Churches host King holiday events
Houses of worship will be the host site of programs celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is Monday.
The annual Martin Luther King Program at St. John Missionary Baptist Church is set for 3 p.m. Sunday at the church, 5700 N Kelley.
The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Cross Cultural Program will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at Temple B'nai Israel, 4901 N Pennsylvania.
Concert will raise scholarship funds
A benefit concert for the Father Roberto Quant Scholarship Fund will be at 7 p.m. Friday at St. James the Greater Catholic Church, 4201 S McKinley.
The event, called “Music Heals the Heart,” was rescheduled from Dec. 6 due to inclement weather.
Organizers said the scholarship fund is a way to honor the Rev. Roberto Quant, 52, who was serving as priest of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2706 S Shartel, when he died in May 2013.
Tickets are $10.
For more information, call Joana Camacho, principal of Sacred Heart School, at 634-5673.
‘Night of Praise' is offered
Don Wyrtzen, songwriter and arranger, will present a “Night of Praise” concert at 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 7201 W Britton Road.
The free community concert is open to the public.
Wyrtzen also will perform and speak in worship services at 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the church that day.
For more information, call 722-2550 or go to www.mbcokc.com.
Sweetheart ball to feature jazz musician
MIDWEST CITY — Divine Wisdom Worship Center will present “An Evening with Jeffery Smith” for its second annual Sweetheart Ball.
Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the church, 8320 NE 10, followed by performances by the jazz recording artist.
“Our church is sponsoring this evening of entertainment not only for our church but for the surrounding communities,” said the Rev. Theodis Manning, Divine Wisdom's pastor. “This is an opportunity for couples and singles to enjoy an evening out with a well-known jazz artist without paying the well-known artist price.”
Cost for the evening of dinner and dancing is $30 per couple or $20 per person. Child care will be available for $15 per child or $25 for two children.
For tickets or more information, call Kim Hubbard at 408-7025 or Divine Wisdom Worship Center at 455-2139. To make child care reservations, call 474-4220.
FROM STAFF REPORTS