Free health screenings set
Oklahoma Lions Mobile Health Screening Unit will provide free health screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Estes Park Church of Christ, 440 NW 89.
Health screenings and information on obesity, glaucoma, diabetes, cholesterol, visual acuity, basic pulmonary (lung) functioning and high blood pressure will be offered to visitors. Bone density screening also will be offered.
The Lions unit will provide screenings only, not diagnoses. Organizers said the screening results will be given to the person being screened to take to his or her personal health care provider. Vendors from various wellness agencies also will provide services. Organizers said healthy snacks will be provided plus activities for children
For more information, call 818-4521.
Church joins initiative
EDMOND — Summit Church will participate in “Back to Church Sunday,” a national movement of churches across America, at 10:40 a.m. Sunday at Chisholm Elementary School, 2300 E 33rd.
Summit is a new United Methodist Church worshipping at the school in east Edmond.
“National “Back to Church Sunday” (www.backtochurch.com) is an initiative that is “inviting America back to church.” It was launched four years ago in response to a survey of 15,000 adults in the United States. In the survey, 67 percent of Americans said a personal invitation from a family member would prompt them to visit a church, and 63 percent said an invitation from a friend or neighbor would cause them to attend a service.
For information, call 431-9912 or go to www.summitok.org.
Cellist set to perform
EDMOND — Church of the Good Shepherd (Anglican Episcopal) will host a solo performance by cellist Emily Davidson at 4 p.m. Sunday at 1000 N Broadway. The event is entitled “Bass Sounds: Music for Unaccompanied Cello from the Early Baroque.”
There is limited seating for the free performance.
To RSVP, call the church at 314-8715 and leave name, phone number and how many in attendance or send an email through the church's website at www.anglicanogsedmondok.com.
Cultural classes begin for fall
NORMAN — The opening ceremony for the fall semester of the Father Stanley Rother Hispanic Cultural Institute is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 421 E Acres Street.
The Rev. Scott Anthony Boeckman, pastor of St. Joseph's, will be keynote speaker at the event, discussing the topic “Building a Culture of Faith.” Free food will be served.
The institute offers participants an opportunity to learn Spanish language and culture from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday. Enrollment for the fall classes will continue through Sept. 24. Registration forms are available at the church's parish center.
For more information or to register, call 321-8080, email email@example.com or go to http://hculturalinstitute.blogspot.com.
Church to celebrate anniversary
The Holy Temple Baptist Church congregation will celebrate the 15th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. George E. Young Sr. and his wife the Rev. Thelma Chambers-Young at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22 at 1540 NE 50.
The Rev. Marian Talley of Jackson, Miss., George Young's sister, will be guest speaker. After the service, the congregation and friends of the church will dine with the honorees at The Centre, 4325 NW 50. George Young plans to retire from pulpit ministry on Dec. 31 after 15 years at Holy Temple and 30 years in the ministry. For dinner reservations, call Lillie Buckner at 427-1513.
Writers group plans meeting
EDMOND — Author Lacy Williams will be guest speaker at The OKC Christian Fiction Writers meeting set for 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at Mardel, 3300 S Boulevard.
Williams will speak on the topic “Character Building Blocks.” Attendees will learn how to create or enhance characters in their next novel. Williams latest book “Roping the Wranger” was released Aug. 1.
The OKC Christian Fiction Writers group meets at 1 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at Mardel in Edmond.
For more information, email Erin Young at OCFWchapter@gmail.com or go to okcchristianfictionwriters.com.
From staff reports