Kent Dobson will be with us this Sunday to probe our value of Well Being in our series Be of Value. His teaching this week is A Second Reading of the Soul.
Ruth and Max Bloomquist are back on familiar ground with us, and they are a great addition to the C3 family. They’ve been singing together for 40 years!
Masks are optional now at our In-Person Gathering. The decision of whether or not to wear a mask will be up to each individual.
Sundays at the Grand Haven Community Center (421 Columbus Ave., Grand Haven)
- 9:00 a.m. Pre-Talk: In Person
Meet the morning’s teacher in a small group setting for an open discussion of the morning’s theme.
- 10:00 a.m. Gathering: In 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 Back: In Person
A chance to share questions, comments and stories related to the morning gathering.
Behind the Scenes
A round of applause for Cheryl Van Abbema (left) and Cindy VanIttersum. Cheryl is the person in charge of our Community Care Team. If you experience a life event, illness, or hardship, which can be shared with the C3 Community, she the person to contact! Cindy coordinates our annual kids event for Earth Day, collecting supplies and helping children plant seeds. Cindy is also a member of the Sunday Gathering team. Thank you to both these volunteers for their continued support and participation.
Civil Rights and Social Justice Organizations List
During the Civil Rights Road Trip Teaching’s Talk Back, the suggestion was made to compile a list of the favorite civil rights and social just organizations supported by C3 members. There will be a place in the lobby for a few weeks to note the civil rights and social justice organizations you find valuable and would like to bring to others’ attention. You may also share them by email with Chrys Moelter-Gray. They will be compiled and shared in the near future.
Last Week for PRIDE Focus at Our Vigil for Peace and Justice
C3 has welcomed and supported the LGBTQ+ community since the 1990’s. We want to share that support and welcoming message with the greater community though our Vigil for Peace and Justice during June. Join us this Saturday from noon–1:00 p.m. along Washington Avenue in Grand Haven’s Central Park. Bring a sign, a T-shirt, a flag or just yourself!
Many thanks to all who participated in C3’s Grand Haven Parks Clean-Up Blitz. They collected trash at Bolt Park, East Grand River Park, Harbor Island, and along the railroad tracks in Grand Haven in May as part of our C3 value to care for the earth.
Left to right: Jeff Crandle, Mike and Charlotte Rozich, Rod and Cheryl Van Abbema, Chrys Moelter-Gray, Cindy Krause-Leitner, and Ryan Cotton. Not pictured: Mary Ellen Mika and Patti Nelson
Beginning next Tuesday, June 7, the C3 Men’s Group will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the C3 office at 1447 E. Washington Avenue, Grand Haven. For more information contact Phil Koster at 616-402-1751.
C3 and Friends Book Discussion Group
We’re looking forward to July’s book Crying in H Mart by Michella Zauner, a New York Times Notable Book and New York Times Best Seller.
From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and one of TIME’s Most Influential People of 2022, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.—Penguin House Review
August 2: The Personal Librarian by M. Benedict and V.C. Murray
Did You Know?
Did you know that you can use money from your IRA to contribute directly to a charitable organization, like C3, without it being considered a taxable distribution? It may also serve as your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for 2021. To make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD), be sure to consult with your tax advisor or financial representative before making this decision, because it is important to follow the guidelines and understand the process.
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Your ongoing support of C3 is greatly appreciated. Online donations can be made here. 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.
Community Compost in Grand Haven
A community composting site is now open for residents and businesses to drop off food scraps and pick up composted material. The composting site on Harbor Island accepts food scraps and some garden materials. The city will use the donated materials to make composted soil additives the public can pick up from the same Harbor Island site. Read more here.
- This month, PBS is featuring documentaries, short films, and programs that highlight LGBTQ+ voices and stories. Ballerina Boys is a portrait of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (The Trocks), an all-male ballet company and international dance sensation. Watch the Documentary. Also, In This Family which was the 2020 PBS Short Film Festival Juried Prize Winner. Ten years after being outed by his teacher, a gay man revisits raw audio recordings of his Filipino family’s reactions. Watch the Film
- Holland Pride Festival, Saturday, June 25, 12 noon—5:00 p.m. Centennial Park, (250 Central Ave, Holland). This year they welcome new and familiar resource booths and food trucks, along with music and dancing, a selfie balloon wall, and so much more! This event is hosted by Out on the Lakeshore. More information is available on their website.
HOSA has resumed its Secular Summer Socials at The Bluestocking Bookshop (501 Butternut, Holland) at noon on June 26, July 24, August 28, and September 25.
St. John’s Community PRIDE Worship at the Waterfront
Jared Cramer, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, invites any interested C3 members to their Community PRIDE Worship at the Waterfront service on Sunday, June 26 at 10:00 a.m. For those who want to support the effort, but still attend C3 that morning, note that there will be food trucks there after the service! See details at the Facebook event page.
12:00 p.m. Vigil for PRIDE Peace and Justice (Central Park, GH)