Mission Blog


Crop Walk, October 14

The Annual CROP Walk is scheduled for Sunday, October 14 from 2:00-5:00 p.m., starting and ending at Grace United Methodist Church at 1900 Boston Boulevard in Lansing.   The route is five kilometers this year.  Members are encouraged to walk, rock, or support those who do through donations and prayer. In addition to raising funds to alleviate hunger, the walk itself draws attention to the problems of hunger and income inequality. The money gathered by walkers will be used to combat hunger in Lansing, the U. S., and the world. In Lansing, one-fourth of the funds go to ...

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PCO was well represented at the Peace Quest International Day of Peace Rally on 9-21-18. Judi H. spoke about the refugee program in Lansing and Paula F. presented information on GIL, one of PCO's cherished missions. There are more events through September 30 including the movies "Out of Order" on  9-25-18 and "Trails of Hope and Terror" on 9-27-18 with both shown at Studio C in Okemos and both at 7 pm.

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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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