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GoSite Inclusion Committee working to represent area sectors

Submitted 12-30-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

The GoSite information sharing space will shine a light on the diverse communities, groups, and activities across the metro Grand Rapids area, with help from the many dedicated people already working everyday to build them.


Edelweiss Club of Grand Rapids to usher in Christmas with German heritage concert

Submitted 12-17-2013 under NEWS

The German cultural society Edelweiss Club of GR presents its annual choir concert hosted by St. Mary's Catholic Church.


Ethical responsibility to panhandlers

Submitted 11-08-2013 under NEWS

With the increasing presence of panhandlers in the greater Grand Rapids area, citizens are left with a dilemma of how to best help people in need


Story Matters: Seth Ricord shares story of addiction, recovery

Submitted 10-30-2013 under NONPROFITS

Seth Ricord sat down in our story fort to tell us about his young introduction to alcohol and drugs, and the many organizations and people that have helped him turn his life around.


Downtown library celebrates Día de los Muertos

Submitted 10-29-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Public Library is hosting 20 altars created by Grand Rapids residents to honor the deceased and offers educational family activities during Día de los Muertos.


Lee continues discussion on issues of sexuality

Submitted 10-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Justin Lee, executive director of the Gay Christian Network, spoke Tuesday afternoon at Calvin College about the ex-gay movement and how the church should respond to homosexuality.


Shawnee Park CRC integrates students into leadership

Submitted 10-25-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Shawnee Park CRC had almost no student involvement four years ago. Now, it is a thriving intergenerational community.


Center for Inquiry aims to educate, support

Submitted 10-24-2013 under NEWS

CFI Michigan is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes inquiry into science, religion, ethics, secularism and society. On Sept. 30, CFI launched a nationwide advertising campaign that involved placing billboards in Michigan, Indiana, New York and Washington D.C.


For the least of us

Submitted 10-23-2013 under VOICES

In August of 2012, my wife and I found ourselves unable to pay for basic necessities. As a result, we discovered how local food pantries play a role in the lives of the needy.


Clothes Closet expands in ministry opportunities for neighborhood

Submitted 10-18-2013 under NEWS

Heritage Hill Outreach Ministry runs a clothing ministry, with clothing selling for 50 cents each, as well as hospitality, Bible study and chapel services.