Concert series continues
Flute music will be featured during the next First Tuesday@First Lutheran concert set for noon Tuesday at First Lutheran Church of Oklahoma City, 1300 N Robinson.
Sacred and secular holiday music will be performed by the Oklahoma City University Flute Choir, directed by Parthen Owens.
The concert and parking are free.
For more information, call 235-1013.
Church plans Advent services
MIDWEST CITY — A series of Taize Prayer Services will be held at St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church beginning Thursday. Each service will begin at 6 p.m. at the church, 1107 Felix Place.
Prayer services also will be offered Dec. 13 and 20.
Parking is available in the east parking lot across the street from the church entrance. The public is invited for prayer, reflection and song during the Advent season.
For more information, call 737-4476.
Buddhist talks are planned
A Buddhist leader will teach several Buddhism sessions in the metro area.
Kelsang Namdrol, an American Buddhist nun and resident teacher of Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center in Wichita, Kan., will present a “A Web of Kindness” seminar from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at M+Yoga Studio, 7632 N Western in Nichols Hills.
The meditation and Buddhist thought class will focus on developing a heart of appreciation and joy. Cost is $10.
Namdrol also will give a free lecture on “How to Solve Our Human Problems” from 11 a.m. to noon Dec. 8 at Full Circle Books, 50 Penn Place.
The talk is based on the four noble truths by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
For more information, go to www.meditationinoklahoma.org.
Church to offer holiday lunch
TULSA — The annual Lebanese Christmas Lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at St. Therese Maronite Catholic Church, 8315 S 107 E Ave.
The menu will feature traditional Lebanese food. Bake sale items will be available, and Santa Claus will bring gifts for the children.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.
For tickets, call Jackie Abraham at (918) 627-0271.
The Rev. Thomas R. Jewell, regional pastor of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oklahoma, recently announced his retirement.
He began his 20th year of regional church ministry on Aug. 1. Jewell said he will retire Dec. 31.
A special celebration for Jewell was held Nov. 17 at Southern Hills Christian Church in Edmond. The Rev. Sharon E. Watkins, general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, was guest speaker at the worship service and program.
Church leaders said by Jan. 1 they hope to appoint a transitional minister, who will serve in the interim until another regional pastor is selected.
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