Terry’s Picks: August 2015

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 August:

*At The Foot of the Cross – The day-long Christian music event returns for a third year – now at a new location: noon to 7 p.m. Sat. Aug. 15 on the grounds of Family of Christ Church, 1100 Henze Dr. NW (west of Alpine) in Comstock Park. A variety of area Christian music artists are participating including singer Sydney Chu, rapper Ty Gonzalez, and the band Carpenter’s Cross. No admission charge, bringing seating is encouraged. Rain or shine. Contributions can be made online. For more information visit their Facebook page.

*Guy Penrod – The inspirational/gospel soloist and former member of the Grammy-winning Gaither Vocal Band performs at 7 p.m. Sun. Aug. 23 at the Hudsonville Community Fairgrounds at 5235 Park Ave. in Hudsonville. A Texas native and a pastor’s son, Penrod’s has recorded five solo albums. His most recent studio CD is a collection of worship songs – from the traditional “Victory in Jesus” to the contemporary “10,000 Reasons.” The concert, which helps kick off the community’s annual fair week, has no admission charge. A free-will offering will be received for Love INC serving the Hudsonville, Jenison and Grandville areas. For more information online.

*Hark Up Brass Choir - The instrumental ensemble performs at 6 p.m. Sun. Aug. 30 under the big tent at Pine Grove Community Church, 8775 88th St, five miles west of Howard City. Musicians from the Hark Up organization have performed at a wide variety of events with a deep catalog of music, and anchor the annual “Hark Up Christmas” show each December at DeVos Center for Worship and Arts (www.harkupmusic.com). The Aug. 30 performance concludes Pine Grove’s summer concert series. No tickets are necessary; a free-will offering will be received. For more information online. 231-937-5250.

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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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