Gospel singing event is planned
DEL CITY — The Del City Gospel Singing will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Del City First Church of the Nazarene, 4701 SE 26. Special singers will be Forgiven Quartet from Oklahoma and 4 His Love Quartet from Missouri.
Saturday's singing event is free. A love offering will be taken.
For more information, call 677-2330.
Author to be guest speaker
Christine Caine, a Women of Faith conference presenter, author and evangelist, will be featured speaker Sunday at the Victory Church services in Warr Acres and Edmond.
In 2008, Caine and her husband, Nick, founded the A21 Campaign, an organization dedicated to addressing the injustice of human trafficking.
Services are 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday at Victory Church's Warr Acres campus, 4300 N MacArthur. Edmond services will be at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at 1415 N Kelly.
For more information, call 787-4200.
Tourney and talk to be presented
A “Back-2-School Blitz” will be from 5:30 p.m. to midnight Friday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 5700 N Kelley.
For youths ages 12 to 18, the event will include a light meal at 6:30 p.m., a brief “student pep talk” presentation and a three-on-three basketball tournament for boys and girls. Entertainment will be provided at the tournament's halftime. Also, parents may sign their teens up for an ACT Prep course to be held later at the church.
For more information, call 478-3344.
Church to offer annual health fair
The seventh annual Strong & Healthy Oklahoma Health Fair is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at New Hope United Methodist Church, 11600 N Council Road.
The free event will include free immunizations, health screenings, children's fingerprinting, and associations and organizations will offer health information on nutrition, health, aging, fitness, hearing and visual services and wellness. The Oklahoma Blood Institute's mobile van will take blood donations. An EMSA ambulance, Oklahoma City fire truck and a Mediflight helicopter will be on display, and information about free mammograms will be distributed. Attendees also will be offered a free prescription review of their medications by a registered pharmacist.
For more information, call 721-5015 or email Mary@newhopeokc.org.
“The Circle Maker for Kids: One Prayer Can Change Everything,” by Mark Batterson (Zonderkidz, $15.99).
From the publisher: Releasing on Monday, “The Circle Maker for Kids” incorporates Mark Batterson's popular teachings through the ancient legend of Honi the Circle Maker, the first-century Jewish sage whose bold prayers saved a generation. In this book, Batterson adapts his innovative method for prayer to children ages 4 to 7.
The tale of Honi, which Batterson describes in greater detail in “The Circle Maker,” exemplified the power of prayer.
According to the legend, the Israelites had given up on their faith during a devastating, yearlong drought. As a final act of desperation, they called upon Honi, a rumored rainmaker living outside of Jerusalem. While a parade of people watched, Honi stood upon the Temple mount, drew a circle in the sand, and prayed emphatically for rain.