Things sound different in a lockdown. The silence of usually bustling streets, the two-tone whirr of ambulance sirens and the sudden awareness of birdsong, all formed an aural backdrop to the coronavirus pandemic.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The lights dimmed. Guitars thrummed. And a nine-piece band kicked off what amounted to a rock concert inside an amphitheater of a church. “Shout for joy to the Lord,” one musician called out, quoting Scripture.
In less than seven weeks, 525 individuals, organizations and funds came together to contribute more than $300,000 to the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.
Local Catholic organizations rallied together to help Positive Options — a nonprofit agency dedicated to helping women with unplanned pregnancies – by donating a new ultrasound machine at its Grand Haven center.
An idea that’s been brewing for a couple of years has finally seen the light of day with one of the first babies born at North Ottawa Community Hospital during (or close to) what is normally Coast Guard Festival week.
PHILADELPHIA — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into late summer, social distancing and quarantining behaviors have brought challenges to relationships for people of all ages.
The Coast Guard Festival’s Front Porch Salute challenged Grand Haven-area residents to decorate their homes to show continued support for the U.S. Coast Guard while the full festival was canceled.
For Marwa Conelly, the Islamic Eid al-Adha holiday was supposed to be extra celebratory this year – she was looking forward to getting engaged around that time.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Along Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, electronic road signs were programmed to read: CANCELED SATURATE OC.
It’s prime time for blueberries and the Grand Haven area is a prime place for this fresh fruit, so we’re diving in with some great tips on how to keep your blueberry experience from being anything but blue.
Over the course of the last several months, COVID-19 has dominated our lives. Schools closed, churches closed, theaters, bars and restaurants have all closed. For months we were told to stay home and stay safe. We lived in lockdown except for the occasional trip to get groceries.
Loutit District Library is joining downtown Grand Haven businesses in a window display contest honoring the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Church in America is abandoning the Gospel, forsaking Christ and adopting a false religion that, if left unchecked, will destroy more than the Christian faith. Today, misguided Christianity is destroying the heart of America with an unholy fear, misguided allegiance and idolatrous nationalism.
HOLLAND (The Holland Sentinel) — Dr. Angela Carpenter’s book, “Responsive Becoming: Moral Formation in Theological, Evolutionary, and Developmental Perspective,” has been awarded the 2020 Dallas Willard Book Award.
The Catholic Church held what is being termed as the first online pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France. Earlier this spring, for the first time in its 162-year existence, the shrine was closed as part of measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A minister sued Ohio’s Cuyahoga County this week, alleging its anti-discrimination law violates her constitutional freedoms to avoid marrying same-sex couples.
A show of unity to protect the residents, workers and visitors to the community is being launched today with the “For the Love of Grand Haven” mask campaign.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As California Gov. Gavin Newsom once again bars houses of worship in much of the state from conducting indoor religious services, some Christian leaders are critical of the governor’s decision.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Crossroads Community Church Senior Pastor Jim Clark wants to keep his 1,500 parishioners safe during the coronavirus pandemic, but he’s drawing the line at a new California ban on singing or chanting at religious services.
A Spring Lake family is hoping to liven up some of the monotony of life due to pandemic restrictions by presenting on-the-water concerts for some social-distancing entertainment.
North Ottawa Community Hospital is tightening restrictions on who can be tested for COVID-19 at its remote testing site at the former Panera Bread location in Grand Haven.