The Great Questions series enters its second week with Kent Dobson. What questions are pressing on humanity that can make or unmake our lives? What if we turned our attention to wrestling, again, with questions that evade easy answers? What wakes you up at night, big or small? This week Kent will ask How Do We Deal with Hate?

The Folias Duo received enthusiastic and sustained applause when they last played for us in January. Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron meld characteristics of European classical music with jazz, world music, and the art of improvisation. If you haven’t heard this flute and guitar performer-composer collaboration, you’re in for a treat—and if you have, you know what a treat it will be.

Gathering Information
Masks are optional 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.

Suggested reading from Kent’s teaching:
10 Questions That Have No Right to Go Away by David Whyte

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. Kent offers Companion-Guiding through his website for those who want to grow up spiritually, who long to know their voice beneath their voice, who are existentially stuck, who are in the midst of major life changes…more

C3 News
🆕 Grand Haven Tribune Listing
Thanks to Dick Kamischke, contact information on C3 is now posted weekly in the Grand Haven Tribune.

C3 Outreach
🆕 Volunteers and Donors Needed for Blood Drive
On Friday, July 15, the C3 Outreach Committee is partnering with the Red Cross to provide the volunteers for their blood drive at the Community Center from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. We need one or two more volunteers for the 10:00 a.m–1:00 p.m. shift. Is anyone available and interested? The tasks include greeting people as they arrive and passing out snacks to those that have donated (snacks are provided by the Red Cross). If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Nancy Owens.

The other way to support this event is to donate blood. To sign up for an appointment, go to the Red Cross website and sign up for the blood drive on July 15. Thanks, C3, for your support!


🆕 Humanity for Prisoners Development Committee
Do you want to help Humanity for Prisoners spread compassion? HFP, long time Outreach connection for C3, is seeking individuals to work on their Development Committee. You would help with such projects as the annual October speaker event, organizing the Un-ball for April, and fundraising. Contact Cindy Anderson for more information.

Vigil for Peace and Justice
Our weekly vigils continue every Saturday from noon to 1:00 p.m. along Washington Avenue at Grand Haven’s Central Park. All are welcome to join this effort to bring consciousness to issues of peace and justice in our community.

C3 Groups
C3 Men’s Group
The C3 Men’s Group meets every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the C3 office at 1447 E. Washington Avenue, Grand Haven. For more information contact Phil Koster .

🆕 C3 Book Club and Friends
Our next meeting is August 9 at 7:00 p.m., a one-week postponement from the usual first Tuesday meeting, due to the Coast Guard Festival and parking problems. Also, Joyce is leading the discussion, and since the weather tends to be favorable in August, Joyce has offered to host us on her porch (50 Howard Avenue in downtown Grand Haven). Our book is The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. This is the remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, who became one of the most powerful women in New York, despite the dangerous secret she kept in order to make her dreams come true.
September 6: Aftershocks: A Memoir by Nadia Owusu

Week 3@C3 on Vacation in July
We have traditionally taken July off from our Week 3@C3 campaign. Check back later this month as we gear up for August.

🆕 Thanks from Every Woman’s Place
Every Woman’s Place sends a hearty thank you for our generous gift of cleaning supplies in June. They were on the verge of running out when Char Zoet delivered the items. The director knew we were collecting for them and held off on any special ordering. We collected approximately 75 (!) items, equally divided among kitchen, bathroom and laundry.

C3 Finance
Support C3 When You Shop on Amazon!
While we encourage you to shop locally when possible, when you do shop on Amazon, why not support C3? Instead of going to the usual Amazon site, click instead on You’ll land on a page that will ask you if you want to support C3, which, of course you do, so click “yes”, and Voila! Amazon will contribute .5% for each qualifying purchase you make!

Your ongoing support of C3 is greatly appreciated. Online donations can be made here. Automatic donations are handled by Carol Takas 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.

C3 Values in Action
🆕 Resources on Civil Rights
The following links to two short interviews with Bryan Stevenson are an excellent reminder of the struggle for Civil Rights and the essential work he does at the Equal Justice Initiative, the Legacy Museum, and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. These places were stops on the Civil Rights Road Trip taken by several C3 members in April.
Confronting history, to heal a nation
Expanded Legacy Museum Opens in Montgomery

Momentum Center Events
There are events happening at the Momentum Center! Follow their Facebook page to stay informed. Three upcoming events may be of interest. Click on each link for details.
Free Dinner and Movie Night, Friday, July 8
Town Hall Meet & Greet, Thursday, July 14
Summer Series: Exploring Mental Illness, Mondays in August

C3 Calendar
Saturday, July 9
12:00 p.m. Vigil for Peace and Justice (Central Park, GH)

Sunday, July 10
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: Kent Dobson
Music: Folias Duo
Meditation: Charity McMaster
10:00 a.m. C3 Kids with Miss Mary with volunteer Sally Alderink (Woodbine Room)
11:00 a.m. Talk Back, in Person

Tuesday, July 12
7:00 p.m.: C3 Men’s Group (C3 Office, 1447 Washington Ave., GH)

Wednesday, July 13
6:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting (C3 Office, 1447 Washington Ave., GH)

Saturday, July 16
12:00 p.m. Vigil for Peace and Justice (Central Park, GH)

Sunday, July 17
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: Kent Dobson
Music: John Sanger
Meditation: Mary Ackerson
10:00 a.m. C3 Kids with Miss Mary with volunteer Margaret Willey (Woodbine Room)
11:00 a.m. Talk Back, in Person

Kent Dobson helps people orient their life to be in deeper relationship with Mystery, the shape of their own soul, and to a meaningful sense of their unique voice in the world.

John Sanger has traveled the country and immersed himself in the experiences life has to offer. During the hard times, John found himself reflecting upon his boyhood affinity for the beauty and wonders of the Great Lakes which soothed the occasional nights of lonely dreams and daily struggles. His last album, The Sanger Family Album, was released in 2019 and was largely written during his treatment for throat cancer.