Michiganders know we have to earn summer. Now that we have paid our winter dues, we are eager for that reward. Your Social Justice Coordinating Committee is anticipating a summer pilot project involving the children of our refugee community to use their out-of-school time to advance the basic knowledge that will help them move up […]
New discussion group begins – Fall 2019 As I write this, I’m feeling much gratitude for the increasing buzz and commitment within the congregation around understanding the many layers of oppression that exist in our culture – both “out there”, and within our own walls. It’s not that the people at People’s haven’t historically been […]
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) promotes wildlife habitats in many ways. One is through the Wildlife Habitat Certification Program. This involves the property owner surveying an area for elements that promote wildlife survival, such as sources of food, water, cover, and places animals could raise their young . The property owner also adds elements, if […]
Article by Ardyce Curl. Cybelle Shattuck grew up in Northern California where she was introduced to Buddhist meditation by her father and to Hinduism by her mother.
CHALICE CIRCLES offer an opportunity to meet with others around a commitment to practice listening and sharing in ways that allow us to be real and honest, and have the kind of deeper conversations that can be difficult to make during coffee hour on Sundays. In Chalice Circles, we focus on topics from our life […]
Which grocery bag leaves the smallest carbon footprint on the planet?
Article by Ardyce Curl. Allen Webb and Cynthia Pietras were married by Jill McAllister at the Kalamazoo Nature Center in 2006 and the couple began attending People’s in 2007.
Doing Our Own Work When I first heard about the anti-racism seminar for white people “Doing Our Own Work” (DOOW), lasting 6 days over a 3 month period, I thought, “what does that even mean?” I had participated in a 2.5 day ERACCE Anti-Racism training and several other seminars that always included white people and […]