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What Can I Live Wholeheartedly, in the Age of Anxiety? C3 Teacher Kent Dobson raises that question this week in our series The Great Questions.

John Sanger has become one of our “regulars,” playing for our Gathering every few months. He always expresses how much he appreciates our invitation, and in turn, we appreciate his musical contributions. He is a Grand Rapids-based singer-songwriter whose latest production is The Sanger Family Album.

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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-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.

🆕  Message from Our Treasurer

Semi-annual statements were recently emailed to all who donated in the first half of 2022. If you made a donation, other than cash, in the first  six months of this year, you should have received an email indicating the amount. If you did not receive an email, please first check your junk folder for a message from f[email protected]org, and then contact Jeff at the same email address or by calling the office at 616-842-1985 to report that no such email was received. For questions about your statement or to report any errors, please contact Carol Takas at Selby Accounting ([email protected]com) and courtesy copy the front desk.

Your donations are vital to the ongoing success of C3 and are GREATLY APPRECIATED!

 

Grand Haven Tribune Listing

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

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. Drive by and wave, or better yet, join us, and admire our snazzy new yard signs, courtesy of Annie Wassmann and Tom Edwards!

 

 

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 Unball for April, and fundraising. Contact Cindy Anderson for more information at [email protected]com

Week [email protected] on Vacation in July

We have traditionally taken July off from our Week [email protected] 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 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 at 616-402-1751.

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

Bookclub July August

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 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.

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Momentum Center Events

There are events happening at the Momentum Center! Follow their Facebook page to stay informed. These upcoming events may be of interest. Click on each link for details.

  • 🆕  Next Civil Rights Road Trip: The dates for the next Civil Rights Road Trip have been set as October 24-27, 2022. See the flyer with all the details here.

    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. 

     

    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

     

    Tuesday, July 20

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

     

    Saturday, July 23

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

     

    Sunday, July 24 

    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: TBA 
    • Music: Kate Pillsbury
    • Meditation: Margaret Willey                                       
    • 10:00 a.m. C3 Kids with Miss Mary with volunteer Joyce Cawthorn (Woodbine Room)

    11:00 a.m.  Talk Back, in Person