People’s Church, a Unitarian Universalist congregation in Kalamazoo, MI is seeking candidates for the position of Music Director to begin February 2017. We seek a Music Director to inspire, motivate, and minister to our people in music. The Music Director works closely with the Minister to select and lead music for worship, prepares music, leads […]
Our Director of Religious Education, Diane Melvin, will be on sabbatical leave from January through June, 2017. While she is on sabbatical leave, her many roles will be filled by volunteers. Religious Education classes and activities will continue without any major changes. Why Take a Sabbatical? Sabbaticals are common practice for professors and ministers and […]
Chris Measzros Chris Measzros grew up in the Stockbridge United Methodist Church here in Kalamazoo. He was invited to People’s by Kathy Rankin and Michelle Richards in 2000 and attended looking for a religious home for his children. “I had enjoyed the community aspect of the Methodist Church, but the path to salvation made utterly […]
Plans are underway for our annual Service Auction. “What is the Service Auction?” you might ask. This is an opportunity to offer and bid on services provided by People’s people. It helps us to build community by sharing our talents and raising some money for the church along the way. We will soon be soliciting […]
We have three Special Collection totals to report. In October, besides the 514 pounds of food donated to Loaves and Fishes, People’s people gave $932.18 to support their wonderful work in the community. In November the Hispanic American Council received $1414.41 from our Special Collection. On Sunday December 11, $1076 was the amount donated to […]
Non-Violent Communication: Subversive Skills of Lovingkindness by Carolyn Heineman Some years ago I was at Spirit Rock north of San Francisco on an extended silent retreat. I was over-the-top fortunate to have Jack Kornfield as one of my individual teachers. Near the end of the retreat, I began to have a buzz of anxiety about […]
As the holidays are fast approaching, and with winter break soon upon us, we are hoping to be able to provide fun activities for the Altyaras and in-home tutoring for Fatema and the boys. Two weeks out of school is a long stretch! If your family is planning a fun winter activity and you would […]
To aid you in your year end financial planning, pledge statements will be available soon. These will include your pledged amount, pledge payments received, and balances left, going by the church’s records. If you have any questions, please contact Barb Davis, Assistant Treasurer, or Sue Glenn, Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks for your generous gifts!