Traverse City Record-Eagle


August 14, 2010

Faith In Brief: 08/14/2010

Woman to Woman Conference signup

Gaylord — Early registration ends Sunday, Aug. 15, for the ninth annual Woman to Woman Conference.

The event will be held Sept. 17 and 18 at the Gaylord Evangelical Free Church Gospel Center, 1649 M-32. Best-selling author Elizabeth George and comedian Kim Bolton will be the guest speakers.

The early registration fee is $38. Regular admission is $42. A sandwich lunch will be provided Sept. 18 for an additional $8, or participants are free to lunch on their own. For details or to register, call Donna Gennette, (989) 732-2647 or visit

Children invited to explore God's love

Traverse City — Faith Reformed Church invites children to explore the love of God at its High Seas Expedition Vacation Bible School.

VBS will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, Aug. 16-20, at the church, 1139 E. Front St. It is geared toward children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. In addition to Bible stories and creative experiences, children also will help with the "Blanketing the World With God's Love" World Vision mission project.

There is a $5 registration fee per child to cover educational materials, and scholarships are available. Visit to register. Call Karin Stevens, 947-7082, ext. 19, for details.

Vintage baptism attire on display

Benzonia — Baptism dresses and bonnets featuring elaborate tucks, tatting, lace and hand stitching make for an "out-of-the-ordinary" exhibit at the Benzie Area Historical Museum.

The museum has acquired a small collection of baptism dresses and bonnets from the 19th and 20th centuries from area families. One dress was worn by five generations of babies at the old Trinity Lutheran Church in Frankfort.

"We have a good idea of who wore the dresses and where they came from and, in some instances, even have a picture of the baby wearing the dress," said Museum Director Lou Yock.

The display will be on view from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday through the middle of October.

The museum is located at 6941 Traverse Ave. Call 882-5539 to learn more.

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