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e Edition February 9

Pilots for Christ Expands Gospel-Outreach via Free Transportation

Pilots for Christ 235Dennis Emmons was a homeless, penniless man dying of brain cancer when Lori Layne agreed to fly to Houston and transport him to the Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. In and out of consciousness, Layne succeeded in receiving an answer from him that served as a comforting balm to his estranged sister.

 Between the drugs to manage his pain and the disease itself, Emmons was not always coherent.

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Who is Leading the Way?



The city is changing. It is changing every day. Entrepreneurs and business owners are working hard to renew and invigorate downtown and neighborhoods. Their excitement is contagious, motivating others to take on projects of their own.

Now is the time for the church to do the same. Now is the time for the church to step up and be the leading force that inspires change and invigorates the city.

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January Series Speaker Recounts Need as Palestinian Pastor to 'Cast a Bold Vision'


by Paul R. Kopenkoskey

Mitri Raheb235Rev. Mitri Raheb lives and ministers in Bethlehem, Palestine, an area of the world that requires him to walk a cultural and religious tightrope.

He has witnessed his hometown reduced to rubble and shattered glass. Yet through it all, God had a plan, Raheb said recently at Calvin College's January Series, which marked its 29th anniversary this year.

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Screening Event: African Christianity Rising


ACR-wrapp1You have heard the story and seen the statistics: Christianity is growing exponentially in the Global South. How is Christianity being lived out every day in Africa? Join the Theological Book Network and the Nagel Institute to watch African Christianity Rising, a documentary by James Ault.

When: 7 pm, Monday, February 29, 2016, Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 16, Q & A immediately to follow, Refreshments served

Where: Bytwerk Theater, DeVos Communication Center, Calvin
1810 E Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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Finance: Dave Says....


Dear Dave,

I've been following your plan, and I've finally gotten out of debt and feel I have control of my finances.

I'm also single, and I was wondering if you have any tips for how to gracefully mention financial topics and budgeting when you're on a date.


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Etcetera: Wake Up


WAKE UP! is a multiple-day revival that will take place over four consecutive evenings in Holland in May 18-21. This event will feature national speakers, but it will be simple and the focus will not be on anything other than worshipping God through music and hearing His Word preached. WAKE UP! is an opportunity for believers to be renewed and challenged as well as for non-believers to be invited to follow Christ.

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Final Words:


"The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer."

F.B. Meyer

"Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked."

Psalm 97:10


Our Purpose:

A. Build unity in the body by connecting West Michigan believers

B. Tell the stories of God's people and ministries working quietly in our community

C. Bring glory and honor to our God

If you know of a story that needs to be shared, Contact us!



The Gospel in Four Minutes

Catching Up:

In case you missed it last week:

Relevant Docs "Harvest"

January Series speaker urges biblical view of immigration

January Series speaker exhorts Christians to bravely pursue justice

Terry's Picks: February 2016

Relevant Docs




Calvin College gets $1M gift to support nursing, biology, chemistry programs

Court ensures Michigan church isn't left in the cold

Godless church forms in Michigan's Bible belt

Michigan man accused of planning terrorist attack on church

Hope College inaugurating concert hall amid arts expansion



Farther Away:

Wheaton College and professor to 'part ways' after her remarks on Muslims



Local Commentary:

And the award goes to.... - Dan Seaborn

Three great questions to ask yourself when studying the Bible - Clare De Graaf

He, she, it, they....who? - American Decency

The fading glory of the world's greatest achievements - Jeff Carlson





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Upcoming Events

February 9, 
Sealed with a Kiss! Valentine Dinner + Wine Tasting

February 10, 
Community Job Fair

February 15, 
Creativity Revealed with Sarvin Haghighi

February 17, 
Networking Sparks Conference

February 18, 
Presenting: Professor William Wagner "GOD, CHRISTMAS AND THE CONSTITUTION"

February 18,  
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

February 18,  
Preview of the Encore Living Program for seniors

February 20, 
Real to Reel: The Russian Woodpecker

February 21,  
Hempy Keyboard Series: John Mortensen

February 26, 
Corridor Series: Repeat That Again - Megan Hildebrandt

March 4,
Booth Brothers In Concert

March 5, Beauty for Ashes

March 5, 
2 to 1

March 6, 
Hempy Keyboard Series: Conley Johnson

March 10, 
Real to Reel: JANIS: Little Girl Blue

March 10,
Open Doors Open Hearts

March 15,  
"Deeply Rooted, Equipped to Serve"

July 18, SCA Summer Benefit

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