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Midwest City Christian

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
11950 East Reno Midwest City, OK 73130

Ash Wednesday Service

March 1st

7:00 PM

Special Music by the

Chancel Choir

FCC Youth

Since there is an Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday evening, March 1st, the youth will meet in the JCAC at 6:30 to have a time of worship, and receive the forms for Camp Sunday.
On Sunday evening, March 5th, The Youth will have a small group discussion and a fun activity.

Elevation Trip:
On Sunday Evening, March 19th, The youth will meet at the JCAC to have a fun trip to Elevation Jump park in Moore. We will jump for an hour at Elevation and then head back! Prices are $11 per jumper plus tax, so please make sure your students bring those funds so they can jump and have a blast! It does not cost anything to come watch if you would like to join your students and don’t plan on jumping.

Wednesday Night Meal Sign-Ups:
On Sunday Morning, March 5th, There will be a sign-up sheet in the narthex for our Wednesday night meals. The Wednesday night meals are one of the great services that our congregation provides for the Youth. Having fellowship together before we have worship and a lesson is a great way for the group to join and be in unison before we kick off. Thank you so much for all those that have served and will continue to serve this group.


If you have any students that would potentially be interested in youth group, please contact Dustin at 918-637-4407. He would love to reach out to try to include them in the bunch, thanks!

Camp Sunday!

We will be having “Camp Sunday” on March 5th. This will be a time for us to collect all of the paper work and payment for all summer camps. Please come prepared to fill out the following forms:• A Health Form
• Over the Counter Medication Form
• A Consent/Release Form
• Camper Covenant
• (For Campers attending Chi Rho camp) An additional release form

In addition to these forms, there will be a form to fill out on MYFCC.

These forms will be passed out to our youth students on March 1st and we will have plenty of copies available on Camp Sunday (March 5th). We want to have everyone completely fill out a hard copy of this information on for our records. If your student isn’t and youth, and you would like a form, please email Dustin.

Naturally, the prices for camp have increased this year. Thankfully, we will register during the “discounted rate” time period, and we are extremely blessed with a church body that is willing to pay half the cost per student to attend. Below, you will find the cost for the regular rate, the discounted rate, and the cost of the price charged for each student after considering our church’s 50% contribution:

Regular Rates:
Chi Rho- $410
CYF- $372
Junior Camp- $390

Discounted Rates:
Chi Rho-$390
Junior Camp-$370

Price after Church Contribution:
Chi Rho-$195
Discovery -$117
Junior Camp-$185

*Please note if there are any late additions, they may be subject to paying the full rate if it is after the discounted price deadline
(April 18th)

HELP WANTED – ALL CAN APPLYCindy, Bonnie, and Becky need help to spruce up the outdoors and get the grounds looking their best for Easter! Join them March 11th anytime between 8:00 AM – Noon. Stay as little or as long as you like. Wear gloves, bring a broom, and pruners!


Interested in the history of your church? Or, needing to find the answer to a specific question about The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)? Then, you will certainly want to see the new book which will be coming to our church library soon:

The Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement
(edited by Foster, Dunnavant, Blowers, and Williams)

You will probably not want to actually read the 854-page book very soon, but you will probably want to peruse it or find information about your special area of interest. We are delighted to have this very important book.

The 2017 Church Directory is ready to be picked up.
They are located in the narthex, alphabetized by last name. If you do not find your name, there are extra copies in the box.


World Outreach at FCC of MWC sent donations in food for the amount of $667.73 and checks for $2,250.00 to the Mid-Del Food Pantry in 2016.

$1,000.00 to Upward Transitions to assist needy families with utility payments.

$500.00 to the Midwest City YMCA for scholarships.

$700.00 in gas cards given out through the FCC Love Fund.

Thank you for allowing these varied ministries.
With appreciation, World Outreach

Opportunity For Our
Church Veterans

Pete Tucker is one who is setting a wonderful example for us of what it is to do ministry beyond our church walls. Each week Pete travels to Norman   to help veterans accurately review and receive their disability benefits. He volunteers his services as part of a non-profit veteran’s organization, The Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation. Pete has also worked to help multiple members of our church who unknowingly were not receiving their full benefits. These financial benefits are helpful to the veterans and of equal importance, to their families.

Pete will be in our church on Wednesday mornings beginning March 22nd from 9-11 AM and will meet with veterans on a first come first serve basis. We are blessed and fortunate to have him offering this opportunity for our veterans.

Please be sure to bring your DD-214.



CWF is collecting hygiene items for the women at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McLoud. Items needed are shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste and hand lotion. The Chaplain at the center has also asked for magazines and books that would be appropriate for the women to enjoy.

Please place your donations in the box located in the narthex, before March 15th. If you would like to give a monetary donation, please put in the offering plate and note that it is for the CWF Spring Service Project.
Thank you!

“Let’s Do This!”

Oklahoma’s 2017 Leadership Training School

First Christian Church
Oklahoma City
3700 N Walker

Saturday, April 1st

If you are interested in attending, visit
for registration forms and information

Oklahoma Disciples Foundation is seeking a
Part Time
Administrative Assistant
20 hours per week

Foundation offices are located at
301 NW 36th Street,
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

For more information please visit:

First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
11950 E Reno Ave
Midwest City OK 73130
405-769-2717Sunday Worship Times
8:30 & 10:45 AM

9:00 – 4:00 

9:00 – NOON


Flowers for Sunday, March 5th
are given Nancy Harkey in honor of her Mother, June Wall, for her birthday on March 1st.


To the Memorial Fund in memory of Hazel Craddock
From Paul & Jo Pettigrew
From Dam Nguyen

To the Karen Gist Carr Scholarship Fund in memory of J.L. Gist
From Ray & Debbie Blanke
From Guy Burkhart
From Johnnie Gasaway
From Carl & Sandy Harley
From Julius & Sandra Lees
From Faye Miller
From Bryan & Becky Searcy
To the Memorial Dinner Fund in memory of J.L. Gist
From Jeannine Gist


Thank you so much for the wonderful dinner you provided for our family before J.L.’s funeral. We felt incredibly blessed to be surrounded by so many friends during this difficult time.

Jeannine Gist & Family



Thank you for your prayers for my surgery and recovery. We also appreciate the love you have shown our son.
We are blessed beyond measure that he has been given the opportunity to serve and worship with your church.

Thank you – Larry & Dana Parish

Scheduled to Serve

SUNDAY, March 5, 2017

8:30 AM


Elyse Davis

Serving Deacons
Nancy Graham
Mitsy Martin-Davis
Grace Oliver

10:45 AM

Kristyn Reid
Jude Lees

Serving Deacons:
Melissa Davis
Lori Spradley
Molly Updegragg
Travis Gallaway
Jennifer Gallaway
Luci Davis

Miles Updegraff & Marshall Lange


10:00 CWF Group II
1:00 CWF Group I & IV
6:30 Youth Group

9:00  Children’s Corner

8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service
9:45 Sunday School
5:00 Youth Group
5:00 Elders Meeting

MONDAY, March 6
8:00 Mobile Meals

TUESDAY, March 7
9:00 Children’s Corner

9:15 CWF Service Day
6:00 Youth Group
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


*Family & Friends of Joan Johanning
(Julie Moler’s Mother)
*Carl Harley
*Jude Lees
Nick Kennedy
David Brubaker
Michael & Debbie Stevens (McGruder)
Mary Jo Albee (Beverly’s Mother in Law)
Lenora Greffin
Hannah Oliver
Sharon Delyria
(long time friend of Roxanne Austin)
Richard Layman
Peggy Vorel (Sean Dean’s Grandmother)
Debbie Chalifoux
Zola Lee Gaylor
Karen Holland
Brailee Tennison (Virginia Douthitt)
Melanie Voice & Family (Elyse Davis)
Billi Choate (Corbin’s Grandmother)
Esther & baby Kaylee Ingersoll
(McMahan & Miller families)
Scott McKinney (deployed)
Misti Leeper (Jamison)
Tim Daniels (Anita Oliver’s brother)
Sam Howard (Ron’s Brother)
Michael Crutchfield (Harley)
Grace Oliver
Lisa Coffman (Stanfill’s daughter)
Matt Myers (Nikkel)
Dale Acker
Susan Saxton (Melissa Davis’ mother)
Coleen Crow (Lange)
Deane Upchurch (Moler)
Kathi Miller (Gambill)
Julie Luman (Moler)

*Notes a new addition

Congregation Long-Term Prayer List and/or Shut-ins:  

Nellis & Dottie Adams, Lola Jean Ashford, Arlene Burkhalter, Guy Burkhart, Loleta Clark, Betty Davis, Ken Foust, Gene & Janyce Harkins, Dona Harris, Leo & Annie Hill,  Scott McKinney, Bill & Robbie McGruder, Eugene Mellinger, Mary Nirschl, Bertha Owen, Cole Padgham, Ken Peeler, Harold & Anna Ruth Powers, Nadine Richardson, Lane Ross, Oliver Ray & Joyce Shirley,  Shirley Tharp, Mickey Tyo, Julia Wingate, and Doris Wokaty

Family/Friends Long Term Prayer List:

Kelly Cox (Camps), Mitchell Deaton (Deatons), Adrienne DiCarlo (Northcutt), Dan Hayes (Molers), Leo Hickman (Judy Gambill), Betsy Hormel (Leah Wakely), Paul Johanning (Moler), Jim Johnson (Joe & Lenora Greffin), Don Martin (Spradleys),  Cathy Miller (Reids), Evelyn & Norman Lees (Lees), Cindy Proctor (Susan Updegraff), Judy Raines (Judy Gambill), Jo Schroeder (Pam & Ertel Hall), Kyndra Slechta (Brubakers), Beverly Storch (Susan Updegraff), Juanita Taylor (Susan Updegraff), Donald Tennison (Farriesters), Alton Ray Tidwell (Paul Niehoff), Sharon Verity (Paul Niehoff’s sister)