University Lutheran to host Oktoberfest

University Lutheran Church and Student Center will host Oktoberfest 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the church parking lot at 914 Elm Ave.

Grilled bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato salad and other traditional dishes and beverage for all ages will be available followed by dancing under the stars to the polka music of the Bohemian Knights Band.

Anyone wanting to attend is asked to call the church office at 321-1584 for planning purposes.

St. Michael's to celebrate 30th anniversary

St. Michael's Episcopal Church will celebrate Michaelmas and its 30th Anniversary Saturday. The celebration begins with evening prayer 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner. Several founding members, including some from out of state, will attend and be honored. Former rectors, the Rev. Wallis Ohl, retired, and the Rev. Richard Burris, also plan to be present. After dinner, there will be musical entertainment, telling of anecdotes,? games, and other activities.? A Living History Project, consisting of biographical sketches of? the congregation, will be presented . This project was initiated by church youth leaders who wanted to become better acquainted with members of the congregation.?

McFarlin plans Bonus Years meeting

McFarlin Bonus Years will meet 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, in Fenn Hall at McFarlin United Methodist Church, 419 S. University Blvd. The Meeting will focus on two parts of the world where "love in action" is carried out.

Fran Terry, a Bonus Years alumna who now lives in El Dorado, Ark. will speak on the missionary efforts of her church's efforts to relieve the medical and educational needs of the children of Haiti.From a small school built in 1981, the Haitian Education Foundation has grown to involve support from churches and individuals from Florida to Oregon.Forty-seven schools now educate more than 12,000 children in the mountains of Southern Haiti.

Lunch costs $5.00. Call Polly Sandlin, senior adult director for more information, 321-3484.

Free concert at First United Methodist

Edgar Cruz will perform at a free guitar concert 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church of Moore, 201 W. Main St.?CDs will be available for purchase. Free childcare will be provided.?

Heartland Harvest to host men's conference

Heartland Harvest Church and Pastor Jeff Burns will host the men's conference, "Band of Brothers Men's Conference 06'", Oct. 13-14, 3650 E. Robinson St.This year's theme is "Armed and Dangerous."

The conference is intended to empower men to reach their God purpose in every arena of their lives, organizers said. Services will begin 10 a.m. Friday with praise and worship, ministry by FUEL dance team and a message from the Elder Greg Madden. Lunch will be provided to all registered users following the morning service. During the luncheon there will be an opportunity for an in-depth discussion on men's ministry issues, assisted by area pastors and others such as Van Courson, the Oklahoma ambassador for Promise Keepers.

The Friday service, which is free and open to the public, will begin 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Pastor Lester Cody of Faith Crossing Church in Forney, Texas.

The conference will conclude with Pastor Cody speaking 10 a.m. Saturday and a special anointing service for all men.

Registration is $25, including breakfast Friday and Saturday, as well as a luncheon Friday afternoon.

In honor of October's designation of "National Pastor Appreciation Month," the church is inviting all senior pastors along with one assistant to be guests to the two-day event, as the registration fees are waived. Call 366-8118 or visit the Web site,, for more information.

Gospel singer to perform Sunday in Lexington

Singer, musician and evangelist Donnie Sneed will perform at two services at Liberty Gospel Tabernacle in Lexington.

Sneed began performing at age 9, playing with his his father and two brothers. Together, they performed across the country with the Grand Ole Opry.

The family quartet also played in Las Vegas and Nashville, Tenn.

Sneed has performed with many well-known musicians over the years, including Roy Acuff, Roy Clark and Bob Wills.

Sneed was inducted into the Arizona Country Music Hall of Fame in 1995.

His performances consist of country, pop, gospel music and yodeling.

Sneed will perform 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Liberty Gospel Tabernacle is located at 13401 Slaughterville Road.Call 527-6030 or 527-9755 for more information.

Minimum wage campaign comes to Oklahoma City

Local faith leaders brought the Rev. Paul Sherry to Oklahoma City Tuesday to speak out about raising the state minimum wage.

Sherry spoke about the moral obligation religions have to campaign for social justice.

Sherry is the coordinator of Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign, a faith-based action group. Sherry is the former president of the United Church of Christ.

"Only four states have more to gain from an increase in the minimum wage," the Rev. Paul Hansen, said, Kansas and Oklahoma conference minister for the United Church of Christ.

Hansen helped organize the event to raise awareness about low wages in Oklahoma.

McFarlin fundraiser features storytelling

Mcfarlin United Memorial Methodist Church is gearing up for its annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser.

The church will sell pumpkins, gourds, hay bales and Indian corn at the corner of University and Apache.

Daily storytelling will be presented for pre-school age children during the sale.

The event begins Sunday and runs through Oct. 31.

Call 321-3484 schedule of events and operating hours.

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