Here at The Peoples Church, Christian Education is kind of like a buffet —there are options for everyone. There are groups to discuss current events or local issues. There are groups that do book studies or study books of the bible. There are groups that knit together and others that do yoga together. There are other groups that serve the community in mentoring, serving at Edgewood and other mission organizations.
There is a smorgasbord of opportunities to grow in your faith through learning, conversation and service. We understand that people grow in their faith in different ways and our hope is that there is something on the buffet you like and will help you grow. And if you don’t know what you want to be a part of, that is another great thing about a buffet—you can try something and if it is not for you, skip it the next time and find your favorite dish.
PREPARE TO DISCUSS THE WORLD
The Peoples Church is proud to be part of Great Decisions, America’s largest discussion forum on world affairs. Meetings take place monthly, September through April, on Thursday evenings from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Discussions are engaging and lead by local experts on the various topics. Some past topics include Global Health: Challenges and Progress, The Role of the U.S. in the Middle East, The Future of Post-Brexit Europe and much more. Everyone is welcome and no previous knowledge of world affairs is needed to participate!
Events take place from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Robertson Room
October 25, 2018: "Russia's Foreign Policy" with Dr. Norma Graham, Professor of International Relations, MSU.
November 15, 2018: "China's Geopolitics" with Dr. Yasu Kamori, Associate Professor, MSU, speaking on China and America; the new geopolitical equation.
MEN'S STUDY GROUPS
TUESDAY MORNING MEN’S GROUP
Join the Tuesday Morning Men’s Study from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. in the Robertson Room. This group reads and discusses books about the bible, faith and life. Join them for a great time of discussion and fellowship. If you have questions about this group contact Pastor Drew.
WEDNESDAY NOON MEN’S GROUP
If you would like to learn more about the Bible and the origins of our Christian faith, please come to our freewheeling discussion, lead by the Rev. Dr. Frank McAuley. Wednesday Men’s Group meets for an hour in the Fischbach Library each week at noon.
MONDAY MORNING BIBLE
PEOPLES FORUM: Voices of the Community
The Peoples Forum takes place between worship services on Sunday mornings, September - May. These informative presentations give voice to various community members on a wide range of topics. From MSU Women's Basketball Coach, Suzy Merchant, to meteorologist and television personality, Andy Provenzano, to some of our own college student's research or travel experiences, you're bound to enjoy your time. Please join us at 9:30 a.m. in the Robertson Room!
SERMON PREP GROUP
All are welcome to attend the Sermon Preview Bible Study prep group each Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. in the Robertson Room. This is an opportunity to read the scripture for the upcoming Sunday worship service and talk about themes, ideas and direction the sermon might take with our pastors. No preparation or previous experience necessary! Come for a cup of coffee, good conversation and light Bible study.
THE READING PEOPLE
All are invited to join our engaging book discussions from 1:30-3:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, except August and December. Members volunteer for a particular month, choose a book title, and then lead the discussion.
THE KNITTING PEOPLE
The Knitting People meet the 4th Thursday of each month, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., in the Robertson Room. All are invited to join and knit prayer shawls, baby blankets, hats and mittens, slippers, and more! All knitted goods go to those in need at local missions.
WOMEN OF PEOPLES CHURCH
Our Purpose: As women who share a common faith in our Lord, we unite to demonstrate His love in all areas of life and to grow in Christian faith and responsibility through study, prayer and service.
Who we are? As church members and friends, we support the ministry of The Peoples Church through giving to Christian Service projects, support and involvement with our four founding denominations, fund raising efforts, fellowship, friendship, hospitality and prayer. We offer programs and engage in conversation on a variety of topics related to our growth as followers of Jesus Christ.
The Women of Peoples Church (WPC) have been raising money to help meet critical needs in the Greater Lansing community for more than a century. Over the past 10 years, we have provided $38,000 to 22 nonprofit organizations.