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Sunday Gathering

November 6, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Great Questions: Do we need the Masculine and Feminine anymore?

Our first Gathering in November features C3 Teacher Kent Dobson, Guest Musician Molly, and a meditation by Nelleke Knarr. The question this week in our series of The Great Questions is Do we need the Masculine and Feminine anymore? 

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back this weekend! Please join us for the morning’s events: Pre-Talk at 9 a.m., the Gathering at 10, and Talk Back at 11. And a special Think Hike at Hemlock Crossing Park at 12:30 p.m.!

Sundays at the Central Park Place  (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, November 6, 2022

The Great Questions

Do we need the Masculine and Feminine anymore?

Gathering Host: David Dean

Music: Molly

Meditation: Nelleke Knarr

Moment of Silence

Music: Molly

Readings/Teaching:     Kent Dobson

They sit in a row

outside the kindergarten,

black, red, brown, all

with those brass buckles.

Remember when you couldn’t

buckle your own


or tie your own


or tie your own shoe

or cut your own meat

and the tears

running down like mud

because you fell off your


Remember, big fish,

when you couldn’t swim

and simply slipped under

like a stone frog?

The world wasn’t


It belonged to

the big people.

Under your bed

sat the wolf

and he made a shadow

when cars passed by

at night.

They made you give up

your nightlight

and your teddy

and your thumb.

Oh overshoes,

don’t you

remember me,

pushing you up and down

in the winter snow?

Oh thumb,

I want a drink,

it is dark,

where are the big people,

when will I get there,

taking giant steps

all day,

each day

and thinking

nothing of it?

Anne Sexton, The Fury of Overshoes


Music: Molly

Gathering Host: David Dean

Music: Molly




November 6, 2022
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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