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Sunday Gathering

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us this Sunday!

Central Park Place (Mackinaw Ballroom, 421 Columbus Ave., GH) 

9:00 a.m. Pre-Talk, In Person

10:00 a.m. Gathering, In Person + Livestream on Facebook (facebook.com/c3westmi)

10:00 a.m.: C3 Kids, In Person with Miss Mary 

11:00 a.m.: Talk Back, In Person


Gathering Program: January 29, 2023

Saints, Mystics, and Misfits:

I Asked for Wonder: Abraham Joshua Heschel

Music: Ruth and Max Bloomquist

Gathering Host: Chrys Moelter-Gray

Music: Ruth and Max Bloomquist

Meditation: Margaret Willey

Moment of Silence

Readings/Teaching: Kent Dobson

The search for reason ends at the known; on the immense expanse beyond it only the sense of the ineffable can glide. It alone knows the route to that which is remote from experience and understanding. Neither of them is amphibious: reason cannot go beyond the shore, and the sense of the ineffable is out of place where we measure, where we weigh. We do not leave the shore of the known in search of adventure or suspense or because of the failure of reason to answer our questions. We sail because our mind is like a fantastic seashell, and when applying our ear to its lips we hear a perpetual murmur from the waves beyond the shore. Citizens of two realms, we all must sustain a dual allegiance: we sense the ineffable in one realm, we name and exploit reality in another. Between the two we set up a system of references, but we can never fill the gap. They are as far and as close to each other as time and calendar, as violin and melody, as life and what lies beyond the last breath.

— Abraham Joshua Heschel, Man Is Not Alone

Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement…Get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.

—Abraham Joshua Heschel, God in Search of Man

Music: Ruth and Max Bloomquist

Gathering Host: Chrys Moelter-Gray

Music: Ruth and Max Bloomquist



January 29
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Central Park Place, Mackinaw Ballroom
421 Columbus Ave
Grand Haven, MI 49417 United States
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(616) 842-1985
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