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Faith

November 20, 2010

Faith in Brief: 11/20/2010

Thanksgiving dinner at Grawn church

GRAWN — Grawn United Methodist Church will host a free Thanksgiving Day dinner.

The meal will be served from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, at the church, 1260 W. Silver Lake Road. Call the church office, 943-8353, for details.

Day care available on 'Black Friday'

TRAVERSE CITY — The Missions Possible Team at Central United Methodist Church will provide day care for early shoppers on the day after Thanksgiving.

The team is planning two multi-generational mission trips for older elementary and middle school youth. The day care fundraiser will help the team send more than 25 individuals on spring break mission trips to Washington, D.C., to work with the homeless and hungry, and to Eluthera Island to work with Bahamas Methodist Habitat on construction projects.

Day care will be available from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, at the Central Daycare facilities inside Central United Methodist Church, 222 Cass St. The cost is $5 per hour per child. To sign up for the service, call Nancy Wright, 883-3507. For more information, visit www.tccentalumc.org.

Service to ease holiday sadness

TRAVERSE CITY — Anyone, regardless of church background, who finds the holidays difficult because of sadness, isolation or other concerns is invited to a special service at Traverse Bay United Methodist Church.

The "Blue Sunday" service will start at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28, at the church, 1200 Ramsdell Road. Participants will share and listen to prayers, scripture and music that acknowledges God's presence for those who mourn or are struggling.

The short service will be followed by fellowship and refreshments. For details, call 946-5323.

Cookie walk benefits mission projects

TRAVERSE CITY — The United Methodist Women at Central United Methodist Church will host their annual Cookie Walk on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

The fundraiser for mission projects will start at 4 p.m. at the church, 222 Cass St. Prices are $6 for a small box and $8 for a large box.

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