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Midwest City Christian

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

Welcome Shauna Becker
Sunday, December 30

Hello, my name is Shauna Becker. I am the daughter of Bryan and Becky Searcy & the niece of Leo & Karen Holland. I grew up in this church and I am one of your many Timothy‘s.

I have been happily married to Tim Becker for 25 years. He is a wonderful husband & father to our three sons. Tim manages the SuperTarget in Edmond. He is the seventh of eight children from Cuba City, WI. Tim has a very close family & I’m greatly blessed to be a Becker!

Our oldest son Bryan is a sophomore at UCO studying interpersonal communications. He hopes to attend seminary after graduation. Bryan is currently the minister for the college revival group for FCC Edmond.

Blake, our middle son, is a senior at Jones high school. He is senior class president and is active in student council and key club. Blake plans to attend UCO next fall.

Brock, our youngest son, has a great passion for history and tradition. His love for this congregation will stay with him all of his life. Brock attends Jones High School where he is Freshmen class president. Brock is active in key club and politics club.

It is a great pleasure to come home and share this last Sunday of 2018 with you. The love of Christ, given to my family through this congregation, has nurtured us for over 45 years.

We are so grateful for your generous love!


Youth will resume on Wednesday, January 9th


Sunday, January 6th

Rev. Larry B. Metzger

FCC MWC, Interim Minister

I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. Our church was the Clifton Christian Church, an independent church that broke from the Disciples some years before I knew about such things.  We lived 3 doors from the church.  My calling was sensed at about age 12 and I was an active member until I went to college. In college I was a music major and took a position as the Baritone soloist in the Douglas Boulevard Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) choir.

I was majoring in conducting and choral composition. However, the Vietnam War got in the way and it was over 5 years before I got back to my education. I graduated from the University of Louisville in psychology.

The next week I was at the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and was back as the Baritone soloist at Douglas Boulevard Christian Church and then became the Student Associate.  After 3 years of study and 2 units of clinical work I graduated with an MDiv with concentration in Pastoral Care. I have been an adjunct at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, and Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky.  I did additional work towards a DMin in worship but did not finish. I was 6 hours short (thesis) or as we call it, ABT (all but thesis). My pastimes are playing keyboards, composing music, woodworking and making databases.

I am married to Kathy who is from Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a marriage and family therapist with the Ponca City Board of Education. Between us we have 3 children: 2 daughters in Lexington, Kentucky and a son in Louisville Kentucky and 4 grandchildren.

The Church Office will be closed
Tuesday, January 1st

Wishing you and yours a
Blessed and Happy New Year!

Memorial Service &
Celebration of Life

Dr. John P. Clemons

Friday, December 28th
at 1:00 pm
First Christian Church
Midwest City

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, December 28, at First Christian Church of Midwest City
11950 E. Reno Avenue
followed by a celebration of life
from 3:00 to 6:00 pm
at Choctaw Creek Golf Club
2200 N. Hiwassee Road
Choctaw, OK

In lieu of flowers donations in
Johnny’s name may be made to:

First Christian Church
of Midwest City
Jeanette Clemons Activity Center
11950 East Reno Avenue
Midwest City OK 73130 or
Mayo Clinic Research for Lewy Bodies
Dept. of Development
200 First Street SW
Rochester MN 55905


All giving/donations received by December 30th will be included in your 2018 Giving totals.

Everything received after Sunday, December 30th will be added to your 2019 Giving totals.

Thank you for your faithfulness to

2019 Giving Envelopes are ready to be picked up in the narthex

Planning Ahead to 2019:  I will be updating the list of members who have keys to the church property. If you currently have keys, please call the church office at 769-2727. Thank you for your help!

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Sunday Worship Times:
8:30 & 10:45 am

Monday – Thursday:    9 am – 4 pm

9 am – Noon

Flowers for Sunday, December 30

Are given by Maxine Wheelan
In memory of her husband and her mother

2019 Flower Calendar Now Available

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.

Thank you First Christian Church. You are a great congregation. You kept Dottie and myself in your prayers these many months. Thanks to all who prayed, sent cards, made calls, brought food and visited. Please continue to pray for me. I pray God will bless all of you. Many thanks to Les Brown who helped develop a service that Dottie would have loved. Know that I appreciate all of you with all my heart and soul.

In Christ’s Love,
Nellis Adams

Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes following my recent surgery. Through the warmth of caring and sincerity of fellowship, FCC MWC’s members provided much needed strength. To receive such encouraging love was welcome and humbling.

Larry McKinney & Family


To the JCAC Fund in memorial to Dr. John Clemons
From Mitsy Martin Davis
From Don & Mary Nicholson
From Dale & Kaye Enfinger
From Larry & Lois Christensen
From Dennis & Martha Preston

To the Memorial Fund in memorial to Dr. John Clemons
From Carl & Sandy Harley

To the Capital Fund in memorial to Dr. John Clemons
From Paul & Jo Pettigrew

To the Capitol Fund in memorial to Dottie Adams
From Paul & Jo Pettigrew

To the Memorial Fund in memorial to Dottie Adams
From Bill & Nancy Graham
From Carol Hamilton


Scheduled to Serve


SUNDAY, December 30, 2018

8:30 am

Tom Hill

Serving Deacons:
Beverly Albee
Roxanne Austin
Carroll Hancock
Jude Lees

10:45 am

Becky Searcy
Pat Wiseman

Serving Deacons:
Chris Lange
Mona Lange
Julie Moler
John Northcutt
Jr.-Zac Walters

Genesis Kringlen
Miles Updegraff



WEDNESDAY, December 26
No Evening Activities

FRIDAY, December 28
1:00 Dr. John P. Clemons Memorial Service

SUNDAY, December 30
8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service
9:30 Sunday School

MONDAY, December 31
9:00 Mobile Meals

TUESDAY, January 1

10:00 CWF Group II
1:00 CWF Group I
6:30 Adult Bible Study


*Senior Minister Search Committee
*Youth Minister Search Committee

Shirley Neihoff
Alan Lloyd
Dorothy Keller
Barbara Wilson
Wendy Walters
Anita Oliver
Steve Oliver’s mother, Laura
Dwain White (Faye Miller’s brother in law)
Ann Reynolds and family (Millie Sawyer)
Michael Neihoff
Millie Sawyer
Kristyn Reid
Lori Bonnewell
Orpha Wardlaw (Jo Pettigrew’s sister)
Larry McKinney
Gwen Bowman
Tanni Jamison
Lori Lange
Donna Brubaker
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)