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Welcome, new staff!

This summer continues to be a time of transition for PCO! We welcome new staff in the main office, behind the scenes, and in the pulpit. Our new office manager is Anna Thiel, and she will be starting on August 28. Adam Zipple is our new video editor, and we’ve already enjoyed seeing the fruits of his work in our virtual worship services. We are excited to welcome Rev. Peggy Casteel-Huston to the church on August 1 to begin her term as Interim Pastor. On that date, Rev. Alice Fleming Townley will return to her earlier role as part-time Assistant Pastor. We are so grateful to Alice for serving as Bridge Pastor over these past three ...

Open the Door

Summer Sermon Series Drawing from the devotional Open the Door: A Journey to the True Self by Joyce Rupp.   June 21—The Door of Our Heart June 28—Knocking on the Door July 5 –Opening the Door July 12—Standing on the Threshold July 19—Closing the Door July 26—Going Beyond the Door   Open the Door is available online from many vendors including Schuler Books in Okemos.

Introducing Our Interim Pastor, Rev. Peggy Casteel-Huston

At its May meeting, Session approved the appointment of Rev. Peggy Casteel-Huston as our Interim Pastor. She will begin her ministry with our congregation on August 1, 2020. We are very excited to welcome her to the Presbyterian Church of Okemos! To start to get to know Pastor Peggy, please read her letter of introduction to our congregation: Greetings to the family of The Presbyterian Church of Okemos! Allow me to introduce myself.  I am Rev. Peggy Casteel-Huston.  I was born in Terre Haute, Indiana and a ‘Hoosier’ all my life.  I felt a call to ministry in my teen years.  Over 30 years ago, I began serving Presbyterian churches ...

Paris to Pittsburgh, Oct. 29

Join us for a FREE screening of Paris to Pittsburgh, a new documentary film from National Geographic, produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies -- narrated by Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”).  This screening will take place at 7:00 PM on Tuesday evening, October 29, at Studio C Theaters in Okemos. This film is offered through Interfaith Power and Light.  The Okemos screening is being sponsored by the following local faith communities:   Williamston United Methodist Church, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, University Lutheran Church, St. Paul ...

An Evening with Susan Krehbiel, Sept. 29

An Evening with Susan Krehbiel, 5:00pm—6:30pm, September 29 at Presbyterian Church of Okemos. We are delighted to welcome Susan Krehbiel to church for a special evening to discuss the work of PC(USA) with refugees and asylum seekers. Susan works with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance as the Catalyst for Refugees and Asylum to coordinate PC(USA) humanitarian response and advocacy on behalf of refugees, asylum seekers and other forced migrants.  She also works with other PC(USA) ministries and with ecumenical and interfaith partners to expand our capacity to serve refugees and other vulnerable migrants. All are welcome. Childcare will be ...

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.  

Racial Justice Series in May

This May, Adult Education is hosting several opportunities for conversations around racial justice. Kent Workman will lead Adult Church School sessions in the chapel on May 12 and 19, “Race, Bias and Privilege: It’s Time To Talk.”  Kent has worked with the Lyman Briggs Multicultural Alliance, COLORS (Council of Leaders Opposing Racism), the Office of Inclusion, and LGBT community.  Kent was awarded the All University Excellence in Diversity Lifetime Achievement Award. Rev. Dr. Melanie Morrison will speak at our church on Sunday, May 19, 6-7:30pm on “Beyond Good Intentions: The Role White People Must Play in Racial Justice.” Melanie ...