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Community to hold outdoor worship service


By Judy Reed

The Cedar Springs Ministerial Association is holding its second annual United—a community of one! at 11 a.m. Sunday, at Morley Park in Cedar Springs.

This outdoor, public worship service will be a joint effort between area churches to worship together, and remember what unites them. Many people turned out for the event last year, and liked it so much they wanted it to become an annual event.

“We weren’t Methodist, or Baptist, or Pentecostal, or Christian Reformed, or any other denomination,” explained one worshiper. “We were just Christians, worshiping as a community, and remembering what we all had in common, rather than what separates us.”

The entire community is welcome to attend this event, which starts at 11 a.m. It will feature contemporary worship, a message, and a free picnic that starts at 12:15 p.m. Attendees will want to bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, it will be held at Cedar Springs High School.

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Fallfest Bluegrass Music Festival


Bluegrass music is American music, pure, honest and beautiful in it’s simplicity. It came out of the mountains of Appalachia from a rich musical heritage of Scotch/Irish immigrants and was passed down from generation to generation. Come celebrate and enjoy this most American music at Fallfest 2009. Join us on September 18-20, 2009 at the Kent County Youth Fairgrounds in Lowell, Michigan for a music festival that the whole family can enjoy. We will have instrument workshops, a huge bake sale, craft and food vendors, and lots of campsite jammin’. And then there are our Bluegrass music stage acts all weekend long.

We have two great headliners this year. They are the Hardline Drive Bluegrass Band and the Schlitz Creek Band. Bluegrass doesn’t get any better than these two great bands. Be sure to bring lawnchairs/blankets for the concert under our all weather canopy. It’s Bluegrass music, come rain or shine.

Friday night the Thunder Floor Cloggers, The Bluegrass Echoes, Out of the Blue, Black Canyon and Nobody’s Darlin will entertain you from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Friday admission is just $10.00.

Saturday it’s great music from noon until 10:00 p.m. The Hardline Drive Band performs at 4:00 p.m. and 8:25 p.m. The Schlitz Creek Band plays at 3:05 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. In addition, there will be The Thunder Floor Cloggers, Lonesome Journey and The Flatbellys Bluegrass Band. Saturday’s price is only $15.00 for the entire day’s events.

Sunday at 10:00 a.m. enjoy the gospel sounds of Bluegrass Echoes along with our audition bands and a chance to win $100. Sunday admission is $5.00. Save money and come for the whole weekend for $20.00 advance ticket or $25.00 at the gate. For advance tickets, send your check payable to WMBMA and a SASE to Norma Noall, 12530 Heim, Lowell, MI 49331. Children 15 and under are admitted free with parent(s) admission. Campsites are available.

Fallfest 2009 is sponsored/produced by the West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association. Fore more information call WMBMA President Dave Simmonds at (616) 897-6220 or visit our website at www.wmbma.org.

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