Patriotic Cantata at Cleora UMC

Members of the Cleora United Methodist Church choir will present a patriotic cantata: America, Voice of Freedom, A Vision for the Future, at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 2, at Cleora UMC.

The event will provide a salute to the Armed Forces, give thanks for God’s blessings and sing of the hopes and dreams for the country - and others - as well as include music of peace.

The church is located at 451154 East 295 Road, Afton, next door to the Cleora Public Schools.

For more information, persons interested may call 918-256-3665.

McGlasson in Concert

Nashville recording artist Melinda McGlasson will be in concert in two venues on Sunday, July 2, in northeast Oklahoma.

The morning concert, at 10:45 a.m., is part of the worship service at Welch Baptist Church, Fifth and Curtis Street, in Welch. It will include a variety of music, including some with a patriotic theme.

The second concert takes place at 6:30 p.m., at Calvary Baptist Church, 434 North First Street in Vinita. It will include a variety of music, including some selections from McGlasson’s newest album.

McGlasson, a native of Oklahoma, is a contemporary Christian artist. She currently resides in the panhandle of Oklahoma with her husband and sons.

For more information, persons interested may contact Welch Baptist Church at 918-788-3592 or Calvary Baptist Church at 918-256-3427.

Celebrate America at Cornerstone

Celebrate America will be the theme of the worship service on Sunday, July 2, at Cornerstone Church in Grove.

Pastor Sheri Burnaman will present the message, along with patriotic music, singing and a video.

The church is located at 501 South Main, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6164 or visit

First UMC's Freedom Fest

On Monday, July 3, members of First United Methodist Church, Grove, will host the third annual "Freedom Fest" an All-Church Independence Day Celebration, beginning at 7 p.m., at the church located at 1005 Leisure Road, Grove.

The event will include games for small children, and outdoor viewing of the City of Grove's Wolf Creek Park fireworks display.

Participants are encouraged to enter the property using the paved drives from Leisure Lane, and bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. The event will include music by the church's praise band and bounce houses for kids.

The venue is designed to be a family-friendly setting to view the fireworks. Participants are asked to refrain from smoking. In keeping with city ordinances, no alcohol or fireworks will be permitted at the site.