- Ada, Oklahoma

August 23, 2013

Religion Briefs

Ada —

Homer Baptist Church hosts A Servant's Heart Sunday

ADA — Gospel music group “A Servant’s Heart” will be ministering through song Aug. 25 at 10:45 a.m. at Homer Baptist Church, east of Ada, 13901 CR 3590.

Jimmy Hoffman, pastor, and members extend an invitation to come, enjoy, and be blessed by the gospel music of A Servant’s Heart.

The group was formed more than seven years ago and is comprised of Ada residents Patty and Jerry Bailey, Debby Flowers, Jim F. Miller, and Holly Wood. They have released their first CD project titled, “His Love Is Amazing.”

  An excerpt from the group’s CD jacket describes their call to ministry, “The Lord has called us into this ministry to lead others to the altar of worship and to fulfill His purpose in our lives: to share through song the Good News.”

For more information, phone 580- 235-1454 or email

Food distribution rescheduled

Philemon Baptist Church’s monthly food distribution has been rescheduled to Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. until noon. For more information, phone 332-2063.


Refuge giveaway set Saturday

The Refuge giveaway will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at 1001 Tipton Terrace, Ada. Items given away include diapers, water, vegetables and school supplies, and there will be a drawing for gift cards. Everything will be free. There will be a moon bounce and free food as well as other activities for children. For more information, phone 580-436-2279.


All night gospel singing set

Johnson Chapel United Methodist Church hosts its 68th annual all night gospel singing at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24.

The church is located five miles south of Allen on state Highway 48. Exit at the church sign and go three miles east and 1 mile south.

Featured singers include Eric Hins on Group from Nashville, Tenn., Jerry Tims Band, The Carptichers, Higher Ground, Leach Family and Cummings Family.

Guests need to take lawn chairs. Concession food and drinks will be available.


Church ladies host fellowship

College Heights Baptist Church invites all ladies interested in good food and   Christian fellowship to join them Saturday, Aug. 24,  for their monthly Ladies Breakfast at 10:00 a.m.   College Heights is located at 927 East 7th St. in Ada.  For more information, phone Pat at 421-6556.


Old-time religion preached

Ada Baptist Temple began 33 years ago with one of its goals being to preserve old-time religion.

Church leaders unashamedly preach and promote the King James Bible. The music is lively and exciting from the old-fashioned hymn book. Preaching is straight forward and right out of the Bible. The people are not afraid to worship God with enthusiasm led of the Spirit.

The Ada community is invited to visit Ada’s “Distinctively Different” church.

Ada Baptist Temple is located at 301 Napier St. For more information or for transportation, phone the church office at 580-436-4546.


Noah's Ark program presented

Arch Bonnema presents Noah's Ark expedition at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at Union Valley Baptist Church. The church is located seven miles southeast of Ada on state Highway 3.

See video footage, see pictures, see petrified wood pieces of the ancient ship and hear the evidence. Decide for yourself. Was this Noah’s ARK?

The event is open to the public.


Maximum overdrive 

Ada First Assembly of God is hosting a youth revival Aug. 24-25 with evangelist Mike McMullin from Baton Rogue, La. 

McMullen is an associate youth pastor of Crossfire Youth Ministry at Family Worship Center in Baton Rogue. He preaches the message of Jesus Christ with a boldness and simplicity that is all his own. 

He is a panel member of "Generation of the Cross with Gabriel Swaggart” seen weekly on SonLife Broadcasting Network.

McMullen will be ministering at a youth service at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, and in the morning worship service on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 10:45 a.m.

First Assembly is located at 300 E. 14th Street. For more information,  contact Jimmy Keith, pastor, at 580-332-2533. 


Grief support group begins 

A new GriefShare Group begins Tuesday, Sept. 3 in Ada. Sessions will be held at Central Church of Christ Family Life Center, 824 Stadium Drive, from 7-9 p.m.

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a loved one.  GriefShare groups meet weekly for 13 weeks to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. There is no charge for this grief support group. 

For more information, contact Barbara at 580-436-3248 or 580-272-7550 or the church office at 580-332-6411.


Inquiry class held at St. Joseph Catholic Church

For those interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, there will offer an evening of  inquiry about the Catholic faith on Tuesday, Aug. 27,  from 7-8 p.m.

The session will be located in the conference room of the parish office building located at 1300 East Beverly.  Signs will help direct participants to the meeting room.

Various topics will be presented and there will be time for questions and discussion. The inquiry sessions are the beginning steps in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.  The more formal classes will begin Sept. 10.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process by which a person may become Catholic. The process offers an opportunity to those who are searching for a way to meet their spiritual needs and to identify with a community of faith.  It is the church’s way of extending an invitation to explore what the Catholic faith has to offer. 

For more information, contact the parish office at 580-332-4811.

Life Community Church

hosts Family Matters series


ADA — Life Community Church hosts  Family Matters, a new sermon series by Mickey Keith, senior pastor. The series continues from Sept. 8-29 at the Sunday 10 a.m. service and is open to the public.  Over four consecutive weeks, Keith will discuss the importance of Christianity in the family covenant and its value in all relationships.

The series includes these:

• “Does the Family Still Matter?”  — Sept. 8.

• “Secrets of a Successful Family”— Sept. 15.

• “Family and the Five Love Languages” (featuring Jerry Duncan, Ph.D) — Sept. 22.

• “Kids Say the Darndest Things” — Sept. 29.

“In developing this series, I want to not only share what ‘matters’ to families — what makes them strong and thriving — but I also will make a strong, declarative statement that families, particularly Christian families, do ‘matter’ and they matter a great deal,” Keith said.

The series will include teaching materials as well as practical insights Keith has gained over more than 30 years as a non-denominational Christian pastor.  

“We will focus on some of the specific Biblical passages that provide insight and inspiration into why the family is important,” Keith said.  “In a time when secular values are affecting our culture in so many ways, I believe it’s essential to maintain a strong link between our Christian values and our families.  This is the core teaching in why ‘Family Matters,’” he said.

At Life Community Church, nurseries are available for children 3 years and under. Life Kids and J-12 classes (for ages 4-12) also meet weekly during the Sunday 10 a.m. service.  

Life Community Church is located at 330 East 14th Street in Ada.  The church was founded by Senior Pastors Mickey and Glenda Keith in February 2006.  For more information about the church, phone 580-427-6230, visit the website at or Life Community Church on facebook.