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Join the gardening at Pine Island Church

Pine Island Church expanded their Hope Garden in 2016 and harvested more than 5,000 pounds of vegetables that were shared with Kalamazoo residents in need. This year, Pine Island has once again planted the garden on their Q Avenue property. Please consider working on the community gardening ministry with Pine Islanders. Outreach Committee has granted a donation to help with the garden…

Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes Support

There are lasting effects of childhood hunger. For thousands of children in Kalamazoo County, hunger is a daily reality. It’s not only about the day-to-day struggle of not having enough to eat. Often the effects of hunger can be lifelong and play a significant role in a child’s ability to thrive. Children facing hunger are…

Tuesday Summer Series: “Acting Ethically in Anxious Times”

This is an open invitation to Kalamazoo leaders, activists, heads of outreach ministries, social justice innovators, local religious leaders of all faith traditions, and anyone seeking greater understanding of the responsibility of citizenship. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is pleased to offer a series of community conversations that will take place this summer at St. Luke’s, one of the historic Bronson Park churches.…

Edison School Outreach Program – Thank You

As the school year winds down, the volunteers in the Edison School Outreach Project want to thank all the members of the congregation for their prayers, pencils, school supplies, and the funds for books for the children. They were greatly appreciated by the children and their teachers. As you think ahead about next fall, please consider how you might help in this…

Tips from Green Pete

Have you cleaned out your closets this spring and found used dry cleaning bags that are clean, dry, and not too badly torn? There is now a white container in the Gathering Place for collecting them. They will be used for the Plastic Mat Project (PMP) to make sleeping mats for people in impoverished communities in Africa where people and hospice patients…

Thanks to all who “Walked to Jerusalem!”

Thanks to all who participated in our Walking to Jerusalem project, or cheered us on from the sidelines! Over 70 people walked, swam, rode their bikes or otherwise moved through the US, across the Atlantic, through Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa to Casablanca, Morocco. Over 9,000 miles were collected! Although our imaginary trek…

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: June and July

Volunteers are needed for Habitat for Humanity on Saturdays in June and July. We need volunteers for construction and for food/lunch. Mike Boersma will take signups in the Gathering Place following Worship during May. Interested folks can contact Mike at (269) 720-1409 or mike.boersma@gmail.com.

Learn more about Christina “Chrissy” Westbury

  About Christina “Chrissy” Westbury On May 14, 2017, Chrissy graduated from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (LPTS) with a Masters of Divinity degree, a Master of Arts in Religion, and a certificate in Educational Ministry. She is the recipient of the Norma Rich Merit Scholarship, The Burton Z. Cooper Prize in Constructive Theology, The Melanie…