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End of an Era - Plymouth Food Booth at Festival

Festival of the Arts, Plymouth Hot Dog Booth: June 7, 8, and 9

After 40 years, Plymouth is organizing our Festival food booth for the last time. Come join the fun and fellowship! 

Each day we need volunteers for 4-hour booth shifts (grilling, making and selling foot-longs, giant dill pickles, chips, and pop),1-hour clean-up shifts, and 6-hour team leader shifts. We also need volunteers in the late evening to help wash dishes or count money back at church. Join us in celebrating our 41st year of participation during the Festival's celebration of 50 years. Sign ups available in the church narthex.

Hot Dog Sunday!

Sunday, June 2, 11:30 a.m.

Come one, come all for Hot Dog Sunday!!! Taste our foot-long chili dogs, giant dill pickles, chips, and pop just the way we do it at Festival of the Arts—all free of charge. Learn about our food booth and how you can join in our 41st and final year of participation.

Plymouth Book Club - Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Monday, June 10, 7:00 p.m. in the lounge

 By New York Times best-selling author, Lisa See, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane follows the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations.Then one day a Jeep appears at the village gate and a stranger arrives. In this remote Yunnan village, the stranger finds the rare tea he has been seeking and a reticent Akha people. See shares the customs of this Chinese ethnic minority whose world will soon change. A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters. Join us as we explore cultures and customs separated by time and space. Our books are available on the Book Club Table at Schuler Books with a 20% discount.



Grand Rapids and Climate Change

May 29, 5:30 p.m.
400 Ann Street N.W.; Suite 206

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters invites you to learn and discuss what the City of Grand Rapids is doing to generate renewable energy and support residents in combating the impact of climate change. Discuss local policy, renewable energy, and community goals and projects! RSVP to or call 616-288-3057.

People of Faith Making Democracy Work for All

Thursday, May 30
Doors: 6:30; Program: 7:00 p.m.
Hope Academy Gym
240 Brown Street, S.E.

Learn more about how faith-based groups in this area are organizing for the common good. Hear from internationally-recognized expert, Ernesto Cortés Jr., about his 50-plus years of training and organizing poor- to moderate-income citizens and institutions to act for the common good. Mr. Cortés is the Industrial Areas Foundation co-chair and executive director of the West/Southwest IAF Regional Network. To get your free tickets, go to "Events" on the Micah Center Facebook page.


Family Promise - Family Frolic at the Zoo

Sunday, June 30, 6:30 p.m.
John Ball Zoo

Family Promise of Grand Rapids is hosting its 2nd annual family community event, Family Frolic at the Zoo! Emily Linnert from WOOD TV8 will be the host for this fun-filled night with loads of giveaways, prizes, a scavenger hunt for kiddos, and, of course, ANIMALS! Please join in the fun and help Family Promise raise money for families to move home. Tickets are $15 per person. Children under 18 get in free. Light snacks, refreshments, and cash bar available. Register for Family Frolic here:

Phone: 616-455-4260
Fax: 616-455-4149
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4010 Kalamazoo Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508

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