Mission Blog


PeaceQuest 2018

Peace Quest 2018 will  be held at various sites in the Lansing area during the month of September. Here is the link to the event schedule: https://peacequestgreaterlansing.org/event-schedule/ . The Presbyterian Church of Okemos is cosponsoring two movies during the month. On Tuesday 9-25-18 the movie "Out of Order" will be shown-as of this writing the time and location were not available at the Peace Quest website. On Thursday 9-27-18 the movie "Trails of Tears" will be shown at 7 pm at Studio C at the Meridian Mall in Okemose. Readers are encouraged to use the ...

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Youth Mission Trip to Manistique

We are proud of our youth who planned a mission trip to Manistique. Thanks to the adult chaperones who made this possible. They are working hard for Habitat for Humanity and also finding a little time for fellowship.

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Cass Community Opens New Housing

PCO has held multiple mission trips to Cass Community Social Services. They have opened new tiny houses this summer. Learn More....

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Global Institute of Lansing 2018 Graduation

The Global Institute of Lansing celebrated the graduation of 11 refugees with their high school equivalency.

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Refugee Awareness Week June 16-23

There are many activities this week to learn more about refugee needs, services, and to celebrate with the graduates from the Global Institute of Lansing (GIL).  

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Rev. Townley Advocates in D.C. for Social Justice

Rev. Alice Townley in Washington, D.C. on June 14, joining other faith leaders in talking to policy makers about social justice for refugees and other immigrants.

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Ludwig’s Mission in Niger

The Mission Committee, with donations provided by our congregation,  has has helped support  the Mission of the  Ludwig family  in the African country of Niger. Here is a brief introduction to their mission: Position: Leadership Development and Evangelism Trainer Location: Niger Ecumenical Partner: Evangelical Church in the Republic of Niger (EERN) Mission co-workers: Rev. Michael Ludwig and Rachel Ludwig Position Description Michael Ludwig works with leaders of the Evangelical Church in the Republic of Niger (EERN) to use Community Health Evangelism (CHE) as a ...

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GIL Fundraiser 2018-Results

The 2018 GIL Fundraiser held on 4-27-18 was a very enjoyable and donation successful event. In the photo you see 2 GIL students doing a musical performance. You may also note the very photogenic Fred Svoboda! The PCO Mission Committee gifted $2521 for GIL administration needs. Thank you to our very generous congregation.

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Mission Committee-Refugee Support

Over the years the PCO Mission Funds have helped support efforts to settle refugees to the mid-Michigan area. PCO donations are directed to St. Vincent's Catholic Charities Refugee Services. Judi Harris, of PCO, is the director of Refugee Services.  Once the refugees are settled, continued support is provided by STVCC for education efforts by such things as ESL, computer literacy, and home maintenance. Judi has  provided an excellent summary of the current status of the refugee resettlement efforts. Thank you for your continued support for this vital service. For ...

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Double-Up Food Bucks Service Opportunity

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Help low-income families buy produce. Several years ago funding arose to give those who receive bridge cards (food stamps) assistance to purchase fresh produce. This type of food, while promoting greater health and better eating habits, is often more expensive, and more difficult to obtain. Funding was secured to make available fresh produce at literally half the regular price. The Meridian Township Farmer's market was very interested in offering this program to the community but had no way to administer it as the funding was for the food only and not the administr...

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