Living room chats with Pastor Carol



Sunday School | 9:30 a.m.

Sunday Service | 10:30 a.m.

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





Fidelis Class meets in the Church Parlor

(photo by Fred Neuman)

First Row: Yvonne Carmichael, Judy Martin (now deceased),

Mary Holder, Shirley Bellah.

Second Row: Lois Brown, Suzanne Resler,

Sherry Harzman, JoAnne Melton.
Current members include Jean Sneary,

Joyce Hickman, Rita Polf, Ruth Welborn.


The class was founded by the wives

of servicemen during World War 2.



Join us for small groups! Small Group is a group of persons who are committed to fellowship, prayer, study with one another. This opportunity will help you grow in Christ and will enrich our fellowship!

The book for this first study is The Jesus Priorities: 8 Essential Habits. Come and experience this meaningful way to practice your faith! It will be worth your time!

Call us at 580-327-2571 for the small group schedul!


They tell us what to wear when we are headed outside, what to plant, when to harvest, and what to celebrate. Seasons are markers in the year that move us toward a destination: another year older, an advancement in school, another year in a profession or in retirement. Have you ever thought about SEASONS that move you closer to God?

LENT is the season for Christians to prepare for Easter by seeking to be closer to Jesus, to follow his teachings, to practice the disciplines of faith (Bible study, worship, fasting, prayer, giving). It is five weeks long, ending in Palm Sunday and Holy Week. We will walk from March 6 to April 13 preparing to eat with Jesus at the Last Supper on Holy Thursday, April 18.

This year, we will be “Running to Jesus” as we explore creating habits that are the “Jesus Priorities” and studying the scriptures that tell us about many persons who ran to Jesus—even to the cross.

I invite you to mark your calendar with this schedule:

  • April 7,14,21 – Lenten Worship, 10:30 a.m.
  • Adult Confirmation Class—Sundays at 6 p.m.
  • April 3, 10, 17 | Small Group Study: The Jesus Priorities: 8 Essential Habits.
  • April 18 |Holy Thursday Dinner and Worship at 6:30 p.m. | Worship at 7:15 p.m.

You see, writing down the dates helps you make an intentional decision to be present during this season. There are two opportunities for adult study. We will begin Small Groups on Wednesday nights. I will also be teaching an Adult Confirmation Class for those who have never been baptized or made a profession of faith or want a refresher course on what we believe and why. A nursery will be provided for both classes as needed.

So, it’s time. It’s time to get ready to focus on journey of Jesus to the cross and what it means for you. It’s time to take a look inside and dig around to explore what needs to be “weeded” in your life. It’s time for Lent. Will you make this a meaningful Lent for you and your family?


To be a Greeter, Usher, Liturgist, Children's Time, Choir Member, U.M. Women, U.M. Men or Work with the Youth, please talk to Carol or Call the Church Office.

   August 2019   
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Sunday School
9:30 AM
We have numerous Sunday School classes that you will be sure to find the perfect fit for you. Call us at 580-327-2571 to ask which one you would be better suited for!


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