BY BILL SHERMAN World Religion Writer
Saturday, November 03, 2012
11/03/12 at 3:23 AM
TMM to offer seminar on sexual misconduct liability
Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry will sponsor a seminar Nov. 13 to teach congregations how to protect themselves from liability for sexual misconduct.
Topics will include when and to whom to report misconduct, whether the congregation should have written policies and whether the employee should be fired.
Panelists will be Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris, District Court Judge Joe Sam Sassar, Tulsa Police Detective Danielle Bishop, State Department of Human Services Region V deputy director Kelly Johnson and attorneys Paul Brunton, Clark Brewster, Bill Wilkinson and Pat Cremin.
The seminar will be held 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at South Brooke Church of Christ, 1132 E. 38th St.
The seminar is $50 per congregation for up to three representatives, and free for TMM members.
To register, call 918-582-3147 or go to tulsaworld.com/tmm by noon Nov. 12.
OCCJ opens registration for Youth Interfaith Tour
The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice is taking reservations for its 31st annual Operation Understanding Youth Interfaith Tour.
The tour will be held 12:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Al-Salam Mosque, Hope Unitarian Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center.
This tour gives middle school students exposure to different religions in Tulsa. Proselytizing is not allowed, and clergy at each site will talk and answer questions.
Charter buses will take students from site to site. Some instruction will be given on the buses.
The tour targets middle school students, but adults and high school students can attend as mentors.
The cost is $5. For more information, contact the OCCJ office at 918-583-1361 or via email at email@example.com.
40 Days For Life closing event set for Sunday
Central Church of the Nazarene, 7291 E. 81st St., will host the closing event of the 40 Days For Life prayer vigil.
The vigil began Sept. 26 with a rally at the Garden of Hope, a park owned by the Catholic Diocese of Tulsa across the street from Tulsa's only abortion clinic.
It will end with a celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Central Church.
The vigil included round-the-clock prayer for an end to abortion.
Kirk of the Hills hosts veterans program Nov. 8
Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian, 4102 E. 61st St. will host a free program for veterans at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 8.
The program will include lunch, music from the Kirk of the Hills Preschool, a message and shared memories.
For reservations, call 918-494-7088 by Nov. 5.
TU, First Presbyterian hosts lecture series
The 10th annual Welch Collection Lecture Series will be held Sunday and Monday at the University of Tulsa and First Presbyterian Church, 709 S. Boston Ave.
Speakers will be J. Andrew Dearman, director of Fuller Theological Seminary's Houston campus; Timothy George, founding dean at Beeson Divinity School at Samford University; and Andrew Purves, professor of theology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Sunday sessions at First Presbyterian by various speakers will be held 8, 8:30, 9:30, 10:50 and 11:05 a.m, and 7 p.m., followed by a dessert reception.
On Monday, sessions will be at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Tyrrell Hall at TU and 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian, followed by dessert reception.
All sessions are free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. For reservations or more information, call Mary McKee at 918-631-2546 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rhema's college weekend event starts Friday
The annual college weekend at Rhema Bible Training College, 1025 W. Kenosha St. in Broken Arrow, will be held from 7:30 a.m. Friday through noon Nov. 11.
The event gives prospective students an opportunity to attend classes, talk with instructors and learn about programs offered.
For more information, call 918-258-1588, ext. 2238.
Rabbi Charles Sherman to present RSU lecture
Rabbi Charles Sherman, Temple Israel, will deliver the Rogers State University's annual Maurice Meyer Distinguished Endowed Lecture on Thursday.
The free public lecture will be held at 11 a.m. in the Will Rogers Auditorium on RSU's Claremore campus, 1701 W. Will Rogers Blvd.
His topic will be: "Are They Humanity, Too?"
Sherman will retire next year after serving as rabbi of Temple Israel congregation since 1976. He has been active in Tulsa's interfaith community for decades.