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Religion briefs for Aug. 11

Religion briefs for Aug. 11
by Carla Hinton Published: August 11, 2012



Pastor brings tour to city

James MacDonald, bestselling author, pastor and founder of the national Bible teaching ministry, Walk in the Word, has started a movement called Vertical Church.

MacDonald, who is founder of Chicago-based Harvest Bible Chapel, will bring his 40-city Vertical Church “Worship and the Word” tour to Edmond from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at, 4600 E Second St. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

MacDonald said Vertical Church is when “the church, first and foremost, gives God glory (vertical) then His glory falls upon the church, and everything else (horizontal) falls into place.”

The “Worship and the Word” tour is based on the releases of MacDonald's new book “Vertical Church” as well as the musical compilation “Live Worship From Vertical Church.”

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Support group sets meeting

— Julie Barto from the Oklahoma and Arkansas chapter of Alzheimer's Association will be the guest speaker at the Alzheimer's Care Givers Support Group meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, 419 S University.

Lunch will be $5.

McFarlin Memorial hosts two meetings each month for the care givers of Alzheimer's and dementia patients. These meetings are open to anyone. The other meeting meets from 6 to 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. No meal is served at the evening meeting.

Deadline for lunch reservations is Monday. To make reservations, call 321-3484, Ext. 108 or email

Karma class will be taught

A class titled “Why Things Happen: The Creative Power of the Mind” will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the M+Yoga Studio, 7632 N Western.

Participants will learn about karma and how it helps people understand why things happen and reveals how one can create the life one wants. The class will be taught by Kelsang Namdrol, American Buddhist nun and residentteacher of Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center in Wichita, Kan.

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by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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