Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 16, 2010

Faith in Brief: 10/16/2010


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Public invited to gospel meetings

TRAVERSE CITY — Tanner Shomin and Bill Denk invite the public to join them for gospel meetings.

The meetings will start at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 20 and 27, at the Govermental Center cafeteria, 400 Boardman Ave.

Group discusses Brauch book

TRAVERSE CITY — A group at Windward Church will continue its discussion of concepts from Manfred T. Brauch's book "Abusing Scripture: The Consequences of Misreading the Bible."

The group will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 17 at the church, 770 U.S. 31 South. The discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 20, will cover the abuse of words-giving words meanings the biblical authors never intended. Call the church, 421-1403.

Local sale has global impact

TRAVERSE CITY — The community is invited to shop at a SERRV sale that will impact artisans and farmers in developing regions of the world.

SERRV is a nonprofit organization with 60 years of experience. Its mission is to eradicate poverty through trade.

The sale will feature beautiful and fairly traded gifts, housewares, accessories and other handcrafted items. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, at the corner of Garfield and Peninsula Drive. Coffee and cookies will be served.

Educational series on the Islamic faith

TRAVERSE CITY — The interfaith Council of Traverse City will sponsor a series of three educational programs designed to provide answers to questions about various aspects of the Islamic faith.

The first presentation will be Monday, Oct. 25, at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave. Middle Eastern snacks, prepared by Zakey's and the Silver Swan, will be served at 5:30 p.m. Taoufik Nadji, an American Muslim, will discuss "F.A.Q. About Islam" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and then take questions from the audience. Nadji has lived in the Grand Traverse area for 19 years and has given presentations about Islam at local churches, temples, schools and colleges.

Although the program is free, attendees should be prepared to make a donation to help cover expenses. Contact Emmy Lou Cholak, 943-7999 or

Benefit for Love INC starts with dinner

TRAVERSE CITY — This year's TC Love Fest for Love INC (In the Name of Christ) on Friday, Oct. 29, will start with a chili dinner.

Love INC was established in 1988 to enable local churches to provide links between volunteers and those in the community who are in need. Its networking approach brings an unprecendented level of cooperation between churches, government and nonprofit agencies that serve the Grand Traverse Area.

The benefit will be held at St. Francis Church, 1025 S. Union St. The chili dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. will be prepared by local chefs from Catering by Kelly, the Dish Cafe, Hanna Bistro and Mackinaw Brewing Co. Tickets are $10 at the door and reservations are not necessary. Silent auction bidding will open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 8:30 p.m. A concert at 7:30 p.m. will feature performances by Cherry Blossom Ramblers, Drew Hale, Carrie Hart, Jim Hawley, Peter, Paul and Mary Remembered and musicians from St. Francis Church. Admission will be by donation.

To learn more, call 941-5683.