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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…
Jeremiah 29.11   For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.

In this second ministerial career, as a senior minister, I have truly grown to enjoy sermon preparation. This past week the sermon titled, “The Rough Side of God”, is a topic I will continue to wrestle with in days ahead. I will be wrestling with the challenge of acknowledging some unpleasant passages of scripture against the larger picture of the Bible as a whole.

Many people expressed that they were unaware the cry of Jesus stating, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me,” is a reference back to Psalm 22. For me, it is exciting to introduce others to scripture connections. I find that the longer and more deeply I study scripture, the more revelations I find. In doing so, I am continually reminded that those new revelations come with the backdrop of a consistent truth of God’s provision and love.

While God’s provision may not always be a rainfall of lemon drops and gum drops (as sung during our children’s sermon), we know that the rain storms of our life will come and go. We know that the sun will rise again, just as the Son rose again.

I pray we all continue to be challenged, to grow in our faith and to increase in our appreciation of God’s provision for us and our community.

Thanks for sharing the Journey!  Mike


Youth Yak
Hello FCC!! 

Happy February! I just have a few things for you as we gear up for this last month of winter…

First. THANK YOU to ALL who agreed on such short notice to purchase sub sandwiches from our youth. It truly is a testament to how much you love and support our youth ministry that you are willing and able to do such things with very little (if any) advance notice. The funds that we raise from the sale of these sandwiches will help pay for our Summer Mission Trip to Denver, CO and to help support those who want to go to camp next summer. Our youth ministry only happens because of your support. I am so grateful for you. The sandwiches will be available for pick-up after each worship service on Sunday, Feb. 7

Second. Last Sunday afternoon our CYF and Chi Rho took a trip over to the Tinker Bowling Alley. THANK YOU to Brett Moler for helping set that up and to Bev Rubino and Tammy Cook for helping with transportation. It was cool to not only get to go play with the kids and demonstrate just how terrible I am at bowling but to also get to meet the youth group of Tinker Chapel.

Third. We are in need of volunteers to help provide meals for Wednesday night youth group in March and April. There is a sign up sheet on the table in the Narthex. THANK YOU in advance for helping to support our ministry.

FINALLY. Our CYF and Chi Rho Groups will meet at 5:00 this Sunday night (as usual) here at the church. We may run a little long, but we’ll play the night by ear.

Grace and Peace, 

Aaron         


Offering Statements Available

Offering statements and 2016 offering envelopes are now available to be picked up in the church Narthex. Please remember to pick yours up! We appreciate the postage savings. If you have any questions, please contact John Northcutt or the church office.


THANK YOU

Dear Church Friends,
Thank you for your prayers and concern. Thank you for the cards, phone calls and visits at the hospital and at home. I am recovering nicely.

In Christian Love,
Charlie Stanfill


Deacon Information

Any Deacon, server or preparer, not in receipt of  a schedule for the new year beginning the first Sunday in February, Feb. 7, please contact Roger Camp, 642-6897, or contact the church office.  Thank you!!

Roger Camp


Souper Bowl Sunday is Feb. 7

FCC-MWC is delighted to be participating in “Souper Bowl of Caring,” a national effort to use the “Big Game” as a reminder that every day is big day in the fight against hunger. On Sunday, February 7 you are invited to bring non perishable food items that we will donate to the Mid-Del Food Pantry.

There will be a spot in the Narthex for you to drop off your items before heading into the Sanctuary.

Items currently needed:

Hamburger Helper (no Tuna Helper)
Macaroni and cheese
Quart-size zip-lock bags
Peanut butter and jelly
Any non perishable food items are greatly appreciated.

PLEASE remember to bring your donation this Sunday. THANK YOU for your generosity and support.


REMINDER: LEADERSHIP TRAINING SCHOOL

Saturday, Feb. 6
First Christian Church of OKC
8:15 a.m-12:30 p.m.

Childcare is available for infants through grade 5. 


On The Horizon

This Month
2/13 

Next Month
3/3

JCAC Calendar

Women’s Fitness
6:30 pm, Th

Women’s Bible Study
5:30 pm, T

Children’s Ministry
News

F L O W E R  C A L E N D A R  
Lots of days left to fill on the 2016 Flower Calendar:  2/28,3/13, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 9/4, 12/4, and 12/11.  Call or come by the office, or catch the calendar as it makes the rounds during Sunday school classes.  Thanks for sharing in this special ministry!

Flowers…

Flowers for Sunday, February 7 are given by Linda Harris in memory of her parents, Gary and Doris Munford.

 


Christmas for Others 2015- Update

Christmas 2015 may seem like a distant memory, but through our Christmas for Others efforts Christmas lives on for 72 area families. First Christian Church and Midwest Boulevard Christian Church (through Christmas for Others) were able to serve those 72 families. The families included 115 children. Each child received a gift, and each child was able to select a gift for each adult of the household. Even the pets benefited (through gifts of cat or dog food).

Thank you to everyone who helped in this effort by serving on the committee, working on workdays, giving money, or donating items to the effort. As we all know, it makes Christmas special when we can give, as well as receive!

Christmas for Others 2016 will be December 10. If you would like to begin your giving early, you may do so at any time. There is now a small building at Midwest Boulevard Church where items can be received and stored. Bring your items to our church or the MWBCC as you clean out closets, purchase bargain items, or feel led to do so. You will feel blessed!

Serving Schedule
Sunday, February 7, 2016

8:30 AM
 Elder: 
Dean Holt

Serving Deacons:
Ron Howard*                       Nancy Graham
Steve Oliver                         Grace Oliver

10:45 AM
 Elders: 
Mark Benge and Jude Lees

Serving Deacons:
Dottie Tucker*                         Melissa Davis
Ann Sipes                               Lori Spradley
Molly Updegraff                      Logan Davis

Acolytes:
Addison Davis and Benjamin Walters

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