We are a community of all faiths and those with no faith who have come together to explore what it means to be fully human.

We invite you to join us and add your perspective on Sunday Mornings at the Grand Haven Community Center for small group discussions at 9:00 a.m. and large group meetings with musical performances at 10:00 a.m. Talk-Back on the topic of the day is at 11:15. our Children’s Program begins at 9 a.m. and infant care is provided.


For time out of mind the concept or idea of “religion” has been conjoined with the concepts of “belief” and “believing.” “Religion had to do with what one believed or said he or she believed. The Catholic believes that he or she eats and drinks the body and blood of Christ and is therefore saved from eternal damnation. The Calvinist believes deeply in that same eternal damnation and prays fervently that he or she is among the elect who would avoid the terrible end. The Methodist believes that the hard work of listening to seemingly unending sermons would strengthen the ...

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I am grateful to my mother for all the things she taught me. I am grateful to my fifth grade homeroom teacher, my seventh grade English teacher and my high school media production teacher. But some of the most important lessons, the most interesting and discussion-worthy lessons I ever received came from another source. For teaching me the things no one else wanted to talk about or even knew how to talk about, for discussing them with compassion and honesty and frankness, for keeping a sense of humor while providing me with profound insights, for all of that and more ...

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Eighth grade was excruciating for me. I was raised in a family, as most of us were, without having a lot of choice about those relationships. People were just there to connect to or not. School wasn’t that much different. The only thing that mattered was geography and because I lived in a certain place, I went to a predetermined school. Because we moved when I was in second grade, the kids I went to school with all had previous relationships with each other and I struggled to find a place I belonged. That only worsened as I got older. ...

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