Monthly Community Sing

Volunteers at Grove Assembly of God the monthly gospel sing, at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 14, at the church, 29080 South 637 Road (east Highway 10), Grove.

The event, which began on the fourth Saturday of the month, has moved to the second Saturday.

The event will include a mix of gospel and contemporary music. Singers/groups are encouraged to take part. This month's featured singers are the bluegrass gospel singers: Simply Redeemed from northeast Oklahoma. A love offering will be received. Nursery care is available.

For more information, persons interested may call Bud Keith at 417-775-4121 or Pastor Tony Wisdom at 918-344-0619.

Bluegrass in Bernice

Volunteers at Bernice Baptist Church in Bernice will host the River Ridge Bluegrass Association on Saturday, April 14, at the church on Highway 85A in Bernice.

The concerts include Moseley Prairie Pickers at 6 p.m., and Brightwater Junction at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Food will be ready at 5 p.m., with the music starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $5/donation per person. A concession stand will be available.

Nofire Memorial Sing

The annual Nofire Memorial Singing will take place at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 14, at Piney Baptist Church, rural Jay.

Dinner will begin at 4 p.m., with the singing after. It will take place outdoors weather permitting. All groups welcome. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-8783.

Benefit Concert in Eucha

L.R. Sunday will present a benefit concert, to help offset maintenance needs, at Round Springs Baptist Church, the Indian Church in Eucha.

The event takes place from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14, at the church. For more information, persons interested may call 918-718-2357.

Diabetes undone in Jay

Dr. Rollin Bland will host Diabetes Undone, a session designed to help people learn about a plant-based diet and how it can help reverse diabetes.

The sessions, which began on April 9, will continue at 7 p.m., each Monday, through Monday, May 3, at the Jay SDA Church Caring Kitchen, 1106 West Washbourne, in Jay.

Cost is $49 for the participation kit, which includes cooking demos, a workbook, a cookbook, DVD's and access to the video course.

For more information, persons interested may contact Bland at 918-314-8657 or drbland42@gmail.com.

A Gathering of Vets

A Gathering of Vets takes place at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the CLC Building at First Baptist Church in Jay.

The meeting takes place on the second Thursday of each month, typically in the church's CLC Building, 503 North Fourth Street, Jay. Food will be available until it runs out.

The event is open to veterans and their guests. For more information, persons interested may contact Mary McQuoid at 918-801-6099.

ONGOING EVENTS

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 frdavid@standrewsgrove.org.

Grand Lake Senior Friends

Grand Lake Senior Friends meets every Thursday. This program for seniors is based at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and meets at various locations, for fellowship, games, and crafts.

For more information, persons interested may contact Shirley Forrester at 918-314-1008.

Taste of Grace

Taste Of Grace, a free soup outreach ministry, organized by members of Trinity Baptist Church, Grove, will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 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."

The church is located 400 South Main, Grove. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4063.

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.