West 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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