By Fernando Ospina I’ve been a UU since 2006. Like many UUs, I did not grow up in this faith tradition. I found it and I stayed. I stayed because of the community; because of the principles of our tradition; and because of our continued history and dedication to social justice. Today, social justice is […]
Most of you are probably aware that we had a difficult year financially in 2014-15. In the final analysis, we had a deficit of $9,382. This is after we took more than $37,000 out of the Palmer Unrestricted Fund (the church savings account) for special, one-time expenditures relating to the Interim Minister and the Ministerial […]
People’s Church is a very active member of ISAAC (Interfaith Advocacy and Action in Community), along with nearly 30 other diverse congregations, organizations, and strategic partners (more info at http://isaackalamazoo.org/). Our People’s Church ISAAC Core Team meets at least quarterly and helps coordinate the involvement of People’s people in the social justice work that […]
Why We Worship Sunday, August 16, 2015 Readings: “Kenyon College Commencement Speech” (Excerpt) by David Foster Wallace: ‘This, I submit, is the freedom of real education, of learning how to be well adjusted: you get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn’t. You get to decide what to worship. Because here’s something […]
People’s Church will be holding an all-church salad potluck on Sunday, September 13 after the Homecoming Service. We are in need of green salads, salads with meat, fruit salads, gluten-free salads, bread, and gluten-free dessert. Please sign up on the clipboards in the reception area outside Room 19, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us […]
ISAAC will be holding a Racial Healing Service that will be held on Wednesday, September 2nd from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Sunnyside United Methodist Church. We are still in the early planning stages of this event.
It’s been a good ride, but sadly the church’s lawnmower is nearing its end. An estimate for a new mower falls into the $4,000 range, which is not in the current church budget. If you might be willing to help chip in for a new mower, please let the office know. A HUGE thanks […]
By Ardyce Curl Joann Dodson’s mother was a Quaker. Joann and her husband Les attended a liberal Baptist church in Flint before moving to Kalamazoo, where they attended Baptist and Congregational churches but didn’t find what they were looking for. “When our two young sons were acting up at the Baptist Sunday School […]