Accessible Parking in Back Lot
Summer Religious Education Schedule
Peace and Nature Camp Registration is Full
A Letter From the Board President
Summer Services begin at People’s on June 16. The format of the service changes, and the starting time is 45 minutes earlier, at 10 a.m. This summer, the Sunday Services Committee offers a series of programs on transition, because, well, we’re in it! Since I’m here and working most of June and July, I’ll facilitate many of the services in these months, with help from others. Our plan is to meet in Room 19, the big upstairs room in the new building. Unless we get too crowded there; if so we’ll go to the Commons. A full program of activities is offered for elementary-aged youth (see page 5 in this newsletter for the schedule) and baby and child care is provided each week. A few greeters are needed for each week, especially to greet and help orient visitors and newcomers. Please let Anna Shade know if you can be a greeter a few times this summer. Following the 1-hour service, we always have time for refreshments and greeting one another. If you are able and willing to help provide them, fresh snacks are always welcome for this meeting time.
Hard to believe, and hard to say, but these summer months will be the time for us to say good-bye to each other, as Walter and I pick up and pack up to head west to begin a new life chapter. These fifteen years in Kalamazoo and at People’s Church have been some of the richest and most blessed of my life. I could never have imagined what would grow between us in this work together, how much I would learn and grow. In many ways, I will always be connected to you—because love never dies. In some ways, I will have to be disconnected for awhile, so that you can meet your next ministers and find the ways you will walk together with them. My greatest hope for People’s Church is that it keeps going strong! I will need that from you. I hope you will send us with your good wishes—I will need that from you too.
What do you need from me as we enter into these summer months? What can we do together to make our good-byes as good as possible? I hope you’ll let me know. And I hope to see many of you at summer services, as often as you can come
Save These Important Dates!!!
Sunday, July 28, evening—Good-bye party for Jill
Wednesday, July 31—Jill’s last day at People’s
Thursday, August 1—First day for Interim Minister Pam Allen-Thompson
June 23 “When Changes Happened at People's--A History” 10:00 a.m.
People’s Church has been through many changes in it’s nearly 160 years—changes of fortune, of focus, of ministers, of buildings. We’re still here and going strong! Long-timers will speak from experience about the difficulties and the benefits of change.
Summer Services begin at 10 am, meeting in Room 19 (in the new building.) Activities for elementary-aged children K-6th, and baby/toddler care are provided.