Oklahoma religion briefs for Nov. 2
Gospel singing planned
DEL CITY — The Del City Gospel Sing will feature Paul’s Journey and Sherman Andrus at 7 p.m. Saturday at Del City Nazarene Church, 4701 SE 26.
Admission is free. A love offering will be received.
For more information, call 677-2330 go to https://www.delcitynazarene.com.
'Day of the Bible' event set
In commemoration of the International Day of the Bible, a "Celebration of the Bible Evening" will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the historic Calvary Baptist Church, 300 N Walnut Ave.
The event will be hosted by Lisa Billy, Oklahoma secretary of Native American Affairs, along with worship leader and contemporary Christian recording artist Jami Smith. Music, spoken word, artistic expression and Bible readings will be featured at the community gathering.
The evening, in partnership with Spring Rain Ministries, Resonate, Salt And Light Leadership Training (SALLT) and Dan Davis Law Firm, will include Smith, Brianna Gaither, Montrae Johnson & The Friends Chorale, spoken word artist Kyle McArty, Phillip Billy, The Luke Project, Liam Bernhard, Little Light Choir, Museum of the Bible and others.
The International Day of the Bible is at noon local time on Nov. 24. As a worldwide commemoration ― in public or online ― people of all ages are invited to participate by taking pause to read, meditate or creatively express their love of Bible. International Day of the Bible is being sponsored by The National Bible Association, in partnership with The American Bible Society, YouVersion Bible App, The Museum of the Bible, Scripture Union and Bible Gateway.
The Nov. 8 metro-area event is free, but organizers are asking people to register at https://cotb2019.eventbrite.com. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or www.internationaldayofthebible.org.
St. John CME marks 75 years
SPENCER — St. John Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate its 75th anniversary at 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at 10413 NE 36.
This year’s theme is "Following Jesus: Moving forward in Faith," based on John 8:12. The guest preacher will be Bishop James B. Walker, presiding prelate of the Seventh Episcopal District in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Walker is a native of Boley and is the brother of the Rev. Anthony L. Walker, St. John CME's senior pastor. He and his wife, Delois, currently reside in Hartford, Connecticut.
A musical program will precede the anniversary service at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at the church. Co-chairpersons for the anniversary are Troy Long, Earlean Walker and Joyce Henderson.
For more information, call 769-2747 or go to http://www.stjohncmeok.org.
Church offers men's event
EDMOND — The Edmond Church of Christ will host a Men’s Steak Night beginning at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at Camp Dakani, 3309 E Hefner Road.
Brant Stubblefield, minister for the Deer Creek Church of Christ in Edmond, will speak on “Making a Difference!” The cost is $25 for adults and $10 for college-age and younger.To register, go to edmondchurchofchrist.com.
"He Spoke With Authority" by Thomas Fellows (Borgo Publishing).
Author Thomas Fellows asks who would have ever thought that confidence could lead to humility and empathy? Fellows said in his new "He Spoke With Authority: Get, then Give the Advantage of Confidence," he makes use of classic literature such as "Jane Eyre" and "The Great Gatsby," historical figures such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, popular music and movies, biblical scripture to make the case that this is possible. Fellows also intertwines SAP’s his own story with that of Bill McDermot's, SAP chief executive officer. He said the book's title is taken from Matthew 7:28-29, where the crowd of people begin to realize that Jesus is different: he speaks with authority and not as their teachers of the law. Fellows lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is in software sales and serves as the competition sales team coach at Morehouse College.
Fellows will sign copies of "He Spoke With Authority" at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at Barnes and Noble, 100 N May Ave.