Spanish classes scheduled
NORMAN — The opening ceremony for the spring series of classes for the Father Stanley Rother Hispanic Cultural Institute will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the parish center gymnasium at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 421 E Acres St.
The Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, will be keynote speaker for the institute's fifth anniversary. The public is invited to attend.
The institute offers Spanish language and cultural studies classes for members of the community from 7 to 9:30 p.m. each Tuesday. Enrollment for the spring classes will continue through Jan. 22. Cost is $25.
For more information or to register, call 321-8080 or go to http://hculturalinstitute.blogspot.com.
‘Night of Praise' set
SHAWNEE — Internationally known singer-songwriter Dennis Jernigan will lead a “Night of Praise” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Raley Chapel at Oklahoma Baptist University. The community is invited to join in this event set for students returning to the Shawnee campus.
Through Shepherd's Heart Music, Jernigan has written and released hundreds of songs, including well-known praise and worship songs.
Since 1993, he has sold more than 1 million recordings and he has witnessed the body of Christ sing several of his songs around the world, one of his most popular being, “You Are My All in All.”
Jernigan is a 1981 OBU alumnus and married to Melinda Hewitt, a 1981 alumna. They have nine children.
For more information about the Night of Praise, call the OBU Spiritual Life offices at 585-5700.
Speaker series continues
NORMAN — The Rev. Barbara Boyd will be guest speaker as part of United Church of Norman UCC's 2012-13 Speakers Series.
Boyd, director of outreach for the religious studies program at the University of Oklahoma, will present “The Progessive Sermon I Always Wanted to Preach” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the United Ministry Center, 1017 Elm Ave.
She is an ordained Presbyterian Church USA minister and director of the Middle Prairie Institute for Religion and Public Life.
The event is free and open to the public.
Singles event is planned
MOORE — Singles of First Baptist Church of Moore will present “Friday Night Live for Him” at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the church's atrium at 301 NE 27.
The Good News Brothers will be special guests. Recreation will be held after the service until 10 p.m. An optional dinner will be offered at 6:30 p.m. for $5.
For more information, call 793-2624 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writers plan meeting
EDMOND — OKC Christian Fiction Writers will host authors Linda Goodnight and Janet Lee Barton from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 19 at Mardel, 3300 S Boulevard.
They will be speaking about “Writing the Novella.”
With the rise of e-publishing, novellas have gained a new respect and a wider audience. Goodnight and Barton will discuss the art of writing a publishable novella, using published works as examples.
Goodnight's latest book “Rancher's Refuge” was released in December from Love Inspired. Barton's latest novel is “Somewhere to Call Home.”
For more information, go to http://okcchristianfictionwriters.com or email Erin Young at email@example.com.
SETTING IT STRAIGHT
Information concerning the “Fight Your Way to a Better Marriage” conference set for Jan. 18 was listed incorrectly in Saturday's Life section. The free conference will be at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 7201 W Britton Road. To register, go to www.bettermarriageOKC.com.