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Midwest City Christian

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

A Word from Mike…

2 Timothy 3:14-15  But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, 15and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 

Thirty years ago this month I started serving my first church as the youth director in Monroe City, Missouri.  The job was connected with a field education class at Culver-Stockton College; quite an experience for an 18-year-old.  At the time, I was early in my true-faith journey and had no clue what I was doing!  The church had a small but amazing group of youth, some of who were also 18-years-old.  The experience of working in that church was an incredible blessing.

Looking back over 30 years of ministry, and my childhood, God granted me amazing relationships and leaders to follow.  In my memory, I can still hear my grandparent’s voices reading scripture, and can read favorite scriptures and words of encouragement in their own handwriting.  Both of my parents were very dedicated to the church and I can still remember hearing both of them singing hymns of the faith.  I remember the dedicated Sunday school teachers, lay people, college professors, youth, and clergy who have invested in me along the way, and taught me by (or through) example.

CWF, through Susie Howard, and others have been kind enough to give me “warm fuzzys” in this Ministerial Appreciation Month. While I am far from perfect in my own leadership, this congregation has continued to give me the type of support that helps me continue to learn and be strong in my faith. Thank you for being part of God’s gift to me.

Thanks for sharing the journey,
Mike


FCC Youth

A big word of thanks to Kristyn Reid for preparing the youth meeting last Sunday and for Hunter Birkhead’s leadership, as well.

TONIGHT we will have a special 6 p.m. meeting for parents in the storm room of the JCAC and the youth will have dinner as normal, provided by Bev Rubino. At 6:30 in the youth room, youth and parents will have a chance to interact with a candidate for your youth position for a time of questions and answers. We hope all youth and parents will be able to attend and help us in this important decision process.

See you there!


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

If you are interested in helping with the Wednesday
night Youth meal, please contact Beverly Rubino
at 426-2685 for details.  Thank you!


2017 Operating Budget

The congregation will be asked to approve the 2017 operating budget at the annual congregational meeting to be held before the second service on November 6th.  Copies of the budget are now available in the church entry, in the office, and on MyFCC for members desiring to review it before the meeting on November 6th.

Thanks to Michelle Holt and Cindy Schaefer we also have a beautiful and easily understood color narrative budget, which graphically portrays our ministries for all to see.  Be sure to tell Michelle and Cindy how much you appreciate the creative way they have described our ministry at MWC First Christian for 2017 and plan to attend our congregational meeting on November 6th.

 

PUMPKIN PATCH UPDATE

We have sold over $3,500 in pumpkins so far! Whoohoo!! We have a resupply of pumpkins coming and they will be here Saturday, October 22nd at noon! Please come help unload our second and final truck for our First (hopefully annual) Pumpkin Patch!  Should be lots of fun!
See you this Saturday (10/22) at Noon!


  CWF QUILT RAFFLE

Would you like an opportunity to contribute to the church’s piano fund and also have a chance to become the owner of a beautiful quilt? Then, take note of the latest CWF project:

Zola Lee Gaylor has donated a beautiful quilt to the CWF for the purpose of encouraging contributions to the church piano fund. Zola Lee pieced the quilt, and it was quilted by Virginia Mullins, a late member of our congregation.  It is a very colorful, regular-sized quilt. Contributions of $1.00 will give you one opportunity to become the owner of the quilt. Contributions of $5.00 will give you
6 opportunities to become the owner. Most importantly, every dollar donated will go toward the purchase of a new piano for the church.

If interested, contact a CWF member,
Dona Stanfill, or Jo Pettigrew.



FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH – MWC
PUMPKIN PATCH
OCTOBER 2 – 31
Daily from 11 am to 7 pm

INVITE EVERYONE TO COME CHECK OUT THE PUMPKIN PATCH!

There’s still time to volunteer to help! The daily schedule is in the narthex or you can contact Ashley Dean at
405-802-0627 or ashleyrdean1@gmail.com


Christian Women’s Fellowship has begun a service project  to benefit the Men and Women at the VA Medical Center in OKC. CWF will collect personal items and monetary donations. Donated items can be placed in the collection box in the narthex. If writing a check, please make payable to CWF. Donations will be delivered on Veteran’s Day, November 11th. Below is a list of requested items. You can also pick up a copy of this list in the narthex or the church office.

THANK YOU!


Join us for HALO-WEEN!

Where: FCC MWC (JCAC)
When: Sunday, October 30th
Time: 5 – 7 PM

* FREE KIDS GAMES *
* PRIZES *
* FACE PAINTING *
* TRICK OR TREATING *
* INFLATABLES *
* FOOD FOR PURCHASE *

Our Halo-Ween event is fast approaching and we need candy donations for our trick or treating. Donations can be dropped in the collection box in the narthex. New this year we would like to change our first n up a little bit. If you are interested in decorating your car for our kids to trick or treat we would love to have you! The more creative the better! We hope to grow this portion of our trick or treating time to an all outside fun! Please let Melissa Davis or the church office know if you’d like to participate in the fun for our youngest church members. Thank you!!


FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
(DISCIPLES OF CHRIST)
11950 E RENO AVE
MIDWEST CITY, OK 73130
405-769-2717
www.fccmwc.orgCOME WORSHIP WITH US!
SUNDAYS 8:30 & 10:45 AM

Children’s Ministry


MEMORIALS

To the Memorial Fund:
In memory of Martin Shackleton from Bill & Nancy Graham


Thank you to everyone who supported
our CROP walk!  – World Outreach

 


  

Flowers for Sunday, October 23rd are given by Betty Rollin,

For her husband Kevin and mother in law Bonnie


Serving Schedule

Servants
Scheduled to Serve

SUNDAY, October 23, 2016

8:30 AM
Elders:
Elyse Davis & David Tiller

Serving Deacons:
Ertel Hall*      Beverly Albee
Joni Tiller     Logan Davis

10:45 AM
Elders:
Bryan Spradley & Susie Howard

Serving Deacons
Julie Moler*        Larry McKinney
Barbara Brewer    Charlie Stanfill
Dona Stanfill      Reagan Cook

Acolytes:
Addison Davis & Daniel Miller

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PRAYER CONCERNS

Francis Burditt (Oliver)
Peggy Hancock (Sienna)
Mike Mullins
Ronnie Williams (Charlie & Dona Stanfill’s
son in law)
Scott Shamrock (Pettigrew’s neighbor)
Zach McMillan (Pat Padgham)
Ken Peeler
Michael & Debbie Stevens
(Robbie McGruder’s son in law & daughter)
Robbie McGruder
Susie Martin
Gwen Bowman
Grace Oliver
Marie Reeves’ Mother (Oliver)
Lisa Coffman (Stanfill’s daughter)
Matt Myers (Nikkel)
James Jenks
Terry Spradley (Bryan’s father)
Kristy Lee Brubaker (Brubaker’s niece)
Kevin Eyster
Jim Daly
Dale Acker
Susan Saxton (Melissa Davis’ mother)
Elizabeth Dunn-Morton (Debra’s daughter)
Paul Johanning (Julie Moler’s father)
Teresa & Ron Atkinson (Susan Updegraff)
Coleen Crow (Lange)
Anita Oliver
Deane Upchurch (Moler)
Kathi Miller (Gambill)
Julie Luman (Molers)*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, Hazel Craddock, Betty Davis, Ken Foust, Gene & Janyce Harkins, Dona Harris, Leo & Annie Hill, Jim Isaac, Bill & Robbie McGruder, Eugene Mellinger, Mary Nirschl, Imogene Nikkel, Bertha Owen, Cole Padgham, Ken Peeler, Harold & Anna Ruth Powers, Nadine Richardson, Lane Ross, Buzz Sawyer, Oliver Ray & Joyce Shirley, Larry Springfield, Shirley Tharp, Julia Wingate, and Doris Wokaty


Family/Friends Long Term Prayer List:

Kelly Cox (Camps), Mitchell Deaton (Deatons), Dan Hayes (Molers), Leo Hickman (Judy Gambill), Betsy Hormel (Leah Wakely), Sam Howard (Howards), Joan Johanning (Moler), Jim Johnson (Joe & Lenora Greffen), Don Martin (Spradleys), Cathy Miller (Reids), Evelyn & Norman Lees (Lees), Judy Raines (Judy Gambill), Logan Shadrick (Ross), Jo Schroeder (Pam & Ertel Hall), Kyndra Slechta (Brubakers), Donald Tennison (Farriesters), Sharon Verity (Paul Niehoff’s sister)