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April Special Collection We collected $1041 for April’s Special Collection for Peace House was $1041.  Thanks for supporting this wonderful haven for eastside kids.  Keep up with their busy summer on their Facebook page. May Special Collection In May we will turn our attention to Cradle Kalamazoo.  Kalamazoo County has one of the highest […]

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Getting to Know People’s People

Bobby Goldstein Bobby Goldstein heard about People’s from several folks including Sarah Hill, Megan Reynolds, Sonja Dean, Tim Bartik and Deb Wickman who live in his former neighborhood. He joined People’s softball team the summer of 2016, and started attending People’s services soon after. He became a member in December 2016. “My life was changing, […]

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Green Spot

Sustainable Living with Building and Grounds The Building and Grounds crew at People’s Church continuously looks for ways to be good earth stewards while caring for our nearly fifty-year old church. Much of this work takes place behind the scenes and may not be obvious, but it is vital to our congregation’s efforts to live […]

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Race Matters

One of the primary goals of the Board is to encourage and lead continued anti-racism work within People’s Church. As one small step in what will be a long and continuing journey, the Board participated in a training with facilitators from ERACCE (Eliminating racism and claiming/celebrating equality) in February. Unfortunately, I came down with the […]

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Social Justice Update

While the Social Justice Coordinating Committee does not DO social justice per se (although all committee members participate in other community work) our function is to keep People’s people informed of many opportunities available to our members who wish to live out UU values in the community. This Update is one way our congregation is […]

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MONEY MATTERS

How do we make a budget? Is it like a cake…or not? Well, there are steps involved, of course. First you start with the ingredients, or inputs, as some might say. That began, for most of the congregation, on Sunday, March 18, when pledge materials were given out after church, and then mailed to other […]

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Green Spot

As part of our commitment to the 7th principle—caring for all life—People’s Church worked through the process to become certified as a Green Sanctuary. Now there is another certification on the horizon! Within the next year, the church property will be certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation. Green Sanctuary Committee […]

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New Evening Book Club?

If you are interested in starting a People’s Church evening book club, please write your name, contact info, and best times for you on the sign-up sheet on the foyer table. The current coordinators of the Thursday afternoon book club (Marj Lightner & Pat Nelson–patnelson@btc-bci.com) would be glad to share what has been working […]

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