Conference planned for patriot clergy
EDMOND — A “Pulpits and Patriots” conference will be at 9 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Baptist Church, 1230 N Sooner Road.
The Rev. Paul Blair, senior pastor of Fairview and director of Reclaiming America for Christ, said America was founded on the basic principles that there is a Creator who grants unalienable rights and that the “laws of nature and nature's God is the standard of absolute truth upon which our nation rests.”
Bair said the conference's mission is to remind and reacquaint people of God's truths.
For more information, call 348-1745.
Prayer Book Society president to speak
The Rev. Gavin Dunbar, president of the Prayer Book Society USA, will be guest speaker at 9:15 and 11 a.m. Sunday at All Souls' Episcopal Church, 6400 N Pennsylvania.
Dunbar, rector of St. John's Church in Savannah, Ga., will speak about the work and mission of the Prayer Book Society.
For more information, call 842-1461.
Labyrinth walk is set
EDMOND — First United Methodist Church of Edmond will offer a labyrinth walk from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church, 305 E Hurd.
The labyrinth walks are held each third Monday of the month. The walks are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the church office, 341-0107.
Eckankar seminar is planned
A seminar titled “Dreams and Soul Travel: Keys to Healing, Joy and Inner Peace” will be offered 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 25 and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. May 26 at the Wyndham Garden Inn-Oklahoma City airport, 2101 S Meridian. The event is presented by the Oklahoma Satsung Society, a regional affiliate of Eckankar.
Eckankar is the Religion of the Sound and Light of God. Guest speaker is Rodney Jones, a professional musician and professor of music at The Julliard School in New York, who is a member of the Eckankar clergy.
Cost is $55 in advance and $60 at the door.
For more information, call 655-0219 or go to www.eck-ok.org.
Church to host veteran
Retired Army Lt. Col. Steve Russell, an Oklahoma native, will be guest speaker at the annual Memorial Day recognition services at 9, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. May 26 at Westmoore Community Church, 12609 S Western.
Russell headed the battalion that apprehended former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, a feat chronicled in his book “We Got Him!” Before retiring in 2006, he served 21 years in the U.S. Army's airborne, light and mechanized units, traveling the world on covert assignments. Russell is a former member of the state Senate and is currently chairman and founder of Vets4Victory, a nonpartisan organization established by combat veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Church leaders are encouraging military members to wear their uniforms or other military apparel to be recognized at the service.
For more information, go to www.westmoorechurch.com.
Boot camp activities are set
Operation Truth Boot Camp, a youth-oriented event, will be offered from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10-21 at Church of the Living God Temple No. 355, 3222 N Rhode Island.
The camp is geared for children age 5 through 18. Activities include drill exercises and competition, Bible study, Scripture memorization and mentor sessions. Participants also will take part in discussion sessions on such topics as gang violence, bullying, drug abuse, Internet predators, peer pressure.
Breakfast and lunch are provided. All participants must have a physical before acceptance.
Cost is $175 for one child and $87.50 for two children. Payment arrangements will be accepted.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Adams at 990-2284, email ladams@operationtruthbootcamp or visit www.operationtruthbootcamp.com.
“Killing Jesus: The Unknown Conspiracy Behind the World's Most Famous Execution” by Stephen Mansfield
From the publisher: Stephen Mansfield, best-selling author of “The Faith of George W. Bush” and “Lincoln's Battle with God,” has been intrigued by the story of Jesus' crucifixion since his undergraduate days. After years of study and research, Mansfield presents a gritty story of corruption in “Killing Jesus.” The book is filled with historical and political insights.
Most of all, it's a story that still affects our world today, from the impact of Christianity to the dangers of corruption in places of power.