Resa Alb wants to host Father’s Day brunch. She and her husband, plus their two kids and the grandkids, would make 10 people – the exact number allowed to gather under phase three of the state’s reopening plan.
The Rev. Dan Anderson has a unique personal perspective on the protests and riots exploding across the nation. He’s served as both protector and as a pastor.
The community coalition created to respond to the COVID-19 crisis is shifting its priorities from the emergency human needs in Ottawa County to the longer-term efforts of stabilization and recovery.
Due to the current COVID-19 concerns, the board members of the Wednesday night dances held at the Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium have decided to cancel the June concerts.
A number of restrictions lifted by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday are specifically relevant to parks and park users. In response, the Ottawa County parks department recently announced the following updates:
DALLAS — Wylie (Texas) Mayor Eric Hogue says he believes women can do “anything and everything” – so long as they don’t lead public displays of religion.
The relationship between faith and science has faced its share of strain during the coronavirus pandemic — but for some scientists leading the nation’s response, the two have worked in concert.
For the first time in two months, there was clapping, singing and fellowship inside Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff, Kentucky, as members of the congregation returned to the sanctuary for Sunday morning services.
PHILADELPHIA — Jennifer Merves Robbins never really considered herself an anxious person. She even — for the most part — didn’t find it too stressful to shelter-in-place when she started working from home, helping her two kids transition to online school, and cooking dinner every night. She …
LOS ANGELES — Some businesses are in the process of reopening. But many people working from home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic may face several additional months of hunching over their laptops at their kitchen tables before heading back into the office.
One of the most unusual things about the COVID-19 pandemic is that it has forced schools to be closed and students and teachers have had to do their educating online. “Distance learning,” they call it. Thank goodness for the internet, right?
GRAND RAPIDS — After more than two months of closure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, parishes in the Diocese of Grand Rapids will be able to resume public masses on Friday, May 29.
The community coalition created to respond to the COVID-19 crisis has granted an additional $22,000 from the Emergency Human Needs Fund to five area nonprofit organizations that are helping our community in this time of crisis.
The coronavirus will forever change our society from higher education to sports to organized religion. All of these changes will, perhaps, not be positive but some good things will come out of this pandemic.
DETROIT — The first week of April, the Rev. Kenneth Flowers had a slight dry cough, body aches and a bad headache. His 90-year-old mother he helped take care of had tested positive for the coronavirus a few days earlier, and so he asked his doctor whether he should get a test.
Looking ahead to the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources on Friday announced it plans to reopen Grand Haven State Park’s Channel parking lot (known locally as Fisherman’s parking lot) to public parking starting at 8 a.m. Friday, May 22.
Local boating safety open houses have been canceled this weekend because of Michigan’s Stay Home order, but it’s not the time to put boat safety practices on the shelf.
Earlier this year, Grand Haven Area Public Schools administrators asked a challenging question: How can we blend hands-on learning with philanthropy and create an opportunity to engage students who were not already involved in other extracurricular activities?
CHICAGO — A group of Catholics from the Archdiocese of Chicago have started a daily prayer service, called A Call to Prayer, to allow people to pray with others while church buildings remain closed during the pandemic.
DALLAS — As the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas (Texas) turns a corner in its bout with the coronavirus, life for the monks is still far from returning to normal.
MINNEAPOLIS — A coalition of Twin Cities faith organizations and local businesses is calling on Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz to end what it calls an unconstitutional and draconian scheme to close businesses and places of worship, saying the partial economic shutdown has violated their constitutio…
As some 350,000 American churches and other houses of worship scramble to meet the spiritual and – increasingly – material needs of their members remotely, they are doing so on a tighter budget than usual.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Amid the heartbreak in losing their son, the Yonker family agonized over the fact that, due to COVID-19, they wouldn’t be able to hold a funeral for Pierce.
I read a story the other day that made me think of my mother. Probably I had been thinking about her anyway because it is that time of year with Mother’s Day soon approaching.
The Tri-Cities Family YMCA partnered with several West Michigan nonprofit agencies to provide meals to residents age 60 and older during a Senior Meal Curbside Distribution event last week.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Maj. Brian Minietta’s eyes are locked down the barrel of a camera lens. He sways gently back and forth in silence, then his gruff voice belts out, in singsong: “A little patience ... yeah, yeah!”
LOS ANGELES — A small California evangelical church that was forced to stop meeting for Sunday services because of coronavirus restrictions is suing California's governor, arguing the state’s public gathering ban violates First Amendment rights to religious freedom.
CENTRAL, La. — They are the pastor and the protester – both native sons of Louisiana, both products of religious households, both self-proclaimed fighters for their constitutional rights.
On Tuesday, May 5, The Salvation Army and Candace Cameron Bure will be asking people to join the “Fight for Good” by providing hope and help to those impacted by the coronavirus.