Celebrating religious holidays during a pandemic

by (Kaufman Interfa...)

Submitted 04-07-2020 under NONPROFITS

We are entering that time of the year when many religions celebrate major holidays. These are holidays when communities come together to share the meaningful stories of their traditions.  Passover or Pesach begins the evening of April 8, when...

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Sacred distancing: Religious organizations in Grand Rapids adapting to COVID-19 pandemic through online services, engagement

by (Brett)

Submitted 03-26-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pervade daily life locally, nationally, and globally, it comes as no surprise to find on all scales the readjustment of religious or spiritual life in response. In Grand Rapids, like the nation and world over,...

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Coffee Shop Conversations

by (Michaeleen Kelly)

Submitted 07-19-2019 under OPINION

Today’s coffee shops serve a variety of functions: human and WiFi connections, business deals and occasionally intellectual discussions. Yet in Grand Rapids, I mostly overhear (unintentionally) customers asking about each other’s church...

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Buddhism professor's journey from Christianity to a blissful state of "I don't know."

by (sanchea7)

Submitted 12-13-2016 under OPINION

What happens when you no longer believe in the religion on which your family raised you? As I sat in my Special Topics: Buddhism class on the very first day, I wondered this exact question when my professor, Jeremy Beahan, explains how he was raised...

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Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-13-2016 under

We come together to give thanks for the blessings we have received. Prayers, music, sacred writings, reflections and meditation will be woven together with a common theme of Coming Together from many traditions and Welcoming All. Hospitality...

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Sowing the Seeds of Love

by (cicadmin)

Submitted 06-20-2016 under

Sowing the Seeds of Love Mondays, July 11 & 18, 7:00-8:45pm Presented by Steve Petroff, CSP To register: Call 616-459-7267 or [email protected].  During two evening sessions, Paulist seminarian Steve Petroff, CSP will...

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'Hark Up with the Down Home Horns' to headline at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes

by (Covenant Villag...)

Submitted 06-20-2016 under NONPROFITS

Join Covenant Village of the Great Lakes for an old-fashioned Tent Revival Meeting with gospel music provided by Hark Up with the Down Home Horns. This free event begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2016. Beginning at 1 p.m., a shuttle will provide...

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Interfaith and Interwoven: Knitting for peace, justice and healing

by (revkatiebaker)

Submitted 06-14-2016 under NEWS

Returning for a second summer, Interfaith & Interwoven: Knitting for Peace, Justice and Healing is a communitywide ministry open to all faiths, ages and skill-sets providing a space for fellowship, collaboration and creativity! The ministry...

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Vacation Bible School for Adults!

by (cicadmin)

Submitted 04-20-2016 under

Cost: $25 per day or $65 for the series (includes lunch and materials) Register by email at [email protected] or calling (616) 459-7267 Bring along your inner child and join us for VBS for adults!  It’s a mix of...

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Paperback Picnic Sacred Fire: A Vision for a Deeper Human and Christian Maturity by Ronald Rolheiser

by (cicadmin)

Submitted 04-20-2016 under

Discussion led by Fr. John Geaney, CSP Cost $15 - includes dinner   Pre-registration required by email at [email protected] or call (616) 459-7267 Join us for a picnic dinner and a book talk about Sacred Fire and how...

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