Check the People’s Church newsletter and weekly email ‘Blasts’ for all program details. Sign up to receive these at the Visitor (downstairs) or Information (upstairs) desks.

If you need more information or are interested in leading or teaching an Adult Education offering, please contact Diane Melvin, re@peopleschurch.net, 269-375-3262.

ONGOING GROUPS

Adjunct Committee Member, Pat Nelson

Contact Pat for Zoom links

269-716-36233

patnelson348@gmail.com


Book Clubs, Focusing on Quality Fiction 

Afternoon Group:  3rd Thursdays of the month, 1:30-3:00 p.m.  Contact Marj Lightner, 269-353-1311

Evening Group:  2nd Thursdays of the month, 6-7:30 pm, Contact Pat Nelson, 269-716-3623

Each group holds a planning meeting during the summer to set schedules for the church year.  Click on the “Afternoon and Evening Bookclubs” title within the “Featured News” area of the Peoples Church main web page to see these. The 2022-2023 schedule can be found HERE. Each month’s selection is also advertised in the monthly newsletter and weekly emails.  Newcomers are welcome up to a maximum of 12 per group.  New groups may be started, as desired.


Discussion Group

1st Saturdays of the month, 10:30–12pm, Contact Pat Nelson 269-716-3623

2022-2023 topics planner is Jeanine Willacker; feel free to give her suggestions at (269) 303-6600.   Check the monthly newsletter and weekly email.   Anyone is welcome to any meeting.  Our tentative plan for the 2022-2023 is to meet in person at church, Room 6/7.   Masks optional.


Film Discussion Group

4th Tuesdays, 3-4:30pm, Contact:  Pat Nelson 269-716-3623

Films are chosen by participants from Amazon.com offerings with rental of less than $6 (no subscription needed) (often available at libraries or other subscription services, as well).  Watch the newsletter and/or weekly email for input or information.  Anyone is welcome to any discussion.  On Zoom.


Chalice Circles

(Small Group Ministry Circles)

Chalice Circles offer an opportunity to practice deep listening and sharing in ongoing small group meetings. These circles provide opportunities to get to know and connect with a small group on a deeper level. Some of these groups meet on Zoom and others in person with safety precautions. Ongoing circles have openings for new members. Contact Donna McClurkan at dcmcclurkan@gmail.com for more information or to join. 


Building & Grounds Work Day 

Tuesdays 10-Noon

Gary Leadley, 269-267-8544

garyleadley@gmail.com

Join this friendly, collaborative work group anytime you are able.  We do repairs, maintenance, and enhancements to keep our building functional and attractive to members and visitors.  We also manage and maintain the grounds surrounding the building, including the lawn, flower beds, trees, labyrinth and memorial garden.  All skills and interests are welcome.


The Study Group 

Monthly on Mondays (vary), 7:30 pm

Contact Kay for the Zoom link 

Kay Spade, 269-327-1815

jkspade@charter.net

Meets on zoom to discuss a wide variety of books on religion, philosophy and science, with topics chosen by members to reflect a diversity of interests in the sources and development of liberal religion.


Facing Life, Facing Death

4th Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Contact Rev. Rachel for Zoom link

Rev. Rachel Lonberg, 269-389-9721

Minister@peopleschurch.net

The first half hour of our gathering, a chance to speak frankly about our lives, triumphs and struggles. For the final hour, Rev. Rachel leads the group in exploring mortality, death, and dying through personal reflection, sociological information, articles, conversation, and poetry. We occasionally invite guests from the community to present to us on related topics. This class is open to all People’s adults.


MUSIC 

People’s Singers Choir

Rehearsals on Thursdays at 7 pm in the Commons

Contact Savannah Ramsey, music@peopleschurch.net 

Lift up your voice with the People’s Church Choir! New members are always welcome. No experience necessary.

 

People’s Ringers Bell Choir 

Wednesdays at 5:30 pm in the Commons

Contact Savannah Ramsey, music@peopleschurch.net 

Come and Ring with us! No experience necessary. Some music reading skills necessary

 


UUA Common Read

November 8, 6:15 – 7:30 pm on Zoom, continuing for six sessions on the second Tuesday of the month

Every year, the UUA selects a Common Read for congregations. This year. People’s Church will participate, with conversations facilitated by Rev. Rachel and members of the dismantling racism team.

Authors Nancy Palmer Jones and Karin Lin—a white minister and a lay person of color—explored five UU congregations’ journeys toward Beloved Community. In Mistakes and Miracles: Congregations on the Road to Multiculturalism (Skinner House Books, 2019), they shared the joy, disappointment, and growth these congregations found.

For more information — or to order the book — please contact Rev. Rachel at minister@peopleschurch.net or 269-389-9721. For the first session, we will be reading the introduction and forward. The book is available from the UUA bookstore, an ebook is available from Amazon.com, and an audiobook is coming soon.