ARAOMC: New Name, New Structure by Cary Betz Williams Anti-Racism Anti-Oppresson Multi-Cultural committee. ARAOMC. What a mouthful. And not very descriptive. Feedback from church members suggest that many don’t know what we do exactly in the church, which makes it difficult for people to connect with our mission. So we are renaming ourselves. ARAOMC is […]
The Styrofoam collection was a big success! Next drop-off date will be March 23 so plan to bring materials to church March 10 and 17. The Green Sanctuary Committee is presenting an Environmental Film Series over the next few months. We start with Paris to Pittsburgh on January 27. This documentary describes exciting climate actions […]
CHALICE CIRCLES offer an opportunity to meet with others around a commitment to practice listening and sharing in ways that allow us to be real and honest, and have the kind of deeper conversations that can be difficult to make during coffee hour on Sundays. In Chalice Circles, we focus on topics from our life […]
Article by Ardyce Curl. Monet Everly first began attending People’s when she was ten years old. “My father started bringing me along with him,” Monet recalls. “He said it would be good for me to have some diversity in my life. At first, I came because my father made me, but then I became enamored with the philosophy of UU. I found my home in the People’s community so much that I now bring my daughters to church.
Where: People’s Church, Room 9 (in back of church) When: First Thursday of each month through May from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. It’s how we respond to the circumstances of our lives that determines the nature of our lives. Responding skillfully to unfavorable situations with curiosity and compassion can increase the quality […]
Following a brief explanation of the work of Ministry with Community by Executive Director Kelly Henderson, $1327.29 was collected to support this effort on Sunday the 9th. Thank you for your generous contribution. On January 20, we will have the chance to support Boiling Point Collective, an emerging nonprofit […]
Article by Ardyce Curl. Judy D’Arcangelis grew up attending Fountain Street Church, a non-denominational liberal church in Grand Rapids where she was active throughout her childhood in religious education programs, choirs and high school youth group.
Heard over time in the halls of People’s Church: “When you think of it, really, anyone can be discriminated against in any situation.” One of my deeper daily practices for some decades now has been to work on shifting the events inside my own brain from a yes-no, right-wrong, either-or framework, to the exploration that […]