Terry's Picks: June 2014

Written by Terry DeBoer on . Posted in Local

EVENTSWest Michigan Christian web writer Terry DeBoer surveys the landscape for the area’s faith-based arts and entertainment events over the coming month. Here are three highlights for June:

*Festival of the Arts – The downtown Grand Rapids event June 6-8 features performances from many area church ensembles. Among them: Frontline Community Church 5:15 p.m. Fri. on the Clock Tower Stage; Resurrection Life Church Music Team 7 p.m. Fri. Calder Stage; Bella Vista Church Praise Band 1:45 p.m. Sat. Circle Stage; Lighthouse Full Life Center Mass Choir 6:15 p.m. Sat. Calder Stage; Kentwood Community Church 2:45 p.m. Sun. Calder Stage; 5:15 p.m. Sun. Bethel Pentecostal, Calder Stage. Also concerts by several other faith-based music groups, such as Jubal Brass, 3:45 p.m. Fri. on Circle Stage. Details and complete schedule at www.festivalgr.org.

*Gospel Music Jamboree – Various area gospel groups perform from 2 to 8:30 p.m. Sat. June 14 at The Gospel Music Barn at Chapel in the Pines, 6881 64th Ave. Hudsonville. Among those on the schedule beginning at 2 p.m. - Sentimental Journey, The Fleegers, Art Bartlett, Martha Vugteveen, and Bruce Santure & the Little Box Trio. Several artists, including pianist Wendell Babcock, will also perform in a “duets” segment at 6:25 p.m. Free-will offering/donations are received. Food available between 4 and 7 p.m. For more information visit www.gospelmusicbarn.org or director of music Doug Zwyghuizen 616-669-3059.

*“Ladies Days”- Hear Bible teacher/speaker Elisa Morgan and worship/music with Lindsay Huggins in a “mini-conference” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tues.-Fri. June 17-20 (identical program each day) at Gull Lake Ministries, 1988 Midlake Dr. in Hickory Corners. The theme is “The Beauty of Broken.” Tickets are $25 which includes program and lunch. Group discounts available, as is childcare for days of June 19 and 20 (must pre-register). A special and more intimate time with the speakers in a “Girls Night Out” session is at 5:30 p.m. June 19. Price $15. Call 800-350-2442 or visit www.gulllake.org.

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Terry DeBoer
Terry is journalist who writes for newspapers, magazines, newsletters and websites. His most frequented “beat” is arts and entertainment. He is married with two children and lives in Grand Rapids.

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