lecture series Begins Friday
EDMOND — A new topical, weekend lecture series titled “FaithLife Connections” will begin Friday at Southern Hills Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 3207 S Boulevard. The event continues Sept. 29.
Created by Phillips Theological Seminary, the workshops series, featuring the seminary's faculty members, will bring topics of relevance and interest to local communities for understanding and conversation. The first presenter in the Edmond area will be Mindy McGarrah Sharp, Ph.D. Her discussion topic will be “Sustainable Faith: Communities of Care in a World Under Stress.”
Seminary faculty with topics of expertise and interest will rotate to participating congregations so seven topics will be discussed over the three-year program. Other Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregations hosting the program include Yale Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Tulsa.
Within the three-year span, a congregation will host a weekend event twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring.
For more information, call (918) 610-8303 or go to www.ptstulsa.edu/faithlifeconnections.
Church plans annual garage sale
MIDWEST CITY — The members of the Not Old At Heart (NOAH) group at Wickline United Methodist Church will host its annual garage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Sept. 29 at the church, 417 Mid America Blvd. The church's mission team will sell Indian tacos as a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, call 732-0356.
Women's ministry retreat offered
NORMAN — A one-day women's ministry retreat will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at Bethel Baptist Church, 1717 W Lindsey.
Lauren Nelson, KWTV-9 news anchor and former Miss America, will be the keynote speaker.
Lynn Hefley, who is coordinating the event with Holly Morris, said the theme is “Gaining Wisdom as a Titus 2 Woman.”
She said Amy Harrell, a Quail Springs Baptist Church member, will lead worship. Hefley said the church's women's ministry is encouraging young women in high school and college to attend the event to help make the retreat intergenerational.
Registration is $15. Deadline to register is Sept. 30.
For more information or to register, call 329-3749 or go to www.bbcnorman.com.
tickets on sale for comedy event
SHAWNEE — “Mark Lowry, Unplugged & Unplanned” will be presented at 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at Oklahoma Baptist University.
Lowry's performance will be in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus. The event is being presented by the Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma.
Lowry, a singer-songwriter, has been singing publicly and recording albums and videos since he was 11. He has performed with the Gaither Vocal Band for 13 years, bringing his blend of humor and music to audiences across the globe.
Early-bird ticket prices are offered through Oct. 1 for $20 per person and $18.50 each for groups of 10 or more. After Oct. 1, the tickets will be $25 per person and $20 each for groups of 10 or more.
Tickets may be purchased by phone at (800) 949-9988, ext. 290, or online at www.bfok.org. Ticket purchasers may have tickets mailed to them or they may choose to pick them up at will call on the night of the performance.
Craft fair is planned
St. Ann Retirement Center will host its sixth annual Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at 7501 W Britton Road.
Organizers hope to have more than 30 vendors at the event. The craft fair also will include live entertainment, snacks, drinks and tours of the center.
Crafters may reserve a booth for $35. The fee includes an 8-foot table and lunch.
For more information, call 721-0747.