Crossings breaks groundCrossings Christian School recently held a ground-breaking celebration for the construction of an upper school building on property adjacent to the school, 14400 N Port-land Ave. About $7.8 million has been raised in a capital campaign that began in spring 2008. The amount raised to date will allow construction to begin on a 60,000-square-foot facility featuring 27 classrooms, three science lecture rooms and two science labs. A broadcast media room, library facilities and spaces for art, music, band and orchestra also will be included in the project. Fundraising will continue to complete the school’s goal to build a commons area and gymnasium for the upper school and lower school multipurpose gym facilities and commons area. By completing the upper school building, Crossings will be able to accommodate students through 12th grade, with the first class graduating in 2012. For more information, go online to www.crossingsschool.org.
Kingdom hall open house setAn open house for a new Jehovah’s Witnesses kingdom hall at 9100 N Eastern is set for 10 a.m. today. The event will include tours of the building and light refreshments. The $1 million kingdom hall is a two-hall facility that houses four metro congregations. The hall was built in May by volunteers from Jehovah’s Witnesses congregations from across the state. NICHOLS HILLS
All Souls Day events SundayAll Souls’ Episcopal Church will celebrate All Souls Day with music from Mozart at 10 a.m. Sunday at 6400 N Pennsylvania. Guest preacher is the Rev. David Thurlow, rector of St. Matthias Church in Summerton, S.C. The church’s adult choir will be accompanied by orchestra. An All Souls Day Choral Evensong will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The choir will sing choral works by Dyson, Barnard, Parratt and Archer. For more information, call 842-1461. Norman
Forums offeredPhillips Theological Seminary, as part of a fall course titled "Christianity in the United States,” will sponsor two public forums from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday and Dec. 12 at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 220 S Webster. Before each session, a light supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. While there is no charge for the suppers or the presentations, a reservation is required for each evening. The Rev. John M. Imbler is the featured speaker at both events. The first forum, "Religion and Politics in the United States,” will explore some of the cultural factors that influence voting decisions. During the second forum, "Ecumenism and Interfaith Engagements,” Imbler will trace the development of ecumenism to interfaith engagements in the United States. Tuesday is the deadline to RSVP for Friday’s forum. Deadline to RSVP for the Dec. 12 forum is Nov. 9. To RSVP, call Linda Ford at (800) 843-4675 or e-mail email@example.com. Tulsa
‘State of Hate’ to be examinedThe Council for Holocaust Education will sponsor a program on "The State of Hate in America: 70 Years After Kristallnacht” at 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Schusterman Jewish Center Zarrow Campus, 2021 E 71st St. The program is free and open to the public. The featured speaker is Mark Potok, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project. Potok also is editor of the award-winning "Intelligence Report” magazine. The Council for Holocaust Education is funded by the Jewish Federation of Tulsa and the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art. Kristallnacht, or "the night of broken glass,” occurred Nov. 9, 1938, when thousands of synagogues and Jewish businesses and homes in Germany and Austria were damaged or destroyed, hundreds of Jews were killed and thousands more were sent to concentration camps, where many died. For more information, call (918) 495-1111.