Oklahoma religion news and events

Oklahoma religion news and events.
From Staff Reports Published: August 25, 2012


Gospel singing event is set

The Oklahoma United Gospel Music Association's Fourth Saturday Singing will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Oklahoma City First Church of the Nazarene, 4400 Northwest Expressway.

Featured guests will be For His Purpose and Delivered 24/7.

For more information, call 324-2144.

Church plans youth center

— St. Andrew Catholic Church plans a groundbreaking ceremony for a new youth center at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The 10,000-square-foot building will be on the south side of the church's existing complex at 800 NW 5. The youth center will have a recreational area, learning centers for junior high and high school students, a youth ministry office and a chapel.

The Rev. Jack Feehily, parish pastor, said the youth center is expected to be finished by late spring 2013.

The church is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Feehily said “just under a thousand families” are members of the parish.

Church will launch programs, water balloons

— Destiny Christian Center's youth group and newly launching college group Elevate are partnering to try to break the Guinness World Record for a water balloon fight at 4 p.m. Saturday at the church, 3801 SE 29.

Youth Pastor Chris Neisent contacted the Guinness organization and has been approved to attempt to break the world record of 8,957 people involved in the event. All ages are invited to attend and bring filled water balloons.

“We are looking for close to 10,000 people to show up in order to break the world record,” Neisent said. “It sounds like a major challenge, but that's just what I want to give to our youth today — an incredible goal to work towards.”

Neisent said he talked with college and university leaders in the metro area to partner with them in providing an opportunity for fun activities and character-development for college-age students through the new Elevate group at Destiny Christian Center. The group is targeted toward people ages 18-25, a point at which many are out on their own for the first time, Neisent said.

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