- Ada, Oklahoma

November 29, 2013

Religion Briefs

Ada — Church moves to new location

Cross Cut Cowboy Church has moved to 1100 U.S. 377, seven miles from Main Street on U.S. 377 or six miles from CLEET on the right side of the road. 

Services are at 9:30 a.m. Sunday,  followed by lunch. Thursday services begin at 7 p.m.


Church conducts Bible study

The United Church of God, publisher of The Good News Magazine and producer of the internationally televised Beyond Today TV program will be hosting a public Bible study titled "4,000 Years of Christmas."

What is the origin of Christmas?

Why is Christmas on Dec. 25?

What does God think of Christmas?

Believe it or not, most Christians have never heard the Bible’s answer to these questions. Attend to learn the plain truth from the Bible.

This free and informative Bible study will be held Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at Ada Public Library. For more information, phone 918-724-4166 or 405-833-5084.


Keith Burden to speak in Ada

Ada First Free Will Baptist Church hosts Keith Burden as a guest speaker Sunday, Dec. 1. Burden is former pastor of Ada First Free Will Baptist Church and executive secretary of the National Association of Free Will Baptists.

Morning worship on Sunday is at 10:30 a.m. 

Fore more information, contact the church office at 580-332-3119.


Live Nativity set at Ada church

First Presbyterian Church, 301 E. Kings Road, Ada, presents a live nativity on Saturday, Dec. 21, and Sunday, Dec. 22. Both nights will be from 6-8 p.m. 

The event is open to the public. 


ABT lists holiday scheduled

Sunday begins the holiday season,  and Ada Baptist Temple announces its holiday schedule:

• Sunday school and Bible study are at 10 a.m.

• Sunday preaching and worship are at 11 a.m.

• Sunday evening service  are 6 p.m.

• Wednesday prayer and Bible study are at 7 p.m.

All services are open to the public. 

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


Mark of the beast discussed

New Life Church of the Apostolic Faith welcomes everyone to study about the mark of the beast mentioned in Revelation 13.

For more information, phone 436-17654.

Refreshments will be served.


Spaghetti dinner set Dec. 5

United Campus Ministry at East Central University hosts a spaghetti spectacular fundraiser dinner Deb. 5 at First United Methodist Church, 129 W. 14th. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., and dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Jana at or 580-436-3400.

All proceeds will benefit United Campus Ministry.

Methodist plans 'Home for Christmas program

First United Methodist Church has undertaken an ambitious program for Advent and Christmas titled “Home for Christmas.”

The programs and activities to be included are as follows:

• Dec. 1 will be the first Sunday in Advent with Holy Communion. The Rev. Jana Hogg will be preaching at both 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services.

• Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. will be the “Hanging of the Green,” which is an outstanding musical production in the church sanctuary.

• Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Compassionate Friends annual memorial service in the church chapel.

• Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. “The Messiah” by a voluntary choir from churches of all denominations in Ada.

• Dec. 11 at 5:45 p.m. Christmas caroling at the nursing homes and home bound people.

• Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. the church's Los Posadas with Melody Baggage presenting the special music.

• Dec. 24 Christmas Eve candlelight communion service at 6 and 11 p.m., with the “Luminarias” pointing the way to Bethlehem!

• Dec. 25 from 3-6 p.m. Davos’ Diner Christmas dinner complimentary for all the community.

• Dec. 29 special  year end services with the Rev. David L. Daniel preaching at both services.

Child care available at all services.

First United Methodist Church is located at 129 W. 14th. For more information, phone 580-332-1398 or email or visit

Sing-along of 'Messiah' slated at  Ada church

First United Methodist Church of Ada will host a sing-along of a Christmas favorite, George Frederick Handel's "Messiah."

Traditionally the "Messiah" is the most performed vocal composition during the holidays throughout the United States and internationally. It was first performed a concert given for charitable purposes at Dublin, Ireland, April 13, 1742, with Handel conducting the performance.

Many people in the Ada area have sung the "Messiah" at one time or another. Anyone who would like to sing is welcome, according to church officials. 

The event is open to the public. Those attending are asked to take a copy of the "Messiah." However, there will be copies available at the church.

Choruses that will be performed are "And the Glory of the Lord," "O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion," "For Unto Us a Child is Born," "Glory to God," "Behold the Lamb of God," "Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs," "And With His Stripes We Are Healed," "All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray," "Since By Man Came Death," "Worthy is the Lamb That Was Slain," "Amen," and "Hallelujah."

This festive event will be Monday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church of Ada. Accompanists are Rudy Lupinski and Phyllis Danley. Conducting will be Rozzie Purdy, director of music ministries at FUMC. 

For more information, phone 332-1398 or 332-6624.

Life Community Church welcomes children's ministry director

ADA — Life Community Church (LCC) welcomes Abigail Garcia as the new children’s ministry director for the church. Garcia, who was already a member of the LCC congregation, will assume the position on Dec. 1.

Garcia, from Edmond, is currently a freshman student at East Central University, working toward a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.  In her capacity as the LCC children’s ministry director,  Garcia will serve as leader of the Life Kids I and II Ministries and other designated youth-oriented events.

“We are so pleased to welcome Abigail Garcia to this important ministry position at Life Community Church,” LCC Senior Pastor Mickey Keith said. “Abby has all the qualities one would want in a children’s ministry director.  She’s a strong Christian, has a love for and a wonderful rapport with children,  and she’s motivated to share the Gospel with our youth.”

Garcia, who plans to teach in an elementary education setting after graduation, says her work as the LCC children’s ministry director will help to make her the best teacher she can be.

“I’ve always been drawn to children because of their curiosity and enthusiasm,” Garcia said.  “You can see it in their eyes, and it has an effect on you.”

Garcia says she was attracted to Life Community Church because of the atmosphere and energy she found there.

“Life Community has the community feel of a smaller church, but the breadth of programs and activities that you find in larger churches,” she said.

An honors graduate of Edmond Memorial High School, Garcia is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.  While still in high school, she was also enrolled in undergraduate childhood education classes at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.  She was a cross-country runner in high school and maintains an active involvement in long-distance running.

Life Community Church is a non-denominational Christian church founded by Mickey Keith, senior pastor, and his wife, Glenda, in February 2006. The Keiths have been full-time ministers since 1980.  Keith is also president of the Independent Assemblies, a national organization whose members work together in ministries, missions and fellowship programs.

LCC is currently located at 330 East 14th St. in Ada.  The church offers a variety of evangelical ministries to adults, young adults and children,  and the LCC supports Bible schools, churches and orphanages in Mexico, Philippines, Kenya, Haiti, India, Ivory Coast and Guinea-Bissau.

For more information about the church, phone 580-427-6230, visit the website at or Life Community Church on facebook.