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Religion briefs for May 11

Religion briefs for May 11
Modified: May 10, 2013 at 5:40 pm •  Published: May 11, 2013


International initiative is set

Sat-7, the largest broadcaster of Christian programming in the Middle East and North Africa, is launching the “Sat-7 Women of Hope” international initiative with special events across the country. One of the kickoff events is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at The Pavilion at Crossings Community Church, 14600 N Portland. Registration is required for the free event, which includes dinner. The initiative was developed to address the plight of women a world away who suffer from oppression, fear and lack of hope. Nancy Stafford, actress, author and a member of the Sat-7 USA board of directors, will host the events and introduce guests who will share their stories. For more information or to register, call (866) 744-7287 or go to

Series offered at Catholic church

An ongoing series called “Catholics Returning Home” will begin Wednesday at St. James the Greater Catholic Church, 4201 S McKinley. The series will be offered at 6:30 p.m. on five consecutive Wednesdays in the church's small conference room. The sessions are designed for nonpracticing Catholics who are have questions about returning to the Roman Catholic Church. For more information, call Lois Renschen at 636-6800.

Jehovah's Witnesses to gather

A three-day Jehovah's Witness convention is set for Friday through May 19 at State Fair Arena, 333 Gordon Cooper Blvd. The free public event will be from 9:20 a.m. to 4:55 p.m. Friday and May 18; and 9:20 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. May 19. The annual event's theme is “God's Word is Truth,” based on John 17:17. Myes Burcham, spokesman for the Oklahoma City area Jehovah's Witnesses congregations, said about 6,000 Jehovah's Witnesses are expected to attend the event, which will include speaking presentations, dramatic performances and baptisms. For more information, go to

Gospel music event is planned

The “Gospel of Grace” musical event is set for 2 p.m. May 18 at Grace Living Center, 1913 NE 50. The event is free to the public. In its fifth year, “Gospel of Grace” will feature Men Of Praise, the Tabitha Baptist Church Male Chorus, Mount Olive Baptist Church's Silent Witnesses, the Quayle United Methodist Mass Choir, Northeast Baptist Church's praise team, and the Gospel Music Workshop of America Oklahoma City Chapter mass choir. Others include representatives of Allen Chapel AME Church and Trevor Lucas, a spoken word artist. Donations will benefit Grace Living Center's residents activity program. For information, call Alan Washington at 427-5414.

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