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Church groups invited to inspirational musical

“Smoke on the Mountain,” an inspirational gospel musical comedy, makes its Southwest premiere through May 14 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Mesa.

The story of family and faith features dozens of gospel and bluegrass songs and praise hymns.

Cost for regular dinner and show ranges from $49 for evening performances, $46 for matinees, $39 for Wednesday evenings only and $22 for children ages 12 and younger.

Fundraising opportunity The Broadway Palm invites church members and Valley faith communities to

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SPIRITUAL REVIVAL: Amy Lee Uzarski as Vera, Greg Pragel as Pastor Oglethorpe and Paul Kerr as Burl in Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre’s church fundraising production of “Smoke on the Mountain.”

raise funds and expand their ministries by enrolling in the theatre’s “Hallelujah! Outreach and Fund Raising!” program throughout the run of “Smoke on the Mountain.”

Churches that enroll in the fundraising program will be able to purchase tickets to “Smoke on the Mountain” at a special discounted rate, and $10 per ticket will be donated to that church by the Broadway Palm. In addition, the choir or musical group from any church that enrolls is invited to perform a number of its choice on stage prior to a performance of “Smoke on the Mountain.” A pastor or designated leader from that church is also invited to address the audience with a brief inspirational message about its ministry. A free ad on a special insert in the playbill will inform patrons about the organization’s service and programs. The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is located at 5247 E. Brown Rd. in Mesa. For more information or to enroll a church or faith group, call 480-325-6700, ext. 106, or visit

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Gilbert Christian High participates in God Feet

Gilbert Christian High School junior Katelyn Moses recently took the adage “walking a mile in someone else’s shoes” one step further.

Katelyn, an intern at Christian ministry God Feet, began a “One Day Without Shoes” campaign to raise awareness about God Feet and the many people around the world who do not have the opportunity to own one pair of shoes. She drew the idea of going without shoes for 24 hours from a similar campaign held by Tom’s, a shoe company that donates one pair of shoes for every pair of shoes sold. God Feet is dedicated to serving God while providing needy people in developing countries around the world with protection for their feet, many of whom become infected with preventable diseases caused from walking without shoes. For every pair of faith-inspired fl ip-fl ops sold by God Feet, another is given to someone in need.

About 50 students joined Katelyn in her day without shoes. She also sold bracelets to raise enough proceeds to purchase about 30 pairs of God Feet. God Feet CEO and President David Gillette joined Katelyn in going barefoot for

the day.

God Feet offers styles for men, women and children, with prices ranging from $17 to $25. To purchase God Feet online or to purchase God Feet Clean Water Campaign T-shirts, visit

Mass service celebrates cultural diversity

The Cultural Diversity Team and Offi ce of Ethnic Ministries of the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix host a special Cultural Diversity Mass at 6 p.m. Sat., May 7 at Holy Cross Parish in Mesa.

Bishop Eduardo Nevares is the celebrant for the Mass, which is preceded by a musical prelude at 5:30 p.m., followed by a free multicultural reception and buffet at 7 p.m. The Mass features special prayers and a collection for Japan. Holy Cross Parish is located at 1244 S. Power Rd. in Mesa. For more information, call 602-354-2044.

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May 7 - 20, 2011


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