WELCOME COLLEGE STUDENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS!
Peoples Church Campus Ministry is a welcoming place to explore your faith and grow alongside other students; many of us Christian, some of us wondering, all of us welcome. The Peoples Church is a multi-denominational worship community that gathers right across the street from MSU and has a proud history of celebrating that we are part of the MSU and East Lansing community by welcoming and supporting our students. Peoples Church Campus Ministry, open to undergrads, graduate students, and young adults, offers weekly programs, special events focused on fun and service, and worship at the church. You are always welcome to be yourself here as you worship God and find fellowship with other young Christians with faith, questions and hopes of their own. Just as our college experience is uniquely our own, so is our Christian journey.
Whether you are looking for a group to belong to, a place to serve, a worship service to attend or a space to feel welcome and meet other students, Peoples Church Campus Ministry invites you to be part of us.
With fall classes starting soon, we are gearing up for a wonderful year together! Below is a good overview of our regular weekly offerings, and be sure to check out our events for special programs. You are welcome, whoever you are and wherever you are on your faith journey. Please contact me, Betsy, with any questions. I am here to welcome you!
[All weekly events take place at The Peoples Church, which is conveniently located close to the north side of the MSU campus.]
SUNDAY MORNING: WORSHIP AND LUNCH & LOUNGE
10:30 a.m. - Worship Service in the Main Sanctuary. ALL ARE WELCOME: Whether you are young or old, rich or poor, doubtful of hopeful...no matter where you are in your faith journey, YOU are welcome here. Jesus Christ didn't turn people away; neither do we.
11:30 a.m. - Lunch & Lounge - Lunch & Lounge takes place following worship on August 28, 2016 and continues throughout the school year. We gather for lunch (FREE!) and a variety of discussions and activities The Lounge, a comfy space dedicated to Campus Ministry at The Peoples Church. Look for the Peoples Church Campus Ministry sign after worship in the back of the sanctuary (in the space we call Friendship Hall). Just show up and we will welcome you and feed you. Not sure how to start coming to Peoples Church Campus Ministry? Lunch & Lounge is a great first thing any time during the school year.
MONDAY EVENINGS: DINNER & BIBLE STUDY
6:30 p.m. - Beginning on September 12, 2016, Peoples Church Campus Ministry gathers in The Lounge in the church's lower level for conversational Bible Study that is open to people in every stage of their faith journey. We will study the passages that will be preached on the following Sunday as a way of enriching our worship experience and understanding. Our style of Bible Study invites questions and answers, conversation and wonderings. We apply the scripture to our lives and experiences and learn from God and one another. And, you'll get a freshly prepared dinner as well!
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS: WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
Beginning September 14, 2016. We don't have specific Campus Ministry offerings during Wednesday Night Live, but you are welcome to join us for the Adult Education programs, or volunteer with our Children and Youth programs.
5:30-6:30 p.m. - A freshly prepared free Community Meal in Snider Social Hall.
6:30-7:30 p.m. - A variety of educational programs and discussions for all ages.
Have questions or need more information? Please contact Betsy Aho, Campus Ministry Director using the information provided above.
SPECIAL EVENTS, 2017 - 2018
PEOPLES CHURCH CAMPUS MINISTRY SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR
In addition to our weekly events, Peoples Church Campus Ministry offers opportunities throughout the year for fun and service. Check this page often as we add new opportunities each month! Most of our activities have no cost, but may require sign-up in advance so we can plan accordingly. You are welcome and encouraged to contact Betsy with questions or to learn more. Also be sure to check out our weekly events.
Sunday, September 17th - KAYAK the Grand & Red Cedar Rivers! Join us for a FREE afternoon of Kayaking! After 10:30 a.m. worship, we will join for lunch at the church and then carpool to River Town Adventures in Lansing for a two hour kayak trip. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, as the kayaks are very sturdy and stable, and the journey is smoothe. You'll be home by 3:30 p.m.!
Sunday, October 15th - Cider Mill & Pumpkin Patch trip! We'll carpool to Uncle John's Cider Mill after 10:30 a.m. worship for cider, donuts, pumpkin picking, a corn maze, and more! Free!
MORE FALL ADVENTURES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! Events in the past include: ski trips, room escape adventures, show at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts, preparing a meal at a local shelter, and more!
MARCH 3-10, DURING MSU'S SPRING BREAK: Alternative Spring Break with our mission partners in Vill El Salvador, Peru. Journey us as we once again visit the abuel@s (grandparents) at Los Martincitos, a day center for impoverished seniors. More information will be available in late fall.
MORE TO COME:
More events to be planned soon, including local volunteer and service opportunities focusing on working with refugees and local refugee programs. Check back again!