At this West Side food pantry, hunger relief is a team effort

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

Waverly Knight understands what it’s like to be hungry. In 2007, Waverly lost her job. Single, lonely in her apartment and trying to find a job, she began to wonder about volunteering with her West Side church, Trinity Reformed. When she...

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Human trafficking discussion to center on signs, solutions

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 03-24-2014 under NEWS

Human trafficking is happening in Grand Rapids. Solid statistics on the crime are hard to come by, complicating law enforcement and community response to the crime. Despite the hardships involved in compiling solid statistics, the Michigan...

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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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Sidewalk Sunday School focuses on urban neighborhoods

by (Timothy Burns)

Submitted 09-10-2012 under OPINION

Throughout the warm spring, summer and fall months, bright orange Power House Ministry trucks with portable sound systems and fold down stages park throughout Grand Rapids' urban neighborhoods. Pastor Jon Lewis, and nearly 30 volunteer staff...

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Concert To Help Heartside Neighborhood

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 02-22-2011 under NONPROFITS

Co-sponsored by MAJIC (Musical Arts for Justice in the Community) and the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids,  Diane Penning  will present a concert of sacred music with works from the collaborative project/CD Sacred...

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Musical group Eastern Blok comes to West Michigan

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 01-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

Co-sponsored by MAJIC (Musical Arts for Justice in the Community) and the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids,  Eastern Blok will perform at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 250 Commerce, SW ( link to map ) at 7 p.m. on Friday,...

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Public Invited to 14th Annual DIA Events

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 06-11-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Dominican Institute for the Arts (DIA) is sponsoring two inspiring and life-changing events that are part of the DIA's 14th Annual Gathering of Dominican Artists: 1) A retreat for artists and those who appreciate art;...

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Beautiful People

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 03-17-2010 under NONPROFITS

In the fall of 2009, Sisters Maureen Geary and Mary Navarre of the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids, visited the Social Work Center--Centro de Obras Sociales—a maternity clinic that delivers about 300 babies each month. The Dominican Sisters have...

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