Gospel singing event is planned
PURCELL — 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
EDMOND — “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 www.edmondbahai.org.
Guitarists set to perform
EDMOND — 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.
After the concert, visitors will be encouraged to stay for the ice cream social featuring homemade ice cream and a variety of desserts.
Both the concert and the ice cream social are free, however donations will be accepted at the concert. For more information, call 341-3300 or go to www.santafechurch.org.
Book signing events are planned
NORMAN — Jay Wilkinson will sign copies of his book “Dear Jay, Love Dad: Bud Wilkinson's Letters to his Son” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Barnes & Noble, 540 Ed Noble Parkway in Norman.
Wilkinson also will sign copies of the book from 2 to 4 p.m. June 16 at Barnes & Noble, 6100 N May.
Cemetery garden to be dedicated
DEL CITY — A blessing and dedication ceremony for the new Our Lady of Guadalupe Garden at Sunny Lane Cemetery will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the cemetery, 4000 SE 29.
The blessing will be bestowed by the Rev. Raul Reyes of Little Flower Catholic Church. The ceremony will be conducted in English and Spanish.
Jeremy Sparks, the cemetery's general manager, said he is looking forward to sharing the special event with the Hispanic community.
Our Lady of Guadalupe is a celebrated Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary. For more information, call 677-8384.
Single mothers' event to be held
This eighth annual “Survive ‘N' Thrive Single Mothers' Conference” will be June 22-23 at Crossings Community Church, 14600 N Portland.
Last summer, more than 400 single moms gathered for the weekend event.
The conference, hosted by Edmond's Arise Ministries, partners with Gov. Mary Fallin as the honorary chair of the event and brings together mothers from all ages, stages and areas of single motherhood for a booster shot of encouragement.
Cost is $25 for moms. Childcare for children through fifth grade is free but limited. Registration deadline for child care is Friday.
For more information or to register, call 812-5137 or go to www.ariseministries.net.