Great Lakes Region

Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio

Region Leadership



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Connecting Committee

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Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events scheduled. 

Past Virtual Events

Em-Bell-ishing Advent & Christmas
November 16, 2022

Panelist David VanderMeer, Ann Wood, Janet Langhorst with moderator Sandra McDonald discuss creative ways to use handbells during the Advent and Christmas seasons.

View the webinar PowerPoint here and the bibliography here

Collaborative Worship Planning
August 18, 2022

This virtual event was led by David VanderMeer, Minister of Music and Fine Arts at First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor. In this 30 minute session David talks about about what collaborative worship planning is and how to implement it in your congregation. 

Nourishing the Soul - A Spiritual Practice
March 22, 2022

Come away for an hour and tend to your soul through a series of guided experiences and invitations to nurture: your breath, the four great connections in life, gratitude, and life-giving experiences that feed your soul.

This virtual event was led by Tracy DePue, trained Spiritual Director and Founder of InsideOut Spiritual Living.

Liturgical and Visual Arts Panel
January 25, 2022

This virtual panel discussion features Lisa Longo, Sandra McDonald, and Ellen Phillips, moderated by David VanderMeer. The panel discussed liturgical/visual arts and implementing arts in a congregational setting.