Wes McGee will talk with us this Sunday about The Significance of African Spirituality. This is the last Sunday to explore our value of Diversity in the series Be of Value, so it sounds like a great topic. Wes is a resident of Grand Haven. He serves on the Human Relations Commission for the City of Grand Haven, the (Anti) Racism Task Force, and leads the Anti-Racism Book Club once a month at the Loutit District Library. 

Our musician for the day is David Molinaria singer-songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose music draws from a wide range of genres and influences. He lives in Grand Rapids and always enjoys performing for the C3 Community. He has released three albums of original songs, which you can listen to at davidmolinari.bandcamp.com.

Sundays at the Grand Haven Community Center (421 Columbus Ave., Grand Haven)

  • 9:00 a.m. Pre-TalkIn Person
    Meet the morning’s teacher in a small group setting for an open discussion of the morning’s theme.
  • 10:00 a.m. GatheringIn Person + Livestream on Facebook
    Welcome, readings, meditation from a community member, teaching and music
  • 10:00 a.m. C3 Kids: In Person (Woodbine Room)
  • 11:00 a.m. Talk BackIn Person
    A chance to share questions, comments and stories related to the morning gathering.
    Additional Resources

    • YouTube ChannelWeekly Teaching Videos*
    • YouTube ChannelWeekly Meditation Videos*
    • Podcast ChannelWeekly Teaching Audios*
      *posted Sunday afternoons or later in week
    • Printable list of C3 Values
    • Last week’s NewsletterC3 Update for February 20, 2022
    • Seeking Person for Volunteer Data Administrative Role—
      A Request from Ellie Williams

      Ellie writes: I enjoy the following tasks that I do for C3, especially anything to do with the data. BUT, I am soon going to be 86! 

      • Membership Data Maintenance (via Wild Apricot website) It would be prudent for C3 to have another person who likes the data/digital world to step in and assume the task of Membership Data maintenance. It probably should be someone who is active and knows the community.

      Any of the following tasks could/should be taken on by another C3 member:

      • Community Care & Concern (act as contact person, sharing news, needs, and response)
      • Coordinate Welcoming Host Teams: schedule the teams, notify the teams weekly, find subs as necessary.

      Contact Ellie for more information: elliewilliams4 [at] gmail [dot] com

      News from the Board

      The board continues to assess our Covid response, and part of that is our mask policy. We are considering having masks be optional beginning in March. If anyone in the community has questions or concerns about this possible change, please talk to a board member.

      C3 Kids’ Craft Sale

      The first-ever C3Kids’ Craft Sale on February 13 was a huge success. They raised $204 through the sale of hand-crafted bookmarks, greeting cards, painted rocks and bird houses, and the kids displayed great customer service! The funds will be split evenly between Pound Buddies and The People Center. Miss Mary relates that the kids were SO EXCITED about raising so much money that they are already talking about a second sale. They thank everybody who came to the table and made a purchase.

Recap of C3 Annual Meeting

On February 6 following the Gathering, we met for the Annual C3 MeetingAn email with highlights of the meeting was sent out on Tuesday, February 8, but if you missed it, it’s attached here for you to see all the details! In short, we affirmed our values and membership; passed the proposed budget of $180,000; passed a couple small revisions in the By-Laws; elected new Board members; got an update on the Just Cause project; and awarded the Philip J. Koster Award for Meritorious Service to Patti Baldus! In tribute to Phil Magnan, all of the banners he created for C3 were on display in the Community Center. Click on the link above for photos and details.

Save This Date!

Our Adopt-A-Highway spring cleanup date is Saturday, April 30, with Sunday, May 1, as rain day. More details will be shared as the date approaches.

C3 Men’s Group — Now Meeting by Zoom

With most members out of town during the winter months, the C3 Men’s Group meets via Zoom on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. To join via the Zoom link, contact Phil Koster at 616-402-1751.

C3 and Friends Book Discussion Group

Are you ready for the C3 Book Club and Friends Book Discussion Group meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, March 15? At that meeting, we will select the stellar books to be read and discussed for 2022. Click here to read the attached document about the book selection procedure.

Your ongoing support of C3 is greatly appreciated. Online donations can be  Automatic donations are handled by Carol Takas, 616-613-3222, at Selby Accounting. Checks should be sent to C3 Spiritual Community, P. O. Box 371, Grand Haven, MI 49417. C3 is a 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organization. Our tax ID is 38-1960212.

Donate via PayPal, it’s safe and secure! 

Urgent Need for Drivers to Deliver Meals on Wheels

Volunteer drivers are needed in our community to deliver Meals on Wheels or to provide Senior Medical Transportation. More information and a volunteer application are available here.

GVSU Arts Celebration Poetry Night

Join this free, virtual event which features Marcel “Fable the Poet” Price, Ericka “Kyd Kane” Thompson, and nationally celebrated poet Danez Smith (pictured below), on Monday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m. Information about the event, along with a link to register, can be found here.

Community Events at the Momentum Center:

  • Town Hall on Religion and Racism: Indigenous People and the Land
    Last chance! Sign up for Monday’s Town Hall presentation via Zoom. Information and registration here.
  • Civil Rights Road Trip 
    Join other community members already signed up for the April 18-21 trip to open our eyes to racial injustices in America: Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery and Memphis. Information and sign up here.

Sunday, February 27

Grand Haven Community Center (421 Columbus Ave., GH)

9:00 a.m. Pre-Talk, In Person

10:00 a.m. Gathering, In Person + Livestream on Facebook

  • Teacher: Wes McGee
  • Music: David Molinari
  • Meditation: Leslie Newman

10:00 a.m.: C3 Kids, in Woodbine Room with Miss Mary

11:00 a.m.: Talk Back, In Person

Tuesday, March 1

7:00 p.m.: C3 Men’s Group via Zoom


Sunday, March 6

Grand Haven Community Center (421 Columbus Ave., GH)

9:00 a.m. Pre-Talk, In Person

10:00 a.m. Gathering, In Person + Livestream on Facebook

10:00 a.m.: C3 Kids, in Woodbine Room with Miss Mary

11:00 a.m.: Talk Back, In Person

Beth L. Buelow, PCC, is a Professional Certified Coach, author, speaker, mediator, and facilitator with more than a decade of coaching and consulting experience. Prior to starting her own business, she was a nonprofit professional, with roles ranging from fundraising to marketing to grant-making.

Jen Sygit is a Lansing, MI based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She has released four solo albums with her latest record “It’s About Time” newly released in Oct. 2018. Sometimes traditional, sometimes contemporary, always with a raw h