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News from the Building & Grounds Crew and the Memorial Garden Committee

By Catherine Niessink, chair of Memorial Garden Committee We have completed two projects: Two years ago, I asked an arborist to check out the trees in the Memorial Garden. While he was at church, Rick Johnson and I asked him to check out some trees on the main property. He looked at the spruce trees […]

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Green Spot

By Nicky Leigh After our May Annual Meeting, the congregation voted for People’s to become an affiliate of the Kalamazoo Climate Crisis Coalition (KCCC). Thank you to everyone for making this possible. With this we have joined a coalition of over 30 different organizations and businesses interested in curbing greenhouse gases and attempting to reduce […]

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Review of Proposed Bylaws is Coming!

The Bylaws Committee just wanted to let you know that around mid August you will begin to see an invitation to visit the church website to review the proposed revised bylaws for the church.  We want and need your feedback—both your comments of support, and comments of concern—so we encourage you to respond when invited. […]

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Green Spot

By Nicky Leigh I attended two different climate conferences recently, Michigan Climate and Clean Energy Summit and the Michigan Sustainability Conference. MCCE is very much about “where do the various government entities stand and what is happening to mitigate climate change”.  For example, Sen. Stabenow talked about Federal Forestry programs, regenerative agriculture, urban trees, and […]

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Electric Vehicle Presentation, July 18, 12:30 p.m.

The Electric Vehicle presentation and car show will take place in person at People’s Church on SUNDAY, JULY 18th (not the 11th as previously announced).  The event will start at 12:30 with a chance to look at a collection of electric cars from the Kalamazoo Electric Vehicle Association.  At 1:00, Dr. Paul Pancella from the […]

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Church Grounds Work Day, Sat. July 3, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Volunteers are needed to help tidy up the church grounds on Saturday, July 3, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tasks include: weeding, trimming, and general garden chores. Benefits: spend time outdoors with merry comrades and enjoy a sense of accomplishment for a job well done. Bring your gloves and water bottle and join us for […]

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Climate Corner

What the Heck Is Happening to my Electric Bill? Have you noticed some changes to your electric bill recently?  Maybe you’ve just. chalked it up to normal increases in everything, or to variability due to the weather? It turns out to be a little more than that.  Last fall the Michigan Public Service Commission approved […]

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A Note From the Outgoing Board President

The Board meeting on Tuesday evening, June 1, was the last time I had to sit in the president’s chair! Whoopee!!! On Tuesday afternoon, Connie Ferguson, Denise Hartsough and I met as tellers to count the ballots from the Annual Meeting. We were advised by Parliamentarian, Barb Davis. 123 members voted (105 online, 18 by […]

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