Lupus support group hosts concert
The lupus support group called 1LSG will present the 10th annual Gospel Fest at 6 p.m. Saturday at Wildewood Christian Church, 6900 N Kelley.
The event will include performances by gospel recording artists Shirley Murdock, Dorinda Clark-Cole and Chandra Currelley. Christian comedian “Shed C” Carrett also will perform.
Admission is $10. The event is a fundraiser for 1LSG. All proceeds will benefit education and support services for people affected by lupus.
For tickets and general information, call 201-2692.
Women’s group plans musical
A musical featuring the participants of a music workshop will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1020 NE 42.
The event is part of the Women of the East Zion Consolidated District Association’s 100-voice Women of Grace musical workshop. Singers from various churches in the metro also will showcase their talents during the musical.
A related service, the annual “Spring-N-Spirational Day” will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. The theme is “Women Maturing in Our Faith,” inspired by Hebrews 6:1. Guest speaker is Kimberly Blakely of Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church in Denison, Texas.
Concert fundraiser is planned
The Oklahoma United Gospel Music Association will present a benefit concert for the Christmas Connection at 7 p.m. Monday at Southern Hills Baptist Church, 8601 S Pennsylvania.
The event will feature the Williamsons, the Good News Quartet, the Lesters and Praise Inc. A love offering will be received.
For more information, call 324-2144 or go to www.ougma.org.
Choir to perform concert
The Spelman College Glee Club will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fifth Street Baptist Church, 801 NE 5.
The choir’s performance is free. Spelman is a historically black college for women in Atlanta.
For more information, call 235-6031.
Movie features Christian themes
“The Current,” a new Christian-themed movie, will be shown Friday through March 20 at Harkins Bricktown 16 Theatre, 150 E Reno.
The film is a project from ii Films and screenwriter-producer Scott A. Peterson, whose daughter Lacey (Peterson) Ogden lives in Yukon and attends Lifechurch.tv Yukon. The movie was a finalist for the Kairos Prize competition for spiritually uplifting screenplays in 2011.
“The Current” is the story of 13-year-old Jake Larson, who lives in Chicago and loves everything about his life there when his parents decide that city violence is hitting too close to home. When the family moves to a campground in rural Minnesota, Jake meets a boy from a nearby farm and they form a friendship that God uses to transform Jake’s life.
Scott Peterson said he plans to attend the showings Friday through March 16 and will be available to answer questions about the film.
Foundation appoints new president
Eric Baird will become president of the Butterfield Memorial Foundation, effective May 9.
Baird’s appointment was announced by current President Evan Collins and the foundation’s board of directors.
He currently manages the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airman Testing Standards Branch, the group responsible for all certification testing for the FAA and the flying public. Eric holds a master of arts in aerospace administration from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant. Baird and his wife, Anita, live in Arcadia and have two grown children, as well as two grandchildren.
Butterfield Memorial Foundation was created in 2005, subsequent to the sale of Deaconess Hospital to a national health care corporation. The foundation’s mission is to fulfill the century-old Deaconess Hospital legacy of advocating for health needs of the underserved in the community. Encouraging the development of more Christian medical care providers for Oklahoma is also a strong priority of the foundation.
For more information about the foundation’s legacy, mission and activities, go to www.butterfieldfoundation.org.
FROM STAFF REPORTS