Religious Education Notes

Our Jewish and Christian Heritage This past year our religious education classes explored World Religions. They learned about the basic beliefs, rituals and practices of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Paganism, Taoism, Judaism and Christianity. Our 11th & 12th graders enjoyed field trips to various houses of worship to experience these faiths first hand. (See bulletin board […]

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Summer Religious Education

Our summer RE programming, led by Mary Kate Webster and Cary Betz Williams, is off to a great start. We are using various storybooks to help children learn about kindness and empathy for themselves and each other. The titles include We’re All Wonders, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? and I’m Gonna Like Me. Through […]

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Religious Education Notes

Youth Bridging Service – June 3 The high school youth will plan and lead this service where we will bridge our 8th graders up into Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU) and we will bridge our Seniors out. I have mixed emotions about the youth bridging out of YRUU. Of course I am extremely happy for […]

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Young Adult Game Night 7-9 pm May 10

All 18- through 35-year-olds are invited to play games and hang out with other Unitarian Universalist young adults at People’s Church from 7 to 9 pm Thursday, May 10. Pizza and refreshments provided. Please RSVP to Nicky Gates or at our Facebook event page so we have enough food. Find us on Facebook […]

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Religious Education Notes

The Wheel of the Year  While spring is finally blooming in Michigan, we celebrate the season of new beginnings and fresh starts in nature. Concurrently in RE we are celebrating and getting ready to wind down our religious education programing for the church year. Our Kindergarten – 6th and 11-12th graders are all wrapping up […]

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Peace & Nature Camp Registration

Peace and Nature Camp 2018 Peace and Nature Camp is a one-week day-camp at People’s Church that runs M-F, June 18-22, 9am – 4pm and is open to all children ages 7-12 years old.   This includes an all-day field trip to the Kalamazoo Nature Center on Thursday of that week.  Camp provides an opportunity to […]

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Religious Education Notes

With Deepest Gratitude With 160 children and youth registered in Religious Education, our RE teachers are the backbone of our program. Their dedication is imperative for creating meaningful experiences for these kids each week. Each week they review lesson plans and prepare to lead their classes with interesting and engaging stories, questions and activities.  People’s […]

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Religious Education Notes

Mindfulness and Meditation I offered a Mindfulness and Meditation class on Thursday nights in February. I was very surprised that 45 people registered for the class and that very few of those folks were from People’s Church. The event seemed to go viral on Facebook and there was much demand. The class sessions ended up […]

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Mindfulness and Meditation Practice Sessions

Mindfulness and Meditation Practice Sessions Third Thursdays 6:15-7:30 PM March 15, April 19, and May 17, 2018 Led by Diane Melvin Suggested donation is $5.00 per class   All ability levels from beginners through more experienced practitioners are invited to participate in these monthly drop in sessions designed to practice mindfulness and meditation […]

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Save the Date for 2018 Peace and Nature Camp

Peace and Nature Camp is a one-week day-camp at People’s Church that runs M-F, June 18-22, 9am – 4pm and is open to all children ages 7-12 years old.   This includes an all day field trip to the Kalamazoo Nature Center on Thursday of that week.  Camp provides an opportunity to play and explore in […]

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