Blessing of the animals offered
EDMOND — To commemorate St. Francis of Assisi Day, a Blessing of the Animals service will be offered at 4 p.m. Sunday at Good Shepherd Anglican Church, 1000 N Broadway. Pets also are invited to the church's 8 and 10 a.m. services that day to receive a blessing at the altar. Cats should be in a pet carrier and dogs on a leash.
Car show, concert are planned
DEL CITY — The annual Del City First Church of the Nazarene Car Show is set for Sunday at the church, 4701 SE 26. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the show is at 10 a.m. A worship service will be at 11 a.m. with guest singers New Day. A free lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs will be at noon, and car show trophies will be presented at 2 p.m.
Also ... The church is helping to sponsor Ivan Parker and Made by His Mercy in concert at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Del City High School, 1900 S Sunnylane. Tickets are $20 for reserved seating, $15 for general admission and $10 for balcony seating. For more information, call 677-2330 or go to www.delcitynazarene.com.
OC lecture series starts Sunday
The 63rd Oklahoma Christian University Lectureship beginning Sunday will feature keynote speakers, classes on a variety of topics and a Women's Day program featuring Missy Robertson from A&E's “Duck Dynasty.” The events continue through Tuesday at OC, 2501 E Memorial Road. Admission is free for all sessions except “She Speaks: A Dinner With Missy Robertson,” which is sold out. This year's lectureship theme is based on Matthew 16:18. For the schedule and more information, go to www.oc.edu/lectureship.
Theology of hospitality is topic
NORMAN — The Rev. Yvette Flunder will present a free lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, 1801 W Brooks. The lecture is presented by United Church of Norman UCC. Flunder, founder of an inner-city congregation called City of Refuge UCC in San Francisco, will speak on the topic “My Mama's Kitchen: A Theology of Relentless Hospitality.” Widely known for her outreach to the HIV/AIDS community, she is a trustee and adjunct professor at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Calif. For more information, email email@example.com.
Historian, activist set to speak
The Oklahoma Center of Conscience is hosting a talk and book signing with oral historian-activist Rosalie Riegle at 7 p.m. Thursday at Joy Mennonite Church, 504 NE 16. Riegle is author of “Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak Out for Peace” and “Doing Time for Peace: Resistance, Family and Community.” The books are oral histories of nonviolent resisters, their communities and the families that support them. Riegle's presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call Rena Guay at 598-7362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Native Oklahoman to perform
Erin McCracken, a native Oklahoman, will be featured performer in “A Night on the Town” at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 19 at New Covenant Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 12000 N Rockwell. The event is a fundraiser for the church's ongoing ministries. Concert tickets are $30 per person. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. For tickets, call 659-9945.
Writers group to host workshop
Author, editor and literary agent Karen Ball will speak at a fiction workshop set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at Memorial Road Church of Christ, 2221 E Memorial Road. This workshop is presented by the OKC Christian Fiction Writers, a local chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers. After 30 years working in publishing houses including Tyndale, Multnomah, Zondervan and B&H Publishing Group, Ball is now a literary agent with the Steve Laube Literary Agency. The event is co-sponsored by Writers of Inspirational Novels. Registration is $50 in advance and $60 at the door. To register, go online to okcchristianfictionwriters.com.
From staff reports