Terry’s Picks: April 2015

Written by Terry DeBoer on . Posted in Local

EVENTSWest Michigan Christian News writer Terry DeBoer surveys the landscape for the area's faith-based arts, entertainment and conference events over the coming month. Here are three highlights for April:

*"Undaunted"- The annual Easter drama at Blythefield Hills Baptist Church in Rockford is based on the true-life story of the Jim Bowers family, the West Michigan missionary family whose plane was shot down over Peru in 2001. Several family members died in the mistaken-identity attack. The story is told as an uplifting musical testimony to the faith that sustained them. Performances are at 7 p.m. April 2-4 with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 4 in the church at 6727 Kuttshill Dr. NE. Tickets are $5 suggested donation and are available on line via www.bhbconline.org/easterdrama. Call 866-9597 ext. 134 for more information.

*"The Great Divorce" – The stage adaptation of the C.S. Lewis fantasy-novel (picturing a "bus ride" from hell to heaven) is presented by The Fellowship for Performing Arts at 4 and 8 p.m. Sat April 18 at DeVos Performance Hall in downtown Grand Rapids. This is the same national production company which staged "The Screwtape Letters" at DeVos several years ago. Tickets include a post-show question and answer session with Max McLean, FPA founder and executive director. Tickets range from $31.50 to $91.50, and are available at the DeVos box office or at ticketmaster.com. 1-800-745-3000.

*Triumphant Quartet – The Southern gospel group headlines a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Sat. April 25 at Hudsonville Reformed Church, 3950 Highland Dr. The foursome has a brand new CD titled "Living in Harmony."Also performing will be the area group Faithful Journey Quartet featuring lead singer Jim Visser. The benefit is for expenses of the family of Steve Roon, (brother of Scott Roon of Faithful Journey) who died March 25 of cancer. There are no tickets required, a free-will offering will be received. For more information or to make a donation contact Scott at 616-662-2181. www.faithfuljourneyquartet.com.
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Writer: West Michigan Christian News August 2011 – Present (1 year 6 months) Monthly publication and web site with news, features, and information of interest to the West Michigan Christian community Feature writer: Muskegon Chronicle April 1996 – Present (16 years 10 months) Writer: Kalamazoo Gazette July 1991 – Present (21 years 7 months) beat includes convering contemporary Christian and Gospel music feature writer Grand Rapids Press May 1988 – Present (24 years 9 months)

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