Catholics Coming Home begins Tuesday

Do you know someone who misses the Eucharist? Individuals who are not currently practicing their Catholic faith are invited to attend a series of three informal sharing sessions facilitated by lay people, including former non-practicing Catholics.

The sessions are an opportunity for inactive Catholics to voice their concerns and ask their questions about today’s Catholic Church in a friendly, caring and confidential environment.

Sessions will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings April 22, 29 and May 6 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in the Commons. Child care will be available in the nursery.

For more information, call Jami Fenner at 229-3152 or Deacon John Morris in the Parish office at 340-0691.

Special assault awareness, prevention conference this weekend

“Straight Talk” for youth and parents is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday at the Pastoral Center, 7501 N.W. Expressway, Oklahoma City.

Archbishop Eusebius Beltran will begin with a prayer and short message. Speaker Ben Atherton-Zeman, nationally known popular actor, comedian, feminist and husband, will present a one-man play, “Voices of Men,” to educate youth and parents about the epidemic of violence in dating. Log on to to view clips of his work.

Cost of $5 includes lunch; age for the conference is 13 and older.

For more information, call 721-8944.

Channing Forum to feature former ambassador for Belize

Kenneth Tillett, former Ambassador for Belize to the United Nations, will be the guest speaker for Sunday’s Channing Forum.

Tillett of Weatherford will speak about his experiences in the U.N., including his thoughts on fair trade, the environment and sustainable development in the 21st century. The forum will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Channing Unitarian Universalist Church, 2800 W. 15th St. The community is invited.

Edmond’s First Baptist Church taking deacon nominations

Nominations for election of deacons are being received at Edmond’s First Baptist Church.

If you know a man that you believe would qualify as a candidate to serve as a deacon, you may submit his name along with a list of believed qualifications to the church office.

For a list of qualifications to serve as deacon, call the church at 341-0253.

Mark Lowry brings ‘Be The Miracle Tour’ to Bethany

The highly anticipated “Be The Miracle Tour,” featuring renowned singer/songwriter and Christian comedian Mark Lowry arrives in Bethany at 7 p.m. April 25 at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene, 6789 N.W. 39th Expressway.

Lowry has spent nearly three decades on the road and has recorded six comedy and music videos, four of which have reached Gold status, with two additional recordings achieving Platinum recognition. He has been featured on more than 60 of the popular Gaither Homecoming videos, and his own video, “On Broadway,” soared to the top of the Billboard Charts after its release.

Joining Lowry on the “Be The Miracle Tour” will be master pianist Stan Whitmire along with the group Lordsong.

Tickets for the “Be The Miracle Tour” concert are available at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene, Lifeway Christian Stores in Oklahoma City and Oklahoma City Mardel bookstores. To charge tickets by phone, call 800-965-9324. For more information, call 789-2050 or log onto or

Arts at Messiah presents OCU Brass Quintet in concert

Messiah Lutheran Church, 3600 N.W. Expressway, Oklahoma City, presents the Oklahoma City University Brass Quintet in concert at 4 p.m. April 27 in the sanctuary.

The concert features compositions by Bach, Mozart, Debussy and Malcolm Arnold, as well as several folk songs and jazz arrangements. Admission is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door.

For more information, call the church at 946-0681.

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