It’s March! Beth Buelow will be with us to open our exploration of C3’s value of Open Inquiry with her teaching Never place a period where The Universe has placed a question mark. Beth has been part of the C3 Community since March 2018 and has loved every minute of it. She’s a business owner; leadership, team, and mentor coach; author, speaker, and mediator, and she’s busy adding photographer to the list of ways she wants to be known in the world.

We hope as many of you as are able will join us for a special edition of Talk Back immediately following the Gathering. The focus will be a discussion of the Just Cause process the board has been engaged in, and getting your valuable input on how C3 moves into the future. 

Jen Sygit comes from Lansing to sing and play for us this week. She is a longtime friend of C3, a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter with four solo albums, and a prodigious body of vocals and instrumental work on other musicians’ albums. She also performs with the all-female string band Stella!and hosts a weekly radio show.

Travel Time

And just a reminder, southbound US-31 is now under construction over the bridge. You may need to add a few minutes to your travel time. More information here.

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

Wes McGee

Wes McGee, February 27, 2022


Lead Teacher Kent Dobson

There is a lot more to discover and learn from Kent Dobson on his website, and by listening to his podcast “Hints and Guesses.” His most recent podcast is The (Re)Rise of Fundamentalism.


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 later in March. If anyone in the community has questions or concerns about this possible change, please talk to a board member. Also, please note that C3 Board of Trustees will now meet the second Wednesday of the month, instead of the third.


C3 Kids Visit Pound Buddies

This past Saturday the C3 Kids got to see their fundraising event come to life by taking their donation to Pound Buddies! They gave their donation to the shelter’s treasurer, and in return she gave the group a lovely tour of their new facility. The kids got to see bunnies, cats, and dogs; the building offices, adoption rooms, and “Re-tail” store; and also the many different rooms where the animals live, play, and get trained. It was a wonderful opportunity for the kids to see exactly what all their hard work and effort was for!

Earth Day Lakeshore Celebration

C3 will once again be a sponsor of the Earth Day Lakeshore Celebration, which will take place on Saturday, April 23, in Grand Haven ’s Central Park. Another date to highlight on your calendar!

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.

Humanity for Prisoners March Newsletter

Click here to read Humanity for Prisoners March Newsletter, and maybe consider volunteering in some way or donating!

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.

Want to make your life easier and more predictable?

  • Why not put your donations to C3 on autopilot?
  • No more having to remember to send a check!
  • No more trying to remember — did I or didn’t I?
  • It is a secure and easy set up — just call Carol Takas 616-613-3222) at Selby Accounting. Please direct any questions to Mark Smith at
Your ongoing support of C3 is greatly appreciated. Online donations can be made hereChecks 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.

Donation Link

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, on Monday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m. Information about the event, along with a link to register, can be found here.

Kristin DuMez at Loutit Library

Loutit Library will host a conversation with Kristin Kobes Du Mez, author of Jesus and John Wayne, on Tuesday, March 22. Kristin was Guest Teacher at C3 in August 2020 (teaching video here). Library event details here.

Kristen Kobes Du Mez Teaching Link

Momentum Center 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
Registration deadline is March 15.

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


Tuesday, March 8

7:00 p.m.: C3 Men’s Group via Zoom


Wednesday, March 9

6:30 p.m.: Board of Trustees Meeting, C3 Office (1447 Washington Ave., GH)


Sunday, March 13 — Daylight Saving Time begins!

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

Kent Dobson has been the lead teacher at C3 since 2017. He’s also in the guide-in-training program at Animas Valley Institute in Colorado, an organization specializing in wilderness intensives. 

Matt Gabriel is a singer/songwriter who has spent over a decade writing and performing music around the country–the quality of folk and blues you would expect from an artist who grew up between Chicago and Detroit. He’s got a must-see live show and a very approachable recorded sound. His latest release is entitled Matt Gabriel Live at Meijer Gardens.