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Film Discussion Group

Discussion of “Annie Hall” is being rescheduled from June to July.We meet on Zoom, after viewing the film individually; usually 3rd Wednesdays, 3-4:30 (adjusted for vacations). A DVD is available from KPL; also on various streaming services.Newcomers are welcome! To get on the email list for reminders and the zoom invite, contact Pat Nelson,, … Continue reading Film Discussion Group

Art Wall Exhibit People’s Church: “The Summer Collection”

July and August, 2024Reception Sunday July 14 at noonMRC artWorks – a program of MRC Industries, Inc. – is a professional working art studio and retail gallery located on the historic Kalamazoo Mall in the heart of downtown Kalama-zoo. MRC artWorks offers unique and affordable art created by in a way that promotes personal growth, … Continue reading Art Wall Exhibit People’s Church: “The Summer Collection”

Library Corner

This month, following the tone of the smaller summer services, I’d like to speak to you in a more personal manner as I introduce the members of People’s Library Committee and explain a bit about us. This month’s column may be of no interest to those who are recent visitors to the church or to … Continue reading Library Corner

Evening Book Club – Newcomers Welcome

Reading, reading, reading this month to find books we want to review over the next church year. The planning meeting will be 2nd Thursday of August (8/8), 6-7:30 p.m. at Lois Loeffler’s home.This group leans toward quality fiction. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, feel free to contact Pat Nelson,, 269-716-3623.

The Inner Work of Age

Book Study and Conversation: The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul by Connie ZweigTuesday July 30, 1:30-3:00pm, on Zoom – NOTE NEW DATEZoom link: Join others in the church to talk about aging and living well. We will use The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul as our … Continue reading The Inner Work of Age

Summer Religious Education

Summer Sunday activities for kids start June 16. Meet at 10:45 in Room 9 (Buddha room) for our open-ing, and then we’ll be outside for games, crafts, experiments, nature walks, and more! These lean to-wards elementary age but pre-K through teens are welcome. Play clothes and sneakers, not fancies and flip flops, please. Nursery is … Continue reading Summer Religious Education

White Elephant Sale HUGE SUCESS

On Saturday June 15th, People’s Church held our annual White Elephant sale. Thank you to everyone who donated wonderful treasures as well as to the folks who came shopping, put out a yard sign, helped with donations, set up, tear down, hauling unsold items to donation places and staffing tables during the event. This event … Continue reading White Elephant Sale HUGE SUCESS

Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly Update

In late June, the Unitarian Universalist Association (People’s Church is one of about 1,100 member congregations of the UUA) held an annual meeting, the General Assembly. In addition to inspiring worship (some of which you will see at People’s Church soon), several pieces of business happened. Bylaws were updated, including a major revision of Article … Continue reading Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly Update

From the Minister

Dear ones, Summer is typically a slow time at People’s Church, but our summer is off to an exciting start this year. I want to tell you about a few important works-in-progress at our congregation right now.We have found our new piano! We have purchased a 1985 Kawai Semi-Concert Grand Piano- Model KG-5C. People who … Continue reading From the Minister

New Member Bios

Hello All! My name is Lillian Slack (though I usually go by Lily), and my pronouns are she/her.  It would come as a surprise to my younger self that I am joining a congregation and attending a place with “church” in the title. I grew up in a semi-practicing pagan household, with extended family ranging … Continue reading New Member Bios

General Assembly Watch Parties

Thursday June 20, 4-6pmFriday, June 21, 2:30-6pmSaturday, June 22, 2:30-6pmThe CommonsJoin Rev. Rachel in The Commons to watch the Livestream of the business sessions of this year’s Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly, including the revision of Article II of the UUA Bylaws. Stop in for a few minutes or a few hours over any of … Continue reading General Assembly Watch Parties

Study Group

The Study Group will be meeting on Monday September 9 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom, to discuss: “Breaking Through: My Life in Science” by Katalyn Kariko. Dr. Kariko won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Medicine for her research that led to the mRNA vaccine for COVID. This memoir depicts how she overcame the challenges she … Continue reading Study Group

RE Notes

Gratitude I have a daily gratitude practice where I try to name three things each day for which I am grateful. It is designed to help rewire my brain to look for the positives regardless of how large or small. Sometimes life feels really hard but when I focus my attention on some of the … Continue reading RE Notes

Afternoon Book Club

We will not meet in June to allow people to find books to suggest for the next church year. Our next meeting will be at 1:30 on July 1 at Friendship Village when we will decide on what those books will be. People should bring 2 or 3 suggestions. We focus mainly on quality fiction. This … Continue reading Afternoon Book Club

Special Collection June 2: Housing Resources, Inc.

HRI provides housing solutions for individuals and families during a housing crisis. Their mission is the assurance of housing for socially or economically vulnerable persons in Kalamazoo County. Our services are designed to stabilize households experiencing homelessness and help those in jeopardy of losing their housing. HRI is the organization behind ‘A Kzoo POD Community: … Continue reading Special Collection June 2: Housing Resources, Inc.

Donations Still Needed!

Gryphon Place has served 107 Portage, Pavilion Township, and Texas Township families affected by the May 7 tornadoes at the Donations Management Center (9246 Portage Industrial Drive). Supplies are running very low and THE NEED IS STILL HIGH. Donations of the following items are URGENTLY needed. Can you help?