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Religion briefs for Oct. 6

Religion briefs for Oct. 6
BY YOUR NAME Staff Writer Modified: October 4, 2012 at 11:59 pm •  Published: October 6, 2012


Mormon church plans conference

Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold their 182nd Semiannual General Conference on Saturday and Sunday. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a worldwide Christian religion. Oklahoma has 43,905 church members, with 84 congregations. The conference, originating from church headquarters in Salt Lake City, is comprised of a series of two-hour meetings over two days featuring church leaders speaking on a variety of spiritual topics.General sessions, open to everyone, will be 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mountain time Saturday, and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Live broadcasts are to be streamed to more than 7,400 church buildings in 102 countries. For a list of local meeting houses, go to The conference also can be viewed on the television or online. Live broadcasts are available at

Center will hold open house

The new Soka Gakkai International-USA Oklahoma Buddhist Center will host an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 817 NW 12. Soka Gakkai is based on the teachings and philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism. RSVP by contacting Dee Freeland at 947-1101. For more information, go to

Doctor will speak at meeting

The caregiver support group that meets monthly at Santa Fe Presbyterian Church will host a presentation by Dr. Robert Salinas from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the church, 1603 N Santa Fe. The presentation will be entitled “Rx for Sanity: How to Cope and Survive Through A Hospital Admission.” Salinas is a geriatrician at the OU Physicians Family Medicine Center. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call the church at 341-3300.

OBU hosts convention leader

The Rev. Fred Luter Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will be guest speaker at chapel services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oklahoma Baptist University, 500 W University. Luter, senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, La., will speak on Psalm 119. He was elected SBC president in June, becoming the first black person to lead the denomination.

Wildewood Baptist plans musical

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