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Religion briefs for June 14.
Oklahoman Published: June 14, 2014


Church sponsors health fair

“For the Health of It,” a free health clinic featuring forums on nutrition, mental health, stress management and emotional wellness will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Edmond Seventh-day Adventist Church, 13812 Scott St., north of Memorial Road between Bryant and Coltrane. For more information, call 478-4401.

Music minister to bid farewell

Metropolitan Baptist Church will host a special service honoring longtime music minister Paul Purifoy at 6 p.m. Sunday at 7201 W Britton Road.

The Rev. Randy Faulkner said Purifoy is departing Metropolitan Baptist to become minister to senior adults at First Baptist Church of Owasso.

Purifoy is well known in Oklahoma City, having served as music minister for 11 years at Northwest Baptist with the Rev. Anthony Jordan when Jordan was senior pastor of that church, and at Village Baptist Church for several years before that, Faulkner said. For more information, call 722-2550.

Christian fiction writers to hear author discuss characters

OKC Christian Fiction Writers will host author Rene Gutteridge from 1 to 3 p.m. June 21 at Mardel, 3300 S Boulevard. Gutteridge will speak on the topic “Character Development in Fiction.” Her latest novel, “Just Eighteen Years,” was released March 21. For more information, go to or email Susan Crawford at

Wesley sets outreach events

An evening of entertainment and a blessing of the animals are among the summer outreach programs planned at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1401 NW 25. A family-friendly event called Opportunities Pertaining to the Entire Neighborhood — More in Community, also known as OPEN MIC, will be from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday at the church. Community residents are invited to visit and offer a song, play an instrument, tell jokes or stories, juggle, perform in a band or some other talent. To register to participate, call 525-3521 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The first 20 people to call and register will be scheduled to perform. Wesley also is planning OPEN MIC events from 8 to 10 p.m. July 18 and Aug. 15.

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