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Religion briefs for June 9

Religion briefs for June 9
Published: June 9, 2012


Gospel singing event is planned

Sunray Baptist Church is hosting its seventh annual SummerSing Gospel Singing event at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the church, 2223 N 9. Katie Kyzer, of Lawrence, Kan., and Mark Bishop, of Waco, Ky., will sing at the event.

Kyzer is a 2009 graduate of Purcell High School and is currently a senior at the University of Kansas. Bishop started his career singing with his father Kenneth and brother Kenny as The Bishops. In 2000, he won a Dove Award from the Gospel Music Association for producing The Bishops' “Kentucky Bluegrass,” which was named the association's Best Bluegrass Gospel Album of the Year.

Admission to SummerSing is free. A love offering will be taken. For more information, call 527-6808.

Baha'i to host Race Unity Day

“The Oneness of Humanity” is the theme of this year's Race Unity Day celebrations set for 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Edmond Baha'i Center, 321 E Campbell.

The musical program will feature an interfaith choir, which has prepared pieces for the celebration. This year's program also includes readings on the topic from talks given by Abdul-Baha, one of the four central figures of the Baha'i Faith and the only one who visited North America 100 years ago. Race unity was one of three main topics of Abdul-Baha's talks while in this country. Refreshments will be served.

Race Unity Day was established by the Baha'is of United States in 1957. It is observed, nationwide, on the second weekend in June and promotes racial harmony and the understanding of the essential unity of humankind.

For more information about the Race Unity Day Celebration or the Baha'i Faith, call 348-9992 or go to

Guitarists set to perform

G3, also known as the Gospel Guitar Guys, will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at Santa Fe Presbyterian Church, 1603 N Santa Fe Ave.

The concert is the first concert in the church's Summer Concert Series. An all-church ice cream social will be held after the performance.

G3 is made up of four musicians from United Methodist Church of the Servant whose sound can best be described as “American Gospel.” They perform a combination of country, bluegrass, rock and roll and blues, with instruments that include the guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro, bass guitar, harmonica, and keyboard, plus several percussion instruments.

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