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Sunday Gathering

March 26, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday, March 26, 2023


Spirituality for the 21st Century:
Listening as Prayer


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Speaker:  Kent Dobson 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. He has been lead teacher at C3 since 2017.

Musician: Michigan-born Navy veteran Drew Nelson is a storytelling songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. A fly fisherman and world traveler, he writes as a witness to the lives and journeys of those he has met along the way, mixing Americana and roots-rock with traditional folk styles. He is also a dad, woodworker, lover of poems and mystery.


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Music: Drew Nelson

Gathering Host: Nelleke Knarr

Music: Drew Nelson

Meditation: Wayne Johnson

Moment of Silence

Reading/Teaching: Kent Dobson

With the sense of hearing, we listen to creation. One of the great thresholds in reality is the threshold between sound and silence. All good sounds have silence near, behind, and within them. The first sound that every human hears is the sound of the mother’s heartbeat in the dark lake water of the womb. This is the reason for our ancient resonance with the drum as a musical instrument. The sound of the drum brings us consolation because it brings us back to that time when we were at one with the mother’s heartbeat. That was a time of complete belonging. No separation had yet occurred; we were completely in unity with another person. P.J. Curtis, the great Irish authority on rhythm and blues music, often says that the search for meaning is really the search for the lost chord. When the lost chord is discovered by humankind, the discord in the world will be healed and the symphony of the universe will come into complete harmony with itself.

– John O’Donohue, Anam Cara

Music: Drew Nelson

Gathering Host: Nelleke Knarr

Music: Drew Nelson



March 26, 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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