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Alva Church of God

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

Sunday: Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening worship begins at 5:30 p.m. Young adults gather at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Wednesday services include 7 p.m. Bible Study, and youth group also meets at 7 p.m.

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

Saturday, May 25: Ladies' Spring Bible Study meets at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Sunday, May 26: Our Sunday School and Adult Bible Study Groups 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. Pastor's new sermon series, “Sand and Stars – the Study of the Patriarchs,” continues 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. Wise Guys and Gals also meets at 6 p.m. This ministry is for children in preschool to third grade.

Tuesday, May 28: Celebrate Recovery meets on Tuesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 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, May 29: Our midweek prayer meeting and Bible study begins at 7 p.m.

As always, transportation and nurseries are available for our 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 come this Sunday to worship with us. Pastor will preach a message concerning titled “Remembering the Past.” Come fellowship and grow closer to Christ with us this Memorial Sunday.

Our Worker Appreciation Truck Stop is continues every other Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the church. Stop by and see us.

Come join us every Sunday for Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. 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 go straight onto Major Road. The church is located 2 miles west on Major Road. Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church, 35021 Major Road, Alva, OK 73717. You can also visit our website:

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Service times at Alva Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have changed: Sunday meetings will now be two hours instead of the previous three-hour block. The Alva Branch will now conduct services from 10 a.m. to noon each Sunday at the church building located at 1467 Thunderbird Rd., next to the Alva Recreation Center. Visitors are always welcome.

General authorities of the church at headquarters in Salt Lake City announced the change, effective in January, at the church's semi-annual General Conference in October. Leaders also announced a new program of home gospel study for individuals and families that correlates with the Sunday lessons.

The new two-hour block will consist of two meetings each week. Sacrament meeting (worship service) is scheduled 10-11 a.m. for all ages. The second hour will alternate between Sunday school for youth and adults on the first and third Sundays and Relief Society/Priesthood for adults and Young Men/Young Women for youth on the second and fourth Sundays. The branch president will determine the fifth Sunday curriculum. Children will attend Primary classes every Sunday for the second hour.

The curriculum for home study, Sunday school and Primary will center on the New Testament throughout the year with a theme of “Come Follow Me.” Anyone seeking more information can contact the Alva missionaries at 580-278-5592.

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, located at 425 College Ave. in Alva, 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 3 p.m. is Share Convalescent Home. Handbell practice is at 4 p.m. Church supper is at 5 p.m., followed at 6 p.m. by Team Kids (first through sixth grades); Bible study (Philippians), Jonah (women), “33” (men); and praise and worship team. Choir rehearsals are at 7 p.m.

First Christian Church

Sunday, May 26: 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 Kyle Woods (also serving at Beadles) and Sherrie Benson (also serving at Share) and deacons Karee Shirley (counter also serving at Beadles), Brooke Pingelton (greeter also serving at Share), Mel Stout (captain) and Debbie Walcott (greeter).

Joy Meier will have the Sunday school program. Terri Leeper will teach Worship & Wonder. Connie Anton will have the Children's Moments. Joy and Mike Meier will be in the nursery. Bill Beeler and Kelly Parer will run sound and video.

First Presbyterian Church

All are welcome!

Sunday, May 26: Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Worship service begins at 11 a.m. Rev. Bud Ruggia will bring the sermon “Healing Invisible Wounds.” Liturgist: Larry Glass. Psalter: Psalm 67. First reading: Revelation 21:10, 22:1-5. Second reading: Acts 16:9-15. Gospel reading: Luke 7:1-10.

Monday, May 27: Closed for Memorial Day.

Alva First Presbyterian Church is located at 628 Church St.,corner of 7th and Church, in Alva.

First United Methodist Church

Sunday, May 26: Sunday school classes will begin at 9:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. is worship service.

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 10:30 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.

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, May 26: At 9:30 a.m. will be Sunday school for all ages. The adult Sunday school lesson will be “Called to Be Transformed,” from Romans 12:1-8. At 10:30 a.m. worship service will begin. Chuck Lightfoot will bring the communion meditation. Chuck Lightfoot and Justin Williams will serve communion. Children's Church: Cherie Lau or Anita Jacobson.

Monday, May 27: Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 28: Town and Country Saints will meet at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 29: Youth group will meet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Zion Lutheran Church

Please join us on Sundays for Sunday school and worship with Rev. Aaron Wagner at Zion Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) at Third and Maple streets.

Sundays school (children and adults) begins at 9:15 a.m. Fellowship is at 10 a.m. Worship starts at 10:30 a.m. with Communion on the first and third Sundays. During Advent and Lent, Zion holds Wednesday services at 7 p.m.

Weekly Happenings: Weekday School (grades 4-6) meets on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Handbells practice Mondays at 5 p.m..

Monthly meetings: Pitch Group (first Sunday evening of the month), Ruth Circle (first Monday of the month at noon), LWML (first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.), Seasoned Saints (third Tuesday at 1 p.m.), Youth Group.

For more information about Zion Lutheran Church call 580-327-0510 or e-mail [email protected] or [email protected]


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