West Michigan Christian web writer Terry DeBoer surveys the landscape for area arts and entertainment events of special interest to the West Michigan faith community. Here are three highlights for May.
*Carpenter’s Cross – The area Christian classic rock-pop band performs at 7 p.m. Fri. May 16 at the Essential Bean, 8980 N. Rogers Ct., Caledonia, and at 7 p.m. Sat. May 17 at Baker Book House, 2768 E. Paris St. SE. There is no admission charge for either of the performances. The band, which includes founder and rhythm guitarist Dave Nelson, has a new self-titled CD of original songs. The project is now available at their concerts as well as online outlets such as iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and Google Play. For more information visit the band’s website at www.carpenterscrossband.com.
*Christine Wyrtzen – The veteran inspirational singer-songwriter is the special guest at the Maranatha Spring Women’s Breakaway, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tues. May 20 at Maranatha Bible Conference, 4759 Lake Harbor Rd. Muskegon. Not only is Wyrtzen a Dove Award-nominated singer and recording artist (14 albums), but is also an author of four books, speaker and host of the nationally syndicated radio program “Daughters of Promise,” heard on hundreds of stations across the country. The cost for the event is $30, which includes lunch. Group rate available for 10 or more. For ticket information visit www.vacationwithpurpose.org or phone 888-982-5253.
*The Heralders Quartet – The long-time area gospel group kicks off the summer concert season at 7 p.m. Mon. May 26 (Memorial Day) at the Christian Reformed Conference Grounds, 12253 Lakeshore Dr. Grand Haven. After the snowpack-induced collapse of their rustic auditorium in February, most of the Conference Grounds weekly concerts this summer will be held under a huge on-site tent, with the larger ones set for Grand Haven High School. Following the Memorial Day weekend, the Saturday night concert schedule begins on June 21. There is no admission charge, a free-will offering will be received. For more info, visit www.crcg.org or phone 616-842-4478
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