Sunday, March 29th Service: “Out of Our Control” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

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Sunday, March 22nd Service: “Creating Sacred Space at Home” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

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Sunday, March 15th Service: “Looking for the Helpers” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Rev. Rachel shares her thoughts on COVID-19, and actions we can take to be helpers in our wider community.

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Sunday Services Cancelled, Will Be Livestreamed

The Sunday service and Sunday morning religious education classes are cancelled through April 12.

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Sunday Service, March 8 – 10:45 a.m., “Accepting Ourselves and Each Other” People’s Youth with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How can we better achieve acceptance of one another and encourage spiritual growth in our congregations?

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Sunday Service, March 1 – 10:45 a.m., “Growing Beloved Community: Stewardship Sunday” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Rev. Rachel will tell the story of an unlikely birthday gift that has led her to think about generosity in a new way.

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Sunday Service, February 23 – 10:45 a.m., “The Inter-dependent Web: Our Connection to Self, Life & Others Through Poetry”

Our annual Poetry Service will explore themes of connection and the human experience.

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Sunday Service, February 16 – 10:45 a.m., “The Transforming Power of Love” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How are we called to confront the powers and structures of evil with love today?

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Sunday Service, February 9 – 10:45 a.m., “The Warmth of Community: A Reverse Service” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg and Diane Melvin

On this special Sunday, the adults will go to classes and children will stay in the service.

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Sunday Service, February 2 – 10:45 a.m., “Becoming the Beloved Community” with Dr. Charlae Davis

What does it mean to be the beloved community?

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Sunday Service, January 26 – 10:45 a.m., “Shield the Joyous” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What does it mean for the joyous to be shielded?

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Sunday Service, January 19 – 10:45 a.m., “I Am Willing” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We will explore author Bryan Stevenson’s 4 Steps to making change.

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Sunday Service, January 12 – 10:45 a.m., “That Which Guides and Supports” with Diane Melvin

What spiritual sayings have meaning for you?

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Sunday Service, January 5 – 10:45 a.m., “Remembering Margaret Fuller” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Come learn about this fascinating, often-forgotten character from UU history.

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Sunday Service, December 29 – 10:45 a.m., “Burning the Old Year” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

In this intergenerational service, we will let go of what we do not want to take with us into the coming year (by burning it up!).

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, December 24 – 6:00 p.m., with Rev. Gy Ludvig-McCartney and Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Join us to celebrate the Christmas story and hope for the rebirth of love and peace in our world.

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Sunday Service, December 22 – 10:45 a.m., “Don’t Let the Light Go Out” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What might the ancient story of the Maccabee uprising have to teach us today?

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Sunday Service, December 15 – 10:45 a.m., “The Snow Tree: An Intergenerational Service”

In this service, people of all ages will celebrate the winter solstice with music, ritual, and story.

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Sunday Service, December 8 – 10:45 a.m., “Giving Thanks: a Music Service”

Join us for this interactive program featuring performances by People’s musicians and singers.

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Sunday Service, December 1 – 10:45 a.m., “Lessons Learned from The Losers’ Club” with Rev. Kevin DeBeck

How does the plot in the movie “It: Chapter 2” relate to what’s happening in our society today?

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Sunday Service, November 24 – 10:45 a.m., “The Church of What We Know” Peter Mayer

How can Unitarian Universalism help us connect spiritually with what we have learned intellectually?

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Sunday Service, November 17 – 10:45 a.m., “Our Power, Our Future” Rev. Rachel Lonberg & People’s People

How are we both as individuals and a faith community called to respond to the reality of climate change?

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Sunday Service, November 10 – 10:45 a.m., “Belonging to Self, Belonging to All – Living a Life of Integrity” Revs. Seth and Elizabeth Carrier-Ladd

What does it mean to belong to yourself?

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Sunday Service, November 3 – 10:45 a.m., “Onward and Upward Forever?” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How much forward progress is enough?

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Sunday Service, October 27 – 10:45 a.m., “On Human Nature” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How do we reconcile our affirmation of everyone’s inherent worth with the reality of human cruelty?

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Sunday Service, October 20 – 10:45 a.m., “Animal Blessing Service” Diane Melvin & Rev. Rachel Lonberg

In this intergenerational service, we will celebrate the joy that animals bring to our lives.

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Sunday Service, October 13 – 10:45 a.m., “Can Economics Be Moral?” Tim Bartik

How do we reconcile our religious beliefs with the demands of the economy?

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Sunday Service, October 6 – 10:45 a.m., “To Live is to Risk Dying” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How do we make peace with the risks of life?

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Sunday Service, September 29 – 10:45 a.m., “Life, Choice, and Justice” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What do UU teachings say about abortion, sexuality, justice, and autonomy?

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Sunday Service, September 22 – 10:45 a.m., “When Despair for the World Grows in Me…” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How do we cope when we’re overwhelmed by a feeling of existential dread?

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Sunday Service, September 15 – 10:45 a.m., “Where Life Sends You” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How do we live our deepest values and be our most authentic selves?

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Sunday Service, September 8 – 10:45 a.m., “Joining of Waters Ingathering Service” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Please bring a small container of water from somewhere important to you to pour into our collective bowl.

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Sunday Service, September 1 – 10:45 a.m., “How I Blew Up My Life and Became a UU” Bobby Goldstein

Join us for the last Summer Service.

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Sunday Service, August 25 – 10:45 a.m., “Noticing the Positive Changes” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Join us for a special Summer Intergenerational Service led by Rev. Rachel.

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Sunday Service, August 18 – 10:45 a.m., “Facing Change” Eddie DeGraw

This summer, Sunday services will be related to a theme of “Love, Hope, Change.”

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Sunday Service, August 11 – 10:45 a.m., “Peeling Away the Layers of Our Guarded Selves” Matthew Morris McCormick

This summer, Sunday services will be related to a theme of “Love, Hope, Change.”

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Sunday Service, August 4 – 10:45 a.m., “Love, Hope, Change” Savannah Ramsey

This summer, Sunday services will be related to a theme of “Love, Hope, Change.”

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Sunday Service, July 28 – 10:45 a.m., “The Power of We” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We will recap some of the events at the most recent General Assembly.

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Sunday Service, July 21 – 10:45 a.m., “Living in the Now, for Now” Tim Sparling

This summer, Sunday services will be related to a theme of “Love, Hope, Change.”

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Sunday Service, July 14 – 10:45 a.m., “Hope Through Action” Nich Betz-Thorne

This summer, Sunday services will be related to a theme of “Love, Hope, Change.”

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Sunday Service, July 7 – 10:45 a.m., “Love, Hope, Change” Rev. Rachel Lonberg

This summer, Sunday services will be related to a theme of “Love, Hope, Change.”

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Sunday Service, June 30 – 10:45 a.m., “Love, Hope, Change” Steve Dibble

This summer, Sunday services will be related to a theme of “Love, Hope, Change.”

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Sunday Service, June 23 – 10:45 a.m., “What Constitutes an Identity?” Ben Miller

This summer, Sunday services will be related to a theme of “Love, Hope, Change.”

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Sunday Service, June 16 – 10:45 a.m., “Leading Oneself and Energetic Balance” Elizabeth Warner

This summer, Sunday services will be related to a theme of “Love, Hope, Change.”

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Sunday Service, June 9 – 10:45 a.m., “The Flower in the Gun: An Intergenerational Flower Service”

On this final service of the program year, we will participate in the flower ritual created by Rev. Norbert Čapek.

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Sunday Service, June 2 – 10:45 a.m., “Youth Bridging Service”

Our young people will share ‘senior statements’ about their journey and what this church has meant to them.

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Sunday Service, May 26 – 10:45 a.m., “We Remember” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

At this annual service, we will remember those who have died in war and military service and other loved ones we have lost.

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Sunday Service, May 19 – 10:45 a.m., “Spirit of Life” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What significance does the Pentecost have for Unitarian Universalists?

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Sunday Service, May 12 – 10:45 a.m., “Music Service” with People’s Singers & Musicians

Bring your voice and join the chorus at our upcoming service dedicated to music!

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Sunday Service, May 5 – 10:45 a.m., “Your Powerful Questions” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

This Sunday, bring your most powerful, challenging questions about life, truth, ethics, integrity, and Unitarian Universalism.

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Sunday Service, April 28 – 10:45 a.m., “How Might We Live and Love in the Anthropocene?” with Donna McClurkan and Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How do we navigate the spiritual and tactical challenges of climate change?

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Sunday Service, April 21 – 10:45 a.m., “Love Your Neighbor: An Intergenerational Service” with Diane Melvin and Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We’ll explore the wisdom of two prophets—Jesus and Mr. Rogers.

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Sunday Service, April 14 – 10:45 a.m., “Against Innocence” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What are the downsides of innocence?

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Sunday Service, April 7 – 10:45 a.m., “Tasting Life Twice” The People’s Poetry Service

Come experience the poetry written by People’s people.

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Sunday Service, March 31 – 10:45 a.m., “How Perfect Can We Get?” with Rev. John Marsh and Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Why is William Ellery Channing’s Baltimore sermon worth remembering?

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Sunday Service, March 24 – 10:45 a.m., “The Confusion of Empathy with Ethics” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How can we all live with the tension between empathy and ethics in our lives?

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Sunday Service, March 17 – 10:45 a.m., “Everybody In” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

On this Stewardship Sunday, we will celebrate all the ways we have expanded the circle of love and care.

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Sunday Service, March 10 – 10:45 a.m., “Don’t Go Changin’”

Is it okay to be okay with who you are?

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Sunday Service, March 3 – 10:45 a.m., “The Difference Between Fairness and Justice” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We will discuss “The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard.”

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Sunday Service, February 24 – 10:45 a.m., “Sing to the Power: A Reverse Service” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We will sing out the adults for classes, and let the youth stay for a worship service about love, hope, joy, and faith.

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Sunday Service, February 17 – 10:45 a.m., “Can We Ever Rest?” with Rev. Jill McAllister

What can we learn about rest which might help us keep living in the ways that are needed?

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Sunday Service, February 10 – 10:45 a.m., “Trans Identity and Being Better Allies” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg and Cylise Snow

In this service, Cylise Snow will share parts of their story of being trans and nonbinary.

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Sunday Service, February 3 – 10:45 a.m., “Let the Mystery Be” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

In this service, we will explore the spiritual tradition of agnosticism.

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Sunday Service, January 27 – 10:45 a.m., “When Bad Things Happen to Other People” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How do we best show up to support one another in difficult times?

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Sunday Service, January 20 – 10:45 a.m., “We are a Justice-Seeking People” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

People’s people will share reflections on how to live a life with justice at its center.

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Sunday Service, January 13 – 10:45 a.m., “In the Belly of a Big Fish” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What relevance does the story of Jonah have for us today?

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Sunday Service, January 6 – 10:45 a.m., “Coping with Life in the Fast Lane” with Diane Melvin

What practices can help us cope when life feels too fast, too hard or too much?

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Sunday Service, December 30 – 10:45 a.m., “Burning the Old Year” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We will mark the end of 2018 with rituals to let go of what we do not want to take with us into the coming year.

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Christmas Eve Service at UUCC, Monday, December 24 – 6:30 p.m.

In this joint Christmas Eve service hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Southwest Michigan, we will explore how different cultures celebrate around this time of the year.

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Sunday Service, December 23 – 10:45 a.m., “In The Bleak Midwinter” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

With silence, candles, and music, we will pause to hold space for the difficult feelings the holiday season can bring up.

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Sunday Service, December 16 – 10:45 a.m., “Can These Bones Live?” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

The book of Ezekiel in the Hebrew Bible describes a valley of dry bones that were brought back to life. Why might this passage worthy of our attention today?

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Sunday Service, December 9 – 10:45 a.m., “Christmas Pageant Spectacular: An Intergenerational Service”

Join us for an irreverent, participatory telling of the nativity story.

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Sunday Service, December 2 – 10:45 a.m., “Welcoming the Stranger: A Music Service”

This service will feature music and readings focused on seeking equality for and acceptance of everyone.

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Sunday Service, November 25 – 10:45 a.m., “Did the God of Abraham Fight at the Siege of Troy?” with Rev. Dennis McCarty

What do Greek mythology and stories in the bible have in common?

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Sunday Service, November 18 – 10:45 a.m., “Remembering Rev. Caroline Bartlett Crane” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Caroline Bartlett Crane served as the minister of People’s Church from 1889 to 1898. What impact did she have on our community that continues today?

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Sunday Service, November 11 – 10:45 a.m., “The Promise and Practice of Our Faith” with Rev. Rachel and members of the Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, and Multiculturalism Committee

What would it be like if our UU worship service centered entirely around the voices and the experiences of black Unitarian Universalists?

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Sunday Service, November 4 – 10:45 a.m., “These Are Your Dreams” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg and the Widening Our Welcome Team

We will be sharing visions of possible futures together and inviting people to vote on next steps.

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Sunday Service, October 28 – 10:45 a.m., “Other People’s Autonomy” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How do we respect the autonomy of those we love when they make choices that we disagree with?

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Sunday Service, October 21 – 10:45 a.m., “Animal Blessing Service” with Diane Melvin and Rev. Rachel Lonberg

In this intergenerational service, we will celebrate the joy that animals bring to our lives.

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Sunday Service, October 14 – 10:45 a.m., “What is Beloved Community?” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What does it mean to be a beloved community?

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Sunday Service, October 7 – 10:45 a.m., “What if God was one of Us: Jesus and the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism” with J. Barrett Lee

How does the story of Jesus relate to our UU principles?

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Sunday Service, September 30 – 10:45 a.m., “In Case of Emergency” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

What spiritual preparations can we take now to keep ourselves calm in a crisis?

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Sunday Service, September 23 – 10:45 a.m., “Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

How can People’s Church be a place for internal and larger scale transformation?

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Sunday Service, September 16 – 10:45 a.m., “(Re)Turning to the Bible” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We will explore why it might be worthwhile for UUs to turn or return to the Bible as a source of wisdom.

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Homecoming Service, September 9 – 10:45 a.m., “Ingathering and Joining of Waters” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Please bring water in a small container from a place that is important to you to pour into our collective bowl.

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Sunday Service, September 2 – 10:45 a.m., “Rites of Passage at Standing Rock” with Cybelle Shattuck

Cybelle Shattuck will speak about overcoming challenges.

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Sunday Service, August 26 – 10:45 a.m., “Overcoming Challenges” with Allen Webb

Allen Webb will speak about overcoming challenges.

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Sunday Service, August 19 – 10:45 a.m., “Overcoming Challenges: Millie’s Immigration Story” with Paul LaDuca

Paul LaDuca will speak about overcoming challenges.

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Sunday Service, August 12 – 10:45 a.m., “Overcoming Challenges: It’s All an Experiment”” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Rev. Rachel will speak about overcoming challenges.

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Sunday Service, August 5 – 10:45 a.m., “Overcoming Challenges” with Cylis Snow

Cylis Snow will speak about overcoming challenges.

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Sunday Service, July 29 – 10:45 a.m., “The Long Walk Back: Loss, Renewal and the Return of Hope” with Darryl Loiacano

Darryl Loiacano will speak about loss, renewal, and hope.

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Sunday Service, July 22 – 10:45 a.m., “Overcoming Challenges” with Mike Pritchard

Mike Pritchard will speak about overcoming challenges.

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Sunday Service, July 15 – 10:45 a.m., “Overcoming Challenges” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Rev. Rachel will speak about overcoming challenges.

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Sunday Service, July 8 – 10:45 a.m., “Overcoming Challenges” with Nicky Leigh

Nicky Leigh will speak about overcoming challenges.

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Sunday Service, July 1 – 10:45 a.m., “Overcoming Challenges” with Laura MacLellan

Laura MacLellan will speak about overcoming challenges.

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Sunday Service, June 24 – 10:45 a.m., “Overcoming Challenges” with Kelly Henderson

Kelly Henderson will speak about overcoming challenges.

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Sunday Service, June 17 – 10:45 a.m., “Overcoming Challenges” with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

Rev. Rachel will talk about overcoming challenges.

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Sunday Service, June 10 – 10:45 a.m., Flower Service with Rev. Rachel Lonberg

We will hold our annual flower service. Please bring a flower to church.

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Sunday Service, June 3 – 10:45 a.m., Youth Bridging Service with Diane Melvin and Youth Group

Our high school seniors will share their reflections on what growing up at People’s Church has meant to them.

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