News Bits – August 20, 2009

NB-Jeff-WilliamsRev. Williams appointed to Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church

Michigan Area Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton has appointed Rev. Jeff Williams to Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church at half-time status as of July 1, 2009. Rev. Williams currently serves White Pines United Methodist Church in Belmont. His service there changed to half-time status as of July 1 as well.

Rev. Williams was ordained as an elder in the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church in June 1991. He has previously served Center Park United Methodist Church, north of Three Rivers; the Wesley Foundation of Kalamazoo at Western Michigan University; Rockford United Methodist Church as new church/associate pastor; and White Pines United Methodist Church as founding pastor since July 2004.

Rev. Williams and his wife Beverly have three daughters, Lindsey, 20, Sarah, 16, and Amanda, 13. Beverly is a medical social worker at Metro Hospital. Rev. Williams serves as a board member with Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA and as a member of the Rockford Public Schools Diversity Committee.

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Local artist to be featured in Grand Rapids

Works by Rockford artist Amanda Stark will be on display at Open Concept, 50 Lewis St. NW, Grand Rapids, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 6 to 10 p.m., then Monday-Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday from noon to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

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