We will hold a Special Collection for ISAAC on June 11. ISAAC, Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy and Action in the Community, is the largest faith-based organizing group in Southwest Michigan. People’s Church is among the more than 20 congregations and other organization that work together through ISAAC to make our values real in the world in ways we would not be able to do alone. ISAAC is currently working to decrease youth violence and racism in our community and in support of early childhood education.
There was a fabulous turnout for the May 6th ISAAC banquet—a delicious pasta buffet was followed by musical offerings from soloists and the ISAAC Singers, and an inspirational keynote address by Dr. Ruben Martinez which brought attendees to their feet in applause. Several awards were given, including the seventh Cornerstone Award plaque to People’s for our “generosity and commitment to ISAAC,” which Rev. Rachel accepted on our behalf. Thirty-eight People’s people enjoyed this wonderful evening with nearly 500 folks from member churches dedicated to social justice in our community.
Lincoln School volunteers had their end of the year assessment meeting on May 18, celebrating another year of mentoring, tutoring and befriending students at our partner school, sharing cake and stories of experiences. Everyone is looking forward to next year at Lincoln.
Cradle Kalamazoo Collection
Our Mother’s Day offering for Cradle Kalamazoo, a multi-agency community initiative led by our YWCA to implement evidence-based and holistic interventions, amounted to $831. We are helping them to reach their goal of reducing infant death and promoting respect for families, women and their children. Thank you so much!
Loaves & Fishes Food Drive
We will have two upcoming chances to remember those in our community who need help to feed their families. We will be gathering food items for Loaves and Fishes on June 4th and June 11th. Please watch for ads and choose canned and boxed foodstuff when you shop between now and then. A truck will be near the lower entrance on those Sundays. Thank you.