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Spring Cleaning the Road!

April 27, 10:00 a.m.

Plymouth's Justice and Peace Task Force invites you to join it for Spring Cleaning along a one mile stretch of 84th Street between Kalamazoo and Breton avenues. Meet up at Cornerstone Church (corner of 84th and Kalamazoo) on Saturday, April 27 at 10:00 a.m.Youth and adults are invited. We'll provide gloves, bags, and safety vests.


Raising White Kids - Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America

Thursday, May 2, 6:00 p.m.

Author,Jennifer Harvey is appearing at the East Lansing Public Library to talk about and promote her newest book, Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America. Join us as we road trip to this important discussion! If you are interested in carpooling please contact the church office at (616) 455-4260 or message us on FB and let us know you’d like to join in! We will meet at Plymouth UCC at 5:00 p.m.

This book talk and signing is free and open to the public.


This Saturday - Plymouth Spring Clean-up

Saturday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. - noon

Please join Plymouth's Trustees to help make the landscaping, windows, floors, etc., clean and bright for Easter. Bring your favorite tools: rakes, brooms, clippers, .... for fellowship and “spring cleaning” fun.


84th Street Spring Cleaning

Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m.

Plymouth's Justice and PeaceTask Force begins its cycle of picking up trash along the one-mile stretch of 84th Street between Kalamazoo and Breton avenues. This is an on-going project through Kent County. Meet at Cornerstone Church on the corner of Kalamazoo and 84th at 10:00 a.m. The more the merrier! Gloves, vests, and bags provided.


ACCESS Walk for Good Food

Sunday, May 5
Registration begins 1:30 p.m.
Opening ceremonies begin: 2:15 p.m.
Park Church, 10 East Park Place N.E.

The goal of this 5k walk in Grand Rapids is to fund non-profit organizations in the area that address issues of food access and poverty and whose work aligns with the definition of Good Food:
• Healthy (provides nourishment and enables people to thrive)
• Fair (no one along the production line was exploited during its creation)
• Affordable (All people have access to it)
• Green (produced in an environmentally sustainable manner)

Join us in walking this year. Together, we unite in vision of a Good Food system for all and broaden our shared impact for social good. Our goal this year is to have over 1,000 walkers and raise $110,000. To register in advance and for more information, visit the ACCESS of West Michigan website.


Discussing White Fragility

Plymouth's Racial Equity Committee invites you to join a discussion around the book White Fragility: Why is it So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. "White Fragility" refers to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially and is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In her book, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively. A series of discussions will begin this March. Visit the Racial Equity table in the church narthex to borrow a copy of the book and/or to sign up to participate in this conversation.


Plymouth Book Club - River of Doubt

 

Monday, May 13, 7:00 p.m. in the lounge

Candice Millard's debut, the River of Doubt, takes readers from the soaring beauty of the Amazon rain forest to the darkest night of Theodore Roosevelt's life. It's an exciting, historical nonfiction novel about the journey made by Roosevelt following his disastrous election defeat in 1912. At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, River of Doubt is the true story of Roosevelt's harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.

The River of Doubt is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Indians armed with poison-tipped arrows haunt its shadows; piranhas glide through its waters; boulder-strewn rapids turn the river into a roiling cauldron. After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil's most famous explorer, Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, Roosevelt changed the map of the western hemisphere forever. Along the way, he and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships, losing their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, and enduring starvation, Indian attack, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. Three men died and Roosevelt was brought to the brink of suicide. The River of Doubt brings alive these extraordinary events in a powerful thriller that happens to feature one of the most famous Americans who ever lived. Our books are available on the Book Club Table at Schuler Books with a 20% discount.

 


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