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October 25, 2019

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

Sunday: 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 starts at 11 a.m. Come and sing the great hymns of faith and a message focused on making the Bible applicable to your life today. Today, Pastor will continue his sermon series on the family.

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 6 p.m. Wise Guys and Gals will meet at 6 p.m. Wise Guys and Gals is a ministry for preschool to the third grade.

Tuesday: 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: Our midweek prayer meeting and Bible study will be at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 31: Make plans to join us at our church on Oct. 31 for our annual Light Up the Night. There will be family fun for all with bounce houses, games and, of course, candy! The fun begins at 6 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: Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. Pastor Nathan will continue a series titled “Back to Basics.” He will share thoughts from the 23rd Psalm. We look forward to seeing you.

Ordinarily we have a Sunday evening group study at 6 p.m., but we will not have it this Sunday. Instead, we will be participating in the Trunk-r-Treat in Alva. Join us at 5 p.m.

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

Thursday: The ladies' sewing group meets on the first and third Thursday of every month in Hardtner.

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 2 miles west on Major Road. Cedar Grove Wesleyan Church, 35021 Major Road, Alva, OK 73717.

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, you 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

The eXtreme, located at 425 College Ave. in Alva, is a ministry of Hopeton Church. Students in sixth through 12th grade are invited to come hang out, play games, work on homework and enjoy time with friends after school from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The eXtreme is currently closed for the summer for renovations. See you in the fall.

The eXtreme is available to rent for parties and events. For questions, call 580-435-2400 or email [email protected]

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: 9:15 a.m. small groups, 10:30 a.m. morning worship with nursery provided

Tuesday: Noon Brown Bag Bible Study. Bring your lunch and enjoy the fellowship.

Wednesday: 3 p.m. Sharing at Share Convalescent Home, 6 p.m. Youth (7th Grade and up)

First Baptist Church is located at 714 College Boulevard, Alva.

First Christian Church

Sunday: 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 Drew Kirtley will bring the sermon.

Serving will be elders Chet Shelite (also serving at Beadles) and Mark Ream (also serving at Share) and deacons Marisa Orcutt (counter also serving at Beadles), Cameron Gaisford (greeter also serving at Share), Steve Sneary (captain) and Brandi Miller (greeter).

Extra deacons: Brooke Pingleton, Melanie Gaisford, Kandice Allen, Jimmy Allen, Shelly Cushenbery, and Karee Shirley.

Joy Meier has Sunday school. Allison Inman will teach Worship & Wonder. Rev. Ron Pingelton will have the Children's Moments. Trinity and Tatum Miller will be in the nursery. Bill Beeler and Philip Anton will run sound and video.

First Presbyterian Church

Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Worship service begins at 11 a.m. Rev. Bud Ruggia will bring the sermon “RunningUpstairs.” Liturgist: James Bell. Psalter: Psalm 84:1-7. First reading: 2 Timothy 6:6-8, 16-18. Gospel reading: Luke 18:9-14.

Wednesday: Tiny Steps Halloween at 10:35 a.m. Youth group meets at 6 p.m. for a meal and religious education.

Thursday: Tiny Steps Halloween at 10:35 a.m.

Pastor Bud is always available to you via cell phone (580-542-4100). Alva First Presbyterian Church is located at 628 Church St., corner of 7th and Church, in Alva. All are welcome!

First United Methodist Church

Sunday: Please join us for coffee and fellowship in the Welcome Area from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Sunday school classes begin at 9:30 am., and worship service starts at 10:30 a.m.

Hopeton Church

Hopeton is a “come as you are” church! Located a few miles south of Alva on Highway 281, Sunday service starts at 10 a.m. Come early for coffee and fellowship. LIVE every Sunday morning on Facebook.

19390 County Road 440, PO Box 7, Hopeton, OK 73746. Office: 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: At 9:30 a.m. will be Sunday school for all ages. The morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. Communion meditation will be led by Neal Gordon. Serving communion will be Neal Gordon and Justin Lau. Offering prayer: Justin Lau. Children's Church will be led by Cherie Lau or Anita Jacobson. Pastor Paul Cole will bring the sermon.

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

Wednesday: Youth group meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Zion Lutheran Church

Please join us on Sundays for Sunday school and worship with us 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 the church secretary at [email protected] or Pastor Foote at [email protected]


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