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 June 17 at 7:30 p.m.  via Zoom, to discuss: “Uncertain: The Wisdom and Wonder of Being Unsure”, by Maggie Jackson. Jackson is a science journalist. “Uncertain” explores why allowing for uncertainty might play a positive role in our individual lives and in our society.   The Study Group meets monthly to discuss a … Continue reading Study Group

Film Discussion Group

“Annie Hall” will be the topic this month, June 19, 3-4:30, reviewed by Lori Rupe.It’s available from KPL, as well as streaming services.Newcomers are welcome. To get on the email list for reminders and the zoom invite, contact Pat Nelson,, 269-716-3623.

Art Wall Exhibit for May & June

Artist: Judy FinneganTitle: When In Our Music God is GlorifiedIn an effort to reconcile an interest in music and visual art,I gave myself an assignment to visualize some songs and pieces.During a Gilmore piano concert in 2015, a performance of Robert Schumann’s Waldszehnen (Forest Scenes) suggested images recalled from a week I had spent at … Continue reading Art Wall Exhibit for May & June

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

Library Corner

Beyond Magenta; Transgender Teens Speak Out, by Susan Kuklin—306.76 KuSix unwaveringly honest young adults tell what it is like for them to be members of the transgender community. Pink, Blue, and You; Questions for Kids about Gender Stereotypes, by Elise Gravel with Mykaell Blais—RE 305.3 GrIncludes fun facts about gender and clothing through history and … Continue reading Library Corner

Evening Book Club – Newcomers Welcome

2nd Thursdays, June, 6/13, 6-7:30in person at the home of Lois Loefffer, near church.“Dear Edward” by Ann Napalitano will be reviewed by Jennifer Jaksa.Newcomers are welcome. For more information, contact Pat Nel-son,, 269-716-3623.

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

The Inner Work of Age

Book Study and Conversation: The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul by Connie ZweigTuesday June 18th, 1:30-3:00pm, on ZoomZoom 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 source for conversation. This … Continue reading The Inner Work of Age

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.

Lost & Found

As we approach the end of the church year, the church lost and found finds itself quite full of the varying items found throughout the church this year. Gloves, coats, hats, sweatshirts, shoes, coffee mugs and more can all be found in the lost and found area of the coat room at the top of … Continue reading Lost & Found

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?

Budget Briefing

May 5, 20 minutes after the service ends, in The Commons and livestreamed via ZoomThis is your chance to learn more about the proposed budget for the 2024-5 church year. Treasurer Tom Hackley, members of the Board of Trustees, and Rev. Rachel will be available to answer your questions and hear your opinions. Feedback received … Continue reading Budget Briefing

Loaves and Fishes Collection Thank You!

A big thank you goes out to all the anonymous folks who put food donations in our Loaves and Fishes collection drum by the front door. Your gifts are regularly taken to Loaves and Fishes and are much appreciated!