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Church Calendar


March 20, 2020

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.

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

Bible Baptist Church will suspend worship services this week at the recommendation of our government.

On Sunday at 11 a.m. We will record and have live-stream services on our Facebook page. The church will be open at that time if you need any assistance.

Our response team is in place and is available to assist our community in this time. If you need assistance, prayer or help with errands, please give us a call at 327-1582 or 430-9219.

Celebrate Recovery will stay open and meet on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to help meet the emotional and spiritual needs of our community. Please observe the CDC's guidelines for social distancing and please refrain from coming if you have a fever or symptoms of COVID-19.

Rest assured that when this crisis is over, Bible Baptist will be ready to restart all of our ministries. We are praying for you at this time.

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. We know that you may not feel comfortable coming out so we will live-stream the service on Facebook. Pastor will preach a message titled “Whips and Thorns That Heal.” We look forward to seeing you.

We are a country church that serves Christ and community with agape love. Come join us every Sunday for Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. We also have a group study Sunday evening at 6 p.m. at the church.

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.

Our Worker Appreciation Truck Stop continues every other Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the church. Stop by and see us. The ladies' sewing group meets on the first and third Thursday of every month in Hardtner.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Alva Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is temporarily suspending all services and meetings as directed by church leaders in Salt Lake City. The temporary closures are in response to the Covid-19 threat. Members are encouraged to continue gospel study at home with their families, using the Come Follow Me for Individuals and Families manuals.

The church has also made changes to spring General Conference, which is scheduled for April 4-5. Only the Tabernacle Choir and general authorities scheduled to speak will be allowed into the Conference Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Audience members should plan to view the conference at home via the internet at, (also available on some satellite systems) or the church's Youtube channel. In the past, this broadcast has been available at the Alva building, but this will also be suspended. The meetings are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. both days. The Saturday night meeting is at 7 p.m. All times are CDT.

The church has canceled General Conference only once in its history and that was in October 1957 during a severe flu outbreak. Technology advances have allowed the twice-yearly conference sessions to continue without cancellations since then as they are broadcast via satellite to church buildings around the world and more recently on the internet.

The church has also temporarily closed all public spaces and buildings on historic Temple Square in Salt Lake as well as temples throughout the world, including the Oklahoma City Temple. The weekly Tabernacle Choir broadcasts will continue, but no audiences will be allowed to attend either the weekly practices or performances. These can also be viewed online Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m.

Anyone needing to contact local church leaders can reach President Karsten Longhurst at 801-645-8064 or First Counselor Robert Armstrong at 801-361-8756.

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 available to rent for parties and events. For questions, call 580-435-2400 or email

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 Blvd., Alva.

First Christian Church

First Christian Church of Alva, out of concern for the health of the congregation and in compliance with the CDC guidelines, has cancelled services at the church this week. More information will be forthcoming. However, Pastor Drew will have a service live-streamed on Facebook. Everyone is invited to watch from their homes.

First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church of Alva has suspended Sunday worship and Wednesday youth gatherings through the month of March. The worship and youth schedule and guidelines will be reviewed and updated after April 1.

The church office will remain open during regular hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.

Members who need pastoral care may call the church office at 580-327-3895. We will work to secure pastoral care as requests are received.

Please continue to reach out to one another by phone, mail, email and social media in the coming days. Call your friends and family. Check on your neighbors. Open your Bible. Pray.

The session of the First Presbyterian Church of Alva issued the following statement: “During this time, we will continue to be the Church for one another as we remain an ongoing presence in our community. Let’s continue to minister encouragement during this difficult period. The COVID-19 virus has been a disruptive force in the world. But our Lord is not in panic mode and has a way for us to survive the crisis and strengthen our ministry. We will get through this as we rely on the Lord for His provision of guidance, knowledge, and power.”

First United Methodist Church

Sunday: Please join us for coffee and conversation in the Welcome Area in the north foyer from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Sunday school classes begin at 9:30 am. Worship service starts at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Carol Cook Moore will bring the sermon.

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:, 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.

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

Town & Country Christian Church is located at 829 Church St. For more information, call 580-327-0811.

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 or Pastor Foote at


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