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Oklahoma religion news in brief for Aug. 9.
Oklahoman Published: August 9, 2014


People’s Church expands west

The grand opening for the People’s Church Northwest Oklahoma City campus is set for Sunday at 8512 Northwest Expressway. Michele Morris, the church’s creative director, said this will be People’s Church’s second satellite site. People’s Church’s main campus is at 800 E Britton Road, and its first satellite, People’s Church Midwest City, is at 351 N Air Depot. Morris said the new satellite is in the former Express Event Center, which the church renovated. Worship will be at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Sundays. Several outreach activities are planned after worship experiences in August. A kids’ carnival featuring rides, face painting and inflatables will be Aug. 17, and pony rides, inflatables and animals from the Extreme Animals mobile zoo will be featured Aug. 24. A free cookout with hotdogs and hamburgers will be Aug. 31. For more information, go to

Spiritual growth is Conference Goal

A Children, Youth, Young Adult and Mid-Lifers Spiritual Growth and Development Conference will be offered Thursday through Aug. 17 at Fairview Baptist Church, 1700 NE 7. The free event’s theme will be “Are You About That Life,” based on Acts 2:42-47. Each age group will attend a variety of sessions. Activities will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, with a family fun event called “The Kick Back” planned for 9 p.m. to midnight Friday. A session for children and youth workers and other leaders will be at 9 a.m. Aug. 16, and the conference will conclude with worship services Aug. 17. Preregistration is encouraged. For more information, call the Rev. Derrick Walter at 816-1960 or go to

Buddhist will lead meditation class

A “Simply Meditate” class is set for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at This Pose Yoga, 7632 N Western. It will be taught by Kelsang Namdrol, an American Buddhist nun and resident teacher of Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center in Kansas. She will teach basic meditation techniques and how to develop a regular meditation practice. Cost is $12. For more information, go to

Recording artist to perform

— Travis Cottrell, two-time Dove Award-winning recording artist, will perform and speak Friday and Aug. 16 at First Baptist Church of Moore, 201 NE 27. Cottrell will lead a Night of Praise at 7 p.m. Friday. On Aug. 16, he will speak about “Love, Love and Ministry” at an event geared toward worship leaders and worship ministry members set for 9 a.m. to noon; a continental breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. Cottrell is perhaps best known as a worship leader for the Beth Moore “Living Proof” conferences. Tickets, from $18 to $50, are available at LifeWay Christian Bookstore, 3621 Northwest Expressay; Mardel, 3300 S Boulevard, Edmond; Mardel, 1420 W Interstate 40; and the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s worship/music ministry office, 3800 N May; and online at To learn more, call the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s worship/music ministry department at 942-3000.

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