Religion briefs for Sept. 19 | Community – Petoskey News-Review

Church to host food summit

PETOSKEY More than 6,500 people (11 percent) of Charlevoix and Emmet counties live at or below the poverty level.

In response to this need, dozens of churches and organizations host food pantries and/or offer free community meals throughout the week.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 1020 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey, is hosting a food summit from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 28, to bring individuals, churches and organizations together who are passionate about supporting people who are experiencing food insecurity to share best practices and learn about opportunities for collaboration.

Kim Baker, executive director of Manna Food Project, is the keynote speaker. Manna Food Project partners with food pantries, community meal programs and baby/paper pantries throughout Emmet, Charlevoix and Antrim counties.

In addition, there will be workshops on best practices in operating food pantries, community meals and grant writing.

Members of the community are invited to attend this summit, whether you are already involved in a food-based ministry or initiative, or if you would like to learn how you might become involved.

If you are interested in attending the summit or seeking more information, contact the Emmanuel Episcopal Church office at (231) 347-2350.

Community breakfast offered

ALANSON There will be a community breakfast from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Alanson Church of the Nazarene, 7489 Mission Road.

The meal is free of charge and features biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, waffles, juice and coffee.

There also will be face painting for the kids.

The breakfast is sponsored by the churchs Sunday School.

For more information, call the church at (231) 548-5462.

Stem cell therapies discussed

BOYNE CITY A discussion about stem cell therapies will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Lifetree Caf.

The program, Stem Cells: The Miracle Cure You May Be Missing Out On, includes a film featuring a regenerative stem cell procedure as well as an interview with Dr. Christopher Centeno, who performs orthopedic procedures using adult stem cells in both the U.S. and in an offshore clinic.

Over the next 20 to 30 years, many drugs we use today will be replaced by stem cells from our own bodies, or cells mass-produced in labs, said Centeno, who notes that the shift in medicine puts at risk much of the $300 billion prescription drug market.

Centeno, who uses stem cells as an alternative to joint replacement and to treat tendon, ligament and bone pain, wonders if concerns about lost revenue have prompted the domestic ban of some procedures that are available in other countries. This program provides insights into the ongoing debate.

The hourlong program is free of charge.

Lifetree Caf is in the First Presbyterian Church, 401 S. Park St. Use the Pine Street entrance.

Creation at Risk sermon topic

CHARLEVOIX Greensky Hill Indian United Methodist Church, 08484 Green Sky Hill Road, presents part four in the five-week series, The Season of Creation.

At 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, the Rev. Jonathan Mays will share a message from Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 entitled, Creation at Risk.

Mark the date for the finale of the series on Sunday, Sept. 29, when the community is invited to bring leashed or caged animals for The Blessing of the Animals ceremony at Greensky Hills outdoor worship space, The Tabernacle.

Also, Greensky Hills annual harvest dinner will be from 4-6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, in Susan Hall.

All are welcome for a traditional menu including turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, squash, ham, corn, carrots, string beans, creamed cabbage, applesauce, tomatoes, dinner rolls, pie, coffee, tea and lemonade.

The cost is $12 for adults; $4 for children ages 4-12; and $35 for a family of six or more.

Message looks at anger, harsh words

CHARLEVOIX On Sunday, Sept. 22, the series, Braving the Wilderness, continues at Community Reformed Church.

The title of the message is Carried Anger and Harsh Words and will be based on Matthew 5:21-22.

Sunday morning services are at 8:30 and 10:15 with nursery available at each service.

Worship activities for children preschool through fourth grade are offered during the 10:15 service.

The church is located at 100 Oak St.

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