Numerous churches plan to host fall festivals and Halloween trick-or-treat alternative events.
The following such activities are free unless otherwise noted:
• Children and Youth Fall Festival featuring Truck-or-Treat, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5700 N Kelley, 478-3344.
• Trunk or Treat, 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, New Covenant United Methodist Church, 2700 S Boulevard, Edmond, 562-3200; www.newcov.tv.
• Trunks, Truth and Treats, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Portland Avenue Church athletic field, 1301 N Portland Avenue, 942-5539; www.portlandavenue.org.
• Light Up The Night With Jesus, 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Henderson Hills Baptist Church, 1200 E Interstate 35 Frontage Road, www.hhbc.com. Hot dog meal at 5 p.m. is $4.
• Festifall, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Putnam City Baptist Church, 11401 N Rockwell, 773-6900; www.pcbc-okc.org. Some food items will be sold.
Gungor collective set to perform
Gungor will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Sunday at Oklahoma Baptist University, 500 W University.
The concert will be in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
Gungor, described as a “liturgical post-rock musical collective,” released a new album “A Creation Liturgy” on Oct. 9. The group is led by singer-songwriter Michael Gungor.
General admission tickets are $15 per person. VIP tickets, which include a 6 p.m. question and answer session with the lead artist, are $25.
For tickets, go to www.itickets.com. For more information about Gungor, go to www.gungormusic.com.
‘unchristian' author to lecture
Gabe Lyons, who co-wrote the best-selling book, “unchristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity and Why It Matters,” will lead off the 2012 Intergenerational Faith Center Dialogues at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Oklahoma Christian University, 2501 E Memorial Road.
The lecture will be in OC's Judd Theatre.
Lyons and Barna Group President David Kinnaman, who spoke at last year's faith center dialogues, wrote “unchristian” based on original research about the pervasiveness of negative perceptions of Christians.
To attend, RSVP by calling 425-5370 or go to www.oc.edu/ifc.
Church plans arts festival
Wesley United Methodist Church will present the fourth annual Ruth Haddon Memorial Arts Festival will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 and 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at 1401 NW 25.
The festival, hosted by the Wesley Explorers, features Oklahoma artists. Paintings, prints, photography, American Indian art, glass pottery and jewelry will be featured. Handmade items from Liberia will also be sold. Admission is free.
For more information, call 525-3521.
Seminar to focus on trust
A free seminar titled “A Sacred Trust: Boundary Issues for Clergy and Spiritual Teachers” will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 at Integris Cancer Institute of Oklahoma, 5911 W Memorial Road.
The event from the FaithTrust Institute is being underwritten by Integris employees. It is designed to help clergy and spiritual teachers in recognizing boundary issues and learning how to address them. Local clergy leaders will participate in panel discussions throughout the day. A free lunch and workbook will be provided.
For more information, call 951-2277.
State Episcopalians plan meeting
The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma's 75th Diocesan Convention will be Thursday through Nov. 3 at the Reed Center, 5800 Will Rogers Road.
Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Several breakout sessions will be featured throughout the conference. A Choral Evensong will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, 127 NW 7, the convention's official host church.
For more information, go to www.episcopaloklahoma.org.