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April 2014

 Don Piper - Speaking and Book Signing Event
Monday, April 21 @ 7pm

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MON

On the way home from a conference, Don Piper's car was crushed by a semi that crossed into his lane. Medical personnel said he died instantly. While his body lay lifeless inside of his car, Piper experienced the glories of heaven, awed by its beauty and music. Ninety minutes after the wreck, while a minister prayed for him, Piper miraculously returned to life on earth with only the memory of inexpressible heavenly bliss. His faith in God was severely tested as he faced an uncertain and grueling recovery. Now he shares his life-changing story with you.
 


 Movie Night - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Friday, April 25 @7PM

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FRI

 
The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

 Dove Movie Night - The Gabby Douglas Story
Saturday, April 26th @ 7pm - Free Movie - Free Popcorn - Free Fun!

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SAT

 
The story of the international gymnastics phenomenon who overcame overwhelming odds to become the first African American ever to be named Individual All-Around Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympic Games.

May 2014

 Meet Andy Crouch
Saturday, May 3 @ 8:30pm

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SAT

 
2014 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year ("Also Recommended," Leadership) ForeWord 2013 Book of the Year Award Finalist (Adult Nonfiction, Religion) Power corrupts—as we've seen time and time again. People too often abuse their power and play god in the lives of others. Shady politicians, corrupt executives and ego-filled media stars have made us suspicious of those who wield influence and authority. They too often breed injustice by participating in what the Bible calls idolatry. Yet power is also the means by which we bring life, create possibilities, offer hope and make human flourishing possible. This is "playing god" as it is meant to be. If we are to do God's work—fight injustice, bring peace, create beauty and allow the image of God to thrive in those around us—how are we to do these things if not by power? With his trademark clear-headed analysis, Andy Crouch unpacks the dynamics of power that either can make human flourishing possible or can destroy the image of God in people. While the effects of power are often very evident, he uncovers why power is frequently hidden. He considers not just its personal side but the important ways power develops and resides in institutions. Throughout Crouch offers fresh insights from key biblical passages, demonstrating how Scripture calls us to discipline our power. Wielding power need not distort us or others, but instead can be stewarded well. An essential book for all who would influence their world for the good.

 Live Music at the Bookstore with Funnel Sunday
Saturday, May 10th @ 7pm

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SAT

A singer, acoustic guitar, Indie Folk style duo.
 

 Meet Rich DeVos
Tuesday, May 20th | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

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TUE

Rich DeVos' fifth book is a memoir called "Simply Rich"
He will be meeting with people and signing his newest book.
 
In this definitive autobiography, Rich DeVos reflects on work, faith, family, and the core values he’s held onto from his humble, Christian upbringing through his enormous success as cofounder of one of the world’s largest businesses: Amway.

A prominent businessman, self-made billionaire, philanthropist, worldwide speaker, bestselling author, family man, and devout Christian—few people embody the heart of the American entrepreneurial spirit as plainly as Rich DeVos. He not only helped create one of the world’s biggest companies—Amway—but he did it from the ground up, with little but his deep faith in God to guide his decisions and keep his hopes alive. Now, following on the success of DeVos’s bestselling books about the world of business, he reveals his personal story for the first time ever. Simply Rich is a candid telling of his journey from rags to riches, from a small start-up business to giant success, and from doubts to dreams come true.

Born to poor Dutch immigrants in rural Michigan during the Depression, DeVos learned early on the importance of leadership as well as partnership. He was deeply influenced by his grandfather, father, and teachers who taught him valuable lessons. Among them were the key principles that would come to guide his entire life: faith, optimism, and perseverance. While still in school, he befriended his classmate and neighbor, Jay Van Andel, who eventually became his business partner. A lasting friendship sustained their fledgling business, which grew into the international success of Amway. In addition to stories of his business success, DeVos shares candidly about his marriage and family, his experiences as a motivational speaker and author, his ownership of the NBA basketball team Orlando Magic, and his philanthropic, religious, and political endeavors.

Inspiring, fascinating, and full of heart, Simply Rich is the astonishing rags-to-riches story that few can tell. Through his amazing accomplishments as both a businessman and faithful, generous soul, DeVos reveals the true meaning of success.