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Sunday Gathering

October 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kent Dobson has been our lead teacher for five years. He 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.

Kate Pillsbury is a professional musician, amateur potter, latent memoirist. She has a degree in creative writing but has spent her working life focused on her band The Crane Wives. Currently, she is developing a body of solo music and trying to rekindle her writing habit.


Sundays at the Grand Haven Community Center (Mackinaw Ballroom, 421 Columbus Ave., Grand Haven)
Masks are optional at our In-Person Gathering. The decision of whether or not to wear a mask will be up to each individual.

  • 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. 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 Back: In Person
    A chance to share questions, comments, and stories related to the morning gathering.


Gathering Program

Sunday, October 23, 2022


The Great Questions

Is the Universe Friendly? Reimagining Cosmology

Gathering Host: Chrys Moelter-Gray

Music: Kate Pillsbury

Meditation: Bob Kleinheksel

Moment of Silence

Music: Kate Pillsbury

Readings / Teaching: Kent Dobson

That Man is the product of causes which had no prevision of the end they were achieving; that his origin, his growth, his hopes and fears, his loves and his beliefs, are but the outcome of accidental collections of atoms; that no fire, no heroes, no intensity of thought and feeling, can preserve an individual beyond the grave; that all the laborers of all the ages, all the devotion, all the inspiration, all the noonday brightness of human genius, are destined to extinction in the vast death of the solar system, and that the whole temple of Man’s achievement must inevitably be buried beneath the debris of a universe in ruins – all these things, if not quite beyond dispute, are yet so nearly certain, that no philosophy which rejects them can hope to stand.  Only within the scaffolding of these truths, only on the first foundation of unyielding despair, can the soul’s habitation henceforth be safely built.

Bertrand Russell, Free Man’s Worship

We will recover our sense of wonder and our sense of the sacred only if we appreciate the universe beyond ourselves as a revelatory experience of that numinous presence whence all things come into being.  Indeed, the universe is the primary sacred reality.  We become sacred by our participation in this more sublime dimension of the world about us.

Thomas Berry,  The Wild and the Sacred, in The Great Work

Music: Kate Pillsbury

Gathering Host: Chrys Moelter-Gray

Music: Kate Pillsbury




October 23, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Central Park Place, Mackinaw Ballroom
421 Columbus Ave
Grand Haven, MI 49417 United States
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