Public invited to old-fashioned hymn sing
Traverse City — The Lightbearers, retired and senior adults from East Bay Calvary Church, invite the community to a good old-fashioned hymn sing.
The group will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at East Bay Calvary Church, 2225 Hammond Road East. Listeners are asked to bring a plate of cookies to share following the concert.
Book discussion group and potluck
Traverse City — Anna Belle, World Peace Diet facilitator, will lead a discussion of Will Tuttle's book, "The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony," at Unity Church.
The book focuses on the growing movement for peace, compassion, sustainability and health. The discussion group will feature the World Peace Diet Audio Book, video lectures, guided meditation and a recorded concert of Tuttle's piano music. There also will be vegan treats, and participants can learn the healing Elm Dance.
The group will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, July 11, 18 and 25, at Unity Church, 3600 Five Mile Road. A love offering will be accepted. For details, call 938-9587.
Program on Benzie Historical Museum
Beulah — The next Welcoming Wednesday program at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church will be held 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14.
The evening will start with a picnic supper, followed by a discussion of the Benzie Area Historical Museum and its programs by Jerry Slater, president of the Board of Directors of the Benzie Area Historical Society. There also will be activities for children.
A short vespers service will close the program. It will be led by the Rev. Bob McQuilkin, with music by Sharyl Corey.
The church is located at 8190 Lincoln Road. For details, call 882-4241 or visit www.benziestandrews.com.
Ken Osborne will give gospel concert
Traverse City — Southern gospel music artist Ken Osborne will give a concert Thursday, July 15, at Bayview Wesleyan Church.
Osborne and his wife, Ann, have been singing in concerts, and at camp meetings and revivals for many years. He served as music director at The Journey Wesleyan Church in Traverse City for 21 years.
The concert will start at 7 p.m. at the church, 720 Wayne St. An offering will be collected to help the Osbornes with the expenses of their ministry.
Dinner features a 'Taste of Greece'
Traverse City — Archangel Gabriel Greek Orthodox Church invites the community to sample authentic Greek food, music, dancing and culture at its ninth annual "Taste of Greece" Dinner.
The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at St. Francis High School on E. 11th St. Greek specialties such as souvlaki (shish-ke-bob), dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves), baklava (honeyed pastries), tiropita (cheese pie) and spanakopita (spinach pie) will be served. Greek and American baked goods also will be available.
Tickets are $14 each in advance from church members and at the door. Diners can eat in or take advantage of drive-through take-out service.
Call the church, 668-6583, or visit www.tcorthodoxchurch.com for details.
Summer Church continues in Leland
Leland — In addition to its regular summer services, Leland Community United Methodist Church hosts the Leland Summer Church.
Summer Church starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 18, at Leland Community UMC, 106 N. Fourth St. The Rev. Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, general secretary of the Reformed Church of America in Grand Rapids, will be the guest speaker.
Services continue at 9:30 a.m. Sundays through Aug. 29, with guest speakers from throughout the Midwest. For details, call 256-9161, or visit www.lelandcumc.org.