Friday, January 31, 2014

All-Faiths Festival of Metropolitan Michigan

"Macomb County, MI., Community Marriage Policy Covenant Celebrating Five Years Since Its Signing Ceremony in the Historic Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Roseville, MI., and Family Diversity," Sunday, March 9, 3-5 PM, in Big Jack's Bar-B-Q Grille, 27454 Gratiot, 48066.

Roseville, MI., Mayor John Churkin, other civic leaders, and clergy, will be on hand with other marriage supporters, including Marriage Encounter, Retrovaille (a French word, meaning returning, recovering, for Marriages in Crisis), Engaged Encounter, divorced and separated, same-gender committed partners and unions, will dine and share ways the five-year-old CMP is being enacted concretely at home and in churches, mosques, synagogues, and more places of worship.

Mature, married mentor couples will be available to assist troubled marriages, among others.

Participants will also plan for the Thursday, June 19, 4:45-6:30 pm themed, "A Call and Challenge to Celebrate Marriage and Family Diversity," with national and local leaders, including Warren, MI., Mayor Jim Fouts, among other civic heads and clergy, in the Warren, MI., Civic Center Atrium. 

MS GROWTH GROUPS, Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 7 pm in the Detroit Pub Pool Room area, 33401 Harper, Clinton Twp., and, another Multiple Sclerosis support session, Wednesday, Feb. 5th, 7 pm in Linda's Place, 27209 Crocker, Harrison Twp.

Witnessing to positive ways to live well with MS will be Dr. Steven Wood, D.C.

CATHOLIC SINGLE MINGLE meets for dinner and more, Tuesday, March 4th from 5 pm in the Detroit Pub Pool Room area, 33401 Harper at 14 Mile Road in Clinton Twp., MI.

Hosts will be Paul Mauk, among others.  All singles are welcome to this $2 Tuesday special for burgers, beer and well drinks, and more.

Lent, from the Old English, "Lencten," starts the next day, Ash Wednesday, March 5th when Christians are reminded of their mortality.  The 40-day season of "springtime" for new life involves intense praying, fasting and 'almsgiving' - generosity for the needy and poor.

Single Mingles meets also all the Fridays of Lent for fish, and more. 

Call Steven Wood at (586) 909 2704 for more information.

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