Faith Message

A weekly inspirational message

A Legacy of Faith – III

July 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Rev. Paula Vander Hoven Interim Pastor, North Kent Presbyterian Church My grandmother, Cornelia Feringa, was born in Grand Rapids of brand new immigrant parents in 1894. Very early on her family moved north to a small community south of Cadillac and her father cleared land for a farm. She received some basic education in the local schools, but her most treasured education [...]

Why we all can be Philanthropists

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Marcia Hufstader, Member of Third Church of Christ, Scientist Recently I heard a report on the origin of philanthropy. Spurred by this to learn more on the subject, I found that Webster’s 1828 Dictionary definition of philanthropy includes this: “The love of mankind; benevolence towards the whole human family; universal good will.” It struck me that this [...]

Love & Mercy

July 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

by Robert Eckert, Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church Would it serve the world well if people were less concerned with being right and more concerned with being kind? I posted a comment recently on the Facebook page of something called WretchedTV to express my distaste for what I’d seen of their videos on YouTube. I inadvertently provoked a fan of WretchedTV who [...]

Striving to Serve

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

by Michael Cisler – Pastor, North Kent Bible Church I have found recently that no matter how busy we find ourselves at our house we still have time for entertainment like watching television, playing Candy Crush, or spending time on social media. One of the results of being a follower of Jesus is an involvement in service. If Jesus is our example for life then we ought [...]

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish celebrates centennial

May 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Jim Wisnewski tries to explain to John Stuivehow his drawing of a turtle fits into the history book. “The wagon lurched as the wheels dipped into a rut in the road, snapping Vince Prawdzik out of the reverie he had drifted into along the past few miles. The steady clip-clop of the horses hooves, the autumn sun on his back and the fresh smell of the river as the breeze [...]
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