Church plans events
Several holiday activities are planned at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1829 NE 36.
A Christmas Celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Organizers said visitors are encouraged to bring their cameras and camcorders to take pictures with Santa Claus.
A Christmas program sponsored by the church's Sunday school department will be at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Community concert is Saturday
There is still time to get tickets for the free Christmas concert planned by Oklahoma members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“Joy to the World: A Musical Christmas Celebration,” is a choral and orchestra concert set for 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker Ave.
While the concert is free, general admission tickets are required. Tickets may be obtained by calling 548-5530. Tickets are for ages 8 and older. Ten minutes before each performance, remaining empty seats will be offered to standby patrons.
The concert will also be aired on KSBI 52 at the following times: 6 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. Monday, and 1 p.m. Tuesday.
For more information, go to www.joytotheworld2012.com.
Holiday service is offered
The 50th annual “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” will be presented at 9:15 and 11 a.m. Sunday at All Souls' Episcopal Church, 6400 N Pennsylvania.
The adult choir with Master singers, teen choir and orchestra and readers will tell the story of redemption through readings and carols.
For more information, call 842-1461.
Church plans special activities
Special activities are planned during Christmas Eve services at St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 14700 N May.
A children's pageant will be part of the 5 p.m. Monday service, with Canon Jose McLoughlin presiding and St. Augustine's rector the Rev. Joseph Alsay delivering the homily. A birthday party for Jesus will be held afterward.
The 10 p.m. service will be a traditional candlelight service with a string trio and brass ensemble. Bishop Stephen Charleston will preside at the service, with Alsay giving the homily. A Champagne and chocolate reception will be held after the 10 p.m. service.
For more information, call 751-7874.
ORU students host parties
TULSA — Oral Roberts University students hosted Christmas parties for eight Tulsa charities this holiday season. Students brought a moment of joy to underprivileged children, seniors with Alzheimer's disease and the homeless, as a part of ORU's weekly outreach programs.
“Christmas is a time where many families and children need to be reminded of the hope we have in Jesus Christ,” ORU director for missions and outreach Bobby Parks said.
At New Hope center for children, students decorated for Christmas and delivered a homemade dinner, led caroling, cookie decorating and set up an ornament decorating station, so children could take home presents to family members. At the Children's Medical Network, students brought Santa Claus with them to visit. At the Tulsa Day Center for the homeless, students put on an international Christmas festival. ORU international students also got involved with the festival.
The students also visited the Laura Dester Home for abused and neglected children, Cypress Springs Alzheimer's care facility, the Salvation Army Center for Hope and Elevate Dance studio.
‘Christmas Stories: Repeat the Sounding Joy' by Jason Gray (Centricity Records). From the record label: Recording artist Jason Gray's “Christmas Stories” album presents a deeper story celebrating the birth of Christ, while focusing on the details inside the Christmas narrative.