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e Edition October 6

Potter's House Purchases Building Where it all Began 3 Decades Ago

By Paul R. Kopenkoskey

ph235The Potter's House has recently purchased the building where the interdenominational, multi-ethic Christian school got its start more than three decades ago.

Potter's House Superintendent John Booy said the school closed the sale on the former Roosevelt Park Community Christian Reformed Church, located at 811 Chicago Dr. SW, in Wyoming, on Aug. 31 for $375,000. He does not expect the school to be in debt long-term. At press time, donors have all but paid $7,200 on the purchase price, Booy said.

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Celebration Marking Grand Rapids Pastor's New Role As Bishop



By Terry DeBoer

Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids is inviting West Michigan to celebrate the consecration of its pastor Marvin Sapp to the role of Bishop in Global United Fellowship (GUF).

The October 9 gala at the Amway Grand Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids includes a reception and dinner, music from gospel star Karen Clark Sheard and guest speaker Bishop J. Delano Ellis of GUF, a group of Christian ministries which includes the Lighthouse church.

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Kuyper College President an Art Prize Finalist


by Terry DeBoer
Rolling Down - Kroeze 2015235A sculpture bearing a Bible verse is one of the top 20 vote-getters in Art Prize 2015. "Rolling Down," a 24 foot tall wooden waterfall quoting Amos 5:24 is one of five finalists in the competition's three-dimensional category.

It was created by the "Kroeze Krew" which consists of Kuyper College president Nick Kroeze, his sons Nicholas and Nathan, and son-in-law Chet Glass.

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Relevant Docs: "Iron"


ironAs a child, he was intrigued by the importance his father placed in regularly meeting with a group of Christian men. He remembered that as an adult and wanted it too, and saw the importance of meeting with, and being held accountable by a group of fellow believers. This film tells their story.

Finance: Dave Says....


Dear Dave,

My wife and I moved to Washington, D.C., about a year ago, and we'd like to put our old place in North Carolina that we've been renting on the market. We'll be asking around $140,000 for it, so do you think we should consider professionally staging the home?


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Etcetera: City Wide Prayer


The next city wide gathering for worship and prayer for revival and awakening is this week Tuesday, October 6 at 7 PM at the 3 Mile Project ,3050 Walkent Dr NW, GR.

After a brief time of worship, some exciting news about what other spiritual leaders in the world are strongly sensing God is going to do in the greater Grand Rapids area will be shared. You will be encouraged and challenged!

Final Words:


"Our loved ones may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons--but they are helpless against our prayers."

J. Sidlow Baxter

"How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony!"

Psalm 133:1





The Gospel in Four Minutes

Catching Up:

In case you missed it last week:

Grand Rapids church joins in on "Art Prize"

This year's ArtPrize is fount of inspiration, testament to faith

Quentin Schultze to speak, sign at Baker Book House

Terry's picks for October

Watch the story behind an Art Prize entry

Relevant Docs




Grand Haven church wrapping up its year-long celebration of 150 years as a congregation.

Church vandalized, set on fire as burglars leave valuables untouched

Civil rights complaint forces school to change role in religious ceremony

Nonprofit produces anniversary dinner with Darryl Strawberry



Farther Away:

Some Evangelicals aren't happy with Trump's meeting with faith leaders

High school rejects ACLU bid to block prayer boxes

Over 800,000 Catholics demand clarification on family and marriage




Parents need to parent - Dan Seaborn

Some of the most important questions any parent or grandparent can ask of themselves - Clare De Graaf

Welcome to Starbucks community church - Jeff Carlson





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Upcoming Events

October 8, 
The Collingsworth Family

October 10, 
Doin' Time: Through the Visiting Glass

October 12, 
Focus on Life Benefit Dinner

October 12, 
Women of the Bible Enrichment Series

October 13, 
Kregel Parable Christian Stores Pastor's Breakfast 2015

October 14, 
Community Job Fair -Kentwood Community Church

October 15, 
3rd Annual Pastor Appreciation Breakfast and Lecture

October 16, 
Rising Tide: Persecution in America

October 17, 
Africans in West Michigan: Reality & Response

October 20, 
A Cup of Dust book release

October 20, 
Postpartum Depression Prevention Group In Order To Reduce Risk

October 21, 
Acton Annual Dinner 2015

October 24, 
BISSELL Howl-O-Ween Hoof and Woof brought to you by Meijer

October 28, 
Celebration of the Ruth and Jack Loeks Residency Center

October 31, 
Covenant Christian Craft Fair

November 7, 
Craft & Vendor Show

November 9,  Family Support Group For Those Who Have Loved Ones With A Mental Illness

November 19 - December 12,
The Christmas Schooner

November 20, 
The Perrys In Concert

November 20,   Discover Degage

November 23, 
Family Support Group For Those Who Have Loved Ones With A Mental Illness

December 14, 
Family Support Group For Those Who Have Loved Ones With A Mental Illness


January 26, 
Postpartum Depression Prevention Group In Order To Reduce Risk

March 4,
Booth Brothers In Concert



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