The Norman Transcript


February 15, 2013

First Christian plans Lenten study series

NORMAN — A Lenten study series will be held at First Christian Church, 220 S. Webster Ave., on Feb. 17, Feb. 24, March 3, and March 10.

“Every year the Adult Education Committee puts together a four week series that offers a variety of workshops on biblical, theological and spiritual topics. Lent is a time of year when Christians are encouraged to explore their identity as people of faith. It is a time to wonder about different areas of the spiritual journey and to explore ideas and practices that can enrich the Christian life. So these workshops are designed to help people do that,” the Rev. Dr. Gary L. Hardwick said.

The workshops are open to anyone, and there is no charge to attend. A meal will be served at 5 p.m. and workshops will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“All that we ask is that people register so we have plenty of food and space,” Hardwick said.

Those interested can call the church office at 329-2192 or email

The series includes:

· “Caregivers or Carelessers?” Joe Ted Miller, retired Episcopal priest, March 3, 10: Explore the relationship between faith and concern for the environment.

· “Faces Along the Way-Galilee to Golgotha,” the Rev. Les Brown, retired Disciples of Christ minister, Feb. 17, 24, March 3, 10: Four self-contained sessions that explore some of the people Jesus encounters on his journey from his ministry in Galilee to Jerusalem and his crucifixion.

· “When Religion Hurts,” Barbara and Tom Boyd, OU Religious Studies Department, Presbyterian clergy, Feb. 17, 24: What are ways the church can be hurtful: Spiritually, theologically and practically?

· “Religion and Science,” Hardwick, Feb. 17, 24: Why is the relationship between religion and science often so troubled?

· “How To Talk About Your Faith,” Hardwick, March 3, 10: Individuals can be hesitant to talk about their religious faith in open ways or in the public arena.

For local news and more, subscribe to The Norman Transcript Smart Edition, or our print edition.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Hnsen Luger Kate Hansen still riding the Olympic cloud

    Not many people can say they actually accomplished their lifetime dreams. Even less can say they did it before turning 22....

    March 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Church will host assembly

    First Christian Church Norman will be host to about 300 Oklahoma Christian (Disciples of Christ) member gathering for the biennial assembly May 2 to 3. In the theme of “Growing in Grace,” the assembly will include worship, study, music and ...

    April 25, 2014

  • Lexington High graduate to serve two years for LDS

    Lexington High School graduate Thayne Winterton left April 9 to serve a two-year mission in the California Fresno Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints....

    April 25, 2014

  • Lebanese Festival planned for two days

    Food, music, dance, culture and traditional home-cooked Lebanese food once again comes together in Norman in the form of Middle Eastern hospitality. The third annual Lebanese Heritage and Food Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday at ...

    April 25, 2014

  • Canonizations big draw to Rome

    ROME — The joint sanctification of popes John Paul II and John XXIII is expected to draw up to 1 million pilgrims and tourists to Rome this weekend, authorities said Wednesday....

    April 24, 2014

  • The Easter journey

    Happy Easter. Perhaps you are thinking the editors of this newspaper made an error and printed a devotional intended for last week. After all, Easter was last Sunday. The echoes of the hymns have faded. The stories of Jesus’ resurrection ...

    April 24, 2014

  • How does one banish bad thoughts?

    Be mindful of your thoughts Lama Chuck Stanford, Rime Buddhist Center: We aren’t able to control the thoughts that arise in our mind any more than we are able to stop breathing. Both are inherent to our humanness....

    April 24, 2014

  • Conference set

    Following a diocesan-sponsored national conference on violence, “Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace,” the Episcopal Church Women of St. John’s Norman will host an Oklahoma diocesan-wide women’s conference and Bishop’s day on April 25-26....

    April 18, 2014

  • Muslim group urges re-education

    LOS ANGELES — Seeking a way to prevent violence like last year’s deadly Boston Marathon bombing, an Islamic advocacy group Monday announced a plan aimed at helping U.S. mosques identify and re-educate radicals....

    April 18, 2014

  • This is ... Friday ...

    It’s Good Friday. Good Friday? What could possibly be “good” about Good Friday? Think about it … this is the day in which the Lord Jesus was beaten and crucified. He hung on a cross between two thieves. Abandoned, betrayed and denied, by ...

    April 17, 2014