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Religion brief for Dec. 7
Published: December 7, 2013


‘Messiah' performance is planned

— “Messiah” by G.F. Handel will be performed by the Edmond Community Chorale at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Edmond North High School auditorium, 215 W Danforth Road. Karl Nelson, artistic director of the chorale and director of choral studies at the University of Central Oklahoma, will conduct. The chorale will be joined by UCO's concert chorale, Cantilena Women's Chorus and a chamber orchestra. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for senior adults and non-UCO students and $5 for UCO students.

Church set to break ground

on community center-clinic

A groundbreaking and dedication ceremony for the new Crossings Community Center and Clinic will be from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 10255 N Pennsylvania. The event will include representatives from the community center and clinic, as well as Crossings, Butterfield Foundation, Delta Dental and other supporters. A grant from the Butterfield Foundation in recognition of the care provided by the clinic opened the doors to the construction of a new building for the community center and clinic — and launched the One Capital Campaign at Crossings to raise the additional funds needed for the project. For more information, call 755-2227 or go to

Holiday service is offered

The Circle 18 Mission Group at Tabernacle Baptist Church will host the annual Candle Light Service at 6 p.m. Sunday at 1829 NE 36. The service has been a holiday tradition for the last 15 years, and several metro-area musicians will participate. The evening also will feature a performance of Christmas songs by youths with A Rainbow Arts Academy. The public is invited to the semiformal event. A reception will follow.

Church offers Christmas musical

— “Celebrate Jesus!,” a production marking the birth of Jesus through music, story and song, is set for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Hope Seventh-day Adventist Fellowship Church, 1426 NE 12. In its third year, the musical has grown to include performers from churches throughout the metro area, including Norman, Moore, Edmond and Oklahoma City. Admission is free. A light reception will be held afterward. For more information, call 799-2220.

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