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Faith Calendar


59th Anniversary Celebration of Venerable Solanus Casey

Noon Mass followed by Novena prayers (continues Sunday). St. Bonaventure Monastery Chapel, Solanus Casey Center, 1780 Mt. Elliott, Detroit. (313) 579-2100, ext 140.

Southwest Second Jurisdiction of Michigan COGIC Holy Convocation

Noon-2 p.m.: Sunday School Dept. 5-7 p.m.: Youth Dept. 7:30-9:30 p.m.: Evangelism. Whitehead Memorial COGIC, 2069 Tyler, Ypsilanti. (734) 484-0331.


Mosaic Midtown Grand Opening

10:30 a.m. Mosaic Midtown Church, 80 W. Alexandrine, Detroit. mosaicmidtown.org.

Youth Explosion: Who is your Superhero?

7:30 and 10:30 a.m. Empowerment Church, 24300 Southfield Road, Southfield. (248) 234-8357 or empowermentmi.org.

Holy Convocation 2016: Official Day

Featuring special guest trumpeter Dr. Jesse McGuire of Phoenix, AZ. 3:30 p.m. The Word of Truth COGIC, 7107 Rivard, Warren. (586) 754-9673.


VBS: Kids Camp

Vacation Bible School for ages 4 through sixth grade. 9 a.m.-noon (continues through Thursday). $15 per child; $30 per family. Orchard Grove Community Church, 850 Ladd, Walled Lake. (248) 926-6584 or orchardgrove.org.

VBS 2016: I've Got Talent: Showcasing My Work For Jesus

Vacation Bible School for children and adults. 6-8:30 p.m. (continues through Friday). Hope United Methodist Church, 26275 Northwestern Highway, Southfield. Registration required. (248) 356-1020 or hopeumc.org/2016vbs.


Praise Is My Weapon: Summer Conference 2016

Speakers Evangelist Miranda Pope, Perfecting Church, Detroit; and Bishop Rance Allen, New Bethel COGIC, Toledo, Ohio. 7 p.m. (continues 7 p.m. Wednesday: Pastor Kimberly Ray-Gavin, A.R.M. Church On The Rock, Matteson, Ill.; 7 p.m. Thursday: Speaker: Pastor Willie B. O’Neal, Mt. Canaan Full Gospel Church, Birmingham, Ala.; 7 p.m. Friday: Speaker: Apostle Herman Murray Jr., Full Gospel Holy Temple, Dallas; 10 a.m. Aug. 7: Official Day: Speaker: Bishop Roy D. Ferguson, pastor and founder, World Deliverance Temple. World Deliverance Temple, 27355 Ann Arbor Trail, Dearborn Heights. (313) 730-8900 or 2020WDT.org.


Exousia Worldwide Fellowship of Churches annual Holy Convocation

Speaker: Bishop Jason Nelson. Musical guest: Evangelist Kristie Dortch. (continues 7:30 p.m. Thursday: Speaker: Pastor Lisa Page Brooks and musical guests: Pastor Anthony Wells and One In Praise; and 7:30 p.m. Friday: Speaker: Bishop Eric Lloyd and musical guests: Crazy 4 Christ). 7:30 p.m. $25. Rhema International Church, 6782 E. Nine Mile, Warren. (888) 967-6777 or ewfcrocks.org.


Come Laugh And Unwind @ The Grove: An Evening With Jonathan Slocumb

Featuring the renowned Christian comedian and actor of “Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns” and “Comic View”. Proceeds to benefit the Come Home for Christmas and the American Cancer Society organizations. 7 p.m. $20. Oak Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church, 19801 Cherrylawn, Detroit. (313) 341-8877 or eventbrite.com.

Aug. 6

Tenth annual Arise Detroit! Neighborhood Day: Community Clean Up Day

10 a.m. New Bethel Baptist, 8430 Linwood, Detroit. (313) 894-5788 or http://www.nbbcdetroit.org.

Aug. 7

Interfaith Picnic — Uniting Suburbs and City

Sponsored by the Detroit Interfaith Outreach Network. Join others from different faiths in a pot-luck lunch. Bring the sides (entrees provided). Begins with a short interfaith service. Noon. Belle Isle State Park-Central Avenue (across from the Kids’ Playscape), 7400 E. Jefferson, Detroit. (248) 556-6316.

Aug. 8

Vacation Bible School: Champions for Christ!

Faith, fellowship, and fun in the spirit of the Summer Olympic Games. 9 a.m.-noon (continues through Aug. 11). Free. Our Lady of La Salette Catholic Church, 2600 Harvard, Berkley. (248) 541-2762, ext.13.

We, the People: Protection, the Public and Police: A Clergy Roundtable Conversation

Noon-1:15 p.m. Warren Civic Center Library-Mark Twain Room. 1 City Square, Suite 100. Reservations required. (586) 925-7617.

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