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Here are a few events happening this weekend on the Old Mission Peninsula. If we’ve missed yours, please leave a note with details in the comments section at the bottom of this story.

Friday, Oct 6, 7:30 p.m. – Free Movie Friday

The Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church invites everyone to a free showing of “The Shack.” Not only is the movie free, but the popcorn and pop is free, too! The church is located at 16426 Center Road (the “Church on the Hill”).

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Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by William Young, “The Shack” takes us on a father’s uplifting spiritual journey. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington) spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa (Octavia Spencer). Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of the tragedy and change his life forever. The Shack is rated PG-13 for thematic material including some violence.

Saturday, Oct. 7, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. – 34th Annual Harvest Dinner

Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church invites everyone to their 34th Annual Harvest Dinner. The church is located at 16426 Center Road on the Old Mission Peninsula. The menu includes Swiss steak, potato, vegetable, cole slaw, and wonderful homemade desserts! A free will donation is encouraged, and take-outs are available by calling (231) 223-4393.

Sunday, Oct. 8, 3 – 5:30 p.m. – Community Fall Festival

UPDATE: Due to the damp precipitation, First Congregational Church has rescheduled their Fall Festival to Sunday, Oct. 8, 3 – 5:30 p.m. It was originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7.

First Congregational Church is hosting their second annual Community Fall Festival. The fun event includes free hay rides to the pumpkin patch, where children can pick their own pumpkin free of charge, along with games, crafts, face painting, a bounce house, hotdogs, cider, donuts, and more! The event is free, and everyone is welcome. First Congregational Church is located at 6105 Center Road at the base of the Old Mission Peninsula.


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  1. Thank you Jane for posting all this on one sight. It’s great to know what’s going on in our neck of the woods, and promoting our neighbors and their efforts.


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