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Religion briefs for July 12.
Oklahoman Modified: July 11, 2014 at 2:58 pm •  Published: July 12, 2014


Amish School shooter’s mom to speak

Terri Roberts will speak on “Joy Through Adversity” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 7201 W Britton Road. Roberts’ son Charles Roberts, 32, took 10 Amish girls hostage in their one-room schoolhouse in October 2006 in rural Pennsylvania. Charles Roberts shot the students, killing five, before killing himself. Roberts’ presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call 722-2550.

Gospel singing planned

A gospel singing event is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Forest Hill Christian Church, 2121 N MacArthur. Groups set to perform include Chosen Quartet, Stable Rock Quartet, Harbor of Grace, Aiya Attaway, Curtis and Waymond, Bobby “D,” Anita Walker and The Williamsons.

Cuba Caravan to stop at peace house

A national organization working to end the U.S. embargo against Cuba will offer a public presentation at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Cocina de Mino restaurant, 6022 S Western. Pastors For Peace, based in New York City, sponsors annual caravans to Cuba. Groups of six to eight people travel together through the United States, doing public presentations on the way. The groups link up near San Antonio, to proceed through Mexico and fly on to Cuba. The presentation is free, although attendees may buy their dinner at the restaurant. For more information, call 524-5577.

Shelter seeks school supplies

City Rescue Mission will host a Back-to-School Bash for families participating in the shelter’s Bridge to Life program. City Rescue Mission is asking the community to donate clothing and school supplies. Donations must be dropped off at the shelter’s main entrance by July 23. Donations of gift cards to Walmart, Target, Old Navy and J.C. Penny also will be accepted.

Uniform clothing needed includes: long- and short-sleeved red, blue or white polo shirts for girls and boys; khaki-colored pants, slacks and shorts for girls and boys; and khaki-colored skirts and skorts for girls.

Documentary airs at theater

“Where Was God?,” an Oklahoma documentary, is showing at AMC Quail Springs Theater through July 17. The film explores the role of faith and hope in overcoming life’s storms through the eyes of survivors of the tornadoes in Moore and Joplin, Mo.

“We are very excited to continue spreading this film throughout Oklahoma, especially in the Edmond and north Oklahoma City areas,” said the Rev. Steven Earp, the film’s executive producer and lead pastor at Elevate Church in Moore.

“Where Was God?” premiered at the Warren Theatres in Moore for the one-year anniversary of May 2013 tornadoes. “Where Was God?” is a Behold Motion Pictures film in association with Elevate Faith Productions. The film was also produced by Brian Cates and directed by Travis Palmer. For more information, show times and tickets, go to