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Casting Light: The Guiding Light Podcast Begins Season 2

Submitted 06-20-2022 under NONPROFITS

What happens when you get a recovering heroin addict, alcoholic, and under-employed social worker together and tell them to record a podcast? You get season two of Casting Light, a podcast from Guiding Light.

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New Exhibitions On View at UICA: Impulsive/Decisive and Coming Home

Submitted 06-17-2022 under NONPROFITS

Two new exhibitions on view with FREE admission through August 13, 2022

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Guiding Light Adds Paul Davies to Board of Directors

Submitted 06-14-2022 under NONPROFITS

We are delighted to welcome Paul to our board of directors,” said Brian Elve, executive director of Guiding Light. “His experience with the recovery community and his status as a veteran, along with his business management skills, will be a great asset in guiding our organization’s current efforts."

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Ebony Road Players Perform SHEEPDOG by Kevin Artigue at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

Submitted 06-08-2022 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids’ only Black theatre company is collaborating with the Grand Rapids Art Museum to offer a thought-provoking production, examining the complexity of being police officers in an interracial relationship.

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I'm in the Right Place: Scott's Chance at a Sober Father's Day

Submitted 06-02-2022 under NONPROFITS

Scott woke up one morning on a couch, sick with one of his worst hangovers ever and realized he’d had enough. He’d ridden past Guiding Light every day on the bus and never gave the nonprofit a second thought – until it popped into his head to make the call.

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GRAM Announces First Major American Impressionism Exhibition in over a Decade

Submitted 05-26-2022 under NONPROFITS

In A New Light: American Impressionism 1870 ‑1940 l Works from the Bank of America Collection on view June 11 -  Aug 27

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Damon's Journey From Utter Desperation to a New Life Filled With Faith, Hope

Submitted 05-26-2022 under NONPROFITS

At one point in his life, Damon Whitmore was on top of the world, enjoying his role of partner in a successful law firm. In the next, he was alone and jobless, hardly a dollar to his name, his wife and daughter out of the picture, and awakening every morning “resolved to drink myself to death.”

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God Put Guiding Light in my Path: Jeremy Marks Five Years of Sobriety

Submitted 05-23-2022 under NONPROFITS

“I remember showing up at Guiding Light, seeing the big cross and thinking ‘I’m in the wrong place,’” Jeremy says. “I’m a sinner. I’ve done a lot of bad things. I’ve hurt people through my actions. I thought I was beyond redemption. God put Guiding Light in my path at the right time."

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GRAM Presents An Extraordinary Legacy: The Miner S. and Mary Ann Keeler Collection

Submitted 05-12-2022 under NONPROFITS

Exhibition celebrates the legacy of Miner and Mary Ann Keeler through 65 works of modern and contemporary art

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Living and Learning Than No Man is an Island

Submitted 05-11-2022 under NONPROFITS

Dennys is 27 years old and came through the doors of Guiding Light in November of 2021. “The advice I would give others facing addiction is to admit you can’t do it on your own, and to trust others who have gone through it."

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