Advent Lutheran (ELCA), at renovated fire garage, downtown Lake Ann; 275-8031, www.adventlakeann.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Saints Anglican Church, 10 a.m. Sun.; Temple Beth El, 311 Beth El Way, off Washington St., TC; 946-6589 or allsaintstc.org.
Archangel Gabriel Greek Orthodox Church, meeting at 1030 Hastings St., TC; 668-6583 or visit www.tcorthodoxchurch.org.
Baha'i Faith, devotions and study group, for information about TC area gatherings, call 941-4699.
Bay Pointe Community Church, 6880 Secor Road, TC; 922-9882.
Bayview Wesleyan Church, 720 Wayne St., TC; 947-3792.
Benzie Area Church of Christ, 2474 Frankfort Highway, Frankfort; 352-0046 or benzieareachurchofchrist.blogspot.com.
Benzie Bible Church, at the Odd Fellows Lodge, Thompsonville; 378-4646.
Benzonia Congregational Church, UCC, south of U.S. 31 and M-115 W. intersection, Benzonia; 882-4922.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 6012 Lake St., Glen Arbor; 334-4180.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church ELCA, 1050 Peninsula Dr. at Bryant Park, TC; 947-9880.
Blaine Christian Church, Joyfield Road, Arcadia; 352-9148.
Calvary Lutheran Church ELCA, 10180 Elk Lake Road, Elk Rapids; 264-8841.
Central United Methodist Church, 222 Cass St., TC; 946-5191 or www.tccentralumc.org.
Christ United Methodist Church, 1249 Three Mile Road S., TC; 946-3048 or www.tcchrist.com.
Christ the King Catholic Church, sign language interpretation by experienced American Sign Language interpreter, available at 11 a.m. Mass on the fourth Sun.; 3801 Shore Road, Acme; 938-9214 or www.christthekingacme.org.
Church in the Hills Presbyterian (USA), 6401 Shanty Creek Road, Bellaire; 533-6001.
Church of the Living God, 1514 Birmley Road, TC; 947-7645.
Church of the Nazarene, 1023 S. Division, TC; 947-5445.
Church of Universal Consciousness, 10 a.m. third Sun., a metaphysical church; for details and location, 258-2377 or email@example.com.
Community of Christ, 813 Parsons, TC; 947-0600.; Inland Congregation, 18010 Honor Hwy., Inland Township, 275-2022.
Congregation Ahavat Shalom, meets at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6726 Center Road, TC, 929-4330.
Congregaton Beth El, monthly Shabbat services 7:30 p.m., Rabbi Albert Lewis; 311 Beth El Way, behind the Park Place Hotel, off Washington Street, TC; call 946-1913 or visit www.templebetheltc.com for exact dates.
Crossroads Community of Faith, 3920 N. U.S. 31 South, TC; 943-7312.
Elberta United Methodist Church, 555 Lincoln Ave., Elberta; 352-7427.
Empire United Methodist Church, 10050 Michigan St., Empire; 326-5510.
Faith Missionary Baptist Church, 8075 E. Hoxie Road, TC; 970-1841.
Family of Faith Lutheran Church, Montessori Children's House, 5363 N. Long Lake Road, TC; 944-6582; www.familyoffaithTC.org; pastor@familyoffaithTC.org.
Father's House Outreach, 7 p.m. Sat., 1669 St. Joseph St., next to Centre Ice, TC; Carlo Fabbrini, 409-1476.
Feast of Victory Lutheran Church, 4400 Mt. Hope Road, Acme; 938-1070.
Fellowship Church (Christian Reformed Ministry), 2555 Garfield Road N., TC; 947-6520.
Fife Lake United Methodist Church, 206 N. Boyd St., Fife Lake; 879-4270.
First Baptist Church, 244 Washington, TC; 946-4727.
First Christian Church, 3686 S. Airport Road, TC; 946-4074.
First Church of Christ, Scientist, 330 Sixth St., TC; 946-9420; Reading Room, 1142 E. Eighth St., TC; 947-6293.
First Congregational Church, 6105 Center Road, TC; 947-6698.
First Congregational Church UCC, corner of Zosel and Spring streets, Onekama; 889-4081, firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Congregational Church, 431 Forest Ave., Frankfort; 352-7909.
First Presbyterian Church, 404 Spruce St., Elk Rapids; 264-8167.
Forest Area Bible Church, 616 Bates St., Fife Lake; 879-3285.
Frankfort United Methodist Church, 537 Crystal Ave., Frankfort; 352-7427.
Friends of the Light (Quaker), Sunday, 9 a.m. unprogrammed worship, 10 a.m. Meeting for Worship; corner of Fifth and Oak streets, TC; gt-friends.quaker.org.
Glen Lake Community Reformed Church, 4902 McFarlane Road, Glen Arbor; 334-4563.
Grace Episcopal Church, 341 Washington St., TC; 947-2330 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Grant United Methodist Church, Karlin and Zue roads, Buckley; 275-7109.
Harbor Light "A Life Giving Church," 4050 Barnes Road, TC; 933-0700.
Hidden Springs Community Church, Marion Township Hall, Marion Center Road, south of M-66, Charlevoix; 237-9204.
Holy Rosary Church, 11:30 a.m. Sun. Latin Mass; 3919 E. Gatzke Road, Cedar.
Honor Congregational Church, U.S. 31, Honor; 325-3282.
Hope Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, 2680 S. M-88 Highway, Bellaire; 533-8129.
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church's Diocesan Hispanic Mass, 5 p.m. Sun.; 720 Second St., TC; 946-4211.
Immanuel Baptist Church, 1027 McRae Hill Road, TC; 946-6938 or www.ibctc.org.
Jesus King of King's Biker's Church, meets 11:30 a.m. third Sunday of each month; Sportsman's Club, 5225 Alba Highway, Alba.
Keswick United Methodist Church, South Center Highway, Suttons Bay; 271-3755 or www.keswickchurch.org.
Kewadin United Methodist Church, 7234 Cairn Highway, Kewadin; 264-9640.
Revival Center of Kingsley, 111 S. Bronson St., Kingsley; 775-0074.
Kingsley Lutheran services, at the Kingsley Sportsmen's Club, Garfield Road; 7 p.m. Sat.; 941-5811; email@example.com.
Kingsley United Methodist Church, 113 E. Blair St., Kingsley; 263-5278.
Lake Ann United Methodist Church New Life Center, 19900 First St., Lake Ann; 275-7236.
Lakeshore Community Church, 301 Water Street, East Jordan; 330-9224.
Long Lake Friends Church, North Long Lake and Church roads, TC; 946-5289.
Manton United Methodist Church, 102 N. Michigan Ave., Manton; 824-3593.
Mayfield Chapel, 2300 Church St., Mayfield; 499-3840;firstname.lastname@example.org; www.mayfieldchapel.org
Minar Bible Church, 9400 W. M-115, Mesick; 885-1818, email@example.com.
New Hope Community Church, 5100 Bethesda Ct., Acme; 938-8056.
New Life Family Worship Center, 7030 W. 4 Road, south of Buckley; 269-4662.
Northern Lakes Community Church (Presbyterian USA), 5460 N. Long Lake Road, TC; enter off Herkner; 935-4556.
Northland Community Church, 9105 E. Fouch Road, TC; 946-9693.
Old Mission Congregational Church, corner of Swaney & Mission roads, Old Mission; 632-4860.
Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church, 16426 Center Road, Old Mission; 223-4393.
The Orchard Church, at TC Christian High School, 753 Emerson Road, TC; 947-5483 or www.OrchardChurchHome.com.
Our Lady of Fatima Church, fourth and fifth Sun., traditional Catholic Latin Mass, preceded by confessions and rosary; County Road 633, three miles south of Grawn; call for times and details, 947-4568 or 943-8630.
Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6790 M-115, Benzonia; 882-4326, www.cuaa.edu/~lcmosel.
Peninsula Bible Church, 430 Fair St., TC; 946-9451 or 946-7209.
Pine Grove Church of God, 790 Indian Trail, TC; 946-8720; www.pinegroveministries.org.
Potter's House, UCC, meeting at Grace Episcopal Church, 341 Washington St., TC; 941-7041 or www.pottershouseucc.org.
Praise West Church, 508 W. 14th St., TC; 946-2090.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (WELS), 1778 High Lake Road, TC; 941-7812.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA), 402 W. Ninth St. at Wadsworth, TC; 946-1700 or www.redeemertraversecity.org.
Redeeming Grace Church, 3211 N. Garfield, TC; (231) 421-3966.
Resurrection Life Church, 4376 U.S. 31 S., TC; 943-0450, www.resonline.org.
River of Life Church, at the Christ Community Church building, corner of Seventh and Oak streets, TC; 943-9667 or www.riveroflife-tc.org.
Sacred Heart Church, Roman Catholic Latin Mass, Valley Road, east of 131, Mancelona; 587-8515.
Safe Harbor Baptist Church, at Mill Creek Elementary School, 9039 Old M-72, Williamsburg; 642-1259.
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 8190 Lincoln, Beulah; 882-4241.
St. Joseph Catholic Church, 13400 Center Road, TC; 223-7211 or 649-1339.
St. Mary Catholic Church, South St. Mary's Street, Lake Leelanau; 256-9676.
St. Michael's Lutheran Church LCMS, 912 S. Garfield, TC; 947-5293.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 403 Traverse St., Elk Rapids; 264-8871, www.stpaulselkrapids.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Townline and M-22, Cedar; 228-6888.
St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 785 Beulah Highway, Beulah; 882-4506.
The Salvation Army, 1239 Barlow St., TC; 946-4644.
Sojourn Church, 1101 E. Front, TC; 360-4425; www.sojourntc.org.
Suttons Bay Bible Church, 3224 S. West Bay Shore Dr. (M-22), Suttons Bay; 271-4618.
The Tabernacle, 213 Wexford Ave., Buckley; 269-4190 or www.buckleychurch.com.
Traverse Bay Mennonite Church, 915 Carver St., TC; 947-8103, 941-1378 or 941-7840.
Traverse Bay United Methodist Church, 1200 Ramsdell Road, TC; 946-5323.
Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA), James and 10th streets, Frankfort.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1003 S. Maple, TC; 946-2720.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse, 6726 Center Road, TC; 947-3117 or www.uucgt.org.
Unity Church, 3600 Five Mile Road, TC; 938-9587 or www.unity-traverse.org.
Watershed Church, Building 50, Village Center, Grand Traverse Commons, TC; www.watershedtc.org or 218-3285.
West Bay Covenant Church, Cherry Bend Road at West Bay Shore Drive, TC; 946-7947.
West Side Community Church, 4975 E. Traverse Highway (M-72 West), TC; 941-9300 or email@example.com.
Windward Church, meets at 770 U.S. 31 (former TC Flooring Building), TC; 421-1403 or www.windwardchurch.org.
Woodside Wesleyan Church, 6789 Ole White Dr., Lake Ann; 275-7763.
Advent Lutheran (ELCA), at renovated fire garage, downtown Lake Ann; 275-8031, www.adventlakeann.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kwanzaa celebrates season and family
Kwanzaa is a cultural celebration held from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. Each family celebrates the holiday with its own traditions.Continued ...
Perspectives: There is a greatness that invites us
Each religious group developed symbols and ceremonies to please or appease the god; and each group dictated how its followers should live life amid boundaries of right and wrong.Continued ...
Faith in Brief: 01/01/11
Bible study group for women; Cadillac church offers book study; New year for Church Women United; Christ's Hope USA of TC accredited.Continued ...
Andy Taylor: Sharing a birthday with Jesus
Sharing a birthday with the Messiah isn't a bad thing. It makes it a bit easier to keep things in perspective.Continued ...
- Faith in Brief: 12/25/2010
- Saturday, December 18, 2010
Kindergartner proves doctors wrong
Born premature at 26 weeks and weighing just 1 pound 10 ounces, doctors gave Raven a 50 percent chance of living and said there was a 97 percent chance she would have severe cerebral palsy or significant mental disabilities.Continued ...
Faith in Brief: 12/18/2010
Live Nativity tradition continues; Holiday worship at Anglican church; Candlelight service with Communion; Christmas Eve by candlelight; Christmas traditions at Revival Center; 'God With Us' is service theme.Continued ...
- Saturday, December 11, 2010
Magazine's message helps readers — and staff
Based in Traverse City, with editors and writers from all over the country, the bimonthly Spirtuality and Health reports on the people, practices and ideas of the current "spiritual renaissance.Continued ...
Perspectives: Critical thinking about faith
The message is not that of encouraging anyone to move away from any religion without good reason, but that of recognizing the importance of a following a clear, fair, accurate and intelligent path in finding a comfortable fit for both faith and follower.Continued ...
Original play presented at dinner theater
Twelve characters — living with broken dreams, difficult decisions and confusion — come together in "If You Just Believe," a play written by local author Tammy Tarsa.Continued ...
Faith in Brief: 12/11/2010
Unity Church hosts holiday activities; One-man play on John Wesley's life; Bayview Players stage dinner theater; Men's Ministry will hold card night; Concert spotlights traditional music; and moreContinued ...
- Saturday, December 4, 2010
Local women write, illustrate children's book
Many parents didn't fully understand the rosary, in part because it has not been emphasized as much since Vatican II, author Deanna Dorr Siler said.Continued ...
Perspectives: Look for both beauty, blemishes
Mirroring can be beneficial when the mirror is solid and reflects what is as opposed to distortion. A well-lit and properly placed mirror, like a weight scale, will truthfully reflect only what is placed before it.Continued ...
Faith in Brief: 12/04/2010
Dinner and cookie sale planned; Whiffenpoofs today; Messiah Sunday; Gift-givers now have online option.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 27, 2010
Not Very Merry: Grief at the holidays needs care
Wendy Helmka's experiences with her mother's illness, her father's reaction and the oncoming Christmas frenzy have inspired her for this year's "Blue Christmas" service, during which Helmka will give the homily.Continued ...
Perspectives: A week of thanks, but to whom?
What are you thankful for? This is a week in which we traditionally say "thank you." Thank you to who? For what?Continued ...
Whiffenpoofs folloed by Messiah Sing
Within a single weekend, Central United Methodist Church is hosting a one-time performance by the Whiffenpoofs of Yale and the community Messiah Sing, a double treat for choral music fans.Continued ...
Faith in Brief: 11/27/2010
Church Women United will meet; Advent event for area women; Katherine Guild hosts cookie walk; Holiday Marketplace and angel sale; Tea is festive start to holiday season; and moreContinued ...
- Saturday, November 20, 2010
New Jewish museum was a decade in the making
After 34 years in cramped quarters but with big dreams, a new museum opening in the heart of Philadelphia's historic district aims to tell for the first time the complete story of the Jewish experience in America.Continued ...
Faith in Brief: 11/20/2010
Thanksgiving worship and potluck; Thanksgiving dinner at Grawn church; Day care available on 'Black Friday'; Service to ease holiday sadness; Cookie walk benefits mission projects; Place orders for holiday cookies; Quiet prayer to nuture the soul; Performing Arts Ministry stages play.Continued ...
- Saturday, November 13, 2010
'They Sound Lke Angels: Student play at Mass
If the 11 a.m. Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church is a bit more crowded these days, it may be because of some heavenly music. For the past several weeks the service has been enhanced by the talents of St. Francis' newest parishioners, several music majors from Interlochen Arts Academy.Continued ...
Faith in Brief: 11/13/2010
Food drive will benefit KAIR pantry; Festival offers more than decorated trees; TC will collect gift-filled shoeboxes; Fundraiser for Cadet Program ministryContinued ...
- Saturday, November 6, 2010
Conservatives use cyberspace to change Church
Pressure is on to change the Roman Catholic Church in America, but it's not coming from the usual liberal suspects. A new breed of theological conservatives has taken to blogs and YouTube to say the church isn't Catholic enough.Continued ...
Faith in Brief: 11/06/2010
Chicken Cordon Bleu on the menu; Shop for Christmas on the Peninsula; Bazaar emphasizes cherry creations; Add Acme church to list of bazaar stops; Traverse Christian Singles will meet; Enjoy breakfast and support local causes; Lift your voices at Fall Hymn Sing; Youth group accepts gift-filled shoeboxes; Safe Harbor is seeking host church.Continued ...
- Kwanzaa celebrates season and family