The Rapidian

Spirituality

Story Matters: Thelma J. Pitmon shares how gospel music has evolved over time

Submitted 11-20-2014 under NONPROFITS

Thelma J. Pitmon talks about how music and choir attire has changed over the years at New Hope Baptist Church.

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Story Matters: Lynda McDonald remembers Rev. Williams' tenure at New Hope Baptist

Submitted 11-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

Lynda McDonald recalls Rev. Williams’ time at New Hope Baptist and his involvement with the mustache controversy at South High School.

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Story Matters: Marvin Leon James recalls joining New Hope Baptist church in 1960

Submitted 11-18-2014 under NONPROFITS

Marvin Leon James talks about first coming to New Hope Baptist Church and his subsequent fifty-four years of membership.

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Story Matters: Blanche Babers recalls her experience teaching Sunday school

Submitted 11-18-2014 under NONPROFITS

Blanche Babers talks about teaching the 5th and 6th grade girls at New Hope Baptist Church.

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Story Matters: Cora Lee Umphryes explains impact of church on her life

Submitted 11-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Cora Lee Umphryes shares the importance of New Hope Baptist church in her life and the role seniors can play in the church.

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Story Matters: Brenda Babers Taylor shares childhood memories of church

Submitted 11-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Brenda Babers Taylor recalls her childhood experiences at New Hope Baptist Church.

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Catalyst Radio: Jazz & Justice concert Sat. Nov. 15 features Grupo Aye, Immigration Reform

Submitted 11-14-2014 under NEWS

Hope Church on Kalamazoo Avenue is presenting monthly concerts as conversation starters to support local artists while promoting discussion around issues that impact the local community.

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Community input shapes direction of GoSite implementation plan

Submitted 11-04-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The public feedback gathered during the Pop Up phase helped create a more informed human-centered design

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A toast to five years: The Rapidian celebrates its anniversary

Submitted 09-29-2014 under NEWS

On Tuesday, September 23, The Rapidian raised a glass to five, successful years of hyperlocal citizen journalism and community engagement at SiTE:LAB's 2014 ArtPrize venue, The Morton GR.

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Story Matters: Maryan Mahdi shares mother's rules for life

Submitted 09-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

Maryan Mahdi, a Somali refugee in the Grand Rapids area, talks about what her mom has taught her and how she is proud to be an African.

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