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Religion briefs for April 27

Religion briefs for April 27
Modified: April 26, 2013 at 4:29 pm •  Published: April 27, 2013

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

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 or go to

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


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