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Sunday Gathering

May 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us!

We gather in person every Sunday at Central Park Place. We would love for you to join us.
All events held in the Mackinaw Ballroom in Central Park Place (421 Columbus Ave., GH)

Sunday’s Schedule:

9am Pre-Talk: Meet the morning’s teacher in a small group setting for an open discussion of the morning’s theme
10am Gathering: Welcome, readings, meditation from a community member, teaching, and music
11am Talk Back: A chance to share questions, comments and stories related to the morning gathering
Kids: Each week we provide a safe and welcoming environment for kids starting at 10am. If you are looking for a Sunday morning experience for your kids that includes C3 Values, creative activities, toys, books, games and outdoor fun (when weather permits), we are here to make it happen! Miss Mary is happy to be spending time with your kids!

Sunday’s Program and Reading:

Sunday, May 14, 2023
Transcend and Include: Part One


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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 leads Israel study tours, wilderness retreats, and has his own podcast called Hints and Guesses. He’s the author of Bitten by a Camel, a memoir about his time living in Israel and his departure from the evangelical church he was pastoring.


Musician: Loren Johnson of Grand Rapids has released several discs: Sleepsick in 2016, which rose to iTunes Top 10 best new singer-songwriter releases; Into the Morning, released just as the pandemic lockdown happened; a single, Patterns, in 2021; and a new single, Winter, released in January 2023. Her vision is to be creative with the people she loves in the places she adores, and have a good time doing it.

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Music: Loren Johnson

Gathering Host: Sandy Kate Stephens

Music: Loren Johnson

Meditation: Nelleke Knarr

Moment of Silence

Reading/Teaching: Kent Dobson


We need to have greater patience with our sense of inner contradictions in order to allow its different dimensions to come into conversation within us. There is a secret light and vital energy in contradiction. Where there is energy there is life and growth. Your ascetic solitude will allow your contradictions to emerge with clarity and force. If you remain faithful to this energy, you will gradually come to participate in harmony that lies deeper than contradiction. This will give you new courage to engage depth, danger, and darkness of your life.

– John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom


Music: Loren Johnson

Gathering Host: Sandy Kate Stephens

Music:  Loren Johnson

.pdf of Bulletin/Matters


Talk Back
Small Bites and Coffee Served after Gathering
Talk Back
Talk Back


May 14, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


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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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