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Cascia Hall Alum Spencer Thomas Takes Vows

Cascia Hall is proud to announce that Spencer Thomas took his first vows in the Augustinian Order on Aug. 4.  Thomas grew up in Tulsa and graduated from Cascia Hall in 2011.  While at Cascia, he participated in soccer, drama/musical theater, ultimate frisbee, and bowling.  He went on to earn his BA in Classics from Missouri State University.

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Christian Science Sponsors ‘Finding God, Faith’ Lecture

Many people are looking for better health and a deeper, more meaningful way of life. Practitioner of Christian Science healing and international speaker Michelle Nanouche says, “Spirituality isn’t just a lifestyle choice. It is the basic element of true being.”

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Small Broken Arrow Church is Making a Big Impact Around Town and the World


Broken Arrow’s Hope Church may rank among the community’s smallest houses of worship, but it is making its presence felt in a big way around the community — and around the globe.

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Life ChurchPartners with 111 Project

111Project celebrated another year in partnership with Life.Church Broken Arrow recently and accepted a $20,000 grant that will help them continue to meet the needs of foster families in the community.

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Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration Recently Held

In his 2008 National Jewish Book Award-winning “The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews,” Father Patrick Desbois documented for the first time the murder of 1.5 million Jews in Ukraine during World War II.

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St. Bernard of Clairvaux Readies for Extravaganza

Parishioners of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church are getting ready for their annual Dinner Extravaganza fundraiser to be held at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in Tulsa May 5.

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ORU Commemorates the Life of Billy Graham


Reverend Billy Graham, the famous Christian evangelist who spoke at the 1967 dedication of ORU, died on Feb. 21 at the age of 99. According to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website, his ministry included Graham’s preaching of “the Gospel to nearly 215 million people in 185 countries and territories.”

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Partners with Life.Church

Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrated another year in partnership with Life.Church recently. At the celebration, BBBS accepted a $20,000 grant that will help them continue their mission to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally-supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better.

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Restore Hope Ministries is 40

Restore Hope Ministries, with a mission of preventing homelessness, alleviating hunger, supporting education, and promoting hope for families recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with the traditional 40th anniversary gemstone, the Ruby, considered the stone of love, energy, passion, power and a zest for life. At Restore Hope, there is love, energy, passion and zest for life in its mission is to restore families in financial crisis to economic and spiritual vitality.

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ORU Chapel an Integral Part of Student Life


The Oral Roberts University campus is home to unique architecture in many of its structures, with gold tones and unorthodox shapes. One building is an echo of the large tents that held the revivals of Christian televangelist Oral Roberts. Students, faculty, staff and administrators gather twice per week in Christ’s Chapel for a 60-minute chapel service. No classes are held during this time, and campus dining closes for chapel attendance.

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Life.Church Continues Working with Reading Partners


Life.Church is part of the Evangelical Covenant Church, which is described as “a growing multi-ethnic denomination.” Life.Church has multiple campuses located in eight states, using video streaming to allow different churches to hear messages from the senior pastor Craig Groeschel or another pastor on staff. The church says its “mission is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. That’s how we’re able to make a difference, and it’s the driving force behind everything we do.” Founded in 1996, the church celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016.

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Area Jehovah’s Witnesses Gather For Conventions


For two weekends in June and July, approximately 6,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses from northeast Oklahoma and Kansas visited the Tulsa area to attend the religious group’s three-day annual conventions, held at the University of Tulsa’s Donald W. Reynolds Center.

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Big Biblical Ideas From First Baptist’s Deron Spoo


Deron Spoo, lead pastor of the First Baptist Church Tulsa, has stewarded his 2,,000-plus congregants and overseen an impressive amount of church growth and expansion for the past 17 years. He has spent these years formulating thoughts for his recently published book, “The Good Book: 40 Chapters That Reveal the Bible’s Biggest Ideas.”

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St. Bernard’s Dinner Extravaganza is May 13

The St. Bernard’s Catholic Church Annual Dinner Extravaganza will be Saturday, May 13 at 6 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel. Tickets are $100 each, which includes dinner, music by The Grady Nichols Band, 99 drawings for $100 and the chance to win the 2017 Ford Mustang pictured at the right or $25,000.

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Salvation Army Captain Ken Chapman Brings Enthusiasm


Since relocating in June 2016 to Tulsa from his command in Jackson, Mississippi, Salvation Army Area Commander and Captain Ken Chapman has formed a strong opinion about the people in the community. He says, “People here are incredibly friendly with an incredible work ethic. It’s very impressive and refreshing.”

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