First Baptist West, in partnership with Comanche-Cotton Baptist Association, will host a one-day seminar, “Parenting in 2021: Raising a Digital Generation” on Saturday, Feb. 20.

The Little Washita United Methodist Church, 15838 NE King Road in Fletcher, has canceled its traditional Christmas Eve service due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

A free community lunch will be held from noon-4 p.m. Saturday at the Geronimo Nutrition Center, 101 E. Main Street.

The Free Gospel Church of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, 1201 SW 27th, will host a “Food and Clothes Giveaway,” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the church.

LAWTON, OK — On an oppressively hot Wednesday afternoon, a reporter and his photographer follow two pastors into the heart of the city to bring food to Lawton's homeless. 

Lawton’s Northside Baptist Church, Northwest 18th and Taylor, prepares to celebrate the church’s 77th anniversary. The celebrations will take place at 11 a.m. Aug. 30 at the church.

Faith Bible Church of Lawton, 1402 SW Parkridge, will hold a church wide garage sale Friday, July 10 and Saturday July 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LAWTON, OK — When COVID-19 forced the cancelation of their mission trip to Memphis, the members of Lawton’s First Baptist East’s student ministry didn’t give up. Instead, they chose to use the time and funds set aside for their trip to perform community service across their own town, turning their missionary trip into a mission to help their home.

The House of Bread Ministry will host a church yard sale from noon to 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Arvest Bank, 4330 Cache Road.

LAWTON, OK — At the end of last year, Lawton’s First United Methodist Church was in a precarious situation. The church was holding a vote on its future, a vote that would determine if the church continued to stay open, and in their historical building. They voted to remain open, but a short time later they were forced to close due to the pandemic.  

LAWTON, OK — Dr. Joe Williams Sr. will be signing copies of his sixth book at the Salt Cellar, on Saturday.

LAWTON, OK — The Knights of Columbus will serve a pancake breakfast Sunday at their council hall.

LAWTON, OK — This Saturday, the Galilee General Missionary Society will host its 5th Annual Women's Prayer Breakfast. The event is held each year as an open opportunity for women in the community to come together in fellowship and learn from special guest speakers. 

Local media reports the Scandinavian Jazz Church will end operations by Dec. 31 and the building is under contract to be sold to a new owner by the end of the year. The buyer has not been disclosed.

"There are 10 counselors who have Master's degrees and are licensed," Dr. Charlie Baer, executive director, said. "People come to see us without insurance and we have a sliding scale and no-fee services. That's what the United Way helps with."

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