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Sunday Gathering

October 1 @ 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:

Sunday, October 1, 2023

We Have Questions: What’s the Point of a Religious Life?

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: Matt Gabriel is a singer/songwriter who has spent over a decade writing and performing music around the country–the quality of folk and blues you would expect from an artist who grew up between Chicago and Detroit.

Music: Matt Gabriel

Gathering Host: David Dean

Music: Matt Gabriel

Meditation: Nelleke Knarr

Moment of Silence

Reading/Teaching: Kent Dobson

One day the earth opens her mouth
And swallows you whole, and God turns God’s back.
If you look back, you are turned to salt. And God twiddles God’s thumbs
And disappears into the cloud
You know nothing about.
It takes a long time, this
Terrible weaning, the wolf mother
Who leaves you sucking air instead of milk. No one comes looking for you,
Unlike Elijah, whose friends
Travel from mountain to mountain
In search of their friend.
You are so far gone, even
The voice of your lover is
Like an old voicemail you never
Managed to delete.
I, for one, wish this on no one,
Except some of you,
The ones I’d like to kiss
Like Judas, and betray you,
So you can feel again how you’ve Betrayed yourself.
Just remember, if this happens to you,
Do not fall in love with your stories.
Do not cling to any images.
Do not pray, unless you must.
Do not blame.
Do not run.

—Kent Dobson


Music: Matt Gabriel

Gathering Host: David Dean

Music: Matt Gabriel


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


October 1
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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