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Sunday Gathering

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us!

We gather in person every Sunday at Central Park Place.
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, May 19, 2024

The Land Between: Navigating Life’s Difficult Transitions

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Lead Teacher: Brad Ruggles has just been selected as C3’s new Lead Teacher. He is a former pastor that deconstructed and later left the faith he was raised in after 18 years in ministry. He and his wife Lisa enjoy adventuring and traveling with their two adult daughters. His interests are diverse and include backpacking, meditation, breath work, yoga, sport kiting, and photography.

Musician: Hannah Laine, vocalist and musician from Grand Rapids, is perhaps best known for her work with Future-Soul band Earth Radio. She began singing and songwriting at a very young age. Skilled in piano, vocal improvisation, beat-making, layering effects, and looping, her abilities to create a soundscape or groovy bop are limitless.

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Music: Hannah Laine

Gathering Host: Mark Smith

Music:Hannah Laine

Meditation: Leslie Newman

Moment of Silence

Reading/Teaching: Brad Ruggles

Liminal space is a unique spiritual position where human beings hate to be … It is when you have left the “tried and true” but have not yet been able to replace it with anything else. It is when you are in between your old comfort zone and any possible new answer. You will want to

run. …Anything to flee from this terrible “cloud of unknowing.”

– Richard Rohr

Into this liminal realm, between the known and the unknown, we are invited to enter if we are to learn more of the way forward in our lives as individuals, as communities, and nations. This is why, in so much Celtic storytelling and legends, lovers meet and worlds conjoin in the twilight. It is the coming together of masculine and the feminine. This is also why, in so much Eastern spiritual practice [as well as many in monastic communities], the early hours of dawn are viewed as the time of meditation, when night and day are commingling in ways that more readily allow us to move from the known to the unknown and from the nameable to the ineffable.

– John Philip Newell

I have learned things in the dark that I could never have learned in the light, things that have saved my life over and over again, so that there is really only one logical conclusion. I need darkness as much as I need light.

– Barbara Brown Taylor

Music: Hannah Laine

Gathering Host: Mark Smith

Music: Hannah Laine



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


May 19
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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