Week of Feb. 20

First Baptist

First Baptist Church’s Young At Hearts will feature “Fireproof” during a Movie Night and Snack Supper beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Cost of the event is $5.

The congregation continues to participate in 40 Days of Love by reading “The Relationship Principles of Jesus.” The book is supplemented on Sundays during Sunday School with a video presentation and discussion. On Sunday evenings Dr. Alton Fannin will preach on the subject. Books remain on sale for $10 and are available in the church education office.

FBC’s Downtown Mission accepts clothing from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Mondays. Clothing should be taken to the south end of the Special Ministries Building. Donors are reminded not to leave clothing on the steps of the mission.

The Church Family Fellowship Meal is 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall. The menu includes chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, black-eyed peas, salad, bread and dessert. Reservations are accepted up to 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The New Christians Class for children begins March 1 and continues through March 22. There is a limit of six students per session. Call Bronwen in the education office to reserve places for students.

FBC is located at 225 1st Ave. SW. Information about the church can be found online at www.fbcardmore.org or by calling (580) 223-1473.

First Methodist

First United Methodist Church will sponsor a blood drive Sunday.

Activities at FUM on Sunday also include a chili cook-off starting at 6 p.m. and the following events:

• Worship  in the McClure Chapel at 8:30 a.m.
• Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m.
• Sanctuary worship at 10:55 a.m.
• EPIC worship in the Colvert Ministry Center at 11 a.m.
• Children’s Choir rehearsal at 4:30 p.m.
• Junior and Senior High Youth Groups at 6 p.m.

Preschool begins at 7:45 a.m. Monday through Friday. Children’s Day Out is 9 a.m. on Monday and Wednesday.

Other week day activities include:

• Body Recall at 9 a.m.
• Clothes Closet at 1 p.m.
• Handbell rehearsal at 5:30 p.m.
• Beth Moore Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
• Invitation Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
• Sanctuary Guild at 10 a.m.
• Mom’s Praying at 10:30 a.m.     
• Intercessory Prayer at 7:30 a.m.   
• Clothes Closet at 9 a.m.
• Body Recall at 9:30 a.m.
• Faithweaver’s Children’s Bible Study at 5 p.m.
• Prayer Ambassadors at 5:30 p.m.
• Colvert Ministry Center worship at 6:15 p.m.         
• Celebrate Recovery at 7 p.m.     
• Mid-Week Youth at 7 p.m.
• Sanctuary Choir rehearsal at 7:15 p.m.    
• Precept Bible Study at 9 a.m.
• DivorceCare at 6:30 p.m.
• Alpha at 7 p.m.
• Body Recall at 9:30 a.m.  

St. Mary

St. Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary, Catholic Church will begin the observance of Lent with two Masses and the imposition of ashes at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Stations of the Cross in Spanish will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Mass with Stations of the Cross in English will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday throughout Lent. The service will be followed by the “Basic No Frills” poverty meal in the Catholic Center.

“Operation Rice Bowl” is also part of the Lenten observance at St. Mary. The observance is sponsored by the Catholic Relief Services Lent program. The program is designed to inspire members of the parish to pray, fast, learn and give. Rice bowls are available in the vestibule of the church.

Choir practice for Holy Week will begin at 9 a.m. March 1 in the choir loft. Practice will be conducted every Sunday during Lent. Everyone who enjoys singing is invited to practice and participate with the choir in the Easter celebration.

Parishioners are urged to bring the palms they received on Palm Sunday last year and place them in the basket located at the entrance of the church.

They will be burned to make ashes for next year’s Ash Wednesday observance.

Mass is celebrated three times every weekend at St. Mary. An English Mass is said at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by the celebration of Mass in Spanish at 7:30 p.m. Sunday an English Mass is celebrated at 10:45 a.m.

Weekday Masses in English and other activities include:

• Monday at 12:07 p.m.
• Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
• Thursday at 9 a.m. with rosary for vocations following Mass

St. Mary is located at 125 E St. SW. The Rev. Thomas O’Toole serves as rector. To contact St. Mary call (580) 223-0231 or access information online at www.stmaryardmoreok.org.

Seventh-day Adventist

Sabbath school at Ardmore’s Seventh-day Adventist Church begins at 9:15 a.m. Saturday followed by a sermon at 11 a.m.

Worship and study opportunities throughout the week include:

• Spanish Bible Study at 7 p.m. Mon.
• Men’s Study Group at 7 p.m. Tues.
• Wednesday Prayer Meeting at 7 p.m.

The church  is located at 828 Locust St.

For more information about the church and all activities call (580) 223-1975.

St. Philip’s

The Men of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church will sponsor the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Parish Hall.

A love offering for the discretionary fund will be taken during the event.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. Imposition of Ashes will be celebrated at noon and 5:30 p.m.

During Lent those wishing to pray the Stations of the Cross will meet informally at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

A Solemn Mass, recognizing the first Sunday in Lent, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. March 1.
Holy Eucharist is celebrated twice on Sundays at St. Philip’s. Rite I is celebrated at 8 a.m. Rite II is celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Church school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m.

Morning Prayer is conducted Monday through Friday at 7:15 a.m.

There will not be a potluck supper Wednesday. However, a choir rehearsal is scheduled for 7 p.m.
St. Philip’s is located at 515 McLish St. The Rev. Dawn M. Frankfurt serves is interim rector. The Rev. Michelle D. Rahhal serves as deacon.

Information about the church can be found online at http://stphilips@episcopaloklahoma.org. Contact St. Philip’s at (580) 226-2191 or by e-mail at stphilip@cableone.net.