Church will open new sanctuary
EDMOND — A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new sanctuary at Acts 2 United Methodist Church will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at 4848 W Covell Road.
The Rev. Mark Foster, the church’s founder and senior pastor, said Sunday’s service in the new worship center will mark the first time the congregation has worshipped together at one service since the church opened its first sanctuary in July 2006.
Recently, the church had been holding four services to make room for new families moving to the Edmond, Deer Creek and northwest Oklahoma City area. The new 500-seat sanctuary doubles the worship space, Foster said.
He said the church will offer services at 6:30 p.m. each Friday and 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. each Sunday, beginning next week.
For more information, go to www.acts2umc.org.
Gospel singing is planned
DEL CITY — The Del City Gospel Singing will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at Del City First Church of the Nazarene, 4701 SE 26. Randall Garland and the Forgiven Quartet will be guest singers. There is no admission charge. A love offering will be received. For more information, call 677-2330.
Pastor to serve national office
The Rev. Jesse Jackson Jr., senior minister of Sixth Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), was recently elected to serve as president of the National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
The national convocation was created in 1969 as a forum for the discussion of black church life within the context of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and to work toward racial inclusiveness within the denomination.
Jackson was elected to the national office at the convocation’s gathering in Columbus, Ohio, which ends Sunday. The national convocation group held its biennial session in Oklahoma City in 2010.
Vacation Bible school
Vacation Bible school, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Edmond First Church of the Nazarene, 3001 S Boulevard, Edmond. Geared for children age 4 through sixth grade. Information: 341-0127 or www.efnaz.org.
“Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love Is One of a Kind,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Geared for children 3 years old through sixth grade. Chisholm Creek Baptist Church, 17600 N Western. Information: www.ccrbc.org.
“Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build With God,” 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4-7, Southern Hills Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 3207 S Blvd., Edmond. Geared for children 4 years old through fifth grade. Information: 341-0766 or www.southernhillschristian.org.
Contemporary Christian concerts
The following concerts are scheduled in the metro and around the state:
Gaither Homecoming Tour, 6 p.m. Aug. 2, Mabee Center, 7777 S Lewis, Tulsa. Tickets: $26-$35. Information: www.mabeecenter.com.
Newsboys featuring Andy Mineo, Aug. 9, Frontier City Amusement Park, 11501 N Interstate 35 Service Road. Free with park admission. Information: www.frontiercity.com.
Matthew West performing at the Women of Faith Conference, Aug. 9, Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens. Information. www.womenoffaith.com.
“Air1 Positive Hits Tour” featuring Jamie Grace, Royal Tailor, Rapture Ruckus, OBB, Moriah Peters and Jonathan Thulin, 7 p.m. Aug. 17, Trinity Baptist Church, 620 N Cemetery Road, Yukon. Tickets are $12-$25. Information: (800) 965-9324 or www.itickets.com.
Hillsong Worship’s “No Other Name” tour, 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Mabee Center, 7777 S Lewis, Tulsa. Tickets: $23-$42. Information: www.mabeecenter.com.
FROM STAFF REPORTS