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.


This month we’re talking about compassion. We all seek to be more compassionate people and to demonstrate that compassion in our daily lives. I’ve mentioned that I have two boys. My firstborn, Jackson, is 22 years old. One day when my son Jackson much younger and just in the process of potty training, grandma came over to babysit. As the morning wore on, she found the need to visit the restroom. Shortly after sitting herself on the commode there was a gentle knock on the door. “Yes?’ She asked. “Whatcha doin grandma.” “I’m just going to the bathroom sweetheart.” “You ...

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Leslie Newman has been telling me about this unique gathering of curious people, inquisitive people. You are on a journey together and while the destination may be indistinct the traveling is interesting and challenging and, perhaps, sometimes frightening and frustrating. That’s the way it is with curious people, they’re committed to growth and growth is hard work. I’m particularly honored and excited have been asked to speak this morning. I get the chance to preach from time to time and, in subtle and subversive ways, I try to push the envelope on Christian theology. And so ...

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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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