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Numbers Update

posted Feb 4, 2014, 12:13 PM by Petoskey Presbyterian   [ updated Feb 4, 2014, 12:13 PM ]

  • Our Soup Kitchens held here every Sunday and Thursday served many in need last year.  A total of 1275 meals were served to those in need, with 527 served on Sundays and 748 on Thursdays.  Thanks to all the volunteers.
  • 2013 Stewardship drive resulted in 70 pledges totaling $174,695.


Christmas fundraising and other noteworthy items...

posted Dec 30, 2013, 8:08 AM by Petoskey Presbyterian   [ updated Dec 30, 2013, 8:09 AM ]

  • Jake, along with Young Life, took about 100 kids on a shopping trip to the mall in Traverse City.  Jake also had about 100 people attend the November Joyful Noise.
  • The Christmas ornament fundraiser Sandy Bollinger did again this year, raised $500 for the House of Help in Detroit.  Thanks to Sandy for her talent and  to all who purchased ornaments.
  • All 13 Salvation Army Angels were adopted this year!  Additional contributions were made for teens and dinners were purchased to help bring the estimated total to $1,000 for the Salvation Army this year.  Thanks to all who helped this great cause.
  • A special thanks to Andrea Simard for making the new banner that is now displayed in the sanctuary.

Church members are giving back to the community

posted Nov 6, 2013, 9:30 AM by Petoskey Presbyterian   [ updated Nov 6, 2013, 9:31 AM ]

Are you looking for opportunities to volunteer?  Here are some organizations that church members are donating their time to:  Nehemiah Project, Mana Project, Northern Michigan Cancer Crusaders, Bortz Nursing Home, Women's Resource Center, and area public schools.  If you are interested in more information on who is donating their time with any of these organizations, please contact the church office.

Youth & Stewardship Update

posted Aug 30, 2013, 12:22 PM by Petoskey Presbyterian   [ updated Aug 30, 2013, 12:22 PM ]

· 17 people from Little Traverse Bay went to YoungLife camp this month with Jake

· First Presbyterian Church of Petoskey is playing host to a conference for youth leaders from around Northern Michigan this month

· Expenses to date are on track with the budget, but giving to date is below expectations.


Church History Book

posted May 21, 2013, 8:31 AM by Petoskey Presbyterian

We would like to say a special thank you to Margaret Dawson, Dee Dilworth, Rev. Robert Kyser, and Jane Smith for their hard work on updating the church history book.  This group worked hard and did a great job.  We are thankful for their dedication and for the wonderful job they did.  A special thanks, as well, to Bob deJonge for his work having the books printed beautifully and economically.
Thanks again to all those involved in this project.

Numbers Update

posted Apr 30, 2013, 9:07 AM by Petoskey Presbyterian

  1. We ended 2012 with a balanced budget for the first time in several years.
  2. Currently our expenses continue to exceed our income each month.
  3. Our soup kitchens continue their important purpose.  In the first 3 months of this year, they have served 212 people on Thursdays and 136 on Sundays, for a grand total of 348 meals served.

Numbers Update

posted Mar 26, 2013, 6:58 AM by Petoskey Presbyterian   [ updated Mar 26, 2013, 9:37 AM ]

  1. Automatic Funds Transfer (ACH) Update - We now have 13 households using this method of giving.
  2. Per Capita Update - 47 members have already paid their per capita for this year, saving the church's general fund $1,571.40 to date.  (Use the blue envelopes for your per capita of $33.40 per member)
  3. Legacy Giving - Through the years, multiple bequests to our church (the 3 largest totaled $210,000) have supported Tracy Tooley's Youth Program, Jake Tracy's Youth Program, the Westminster Room's refurbishment, plus other special projects, equipment updates, and this year's Orphan Helpers Mission Trip to Honduras in April.  A significant portion of these gifts remains for future projects.  Because we are now included in the Petoskey/Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, legacy giving may also be directed to that fund, which benefits the community as well as our church.

A look at the numbers...

posted Feb 26, 2013, 6:38 AM by Petoskey Presbyterian   [ updated Feb 26, 2013, 6:39 AM ]

  • Jake and Young Life continue to touch many lives:  100 students attended the Super Bowl Party on 2/3,  100 people attended our Joyful Noise service on 2/10, 42 students attended the Timber Wolf Lake Retreat on 1/25, and each week 15 students attend our Sunday night youth meeting.
  • In January, our Soup Kitchens (open Thursdays & Sundays) served 121 people.
  • Since its inception in 2005, our Prayer Shawl Guild has distributed 59 prayer shawls (some as far away as Kansas and California) to people recovering from illness.
  • To date, 37 members have paid their own per capita assessment of $33.40, saving the church $1235.80.  Please join this effort to maximize the use of our general fund.
  • To date, 10 households are using the Automatic Bank Transfer (ACH) system to fund their tithes and   offerings.  To sign up, contact Lou Fantini.

Budget News...

posted Jan 29, 2013, 11:56 AM by Petoskey Presbyterian

Following budget deficits of $14,800 in 2010 and $13,690 in 2011, 2012 ended with a SURPLUS of $4,020.  Thanks to everyone.  Momentum is building.

Facility Use Statistics for 2012

posted Jan 23, 2013, 11:11 AM by Petoskey Presbyterian

Our church facility is used on a regular basis for both member groups and non-member/communtiy groups.  Our meeting space includes: Westminster Room, Geneva Room, Fellowship Hall, Youth room, and Sunday school classrooms.  Over the course of 2012, an average of 62 meetings per month were held by non-member/community groups, for an average of 744 meetings for the year.  An average of 24 meetings per month were held by church members for an average of 288 meetings for the year.  When all is said and done, our church was used for over 1,000 meetings during the year! 


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