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Sunday Service, May 29 – 10:45 a.m., “We Remember” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

On this Memorial Day Weekend, we remember those we have lost—in war and not in war, in our congregation and in the wider world.

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Envisioning Our Musical Future – An Interactive Conversation, Sunday, May 29, 12:30pm

All members of the congregation are invited to participate in conversations that let the Music Committee know what the wants and desires of People’s People are for music in our community. This is for *all* People’s People – whether you prefer to be a listener, or like to participate a little or a lot […]

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Peace and Nature Camp Registration Now Closed

UPDATE: Peace and Nature Camp is now full.  If your child would like to be put on a waiting list in case someone drops out, please contact Camp Director Jeff Kirkwood at 269-623-2932 or birdman@mei.net. Peace and Nature Camp is a one-week day-camp at People’s Church that runs M-F, June 20-24, 9am – 4pm […]

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We need your HELP to purchase beds for our Refugee Family!

People’s Church is next on the list to be assigned a REFUGEE FAMILY and we need to FUNDRAISE NOW so that we can purchase mattresses and box springs before they arrive.  Marj Lightner will be in the foyer before and after Church on Sunday to accept checks – Please make them out to People’s […]

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People’s Church to Co-Sponsor a Refugee Family

People’s Church is making plans to co-sponsor a refugee family arriving this spring or early summer. We will be co-sponsoring with Bethany Christian Services. Bethany is one of nine faith-based organizations in the US that the federal government’s Office of Refugee Resettlement partners with. The role of the co-sponsoring church or organization includes: securing […]

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Social Justice Coordinating Committee Update

May Special Collection Flint Child Health and Development Fund The water crisis in Flint has filled the headlines and broken our hearts. There are many good organizations working to address the immediate and long-term impacts of this crisis. One of them is the Flint Child Health and Development Fund of the Community Foundation of […]

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Green Spot

Ethical Eating for Omnivores By Pat Nelson and Bob Swicker Vegetarianism may be the “greenest” diet, but omnivores can also eat more sustainably. Triple benefits may accrue from considering how we buy our meat.  Buying local (1) helps the environment; (2) is healthier; and (3) offers options that are more humane than the incredibly […]

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Getting to Know People’s People – By Ardyce Curl

Elizabeth Warner grew up loosely affiliated with the Congregational Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She and her former wife, Julia Koestner-Warner first came to People’s in 1998 and joined the church soon after. “Many friends encouraged us to attend People’s, stating it was a welcoming place for our family and a liberal place to […]

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Race Matters

The “We Moved to the Suburbs” Myth I’ve heard it with some frequency:  “The reason our congregation doesn’t have more People of Color (POC) as members is because we moved to the suburbs.”  As I’ve traveled further down my own antiracism path, I became interested in unpacking that narrative, to see what I might […]

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