Terry’s Picks for July 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 July:

*Sidewalk Prophets – The inspirational-pop band performs a pre-game concert as part of a Faith and Family night at the West Michigan Whitecaps baseball game on Sun. July 14 at Fifth Third Ball Park, 4500 West River Dr. NW, Comstock Park. The concert starts at 3:30pm. Game time is 6pm. Sidewalk Prophet's signature song is the ballad "The Words I Would Say." Tickets include the concert and game. Tickets range from $9 (lawn seats) to $30, with group rates available. Visit https://www.milb.com/west-michigan/events/faithfamilynight for info and tickets.

"Stuart Little" – The stage play about the mild-mannered mouse growing up in a human family is brought to life in a youth summer stock production of Master Arts Theatre, 75 77th St. SW in Byron Township. Performance times are 7pm July 19, 20, 26 and 27; with 2pm matinees Sat. July 20 and 27. Double-casting for the production means the lead role is shared by two area youths, Rachel Moomey and Annelise Witcher. Tickets are $8 general admission. Available at the box office, online https://ticketpeak.com/res/masterarts or by phone at 616-455-1001.

*The Reach 2019 – A Christian music/family event is set for Sat. July 20 at First Reformed Church, 3327 Mortimer Rd. in Ravenna, MI. Among the music artists scheduled: John Tibbs, Sundry, Katy Kinard, Colt M. Snuffer and Jericho Road. Music begins at 4pm, headliner John Tibbs ("Heartland") takes the stage at 8pm. Kids activities and food service available; free cornhole tournament. Bringing lawn chairs suggested. Event is rain or shine. No admission charge, a love offering will be received with proceeds for several area charities. For more info link to https://www.facebook.com/events/835611036837664/

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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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