One of the most notable things about this community is it's giving.  Whether it's financial, items, like toys at Christmas, or time, the Grand Rapids community is a very caring community, reaching out to all who need help.

This Thanksgiving season, a traditional thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings awaits hundreds of men, women, and children at the Guiding Light Mission, tomorrow, Sunday, November 18, 2012, and the "feast" is open to the entire community.

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Served at the Mission, doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Chapel will begin at noon, and dinner will be served from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. In addition to enjoying a full spread, guests will be served a sit-down dinner by staff and volunteers.

About forty volunteers will work with staff throughout the day to help prepare food, decorate, and serve the community.

Those who are without family to share the holiday, will feel like they are with family when they share in this holiday meal. They'll share a laugh with the people next to them, and experience the joy of tradition during the annual Thanksgiving Dinner.

Guiding Light's mission is to create a healing experience that allows individuals to discover a new life in Christ. They expect re-engagement in community. They provide food and shelter to all, and resources to men that support their social, physical, spiritual, and intellectual needs.

Here is what Andrew has to say about Guiding Light.

For more information: please contact Amy at or call 616.451.0236 ext. 14.