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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. However, all of our in-person meetings have been temporarily postponed. These will resume once the CDC gives the go-ahead.

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

Are you looking for a church with honest worship and Biblical preaching? Come and try Bible Baptist Church. We would be honored by your visit to our services.

Due to the COVID concerns and out of an abundance of caution, we have suspended our student programs.

Our morning service begins at 10:30 a.m. There will be three ways to participate in our worship service. First, we will live stream our service over our Facebook page. Second, our front parking lot is reserved for those who want to listen from the safety of their car as we broadcast our worship service over an FM channel. Finally, we will be allowing worshipers into our building for regular services.

Our evening service will begin at 6 p.m. Again, we will be offering all three ways to participate.

Tuesdays: Celebrate Recovery meets 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.

Wednesdays: Our Wednesday prayer meeting and Bible study begin at 6:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please call the church at 327-1582 or Pastor John Clapp at 430-9219.

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 Nathan will share thoughts from 1 Corinthians and we will worship with communion. We know that you may desire to stay home so we will live stream the service. Search for Cedar Grove on Facebook. 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. Worship service will be at 11 a.m. We have a group study Sunday evening at 6 p.m. at the church.

Our youth will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.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 straight onto Major Road. The church is located 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 (suspended) from 9 a.m. to noon at the church. Stop by and see us. The ladies sewing group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month in Hardtner.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Alva Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will resume limited services on Sunday, June 28. Only a 45-minute sacrament meeting will be held beginning at 10 a.m. For the time being, services will be conducted every other Sunday.

Members are encouraged to continue gospel study at home with their families, using the Come Follow Me – Book of Mormon manual.

The church building is located at 1467 Thunderbird, Alva, which is next to the Alva Recreation Center.

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 [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

Notice: First Baptist will continue to livestream its services for the time being.

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

Sunday: We will have a Good Morning Service in the west parking lot at 8 a.m. Worship in the sanctuary and online will be at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Drew Kirtley will bring the sermon “No Hope In Sight,” based on Romans 8:12-25. The Praise and Worship Team will consist of Sally Nighswonger, Emily Bohlen and Myra Davison. Communion servers: David and Emily Bohlen.

Monday: Quilting and prayer blankets will continue from home.

Wednesday: Lunchtime Devotion will be on Facebook Live at noon.

First Presbyterian Church

Sunday: Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m .; worship will begin at 11 a.m. (with social distancing; masks are encouraged). Greg Smith will be the liturgist. Rev. Ron Pingelton will bring the message “Dreams.” Readings will be Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 and Genesis 28:10-19.

First Presbyterian Church of Alva is located at 628 Church St. ALL are welcome.

First United Methodist Church

There are two Sunday morning services: 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. We ask that people wear a mask although there is a section for non-mask wearers.

Gaisford Ministries/Midwest Healing Center Oklahoma

Healing and Miracle Services every Friday at 421 7th St., Alva, in the blue tin building from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Check us out on Facebook at Gaisford Ministries or call Nathan Gaisford at 580-430-9098 for more information.

Grace and Faith Fellowship

Grace and Faith Fellowship is holding regular services at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning. For more information, visit

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: Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

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

We will continue to practice social distancing recommendations; we will also continue to stream on Facebook Live @ Town and Country Christian Church Facebook page. Town & Country Christian Church is located at 829 Church St. For more information, call Pastor Neal Gordon at 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. We will honor Pastor Foote with a card shower after our worship service. His last Sunday in Alva is July 26th; after that, he will be at Zion Lutheran in Lahoma as their full-time pastor.

Sunday 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.

July 21-23: Rainforest Explorers VBS will be held from 2:30 to 5 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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