Terry's Picks: July 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 July:

*Praise in the Park – A music ensemble from The Springs Free Methodist Church in Cedar Springs performs at 6 p.m. Sun. July 6 at the weekly “Praise in the Park” series at Garden Park in downtown Rockford. Praise-oriented music is highlighted, with different churches and area artists leading each week. There is no admission charge, bringing your own seating is encouraged. Other artists in July: Marty Miller on July 13; Perfect Shelter July 20; CrossWise July 27. (Series runs through Sept. 14). Garden Park is just off W. Bridge St. east of the dam along the Rogue River. For more information visit www.rpmoll.com/praise.

*Wintley Phipps – The inspirational-gospel singer performs at 7 p.m. Sat. July 12 at Maranatha Bible Conference, 4759 Lake Harbor Rd. Muskegon. The international performer - who is also a pastor - has sung for numerous Billy Graham crusades through the years. Phipps’ recording “The Favorite Hymns of Billy Graham,” is a selection of beloved songs hand-picked by Graham himself. He also is founder of the U.S. Dream Academy, a non-profit organization targeted to serve at-risk children and youth. No tickets are necessary for the concert, a free-will offering is received. Visit www.vacationwithpurpose.org or call 888-982-LAKE.

*Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass – The outstanding brass ensemble, led by director Tim Zimmerman, performs at 6 p.m. Sun. July 27 in Sandy Pines Lakeside Chapel at Sandy Pines Resort in northeast Allegan County. The group performs sacred, classical, patriotic and contemporary music and has recorded more than a dozen albums. The players include trumpeter Greg Allen, an instructor at Calvin and Aquinas colleges and a member of the Holland Symphony Orchestra. Chapel gate opens at 4 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs. Come to the resort’s 26th St. entrance, south of 142nd Ave. (GPS location: 3630 26th St. Dorr, MI 49323) Visit www.sandypineschapel.com.

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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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