The Rapidian

Nonprofit Dispatches

This section of The Rapidian represents the amazing array of diverse non-profit organizations in West Michigan, groups that reveal the tapestry of arts, culture, service, faith and collaboration that defines our region. Read about opportunities to learn, grow, share and participate in the life of this community. The stories here are provided by our area's non-profit organizations.

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In Season Report: May 9, 2020

Submitted 05-08-2020 under NONPROFITS

Don’t let the cool weather fool you! We still have a LARGE selection of fresh produce and other market goodies! Join us and our 40 VENDORS tomorrow to shop for your local food essentials.

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Creating the new normal - can we be better for each other?

Submitted 05-08-2020 under NONPROFITS

What will the “new normal” look like when this is over? How can we become a better and more just community after this pandemic?

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Calvin Center for Faith & Writing debuts a short, no-cost film of Bridge to Terabithia author Katherine Paterson, featuring kids from the Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center

Submitted 05-05-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Calvin Center for Faith & Writing is debuting a short, no-cost film about Katherine Paterson, with kids from the Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center (CYC), and librarian and author Travis Jonker.

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We must look with an unwavering eye toward compassion

Submitted 05-05-2020 under NONPROFITS

How can we look with an unwavering eye at the suffering we see and experience these days? The story of Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion in Tibet, may be able to shed light on surviving the COVID-19 crisis with one’s heart intact.

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Guiding Light to Host a Virtual Ministry Update May 5

Submitted 05-04-2020 under NONPROFITS

In light of restrictions over gatherings due to COVID-19, Guiding Light has opted to shift its traditional ministry update luncheon to an online format. The community is invited to tune into Guiding Light's Facebook or LinkedIn at noon on Tuesday, May 5 to participate.

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In Season Report: May 2, 2020

Submitted 05-01-2020 under NONPROFITS

It is officially May and we all know what that means… Main Season has arrived! Come enjoy the warmer weather and make a quick + efficient trip to pick up healthy, fresh local products on opening day!

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In Season Report: April 25, 2020

Submitted 04-24-2020 under NONPROFITS

Get out and enjoy the fresh air as you make an efficient trip to the market for your food essentials! Shop from a variety of fresh local produce + food products from over 20 vendors!

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Sharing in the gifts of Ramadan 2020

Submitted 04-24-2020 under NONPROFITS

This year, Ramadan, a month of fasting from sunrise to sunset which starts on April 25, will be unlike any before for Muslims around the world.

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Make the arts part of your stay-at-home routine

Submitted 04-22-2020 under NONPROFITS

While everyone is working from home and staying inside, the arts community nationwide has been tapping into their creativity ways to find meaningful ways to practice and stay connected during this time.

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In Season Report: April 18, 2020

Submitted 04-17-2020 under NONPROFITS

Shake off the stress from this week + make an efficient TRIP to the market! Come enjoy some fresh air as you pick up your locally sourced food essentials!

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