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Health Ministry Committee Blood Drive: July 18

Donating blood is easy, and doesn’t take much time at all. Please consider donating! There will be a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Place for the 3 weeks prior to the drive. Please sign up for a designated time, that way there won’t be long waits on the day of the drive. We need 25…

Green P’s Flower Exchange Continues: July 2

Our Flower Exchange will continue bi-weekly through the growing season. The Exchange is simple: bring some transplantable flowers in and/or take some home. (You can still take some home, even if you didn’t bring any to exchange.) Thin your beds or bring the annuals you don’t feel like planting. “Flowers” can be perennials, wildflowers, grasses,…

Summer Book Club begins July 9!

This summer we are offering a Summer Book Club based on the book, “Waking Up White (finding myself in the story of race),” by Debby Irving. The book study will take place over four weeks, beginning Sunday, July 9, at 11:15 in Room 301. The Reverend Denise Anderson and the Reverend Jan Edmiston, Co-Moderators of…

Pastor Seth’s Schedule & Pastoral Coverage

After seven years of service to our congregation, Seth Weeldreyer would be due a three-month sabbatical, according to policies of our Presbytery and congregation. However, in this time of pastoral transition, Seth has postponed consideration of a sabbatical period for the near future. In recognition of that postponement, our congregation approved one week of additional…

Iona Pilgrimage in Summer 2018?

Pastor Seth Weeldreyer is exploring details of another pilgrimage to Scotland during the summer of 2018, spending a week in the Iona Abbey. Our trip would include a couple of days touring Scotland on the way out to Iona and on return. Dates are yet to be determined. Seth is in contact with Iona staff…

Volunteers Needed – Pine Island Hope Garden

Pine Island Presbyterian 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 summer, their congregation has once again planted the garden on their Q Avenue property. It is about 4 miles west of US-131. Bob Poel, their master gardener, delivered a Minute for Mission last Sunday (June…

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.…