• Where the Heart Is

    Posted on: February 20, 2015

    Where the Heart Is:
    Benefiting Area Homeless Programs

    Sunday, March 15, 2015 – 3:00 p.m.

    The Chancel Choir of Park Church (Dr. Patrick Coyle, conductor), The Chancel Choir of First United Methodist Church (Eric Strand, conductor) and the Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids (Dr. Mark Webb, conductor) harness the power of music to help meet the needs of our homeless neighbors.

    • The first half features a variety of choral favorites.
    • The second act is the regional premier of Henry Mollicone’s The Beatitude Mass:  For the Homeless.
    • The performance features the 110 voices of the choir, a chamber orchestra of strings, winds, percussion, harp, piano and organ, and soloists Sarah Brown (soprano) and Dale Schriemer (baritone).

    Dr. Coyle calls this music “lush, stirring and gorgeous,” and stipulates that proceeds will benefit Heartside Ministries and Access of West Michigan – two hard-working organizations fighting poverty and homelessness in our region. The experience will be enhanced by multiple exhibits by Heartside Gallery, with works in the Art Hallway and Sanctuary, as well as Merriem Hall for the reception following the concert.

    No ticket required – donations requested.

  • Free Yoga

    Posted on: June 7, 2013

    Free Yoga each Thursday!chair yoga

    Chair Yoga (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm)

    Chair Yoga is appropriate for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions.  In this safe and supportive class you will use a chair to assist you in gently moving your body to help you cultivate flexibility, strength, balance, better breathing habits, and improved muscle tone. The chair will serve to assist you in exploring seated movements, as well as standing and balancing pose.


    Regular Yoga (6:45 pm – 8:00 pm)

    Come celebrate life by experiencing your body, mind and heart through the ancient practice of yoga.  Together we explore yoga poses, and learn breathing techniques in a fun, safe environment.


    Susan Duesbery is a graduate of the Holistic Health Care Graduate Program at Western Michigan University, and holds a Certificate in Holistic Stress Management Facilitation from the Paramount Wellness Institute in Boulder, Colorado. She offers stress management and wellness presentations; workshops; and consultations to individuals, community groups, professional organizations, and businesses. She does this in order to offer information and tools to foster increased health, more joy, and a greater sense of peace in today’s stressful world. Susan is an adjunct instructor in Western Michigan University’s Holistic Health Care Department, where she teaches a course on Holistic Approaches to Managing Stress. Additionally, she teaches weekly yoga class