Traverse City Record-Eagle

Faith

December 11, 2010

Faith in Brief: 12/11/2010

Unity Church hosts holiday activities

Traverse City — Holiday activities at Unity Church will start on Sunday, Dec. 12, with an original play performed by the Unity Players.

"Santa On Trial," written and directed by Libby Robold, will be presented at 10:30 a.m. It will feature both adult and youth performers.

A Christmas potluck and the second annual Giving Sunday will be on Sunday, Dec. 19. During the meal, church members will be given a choice of agencies to receive any donations they wish to make.

A Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Ceremony will start at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 24. A visit from the "real" Santa Claus will follow.

The Sunday, Dec. 26, service at 10:30 a.m. will include a traditional Burning Bowl Ceremony and a performance by Claudia Schmidt. Individuals are invited to make lists of changes they wish to make in the new year to be burned during the ceremony.

Unity Church will close the year by participating in the World Healing Meditation on Friday, Dec. 31. The goal is to have continual prayer for peace in the world by having prayer assigned to time zones around the world. Unity will open at 7 a.m., with prayers for peace from 7 to 8 a.m.

The church is located at 3600 Five Mile Road. For details, call 938-9587.

One-man play on John Wesley's life

Frankfort — Frankfort United Methodist Church will host a presentation of playwright Brad L. Smith's "The Man from Aldersgate."

The one-man play is based on the life of John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church. It will be performed by B.J. Johnston from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13 at the church, 537 Crystal Ave. A dessert reception will follow.

Admission is free, but an offering will be collected to help defray expenses.

Bayview Players stage dinner theater

Traverse City — The Bayview Players will present their sixth annual Christmas Dinner Theater.

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