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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Preregister for the boot camp at Edmond Christian Church by calling 651-9534 or by contacting Nancy Bullard via email at email@example.com.
Blood pressure clinic is planned
EDMOND — 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.
Golf tourney is set
The Champion Fathers Tourney and Luncheon is set for 11 a.m. Sept. 16 at Willow Creek Golf and Country Club, 6501 S Country Club Drive. Phil Larson, a metro-area evangelist and director of the Community Transformation Initiative, said the event is a fundraiser for the faith-based effort which seeks to build strong relationships between fathers and their children. The event will include a four-person scramble/best ball tournament, lunch and an award reception after golfing. Special guests include Carey Casey, CEO of the National Center for Fathering, and U.S. Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City. Cost is $150 for individual golfers before Sept. 1 and $175 after Sept. 1. A group of four golfers will pay $600 before Sept. 1 and $700 after Sept. 1. For more information, call Larson at 388-8037 or go to www.fearlessfathers.org.
Coach shares message of hope
Sean Sutton, Oral Roberts University assistant men's basketball coach, spoke about his previous battle with prescription painkillers at the recent “Night of Hope” addiction and recovery event at Quail Springs Baptist Church, 14613 N May. “I figured I would be dead if I continued on the path that I was on,” Sutton told an audience of about 250 people. The event was sponsored by Lance Lang and his Hope is Alive ministry. The evening featured Sutton's talk as well as comments by others. Several recovery programs in the Oklahoma City metro also were showcased. Read more about the “Night of Hope” on the Religion & Values blog at newsok.com/blogs/religion-and-values.
From Staff Reports