November Special Collection, Sunday, November 17
Kalamazoo Climate Crisis Coalition—Fridays for Future
The mission of the Kalamazoo Climate Crisis Coalition (KCCC) is to unite local climate action groups, share resources and information and sustain high levels of citizen mobilization to address the climate crisis. Their three primary goals are to:
Drastically Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions,
2) Create a Fast and Just Transition to 100% Clean Renewable Energy,
3) Achieve Climate Justice for Groups Impacted by Climate Disruptions.
Currently, their work includes a free year-long public series, modeled after Greta Thunberg’s initiative, Fridays for Future. The goal of this series is to provide our community with a broad understanding of both the scientific facts and the human relationship to climate change including the social causes, challenges, and opportunities for mitigation and adaptation. This special collection will fund Fridays for Future expenses such as promotional materials, hosting (rooms, refreshments), transportation support and video-conferencing or other technology to support recording and livestreaming of all events.
ISAAC Issues Convention
People’s Church is one of the founding members of ISAAC – Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy and Action in the Community. The 2019 ISAAC Issues Convention will be held on October 29th at Westminster Presbyterian Church with over 30 People’s people likely in attendance to view and vote on powerful presentations about Poverty, Gun Violence, Racism, and Education. After the presentations all in attendance will vote to select two issues to focus work on for the next 2 years.
October Special Collection
The October 12th Special Collection netted about $1200 for the Douglass Community Association, whose mission is to create a culture of equity and inclusion that transforms the lives of Northside residents and beyond through effective, efficient and quality opportunities. Mr. Sidney Ellis, executive director, spoke during the service to inform our congregation of the work being done at the Douglas Community Association, now celebrating 100 years of service to the community.
Everyone is Invited to a Gift Giving Holiday Party in December
On Sunday, December 15th from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., the Social Justice Coordinating Committee and People’s Church Membership Committee will co-host a Holiday Party. This event is designed to provide fun activities for all ages. There will be games, caroling, cookie decorating, story-telling and ornament making. Hot chocolate, cider, fruit and cookies will be served.
We are requesting that attendees bring an unwrapped gift or gifts for parents and children (all ages) valued under $10. These gifts will be donated to Lincoln School for students to purchase (for a very reduced price) to give to their parents, siblings, or other loved ones for Christmas. Your gift(s) will make it possible for the kids at Lincoln to share in the joy of giving! *Please note you don’t have to bring a donated gift or gifts to attend.
Look for more details in the December News & Views.