Church group to host job fair
The Oklahoma Southeast Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ is hosting its first job fair as part of its Urban Initiatives program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greater Gospel Kingdom, 3441 SW 25.
The job fair is being held in conjunction with the 67th annual Oklahoma State Church of God in Christ Holy Convocation. The public is invited to attend the job and career fair.
Those scheduled to provide information about employment or career opportunities will include: U.S. Postal Service, Volunteers of America, Buy For Less, Avon, Mid-America Christian University, Oklahoma City Community College and Arkansas Baptist University.
For more information, call Eddie Edison at (580) 695-3829 or the Oklahoma Southeast Jurisdiction office at 278-6956.
Event focus is on Christian apologetics
MOORE — Reclaiming America for Christ will present the eighth annual Reclaiming America for Christ Conference Friday and July 26 at First Baptist Church of Moore, 301 NE 27.
Reclaiming America for Christ is dedicated to restoring the principles upon which America was founded. The event, set for 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 26, will focus on Christian apologetics and Biblical world-view.
Speakers include Del Tackett, host of Focus on the Family’s “The Truth Project”; Frank Turek, author of “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist”; historian Brion McClanahan; state Rep. Dan Fisher, R-Yukon, who also is Trinity Baptist Church senior pastor; the Rev. Kevin Clarkson, pastor of First Baptist Church of Moore; and the Rev. Paul Blair, Reclaiming America for Christ director and senior pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond.
A private luncheon for pastors and spouses will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, also at First Baptist of Moore. In addition to Tackett and Turek, William Lane Craig, of Reasonable Faith, and Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, will address the lunchtime audience.
Conference admission is free. The pastor’s luncheon will be co-hosted by Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby. Lunch is free, but pastors must RSVP to attend.
For more information, call 796-7729 or go to www.RA4C.org.
Youth event is planned
The 10th annual Youth Awareness Program will be at 1 p.m. July 26 at New Zion Baptist Church, 1005 NE 28.
The event, sponsored by the Oklahoma Baptist State Convention Prison Ministry, will include guest speaker the Rev. Bertrain “Choo Choo” Bailey, of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas.
Music and food will be offered. For more information, call Donna K. Thompson at 209-6750.
Voice of the Martyrs conference set
The Voice of the Martyrs “I Commit” Regional Conference is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 2 at Our Lord’s Community Church, 11400 N Portland.
Speakers include Hormoz Shariat, Ph.D., founder of Iran Alive Ministries; Bob Fu, founder of China Aid Association; and Russell Stendal, whose story of being kidnapped while he was a missionary in Colombia in 1983 is chronicled in his book “Rescue the Captors.”
Doors open at 8 a.m. for registration and prayer. A break will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. and attendees are responsible for their own lunch.
The event is free. A love offering will be received.
To register, call (800) 747-0085 or go to www.vommeetings.com, or email name, phone number and number of people attending to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, call (877) 337-0302.
Group seeks award nominations
The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice is accepting nominations for the Oklahoma City Humanitarian Awards, honoring individuals and organizations that have promoted the OCCJ mission of achieving respect and understanding for all people through education, advocacy and dialogue.
The awards will be presented at a program set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at Oklahoma City University.
Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 3 at www.occjok.org.
“The Humanitarian Awards are designed to showcase the good work being done to promote respect and understanding among all cultures,” said Russ Florence, board chairman. “We strive to recognize people from all walks of life.”
OCCJ has been in Tulsa for more than 55 years and has expanded its programming into Oklahoma City. The organization’s vision is to eliminate bias, bigotry and racism in the state.
For more information, call Emily Dukes at (918) 583-1361.
FROM STAFF REPORTS