The Presbyterian Church of Okemos participates in 3 of the 4 annual Special Offerings sponsored by PC(USA). We have already participated in One Great Hour of Sharing during Lent which helped provide for emergency relief in the world. 75% of the Peace and Global Witness offering in October goes to the General Assembly of PC(USA) for World Peace causes and 25% to PCO for local peace efforts.
The Christmas Joy Offering in December is used by the General Assembly PC(USA) to support institutions of higher learning for minority students and to support current and ...
The PCO Alternative Christmas Market will be held after worship, 11:30 – 1:00, on December 8 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, ...
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:
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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:
Folders (two pocket with the 3 prongs in the middle)
Here is a link to our classroom wishlist on Amazon:
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
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019
Event: Greater Lansing ...
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 ...
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 ...