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Area religious services and events


October 13, 2017

Alva Church of God

Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at

Alva Friends Church

Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m .; coffee and donut fellowship at 10:10 a.m .; worship at 10:30 a.m. Alva Friends Church is on the corner of College Avenue and Center Street.

Avard Christian Church

Sunday services are from 2-4 p.m. Avard Christian Church is 7 miles west of Alva on Highway 64 and 7 miles south on County Road 370, or 6 miles south on Highway 281 and 7 miles west on Garvin Rd. Avard Christian Church, Rt. 2 Box 92, Alva, OK 73717. Pastor Neal Gordon, 580-431- 2646; cell 580-430-8464.

Barnes Street Church of Christ

Sunday worship services will be at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. (7 p.m. during daylight savings time). Visitors are most welcome to attend the worship services. For more information, contact Landis Trekell (327-0865), Andrew Rhodes (327-3368), Brian Gaddy (327-5130) or Gray Fields (327-6676).

Bible Baptist Church

Sunday, Oct. 15: Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. There are graded classes for children, a teen class and two adult classes. Our worship service starts at 11 a.m. We will continue our study in the minor prophets in the book of Haggai. Junior and Teen Impact meet at 5 p.m. Our evening service will start at 6 p.m. Wise Guys and Gals also meets at this time. This ministry is for children in preschool to third grade.

Tuesday, Oct. 17: Celebrate Recovery meets on Tuesday nights at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-based recovery program to help provide a safe place to discover a Savior who can give freedom from hang ups, hurts and habits. Everyone is invited to attend.

Wednesday, Oct. 18: Prayer and Bible study begins at 7 p.m.

As always, transportation and nurseries are available for all services. We look forward to having you and your family visit us this Sunday!

Capron United Methodist Church

Come visit us at the little church on the prairie. Church service at 9:30 a.m.

Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church

Pastor Harold Henson and the Cedar Grove family invite you and your family to join us as we learn truths of Jesus' love, grace, forgiveness, joy and fellowship in 10 a.m. Sunday school and 11 a.m. worship. We would love to get to know YOU!

Our Worker Appreciation Truck Stop is back up and running on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

The church is located 7 miles west of Alva, on U.S. Highway 64, turn north onto County Road 370, drive 10 miles to the S curve, and take half of the S and straight onto Major Road. The church is located 2 miles west on Major Road. Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church, 35021 Major Road, Alva, OK 73717.

College Hill Church of Christ

Sunday Bible class for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Following the weekly fellowship lunch, the afternoon service will begin at 12:45 p.m. Don't miss a Sunday with our great Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

From our family to yours, we sincerely invite you to worship God with us this coming Sunday. Be encouraged and lifted up as we sing songs of praise, lift up our prayers to God, observe the Lord's Supper, and hear a portion of His eternal word. You will be sure to enjoy our “no visitor left behind” policy which means that, as a visitor, yo14 will be greeted and we would love the opportunity to get to know you more.

Dacoma United Methodist Church

Everyone is welcome. Fellowship coffee and doughnuts are at 8:45 a.m. Worship service with Rev. Don Jones is at 9 a.m.

All visitors are welcome at Dacoma United Methodist Church, which is located at 900 Main St., Dacoma, Oklahoma. If you have a need, contact Rev. Don Jones at 580-541-8381.

First Assembly of God

Morning worship will be at 10:45 a.m. Evening worship will begin at 6 p.m. For more information please contact us at 580-327-0894.

First Baptist Church

Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. is followed by morning worship at 10:30 a.m. The choir will rehearse at 2 p.m.

First Christian Church

Sunday, Oct. 15: Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. (On Fifth Sundays, we have a breakfast here at the church during this time.) Worship begins at 10:30 a.m., as does Worship and Wonder for children over 4 years of age; nursery is provided for children under age 4.

Pastor Ron will bring the sermon “Making Excuses” based on Matthew 22:1-14.

Elders will be Mike Meier (scripture reader also serving at Beadles) and Tena Martin (lay leader also serving at Share). Deacons will be Shannon Morris (counter also serving at Beadles), Chris Morris (greeter also serving at Share), April Argo (captain) and Steve Sneary (greeter).

Ann Shirley will be the Sunday school teacher. Allison Inman will teach Worship and Wonder. Amanda and Delaney Lambert will work in the nursery. Connie Anton will have the Children's Moments. Kelly Parker and Bill Beeler will run the sound and video.

Monday, Oct. 16: Quilting group begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 17: Our Annual Bean Supper will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. People can get tickets from our members or you can call the church office at 327-0194 and we will make sure you get tickets.

Wednesday, Oct. 18: Adult Bible study and children's choir practice begin at 6 p.m. Adult choir practice starts at 6:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

Sunday, Oct. 15: The adult Sunday school class begins at 9:30 a.m. The worship service begins at 11 a.m. The liturgists are Della Miller, Phyllis Brunsteter and Patty Harkin. The ushers are Greg Smith (head), Kerri Bell, Kathy Watkins and Kelly Benson. The Hymn-Sing Sunday worship service will include favorite hymns sung as a congregation and played as solos by Dr. Rod Murrow.

Monday, Oct. 16: Evening Circle will meet at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 18: No dinner.

Thursday, Oct. 19: Session meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 22: Congregational meeting after worship.

First United Methodist Church

Saturday, Oct. 14: At 9 a.m., the Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet in the Education Building.

Sunday, Oct. 15: Sunday school classes begin at 9:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. is our worship service. Dr. Carol Cook Moore's sermon, “Spirit Gifts,” is from 1 Corinthians 12:27-31. Liturgist is John Ryerson. Naicee Gugelmeyer will present Children's Time. Ushers are Steve and Pam Gale, Gary and Charlotte Murrow, Karleen White, and Greg Dietz. Nursing home services will be held at Beadles Home at 3 p.m. And at Share Home at 3:45 p.m. Confirmation class begins at 5 p.m. for 7th through 12th graders. Trustees meet 6 p.m. Finance Committee meets at 6:45 p.m. Church Council meets at 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 16: At 5:30 p.m. will be the Sherrill Bell Choir rehearsal.

Tuesday, Oct. 17: UMW Circles meet: Priscilla at 9:30 a.m. in the church parlor (hostess Paula Bloyd, co-hostess Mary Hamilton, devotion Betty Benson, program Leta Guinn), Mary-Martha at 2 p.m. at Teresa Sutter's home (co-hostess Peggy Mapes, devotion Jean Sneary, program Leta Guinn), Hannah at 7 p.m. in the church parlor (hostess Beverly Kinzie, devotion Carmen Eicken, program Liz Kinzie).

Wednesday, Oct. 18: No choir rehearsal, dinner or classes with children or youth (fall break). 6:30 p.m. Adult class, “Spirit Gifts,” will meet. Leap into Health wellness group will meet in Church Parlor.

Hopeton Church

Hopeton: a non-typical church! You don't have to dress in a suit to be accepted; you can wear your jeans, get a cup of coffee, and enjoy contemporary music, great videos, and a relevant message.

Hopeton Church meets at 10 a.m. at the main campus in Hopeton, just a few short miles south of Alva on 281. Coffee bar begins at 9:30 a.m. in the new children's wing. We have something for every age: nursery, children, teens, adults, women's support groups, and adult small H.O.M.E. groups for fellowship.

19390 County Road 440, PO Box 7, Hopeton, OK 73746. Phone: 580-435-2400, fax: 580-435-2401, email:, Web site:

eXtreme Youth Center

Sixth-grade to 12th-grade students are invited to come to this fun place to hang out after school and through the summer. The eXtreme is under the direction of youth pastor Stony Kalonga. Sumer hours at the eXtreme are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Town and Country Christian Church

Friday, Oct. 13: Manhattan College Christian Team will be here at 6 p.m. with activities and a meal following.

Saturday, Oct. 14: Manhattan College Christian Team activities start at 10 a.m., with a meal at noon.

Sunday, Oct. 15: Sunday school for all ages will begin at 9:30 a.m. Manhattan Christian College Team will share during the Sunday school time. At 10:30 a.m. worship service will begin. Justin Williams will bring the communion meditation. Neal Gordon and Justin Williams will serve communion. Children's Church: Cherie Lau or Anita Jacobson. A member of Manhattan Christian College will bring the message. A fellowship meal will be had in honor of the college team after the morning worship service.

Tuesday, Oct. 17: Senior Saints will meet at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 18: Youth group will meet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Zion Lutheran Church

Rev. Aaron Wagner is the pastor of Zion Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) at Third and Maple.

Sundays: Divine Worship starts at 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion twice monthly. During Advent and Lent, Zion holds Wednesday services at 7 p.m. Weekday School (grades 3-6) meets at 3:30 p.m.

Weekly meetings: Handbells practice (Mondays at 5 p.m.), confirmation class for grades 7 and 8 (Wednesdays at 5 p.m.).

Monthly meetings: youth group, Seasoned Saints (third Tuesday at 1 p.m.), Ruth Circle (first Monday at noon), Lutheran Women's Missionary League (first Tuesday at 6 p.m.).

The Lutheran Early Care and Education Center (327-1318) offers care for children as young as six weeks old, as well as an after-school program.

Vacation Bible School will be May 22–25, 9–11:30 a.m.

For more information concerning Zion Lutheran Church call 327-0510 or e-mail


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