• 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 morning worship information form.https://forms.gle/7HNk2GQfJQBXNrH1A

 

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

Direct Links to worship services:

May 31, 2020 - Pentecost Sunday Worship - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhFoIitQH9s

May 24, 2020 - Worship Service - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAwVcUT8YZM

May 17, 2020 - Youth Sunday  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwTr7iwEHrE

May 10, 2020 - Mother's Day Worship - https://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=pFI0wINwPE4

May 3, 2020 - Communion Worship:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOFdXAvJw9I

April 26, 2020 Worship Service:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH-LO2oFUfg

April 19, 2020 Youth Sunday Service:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW31lfgSXf0

April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday worship:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExpzTGx0TmQ

April 5, 2020 Palm Sunday worship:   https://youtu.be/fVP40nHHsbA

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

 

 


 

 

I have thought and prayed over the last few days as to what I can say that will be heard and respected.

     I want to tell you what I understand about race. I want to tell you how my gut is torn up and I do not sleep well because my dear friends of color are deeply afraid of the escalating evidence of a deep-seated racial hatred in this country.  Every time I come up with the sentences, I think of all the ways someone can choose to dismiss what I am saying.  Then I received this statement from our Bishop, Jimmy Nunn.  I offer it to you now as I say with him, “racism is not Christian, it is demonic.” It is time to do more than pray.  I pledge myself to efforts that will seek and solidify racial justice.  I pledge myself to repenting of my own silence while others live threatened.  It’s time for the Church of Jesus Christ to cast out the demons that plague us and keep us from living as the body of Christ. Will you join me?

Pastor Carol


Racism has no place in the Church of Jesus Christ 5/29/2020

     Racism has no place in the Church of Jesus Christ. Neither does it have a place in society. Racist beliefs, attitudes and actions have their roots in hatred and are manifest in cruel, life threatening and life ending actions, and betray all of humanity. Racism is sin.

     It is incomprehensible that racially motivated murders have been occurring with alarming frequency in the United States. A recent communication from the Council of Bishops named a few of the victims: “The list of innocent Black lives who have been needlessly killed grows each day: Eric Garner, Terrence Crutcher, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Samuel DuBose, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Laquan McDonald, Sandra Bland, Walter Scott and now Ahmaud Arbery. These are just some of the ones we know. We are saddened that there are many more names that could be added to this list.” Unfortunately, another person has been added to that list. George Floyd has joined that list of persons who have been murdered.

     Oklahoma has seen its share of horrific acts as well. Within the last few weeks, a delivery man, who was doing his job was detained by over zealous persons. He kept his cool, knowing that if he took any action, it could cost him his life. The virtual graduation ceremony at OCU was hacked and defaced with racist filth. The cowardly perpetrator(s) are free to plot more terror. Countless people, especially people of color, live in fear of random racist actions.

     Racism is not Christian. It is a lie. It is demonic. It destroys. It is not what we believe.

     The 2016 General Conference passed a resolution that I have reproduced below. This resolution was recently included in a letter from the Council of Bishops. It is a reminder of what we believe and a call for us to commit to act on our beliefs.

     “Because we believe: 1. That God is the Creator of all people and all are God’s children in one family; 2. That racism is a rejection of the teachings of Jesus Christ; 3. That racism denies the redemption and reconciliation of Jesus Christ; 4. That racism robs all human beings of their wholeness and is used as a justification for social, economic, environmental, and political exploitation; 5. That we must declare before God and before one another that we have sinned against our sisters and brothers of other races in thought, in word, and in deed; 6. That in our common humanity in creation all women and men are made in God’s image and all persons are equally valuable in the sight of God; 7. That our strength lies in our racial and cultural diversity and that we must work toward a world in which each person’s value is respected and nurtured; 8. That our struggle for justice must be based on new attitudes, new understandings, and new relationships and must be reflected in the laws, policies, structures, and practices of both church and state. [Therefore,] we commit ourselves as individuals and as a community to follow Jesus Christ in word and in deed and to struggle for the rights and the self-determination of every person and group of persons.” [2016 Book of Resolutions, #3371]

Let us not be deceived by racist propaganda. It is not of God. Instead, let us follow Jesus Christ.

James Nunn, Bishop

Oklahoma Area and Indian Missionary Area

The United Methodist Church


Online Giving

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Cancellations

Sunday morning worship will begin onsite on June 7th.

There will be two services: one at 8:30 a.m. for people who are at a higher risk of contracting the virus. 

The second one will be at 10:45 a.m.

You can only attend one service per Sunday.

All Sunday School classes and events are still cancelled until further notice! 

 


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