Christian illusionist coming to Bay Village

Christian illusionist Brett A. Myers and his wife, Labrina, will entertain during a free show Oct. 17 at Bay Presbyterian Church. Photo courtesy

Westside Christian Academy will present Christian illusionist Brett A. Myers and his wife, Labrina, as part of the Westlake school's annual Family Strong Series. The event is free and the public is invited for a night of comedy, audience participation and sleight of hand for all ages.

This year’s event, themed ""Illusion & Truth," will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at Bay Presbyterian Church, 25415 Lake Road. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to consider bringing a non-perishable food or toiletry item to donate to the Bay Food Ministry.

“We’re excited to present our third Family Strong Series event as a gift to community which children, teens, and adults can enjoy together on a Saturday night without touching the family budget,” said Jim Whiteman, headmaster of Westside Christian Academy. “Plus as a culture we’ve grown accustomed to seeing virtual worlds and spectacular effects in our movies and online entertainment, seeing what appears to be impossible live in front of us will challenge our senses.”

As the audience watches, Myers will explain how he overcame fear and anxiety and discovered the true source of peace and fulfillment as he shares his personal story and the Gospel.

Whiteman also expects that the attendees will take home a number of topics to begin important conversations in their families. “The understanding of absolute truth is disappearing in our culture. We should look for opportunities to engage our children in discussions of truth, falsehood, illusion, and relativism.”

The Bay Food Ministry helps Bay Village residents and members of the church who meet State of Ohio income guidelines. Items such as egg noodles, soup, peanut butter, children’s cereal, canned fruit, bar soap, toothpaste, and bathroom tissue are needed. Cash donations, checks payable to Bay Presbyterian Church, and gift cards will also be accepted.

“It’s so easy for us to focus on our own family’s needs during the normal course of life,” said Tiffany Yessayan, the Family Strong Committee Chair. “Everyone on the committee jumped at the idea to not only provide families with a great night out at no cost but also to help families in our community who are experiencing difficulties. We hope that partnering with the Bay Food Ministry to collect items before the event will be a great blessing to those they serve.”

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