Shawnee Park CRC integrates students into leadership

by (nathang_999)

Submitted 10-25-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Four years ago, Shawnee Park Christian Reformed Church did not have a single college student involved in its ministries. Now, on any given Sunday, 40 to 60 students attend the church. More than a dozen serve in ministries, and one student even...

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Exploring the Catholic Tradition

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 09-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

Dominican Center at Marywood  is introducing a new and ongoing series of monthly programs, each of which will explore an aspect of the Catholic faith and practices. Open to all who are interested in learning more about Catholicism, there will...

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Middle school entrepreneurs sell their sweet creations at Breaktime Bakery

by (Waltonm)

Submitted 07-17-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Fourth Reformed Church kitchen is busy with tiny hands during the morning Monday through Thursday. The middle school entrepreneurs of Breaktime Bakery are hard at work mixing and measuring to make delicious pastries. They're led by...

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Iconic Grand Rapids church tower comes down, brick by brick

by (magical)

Submitted 07-11-2013 under NEWS

Crews have been working to deconstruct First United Methodist Church's tower, located at 227 Fulton St E. The church was formed as the first Methodist Church in Western Michigan in 1831. The Church Tower was built in 1916 at the churches second...

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Harbor Life Church works to provide food for low income families in new way

by (mattrussell)

Submitted 02-22-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

When Harbor Life Church, the newest campus of Fair Haven Ministries, first opened its doors in February 2012, Pastor Robb Kornoelje wasted no time searching for ways the Church could give back to the Grandville community. He had heard of a 2008...

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Preaching Christ to a digital audience requires adaptation of delivery

by (Timothy Burns)

Submitted 10-12-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

What place does tradition hold in your church's identity? How do those outside your congregation view the value and importance placed on a church's traditions - which may or may not connect with their personal culture, or tribe in our...

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Love in the Name of Christ works to empower area volunteers

by (Timothy Burns)

Submitted 10-12-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

On the west side of Grand Rapids, a local Love INC office is making significant impact on families and churches by meeting economic and social needs via hundreds of volunteers for those living in and around Grandville. For over 26 years,...

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Pulling back the curtain on hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

A collection of paper plates hangs on the wall at United Church Outreach Ministry in Wyoming, Michigan. Each plate tells the story of an individual or family who depends on UCOM’s food pantry. Some are strikingly honest — “One of...

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Ukrainian Catholic community struggles to stay afloat

by (erictank)

Submitted 02-14-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Upon entering the parish nave of St. Michael The Archangel, one’s senses are immediately inebriated with the colorful iconography and flowery incense. Hymns are chanted by the cantor and the censure bells rattle as the priest blesses the...

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