Terry’s Picks for June 2019

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 June:

* "The Screwtape Letters" – The stage adaptation of the C.S. Lewis allegorical novel describing the battle of good versus evil is performed at 4pm Sat. June 15 at DeVos Performance Hall on Monroe Ave. NW in downtown Grand Rapids. Actor Brent Harris in featured in the title role. Directed by Max McLean. The play is suitable for ages 13 and up. (Children under age 4 will not be admitted). Tickets begin at $39 and are available via Ticketmaster outlets, or online at https://www1.ticketmaster.com/cs-lewis-the-screwtape-letters/event/0800566BA1602DE1#efeat6916?brand=devos&camefrom=CFC_VANANDEL_WEB. Group rates for 10 or more by calling 888-294-1733.

*Damaris Carbaugh – The veteran gospel singer performs at 7pm Sat. June 22 at Maranatha Bible Conference, 4759 Lake Harbor Rd. in Norton Shores. A long-time recording artist with the Grand Rapids-based Discovery House Music, Carbaugh was also a soloist with the Grammy-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and Singers. She has recorded more than a dozen albums, including a collection of her best known songs. In more recent years she has also developed a speaking and teaching ministry. Her concert kicks off Maranatha's Saturday evening summer concert series. For more information visit http://www.vacationwithpurpose.org/programs-events/summer-concerts/.

*Resurrection Life Praise Team – The Rockford church ensemble leads the music at "Praise in the Park" at 6 p.m. Sun. June 23 at Garden Club Park in downtown Rockford. The event is part of the summer-long series featuring area church music groups. Garden Club Park is just off W. Bridge St. east of the dam along the Rouge River. There is no admission charge, bringing your own seating is encouraged. Other church praise teams on the schedule include Grace Fellowship Church (July 1) and The Tribes Church (July 21). For more information visit http://www.rpmoll.com/praise/calendar/calendar.htm.
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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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