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Calvary Chapel Presents Musical Drama Today

“Next Year in Jerusalem” will be presented today at the Calvary Chapel of Spokane.

The musical drama tells of a contemporary Israeli family with Orthodox Jewish beliefs living in Jerusalem. Conflict arises when a family member undergoes a conversion and comes to believe in Jesus.

The play’s title is from a phrase that concludes the traditional Jewish Seder celebration.

Performances will be at 3 and 7 p.m. at the church, 511 W. Hastings Road. The public performances are free.

Revival meetings scheduled

The Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church is celebrating its 107th anniversary with a revival series next week.

The revival will be Thursday through next Saturday, culminating with anniversary festivities on Sunday, April 6.

“Be Ye Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind” is the revival’s theme. A session will be at 7 each evening.

Thursday is men’s night, and the Rev. Lonnie Slater, pastor of St. Matthew Baptist Church, will be the featured speaker. On Friday, women’s night, the Rev. Cynthia Steele of Solid Rock Christian Center in Spokane will speak. Linnea Willis of Gonzaga University will present an evening for young people on Saturday.

Each speaker will address the revival theme from their audience’s point of view.

The public sessions are free, with no advance registration required .

To celebrate its anniversary, Bethel A.M.E. will serve a free dinner after the 11 a.m. service on April 6, followed by a special celebration at 4 p.m. with Lee Jones, director of human relations at Washington State University.

For more information, call the church at 534-3007.

Christian musician to perform

A man who played to a sold-out crowd at the Christian Workers Conference here two years ago is returning to Spokane.

David Meece will appear at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Pines Baptist Church, 714 S. Pines. Meece has spent 20 years in the Christian music scene and is considered by some to be a pioneer in that genre.

Trained as a classical pianist, he performed with the Houston Symphony when he was 16 and later attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore.

Now Meece sings about issues that are important to him, as with his 1990 hit record, “Learning to Trust.” Many songs on the album deal with his experience with his recovery process from being an alcoholic, abusive father.

Meece will appear with special guests Mercy Seat and Daniel Votino, the former lead singer of the Spokane group Cry Manna.

The concert is sponsored by People for Christ Ministry.

Tickets are $11 in advance, or $13 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Advance tickets are available at area Christian bookstores.

Children under 6 will be admitted free.