Free concerts planned
Victims of the recent severe weather are invited to “Saints and Pioneers,” two concerts presented by the Central Saints Chorus on Saturday and Sunday in Oklahoma City and Moore. The one-hour concerts are set for 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Oklahoma City Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5020 NW 63, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Oklahoma City South Stake Center, 498 N Santa Fe Ave. in Moore. Concert admission is free, but donations to a relief organization are encouraged. For more information, go to www.centralsaintschorus.org.
Anti-bias group sets next meeting
The next meeting for the newly created Oklahoma Center for Community Justice-Oklahoma City arm is set for 8 a.m. July 23 at Oklahoma City University, 2501 N Blackwelder. Organizers said the gathering will be in the Great Hall of the McDaniel Center on the OCU campus. A light breakfast will be served, followed by a short and informal program that will end by 9 a.m. Attendees will learn about preliminary plans for an inaugural public event for OCCJ-OKC for the fall. For more information or to RSVP, email Tiffany Bonner at email@example.com.
Reverend named to top post
The Rev. David Busic, former senior pastor of Bethany First Church of the Nazarene, was elected to the International Church of the Nazarene's Board of Superintendents during the denomination's General Assembly and Convention gathering in June. Delegates chose Busic as one of six general superintendents who make up the board. General superintendent is the highest elected office in the church. Busic was raised in Bethany and graduated from Southern Nazarene University. He served as senior pastor of Bethany First Church for seven years before being named president of Nazarene Theological Seminary in 2011.
Labyrinth walk is set
First United Methodist Church of Edmond will offer a labyrinth walk from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at 305 E Hurd. The walk is free and open to the public. For more information call 341-0107.
Christian author to give tips
Author Steven Hunt, of Broken Arrow, will be guest speaker at the next meeting of the OKC Christian Fiction Writers group from 1 to 3 p.m. July 20 at Mardel, 3300 S. Boulevard, Edmond. Hunt will focus on realism in fiction. Hunt, whose second novel is “Chasing Christmas,” often can be found assisting other Oklahomans as a career law enforcement officer. For more information, email Erin Young at OCFWchapter@gmail.com or go to www.okcchristianfictionwriters.com.
Author plans Bible study
Christian author and motivational speaker Liz Curtis Higgs will present a “Bad Girls of the Bible” Bible study from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 23 at Mardel, 3300 S Boulevard, Edmond. The free event is in conjunction with the rerelease of her best-selling book “Bad Girls of the Bible” and the release of a new companion DVD curriculum. Seating is limited. For more information or to register for the event, visit the store or call 341-2439. Look for more details and an interview with Higgs in a future edition of The Oklahoman.
‘Fred Hammond's United Tenors' (RCA)
From the record label: For the “United Tenors” compilation, gospel recording artist Fred Hammond teams with fellow gospel recording artist Brian Courtney Wilson as well as Dave Hollister, known for being part of the R&B group Blackstreet, and R&B recording artist Eric Roberson. Hammond brings together an impressive male ensemble to sing praises to the Lord. The first single, “Here in Our Praise,” is a mellow singalong. Hammons said the album is one of the best he's ever done because this “band of brothers” gelled so well together.