Traverse City Record-Eagle


July 31, 2010

Faith in Brief: 07/31/2010

DivorceCare seminar and support group

Traverse City — A 13-week video seminar series will be offered for individuals who are separated or divorced.

DivorceCare will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 5 through Oct. 28, at First Congregational Church, 6105 Center Road. A light supper will be served at the first session.

Each session combines videos with support group discussion of the material presented each week, and anyone may join the group at any time. A $1 per week donation is requested to cover program expenses, and child care is available when planned in advance. Donations for child care are appreciated.

Fundraiser benefits Haitian orphanage

Acme — Christ Community Church will sponsor a motorcycle ride, a barbecue and silent auction on Saturday, Aug. 7, to raise money for its new orphanage in St. Marc, Haiti.

Registration for the ride starts at 9 a.m. at Fox Yamaha. The scenic ride on Old Mission Peninsula will leave at 11 a.m. The cost is $25 per bike and a $5 donation for food for passengers.

The ride fee includes a barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. at Grawn United Methodist Church, 1260 W. Silver Lake Road. The public is invited, and a silent auction also will be held. Call 357-5258 to learn more.

St. Michael's holds mega tent sale

Suttons Bay — St. Michael's Catholic Church is finalizing plans for its second mega tent sale.

The sale will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, through Saturday, Aug. 7, on the church grounds, 118 Elm St. In addition to a wide variety of gently used and new items, there will be a table of special cherry baked goods. Additional food will be available.

Proceeds of the sale will go toward future construction of a parish social hall. For details, call 271-3744.

Seminary president speaks at service

Leland — Dr. Cornelius "Neal" Plantinga Jr. will be the guest speaker Sunday, Aug. 8, at Leland Summer Church.

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