Oklahoma religion briefs for Aug. 24

Religion briefs for Aug. 24
Published: August 24, 2013
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IN BRIEF

Church hosts bridge dedication

A dedication ceremony for the Maestro Kenneth Kilgore Memorial Bridge will be at 5 p.m. Sunday on the south lawn at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5700 N Kelley. The Interstate 44 bridge over Kelley Avenue near NE 63 was officially named for Kilgore on July 1. The event will include a ribbon-cutting and balloon release as well as musical selections by the Ambassadors Concert Choir, which Kilgore founded in 1979. Kilgore also served as St. John's longtime minister of music and fine arts. State Rep. Mike Shelton, D-Oklahoma City, will speak. For more information, call 478-3344.

Churches offer exercises classes

Two metro-area churches will begin offering Body & Soul fitness classes beginning Monday. A five-week introductory dance blast/strength fusion class will be offered from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Oakdale Baptist Church, 10920 Sooner Road in Edmond. A five-week boot camp will be offered from 8 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Edmond Christian Church, 2800 E Danforth Road. Participants should bring water and a mat or towel. Preregister for the class at Oakdale Baptist by calling (918) 521-0561 or emailing epaige.newcomb@gmail.com. Preregister for the boot camp at Edmond Christian Church by calling 651-9534 or by contacting Nancy Bullard via email at lifestylecpt@gmail.com.

Blood pressure clinic is planned

A Blood Pressure and Prayer Clinic will be open at 10 a.m. Thursday and Sept. 5, 12 and 19 at First Baptist Church of Edmond, 1300 E 33rd St. The free clinic for senior adults will explore the effects of prayer on individuals with hypertension. Participants will be seen each week for four weeks. To participate, individuals may call Dr. Ron Cruse at 341-6227 and leave their name and a contact phone number.

Prayer bus tour plans metro visit

The “Pray for America Rally Tour,” commissioned by the National Day of Prayer Task Force, will visit First United Methodist Church of Oklahoma City from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 31. The church is at 131 NW 4. The tour began May 31 and includes 300 cities in 37 states over 100 days. The tour will bring a specially decorated tour bus with a group of authors and speakers aboard. They will distribute information about prayer and encourage individuals to pray for their communities. To learn more about the tour, call (719) 559-9574.

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