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!

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

The Interfaith Thanksgiving Service is the premier even of the Interfaith Clergy Assoiciation. 

All are welcome on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at The Peoples Church for the interfaith worship service and reception after the service.  

Clergy from a diverse range of faith traditions gather
in a spirit of gratitude gratitude, community and interfaith solidarity as we, together, explore this year’s theme, “Embody
Gratitude.” You will not want to miss the service, the interfaith choir directed by our own Dr. Reed, and a feeling of unity and mutual respect across faith lines. A reception will follow for all in Snider Social Hall. Please join us and post about your experience using #embodygratitude.

If you would like to participate in the interfaith choir, please arrive in the Sanctuary at 6:00 p.m. for rehearsal.

The Whiffenpoofs of Yale will be live in East Lansing for one night only!  

Come to The Peoples Church on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to see the world's oldest and most recognized collegiate a cappella group.  Featuring East Lansing native Ian Billinge, the Whiffs will be performing their characteristic mix of Jazz standards and hits from throughout the decades at The People's Church.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.  General admission tickets are available at the door for $20/adult or $10/student, and are also available for purchase here.  Read more about The Whiffenpoofs on their website.

Veterans of NBC's The Sing Off and Glee, performances for U.S. presidents Barack Obama, George W. and H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ronald Reagan, and thousands of concerts around the world, the Whiffenpoofs are sure to entertain audiences of all ages.

The Peoples Church is thrilled to host this historic and talented group of senior Yale men!

 

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ANNIMATION out of darkness 2017

This Lenten season, our Wednesday Night Live! adult formation series “Out of the Shadows” will explore the topics of sexual assault, sexual abuse and human trafficking in our world. These topics make us uncomfortable but need to be brought out of the shadows and into the light.

As we explore these painful topics, we will hear from people on the front lines helping victims, offering serves and shedding light on these topics. Join us each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m in the Robertson Room during Lent.

March 8 | Tashmica Torok from the Firecracker Foundation: “Honoring the bravery of children who have survived sexual trauma by building a community invested in the healing of their whole being.”

March 15 | Jane P. White, Executive Director of Michigan Human Trafficking Taskforce: “To facilitate a collaborative effort to prevent trafficking of persons within the State of Michigan, to pursue prosecution of perpetrators, and to protect and actively support rehabilitation efforts for trafficking victims.”

March 22 | Erin Roberts, Executive Director and Nancy Bates, Community Development Director of E.V.E. (End Violent Encounters). E.V.E provides supportive services to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence, while empowering our community through education and awareness.

March 29 | Susie Finkbeiner, author. Her first novel, “Paint Chips,” tackled the tough issues of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Susie will present on the difficulties and experience of writing a novel on these topics.

5:30 p.m. | Community Meal | Snider Social Hall

6:30 p.m. | Out of the Shadows | Roberson Room