Bible seminar is planned
A Bible study seminar about “The Seven Churches of Revelation” will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Olivet Baptist Church, 1201 NW 10.
The free seminar will be presented by Doug Miller, host of the Bott Radio Network Bible study program “Dialogue.” Miller, a former university professor of philosophy and ethics, is a teacher at Edmond Gospel Chapel and the author of several Bible commentaries.
Registration is not required.
For more information, call 535-9089.
Women plan annual gathering
The Progressive Oklahoma Baptist State Convention's women's department will host a “Night In White” gospel play at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5700 N Kelley.
The play features members of the convention's 19 church congregations.
The annual “Night In White” has been an anchor program for the women's department for 35 years. It is called “Night In White” because all women are encouraged to wear white for the evening.
For more information, go to www.pobsc.org.
Church to opens doors for marathon-related outreach
First Methodist Church of Oklahoma City will once again host its Second Wind Marathon Outreach in conjunction with the Oklahoma Memorial Marathon set for Sunday in downtown Oklahoma City.
Because of its location, First Church-Oklahoma City at 131 NW 4, is unable to have normal Sunday morning worship services on race day. So rather than keeping its doors closed on this notable morning, in 2005 the church decided to open its doors with its Second Wind outreach.
As part of the outreach, an evening worship service called “Blessing of the Shoes” will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Amy Downs-Petty, an Oklahoma City bombing survivor, will be guest speaker at the service.
A key aspect of this free service is a special blessing of the runners.
Also, free pancakes will be served at the church from 5:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday. The church also will offer a children's play area in their parking lot featuring clowns, inflatables, crafts and face painting.
Anniversary events are set
Fifth Street Baptist Church will celebrate the church's 84th anniversary on Sunday at 801 NE 5.
The Rev. A. McKinley Royal, pastor of the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn., will be guest speaker for the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. An anniversary musical will be at 6 p.m.
The musical is free.
The church's senior pastor is the Rev. A. Byron Coleman III.
Seminar offers symposium
TULSA — A symposium focusing on the ways religious communities can aid military members will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Tabbernee Conference Center at Phillips Theological Seminary, 765 N Mingo Road.
Organizers said the symposium is designed to introduce attendees to the roles religious communities can play in “soul repair.”
It is open to seminary students, pastors, chaplains and leaders of religious communities who are involved with or interested in connecting with veteran communities.
Featured speakers include the Rev. Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph.D., and Chaplain Herman Keizer Jr., founding co-directors of The Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas.
Registration, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch, is $25; $15 for seminary students.
For more information, contact Belva Brown Jordan at (918) 610-8303, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to ptstulsa.edu/SoulRepairSymposium.
Group offers prison workshop
The Oklahoma Baptist State Convention will present the eighth annual Prison Ministry Workshop at 9:30 a.m. May 4 at Fairview Baptist Church, 1700 NE 7.
Discussion topics will include re-entry, restorative justice, housing, mental health and substance abuse, employment and pardon and parole.
Admission is $15 before Wednesday and $20 after Wednesday.
For more information about admission or reserving vendor space, call Donna K. Thompson at 209-6750 or email email@example.com.