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Our Lady of Lourdes announces Ash Wednesday services

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Ada, 22 E. Highland, will have three Ash Wednesday events on Feb. 26.

• Communion service with ashes 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes
• Ash Wednesday ecumenical service with ashes in English Chapel, ONU at noon 
• Mass with ashes 5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes

Ash Wednesday "drive-thru" offered at First United Methodist

Ada First United Methodist Church will offer two ways to observe Ash Wednesday this week.

In partnership with Sugar Grove United Methodist, the congregations offer three “drive-thru” service times as well as an evening worship service.

During the three “drive-thru” times, participants will experience the significance of Ash Wednesday.

The experience is through scripture reading, prayer, the imposition of ashes, and a blessing, all from the comfort of your car and under the canopy entrance on Highland Street at Ada First United Methodist Church

Drive-thru hours are 8 to 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 5 to-6.m.

A garage sale in February?

Yes - at County Line Church's barn, Feb. 29

County Line Church is hosting a "Leap into Spring" garage sale in their barn, at 4227 N. Hardin Rd., on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Local vendors will be selling second-hand items, including vintage, antiques, household items, clothes, plus handmade crafts, homemade foods and products from home-based businesses in the church’s multi-purpose barn. 

The youth group will be selling snacks. 

The proceeds from table rentals and snack sales will go to help support the church’s clothing pantry, which offers free clothing and accessories to anyone in need.

Rhett Grant speaks to Owls group on Wednesday

Rhett Grant from the Ada Public Library, will speak to the Owls group at First United Methodist Church at noon, Wednesday, Jan. 15.

The talk is in the Wesley Fellowship Hall.

Owls will meet on Wednesday, January 15 at noon in the Wesley Fellowship Hall.  The group is open to all persons 55 years old and older.  You do not need to be a member of Ada First UMC.

Icon announces area Christmas Eve services

Several traditional candlelight services planned

Here's the list of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services at area churches. Churches not listed should send information to: [email protected].

Ada First United Methodist will have a 5 p.m., family-friendly service, with its praise band as part of the service. Then, at 11 p.m. will be the traditional Christmas eve candlelighting service. The church is located at 301 N. Main St. Rev. Brandi Rigsby is the pastor.

Icon announces area Christmas services

Here's what's happening at local Ada and Alger churches over Christmas week:

The First Baptist Church of Ada will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec 24. A Christmas Day Gathering will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 25, with no sunday school. Rev. Jack Duffy is pastor. The church is located at 350 W. North Ave. (State Route 81).