The City on a Hill Edition

e Edition August 11

City on a Hill Makes Possible for Ministries to Shine Light, Usher in Good Deeds Locally, Worldwide

By Paul R. Kopenkoskey

City on a Hill Cutline No. 1Zeeland-based City on a Hill (COH) is a sprawling, 100,000-square foot building that is home to dozens of ministries that may have not been birthed into existence had it not been for this Christian nonprofit that in earlier times was Zeeland Community Hospital.

There are around 40 tenant ministries that lease space at COH that find the competitive rent rates easier on their budgets, which in turn, is intended to enhance their ability to meet the physical, emotional, educational, spiritual or medical needs of people locally and worldwide. It's a wide birth of ministries that operate independently of one another.

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"Cross" Music Event Highlights Area Christian Artists Ministries



By Terry DeBoer

At Foot of the cross Ty Gonzalez 235
Chris Moore had to do some faith-walking to launch his vision for "At the Foot of the Cross."

"I've kind of learned on my faith journey to take a step forward and see what happens," he said of his musical venture. "But doors just kept on opening and opening and I just kept moving forward."

The first "At the Foot of the Cross" was held two summers ago. He gathered a variety of area Christian music artists and church worship teams for a day-long concert celebration held outdoors in front of a giant cross.

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"Captive" A Review


By Edwin Carpenter
captive235"Captive", premiering September 18, is a movie based on a true story and on the book "Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero", written by Ashley Smith. The movie stars Kate Mara as Ashley Smith and David Oyelowo (Selma) as Brian Nichols.

The synopsis for the movie says it is a fact-based thriller about a single mother, battling drug addiction, who is randomly taken captive in her Atlanta apartment by a man that just broke out of jail.

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trustIf you really think about it, throughout our entire life we have to trust others with some very important things. And sometimes these people we put our trust in let us down and disappoint us. But, there is one who never disappoints, never lets us down. Someone we can put our trust in for eternity.

Finance: Dave Says....


Dear Dave,

My wife and I are thinking about selling our home. I was recently let go from the military due to downsizing, and I've begun a job in real estate but things are starting slowly. My wife brings home about $3,500 a month as a teacher, and the only debt we have is our house payment of $1,616 a month. I was given a $35,000 severance package, but we need some advice to help bridge the financial gap. Any ideas?


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Etcetera: Two Things

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

Do you have a passion to reach the world with the greatest story ever told? If you have that passion, like the possibilities that social media offers, lets talk!

Final Words:


"God is love, but He also defines what love is. We don't have the license to define love according to our standards."

Francis Chan

"Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."

Luke 12:6-7





The Gospel in Four Minutes

Catching Up:

In case you missed it last week:

Terry's picks for August

Film tie-in "Millennial Tour" to appear at Unity Festival

Are you acting like a tourist?


Unity Fest rocks the Muskegon coast with Matthew West and Mark Schultz

Despite big losses, creditors supporting Family Christian Stores bankruptcy sale

Cross lawsuit showdown looms in Grand Haven Dewey Hill fight

Love INC to expand homeless shelter in Grand Haven with $500,000 Federal Home Loan Bank grant



Farther Away:

Arkansas city removes Bible verses from Facebook page after complaint

90-year-old man rescues wife from fire, credits God

Researchers find Leviticus verses after digitally unwrapping ancient scroll  

5 faith facts about Sen. Ted Cruz: It's all about God's work




No children on the menu - Dan Seaborn

Smith - Before you get that 'rainbow' Bible cover

10 things you can do to prevent pedophilia in the church - Clare De Graaf 

Jesus and the Trump factor - Jeff Carlson


Upcoming Events:

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 28,
Master Arts' 30 Hours of Theatre Special

August 28,
The Beverly Hillbillies

August 29, 
Sleeping Beauty

August 29, 
Driving Miss Daisy

August 30,
Worship on the Waterfront: Finding Favour

September 18,  All About Kids Sale

September 18,  The Kingsmen In Concert

September 23,  Nurtured Heart Approach to Parenting

September 24, 
"Picking Cotton" Community Discussion

October3,  Out of the Darkness Community Walk

October 3, 
Amazing Race

October 17, 
Africans in West Michigan: Reality & Response

November 7, 
Craft & Vendor Show

November 20,  The Perrys In Concert


March 4,
Booth Brothers In Concert


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