sunday, May 6, by Dr. Stephen Rush, a renowned classical and jazz musician at the University of Michigan. Dr. Rush will perform during our worship service and then lead a “hymn sing” in Fellowship Hall during our regular education hour. Special snacks will also be provided. Please join us to hear what promises to be some great, innovative takes on some old musical favorites and to thank Marlene!
All Members and Friends of PCO
Join us for High Tea
Sat. May 12, 2018
2 – 4 PM
Tea, Finger Sandwiches & Desserts will be served.
RSVP is required.
Sign up by contacting Deb Major or by signing up at church or at https://okemospres.org/signup/
This Sunday for Earth Day, we begin our four-part series on the Ecological Community of Creation. In the adult education hour, join Rev. Rob Carlson this week for a discussion of "Reading the Bible to Rediscover the Ecological Community of Creation." The conversation will continue next Sunday (April 29) with Dorinda Van Kempen. On May 13, we will hear about what other churches in the area are doing to care for creation from special guest Jim Detjan. Jim leads the Green Team at Edgewood UCC and is the Vice President for the Michigan Interfaith Power and Light Group. ...
Join us for the 2018 GIL Fundraiser. For those of us who do not know or those of us who may not remember, GIL was established in 2010 with a mission of providing an alternative high school to Lansing area refugees who arrived in Michigan too old to complete their secondary education. That support has resulted in many refugees attaining a high school degree and that degree has improved their self-sufficiency and economic opportunities. Employers accept this degree, as does LCC, where many graduates have attended. One recent graduate is now in pre-med at MSU.
PCO was ...
As part of the Doemel Concert Series and the Good Friday Community Worship Service, The Presbyterian Church of Okemos presents English composer Howard Goodall's "Eternal Light: A Requiem" on Good Friday, March 30, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Written in 2008 to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of World War One, the composer intended the work “to provide solace to the grieving, reflecting on the words of the Latin Mass by juxtaposing them with poems in English… This, like Brahms', is a Requiem for the living, addressing their suffering and endurance, a Requiem focusing on ...
Join us Sunday for delicious cake and punch in honor of all our March birthday members! Thanks to Jerri Gillette for sponsoring the cake.
On Sunday, March 18, Rev. ʺNibsʺ Stroupe will be our guest preacher. After worship, he and his wife Caroline Leach will lead our Adult Education class and do a book signing for Nibs' recent book, Deeper Waters: Sermons for a New Vision. They will lead us in a discussion about social justice and building a multi-cultural church. Now retired, the Stroupes served for many years as the co‐pastors of Oakhurst Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. They have long been an outspoken voice for racial and social justice within the PC(USA) and nationwide. Together, they are ...
Sunday, March 11, 6pm
The ideal of religious freedom is so often presented as a timeless and self-evident American ideal. But its history is far more complex and contested than such an exceptionalist narrative can allow. Tisa Wenger is an Associate Professor of American Religious History at Yale Divinity School and the author of two essential texts for understanding the history of the vibrant national discourse around religious freedom: Religious Freedom: The Contested History of an American Ideal (2017) and We Have a Religion: The 1920s Pueblo Indian Dance ...