Back to School Bash
The annual Back to School bash will take place beginning at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Cornerstone Church in Grove.
The event will begin with games and activities at 5 p.m., on the church parking lot, with burgers hitting the grill starting at 5:30 p.m.
The church is located at 501 South Main, Grove.
New series at Cornerstone
Sheri Burnaman will teach a new series, “Points To Ponder" beginning at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23, in the sanctuary at Cornerstone Church, Grove.
The series focuses on prayer using the points: passion, possibilities, purpose and position. The series continues weekly until Sept. 20, and is open to all adults.
The church is located at 501 South Main, Grove.
Preacher & Travelers in Concert
Nashville Recording Artists Preacher & Travelers will perform a country gospel concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25, at the Jay Community Center, 429 South Ninth Street in Jay.
For more information, persons interested may call Patrick Quick at 918-864-7126 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gospel & Giggles in Grove
A joint concert, billed as "Gospel & Giggles" will take place at 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 27, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Grove.
The event pairs the piano stylings of Terry Jordan with the comedic tenor of Patti Beth Anderson.
The event, which includes a finger-food reception, as well as a meet-and-greet photo opportunity, costs $35 per person. Reservations are advised.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4113.
Dennis Jernigan in concert
Worship artist, songwriter and author, Dennis Jernigan, will be in concert at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 3, at Lake Center Baptist Church.
The event is designed as a community-wide praise and worship celebration. It’s free and open to the public. A love offering will be taken to defy expenses.
Jernigan has written numerous songs and released more than 20 full-length cd’s. His most recent work is entitled Days of Awe.
Jernigan and his wife, Melinda, have been married for 30 years. They have nine children and make their home in Muskogee.
The church is located at 29020 South Highway 125, on the edge of Monkey Island. For more information, persons interested may contact 918-257-5202, email@example.com or http://lakecenter.church.
Beth Moore Simulcast
Volunteers at First United Methodist Church, Grove, will host a Beth Moore Simulcast, Captivated, the Wonder of Christ on the Winding Road, from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, at the church.
Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are $20, which includes lunch, snack, childcare and door prizes. Free childcare is available, with pre-registration for students 6 months to 10 years.
Tickets may be purchased online at groveumc.org, the church office, or Trench Brothers Graphics and Sissy's Place, both in Grove.
The church is located at 1005 Leisure Road, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-5148 or Karen Swenson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-964-0900.
Blackwood Brothers in Concert
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, an award-winning gospel music group, will perform at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, at Trinity Baptist Church, Grove.
This is the seventh appearance by the Blackwoods in Grove.
The event is free and open to the public. The church is located at 206 Elk St, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4063.
Right Choices Corn Maze
The staff of the Right Choices Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch will hold its half price opening weekends on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17, and Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24, at the maze near Southwest City, Mo.
The corn maze and pumpkin patch is open from Saturday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Oct. 29, at 1161 Manning Road, Southwest City, Mo.
For more information, persons interested may visit http://www.rightchoicescornmaze.com or call 417-762-3695.
Walk for Life
The annual Abundant Blessing Center Walk for Life will take place at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24, starting at the Grove Sports Complex.
A timed 5K, it is open to both runners and walkers. It also includes a one-mile fun run/walk.
Cost is $25 per person for the timed 5K, $20 for a one-mile fun run. Persons interested may register by Sept. 10, in order to receive a t-shirt on the day of the race. After Sept. 10, registration for the 5K increases to $30.
For more information, to see a route map, or to signup online, persons interested may visit https://runsignup.com/race/ok/grove/abcwalkforlife.
Building 429 in concert
Building 429, with Josh Wilson and Chris August will be in concert on Thursday, Oct. 5, at Grove's First Baptist Church in Grove.
The doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $25 for artist circle. Tickets are available at the church office or online at itickets.com.
For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4419. The church is located at 501 East 13th Street, Grove.
Bluegrass Jam at St. Andrew's
Musicians of all ages are invited to take part in the weekly Bluegrass Jam from 6 to 9 p.m., every Monday, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Grove.
All ages and levels of ability are welcome. The event is open to the whole family.
People are encouraged to participate or sit back and listen. Free coffee and water are provided.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is located at 555 East Third Street, Grove. For more information, persons interested may contact Rev. Dr. David L. Bridges at 918-786-4113 or email@example.com.
Grand Lake Senior Friends
The Grand Lake Senior Friends meets from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., every Thursday, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Grove. It includes games, crafts, music and lunch.
For more information, persons may call Fran Rahn at 918-786-4113 or Fr. David Bridges at 918-801-2203.
Taste of Grace
Taste Of Grace, a free soup outreach ministry, organized by members of Grace Presbyterian Church, Grove, will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m., every Wednesday, at the church.
The event is designed to provide soup to anyone, no questions asked. No preaching, just "made from scratch soup."
For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6191. Grace Presbyterian Church is located at Fourth and Main, Grove.
Caring Kitchen/Feed My Sheep
Volunteers with The Caring Kitchen and Feed My Sheep have combined efforts to provide their services on the same day.
The Caring Kitchen, now located at 11th and Washbourne, in Jay, will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, while Feed My Sheep will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, across the roadway in its facility.
Caring Kitchen 2.0 will provide a nutritious meal once a week in its new location in Jay. Feed My Sheep will provide a food pantry for those in need on the same day.
The combined operation is designed to allow the two organizations to join forces in order to serve members of the community.
Treasure Quest at Cornerstone
Students Kindergarten to Sixth Grade are invited to participate in Treasure Chest, every Sunday at 10:15 a.m. at Cornerstone Church, Grove.
The event includes a variety of activities for students to take part in, while their parents are in morning worship.
The church is located at 501 South Main, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-6164.