Mothers in Christ begin fall schedule

Acme — Mothers in Christ has announced its fall schedule.

Featured speakers this fall include Mothers in Christ speaker Ziba Graham Jr., a marriage and family counselor, and children's book illustrator Tami Evans Foster. A monthly faith enrichment series also is planned.

The group, comprised of mothers from all five area Catholic parishes, meets from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays during the school year in the lower level of Christ the King Catholic Church, 3801 Shore Road. The first meeting will be on Monday, Sept. 13.

Call Amy Ettawageshik, 409-3568, or visit

Grawn UMC pig roast, silent auction

Grawn — Grawn United Methodist Church will hold its annual pig roast and silent auction on Saturday, Sept. 18.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 1260 W. Silver Lake Road. New, antique or handmade items also are needed for the silent auction. Proceeds will help the family of Bill, Gert and Christopher Scott.

Call the church office, 943-8353, before 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday or Thursday.

'Living Proof' live simulcast for women

Traverse City — The Women's Ministry at Bible Baptist Church will host LifeWay Women's "Living Proof" live simulcast event with author and Bible teacher Beth Moore.

LifeWay Women's events attract more than 100,000 women each year. Moore, whose books and studies include "Breaking Free" and "Living Beyond Yourself," is known for her ability to apply biblical scriptures to everyday life. She will be joined by acclaimed worship leader Travis Cottrell and his Praise Team.

The event will be simulcast from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Bible Baptist Church, 1915 Cass Road. Tickets are $20 and include lunch. Books and CDs will be available to purchase.

Visit, or call 947-0660. Payment is due when registering, and seating is limited.

Public invited to old-fashioned hymn sing

Traverse City — The community is invited to old-fashioned hymn sings at The Village at Bay Ridge.

The Rev. Becky Chamberlain from The Presbyterian Church of Traverse City will lead sing-along sessions at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 20, in the East Building Library, and at 3 p.m. in the West Building Library. The Village at Bay Ridge is located at 3850 Scenic Ridge, off Silver Lake Road. Call 932-9455.

Craft show has six vendor spaces

Traverse City — Six vendor spaces are left for the Fall & Christmas Craft show at First Christian Church.

The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the church, 2686 S. Airport Road. The vendor fee is $35. Call Vera Sparks, 938-1387.

Save the date for Leelanau Crop Walk

Omena — The date of the 2010 Leelanau County Crop Hunger Walk is Sunday, Sept. 26.

The Crop Hunger Walk is a division of Church World Service, which provides help to people in poverty-stricken areas in the U.S. and around the world. To learn more, call Marty Johnson, 271-8778, or Sue Cady, 271-3927.

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