• Choir Loft Sunday School Class
  • COBRA Sunday School Class
  • Discovery Sunday School Class
  • Fidelis Sunday School Class
  • We Are One Sunday School Class
  • The Seekers Sunday School Class

 

 

 


Sunday worship service videos are available on Youtube & the Alva FUMC Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/alvafumc/ 

Direct Links to worship services:

March 29, 2020 worship:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQdwDsUaVaE

March 22, 2020 worship:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaBzZdj0XSg

In-person worship, Sunday school, and church activities are cancelled until further notice.   The Church office is closed to the public until further notice - please call 327-2571 if you have questions. 


Like wind, beautiful sunsets and  wheat, United Methodists are everywhere in Northwest Oklahoma! As pastor of the Alva First United Methodist Church, I want to invite you to join us on Sunday morning for learning and worship.  Beginning in September our Wednesday Night Live will resume.  This congregation is eager to share the love of Jesus Christ and to include you in our missional teams.  

Do you know Jesus? We will share with you our stories and you will find him in our prayer, fellowship, learning and worship!  I look forward to meeting you soon-

 

Pastor Carol

 

 


 

 

Cancellations

All classes, services and events at the church are cancelled until further notice!


The new normal.

     This is a term we use when there’s a new baby or a new emptiness in the household. It means that what was normal will not be again. At first, we think we will be able to go back to where things were at some point. Then reality sets in and we realize a family of two has now become a family of three. A family of two has now become a family of one. Whether you are adding or subtracting, the new shakes us up. 

     In this pandemic life, questions continue to role through our thoughts and conversations: Will they shut us down completely? Will we have a confirmed case in Woods County? How am I supposed to homeschool these children? When will we be able to go back to Church? How am I supposed to watch that worship service if I don’t have a computer? Is it still okay to go to the grocery store? What’s going to happen to the economy? Why can’t I/we just…. Enough questions? 

     As I typed that paragraph out, my throat became a little tight and my stomach started to knot. I think my blood pressure jumped a point or two. It may be helpful to get the questions out, to write them down. If you stay in the questions only mode, it will be a very anxious place to spend your time. As you adjust to whatever is new in your routine, ground yourself in habits that will bear the fruit of hope and faith.

     In Sunday’s message, I asked you to pray Psalm 23 each day. Choose a time of day and setting in which to offer this prayer. Pray it together as a family or in your alone time. Psalm 23 reminds us of whose we are and what God is doing and will do for us. Most importantly, through it we speak those faithful words: “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; your rod and your staff—they keep me safe.” (NRSV Psalm 23:4). Finally, Psalm 23 assures us that we are in the house of God. What a big house! What a full dwelling place. 

     When I pray this prayer, I will visualize all of you in this house. I will remember what Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday has looked like. I will see God’s arms holding us—and this whole hurting world.

I’ll see you in my prayers and hopefully on the internet.

 

Pastor Carol

 

Savior, like a shepherd lead us, Much we need Thy tender care;
In Thy pleasant pastures feed us, For our use Thy folds prepare:
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus,Thou hast bought us, Thine we are;
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus, Thou hast bought us, Thine we are.

Dorothy A Thrupp, 1836

 


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