- Ada, Oklahoma

January 24, 2014

Religion Briefs

Ada — Eberle to speak at Ada Baptist Temple

Robert Eberle will preach at Ada Baptist Temple Sunday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. He invites his friends to be present for the services as he has not been able to preach for some time. Ada Baptist Temple is located at 301 Napier Street. For more information or transportation, call the church at 580-436-4546.


Church offers lessons on coming of Christ

New Life Apostolic Faith Church offers lessons on the coming of Jesus Christ (Matthew 24 — when the sun is darkened and the moon turns to blood) and on Jewish feasts. For more information, phone 436-1765. Pastor is M.D. Bates.


St. Joseph Youth to host Chili-Cook-Off

The youth group at St. Joseph Church will host a chili cook-off Sunday, Jan. 26, at noon in Benedictine Hall at 1300 E. Beverly. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 per person which includes sampling of the chili recipes and a beverage. Each person will be given a ballot to vote. There will also be a silent auction table with various items. The proceeds will be used to help the youth attend the Steubenville Youth Conference in July.


Chili dinner slated

Ada First Free Will Baptist Church is holding its Annual Chili Dinner, Friday, Jan. 31 at Ada First Free Will Baptist Family Life Center (15th and Ash).  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.  For more information, phone the church office at 332-3319.


ABT Spanish Department meets Sundays

Ada Baptist Temple’s Spanish Department meets every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for Bible study, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. for preaching and worship and then on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. for prayer and Bible study. It is led by Pastor Tomas Chavez. Ada Baptist Temple is located at 301 Napier St. For more information or transportation, call the church office at 580-436-4546.

Youth leads Sunday services

Grace Christian Fellowship held its quarterly Youth Led Sunday morning service Jan. 19, marking the fifth year of youth led services at Grace. 

The service was opened by College Minister Justin Cody, who led the youth praise band and introduced the speakers. 

Anna Lawler, Chandler sophomore at East Central University and member of the Grace college group, shared her recent experiences from a “Culture Exchange” trip to East Asia. As an infant, Lawler was adopted from Hong Kong by an American family. 

“I gave up Christmas with my family because I have always wanted to go to China and share the love and hope that Jesus has given me to the place where I was born,” she said. 

“I was so excited to see everything about China and to meet as many people and share all that I could. Our group went over in order to share our Christmas traditions because the Chinese people are fascinated by them.”

Also preaching during Grace’s youth led event was former East Central student Justin Greenawalt. Greenawalt, from Tecumseh, returned from an 11 month mission trip called the World Race. 

“The last year was basically a whirlwind that started me in South America in Bolivia and Peru and took me from South Africa and Swaziland through some Eastern Russian countries and left me in Thailand,” he said. “In my time, I saw some amazing people living the Gospel of Jesus to the poor, the hungry, and the lost. I am so thankful for the experience and for all that God has done for me.” 

Spencer Cody, media minister of Grace, said, “Grace as a church invested prayers and finances into both the trips because we have a strong desire to see Jesus change lives. I am so thankful for these two for their sacrifices to go and share and for being part of a church that has a heart for people everywhere.”