Traverse City Record-Eagle


August 21, 2010

Faith in Brief: 08/21/2010

Preview Financial Peace University

Grawn — The public is invited to preview Grawn United Methodist Church's upcoming Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University course.

The preview will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at the church, 1260 W. Silver Lake Road. The class will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays Sept. 9 through Dec. 9 in the church fellowship hall.

The class kit is $93, payable by cash or check only. Checks should be payable to Grawn UMC, and kits will be distributed once payment has been made. For details, call Nancy Haller, 947-2060.

Central United hosts community party

Traverse City — The Well will host a community block party with the theme Friday Night Five.

The Well is a new casual, upbeat worship community at Central United Methodist Church. Weekly worship gatherings will begin Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the church chapel, 222 Cass St.

The block party will be hosted from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, in the parking lot behind the church. In case of rain the party will be held in the church fellowship hall.

It will introduce the building blocks for living (God, Space, Friends, Cause and Letting Go) in five mini segments of about 15 minutes each. There also will be music by the Well Band and the Women at the Well vocal ensemble, and refreshments.

The community is invited to the entire event or to stop and sample desserts, popcorn and lemonade. For details, visit

'Amazing Race' will benefit Bethany kids

Traverse City — Bethany Christian Services will sponsor a fundraiser to benefit its foster care and older-child adoption programs.

"The Amazing Race for Bethany Kids" will be held Saturday, Aug. 28. Participants will travel the area seeking clues and competing in challenges to become the first team to reach the final destination. The race is limited to 40 teams of up to six participants.

The event will start with registration from noon to 12:30 p.m. at Bill Marsh, 1621 S. Garfield Ave., followed by a meet and greet and the start of the race at 1 p.m. The day will end with a pig roast and live music from 6 to 8 p.m.

Registration is $150 for teams of one to two; $200 for teams of three to four; and $250 for teams of five to six. For details or to register, visit or call 995-0870.

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