The Norman Transcript


January 18, 2013

Religion roundup

NORMAN — Singles group to meet tonight

The singles of First Baptist Church of Moore, 301 NE 27th St., will host Friday Night Live for Him at 7:30 tonight.

An optional dinner for $5 will begin at 6:30 p.m.   

For more information, call 793-2624 or email

‘Prayer Encounters’ workshop at Memorial Presbyterian

A workshop with the Rev. Paul Burns, author of the book “Prayer Encounters,” will be at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1 at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 601 24th Ave. SW.

The book will be available for sale, but it is not necessary to read it prior to the workshop.

There is no cost to attend and reservations are not required.

For more information, call 329-3640 or email A nursery will be provided by reservation only.

Paul Burns grew up in Norman, the son of Memorial Presbyterian Church pastor Jim Burns, and earned a bachelor of music degree from the University of Oklahoma. After working as regional retirement planning consultant for Fidelity Investments in New York City, Paul graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and was a candidate for ministry in Indian Nations Presbytery. He now serves as pastor of Priest Lake Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tenn.

For more information on the book, visit

Sign-up to begin Sunday for retreat

Early bird sign-up for the annual Women’s Retreat at Trinity Baptist Church, 801 N. Peters Ave., will begin on Sunday.  

The women’s precept study of 2 Thessalonians, “So You Won’t Be Deceived About His Coming,” begins on Jan. 29, and the Beth Moore study, “Stepping Up: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent,” begins on Feb. 12.

Call the church office, 321-2000, for more information.

— Transcript Staff

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