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, re@peopleschurch.net, 269-375-3262.

ONGOING GROUPS

Adjunct Committee Member, Pat Nelson

Contact Pat for Zoom links

269-716-36233

patnelson348@gmail.com


Book Club, Focusing on Quality Fiction 

Afternoon Group:  3rd Thursdays of the month, 2:30-4:00

Evening Group:  2nd Thursdays of the month, 6-7:30 pm

Participants bring suggestions for the church year to a planning meeting in the summer; when the schedule is set for the church year.  The schedule is listed under ‘Announcements’ on the church webpage, and each month’s selection is also advertised in the monthly newsletter/weekly emails.  Newcomers are welcome up to a maximum of 12 per group.  New groups may be started, as desired.


Discussion Group

1st and 3rd Saturdays, 10:30–12pm

This group discusses a wide variety of topics, chosen by participants, with input from the group. The presenter shares brief readings via email one week prior. All are welcome to any meeting.


Film Discussion Group

4th Wednesdays, 3-4:30pm

Films are chosen by participants, with group input, from Amazon.com with rental of less than $6 (no subscription needed).  Anyone is welcome to any discussion on Zoom.


Chalice Circles

(Small Group Ministry Circles)

For more information please click HERE

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 Diane Melvin at RE@peopleschurch.net for more information or to join. 


Building & Grounds Work Day 

Tuesdays 10-Noon

Gary Leadley, 269-267-8544

garyleadley@gmail.com

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

jkspade@charter.net

The Study Group 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.


Mindfulness Meditation Group 

1st & 3rd Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm

Diane Melvin, 269-686-6031

re@peopleschurch.net 

In room 19 at People’s Church and on Zoom

All are invited to participate in this circle designed to deepen connections and provide opportunities to practice mindfulness and meditation together. Recognizing that life is precious and impermanent, we aspire to mindfulness in our daily lives. With a combination of sharing and silence, we gather to remind ourselves and each other of the importance of practicing right perspective and mindfulness to more skillfully respond to life’s circumstances as they unfold.

Questions? Contact Diane Melvin at re@peopleschurch.net

Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84377653719?pwd=dEp5Q0VydWkrcVlyMXRob0toZk1OZz09


Facing Life, Facing Death

4th Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Contact Rev. Rachel for Zoom link

Rev. Rachel Lonberg, 269-389-9721,

Minister@peopleschurch.net

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.


MUSIC 

Contact Savannah for Zoom link

Savannah Ramsey

music@peopleschurch.net 

People’s Church Choir

Rehearsals on Thursdays at 7 pm on zoom

Lift up your voice with the People’s Church Choir! New members are always welcome. No experience necessary. Contact Savannah for more information.

Bell Choir 

Wednesdays at 5:30 pm in person

Come and Ring with us! No experience necessary. Some music reading skills necessary. Contact Savannah for more information.