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Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Visit the Fountain Street Church at 24 Fountain Street NE in Grand Rapids on November 4 from 9am to 1pm to donate blood to give the gift of life for those in need!

Call: 1-855-MIBLOOD (642-5663) or on-line at www.miblood.org for more information.

Self-Compassion Saturday: A Day Retreat for Women

Self-Compassion Saturday: A Day Retreat for Women

Learn how you can overcome the tendency to put yourself last on the list.

Presenter: Janice Lynne Lundy, Spiritual Director and Author
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $45.00 (includes lunch). Info/Register online: CLICK HERE
Or, register by phone: Call the DCM Front Desk at 616.454.1241 (Option 5)

Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes

Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes

Bring the family to Step out to Make a Difference on Saturday, October 6 at Rosa Park Circle in downtown Grand Rapids! Put on your walking shoes to join this fundraising walk  to help eliminate diabetes.

Registration begins at 8am and the walk starts at 9am. Funds raised by walkers will help change the future for those living with diabetes.

Create, Pray, Heal!

Create, Pray, Heal!

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Create, Pray, Heal is a monthly bilingual program, facilitated by Zulema Moret and is open to men and women of diverse origins. The series of meetings aims to deepen our overall growth as spiritual beings as we experience the creative power of God’s healing in our lives, through prayer, reflection and art. We will dance, paint, write, sing, pray and reflect. Register soon.

The Gift of Life

The Gift of Life

Blood donations are welcome at Grand Rapids Main Michigan Blood Donor Center located at 1036 Fuller NE in Grand Rapids, Michigan on August 28 thru 30 from 8am to 7pm. Those who try to donate will receive an Outback Steakhouse coupon for a free steak dinner. 

Call 1-866-MIBLOOD or (616)774-2300 for more information.

Veggie Van brings fresh local produce to the NE side of town

Veggie Van brings fresh local produce to the NE side of town

by Jonathan Stoner in LOCAL LIFE

The YMCA mobile farmers market, otherwise known as the Veggie Van, now providing access to affordable, healthy produce at Pilgrim Manor.

The YMCA Veggie Van, touted as “West Michigan's first and only mobile farmers market,” is out visiting between 15 to 18 sites in Grand Rapids every week. In May they branched out beyond the SE neighborhoods. They added their first site on the NE side, the Pilgrim Manor Retirement Community.

A simple way to stay Cool in the hot weather

A simple way to stay Cool in the hot weather

Recently we have heard numerous people tell us how to avoid heat exhaustion with all the high temperatures we have been having. It’s true that these high temps have not been around since the late 1980’s.

One thing I thought of, as a hint for keeping cool for so many people, whether they are young or older, is to partially fill a bucket, basin, or anything that will hold  water. Fill the container part way, sit down and put your feet into the water. Everyone knows that when your feet are either too hot or too cold, your whole body also feels just that way.

This is a quick and inexpensive way to cool down. Give it a try!