People’s Church School of Witchcraft & Wizardry

The fun and learning continue in our Harry Potter UU classes for 2nd-12th graders.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Loaves and Fishes Food Drive.

As we wrap up our unit on hunger, we are turning to learning more about poverty.  While exploring the causes, we are also focused on how we can alleviate some of the symptoms.

Our middle and high school students will have the opportunity to serve meals at Ministry with Community on December 17th and 24th.

We are also conducting two concurrent collection drives in correlation with our unit on poverty.  One is to provide members at Ministry with Community with toiletries needed to provide cleanliness and dignity to folks in our community struggling with poverty.

The other drive is to collect warm clothes to help recent refugee families in our community prepare for a Michigan Winter.  Needed items include new or gently used winter coats of all sizes, scarves, hats, and mittens.

Everyone is encouraged to bring in needed items for Ministry with Community and warm outer wear for refugee families in Kalamazoo.  Please leave these items in the bins in the Lower Lobby of church through December 18th.

Ministry with Community Wish List:

  • Deodorant (travel size)mwc-items
  • Two-Bladed Razors
  • Lotion (travel size)
  • Feminine Products
  • Lip Balm
  • Shampoo (travel size)
  • Conditioner (travel size)
  • Soap (travel size)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Shaving Cream

It is a blessing to have religious education partner with our social justice committee to promote these social justice projects that include our children and youth!

Blessed Be, Diane Melvin, Religious Education Director


Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education

We have 23 5th and 6th graders participating in our OWL class this fall.  This class and the concurrent parent group meet at 9:00 am for eight weeks.

It is a privilege to provide accurate age appropriate sex education with a focus on values, integrity, right relations, openness and honesty at People’s Church.

Huge thanks to Brooke Brody and Pam Wadsworth for leading this very large class!


Elementary Sleepover
November 4-5, 6:00 pm

elementary-sleepoverAll 1-5th Graders are invited to spend the night at church together.  This is a great opportunity for kids to get to know their church buddies better and feel at home in our church building. A variety of fun games, crafts and activities will ensure a great time is had by all.  The fun kicks off with a family potluck at 6:00 pm.  Kindergarteners are welcome to sleep over with a parent.

Contact Gwen Abney-Cunningham for more information at 269-217-8191.


Young Adult Ministry
1st and 3rd Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 Room L-2

 All 18-35-year-olds are invited to participate in our young adult group that meets at People’s Church twice a month.  Group meetings provide opportunities to build friendships, engage in stimulating discussions and deepen connections all while seeking deeper meaning in life.

Childcare available upon request. Contact Mackenzie at 269-779-2111.  Join us on Facebook: Kalamazoo UU Young Adults


CONsciousness – High School CONference
November 11-13 at People’s Church

Our teens are excited about organizing and hosting this UU district conference for high school aged youth.   To get the flier and to register click here: http://peopleschurch.net/religious-education/consciousness-youth-con-nov-11-13/

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