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.
PCO has held multiple mission trips to Cass Community Social Services. They have opened new tiny houses this summer. Learn More....
The Global Institute of Lansing celebrated the graduation of 11 refugees with their high school equivalency.
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).
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.
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
Ecumenical Partner: Evangelical Church in the Republic of Niger (EERN)
Mission co-workers: Rev. Michael Ludwig and Rachel Ludwig
Michael Ludwig works with leaders of the Evangelical Church in the Republic of Niger (EERN) to use Community Health Evangelism (CHE) as a ...
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.
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.
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...
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 ...