Religious services and events


September 17, 2021

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 visit Bible Baptist Church. We would be honored by your visit to our services.

Our Family Discipleship will start at 9:30 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. Family Discipleship emphasizes family learning and will provide the tools necessary to help parents teach the Bible to their children.

Our morning service begins at 10:30 a.m. Junior and Teen Impact, our student ministry for grades 6-12, will meet at 5 p.m. Our evening service will begin at 6 p.m. Wise Guys, a character-based program for grades pre-K to third grade, begins at 6 p.m.

Celebrate Recovery meets on Tuesday nights 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.

Our Wednesday prayer meeting and Bible study starts 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 a message. We will livestream the sermon if you are not able to come in person. 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. Our worship service has a blend of contemporary and traditional music. We have a group study Sunday evening at 6 p.m. at the church. Our youth will meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Our Worker Appreciation is every other Tuesday.

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

The Alva Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has returned to a full regular meeting schedule. Sacrament meeting (worship service) begins at 10 a.m., followed by regular second-hour meetings for children, youth and adults. Visitors are always welcome. The building is located at 1467 Thunderbird, Alva, next to the Alva Recreation Center. Anyone wanting to learn more about the church can contact the missionaries at 580-491-1501.

College Hill Church of Christ

College Hill Church of Christ is currently meeting only Sunday morning (9:30 class, 10:30 worship) and Wednesday night at 7 p.m. No Sunday afternoon service or meal.

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 begins at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday morning. We currently do not have an evening service.

Our church is located at 904 5th St. We can be reached at 580-327-0894, and Pastor Donnetta Hunter can be reached at 580-571-4575.

At First Assembly of God, you are only a visitor once – after that, you are part of our family!

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.

Visit us online at

First Christian Church

Sunday: We will have services at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. Worship will be both inside the sanctuary and online via Facebook live ( Rev. Drew Kirtley will bring the sermon. Elder Joe Shirley will be lay leader. Elder Philip Antonwill be scripture reader. Deacon captain will be Glenn Cushenbery. Deacons Melanie Gaisford and Heath Isenbart will be greeters. Deacon Cameron Gaisford will be the counter. Tena Martin will lead Sunday school and Becky Pingelton will lead the Children's Moment. Dani Cushenbery will lead Worship & Wonder. Gracee Hill and Kaylen Woods will be in the nursery. Meghan Kirtley and Hunter Miller will run the audio and video.

First Presbyterian Church

Sunday: Worship will be at 11 a.m. (with social distancing; masks are optional). Readings will be Proverbs 31:10-31 and Mark 9:30-37. Rev. Bud Ruggia will bring the message “How Tall Are You?” Liturgist will be Kerri Bell.

Tuesday, Sept. 21: Session meets at 6 p.m.

Wednesdays: Youth group meets at 6 p.m .; meal is provided, followed by Christian education.

First Presbyterian Church is at 628 Church Street. ALL are welcome.

First United Methodist Church

Located at the corner of College and Church and online at, Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. and worship begins at 10:30 a.m. We look forward to seeing you.

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 will resume in-person services this Sunday, Feb. 28. For more information, or to watch services online, please 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 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 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.

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.

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]


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