Faith Notes: Weekend June 20-21
Here are several faith-themed events planned for the weekend:
Saturday, June 20
- "Praise in the Stadium" continues through 9 p.m. at Douglass High School's Moses F. Miller Stadium, 900 Martin Luther King Ave. The event is hosted by Secret Place Community Church, Good News Festival with Franklin Graham and Burn 24-7. Organizers said local bands and church choirs will provide a "day of praise."
- A Race Unity Day parking lot picnic will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Edmond Baha'i Center, 321 E Campbell Drive. The center is just west of the UCO clock tower. The free picnic will include music, barbecue, snacks, games and activities open to the neighborhood and the public. Race Unity Day was established by the Baha'is of the United States in 1957. It is observed nationwide in June and promotes racial harmony and the understanding of the essential unity of humankind. For more information about the Race Unity events or the Baha'i Faith, call 348-9992 or go to www.edmondbahai.org, www.usbahai.org or email edmond@edmond
- An event to celebrate the launch of the new mobile app called H.Y.P.E., Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence, is set for 5 to 7 p.m. at the Myriad Gardens' Grand Lawn. The free event will include food drucks, a DJ and representatives of community services and resources that serve teens in need. The event, along with the new app, is sponsored by City Rescue Mission, The Harbor House and the Good News Festival with Franklin Graham. Organizers said the app is designed to help homeless teens connect to food, clothing, housing, counseling, medical and legal aid. Teens and those who come in contact with them, such as teachers, social service providers, youth leaders and counselors are encouraged to attend the launch event.
- An Oklahoma City Community Prayer Vigil for Charleston, S.C., will be at 6 p.m. at Avery Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1425 N Kelham. All communities of faith are invited to attend.