Anna ShadeImportant Reminder: If you wish to vote in the Ministerial Candidate vote on May 3rd, you must be a member of People’s Church by March 1st. If you wish to sign the Bond of Union at any time, contact Chris Schleuder ( or Anna Shade ( Anyone 16 years of age or older by March 1 is eligible for membership.  Thanks to everyone who attended our Membership Orientation on January 18. We had a great turnout and it was great to get to know some of our newcomers and newest members better.


Rev. Dave will offer a workshop called “Spiritual But Not Religious (SBNR)?”on Sunday, February 1st in Room 9 from 12:15 – 1:30 geared towards newcomers and new members. A half-century ago, responses to the question “What church do you go to?” were helpful descriptions of a person’s identity and values. Today that question matters far less—except in the deep South. Instead the question often leads to the disclaimer: “Oh, I’m spiritual but not religious.” Usually that remark ends the conversation. The implication is that for many, religion has become strictly a private matter, and thus is no one else’s concern. Is that all there is to say? We’ll explore the challenges of living authentically in an SBNR world.

As always, anyone is welcome to attend. Please RSVP online ( ) or send an email to Anna Shade ( Fruit, cheese, crackers and childcare will be provided.


A Bond of Union Signing Ceremony will be held before the service on Sunday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 19. Additionally, during the service that day, we’ll recognize those members who have recently joined People’s Church. Please let Anna Shade know if you are interested in joining People’s Church.

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