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Elementary Sleepover and Family Potluck Nov. 1-2

WHO:  Children from Kindergarten through 6th Grade                Parents of Kindergarteners must spend the night. WHEN: Fri. November 1, 6:00pm – Sat. November 2, 9:00am  Register your children HERE! The Elementary Sleepover is a very popular annual event for People’s Church children that provides a night of community building and fellowship. It’s a great opportunity […]

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Race Matters

Over the summer and into the early fall we have begun implementing our new model addressing racism/antiracism transformation within People’s Church. The former ARAOMC Committee and newly named Dismantling Racism Within People’s Church Implementation Team met for their annual retreat on September 6th. We shared a meal and spent time in deep conversation continuing to […]

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Green Spot

The Climate Strike Was Just the Beginning of Local Climate Action When a crowd of about 1,500 gathered at Kalamazoo’s Arcadia Festival Place on September 20, a number of People’s people were there to emphasize the need for significant and prompt action to combat climate change. There were inspiring and informative speakers, including several of […]

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Social Justice Coordinating Committee Update

Special Collections A big thank you to all who donated to the Lincoln Elementary School Special Collection on September 15.  We were able to raise $1,295 for the teachers and students. Our next Special Collection will be on October 13.  Douglass Community Association has a mission to create a culture of equity and inclusion that […]

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Getting to Know People’s People

By Ardyce Curl. Following is an interview with a People’s person talking about why he came to People’s and why he
continues to participate.

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“Accidental Marks” an Art Wall Exhibit by Michael Dunn

Ekphrastic Exhibit of Drawing and Poetry (Ekphrastic refers to a form of writing, mostly poetry, wherein the author describes another work of art, usually visual.) Artist Statement I close my eyes and start making marks randomly, with a pencilon paper- long and short, wavy and straight, continuous and dashed all without looking. I fill the […]

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Partnership with Lincoln School

For many years People’s people have been intertwined with the students and staff at Lincoln Elementary.  We have had tutors and mentors there for as long as I can remember.  We hold a special annual collection for them at the beginning of the church/school year (that will be on Sunday, Sept. 15th).  We have done […]

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Race Matters

Earlier this year I attended Doing Our Own Work: An Anti-racism seminar for White People, facilitated by Allies for Change and held at Peoples Church. I intentionally chose to explore racism and anti-racism with other white people. I wanted to confront my own denial, confusion, pain and anger about racism. If I/we felt resistance or […]

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