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Religion briefs for March 22
Oklahoman Modified: March 21, 2014 at 3:08 pm •  Published: March 22, 2014


Former NFL athlete to speak

David Klingler of Dallas Theological Seminary will speak at the Spring Bible Conference set for March 30 at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 7201 W Britton Road. Klingler is a former Heisman candidate and NFL quarterback. He will speak at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. His topic will be “John 3:16 Through the Old Testament.” At 9:45 a.m., Klingler will tell about his NFL career and his current ministry. The free conference is open to the public. For more information, call 722-2550 or go to

Old-fashioned revival planned

A revival with the theme “Time of Renewal” will be held March 30 through April 1 at Hillcrest Christian Church, 1501 SW 59. Sessions will be at 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 30. The March 30 session will feature the Rev. Richard Cox and music provided by New Seasons. On March 31, the event will be feature the Rev. Dean Phelps, regional minister for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The Rev. Jesse Jackson, pastor of Sixth Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), will be guest preacher April 1, with music provided by the Wildewood Christian Church Choir.

Stephen Ministry workshop is set

A Stephen Ministry introductory workshop is set for April 5 at New Covenant United Methodist Church, 2700 S Boulevard. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Refreshments will be served. The workshop consists of three sessions designed to enhance participants’ caregiving skills and to help congregations find new ways to expand their caring ministry. The workshop is sponsored by Stephen Ministries, a Christian training program based in St. Louis, Mo., that has provided congregations training and resources for Christian caregiving for more than 30 years. Workshop cost is $15 per person or $50 for a group of four or more from the same congregation. To register, call Stephen Ministries at (314) 428-2600, New Covenant at 562-3200 or register online at


Quiet day planned

The Episcopal Church Women will sponsor Lenten Quiet Day for men and women from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 2 at All Souls’ Episcopal Church, 6400 N Pennsylvania. The Rev. Victor Lee Austin, Ph.D., will be guest presenter. He is theologian in residence at St. Thomas Church-Fifth Avenue in New York City. A priest-scholar, his background is in both the parish ministry and the academic world. He is an Oklahoma native, and his parents reside in Woodward. The theme of the Lenten event is “Sick People in the Bible.” Participants will read Bible passages from the Old and New Testaments, and Austin will expound on these passages in his meditations and suggest questions for personal reflection and meditation in the silent times. The day will begin with morning prayer at 8:30 a.m. The first address will be at 9:15 a.m., and Holy Communion will be at 10 a.m. The second address will be at 11 a.m., and the third address will be at 1:15 p.m. Angelus and noonday prayers will be at noon, followed by lunch. Closing prayers will be at 2:30 p.m. For lunch, RSVP to the church by March 31. For more information, call 842-1461.

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