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White Elephant Sale Coming Soon!


The much anticipated annual White Elephant sale is coming up on Saturday June 15th! 

Keep an eye on communications in May for more information on how you can help as well as information on how the drop off of items will work this year! 

Kalamazoo County Community Consultant

Kalamazoo County Continuum of Care
Community Consultant Description
Background & Summary
The Kalamazoo County Continuum of Care (Coe) is a federal program of The United Way of South
Central Michigan {UWSCMI) designed to promote community-wide commitment to the goal of
ending homelessness. This work is done through a network of … read more.

People’s Climate Conversations

The Green Sanctuary Committee will present a series of Climate Conversations this spring. The focus is on what’s happening at the state, county, and local levels in legislation, initiatives, education, and other areas to help us all limit future climate change and adapt our communities … read more.

Film Discussion Group

“Shutter Island” (2010) will be the topic of the group’s 4/17 (3-4:30) meeting, reviewed by Amy Meyer.
A Blu-ray version is available from KPL; or it can be rented from Amazon for $3.99.
To receive a zoom invitation, contact Pat Nelson, 269-716-3623.
Newcomers are welcome.

Study Group

The Study Group will be meeting on Monday April 29 at 4 p.m., via Zoom, to discuss: “Stoic Wisdom: Ancient Lessons for Modern Resilience”, by Nancy Sherman. Sherman is a philosophy professor at Georgetown who formerly taught at the U.S. Naval Academy. The book attempts … read more.

RE Notes

Intergenerational Community Blessings

How many places in your life do a variety of ages of folks come together to connect with one another in meaningful ways?
One of the many blessings of our congregation is the opportunity for people to meet and get to know others that … read more.

Library Corner

To celebrate April as both Earth Month and Poetry Month, here are a few of the titles found in People’s Library.

Don’t Even Think about It; Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change, by George Marshall—363.738 Ma
“What is the psychological mechanism that allows us … read more.

Evening Book Club – Newcomers Welcome

In-person meetings at Lois Loeffler’s (near church)
2nd Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Newcomers are welcome.
“Nobody’s Fool” by Richard Russo will be reviewed by Mary Hrbeck April 11. You can see upcoming books on the church website, under “Learning/Adult Education”. To be added to the email list and/or … read more.

Rain Garden Update

The People’s Church rain garden was created last fall, thanks to the Green Sanctuary Committee and the hard work of many volunteers led by Kimberly Ginn, who is a certified Master Rain Gardener. This garden collects rain runoff into a basin, where the water infiltrates … read more.

Congregational Meeting May 19

The People’s Church Annual Congregational Meeting will happen on Sunday May 19, following the ser-vice. Please attend in-person or on Zoom. At this gathering we will set the final ballot that will be distributed to all church members by mail and email after the meeting. … read more.

Child Dedication Rituals coming soon

At People’s Church, child dedication rituals are our way of welcoming children to our community. We bless them and the whole congrega-tion promises to support them and their families. Rev. Rachel is in the process of scheduling child dedication rituals for later this spring. If … read more.

Special Collection: Unitarian Universalist Association – April 7

The Unitarian Universalist Association is the central organization for Unitarian Universalists in the United States. The UUA’s 1000+ member congregations partner together to promote congregational health and vitality, train lay and professional leaders, and to advance Unitarian Universalist values in the world. The UUA produces … read more.

And Now for This Year’s Nominees!

The nominating committee developed a slate of candidates for the People’s Church Board of Trustees and for the Nominating Committee for the upcoming church year! Please see below for the photos and bios of each candidate!

Board of Trustees Nominees

Juli Ginn

I have been coming to People’s … read more.

Afternoon Book Club

The Afternoon Book Group will meet on Monday, April 1 at 1:30 to discuss “The Violin Conspiracy” by Brendan Slocumb. Our May book will be “The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store” by James McBride. Newcomers are welcome. Contact Marj Lightner for more details:

In Memoriam

Dottie Goodwin
We celebrate the life and mourn the death of Dottie Goodwin. Dottie died in late December 2023. She was 89 years old. Dottie was most known to People’s Church in recent years as our occasional organist. Her weekday practices would fill the building with … read more.