First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
11950 East Reno Midwest City, OK 73130
405-769-2717

 
Discussion Groups Information

From the Sr. Minister Search Committee

The regular Wednesday night meal will be served at 6:00pm. The discussion will begin during the meal at 6:15pm and will include all youth group participants.A youth group discussion for 6th – 12th grade will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6th.  Adult discussion group sign-up will be Sunday Feb. 3rd and Sunday Feb. 10th in the narthex.
 
A variety of dates and times will be available. Refreshments and drinks will be provided at each meeting.
 
Note: For parents with children who need child care, on Feb. 17th we will provide child care and a light lunch beginning at 12:30pm following 2nd service.
 
By participating in a discussion group, you will be providing very important information that will aid in our calling of a new minister. As an added benefit we will get to know each other better and gain a stronger understanding of who we are and where we want to go as a congregation.
 
Discussion groups are open to all members, participants and visitors  of our congregation.
 
You are also welcome to submit letters, notes, e-mails or phone calls to any member of the Senior Minister Search Committee. Contact information is posted on the Senior Minister Search Committee poster in the narthex.
 

Thank you,
Becky Searcy, Chair     …on preaching the Gospel
   
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REFLECTIONS…

….on preaching the Gospel

Recently I read this account of the Iceni Rebellion:
    In 61 C.E. the English Iceni Queen, Boudica, rallied over 100,000 warriors to drive the Romans out of Britain. Her rebellion was successful for some months until the Roman general Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, was able to bring together about 10,000 battle seasoned legionnaires in what would become known as the Battle of Watling Street.
 
    The Iceni’s preferential battle strategy was to simply swarm and overwhelm their opponents with superior numbers, a plan that looked very possible at Watling Street as the Iceni outnumbered the Romans 10 to 1. The Roman Legion’s, however, fought from a formation known as a phalanx, a tightly compact unit with shields locked together in an impenetrable wall, which they had learned from the Spartans.
 
    Forced by the terrain to attack from the front the Iceni warriors hurled themselves at the phalanx over and over only to be driven back time after time. At the end of the day the Romans had suffered 400 casualties, the Iceni, 80,000. 
 
    Roman unity had won the day and the war.  Watling Street marked the end of the Iceni rebellion and establishment of Roman rule that would last 400 years.
 
    What is interesting to me is how often we equate numbers with success. If we have a larger crowd than last year then we are doing well. If we have more money than others, then we have all the power.
 
    Christianity did not begin with large numbers. In fact, it began with 14 people. There were the 12 disciples, eventually Paul and specifically Jesus. Except for Paul and Jesus, they were not particularly educated in art of debate, teaching or evangelism. They believed because of their experience with Jesus and they told others.
 
    As mentioned in Sunday’s sermon from Saint Francis of Assisi, “Preach the gospel. Use words if necessary.” It is our lives that is our greatest tool of evangelism. The way we live, the way we drive the car, the attitude at work, the way in which we treat others… these are the witnesses to our faith and may well determine the salvation of another.
 
    So… go live and preach the Gospel.

Rev. Larry Metzger

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FCC Youth 

Wednesday Night – Dinner at 6 pm and group time at 6:30 pm. 
Please try to be on time so that you don’t miss anything!
 
Sunday Night at 5:00 pm – Football Watch Party!
Bring a Friend!
 
 
    



 
YOUTH SUPER SUBS FUNDRAISER
SUNDAY, FEB 3rd


Order forms are in the Narthex
or call Bev Rubino at 426-2685 or
the church office 769-2717.

Place your order by Friday, February 1st.

$7.50 for Sub, Cookie & Chips!

This year proceeds will go to help Logan Davis attend the International Affairs Seminar over spring break. Thank you for supporting the students of our church!
 
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Golf Committee Meeting

There will be short meeting
immediately following the 2nd service
this Sunday, Feb 3rd, in the Library.
Please try to attend.
Mark Reid – Chair
 
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ANNUAL LEADERSHIP
TRAINING


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10

2:00 PM

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The Youth group would like to invite all Valentines to attend a Come & Go dinner event Saturday, February 9, with seating beginning at 6:30 pm. Come enjoy a candlelit meal with your sweetheart along with some fantastic music provided by surprise entertainers. You and your Valentine will not want to miss this wonderful opportunity for an evening out and to support the annual youth group mission trip. Tickets are $30 per couple. You can make reservations by calling the church office anytime before Wednesday, February 6th.
 
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YOUTH POTATO LUNCHEON


The Youth sponsored Bake Potato Luncheon will be Sunday, February 27, in the JCAC immediately following 2nd worship service. This is a donation event and proceeds will also help Logan attend IAS over spring break. There will be a potato bar with regular and sweet potatoes, along with all the fixings! If you would be able to help provide a dessert, please reach out to Bev Rubino.

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First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
11950 E Reno Ave
Midwest City OK 73130
405.769.2717

Interim Minister:
Rev. Larry Metzger

Sunday Worship Times:
8:30 & 10:45am MONDAY-THURSDAY  9am – 4pm 

FRIDAY  9am – Noon
 Disciples Around
The Webwww.disciples.org

www.okdisciples.org

www.weekofcompassion.org

Disciples News Service
 

2019 Flower Calendar 

There are a few dates still open. The 2019 flower calendar is available in the office. The cost is $45 for each Sunday that you select. If possible, please pay for the flowers when you sign the calendar. The flowers are displayed at the entrance to the sanctuary every Sunday. Following worship service, they are delivered to two of our shut ins to enjoy throughout the week.

Please remember, there will be no flowers for dates that are not selected on the calendar.

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Servants Scheduled to Serve
SUNDAY, February 3, 2019
 
8:30 am
 
Elder:
Dean Holt

Serving Deacons:
Vicki Richey*
Carrol Hancock
Martin Davis

10:45 am

Elders: 
Becky Searcy 
Pat Wiseman

Serving Deacons:
Mona Lange*
Chris Lange
Jude Lees
John Northcutt
Jr.-Colby Williams
Jr.-Marshall Mason
 
Acolytes:
Addie Deaton
Kylee Spradley
 
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

WEDNESDAY, January 30
6:00 YOUTH
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
                         
THURSDAY, January 31
9:00 Children’s Corner

SUNDAY, February 3
SUPER SUBS FUNDRAISER
8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service
9:30 Sunday School
12:00 GOLF MEETING-immediately following
2nd worship service in the Library
5:00 YOUTH – FOOTBALL WATCH PARTY

MONDAY, February 2
9:00 Mobile Meals

TUESDAY, February 3
9:00 Children’s Corner

WEDNESDAY, February 4
6:00 YOUTH
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal
 

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PRAYER CONCERNS

*Senior Minister Search Committee
*Youth Minister Search Committee

*Family & Friends of Jeff Hamilton (Carol Hamilton)
*David Little (Donna Brubaker)
*Anita Oliver
Millie Sawyer
Paula Pettigrew Payne (Jo & Paul’s daughter)
Kathy Metzger (Rev. Metzger’s wife)
Karen Holt
Lynn Miller, Chris Miller’s mother
Shirley Neihoff
Alan Lloyd
Dorothy Keller
Wendy Walters
Kristyn Reid
Tanni Jamison
Lori Lange
Donna Brubaker
Steve Oliver’s mother, Laura
Dwain White (Faye Miller’s brother in law)
Ann Reynolds and family (Millie Sawyer)
Michael Neihoff
Lori Bonnewell
Orpha Wardlaw (Jo Pettigrew’s sister)
Jennifer Fulton (Lewis)
John Booth (McKinney)
Jim Brooks (Debbie Lloyd’s father)
John Martinez (Moler)
Jola Oliver (Steve Olivers stepmother)
Debbie Broome (Phillips)
Annis Hickman Miller (Judy Gambill’s niece)
Artie Howell (Willkerson)
Amy Loudermilk (coworker of Scott Lange)
Jimmy Lonsdale (coworker of Scott Lange)
Stephanie Rosillo (Keller)
Kenny Stanfill (Charlie Stanfill’s brother)
Danielle Rose (Lloyd)
Dawn Henderson (Moler)
Jerry Calcote (Robbie McGruder’s brother)
Scott & Crystal Wyatt (Gamblin)
Rosa Stock (M Holt)
Cathy Martinez (Moler)
Parker Family (Walters)
Rod & Cathy Lees (Lees)
Scott McCulloh (Reid)
Richard (Jenks)
Debbie Atkinson (Williams)
Perry Mercier (Corbin Choate’s step father)
Randall Burnett (Gambill)
Susannah Smith (Lees granddaughter)
Wanda Rickard (Moler)
Misti Leeper (Jamison)
Coleen Crow (Lange)

*Notes new addition
 
    
Congregation Long-Term Prayer List and/or Shut-ins:  

Nellis Adams, Lola Jean Ashford, Julie Avants, Barbara Benge, Katy Benge, Ashley Dean, Al & Virginia Douthitt, Ken Foust, Zola Lee Gaylor, Dona Harris, Dorothy Keller, Lisa Larkin, Lloyd Family, Betty Martin, Dr. Gifford McBride, Bill & Robbie McGruder, Mary Nirschl, Bertha Owen, Cole Padgham, Ken Peeler, Harold & Anna Ruth Powers, Vicki Richey, Lane Ross, Margaret Scears, Oliver Ray & Joyce Shirley, Shirley Tharp, Chris & Jacklena Whitlow, Barbara Wilson, Julia Wingate.
 
Family/Friends Long Term Prayer List: 

Lisa Coffman (Stanfill), Adrienne DiCarlo (Northcutt), Clifford Gamblin (Gamblin), Dan  Hayes (Moler), Leo Hickman (Gambill), Betsy Hormel (Wakely), Sam Howard (Howard), Jim Johnson (Greffin), Amber Leamy (Niehoff), Evelyn & Norman Lees (Lees), Don Martin (Spradley), Mozelle McKinney (McKinney), Cathy Miller (Reid),  Michael Niehoff (Niehoff), Jo Schroeder (Hall), Kyndra Slechta (Brubaker), Judy Soltis (Lewis), Joel & Jeff Staggs (Walters), Michael & Debbie Stevens (McGruder), Donald Tennison (Farriester), Alton Ray Tidwell (Niehoff), DeAnne Upchurch (Moler), Sharon Verity (Niehoff), Melanie Voice & family (Davis), Ronnie Watson (Howell), Lucille Williams (N Williams), Cindy Winkle (Fennell)