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.

Elk River Baptist Church VBS

Volunteers and members of Elk River Baptist Church will host “Game On” VBS from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 4 to Saturday, June 8, at the church, 25950 S. 655 Road, Grove. The program is open to students pre-kindergarten to sixth grade.

For more information, persons interested may contact the church office at 918-786-8818.

Game On VBS

Volunteers at Jay’s First Baptist Church will host the “Game On” Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 4 to Friday, June 8, for students 4-years through sixth grade.

The church is located at 501 North Fourth Street, Jay. For more information, persons interested may call 918-253-4858.

Moose on the Loose VBS

Volunteers at Foundation Free Will Baptist Church will host a "Moose on the Loose" Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, June 3 to Friday, June 8, at the church.

The event is open for students pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. It's free and open to the public. This year volunteers are adding a specific track for 7th to 12th graders.

The church is located two miles north of Sail Boat Bridge on Highway 59. For more information, persons interested may call Pastor Sam Smith at 918-232-5151.

All Star Sports Camp

Volunteers at Crossroads Church will host the annual All Star Sports Camp from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 4 to Thursday, June 7, at the church, located at 56900, US Highway 59 near the flashing lights at Highway 59/125.

The event will feature basketball for girls and boys age 6 to 12, cheerleading for girls ages 5 to 12; soccer for girls and boys ages 5 to 12; and baseball for girls and boys ages 7 to 12.

The event is free. Late registration will be available at the door.

The family night will take place at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 7, at the church. Free BBQ and presentation of metals. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

For more information, or to register, persons interested may call 918-257-8455 or visit www.crossroadschurchgrove.com.

Monthly Community Sing

Volunteers at Grove Assembly of God the monthly gospel sing, at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 9, at the church, 29080 South 637 Road (east Highway 10), Grove.

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 Keith Brothers and family.

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.

Mt. Herman Cemetery Notes

Volunteers at Mt. Herman Church, Jay, ask that all flowers or other items placed at the cemetery during the Memorial Day holiday be picked up by Friday, June 8. Items left will be disposed of by Sunday, June 10.

For more information, persons interested may contact Susan Duncan at 918-253-4533.

VBS at Mt. Hermon

Volunteers at Mt. Hermon Church in rural Jay will host a “Shipwrecked: Rescued by God” Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m., each day, Monday, June 11 to Friday, June 15 at the church, 18035 East 420 Road, Jay.

A bus will pick children up at the Jay Walmart parking lot at 5:30 p.m., each evening and return for drop off at 8:10 p.m. The event is open to all students ages 4-years through 12th grade.

For more information, persons interested may contact Jeremy Colvard at 918-530-9541.

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.