Two local 'Valiant Women' honored
Traverse City — Church Women United recently honored two local members as "Valiant Women."
Marie Korb is a member of First Christian Church. Lucille Miller is a member of Grawn United Methodist Church. They both are very active in Church Women United, their churches and the community.
Local Church Women United President Vera Sparks presented Korb and Miller with awards at the Church Women United State Assembly in Lansing and thanked them for their dedication and service.
Program by Grow Benzie volunteer
Beulah — Area residents and visitors are invited to learn why "Grow Benzie" helps makes Benzie County a special place at the final "Welcoming Wednesday" program of the summer.
Mary Ann Hendricks, a founding volunteer of Grow Benzie, will be the guest speaker at the program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 8190 Lincoln Road. The program will be preceded by a picnic supper and will be followed by a short vespers service. The Rev. Shelaine Bird will lead the service, with music by vocalist and guitarist Lisa Packard.
Call the church office, 882-4241, or visit www.benziestandrews.com.
Ham and German potato salad lunch
Arcadia — Trinity Lutheran Church invites the public to its annual Ham & German Potato Salad Luncheon.
The meal will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at the parish hall on Third Street.
Summer Church hosts retired pastor
Leland — Dr. John Stewart will be the guest speaker at the Sunday, July 25, Leland Summer Church service.
Stewart is a retired Presbyterian pastor and a retired professor at Princeton Theological Seminary. He will address the congregation at the 9:30 a.m. worship service at Leland Community United Methodist Church, 106 N. Fourth St. The public is invited. Call 256-9161 or visit www.lelandcumc.org.
Public invited to 'Concert of Love'
Traverse City — Church Women United will sponsor a "Concert of Love" to honor Pastor Marshall and Mary Collins.
The event will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at The Presbyterian Church of Traverse City, 701 Westminster. It will feature uplifting, inspirational music by individual artists, duets, men's chorales and others. A love gift will be accepted.
Checks should be payable to Church Women United with "For the Collins" written on the memo line. Those unable to attend may send an offering to Church Women United President Vera Sparks, 1866 Pine Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686. Call 938-1387.
Chicken dinner and Summer Festival
Cedar — Holy Rosary Church will hold its annual chicken dinner and summer festival on the parish grounds.
The day will start at 8 a.m. with the Extraordinary Form of the Mass (Latin), followed by regular Mass at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 25. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meal prices are $12 for adult dinners and takeouts, $6 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 4 and younger.
There also will be a raffle, bingo, pull tabs, kids' games, attic treasures, a clothes pin booth and more.
The church is located at 3919 E. Gatzke Road.
Bible church will host day camp
Traverse City — "News Headlines from the Gospels" is the theme for Forest Lakes Bible Church's Adventure Week Day Camp.
Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 26-30, at the church, 4353 N. Spider Lake Road. An award ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 30. Activities are geared toward children ages 4 through sixth grade and early and late camper care will be available.
There is no charge, but a free-will offering is appreciated and will be used to help cover camp expenses. For details or to register, call 946-2118 or e-mail email@example.com.
Fair features more than 100 artists
Frankfort — More than 100 artists will participate in the 32nd Congregational Summer Assembly Arts and Crafts Fair.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, Wednesday, July 28, at the Assembly ball field on M-22 at Crystal Lake. A food tent will serve breakfast and lunch and a bake sale will be held. There also will be a Cottage Treasures sale in the CSA assembly building adjacent to the ball field.
The fair is sponsored by the CSA Women's Association to raise money to support local charities and projects to enhance the CSA. For details, visit www.summerassembly.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.