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 know more about pianos that I do as-sure me that this will be an excellent piano for us. It is much newer and in much better condition, technically and aesthetically, than our current piano. It is about a foot longer, which means it will be able to produce a bigger sound. We should have it in The Commons by the end of the summer. Plans for a musical celebration to mark the arrival of this new piano are being made.
This piano cost more than we had fundraised, so we are still seeking donations. A generous, anonymous member will match any donation made to the piano fund, so please give! Music leaders are also exploring the possibility of fundraising events in the near future.
Another exciting work-in-progress is a partner-ship with a local Scouts BSA Troop. (This is the organization formerly known as the Boy Scouts.) While the Boy Scouts have not always shared our values, this troop is actively inclusive of youth and adults of all genders, sexualities, and belief systems, including atheists. All Scouts BSA troops need a ‘charter organization’ to support them administratively and to provide space for their meetings. This Troop (Troop 292) sought us out because of our shared values. After reviewing documents and talking through challenges and opportunities, the board of trustees approved this partnership. We are doing this for one year, with the potential to renew this partnership annually. Most of the Scouts’ activities will happen on weeknights when not many People’s people are in the building. If you do happen to see some scouts in our building, please say, “welcome!”
It is an exciting time to be at People’s Church.
See you soon,
Rev. Rachel