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Syrian Refugee Family Update

We are celebrating the two-year anniversary of the Altyara family’s arrival to the U.S. These two years have seen remarkable progress for the family.  They received their green cards this spring, which are important as they travel the path to citizenship. The family continues to live in the home People’s Church Refugee Resettlement Team found […]

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Social Justice Coordinating Committee Update

Lincoln School Lincoln School volunteers began winding down the year with a final gathering on May 17th to share experiences and celebrate one more successful year of this wonderful project.  Mary Lewis, who has been its coordinator and backbone since inception, is retiring.  Next year Jeme Baker will assume leadership, hoping to continue the successes […]

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Citizenship Advocacy Opportunity: Changes to Michigan Environmental Policy The Michigan State Legislature is about to pass some bills that affect the Department of Environmental Quality’s ability to protect our environment. The House just passed bills creating an Environmental Rules and Review Committee and a permit appeal panel that would have authority over the DEQ. The […]

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Race Matters

This winter I participated in an anti-racism seminar for white people called Doing Our Own Work, because I won a scholarship through People’s Church and I was curious. But as the days drew closer, I began to panic. Why will I be putting myself through six days of guilt and shame? This sounds scary and […]

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Getting to Know People’s People by Ardyce Curl

Eunice Jennings grew up Methodist. “I attended People’s in the mid ‘80s because I wanted my children to have some religious experience,” Eunice said. She continued attending until the mid ‘90s. “I stopped coming because of some family issues,” Eunice said, “but I returned recently because I was told that Rachel was wonderful and dealt […]

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Social Justice Update

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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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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