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e Edition July 21

Cooperfly Puppet Troupe Sparks God's Gift of Imagination at Fuller Avenue CRC

By Paul R. Kopenkoskey

Cooperfly Puppet 1Despite an overcast sky that threatens a sudden downpour, the chatter among the adults and children at Fuller Avenue Christian Reformed Church's parking lot is lively and buoyant. Soon, they have more to enjoy than the chicken dinner and watermelon that's been served to them free-of-charge, courtesy of the Southeast Grand Rapids church's annual summer Tuesday Family Fun Nights.

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Master Arts Theatre Making Progress in New Director Search



By Terry DeBoer

Master Arts Theatre, the local faith-based community group which offers a full schedule of annual stage productions, hopes to have a new executive director by this fall.

"We've been actively interview candidates for the last number of weeks," said John Miedema, chairman of the non-profit organization's board of directors. "We've been pleased with the response and the caliber of candidates we've been getting."

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Be Careful of What You Wish For


By Dan Seaborn
tug2A mom sits on the couch while her three-month-old nuzzles her neck and squirms uncomfortably trying to find the right spot to sleep. Her two-year-old daughter has just bounded out of her baby brother's room wearing a pair of his pants which of course look like shorts on her. She is wearing nothing else. Her five-year-old, normally very independent, is whining to her dad about not being able to peel her orange, while he's trying to clean up the dinner dishes.

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What About Change?


presentationChange. Not a day goes by that something doesn't change. Sometimes change is for the good, sometimes not so good. Change can cause joy, or change can cause stress. Looking for something that is guaranteed not to change? Find it here.

Finance: Dave Says....


Dear Dave,

We're debt-free including our home. My husband is a man of faith, but a bit of a dreamer. He has written several inspirational books that haven't sold, but he feels this and public speaking are his calling. He wants us to sell the house, and live on the proceeds for a year, while he pursues this dream. What do you think of the idea?


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Etcetera: Two Things


*The next united prayer for revival and awakening is Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00 PM at the Three Mile Project, 3050 Walkent Drive NW, Grand Rapids, MI.

*Perhaps something is stirring within you. There is something stirring within us.

What's your passion? Writing? Social Media? Video? Events? Graphics?

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Final Words:


"Observe, there cannot be a secret Christian. ... If you truly feel the sweetness of the cross of Christ, you will be constrained to confess Christ before men."

Robert Murray McCheyne

"I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws."

Psalm 119:7 





The Gospel in Four Minutes

Catching Up:

In case you missed it last week:

Terry's picks for July

Rev. Robert Dean seeking to be 'people's mayor' of Grand Rapids

The last presentation


Backpack ministry makes sure students have supplies

Museum considering city's Nativity request

Summer baptisms in Holland

Former Cornerstone President W. Wilbert Welch remembered for legacy of faithfulness

Gay pastor forced to resign from United Methodist church in Michigan

Hope College becomes one of two Christian colleges nationwide to extend employment benefits to gay married couples



Farther Away:

Donald Trump says he 'loves God' but is unsure if he has asked for forgiveness

Jewish man saved from Nazis helps Christians escape ISIS

TLC dumps Duggar '19 Kids' show for good

Christian student removed from student council for opposing gay marriage on Facebook




A night to remember - Dan Seaborn

Have you had a family meeting on inheritance issues? - Clare De Graaf

The Apple bytes back - Jeff Carlson

The Planned Parenthood video - Metaxas

Painkillers. . . Heroin. . . Epidemic - Stonestreet


Upcoming Events:

July 20, Creativity Revealed

Julu 20,  Healthy U Series: Learn to Recognize, Treat and Live with COPD

July 23,
God is Not Through with Me Yet

July 26,
  Josh Wilson - Worship On the Waterfront

July 27, The Family Connection

July 31, American Decency Association's Summer Conference

August 2, Plumb

August 5,  Day Zero - The Unity Music Festival Free Pre-Event

August 5,  Sweet Freedom at the Cidery

August 5 - 8,
Unity Christian Music Festival

August 8, Castle Grande

August 9,
Worship on the Waterfront: Down Home Horns

August 10, The Family Connection

August 16, Jason Gray

August 17, Hudsonville Auto Body Xperts Open House

August 23, Worship on the Waterfront: Peder Eide

August 24, The Family Connection

August 24,Creativity Revealed

August 26, Hudsonville Auto Body Xperts Open House

August 30, Worship on the Waterfront: Finding Favour

September 18,  All About Kids Sale

September 18,  The Kingsmen In Concert

September 24, "Picking Cotton" Community Discussion

October3,  Out of the Darkness Community Walk

October 3, 
Amazing Race

November 7,  Craft & Vendor Show

November 20,  The Perrys In Concert


March 4,
Booth Brothers In Concert


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