- Saturday, October 30, 2010
Family Bible ends up back in the family
As assistant manager for Habitat for Humanity's Re-Store in Traverse City, Samuel Plamondon wades through more trash than treasure when a unit is auctioned off, abandoned or otherwise needing to be empty.Continued ...
Faith in Brief: 10/30/2010
Group will discuss abuse of context; Church Women United will meet; Craft show has more than 70 vendors; Holiday sale of unique bead jewelry; Holiday House marks 51st year; and moreContinued ...
- Saturday, October 23, 2010
AA's founders wrestled with religion
In 1939, about 5,000 copies of a book offering hopeless drunks a spiritual path to recovery through 12 steps were released by a fledgling fellowship of alcoholics.Continued ...
Perspectives: I hope to live with fear
I worry about events and conditions I cannot control, like long-term economic security, job security and the health and longevity of loved ones.Continued ...
Faith in Brief: 10/23/2010
Group continues book discussion; Church hosts Oktoberfest fun; Swiss steak tops dinner menu; Children invited to Harvest Festival; Harvest Fest at Lighthouse Church; Families invited to 'discover adoption'.Continued ...
- Saturday, October 16, 2010
Writer says he went to heaven after car crash
Don Piper, the author of the bestselling book "90 Minutes in Heaven" will appear at Bay Pointe Community Church in Traverse City.Continued ...
Chinese orphans return favor with show
Shen Walker, 17, was born in China, arriving in Traverse City when she was 17 months old. After she and her mother Dianne Walker visited an orphanage in China, Dianne decided to raise money for the kids. Her thanks is coming Oct. 20, when the Living Hope International Orphanage Angels perform in Traverse City.Continued ...
Faith in Brief: 10/16/2010
Public invited to gospel meetings; Group discusses Brauch book; Local sale has global impact; Educational series on the Islamic faith; and more.Continued ...
- Saturday, October 9, 2010
TC CROP Walk raises money for local, world needs
A local walk to stamp out hunger marks its 30th anniversary on Sunday. Traverse City's 2010 CROP Hunger Walk starts with registration at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center.Continued ...
Faith in Brief: 10/09/2010
Local Christian singles' group meets; Author will give illustrated lecture; Lasagna dinner at Old Mission church; Group continues book discussion; Dinner will benefit Methodist Women; Marian Conference at Boyne MountainContinued ...
- Saturday, October 2, 2010
First Congregational's has new minister
For more than a quarter of a century, Gary Hogue prayed and broke bread with, rejoiced and grieved with his flock at the First Congregational Church. On Sunday he'll step down as senior pastor of the church and turn over its leadership to a newcomer. David Walls, formerly of Toronto, will be installed as the church's new senior pastor at a 10:30 a.m. service.Continued ...
Faith in Brief: 10/02/2010
Community Arts and Crafts Fair is today; Long Lake Friends Church is 130; Animals will be blessed on Sunday; New season of 'Growing With God'; Church Women United will meet; plus more.Continued ...
- Saturday, September 25, 2010
Forever Priest: Edwin Thome can't stay retired
The Rev. Edwin Thome just can't stay retired. Thome, 82, served at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Old Mission Peninsula for a number of years, but was recently given the title "pastor."Continued ...
Harry Dorman: Mosques, Muslims, freedom
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, a small group of Islamic extremists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, killing thousands. They simultaneously hijacked the religion of Islam and the rights of many Muslim-Americans.Continued ...
- Faith In Brief: 09/25/2010
- Saturday, September 18, 2010
Part of maze's admission goes to charity
The fifth-generation family farm is donating a portion of its admissions in September to charities hand-picked by owners Mike and Laverna Witkop and their partners, Steve and Lisa Fouch.Continued ...
Perspectives: What is point of burning holy text?
To say that we live in frightening and dangerous times is to overstate the obvious. To think that denying and attempting to obliterate the essence of the other, of his faith or her religious practices by burning the holy writ is to admit how frightened and impotent some feel.Continued ...
Faith in Brief: 09/18/2010
Father Fred garage sale fundraiser; Redeemer Lutheran installs new pastor; DivorceCare groups for adults and kids; Pancake breakfast benefits Love INC; Harvest dinner served family style; plus more.Continued ...
- Saturday, September 11, 2010
Homer Nye is retiring, driving around the country
Since 1977, Nye has been pastor of The Presbyterian Church in Traverse City.Continued ...
Faith in Brief: 09/11/2010
Mothers in Christ begin fall schedule; Grawn UMC pig roast, silent auction; 'Living Proof' live simulcast for women; Public invited to old-fashioned hymn sing; Craft show has six vendor spaces; Save the date for Leelanau Crop Walk.Continued ...
- Saturday, September 4, 2010
Food pantry lets clients pick what they want
The pantry, run by Leelanau Christian Neighbors and located at the town's middle school, has a new method of distributing food that gives clients more choices.Continued ...
Perspectives: Sharing life's ups and downs
I don't think anyone, certainly not the bride and groom who stood before me, believe that love will conquer all. I do believe they know the importance of giving and receiving love, of sharing the joys and sorrows of life "¦ and daring to dream.Continued ...
Faith in Brief: 09/04/2010
Enjoy dinner out and help BACN; New year for Church Women United; Dinner will benefit Lake Ann church; Spaghetti dinner will benefit KAIR; Rally Day opens Sunday School year; Church starts new series of messages; Quilting personality will visit quilt group; Kick-off event for teen Bible study; Registration for evening Bible study; Spiritual ways to cope with anxiety; Conference hosts best-selling author; Lighthouse Lunch program gets grant; Ecumenical spiritual formation programs.Continued ...
- Saturday, August 28, 2010
Road rally-style race benefits Bethany kids
Up to 40 teams will take part in today's race, a fundraiser for Bethany Christian Services' foster care and older child adoption programs.Continued ...
Faith in Brief: 08/28/2010
Archbishop at two local churches; TC church will offer DivorceCare series; Crafters needed for upcoming show; Summer's last brats and burgers cookout; Project Unity will host golf outing; Vendors needed for October craft fair.Continued ...