Ann Clark, Companion of the Month – July 2015

ann clark

 As a way of saying thank you for her service and being a park of the community, we recognize Ann! Ann (left) is pictured here with her friend Ms. Mary prepping food in the kitchen for the Welcome Table. How long have you been a part of this community? I’ve been coming here for about […]

Welcome back, Sonny!


We were delighted to run into our old friend Sonny last Wednesday! Though he is still looking quite dapper, he now is having to use crutches to get around because his arthritis has gotten worse lately. Sonny was a regular at HSC a couple of years ago, but moved to Grand Rapids to be closer […]

“The Spirit Speaks…”

Kate Watson and Edward C. Smith

The beautiful light of yesterday’s late evening filtered through the stained glass windows of the Haywood Street sanctuary during a lovely concert, “The Spirit Speaks in Music, Song, and Scripture,” by organist Edward Smith and soloist Kate Watson. The program included many solos by both Edward and Kate, as well as congregational hymns, spirituals, and Scripture readings by […]

A full house!


Here Michael is leading our prayer request time, Prayers of the People, beginning as he always does with a plea for prayer for all of those struggling with addictions. As a way of participating and affirming, the congregation lifts and shakes their shakers after each individual request. Worship during the summer is even livelier than usual, and we often are blessed to have […]