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Religion briefs for Dec. 1

Religion briefs for Dec. 1
Published: December 1, 2012

The menu will feature traditional Lebanese food. Bake sale items will be available, and Santa Claus will bring gifts for the children.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.

For tickets, call Jackie Abraham at (918) 627-0271.


Regional pastor

is retiring

The Rev. Thomas R. Jewell, regional pastor of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oklahoma, recently announced his retirement.

He began his 20th year of regional church ministry on Aug. 1. Jewell said he will retire Dec. 31.

A special celebration for Jewell was held Nov. 17 at Southern Hills Christian Church in Edmond. The Rev. Sharon E. Watkins, general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, was guest speaker at the worship service and program.

Church leaders said by Jan. 1 they hope to appoint a transitional minister, who will serve in the interim until another regional pastor is selected.


“The Jesus Storybook Bible Collector's Edition” (Zondervan's Zonderkidz, $44.99)

From the publisher: “The Jesus Storybook Bible Collector's Edition” combines Sally Lloyd-Jones' 2007 award-winning book of 44 Bible stories, and signature illustrations by Jago, with more than three hours of animated stories on DVD and three audio CDs featuring narration by the British actor David Suchet. The collection is packed in a convenient slipcase box. “The Storybook Bible” is designed to capture the hearts of children and reintroduce parents to beloved stories from the Bible. Suchet's narration on the CDs and animated DVD guides children through the classic stories.