Ministries plan vision exams, eyeglasses giveaway
West Tenth Baptist Church, in partnership with Feed The Children and other organizations, will provide free eye exams and glasses for those in need from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 6732 NW 10. The event is free, and no income verification is required. Organizers said several ministry partners have come together to make the event possible. The goal is to provide free eyeglasses to more than 300 people by the end of the day.
Visitors are encouraged to arrive early. For more information, call the church at 789-3335 or email email@example.com.
Baha'i center plans celebration
for World Religion Day
EDMOND — Edmond Baha'is will host the annual World Religion Day celebration at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Edmond Baha'i Center, 321 E Campbell Drive, just west of the University of Central Oklahoma clock tower. Representatives from various religions will participate and offer prayers. The program also will include sacred writings of the world's religions and live music by the Unity Ensemble of Oklahoma City. The program will be about 90 minutes, with a reception afterward.
The purpose of World Religion Day is to call attention to the harmony of spiritual principles and the oneness of the world's religions, and to emphasize that understanding among the world's religions is the motivating force for world unity.
For more information, call 348-9992 or go to www.edmondbahai.org.
‘Muslim Journeys' will be focus of state book discussion series
The “Let's Talk About It Oklahoma” book discussion series at Oklahoma City University returns with the theme “Muslim Journeys: American Stories.” The opening discussion on the book “Prince Among Slaves” by Terry Alford will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Walker Center Room 151 at OCU, 2501 N Blackwelder. The discussion series is made possible through a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council with funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities as part of its We the People initiative promoting scholarship, teaching and learning about American history and culture. At each session in the five-part series, a humanities scholar makes a presentation on the book in the context of the theme. Small group discussions follow with experienced discussion leaders. At the end, all participants come together for a brief wrap-up.
Other dates, themes and books included in the series are: Jan. 28, “The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States,” edited by Edward E. Curtis; Feb. 11, “Acts of Faith,” by Eboo Patel; Feb. 25, “Quiet Revolution,” by Leila Ahmed; and March 11, “The Butterfly Mosque,” by G. Willow Wilson.
Those interested in participating are encouraged to preregister and borrow the reading selections and theme brochure by calling Harbour Winn at 208-5472, emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting room 211 or 207 of OCU's Dulaney-Browne Library.
Book signing event is planned
Musician Kyle Dillingham and Bank2 President and CEO Ross Alan Hill will be part of book signing event set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quail Creek Golf & Country Club, 3501 Quail Creek Road. Hill will sign copies of his new book “Broken Pieces: Nothing Is Wasted.”
Inspiration for Hill's book came, in part, from Dillingham's musical story of brokenness, “Broken Beyond Repair.” In addition to the paperback version, a limited edition of 100 hand-numbered and signed hardback copies of Hill's book will be available for $100 each, with all proceeds to be donated to Water4, a local nonprofit whose mission is to create jobs to eradicate the world's water crisis.
Dillingham will provide entertainment at the free event. Dress is business casual, and light refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP, email email@example.com.
Christian writers to meet
EDMOND — OKC Christian Fiction Writers will host author Robin Patchen from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 18 at Mardel, 3300 S Boulevard.
Patchen will speak on “Marketing Your Novel.” His second novel, “Faith House,” was released in November 2013 with White Rose Publishing.
The OKC Christian Fiction Writers group meets the third Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Edmond Mardel. For more information, email Susan Johnson at OCFWchapter@gmail.com or go to http://okcchristianfictionwriters.com.
FROM STAFF REPORTS