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From Fear to Gratitude, Michael Shares His Recovery Journey

Submitted 09-21-2021 under NONPROFITS

Michael's addiction started out with a prescription he received for pain pills. By January 2021 he was spending $500/week on heroin and soon found himself homeless. He came to Guiding Light seeking a the means to break the cycle of addiction and live differently.

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You Can't Get sober Without God: Missions Intersect for Rev. Tim Wilson

Submitted 09-21-2021 under NONPROFITS

“A man came up to me and said, ‘I can’t stop drinking; I’m drunk right now and my wife is looking at us,’” Rev. Wilson remembered. “I learned that they had spent more than $100,000 on rehab in the past. We told him about the good people of Guiding Light and he agreed to go."

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The Salvation Army Launches Angel Tree Sign-Ups in West Michigan

Submitted 09-20-2021 under NONPROFITS

For the 31st year in a row, The Salvation Army and WOOD8 TV are starting up the annual Angel Tree toy Drive that aims to help families through Christmas.

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Why Have I miscarried?

Submitted 09-20-2021 under OPINION

Jeff asks for a reaction to the following story: “A young woman has been living with her boyfriend for at least a year.... She conceives. Though they weren't looking to have a child, they knew at some point they would and value the pregnancy. Sadly, she experiences a miscarriage.

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St. Cecilia Music Center brings Blue Grass and Mandolin Master Sam Bush to Grand Rapids on October 6 to begin an exciting 2021 - 2022 Season of Live Performances with International Folk, Jazz and Chamber Music Artists

Submitted 09-20-2021 under NONPROFITS

Mandolin New Grass Artist Sam Bush will mesmerize West Michigan on October 6 at 7:30 p.m. when he kicks off SCMC’s 2021-2022 Season and the Acoustic Café Folk Series. The October 6 concert with the Sam Bush Band marks St. Cecilia Music Center’s restart of live concerts with a live audience.

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What's at the Market: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Submitted 09-17-2021 under NONPROFITS

Now is the best time to come visit the Market! Autumn provides such a wonderful variety of fresh produce, and the weather makes for the perfect market day!

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ArtPrize 2021 - What will captivate our imaginations this year?

Submitted 09-16-2021 under NEWS

Art has the ability to capture ideas too complex for words; to invoke deep feelings and emotions; to communicate a piece of the artist’s soul with the public. Art defines and reflects what is important to a society.

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 16

Submitted 09-16-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids creates Affordable Housing Fund; MDHHS launches online portal for immunization records; and Susan Mast ALS Foundation hosting "PedALS" bike ride, walk to support local ALS families.

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"Hope Marches On" - The Salvation Army Starts Giving Season 100 Days Before Christmas

Submitted 09-16-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Salvation Army will start their Christmas Campaign 100 Days before Christmas. Early giving could be key to keeping families in their homes this holiday season, says nation’s largest private provider of social services

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Cookies, Plaster Creek and a Big Dream

Submitted 09-14-2021 under NONPROFITS

We love to share stories of how our Grand Rapids Climate Witness Project partners are creatively working for creation care in our city! This story is from Stacey DeVries of how God used her young son’s big ambitions for investing in the clean-up of Plaster Creek.

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