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Sunday Gathering

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Spirituality for the 21st Century:
What’s a Spiritual Experience, and What’s the Point?

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Speaker:  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. Kent also leads Israel study tours, and in fact, has recently returned from Israel.

Musicians: Ruth and Max Bloomquist bring Ruth’s award winning abilities as a songwriter and singer and Max’s harmony and touch on the upright bass, to share their heart-touching, acoustic Americana that is all their own. Ruth’s trademark rich alto is unmistakable, and her songs evoke images and emotions common to us all.

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Music: Ruth and Max Bloomquist

Gathering Host: Nelleke Knarr

Music: Ruth and Max Bloomquist

Meditation: Andy Cawthon

Moment of Silence

Reading/Teaching: Kent Dobson


You come and go. The doors swing closed

ever more gently, almost without a shudder.

Of all who move through the quiet houses,
you are the quietest.


We become so accustomed to you

we no longer look up

when your shadow falls over the book we are reading

and makes it glow. For all things

sing you: at times

we just hear them more clearly.


Often when I imagine you

your wholeness cascades into many shapes.

You run like a herd of luminous deer

and I am dark. I am forest.


You  are a wheel at which I stand,

whose dark spokes sometimes catch me up,

revolve me nearer to the center.

Then all the work I put my hand to

widens from turn to turn.

– Rainer Maria Rilke, You come and go

Music: Ruth and Max Bloomquist

Gathering Host: Nelleke Knarr

Music: Ruth and Max Bloomquist




March 12
9:00 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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