University plans Easter Vigil
Oklahoma City University will host a Vigil service at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel on NW 23 between Kentucky and Blackwelder Avenues.
The service is open to the public. The Rev. Rodney Newman, university chaplain, said the event will give a modern and energetic interpretation to the traditional service.
The service will follow a traditional order — Scripture readings, remembrance of baptism and Holy Communion — but will employ several styles of music featuring OCU's performing arts students and faculty.
Scripture lessons will be staged dramatically.
The service will feature musical styles from Latin chant to gospel and contemporary.
For more information, call Janet Boone at 208-5020.
Concert focuses on Christ
The Faculty String Quartet from the University of Central Oklahoma will present “The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross” by Joseph Haydn at noon Tuesday at First Lutheran Church of Oklahoma City, 1300 N Robinson.
The concert is part of the First Tuesdays @ First Lutheran concert series.
Free admission and free parking are offered. An optional lunch provided by Beatnix Cafe will be $8.
For more information, call 235-1013.
New classes are offered
The Hope and Wellness Center of Oklahoma City will launch four new spring classes for adults beginning Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City, 1201 N Robinson.
Course topics range from dealing with addiction and life changes to personal finance.
The Hope and Wellness Center was founded by First Baptist-Oklahoma City members Mike and Pam Wanzer, both of whom are certified grief and loss specialists.
All classes are six weeks long and will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the church. The classes are: “Life Transitions: Dealing with Change,” “Dealing with Addiction in the Family,” “Life Transitions: Dealing with Conflict” and “Financial Peace.” A $20 registration fee ($30 per couple) covers the cost of class materials. For more information or to enroll, call 315-5357 or email email@example.com.
Church to host rummage sale
MIDWEST CITY — A rummage and bake sale is set for Thursday through April 6 at Douglas Boulevard United Methodist Church, 208 S Douglas.
The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 6.
The annual spring sale is part of the work done by the United Methodist Women at Douglas Boulevard. Proceeds help fund mission efforts in the local community and around the world.
To donate items before the sale, call the church office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at 732-3035.
Minister to share message
SHAWNEE — Author and minister Christopher Yuan will speak during the weekly chapel service at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oklahoma Baptist University's Raley Chapel. Yuan is a minister with a heart for people working through issues of sexuality and people living with HIV/AIDS.
For information about OBU chapel services, call the OBU Spiritual Life offices at 585-5700.
Catholic Charities plans annual mass and meeting gathering
Catholic Charities' Annual Mass and Meeting is set for April 11 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 2121 N Portland. The Mass will begin at 4 p.m. The organization's annual service awards for 2012 will be presented after Mass. Refreshments will be offered at an open house at the senior apartments of Villa Isenbart, 3801 NW 19, and Trinity Gardens, 3825 NW 19, near the church. For more information, call 526-2308.