Mormon church plans conference
Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold their 182nd Semiannual General Conference on Saturday and Sunday. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a worldwide Christian religion. Oklahoma has 43,905 church members, with 84 congregations. The conference, originating from church headquarters in Salt Lake City, is comprised of a series of two-hour meetings over two days featuring church leaders speaking on a variety of spiritual topics.General sessions, open to everyone, will be 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mountain time Saturday, and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Live broadcasts are to be streamed to more than 7,400 church buildings in 102 countries. For a list of local meeting houses, go to www.lds.org/locations. The conference also can be viewed on the television or online. Live broadcasts are available at conference.lds.org.
Center will hold open house
The new Soka Gakkai International-USA Oklahoma Buddhist Center will host an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 817 NW 12. Soka Gakkai is based on the teachings and philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism. RSVP by contacting Dee Freeland at 947-1101. For more information, go to www.SGI-USA.org.
Doctor will speak at meeting
EDMOND — The caregiver support group that meets monthly at Santa Fe Presbyterian Church will host a presentation by Dr. Robert Salinas from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the church, 1603 N Santa Fe. The presentation will be entitled “Rx for Sanity: How to Cope and Survive Through A Hospital Admission.” Salinas is a geriatrician at the OU Physicians Family Medicine Center. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call the church at 341-3300.
OBU hosts convention leader
SHAWNEE — The Rev. Fred Luter Jr., president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will be guest speaker at chapel services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oklahoma Baptist University, 500 W University. Luter, senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, La., will speak on Psalm 119. He was elected SBC president in June, becoming the first black person to lead the denomination.
Wildewood Baptist plans musical
A “Men in Praise Musical” will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at Wildewood Baptist Church, 60 NE 63. The men's chorus is under the director of D. Wayne Lee, Wildewood's minister of music. Admission is free and open to the public.
Music minister will be honored
Jim Henline will be honored for his 40 years of work in music ministry on Sunday at Putnam City Christian Church, 4215 N Grove Ave. According to a news release, Henline began as music director at the church in October 1972. Henline also has appeared in productions at Jewel Box, Lyric Theatre and more.
Interfaith group sets meeting
The Interfaith Alliance Foundation of Oklahoma will hold its annual meeting and awards banquet Oct. 18 at The Centre, 4325 NW 50. Registration begins at 6 p.m. A business meeting will be at 6:25 p.m., followed by a meal at 7 p.m. The keynote speaker is the Rev. Welton Gaddy, national president of the Interfaith Alliance. His topic will be, “Let Me Tell You Who to Vote For”. The event will end with an awards ceremony. The Community Service Award will be presented to the Rev. Jeff Hamilton, and the Harley Venter's Humanitarian Award will go to Larry and Masie Bross. The dinner is open to the public. Cost of the meal is $25, and reservations may be made by calling the Interfaith Alliance office at 521-0568.Reservations and checks may be sent to the Interfaith Alliance at 301 NW 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73118