Terry’s Picks: May 2018

Written by Terry DeBoer on . Posted in Local

EVENTSWest Michigan Christian News writer Terry DeBoer surveys the landscape for the area's faith-based arts/entertainment/enrichment events over the coming month. Here are three highlights for May:

Andy Mineo – The nationally-acclaimed Christian hip-hop artist headlines "The Movement," a youth gathering 7pm Thurs. May 17 at Grand Rapids First, 2100 44th Ave. SW Wyoming. Special guest is speaker Jarrett Stephens, emcee is George Moss. The event, geared for jr. and sr. high school students, is associated with CityFest West Michigan, which culminates with a Sept. 8-9 visit from evangelists Andrew and Luis Palau. Admission is free. Pre-party begins at 6pm. Register for the event online.  (See Mineo perform his song "You Can't Stop Me" online. 

"Red Big Fire Truck" – This family-friendly film is shown at 6pm Sat. May 19 at Baker Book House, 2768 E. Paris Ave. SE. The plot traces the life of a young boy whose parents died when he was an infant. He was sent to an orphanage and then to a series of foster homes. A search to find past family connections leads to him to the story of a hand-carved, toy fire truck. The truck, hewn from a fallen white sycamore tree, turns out to bring some magical discoveries. Themes touch on faith and the miracle of family. There is no admission charge. Watch the film trailer online.   For more information 

The Ball Brothers – The youthful gospel quartet performs at 6 p.m. Sun. May 27 kicking off the summer series at Sandy Pines Lakeside Chapel, 3630 26th St. (south of 142nd Ave.) in Dorr. The quartet, anchored by brothers Andrew and Daniel Ball, has the hit song "It's About the Cross" and features a new album titled "DYNAMIC." No tickets necessary, a free-will offering will be received Bringing your own lawn chairs for seating is recommended. Artists scheduled in the weekly series include Lynda Randle (June 24) and Tim Zimmerman/Kings' Brass (July 29). For more information visit www.sandypineschapel.com

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Terry DeBoer
Author: Terry DeBoer
Terry is a journalist/feature writer for newspapers, magazines and websites, with a background in radio broadcasting. His usual beat is arts and entertainment, specializing in Christian/gospel music. A married father of two, he is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan Contributing Writer: West Michigan Christian News August 2011 – Present Feature writer: -Mlive.com (website and various newspapers) 1988– 2016 -Spotlight New Christian Music Magazine 1997-2008 -Church News Editor, Church Herald Magazine 2004-2009

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