Jesus replied: “In as much as you have done it for the least of these, you have done it for me.”Matthew 25:40
With inner contemplation and outward joy, the Mission Committee leads all Okemos Presbyterians in awareness of our responsibilities to our brothers and sisters, advocacy of our Christian ethics, and action in the name of God who has blessed us with His calling to feed the hungry, heal the sick, clothe the naked, promote justice and bring the gospel to the whole world.
Organizations We Support
The Presbyterian Church of Okemos supports a variety of local, regional, national, and international charity efforts. The links below represent a few of the organizations and individuals currently supported by our church.
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PCO provides volunteers for building rehabilitation projects in the Detroit area.
PCO makes donations to the Edgewood Village Scholar’s Program to prepare students for college.
PCO provides volunteers and financial support for adult refugees in obtaining their high school diploma.
PCO provides volunteers, meals, and donations to assist the agency in providing support to homeless families.
Financial support by PCO aids the Ludwigs for their work in Niger; which provides health, education, and solving other community problems in Christian and Muslim communities.
PCO makes financial contributions to support the Presbytery’s Unified Mission.
PCO makes donations to support the Simbolei Academy for Girls in Kenya.
Financial donations assist welcoming new refugees into the Lansing area.
PCO supports about four refugee families with gifts and essentials each Christmas season.
Church volunteers have provided six Saturday meals each year along with financial support.
All Faith Alliance for Refugees – Clergy and other members of the church have established relationships with members of other faiths, including attending meetings and participating in other activities, to support the refugee community in the Greater Lansing area.
MIssions committee member, Ellen Hoekstra, serves on the board of CIS Michigan. The church also supported the agency financially in 2018.
Members of the church participate in the annual walk and others sponsor those walkers. We are a leading church in terms of the number of walkers and the funds raised.
Church youth held a fundraiser (“Souper Bowl”) in which the funds were donated to the GLFB. A shopping cart is always available in Fellowship Hall for donations.
PCO has sent volunteers to various locations in Michigan to build, or restore, homes. In 2018, the Youth Mission Trip was sent to Manistique to caulk, paint, and side an 1830s home.
Along with six other agencies, PCO co-sponsored two documentaries that were shown in September 2018.
Providing Thanksgiving meals to twelve families, the PCO collects food through the third Sunday of November. Volunteers deliver the meals to the families.
Our Mission Blog, summarized below, provides summaries of some of our recent activities.