Now that we have solar panels, what should People’s Church do next to reduce our carbon footprint? Rule of thumb: The best, cleanest, and cheapest source of new energy is conservation and efficiency. People’s Church had a golden opportunity last year to install our solar system at no up-front cost, but now it’s time to […]
Special Collections Our November Special Collection netted $1,170 for Planned Parenthood. Thanks to everyone who contributed! The January 2021 Special Collection will be held on January 10th to benefit Open Doors. Open Doors is a home base for success! Through programs, partnerships and advocacy, Open Doors has been helping families achieve housing success since 1970. […]
The Spiritual Work of Leaning In Competition. All-or-nothing. Ranking. Goods guys v. bad guys. Us v. them. All of these things are parcels of the worldview called White Supremacy Culture (WSC), and reside under the umbrella of Either-Or thinking – which is one trait of WSC. WSC is that broad way of being in the […]
“OMIGOSH! It’s December, and I haven’t even thought about holiday gifts!” –Anonymous If this is you, you’ve come to the right place. The Green Sanctuary Committee can help you out with our 2020 edition of Alternative Giving: Earth-Friendly Ideas. This is an unusual year by just about any standard, so why not make it the […]
What Is in the Box?!? One building block in the north wall of the foyer is different; it has the number 1969 carved into it. That reminds us that it’s 50 years since we started building our building. I got to thinking that there must be a time capsule in there. I asked some members […]
Back in 1970, when I was at Kansas State University, Connie and I were active in the Manhattan UU fellowship. That fellowship had no paid staff; everything was done by volunteers. Worship services were led by members or visitors. There was even a rotation to clean the building. In the old days at People’s, the […]
The church is creating a new Facebook group called “People’s Perpetual Coffee Hour” for any interested congregants, but especially for those who may not have the time or desire to be part of a regularly scheduled once-a-month Chalice Circle, but who still want to be connected to other church members. Group leaders will post conversation […]
This fall, People’s Church has been prioritizing comprehensive sexuality education for our youth, as the middle school Our Whole Lives class meets in-person weekly to finish the program cut short last spring. With this special collection, we extend that commitment to education and personal agency to everyone in our community through support of Planned Parenthood of Michigan.