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Sunday Gathering

September 24, 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
C3 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:

We Have Questions: Is the Unconscious Real?

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.

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 single, Winter, 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.


Music: Loren Johnson

Gathering Host: Sandy Kate Stephens

Music: Loren Johnson

Meditation: Beth Buelow

Moment of Silence

Reading/Teaching: Kent Dobson

Properly speaking, the unconscious is the real psychic; its inner nature is just as unknown to us as the reality of the external world, and it is just as imperfectly reported to us through the data of consciousness as is the external world through the indications of our sensory organs.
-Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams The unconscious – that is to say, the ‘repressed’ – offers no resistance whatever to the efforts of the treatment. Indeed, it itself has no other endeavour than to break through the pressure weighing down on it and force its way either to consciousness or to a discharge through some real action.
-Sigmund Freud, Collected Papers Vol. V Dreams are impartial, spontaneous products of the unconscious psyche, outside the control of the will.

They are pure nature; they show us the unvarnished, natural truth, and are therefore fitted, as nothing else is, to give us back an attitude that accords with our basic human nature when our consciousness has strayed too far from its foundations and run into an impasse.
– C.G.Jung, Collected Works 10 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


September 24, 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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