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Men of Honor bring Christmas cheer to Metron

On Thursday, December 13, the Men of Honor of Cedar Springs brought some Christmas cheer to the elderly at Metron of Cedar Springs by presenting “The Symbols of Christmas” and singing  traditional Christmas carols.  

The mission of Men of Honor is to develop passionate followers of Jesus Christ by training and mentoring youth, ages 11-17, in principles of chivalry, honor, moral excellence and courageous leadership. Young men in grades 6, 7, and 8 are targeted because this is the age that many are making crucial life decisions. They meet once a week on Thursdays after school in the Media Center for Red Hawk Elementary for about an hour to teach biblical manhood. Men of Honor believe manhood and Christlikeness are synonymous.  Men and Ladies of Honor is an international organization that can be found in the US and 11 other countries.

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Mr. Richard Lee Dines of Cedar Springs, Michigan, age 83, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018. He was born in Rockford, Michigan to Frank and Bernadine (Tenhoppen) Dines on May 20, 1934. Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing, bingo, and bowling. He also was a devoted Cubs fan. Richard worked for Steelcase for over thirty years. Richard is survived by his children, Rodney (Laurie) Dines, Ricky Dines, Margie Cole, and Russell (friend Tammy) Dines; eleven grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; brothers, Norman Dines, Jack Dines; sisters, Ruth (Bill) Hiler, Jill (Vern) Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Shirley in 2014 after sixty-one years of marriage; son, Richard Dines, Jr.; brothers, Carl Dines, Paul Dines, and Tom Dines. There will be a time of visitation with Richard’s family from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. The funeral service for Richard will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Pederson Funeral Home. There will be also be a time of visitation one hour prior to the funeral. Memorial contributions in Richard’s name can be made to Metron of Cedar Springs, 400 Jeffrey St NE, Cedar Springs, MI 49319.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

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Student Leadership Council update


Student Leadership Council is focusing on “giving back” and “family engagement” at the Middle School. Students brought in over 1,000 food items for a Food Drive. Students were able to build 10 baskets for our local families. Food Baskets included everything needed for a Thanksgiving Day feast and then some. Additional items were donated to North Kent Community Services, which also helps to support our families from the Cedar Springs and neighboring areas.

The group of students also suggested more opportunities for family nights. Their wishes were answered, and thanks to our partnership with En Gedi, Craig Owens was able to help us kick off a Family Fun Night at the Middle School. Parents, students and their siblings competed in Bubble Soccer. Pizza was provided. It was a great night with lots of laughs.

Students are working to coordinate the following for future give-back opportunities:

• Taking a “field trip” to Degage Ministries to help out

• Visiting the residents at Metron of Cedar Springs

• Volunteering some time to help support St. John Paul II Community Dinners

• Writing letters to our Veterans

If you or your child have any ideas for Family Fun Nights or Giving Back, please contact Jodi West at jodi.west@csredhawks.org or (616) 696-7326. Student Leadership is not an exclusive group. All students are welcome to drop in. Meeting are every other Thursday from 2:20-3:15, resuming on January 5, 2017.

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Thank you


To the Administration and Staff of Metron of Cedar Springs: Thank you all for the helpful, friendly care given to Gwen Perry. She was a gallant lady and each of you, in your own way, kept Gwen with us until God called her home. We will always remember your competent, loving care for her.

Lyle Perry, Jr. and Family

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Veteran’s Day ceremony at Metron

In honor of Veteran’s Day, the American Legion Glen Hill Post 287 will present a flag ceremony at Metron of Cedar Springs, located at 400 Jeffrey, on November 11, at 2 p.m. Opening prayer will be presented by Pastor Steve Lindeman, of Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, and music will be provided by the Cedar Springs High School Band. Everyone is welcome to stay immediately following the ceremony for refreshments and musical entertainment.

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Nellie Alberda, age 84, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015 at Metron of Cedar Springs after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. The daughter of Martin and Berdena (Moorlag) Van Duyn, she was born on March 18, 1931 in Rock Valley, Iowa and worked as an accountant with the Michigan Department of Corrections at the prison in Coldwater. She was preceded in death by her parents;, her husband, Wesley Dale Alberda; a son, Gary Alberda; her step-mother, Merna Van Duyn; and a sister, Jean Feenstra. Surviving are her children, Doug and Lisa Alberda, Patricia Alberda, Rick and Nancy Alberda; a daughter-in-law Beverly Alberda; her grandchildren, Chad (Janelle) Alberda, Shannon (Bill) Crane, Jennifer (Todd) Frazier, and Monica (Scott) Moore; her great grandchildren, Zachery and Elyn Alberda, Addyson and Mason Crane, Aubree and Micah Frazier, Nolan, Colby and Emma Moore; and two sisters, Lee (Jack) Nyenhuis, and Hanna (Scott) Aardema. Family and friends will celebrate Nellie’s life beginning with a memorial service at 2 pm on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at White Creek Estates Community Building, 15851 White Creek Avenue, Cedar Springs, with a memorial open house immediately following from 3 – 6 pm. Instead of flowers, Nellie would have appreciated contributions in her memory to either Hospice of Michigan or the Alzheimer’s Association. Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Nellie’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.ChristiansenCares.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville

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