Sign up for the 2018 Empty Bowls Fundraiser and Hearts-On-Fire Chili Cook-Off, or simply plan to join us for a fierce competition and good company!  Use the link above if you plan to bring a pot of chili for the competition (youth and adult categories).  Or, simply show up on Sunday, February 11, 2018 following the 10:30 a.m. worship service if you plan to eat and cast your votes!

It’s coming! It’s just around the corner! You won’t want to miss it!

The Chili Cook-Off is one of our most popular, delicious and fun events of the year.  Please join us!

 Also be sure to shop the BEAUTIFUL bowls, available for donation, from the local Potters Guild.  All proceeds from the Empty Bowls go to Southside Community Kitchen!

Questions? Contact Jane atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Start concocting that perfect chili recipe now!

2018 stewardshiplogo

To Make Your 2018 Pledge Online, CLICK HERE
For Electronic Giving or to Print a Pledge Form, CLICK HERE 

January, 2018

The joy of giving is a shared experience and a way of life.

Each gift given further promotes our call to be a visible presence of God’s compassion and
hope for the campus, community, and congregation. Each gift given is an expression of our
faith in action. And, each gift given is a blessing to both the receiver and the giver.

Here at The Peoples Church, we give because we have received. The opportunity to support
the ongoing ministry, mission, and proclamation of the gospel is one of the highest privileges
we are granted. I hope you will consider a pledge for 2018. Our council of elders has recommended
a prudent budget that recognizes our historical giving trends, the call for ministry in
the coming years, and a desire to use all our talents to better be the hands and feet of our Lord
at the corner of Michigan and Grand River Avenues in East Lansing. By providing an estimated
gift, the church can better adjust and plan for the future, so our expenditures for worship,
mission, fellowship, and community engagement will be appropriate for who we are, who we
are called to be, and who God is asking us to serve.

Whether you are a long time member or recent regular attendee, we hope you will offer your
pledge form online, or by printing this form, with optional electronic giving options, and sending it to the church office.
If you would like to speak with me or a member of the finance ministry about any questions
you might have regarding giving, we would welcome that opportunity. Gifts can also be made
through The Peoples Church Endowment Fund and other planned giving options.
Thank you for your commitment to joyful giving in response to God’s gracious gifts in our lives!

Peace and Grace,

Pastor Andrew Pomerville
Senior Pastor


Middle school, high school, and college writers of The Peoples Church are all invited to 
enter A Third Way Youth Writing Contest: Exploring Solutions for Difficult ProblemsSee guidelines here.

In his sermon, “Be Perfect (No Pressure),” Pastor Andrew inspired us “to look at a difficult situation
and see that there are two choices, a or b, 1 or 2, black or white, and step back and say, ‘Maybe
there’s a third option. Maybe it doesn’t have to be just this or just that.’”

This writing contest, co-sponsored by Fruit of Agape Community Transformations, gives our young people a chance to
explore “a third way” to solve a problem that concerns them. Prizes will be awarded at WNL during Lent to each age
group in essay, narrative, and poetry categories. Deadline for entries is January 28, 2018. See Pastor Drew or contact Maggie Hoggard at 517-543- 2411 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information.

Getting and staying connected is important to us here at The Peoples Church. We can tell you value this, too, because one of the questions that we often get in the church office is a request for someone’s address. While we do not mind talking with you and helping you connect to other congregants, there is a fast and secure way you can do this online.

My Peoples Connection is an online directory of our church members and friends. Here you will find an article that will show you how to sign up with, log in to, and utilize My Peoples Connection. Not only are you able to find contact information in a secure way, you can track your giving and pledge history, see directory photos and make sure your contact information is up to date. There is even a phone app available on both Apple and Android. After creating an account through the website, simply search for “Church Life” in your app store.

We are excited about how My Peoples Connection can help us stay connected with one another and grow our friends here. If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You are invited to join us for any and all of our Advent Season events and worship services!  

Jesus is with us at each stage of our lives. He is in the quiet and the still moments of contemplation. But he is also in the movement and moving of the world in our midst. See Jesus this year with us as we celebrate together all of the excitement and the silent night to come. Everyone is welcome here. Merry Christmas, and may the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ go with you! 

Scroll below the calendar for more information on each event!



Advent Tea is put on each year by the Women of Peoples Church. This year it  features a speaker from Habitat for Humanity as we explore the topic of building community.  Find more information or purchase tickets here

Advent Music Sunday is a music filled worship.  This year, the Sanctuary Choir, directed by Dr. Jonathan Reed and accompanied by Judy Kabodian, is joined by a brass quintet as they perform Daniel Pinkham's "Christmas Cantata" and Randall Alan Bass' "Gloria" in the midst of our 10:30 a.m. worship service with Communion.

Children's Christmas Program features the students of our Children's Christian Education program.  The Christmas story comes alive with songs, directed by Elizabeth Reed, costumes, sets and a little help from Peoples Church Youth Group.  Join us in the Sanctuary for 10:30 a.m. to listen and watch.

MSU Beaumont Brass Concert is hosted by our Fine Arts Committee who provide the concert and following reception to the community free of charge.  Come enjoy the remarkable talent of local brass musicians as they play favorite songs of the season for all to enjoy!

Christmas Eve Worship falls on a Sunday this year, so we begin the morning with our regular Sunday services.  In the evening, we offer three candlelight worship services for the community.  Our 6:00 p.m. service features music from our children's Carol Choir and our Youth Choir.  Our 9:00 p.m. service is a traditional candlelight service with Sanctuary Choir.  And the late service at 11:00 p.m. will feature hymns sung together.  Rev. Andrew Pomerville, Senior Pastor, will preach at all evening services. Everyone welcome!