Mission Blog

Volunteer Opportunities-Edgewood Village

Edgewood Village has opportunities for our church members to serve as volunteers. Here is a photo of the education facility.  Caroline Jacobs is the Program Director at Edgewood and has provided me with this list of programs at Edgewood: Afterschool Tutor Time commitment: 1 weekday/wk. from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. During the school year. Day of the week is your choice. Job description: Be able to offer academic support and supervise play. Be consistent. Prioritize positive encounters with youth. Age Group: K – 8th grade Contact: Lillian Holloway - Scholar Director ...

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Crop Walk, October 13

The Annual CROP Walk is scheduled for Sunday, October 13 from 2:00-5:00 p.m., starting and ending at Grace United Methodist Church at 1900 Boston Boulevard in Lansing.   The route is 6.2 miles (10K).  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 agencies ...

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Free Movie Night: Entre Nos, Sept 16

Free Movie Night: September 16, 7pm, Studio C in Okemos Entre Nos (not rated, suitable for wide variety of audiences.) Entre Nos is inspired by a true story of an immigrant family in The United States. Mariana left her impoverished hometown in Bogota, Colombia with her two young children, Gabriel and Andrea, and headed to the USA to be reunited with her husband. It is a timely story of tragedy, courage, and resiliency.  Sponsored by the Mission Committee as a PeaceQuest activity.  All are welcome.  

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GIL-School Supply Needs 2019-2020

At the 8-14-19 PCO Mission Committee meeting it was suggested that our congregation could help GIL students by donating school supplies for the 2019-2020 school year. Paula Franz, GIL Principal, was contacted to determine specific needs for school supplies. Here is her 8-22-19 reply: Thank you for reaching out! Our school supply list isn’t very big, but a few things we need are: Flash drives Copy paper Folders (two pocket with the 3 prongs in the middle) Here is a link to our classroom wishlist on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/ideas/amzn1.account.AHUXF...

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PEACEQUEST 2019, Sept 27-29

2019 marks the fifth consecutive year that the Greater Lansing Area will be participating in the celebration of peace activities.  There is a schedule of events available at www.peacequestgreaterlansing.org. PCO members will be participating in some of the events as follows: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 Event: Michigan Committee for Refugee Resettlement Conference Time: 8:00 am – 4:00pm Location: Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue Lansing, MI 48933 Registration: www.surveymonkey.com/r/MCRRRegistration SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 Event: Greater Lansing ...

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Peace and Global Witness Offering

The Peace & Global Witness Offering our church supports provides the tools and resources for us to be peacemakers. For example, PCO’s 25% share of the Offering helps support the mission of Michael and Rachel Ludwig in Niger. 95% of Nigeriens are Muslim and less than 1% are Christian. The Ludwigs’ work has focused on strengthening the community and health of both Muslims and Christians and has met with some successes in dealing with conflict. The Presbytery of Lake Michigan receives 25% of the offering to use in their peacemaking efforts and the remainder goes to ...

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PCO 2019 Donation-Ludwig Mission in Niger

Haiti Nursing Foundation

MISSION & VISION Haiti Nursing Foundation (HNF) improves health in the Republic of Haiti by supporting quality nursing education, primarily at the Faculté des Sciences Infirmières de l'Université Episcopale d'Haïti (FSIL), located in Léogâne, Haiti. HNF’s vision is to support centers of excellence for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education for nurses, preparing them to serve as practitioners, faculty, and leaders in Haiti's healthcare system. HNF was founded in 2005 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and acts as an “institutional ...

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Refugee Benefit Concert, Mar 16, 7 pm

The Presbyterian Church of Okemos Choir is one of seven choirs performing in the All Faith Alliance for Refugees (AFAR) Refugee Benefit Concert. 7 p.m., March 16, 2019 University Lutheran Church 1020 S Harrison, East Lansing From 2008 – 2018, Saint Vincent’s resettled 5,450 individuals, an average of over 500 per year. Many of them, especially those resettled recently, continue to come there for employment assistance and services such as interpretation for health appointments, English classes, housing issues, educational support, Living in America classes ...

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CASS Mission-February 23, 2019