NORMAN — St. Michael’s to host ‘Chili for Charity Cook-off’
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1601 W. Imhoff Road, invites families to create an advent wreath from 9-11 a.m. on Sunday. Father Alan Sutherland will bless the wreaths during the 11 a.m. service.
Then, everyone is invited to the inaugural Chili for Charity Cook-off at 12:30 p.m. For $5, individuals will be able to taste the entries, vote for their favorite and have a bowl of chili. There will be prizes awarded and the victor gets bragging rights for the next year. There also will be cornbread, drinks and dessert.
The proceeds will help the Episcopal Church Women sponsor local outreach projects.
Annual Christmas festival Sunday
First Christian Church, 220 S. Webster Ave., will host its annual Christmas festival at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
The children of the church will present “Once Upon A Night.” All who attend the pageant are invited to bring a gift for the Cleveland County Christmas store.
Following the presentation of gifts, the church will conclude the festival with a tasting party in the Fellowship Hall.
First Baptist to host tree lighting, Mannafest
First Baptist Church will host its annual tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday on the Main Street lawn followed by the First Family Western Night at the Family Life Center.
The Mannafest lunch will be at noon on Wednesday at Common Ground, 324 W. Main St., with Mayor Cindy Rosenthal as the guest speaker.
Three college gospel choirs unite for Saturday concert
At 6 p.m. on Saturday, the choirs from Oklahoma City University, the University of Central Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma will unite for a night of musical praise and worship titled “One Night with the King” at the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel on the campus of Oklahoma City University. The concert is free and open to the public.
Each year the gospel choirs from the schools present individual concerts. This year the leadership of all three choirs collaborated to bring together the combined choir of more than 40 students, musicians and special guests.
Although admission is free, there will be a donation offering accepted that will benefit the Mission Ministry of the Inner City Church, which is a regular community service project of Oklahoma City University’s Generation Blessed Gospel Choir.
OU’s Gospel Choir is under the direction of alumnus Ryan Marsh and Elijah Frederick. The UCO’s Ebony Gospel Choir (EGC) is led by Am’re Ford. Isaiah Bailey is the president of OCU’s Generation Blessed Gospel Choir ministry and Brian W. Fugett is the director.
For more information, call Bailey at 501-615-4129 or Fugett at 625-3775.
— Transcript Staff