Sunday, October 28, Interfaith Dialogue with the Islamic Center of East Lansing. "Engaging Practices of Faith in Troubling Times". October 28, 5:30 pm we will hold the annual Friendship Dinner at the Presbyterian Church of Okemos. Childcare is provided. Meal will be catered by Sultan's. Please make a reservation by 10/26 at https://goo.gl/z2u5sr. We welcome all members of the public at large.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
The Mission Committee, with donations provided by our congregation, has has helped support the Mission of the Ludwig family in the African country of Niger. Here is a brief introduction to their mission:
Position: Leadership Development and Evangelism Trainer
Ecumenical Partner: Evangelical Church in the Republic of Niger (EERN)
Mission co-workers: Rev. Michael Ludwig and Rachel Ludwig
Michael Ludwig works with leaders of the Evangelical Church in the Republic of Niger (EERN) to use Community Health Evangelism (CHE) as a ...
Join us for the 2018 GIL Fundraiser. For those of us who do not know or those of us who may not remember, GIL was established in 2010 with a mission of providing an alternative high school to Lansing area refugees who arrived in Michigan too old to complete their secondary education. That support has resulted in many refugees attaining a high school degree and that degree has improved their self-sufficiency and economic opportunities. Employers accept this degree, as does LCC, where many graduates have attended. One recent graduate is now in pre-med at MSU.
PCO was ...
The PCO Alternative Christmas Market will be held after worship, 11:30 – 1:00, on December 3 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, ...
The Giving Tree Advent Project
PCO is providing four refugee families with Christmas gifts. There are twenty children and eight adults. Gifts include items such as clothes, coats, boots, bedding, towels and hygiene items. Please consider participating by:
Choosing gift tags from the giving tree in Fellowship Hall
Sign the master list on the table next to the tree indicating which person and gift you are purchasing
Bring the UNWRAPPED gifts back by DECEMBER 10
Attach the TAG securely to the gift and include the RECEIPT
In addition, there will be ...