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Trash clean-up on 10th Street

People’s Church is conducting a trash clean-up on 10th Street between West Main Street and H Avenue. This event is expected to last from about 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 25. It will begin after the lunch that will be provided by the Green Sanctuary Committee. Participants must be […]


Getting to Know People’s People

By Ardyce Curl Marti Peters-Sparling and Tim Sparling Marti Joy Peters-Sparling grew up in a Dutch Reformed Church. Her husband Tim Sparling grew up Catholic and was an altar boy two years. The couple came to People’s in 2012 after Tim, a Nurse Practitioner, cared for a hospice patient who was a member of […]

Allan Hunt

Money Matters

Last month, I reported on People’s Church financial outcome for 2014-15. Most of you are probably aware that we had a difficult year.   We had an operating deficit of $9,382, after we took more than $37,000 out of the Palmer Unrestricted Fund (Church savings account) for special, one-time expenditures relating to the Interim Minister and […]


Child Dedication Ceremony, Sun. Oct. 11

If you are interested in having your baby or child dedicated in the Unitarian Universalist tradition, here is an opportunity. In this ceremony, we announce the name of each child to this community, and thereby declare that each child is an individual, a unique and separate person, with a dignity and life of his […]


All-Church Potluck with Rev. Rachel, Fri. Oct. 23, 6pm

Everyone is welcome to attend a shared potluck supper and facilitated conversation to share your dreams and desires for People’s Church with our new minister, Rev. Rachel. Lisa Presley, MidAmerica Transitions Coordinator, with the UUA will assist us in creating a five-year vision for the church. Children and youth are welcome to come share […]


Chaplaincy Training

YRUU youth and youth advisors! Are you interested in attending Chaplaincy Training Oct. 9-11 in Peoria, Ill? Chaplain Trainings are small working conferences designed for youth and advisors to gain skills centered on the skills needed to effectively listen to, […]

Vote Yes for Kids

Social Justice Update

The excitement of coming together once again is abating and your Social Justice Coordinating Committee (SJCC) is eager to renew our primary charge—to approve and facilitate efforts of social change and advancement in our community—some on-going from year to year and other new justice issues advocated by People’s people. By tradition, our first Special Collection […]

Jeanne Leadley

Race Matters

By Jeanne Leadley In February of this year I participated in both the one-day and the two-and-a-half-day ERAC/CE training. It was a powerful experience that I am still trying to sort out and apply in my life. Before the training, I felt that I was pretty informed and aware of racism and that I […]



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