Check the People’s Church newsletter and weekly email ‘Blasts’ for all program details. Sign up to receive these at the Visitor (downstairs) or Information (upstairs) desks.
If you need more information or are interested in leading or teaching an Adult Education offering, please contact Diane Melvin, email@example.com, 269-375-3262.
Adjunct Committee Member, Pat Nelson
Contact Pat for Zoom links
Book Clubs, Focusing on Quality Fiction
Afternoon Group: 3rd Thursdays of the month, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Contact Marj Lightner, 269-353-1311
Evening Group: 2nd Thursdays of the month, 6-7:30 pm, Contact Pat Nelson, 269-716-3623
Each group holds a planning meeting during the summer to set schedules for the church year. Click on the “Afternoon and Evening Bookclubs” title within the “Featured News” area of the Peoples Church main web page to see these. The 2022-2023 schedule can be found HERE. Each month’s selection is also advertised in the monthly newsletter and weekly emails. Newcomers are welcome up to a maximum of 12 per group. New groups may be started, as desired.
1st Saturdays of the month, 10:30–12pm, Contact Pat Nelson 269-716-3623
2022-2023 topics planner is Jeanine Willacker; feel free to give her suggestions at (269) 303-6600. Check the monthly newsletter and weekly email. Anyone is welcome to any meeting. Our tentative plan for the 2022-2023 is to meet in person at church, Room 6/7. Masks optional.
Film Discussion Group
4th Tuesdays, 3-4:30pm, Contact: Pat Nelson 269-716-3623
Films are chosen by participants from Amazon.com offerings with rental of less than $6 (no subscription needed) (often available at libraries or other subscription services, as well). Watch the newsletter and/or weekly email for input or information. Anyone is welcome to any discussion. On Zoom.
(Small Group Ministry Circles)
Chalice Circles offer an opportunity to practice deep listening and sharing in ongoing small group meetings. These circles provide opportunities to get to know and connect with a small group on a deeper level. Some of these groups meet on Zoom and others in person with safety precautions. Ongoing circles have openings for new members. Contact Donna McClurkan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to join.
Building & Grounds Work Day
Gary Leadley, 269-267-8544
Join this friendly, collaborative work group anytime you are able. We do repairs, maintenance, and enhancements to keep our building functional and attractive to members and visitors. We also manage and maintain the grounds surrounding the building, including the lawn, flower beds, trees, labyrinth and memorial garden. All skills and interests are welcome.
The Study Group
Monthly on Mondays (vary), 7:30 pm
Contact Kay for the Zoom link
Kay Spade, 269-327-1815
Meets on zoom to discuss a wide variety of books on religion, philosophy and science, with topics chosen by members to reflect a diversity of interests in the sources and development of liberal religion.
Facing Life, Facing Death
4th Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Contact Rev. Rachel for Zoom link
Rev. Rachel Lonberg, 269-389-9721
The first half hour of our gathering, a chance to speak frankly about our lives, triumphs and struggles. For the final hour, Rev. Rachel leads the group in exploring mortality, death, and dying through personal reflection, sociological information, articles, conversation, and poetry. We occasionally invite guests from the community to present to us on related topics. This class is open to all People’s adults.
People’s Singers Choir
Rehearsals on Thursdays at 7 pm in the Commons
Contact Savannah Ramsey, email@example.com
Lift up your voice with the People’s Church Choir! New members are always welcome. No experience necessary.
People’s Ringers Bell Choir
Wednesdays at 5:30 pm in the Commons
Contact Savannah Ramsey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and Ring with us! No experience necessary. Some music reading skills necessary
UUA Common Read
November 8, 6:15 – 7:30 pm on Zoom, continuing for six sessions on the second Tuesday of the month
Every year, the UUA selects a Common Read for congregations. This year. People’s Church will participate, with conversations facilitated by Rev. Rachel and members of the dismantling racism team.
Authors Nancy Palmer Jones and Karin Lin—a white minister and a lay person of color—explored five UU congregations’ journeys toward Beloved Community. In Mistakes and Miracles: Congregations on the Road to Multiculturalism (Skinner House Books, 2019), they shared the joy, disappointment, and growth these congregations found.
For more information — or to order the book — please contact Rev. Rachel at email@example.com or 269-389-9721. For the first session, we will be reading the introduction and forward. The book is available from the UUA bookstore, an ebook is available from Amazon.com, and an audiobook is coming soon.