NEWS & EVENTS

The Peoples Church Talent Show and Empty Bowls fundraiser to fight hunger are happening on February 3, 2019! All ages and talents welcome! Sign-up for the Talent Show by January

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The Peoples Church is looking for its next Senior Pastor. Could that be you?

This section of our website is designed to provide the next Senior Pastor of The Peoples Church with a quick

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Let’s come together For Such a Time as This! Our Stewardship Campaign is in full swing. To be uncomfortably truthful, the amount of our giving has seen no increase for quite a

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The Peoples Church is happy and proud to welcome American Sign Language interpreters to our worship experience.

Our 10:30 a.m. worship service will provide this service for the deaf

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Our Pastors

REV. CASE VAN KEMPEN

As I was finishing up my 15th interim assignment (after three settled pastorates), I was contacted about serving as the Interim Senior Pastor at The Peoples Church. As you are doing now, I also came to this website to learn everything I could about the congregation. What I saw here and have confirmed since starting in mid-June of 2018 is that the ministry at Peoples is about so much more than the person in the pulpit. While my job is to fill the Senior Pastor role and guide the search process, my joy is quickly becoming all the members and friends of the congregation. Musicians, professors, bird lovers, students, body-builders, artists--this is a congregation whose members really mean it when they say, "All are welcome!".

REV. DREW
FILKINS

It is my honor and privilege to serve as Associate Pastor here at The Peoples Church. I am excited about leading our Christian Education efforts - from littlest ones to the most senior and everyone in between. During my time as a pastor, I have found it most rewarding to help others learn about and apply the Bible to their own lives. My hope and dream is that we can continue to nurture an environment where faith, spirituality and the Bible can be discussed with openness and honestly.

REV. BETSY
AHO

I am immensely proud to be part of a welcoming worshiping community that values relationships with MSU and Lansing area communities, as well as relationships with organizations across the country and the globe. We have so much to offer each other! I believe our congregation appeals to students and the wider community because we are a church that values honest discussion about our faith and our doubts as we strive to respond to the ways God is calling us to worship, live and work in the world. All are welcome on the journey.