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Religion briefs for Jan. 26

Religion briefs for Jan. 26
Published: January 26, 2013

Admission is free for the three-day event, which will feature music from the Charlie Hall Band, True North, Erick Alexander and the Joyful Sound Choir. Nationally known speaker, the Rev. Jim Singleton, is scheduled to provide inspirational messages during the festival.

“Because we are so close in proximity to the University of Central Oklahoma, one of the goals of the festival is to give encouragement to UCO students and staff,” the Rev. Matt Jones, the church's associate pastor, said.

For more information, call 341-3602 or go to

Mosque plans open houseS

The Islamic Society Of Greater Oklahoma City will host an open-house from 7 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday at its mosque, 3815 N St. Clair.

The open house events are designed to educate non-Muslims about Islam and to build bridges of communication between people of different faiths.

“The idea is to dialogue with other faiths for understanding and education,” said Saad Mohammed, the society's director of Islamic information.

He said topics to be discussed include Sharia Law, jihad and women in Islam.

A tour, literature and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call Mohammed at 210-4775.


Church plans tour of France

St. James the Greater Catholic Church in Oklahoma City is planning to take a group of 25 people to France from June 21-July 2.

Brochures are available at the church, 4201 S McKinley.

For more information, call Melani Roewe at 293-2003 or go to the “Escorted Tours” link at


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