Area religious services and events


August 3, 2018

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 Andrew Rhodes (327-3368) and Brian Gaddy (327-5130).

Bible Baptist Church

Sunday, Aug. 5: Sunday school and adult Bible study will start at 10 a.m. There are three graded classes for children, a teen class, and two adult Bible classes. Join us for a time of learning and fellowship. Our worship service begins at 11 a.m. Come and sing the great hymns of faith and hear a message focused on making the Bible applicable to your life today. Junior and Teen Impact, our student ministry for fourth through 12th grades, meets at 5 p.m. Looking for a Sunday night service? We have one starting at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 7: Celebrate Recovery meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It 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, Aug. 8: Our midweek prayer meeting and Bible study meets at 7 p.m. This summer we are having a special video series study, “Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis.”

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.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Services at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with sacrament meeting (worship service). Sunday school classes for all ages, youth through adult, and Primary for children follow at 10:45 a.m. Priesthood and women's Relief Society meetings begin at 11:50 a.m. The church is located at 1467 Thunderbird, next to the Alva Recreation Complex. Visitors are always welcome.

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.

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.

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: Sunday school for all ages at 9:15 a.m. is followed by morning worship at 10:30 a.m., for which nursery is provided. The choir will rehearse at 2 p.m.

Tuesday: At noon is a brown bag Bible study – bring your lunch.

Wednesday: At 4 p.m. is bell practice. Church supper is at 5 p.m., followed at 6 p.m. by Team Kid, adult Bible study, youth Bible study, and choir practice.

First Christian Church

Sunday, Aug. 5: 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.

Serving will be elders Chet Shelite (also serving at Beadles) and Sherrie Benson (also serving at Share) and deacons Kandice Allen (counter also serving at Beadles), Jeff Koehn (greeter also serving at Share), Brooke Pingelton (captain) and Jimmy Allen (greeter).

Emily Bohlen will teach Sunday school. Melanie Gaisford will teach Worship & Wonder. Connie Anton will bring the Children's Moments. Kyle and Kelli Woods will be in the nursery. Kelly and Lauren Parker will run sound and video.

First Presbyterian Church

ALL ARE WELCOME. Please join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m.

First United Methodist Church

Sunday, Aug. 5: At 9:30 a.m. is Sunday school for all ages, including a nursery for infants and toddlers. At 10:30 a.m. is the worship service. Dr. Carol Cook Moore's sermon, “The Great Banquet,” is from Luke 14:15-24. Liturgist is John Vickers. Ushers are Steve and Pam Gale, Freddie and Marilyn Brown, Tom Boren, Greg Dietz.

The Baby Bank is available daily at the church office. Parents and guardians are invited to come in once a month for a voucher for free diapers and/or baby formula, redeemable at Alva's Market. The church office entrance is on the east side of the building off the parking lot (by the mailbox, the double doors into the annex connecting the main building to the education wing); up the stairs to your left. The office is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m .; Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Call the office at 580-327-2571 if you have questions.

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: [email protected], Web site:

Nazarene Church

Donut and coffee fellowship is at 9:15 each Sunday morning, Bible study for ages 6 and up at 9:30, and worship begins at 10:20 a.m. Nursery is available for children under age 6 during worship. Missions lessons for ages 6 through fifth grade are held the second and fourth Sundays of the month.

Two children received Christ as their savior while at Camp Bond this month.

Friday, Aug. 10 – Saturday, Aug. 11: Rummage sale at the church by donation. Bake sale items also available to beat the heat.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

The celebration of Holy Mass (Jesus in the Eucharist) is the source of our spiritual nourishment. Rev. Father Bala, Sagili Jesudas, is the parish priest (pastor) of Sacred Heart in Alva and its missions in Cherokee and Waynoka. You are welcome; be a part of the Sacred Heart Parish family.

Saturday: Waynoka services at Our Mother of Mercy Church include Sacrament of Confession at 4:30 p.m. and Holy Mass (Eucharist) at 5 p.m.

Sunday: Alva services at Sacred Heart Church include Sacrament of Confession at 8:15 a.m., Holy Rosary (1 and 3 Sundays) at 8:30 a.m., Holy Mass (Eucharist) at 9 a.m. Cherokee services at Saint Cornelius Church include Holy Rosary at 11 a.m. (all Sundays), Sacrament of Confession at 11:15 a.m., and Holy Mass (Eucharist) at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call 580-327-0339 or log onto

Town and Country Christian Church

Sunday, Aug. 5: Sunday school for all ages will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Sunday school lesson for the adult class will be “God's Justice,” from Romans 2:1-12. At 10:30 a.m. worship service will begin. Neal Gordon will bring the communion meditation. Justin Lau and Neal Gordon will serve communion. Children's Church: Cherie Lau or Anita Jacobson. Pastor Paul Cole will bring the message.

Tuesday, Aug. 7: Town and Country Saints will meet at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 8: Youth group will meet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 12: Fellowship meal will follow the morning worship service.

Sunday, Aug. 19: Rest home services will be this afternoon.

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 [email protected].


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