Eunice Jennings grew up Methodist.

“I attended People’s in the mid ‘80s because I wanted my children to have some religious experience,” Eunice said. She continued attending until the mid ‘90s.

“I stopped coming because of some family issues,” Eunice said, “but I returned recently because I was told that Rachel was wonderful and dealt with current issues. I also wanted friendship and companionship.”

Here, Eunice says she has found many good friends and continues to attend because of the stimulation and friendships.

Eunice said history and travel are among her sources of religious wisdom. She has traveled to six of the seven continents and to 48 states.

“I did two international trips a year for 12 years and the last two years only one,” Eunice said.  “My last international trip was Japan.  This year I’m taking grandson, Elijah, on a Road Scholar intergenerational trip to Costa Rica.  In August I’m going to Iceland.  Most of my international trips have been through Overseas Adventure Travel.

“I have been to Israel and enjoyed the experience from a historical perspective,” she said. “I’ve always enjoyed the study of a variety of religions.”

Eunice does a great deal of volunteer work. She has delivered Meals on Wheels once a week for the last 15 years, and tutors reading and sometimes math at Northeastern and Arcadia Kalamazoo schools.

“I taught at Northeastern many years, and two of my grandchildren go to Arcadia,” Eunice said. Her four grandchildren are a very important part of her life.

Eunice is also busy with a variety of organizations. She likes to hike, garden and spend time with family and friends. She belongs to North Country Trail system and has hiked portions of the trail, belongs to several walking and hiking groups. a garden club, and several luncheon groups,

She has worked at the People’s Bazaar and is part of a Chalice Circle.

(Eunice, 76, is a retired elementary teacher with Kalamazoo Public Schools.)

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