Church plans anniversary event
First Christian Church of Oklahoma City will celebrate its 124th anniversary at 10 a.m. Sunday on the church lawn, 3700 N Walker.
Campfire coffee will be served and the worship service in the Land Run tradition will begin at 10:30. The Rev. John Malget will be impersonating a Disciple minister who served in the Southwest a few years before the Land Run of April 1889.
A lunch of stew and biscuits will be served from a chuck wagon. A pie-making contest also will be held.
The public is welcome to join the celebration.
For more information, contact the Rev. Jeff Hamilton at 525-6551 or email Hamilton.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer for rain event is set
A Call for Interfaith Days of Prayer for Rain and Water Stewardship will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the state Capitol.
Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb will join the Oklahoma Conservation Districts, Oklahoma Conference of Churches and Whole Creation Community in calling for faith-based action.
Interfaith leaders from across the state will join together on the second floor rotunda to call for statewide prayer dates on May 1, June 26 and Sept. 18 and encourage all Oklahomans to participate. For more information, contact Clay Pope at 699-2087 or email email@example.com.
Baptist plan men's conference
The 2013 Rewired State Men's Retreat will be Friday and April 27 at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center near Davis.
“Fight for Biblical Manhood” is the theme of the event, hosted by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.
Organizers said “Rewired” has something for boys 13 and older and men of all ages, with more than a dozen venues focusing on family, manhood, the workplace, finances, gaming, fathering, leadership, motorcycles, fishing, hunting, the ever-popular cowboy camp and a special emphasis this year on sexual purity.
The Friday main event will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and will specifically address purity.
Registration for “Rewired” is $70 ($60 for ages 13-18).
For registration, call 942-3000, Ext. 4634, or go to www.menrewired.com.
Ordination service is planned
First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City will celebrate the ordination of intern minister Cathey Edwards at 4 p.m. April 28 at 600 NW 13.
Beverly McLarry, music director and composer in residence, has composed an anthem for the occasion called “Oneness with the spirit” that will be sung. A reception will follow.
Edwards received her Master of Divinity degree from Phillips Theological Seminary in 2011. Since then, she has been making the trip down Interstate 44 several times a week to serve in a preliminary fellowship role with First Unitarian-Oklahoma City.
After her ordination, Edwards will return to Tulsa where she resides with her husband, Joe Perrault and children.
Movie focuses on malaria battle
Throw a party to save lives. That's the message the United Methodist Church is sharing in preparation for World Malaria Day on Thursday.
Advocates for the “Imagine No Malaria” campaign will host screening parties of HBO's new movie “Mary and Martha” starring Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank and Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn. The movie follows the journey of two women who meet in Africa and work to raise awareness of malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that claims a life every 60 seconds.
Anyone can download the “Imagine No Malaria” movie-watch party kit to get exclusive invitations, event planning tips, themed recipes, easy instructions for making mosquito costumes, fun activities for children, information about the fight against malaria and other resources.
“Mary and Martha” premieres at 7 p.m. Saturday on HBO. It is also scheduled to air on Sunday and Tuesday. Following the parties, watchers can join the cause and donate to “Imagine No Malaria” by texting “‘MOM” to 27722. All donations go to fighting the disease in Africa.
For more information, go to imaginenomalaria.org/maryandmarthapr.