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Religion briefs: March 28, 2012


Piano concert benefits Salvation Army music program

Pianist-recording artist Michael Allen Harrison as well as four other adult performers and five young protégés will perform together on 10 grand pianos to benefit The Salvation Army's After-School Music Programs.

The KeyBank Grand Friday Concert, presented by Safeway, takes place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway St.

Tickets cost between $15 and $40. To purchase online, or for more information, visit KeyBankGrandFriday.org or call Amy Bogdon at 503-794-3246.

East Hill Church to present Easter play

On Easter weekend, East Hill Church, 701 N. Main Ave., will present 'The Beautiful Exchange,' telling the story of Jesus Christ's death and resurrection in a modern context.

'The story of the last week of Jesus' life is so powerful,' said East Hill Lead Pastor Jason Albelo. 'But because it happened so long ago, sometimes we can be distracted by the cultural and historical attributes and lose sight of the raw, real narrative at play.'

Productions of 'The Beautiful Exchange' take place at 7 p.m. Friday, April 6; 6 p.m. Saturday, April 7; and at 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8.

For more information, call 503-661-4444, or visit thebeautifulexchange.info.

River of Life to make a 'Fresh Start' April 15

This spring marks the 12th anniversary of River of Life Church, 2477 S.W. Cherry Park Road, Troutdale, and the congregation is marking the occasion with changes that begin on 'Fresh Start Sunday,' April 15.

River of Life will launch a new worship service on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Three new groups also will launch on Fresh Start Sunday. The groups will be offered each Sunday at 10:45 a.m.

The new groups are KidZone for children in preschool through sixth grade; Family Life, a series to help parents learn to become spiritual parents; and Your Christian Walk, a group for teenagers and adults.

For more information, call 503-667-3141.

Ecumenical group honors community leaders

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon's Community Awards and Celebration Dinner, with the theme, 'Serving Together in Faith," will take place Tuesday, May 8, at The Hilton Hotel, 921 S.W. Sixth Ave., Portland.

A reception and silent auction to benefit EMO's ministries will be held at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $60 per person.

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is a statewide association of Christian denominations - including Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox bodies - congregations, organizations and interfaith partners working together to improve the lives of Oregonians through community ministry programs, ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue, environmental ministry and public policy advocacy.

For more information or to make your reservation, visit emoregon.org or call 503-221-1054.