Cookout serves burgers and brats
Traverse City — Burgers and bratwurst will sizzle on the grill at the next "Burger and Brats" cookout at Old Mission Congregational Church.
The meal will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the church, 18687 Mission Road. Donations are appreciated. To learn more, call Penny Paulley, 223-4844.
Benefit dinner for Safe Harbor shelter
Traverse City — A swiss steak and chicken dinner on Thursday, Aug. 12, will benefit Safe Harbor shelter.
The meal will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. at Traverse Bay United Methodist Church, 1200 Ramsdell Road. Prices are $8 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 4 to 10 and free for children 3 and younger.
Program will focus on unity in prayer
Traverse City — Bishop Larry Jackson will share insights on the importance of unity in prayer for a city to birth transformation in an evening program at Redeeming Grace Church.
Bishop Jackson is a nationally-known Promise Keepers speaker. He currently leads Charlotte Awake (www.charlotteawake.com) and is on the board for The Oak Initiative.
The program will start at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at the church, 3211 Garfield Road. The public is welcome.
For details, call Rita Rathburn of Women of Influence, 409-3035; or Gary and Janice Slater of Traverse City House of Prayer, 632-0738.
Sign up for Ave Maria dinner
Traverse City — Tom Monaghan, chancellor of Ave Maria University, will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, Aug. 12, Northern Michigan Ave Maria University Founders Club dinner.
Monaghan spent his youth in Traverse City and is the founder of Domino's Pizza. He will talk about his commitment to preparing Catholic leaders through the founding of Ave Maria University.
Registration starts at 5:30 p.m., with Mass at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and the program, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 720 Second St. The cost is $10. For details or reservations, call 935-1874 or visit www.avemaria.edu/michigan.