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!

UU Women’s Retreat

The WomUUn’s Community at First UU of Ann Arbor is hosting our annual WomUUn’s Retreat on October 11-13, at YMCA Camp Copneconic in Fenton, MI.This year’s retreat kicks off on Friday evening with a pot-luck Community Café, book and jewelry exchanges, tile painting and our Wel-coming Session and a bonfire with storytelling. Saturday will be … Continue reading UU Women’s Retreat

Choosing Dignity: Navigating Your End-of-Life Journey

May Thoughtful Thursday Date: Thursday, May 9th Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Location: Online Only – Zoom Event Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/uucccompassionandchoicesJoin the Unitarian Universalist Community Church on Thursday, May 9th, for a Thoughtful Thursday event: Choosing Dignity: Navigating Your End-of-Life Journey, featuring Elaine Pereira from Compassion & Choices and engage in a heartfelt conversation … Continue reading Choosing Dignity: Navigating Your End-of-Life Journey

Join Hope for Creation for our 10th anniversary!

You’re invited to an evening of simple food, great conversation, thought provoking information, and glad celebration. Together we will mark ten years of networking people of faith and conscience in the work of creation care. Debra Rienstra, author of Refugia Faith is our keynote speaker. Her presentation introduces and explores refugia: pockets of diverse and … Continue reading Join Hope for Creation for our 10th anniversary!

Mowers Needed!

Now that summer is approaching, we need a few more volunteers to help mow the church lawn. If you’d like to meditate an hour or two once a month atop a John Deere rider mower, then this could be the job for you! If interested, please contact Greg Feldmeier (269-760-5723) or Rick Johnson (269-598-8317).

Child Dedication Ritual May 5th

A child dedication ritual is the special way we welcome children into our church community. The church community dedicates itself to the children and promises to support them and their parents, guardians, and caregivers. We will be having a child dedication ritual as part of the Sunday Ser-vice on May 5th. If you would like … Continue reading Child Dedication Ritual May 5th

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 the ground, is cleaned and eventually flows into our aquifer. … Continue reading Rain Garden Update

May Special Collection: ISAAC

Date: May 19th ISAAC, Interfaith Strategy for Action and Advocacy in the Community, is the congregation-based community organizing group that People’s Church is part of. We join together with 30 other community organizations to work for a more just and equita-ble Kalamazoo County. Right now, ISAAC is building the Beloved Community by focusing on anti-racism, … Continue reading May Special Collection: ISAAC

Archives Project Now on YouTube!

In 2005, People’s Church completed their Archives Project, creating a multivolume set (first VHS, then DVD) showing the history of our church. Now, this project is available to be watched on our YouTube channel! Checkout the People’s History playlist here:https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE1AxP_hDMRrEcbrt0uE-7yFGB6am542S&feature=shared

Kalamazoo County Community Consultant

Kalamazoo County Continuum of CareCommunity Consultant DescriptionBackground & SummaryThe Kalamazoo County Continuum of Care (Coe) is a federal program of The United Way of SouthCentral Michigan {UWSCMI) designed to promote community-wide commitment to the goal ofending homelessness. This work is done through a network of individuals with lived experience,organizations and agencies working together. The Coe … Continue reading Kalamazoo County Community Consultant

ISAAC Presents: Virtual Fireside Chat with Layla Saad, author of Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

The live-streamed interview on March 16th with Layla Saad, author of Me and White Supremacy, with ISAAC President Elder Doug King was very moving and a tremendous learning opportunity. People’s Church had over 30 people attending our watch party in the Commons and several more watching from home. The key constructs in her book were … Continue reading ISAAC Presents: Virtual Fireside Chat with Layla Saad, author of Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

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 to live with changes that already are occurring. We welcome … Continue reading People’s Climate Conversations

Stewardship

You can access the online pledge form HERE. Our stewardship campaign closes on April 2. Make your pledge by returning your pledge card to the church or via our online pledge form here: https://forms.gle/ZRnywB1rfY9Kb2aV6 In mid-April, our stewardship committee will be reaching out to the folks we haven’t heard from yet. Please save everyone’s time … Continue reading Stewardship

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 Our Whole Lives and other religious education curriculum, advocates for … Continue reading Special Collection: Unitarian Universalist Association – April 7

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 Nominating Committee Nominees