Gospel sing in Joplin

The first Sunday Gospel sing will take place at 5 p.m., Sunday, May 6, in the chapel at Forest Park Baptist Church, in Joplin, Missouri.

The event, presented by Mike Greenstreet Ministries will feature Phaedra Clemons from Branson, Faithful Heart from Joplin and Greenstreet.

The church is located at Seventh and Rangeline in Joplin. The chapel entrance is on the northeast side of the building.

For more information, persons interested may call Greenstreet at 417-529-3655 or visit www.mikegreenstreetministries.com.

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 next session will begin on Monday, May 7, and continue May 31, at 7 p.m., each Monday and Thursday, 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. The course is normally $99, but grants are offsetting the costs for participants during this session.

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.

Monthly Community Sing

Volunteers at Grove Assembly of God the monthly gospel sing, at 6 p.m., Saturday, May 12, 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: Mercy's Calling from Berryville, Arkansas. 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.

Law Enforcement Memorial

Volunteers at Grove Church of Christ will host the second local observance, to coincide with the National Police Week.

During the service, set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the church, volunteers will recognize law enforcement personnel within Oklahoma and Delaware County who died during the line of duty. The church is located at 1001 South Grand, Grove.

A wreath with flowers will also be part of the service. Each flower will represent the fallen officers, those who were injured in the line of duty, those who died as a result suicide connected to their law enforcement careers, and those who continue to serve within the City of Grove, the county and state.

For more information, persons interested may contact Lora Baker at 918-284-5992 or lorabaker@outlook.com.

Bluegrass in Bernice

Volunteers at Bernice Baptist Church in Bernice will host the River Ridge Bluegrass Association on Saturday, May 12, at the church on Highway 85A in Bernice.

The concerts include Bernice Baptist Praise Band at 6 p.m., and Blue Pearl 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.

The Magic Factory at Grace Harbor

Volunteers at Grace Harbor Baptist Church will host Kidz Storm, The Magic Factory, Friday, May 18 to Sunday, May 20, at the church, 16 11th Street, in Grove.

The event will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m., on Friday, Noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday.

For more information, or to register, persons interested may visit www.graceharborgrove.com or call 918-786-9529.

Cookout to benefit HELP Center

Volunteers with Crye-Leike Realtors in Grove will host their annual fundraising cookout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until the food runs out) on Wednesday, May 24, at the office on Main Street, in Grove.

This year's proceeds from the meal will benefit the Christian H.E.L.P. Center. Advance donations may be made at the Crye-Leike office, Pit Stop Cafe, Hott Box Cafe, Drakes or Rib Crib, prior to May 24.

The meal will include hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drink for a requested donation of $5. A drive-thru option and delivery option will also be available.

During the day, the group will also celebrate Bob Duffield's 65th birthday - with birthday cake for all who attend the event.

For more information, persons interested may call Brinda Russell at 918-353-4009.

VBS at Lake Center Baptist

Volunteers will host the "Game On” Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 4 to Friday, June 8 at Lake Center Baptist Church, Monkey Island.

A VBS carnival night will take place beginning at 6 p.m., Friday, June 8, and include pizza and jump houses.

The session is for students age 4 years through completing the sixth grade. For more information, persons interested may call 918-257-5202 or email office@lakecenterbaptist.com. The church is located at 29020 South Highway 125, Monkey Island.

Northeast Okla. Veterans Reunion

The second Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Reunion will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Crossroads Church, 56900 East Highway 59, Grove.

The event will include the Rev. Dave Roever, Maj. Gen. Michael Thompson, state adjutant general for Oklahoma, Rep. Josh West (R-Grove), and Danny Byram, song writer and recording artist.

The event is designed to honor veterans, law enforcement members, first responders and their families.

The day will begin at 10 a.m. with displays, and include a 3 p.m. concert with Danny Byram, dinner at 4 p.m., and the speakers at 5 p.m.

The church is located near the intersection of Highway 125 and Highway 59, five miles south of Exit 302 on I-44.

The event is sponsored by churches in Delaware, Ottawa, Mayes and Craig Counties. For more information, persons interested may call Chaplain Chet 918-257-8455.

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.