Baha'i Faith to celebrate Ridvan
EDMOND — The Baha'i Faith community will observe its most significant holy day celebration, Ridvan at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Edmond Baha'i Center, 321 E Campbell, just west of the UCO clock tower. The public is invited to attend. The 12-day festival which begins on Saturday and continues through May 2, honors the declaration of Baha'u'llah, the prophet-founder of the Baha'i Faith. The one-hour program will include music and will be followed by refreshments and fellowship. Celebrations are planned for April 29 and May 1 as well. The Baha'i Faith is one of the youngest of the world's independent monotheistic religions. For more information, call 348-9992 or go to www.
Buddhist discussion is planned
A free Buddhism talk will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Full Circle Books at 50 Penn Place. Speaker is Kelsang Namdrol, a Buddhist nun and resident teacher of Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center in Wichita, Kan. The talk is titled “Eight Steps To Happiness: The Buddhist Way of Loving-Kindnessby Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.”
Church hosts network leader
A leader with SAT-7, a satellite Christian television network in the Middle East and North Africa, will be guest speaker at 6 p.m. Sunday at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 7201 W Britton Road. Rex Rogers, president of SAT-7, also will speak at a lunch at noon on Monday at the church. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 722-2550 or go to www.mbcokc.com.
Recording artist plans event
MIDWEST CITY — Kate Eacret will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Eastwood Baptist Church, 12251 E Reno. Eacret will sing songs from her album “Reflection.” For more information, call 769-3110.
Expert to discuss prison ministry
The 10th Prison Ministry Annual Day and Luncheon will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5700 N Kelley. The keynote speaker is Addie Richburg, co-founder and president of the National Alliance of Faith and Justice in Washington, D.C. Cost is $15 per person. For more information, call 478-3344.
Women's ministry effort on tap
WEATHERFORD — Glorious Daughters, a local women's ministry, will host Remade 2012 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 at the Weatherford Performing Arts Center. Remade is a nondenominational multigenerational event for women designed to provide a day of fun, unity, worship and encouragement through the study of God's Word. The event will include a light breakfast, three teaching and worship sessions with speaker/author Cari Trotter and worship leader Marci Priest, curriculum materials and a box lunch. Registration is $20 and may be purchased at www.gloriousdaughters.org.
Apologist to make presentation
SHAWNEE — A well known Catholic apologist will be guest speaker at a one-day presentation on May 5 at St. Gregory's University, 1900 W MacArthur. Scott Hahn will speak from 9 a.m. to noon at W.P. Wood Field House. His presentations are titled “Letter & Spirit” and “The Lamb's Supper.” He was ordained a Protestant minister in 1982. He was received into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil in 1986 and often tells of his conversion experience. Currently, Hahn is a professor of theology and scripture at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. Tickets are $20. Group rates are available and may be purchased by calling 878-5352 or sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anniversary service is planned
First Christian Church of Oklahoma City will observe its 123rd anniversary on Sunday on the grounds of the church, 3700 N Walker. The church began on the first Sunday after the Land Run of 1889. The turn-of-the-century worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by a pioneer meal. The event also will include a pie contest. Activities will be held in an area east of the church's amphitheater. In case of inclement weather, activities will be held in the church. For more information, call 525-6551.
FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS