2019 in Review

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calendar-31stWest Michigan Christian News presents 2019 in review. Below are links to many of the articles we published during the year, reminding us of the many ordinary people in and around West Michigan who are doing extraordinay things to advance the Kingdom of God.

Debut Novel has Readers Considering Race, History
January 5

Don’t Lose It, Diffuse It! January 7

Nearly 8 Years Later, What’s Happened Since the Historical Joint Synod Between RCA and CRC?   January 10

Jamming on the Solo Side of (the) Ledger   January 17

January Series Speaker: How Churches can be Portraits of Belonging for People with Disabilities January 20

Steven Malcolm: The Next Step in Artistry and Ministry January 20

Worship-Music and Culture: A Delicate Intersection January 26

Volunteers for Bed-making Nonprofit, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Serve as Jesus’ Hands and Feet January 27

Christian Healthcare Centers Fosters Biblical Approach to Medicine February 11

Local Author Offers Thriller Set in the Future February 13

Honor Brings More Opportunities for West Michigan Resident February 21

The Mixed Blessing of Multiple Versions of the Bible February 21

Comedian Returns to His GR Hometown February 25

PRC’s Cradles of Grace Nurtures Sense of Community for Single Moms February 28

Artist Dealing With Life Elements March 5

Starlight Ministries Helps Transition Grieving People on the Road to Healing March 13

“Church Basement Ladies” Return For More March 16

More to “The Breakup Song” Than Meets The Ear March 16

Degage Ministries ‘excited’ to Launch $6 Million Project March 22

Musically Weaving Their Way March 25

Local Pair Helps Influencers Find Balance Between Serving God and Building Platform March 30

Christian Rap/Hip-Hop Tour Lands in West Michigan March 30

Michigan Authors Top Christian Fiction Lists for Spring, Summer April 1

Resurrection in Focus for Andrew Peterson April 5

Family Network of Wyoming Serves Community with Respect  April 9

Two Authors Launch Children’s Books at Baker Book House April 12

An “Unrelenting” Easter Message April 14

Casting Crowns Messages Combine Video, Music April 18

New Music Review: “Let The Song Arise” April 26

Camps Roger, Scottie Offer Kids Overnight, Day Camps that Declare God’s Glory May 3

Showcase Spans a Variety of Talent May 6

As Seasons Turn, Music and Inspiration Follow May 14

Hymns Anchor New Book By Local Author May 20

Festival of the Arts Includes Faith-Based Efforts June 3

317 Coffee is Rooted in Christ’s Love, Passion to Support Missions June 7

NFL Star Pens New Series for Tween Boys June 10

Hillsong and Friends Lead Arena-Sized Worship June 15

Faith Hospice Memorial Service, Counseling Enable Grief-stricken People Walk Back into Life June 17

Summer Reading Programs Flourishing at Baker Book House June 26

Steven Malcolm Includes GR Hometown on New Tour June 26

The DOCK Clothes Middle, High School Students with Christ’s DNA July 2

Upcoming Widows’ Retreat Designed to Equip, Educate and Inspire July 22

Band Reboot Renews Faith-Filled Mission
July 22

Climb a Mountain to Help People You Don’t Know? Definitely, Affirms Wyoming Resident Courtney Lanting August 5

Park Setting Inspires Worship August 5

Summer Concerts Winding Down on an Up Note August 13

Guiding Light Opens Fifth Transitional Iron House August 13

Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World September 7

Trips to S. Korea Hearten Calvin Seminary President September 7

Singer Expanding Gospel Music Ministry September 24

Devotional, Songs, Offer Path to Healing and Hope October 4

Zach Williams: Story of A Rescue October 13

Christian Environment is Centerpiece of Adult Foster Care Nonprofit, David’s House Ministries October 13

Manna Café Serves Generous Portions of God’s Goodness October 20

WCSG-FM Wins National Award Amidst Dove Honors October 20

GEMS: A Sisterhood Planting Biblical Seeds in Girls  October 27

Classic Tale Gets New Life on Stage November 4

Holiday Music, Drama on the Way… November 12

New Music Review: Kali Joy November 18

Christmas Is “Coming Home” for Gaither & Crew November 25

God’s Unconditional Love Flows Through Grand Rapids Volunteers at the El Paso Annunciation House November 25

Amy Grant-Michael W Smith Concert November 29

Makarios Décor Blessed to Craft Home Furnishings No One Has Seen Before  December 5

New Music Reviews Two New Christmas Season Projects   December 9

A Look Back at the Year That Was   December 9

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