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Flower Ceremony

Sunday Service, June 14 – 10:45 a.m., “Salvation”

With Rev. Dave Johnson
On Rev. Dave’s final Sunday in the pulpit at People’s Church, he’ll offer a personal spin on salvation. Please bring a flower.

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Racial Healing Service – Wednesday, September 2

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New Lawnmower Needed

It’s been a good ride, but sadly the church’s lawnmower is nearing its end. An estimate for a new mower falls into the $4,000 range, which is not in the current church budget. If you might be willing to help chip in for a new mower, please let the office know. A HUGE thanks […]

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Getting to Know People’s People

By Ardyce Curl Joann Dodson’s mother was a Quaker. Joann and her husband Les attended a liberal Baptist church in Flint before moving to Kalamazoo, where they attended Baptist and Congregational churches but didn’t find what they were looking for. “When our two young sons were acting up at the Baptist Sunday School […]

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Money Matters

At the end of June, we were about $12,000 short in pledge income for the year. Statements of pledge balances were sent out early in June to give everyone a chance to finish their pledge before the end of the fiscal year on June 30. Some have notified us that they will not be able […]


Race Matters

By Nicky Leigh Years ago, I had a partner who wanted me to attend church with her. I agreed to go to her church which was a United Methodist church. Like us, this church had gone through diversity training and they considered themselves very open to gays. We were the only openly gay couple in […]

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Green Spot: Environmental Justice at People’s Church

To become a Green Sanctuary, a church must complete two environmental justice projects. The Green Sanctuary Committee’s challenge was to explain the complex justice work at People’s Church. “Environmental justice” is the antithesis of injustice. The idea emerged in recognition that environmental benefits and burdens are unequal in the US. Some neighborhoods have parks and […]


People’s Beach Day – Sat., August 1st

People’s Church’s summer beach day is planned for Saturday, August 1st at Van Buren State Park.  We will have a potluck picnic at 5:30 near the south bath-house. Come for the meal or for the whole day. Hot dogs and table settings will be provided.

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Memorial Service for Hannelore Eck – Sept. 12, 10:00a.m.

Hannelore Zander Eck, 93, of Kalamazoo, Michigan died Sunday, June 28. In her final weeks, she was lovingly and respectfully being taken care of by the staff at Rose Arbor Hospice. She was a proud member of People’s Church for about 60 years. Hannelore was born to Ernst and Margaret Zander   in 1921, […]



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