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Sunday Gathering

March 19, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Spirituality for the 21st Century:
Nature Mysticism

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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.

Musician: Emilee Petersmark has been a member of the Grand Rapids band The Crane Wives for a decade. She now has a growing collection of songs that she performs solo. She has also worked as an acclaimed visual artist, producing original artwork as well as commissions for musicians like the Accidentals.

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Music: Emilee Petersmark

Gathering Host: Chrys Moelter-Gray

Music: Emilee Petersmark

Meditation: Leslie Newman

Moment of Silence

Reading/Teaching: Kent Dobson

In our grasshopper and salamander days, who among us didn’t ask why the grasshopper could jump so far – or why the salamander has black dots on its orange body? We trampled leaves with our feet just to hear what kind of sounds leaves made. We threw flat stones over the surface of streams to see how far the stones could skip. We listened to crickets cry in the night far beyond our grasp of what the darkness was. We slept, only to wake, with the strange sense of how could we be awake when we had only just been sleeping.

In those days we knew as much as we had to know in order to ask what we didn’t know. Our ignorance wasn’t just innocence but the foundation from which we offered ourselves the daily surprise of discovering another question, another way to uncover something mysterious, something we hadn’t understood yesterday. We lived by wonder, for by wondering we were able to multiply a growing consciousness of being alive.

– Richard Lewis, Living by Wonder 

Music: Emilee Petersmark

Gathering Host: Chrys Moelter-Gray

Music: Emilee Petersmark



March 19, 2023
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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