- Ada, Oklahoma

August 30, 2013

Religion Briefs

Ada —

Gospel singing set at Konawa

Seminole Arbeka Baptist Church hosts a gospel singing at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1.

Master of ceremonies is Al Brown, Ada. Special singers are Al Brown and Company. All singers are welcome.

The church is located four miles east of Konawa on Lake Road. If traveling from Ada, it is located 14 miles north of Ada on state Highway 99, then turn on Lake Road.

Concession items of hamburgers, stew, chili and cake will be available.


Marriage discussed in classes

Dr. Jimmy Evans, author and conference speaker, conducts a marriage seminar that is being used at Ada Baptist Temple each Sunday at 9:45 a.m.

Evans deals with the many problems that occur in many relationships. He deals with these subjects in a humorous yet biblical way.

These classes are free and are accepted as pre-marital counseling for those who are planning to be married.

Ada Baptist Temple is located at 301 Napier St. and is pastored by Mickey Hollars and Robert Eberle. For more information or transportation, phone the church office at 580-436-4546.


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.

Noah's Ark program presented

Arch Bonnema presents a 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.


Family Matters series scheduled


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.'"

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 E. 14th St. 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.