Mission Blog


Presbytery of Lake Michigan/Shared Mission

Shared Mission is financial mission support for the larger church (Presbytery, Synod and the General Assembly of PCUSA) provided by individual congregations in a specific Presbytery. The Presbyterian Church of Okemos reinitiated our donation for this mission in 2018. We belong to the Presbytery of Lake Michigan and our Presbytery uses the collections from participating congregations to create a fund called the Unified Mission. The Presbytery sets specific percentages of the fund that are allotted to each of the 3 recipients. In 2018 the General Assembly/Presbyterian ...

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Giving Tree, Dec. 9

The Giving Tree Advent Project Our church is providing gifts for four refugee families this year.  There are nine adults and nine children.  Gifts include items such as coasts, boots, clothes, bedding, towels, hygiene and cleaning products.  Please consider participating by: Choosing gift tags from the Giving Tree in Fellowship Hall Signing the color-coded master list on the table next to the tree indicating which person and gift you are purchasing Bringing the UNWRAPPED gifts back by December 9th Attaching the TAG securely to the gift Putting the ...

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Alternative Christmas Market, Dec. 2

The PCO Alternative Christmas Market will be held after worship, 11:30 – 1:00, on December 2 in Fellowship Hall.  Find a gift for your loved ones or dear friends and also benefit those who need a gift the most.  Spread a little Christmas Cheer!  The following organizations will be represented: Advent House Ministries offers weekend shelter and food; outreach to children who come to weekend shelter, including educational assistance; assistance with literacy skills, GED program; two shelter homes for men, one shelter home for women who are victims of domestic abuse, ...

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Christmas Joy Offering

On Sunday December 23,2018 PCO will be participating in a Special Offering for the Presbyterian Church USA. The Christmas Joy Offering helps support two different mission efforts. Supporting the Board of Pensions provides current and retired Presbyterian church workers in need with financial assistance to support them through life's challenging circumstances. The second mission effort is to support Presbyterian-related schools and colleges who have a history of providing educational opportunities for communities of color.  The Menaul School in Albuquerque, NM, ...

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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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