Women’s ministry to host services
Anointed Sister Acts will host worship services at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Anointed Acts, 1733 NW 38. Anointed Sister Acts is a ministry of Anointed Acts. Keynote speaker is Daisy McGrew. For more information, call 771-5833.
Church offers fall carnival
MIDWEST CITY — A Fall Children’s Carnival is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Country Estates Baptist Church, 1000 S Midwest Blvd. The event will include food such as hot dogs, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn and lemonade. Games, prizes, an inflatable slide and moon bounces also will be featured. Two bicycles will be given away at the carnival’s end. For more information, call 732-2201.
Gospel singing to mark anniversary
DEL CITY — The Del City Gospel Singing will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Del City First Church of the Nazarene, 4701 SE 26. Special singers will be Randy Mullino, His Call, from Texas, and Lineage of David, from Missouri. Admission is free. A love offering will be received. The event will be a celebration of the pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Vera Radley, the host church’s senior pastor. His Call will perform at the church’s 10:45 a.m. worship service on Sept. 7. For more information call 677-2330.
Beth Moore simulcast is set
CHOCTAW — A Beth Moore Living Proof Live Simulcast event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13 at First Baptist Church of Choctaw, 2700 N Main. The Living Proof event will include several simulcast Bible teaching sessions with popular Bible teacher Moore, along with worship led by Travis Cottrell. Cost is $15, which includes lunch if paid by Sept. 7. Admission will be $20 at the door. For more information, go to fbcchoctaw.org/event/beth-moore.
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Catholic bishops mark Civil Rights anniversary
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee on African-American Affairs will release a series of resources to highlight the achievements of the civil rights era and its connections to the Catholic Church.
Over the next year, resources will highlight the Mississippi Freedom Summer (June to August 1964); the Civil Rights Act (July 1964); the March from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama (March 1965); and the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act in August 2015.
The resources are aimed at helping to promote dialogue among parishes, schools, Catholic groups and others by examining how these events helped pave the way to the current multicultural relations. The project also aims to promote dialogue among generations on the meaning of the historic legacy with a look toward the future and to highlight the participation of the Catholic Church and Catholic leaders during such historic and challenging times.
Resources will include a series of blog posts, including one by Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory; historical references of the civil rights movement; suggestions about activities that parishes, schools and ministry groups can organize to mark the anniversaries; a calendar of diocesan events, prayer and catechetical resources; video clips; and practical ideas for engaging the Catholic community this year and in 2015.
These resources can be accessed at www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/cultural-diversity/african-american/african-american-affairs-50th-anniversary-initiative.cfm.
The blogs can be accessed at: http://usccbmedia.blogspot.com.