Vespers event is planned
The Rev. Ron Woolsey will present a free vespers concert of classic sacred and gospel music at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Edmond Seventh-day Adventist Church, 13812 Scott St.
Woolsey, pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Marshall, Ariz., combines his instrumental presentations on marimba and accordion with a personal message of divine rescue from a
previous lifestyle of self-destruction.
Woolsey is speaker-director of The Narrow Way Ministry, a ministry of missions, message and music.
Child care will be provided.
For more information, call 478-4401.
School offers outreach events
The School of Metaphysics has several events planned for October.
The school will host a Dream Webinar at 9 a.m. Saturday in which participants will learn how to interpret dreams.
A lecture titled “Present Day Ties to our Past Lives” will be from noon to 1 p.m. at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave.
A lecture on “Intuitive Reports from Akasha” will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 27.
For more information about the webinar and the School of Metaphysics, call 228-0506 or go to www.som.org or www.dreamschool.org.
Christian Science lecture is offered
Christian Science practitioner Mary Alice Rose of Brookeville, Md., will present a Christian Science lecture at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Northwest Library, 5600 NW 122.
Her talk is entitled “Has technology made God and spirituality obsolete?”
Rose's ideas are based on the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Bible, and as discussed in “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy.
She has worked as a National Severe Storms Laboratory meteorologist and also as a manager developing the ground system for the Hubble Space Telescope. In 2002, she entered into full-time ministry as a Christian Science practitioner. Rose is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.
For more information, call Jennie Roberts at 473-1850 or Carol Pinson at 623-2468.
Church to host running events
The “Faster than the Pastor” 5k run will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 27 at Quail Springs Baptist Church, 14613 N May.
Cost for the event is $24. Individuals who register by Wednesday will receive a T-shirt.
A “Faster than the Children's Pastor” 1k fun run for children will begin at 8:30 a.m. Cost for the children's event is $13.
All registrations benefit “Run For Their Life” Freedom 4/24, a nonprofit combating sex trafficking around the world.
To register for both events, go to www.qsbc.org.
Annual food fest is planned
St. Elijah Orthodox Christian Church will present its annual Food Fest from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 2-3 at 15000 N May.
The event will feature dine-in and carryout items like cabbage rolls, thalami (homemade bread), tabbouleh, baklava, salata (a Lebanese salad), hummus and Sfeeha (meat pie), among other things like cookies, cakes and pies. Guided church tours also will be offered, highlighting the church's iconography, architecture and religious history.
For more information, go to www.stelijahokc.com or visit the church's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/StElijahAnnualFoodFestival.
Erb is named church's bishop
Rudy Erb has been named bishop of the Edmond First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Erb, 44, is director of information management for Enogex. He will serve as bishop in a lay capacity while continuing in his profession. He succeeds Craig Pitts, an attorney who also served the congregation in an unpaid capacity for several years.
A native of Idaho and graduate of the University of Idaho, Erb moved to the Oklahoma City area four years ago. He and his wife, Lissa, have four children, three of whom attend Oakdale and Edmond Public Schools.
Erb will be assisted in his church duties by Louis Utsch and Kenneth Cronk, who were called to be his counselors.
His previous church service includes serving as a Scoutmaster, a counselor to a bishop and as a member of the high council of the Oklahoma City Stake, which is a geographical area similar to a diocese.
Installation of rabbi is set
An installation service for Vered Harris as new rabbi of Temple B'nai Israel will be at 7 p.m. Friday at 4901 N Pennsylvania.
Harris arrived in Oklahoma City in July to become the temple's first female rabbi in its 109-year-history. She previously served as education rabbi at Congregation Beth Torah in Overland Park, Kan.
Harris replaced Rabbi Barry Cohen, who accepted a rabbinical position at an Illinois synagogue.