During these unprecidented times, we have found ourselves having to be “socially distant” from each other. While this is physically necessary right now, it doesn’t mean we can’t be social with each other. Thankfully, we have technology to help us get through these tough times. We have moved some meetings and/or groups to a virtual setting via Zoom. See below for groups that are already using a virtual connection: 

MONDAY MORNING BIBLE
Join us Mondays at 11:00 a.m., as we  continue our study of John’s Gospel. 

To join the meeting, click here.  Or, on your Zoom app enter meeting ID: 369 714 134. You can also dial 1-312-626-6799 and when prompted enter 369714134#.

CONFIRMATION CLASS 
Confirmation class is held online, Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m., until further notice. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

PCYG
Joe Kennedy has been virtually meeting with members of The Peoples Church Youth Group and will continue to do so until further notice. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need access to join the youth group meetings or if you have any questions.

WEDNESDAY SERMON PREP GROUP
The Wednesday morning Sermon Prep Group meets via Zoom at 9:00 a.m. each Wednesday. For more information on how to join Dr. Monroe for the Sermon Prep Group, please call the church office.

TUESDAY MORNING MEN’S GROUP
Tuesday Morning Men’s group meets at 8:00 a.m. They are currently reading Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman. Join them following the instructions below:

Join Zoom Meeting; Meeting ID: 963 085 991

Or, on ANY phone dial 1-646-558-8656 and when prompted for a meeting code enter 963-085-991.

The Peoples Church Preschool is now enrolling children for Summer Camp! With area elementary schools closing for the remainder of the school year, summer camp will begin early—one week after the Preschool reopens—following the mandated state closure due to Covid-19. A start date for our Summer Camp program will be announced as soon as we are able to plan for our reopening. In the meantime, email Lindsey Bramlet at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enroll your child(ren).

Two camps will be available: Junior Camp is for students who have completed kindergarten, first grade or second grade and Senior camp is for students who have completed third, fourth, fifth or sixth grade.

More details regarding times, start date, etc. will be provided once we are given direction from the State of Michigan with regard to the easing of the Stay at Home, Stay Safe directive.

March 11, 2020
Dear Members and Friends of Peoples Church,
As the spread of and response to the coronavirus develops, we are writing to let you know what we are doing at The Peoples Church to protect you. 
  1. At the Peoples Church, our first priority is to make sure Sunday worship is conducted in a safe and healthy manner.  As of right now, all our church events and activities will continue as planned. However, this an ever-evolving situation and we will continue to monitor updates from the CDC, the World Health Organization, and state and local health departments. If there are any changes to our programs or worship services, we will notify the congregation via email, Facebook, and our website. 
  2. We are doing all we can to provide a clean and safe environment. We are disinfecting surfaces that are frequently touched multiple times a day. This includes doorknobs, hand rails, light switches, and elevator buttons. All our cleaning products meet or exceed the CDC recommendations for sanitizing. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building and our staff and volunteers will be asked to wash and/or sanitize their hands regularly.  
  3. We normally serve communion on the first Sunday of the month at the 10:30 service; however, for April 5 (Palm Sunday) we will not serve communion.  We will serve communion on Maundy Thursday (April 9) using carefully reviewed hygienic practices.  
  4. At the 8:30 service, communion will continue to take place but without use of the common cup. In addition, we will use wafers rather than bread for the host. 
  5. At Passing of the Peace, we will continue our practice of greeting without touching, i.e. using the peace sign, bumping elbows, or placing hands over hearts. 
  6. We love when you are with us for worship, meetings, rehearsals, and other events, but if you are not feeling well or suspect you are getting sick, please stay home.  You can listen to sermons on-line and donate to the church though the church website. 
  7. In order to stay informed, we ask that you notify the church if you learn you have come into contact with the coronavirus.
  8. The key word here is prevention.  That is the direction we are receiving from public health officials and the national settings of our four denominations. Other churches in our community are taking similar measures.  Should you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us or one of the Elders.
  • Items for you to consider:
  • Wash your hands frequently—with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • Sneeze or cough into the crook of your elbow or a tissue, not your hand. Wash immediately after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose. 
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your mouth, nose and eyes
  • Regularly disinfect surfaces frequently touched including keyboards, desktops, elevator buttons and doorknobs.
  • Use hand sanitizer. 
  • Avoid close contact with someone who is sick and stay home if you are sick. 
If you have any questions or need assistance during this time, please contact us at church. We lift up and pray for all those who are ill, asking God to grant us healing, peace and compassion.  Most of all, we remind ourselves that we worship a God of mercy who cares for all people. 
We wish you all God's powerful presence and peace,
 
Rev. Dr. Shawnthea Monroe                                         Rev. Drew Filkins
Senior Pastor                                                                 Associate Pastor

Vacation Bible School that was scheduled for June 15-19 at Woldumar Nature Center has been canceled. The safety of our children, crew, and staff are of the utmost priority and we feel this is the best choice at this time. 

For any questions, email Kathi Mitchell at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..