BY Staff Reports
Saturday, November 10, 2012
11/10/12 at 2:56 AM
OCCJ to honor three at 54th annual awards dinner
The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice will honor three Tulsans with long religious ties to the community at its 54th annual awards dinner Tuesday.
They are Rabbi Marc Boone Fitzerman, Congregation B'nai Emunah; the Rev. Marlin Lavanhar, pastor of All Souls Unitarian Church; and Sheryl Siddiqui, with the Islamic Society of Tulsa.
The 7 p.m. dinner will follow a 6 p.m. reception at the Tulsa Convention Center downtown.
Victory's Dream Center to dedicate new wing
The Dream Center, Victory Christian Center's outreach center at 200 W. 46th St. North, will dedicate its new 20,000-square-foot wing at 11 a.m. Saturday.
The addition will allow the center to expand its medical facilities and cafeteria and will provide additional classrooms for educational programs, after-school care and summer programs.
The new wing also will house a warehouse for food distribution and a clothing center.
"The Tulsa Dream Center has always been a place that not only meets humanitarian needs but also meets spiritual needs and helps many to improve upon life skills," said the Rev. Sharon Daugherty, co-founder of the center and pastor of Victory.
The south Tulsa church founded the Dream Center about 12 years ago after years of holding monthly outreach programs in that area under a tent.
Cornerstone director to speak on poverty
Cornerstone Assistance Network will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a Faith & Family Night dinner at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the German American Society building, 1429 Terrace Dr.
National Cornerstone director Mike Doyle will speak on what churches are doing to address rising poverty.
Newly elected U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine will introduce a Community Transformation Challenge designed to engage 100 churches in programs next spring to help families in poverty.
Information and tickets for the event are available by emailing email@example.com, or by calling Cornerstone president Chris Beach at 918-734-0471.
Asbury's Harrison enters Rogers High hall of fame
The Rev. Tom Harrison, pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church, was among eight inductees Friday into the Will Rogers High School Hall of Fame.
Harrison (class of 1972) served several Oklahoma churches before becoming senior minister of Asbury in 1993 at age 39.
Under his leadership, Asbury became one of the largest and most influential United Methodist churches in the nation and moved into a new facility at 6767 S. Mingo Road.
Posthumous inductees were Fred Sanders (1945), spacecraft designer-builder; Warren G. Guntheroth, M.D. (1945), pediatric cardiologist; Donald "Babe" Chandler (1952), Green Bay Packers kicker and Super Bowl champion.
Other inductees were Neil B. Sparks Jr. (1954), Navy Cross recipient; Paul Davis, illustrator; Nancy Jo (Daulton) Beier (1956), opera singer; and Elvin Bishop (1960), musician.