Midwest City Christian
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
11950 East Reno Midwest City, OK 73130
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,
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!
If you are interested in helping with the Wednesday
night Youth meal, please contact Beverly Rubino
at 426-2685 for details. Thank you!