VBS at First Christian

Members of First Christian Church in Fairland will host the Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus VBS from Sunday, July 15 to Wednesday, July 18, at the church, 117 North Collins, Fairland.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., each night followed by a meal at 6 p.m.

VBS will go from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening. The classes are designed for students ages 3 years to fifth grade.

The event For more information, persons interested may call Gary Radtke at 918-676-3425.

VBS at Grove’s First Baptist

Volunteers at Grove’s First Baptist Church will host the Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Monday to Friday, July 23 to 27, at the church.

The five days will include songs, crafts, bible stories, outrageous games, fun inflatables, a sports theme, snacks and more.

The event is for students who have completed pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information, persons interested may call 918-786-4419. The church is located at 501 East 13th Street, Grove.

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.