Area religious services and events
September 7, 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 http://www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org.
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, Sept. 9: Sunday school and adult Bible study groups 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.
Monday, Sept. 10: At 7 p.m. is the monthly ladies' fellowship.
Tuesday, Sept. 11: 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, Sept. 12: 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 Nathan Hosier 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, Sept. 9: 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 Jason Gaisford (also serving at Beadles) and Chet Shelite (also serving at Share) and deacons Cameron Gaisford (counter also serving at Beadles), Steve Sneary (greeter also serving at Share), Brandi Miller (captain) and Melanie Gaisford (greeter).
Doris Roberts will teach Sunday school. All teachers will teach Worship & Wonder. Connie Anton will bring the Children's Moments. Tricia Coday will be in the nursery. Kelly Parker and Lauren Parker will run sound and video.
First Presbyterian Church
Please join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. All are welcome.
First United Methodist Church
Saturday, Sept. 8: At 9 a.m., Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet in Education Building.
Sunday, Sept. 9: 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 Good Samaritan,” is from Luke 10:25-37. Liturgist, Children's Time and ushers will be members of United Methodist Youth. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. is Connect and Reboot on the church grounds. Everyone is invited to join us for food, fellowship and fun.
Monday, Sept. 10: At 6:45 a.m. is the Methodist Men breakfast meeting.
Wednesday, Sept. 12: At 11:30 a.m. is the ribbon-cutting for the Vera Mae Foster Home. At 5:30 p.m. is Chancel Choir rehearsal. At 6 p.m. is Wednesday Night Live fellowship dinner, followed by classes for children and youth from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Also at 6:30 p.m., the Leap Into Health wellness group meets in Church Parlor. The group is led by Dr. Liz Kinzie, and is open to everyone.
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.
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.
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 http://www.sacredheartalva.org.
Town and Country Christian Church
Sunday, Sept. 9: Sunday school for all ages will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Sunday school lesson for the adult class will be “God Creates Lights and Life,” from Genesis 1:14-25. At 10:30 a.m. worship service will begin. Justin Lau will bring the communion meditation. Clark Schultz and Justin Lau will serve communion. Children's Church: Cherie Lau or Anita Jacobson. Pastor Paul Cole will bring the message.
Tuesday, Sept. 11: Town and Country Saints will meet at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 12: Youth group will meet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 30: Fellowship meal will follow the morning worship service. Hi-Plains School of Missions will be at the church for the 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. They will also have a different missionary speak at the church each night at 7 p.m. from Sunday, Sept.30, through Thursday, Oct. 4.
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]