Terry’s Picks: August 2018

Written by Terry DeBoer on . Posted in Local

EVENTSWest Michigan Christian News writer Terry DeBoer surveys the landscape for the area's faith-related entertainment events over the coming month. Here are three highlights for August:

*Point of Grace – The inspirational vocal trio performs at 7 p.m. Sat. Aug. 4 at Maranatha Bible Conference, 4759 Lake Harbor Rd. Muskegon. The veteran singers have sold millions of albums over the last quarter century, including one featuring 24 songs all of which reached No. 1 on Christian radio charts. Among their favorites, "The Great Divide,""Steady On," and "Circle of Friends." Their most recent album is "Beautiful Name: Hymns and Worship Songs." No tickets are necessary for the concert; a free-will offering is received. Visit www.vacationwithpurpose.org or call 888-982-LAKE.

*Unity Christian Music Festival – A stellar roster of headline artists (Crowder, MercyMe, Casting Crowns, For King & Country) are featured at this year's festival Aug. 8-11 at Heritage Landing in downtown Muskegon. There are dozens of other artists on two stages on the Heritage grounds. Wed. Aug. 8 is a free-day, with gates opening at 1pm. Other days gates open at 4pm. Amenities Thur. – Sat. include youth lounge, exhibits and concessions. Advance prices: One-day pass $37.50, two-day $55, three-day $75 (higher at the gate). Kids under 5 are free, with free kids' activities. Buy tickets online.

*"Classic" Christian concert – Two of the pioneers of Christian contemporary music – with roots in the early "Jesus Music" of the 1970s - perform at 2pm Sun. Aug. 12 in an outdoor setting at Easton United Methodist Church, 4970 Potters Rd. in Ionia. Matthew Ward was part of the groundbreaking sibling trio Second Chapter of Acts and also is an accomplished solo artist. Singer-songwriter Paul Clark's first album came in 1971 and he has remained a recording and performing artist throughout the decades. There are no tickets necessary, a free-will offering will be received. Bringing lawn chairs recommended. For further information visit online.
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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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