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Midwest City Christian

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

Financial Peace University

Still Time To Register!

This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video and coordinated by Aaron Todd at First Christian Church-Midwest City will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before.

You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for
Your money and change your family tree forever!

Classes begin this Sunday, April 3rd

Meeting in the JCAC Safe Room from 3-4 PM

Cost of the class and materials is $93.00

Childcare is provided

Information link and to register:

http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/class/1016142


Youth Yak

Hello FCC!!!

What an Amazing and Spirit-filled Easter morning!  Christ is risen and Love has won!  I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to share with you in worship on this most holy of days.  I pray that you were able to feel a sense of resurrection in your spirit and that your soul is refreshed.

As we move into this new month there are several things that I want to make sure is at the forefront of your attention.

1. Financial Peace University begins this Sunday, April 3 at 3:00 p.m. Childcare is provided.  If you have not yet gotten the opportunity to sign up for this life-changing class, I encourage you to follow the link that is posted in this newsletter.  The class will gather in the JCAC.

2. Registration for Summer Camp is Open!! While you can register your student individually by visiting the regional web page at:
http://okdisciples.org/news-events/event-registration/
we will be doing a mass registration on Sunday, April 17.  Please look at your calendars and if your student is interested in going to camp, let’s get them signed up!

3. Mission Trip 2016. Now that we have moved past Holy Week and Easter we are really going to be ramping up our planning and preparation for the summer mission trip to Denver, CO.  As a reminder, this trip is open to Youth who will have completed grades 6-12.  We will be leaving FCC-MWC on June 11 and returning on June 19.  Please begin looking at your calendars in order to ensure that this week is clear.  Please let me know if you intend to participate in this trip by Sunday, April 24.

YOUTH! I look forward to seeing you Wednesday evening.  THANK YOU to Barbara Brewer for helping to provide dinner for us this week!

Grace and Peace,
Aaron


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Been thinking about upgrading your console entertainment center for a bigger TV?
 Youth Room has a home for it!

Contact Cindy Schaefer and she will arrange for it to be picked up…now that’s entertainment!

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Central Christian Camp & Conference Center
Home of Make Promises Happen
2015 Annual Update

       Central Christian Camp (CCC) is a home to many. It is a safe-haven where one can truly be who God created them to be, where friendships are made, strengthened, and never forgotten. It is a place where one can step from their bubble, and leave worldly limits behind. A place that provides perspective, respect, and humility that will be carried throughout a lifetime. At Central Christian Camp, lives are CHANGED one camp at a time. 2015 was a HUGE year for CCC, serving more than 10,000 individuals. It was filled with joyful triumph and great devastation. Thanks to a rain filled spring and mild summer, the waterfront lake was completely full of water, thus allowing boats to be docked at the original dock.

In June, camp suffered the loss of its leader, James Wheeler. James was one of, if not the heart beat of our camp family. He was a mentor, leader, director, and most of all friend to many. The response to this great loss was unbelievable. Camp family, new and old, came together to reminisce camp memories, pay respect to an advocate of camp, and truly helped “make promises happen.”

In October, we welcomed Derrick Warnock as our new Director of Programming. He brings a new perspective to camp, and exciting new program area ideas, which will expand fun opportunities for our campers. We also said goodbye to our former Director of Programming, Duain Cook. With his tenure came great expansion of camp’s program areas and because of his leadership and influence, camp is a better place.

Thanks to Oklahoma Christian School and Impact Oklahoma, we will be able to begin construction on central Oklahoma’s only universally accessible high ropes challenge course. The project is to be completely finished by 2017. The vast support from our 60 in 30 campaign will enable construction of new program areas around the camp, as well as aid the construction of the challenge course.

As we move forward to 2016, we hold great hope and enthusiasm. Our group calendar is nearly full, bringing both returning and new groups of campers to our camp. I strongly urge each and every person whose life has been touched by camp, to find a way to make an impact. It could be by serving as a volunteer for one of the many events at camp. By providing financial assistance to continue to grow camp’s mission, or possibly serving on an advisory council or committee for camp. The biggest thing you can do is to share your story. Share your passion and love of camp with others, so that they might fall in love with camp. If you feel lead in anyway, visit our website, www.centralchristiancamp.org, or contact the office at 405-282-2811.

I will leave you with this, “Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not men, for knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord. You serve the Lord Christ.” -Colossians 3:23-24

Respectfully,
Josh McClennahan, Executive Director


A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated plastic eggs and candy, and to all the volunteers who organized and made the
EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA a special, fun-filled day!


 

AmazinGRace!  Sunday, April 24th

Children will be running, toddling, and crawling Sunday, April 24
in the 5th Annual AmazinGRace! The race will take place at 1:00 in the JCAC.  Runners are encouraged to wear their AmazinGRace T-shirts to church and pack a picnic lunch to enjoy at 12:30 in the lobby of the JCAC.

The AmazinGrace is an event in which the children of the church and
Children’s Corner ask friends and family to sponsor them in the race. Proceeds go toward improving our outdoor play space and purchasing other activity equipment!

All church members are invited to join the picnic and cheer on the racers! Your support is welcome in the form of applause, prayers and/or donations. You can donate by making your check payable to FCC with “AmazinGRace” in the memo field. Your donation can be placed in the offering or given at the Donation Station during the race!


For more information, visit:  http://okdisciples.org/ra-2016/ra-mission-sites/


Flowers for Sunday, April 3rd are given by Bob Sanderson for his wife Carann, in honor of her 62nd birthday on April 2nd 

Serving Schedule
Sunday, April 3, 2016

8:30 AM
Elders:
Linda Harris

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

10:45 AM
Elders:
Mark Benge & Jude Lees

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

Acolytes:
Aidan Burk & Craighton Christensen

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Prayer Concerns

*Kaitlyn Griffin (Bonnewell)
*Mary Walters (Eric’s mother)
*Leon Walters (Eric’s father)
Cole Padgham
Virginia Douthitt
Family & Friends of Bill Foust
Mozelle McKinney (Larry’s mother)
Fred McKinney (Larry’s brother)
Family & Friends of Julio Nguyen (C. Miller)
Hunter Deaton
Kathryn Avants
Ken Peeler
Anita Oliver
Hannah Oliver
Richard Lee Gardner
(son of former member Betty Gardner)
Charles Mullin (friend of Jack Hancock)
Carol Hamilton
Robert Daughtry (Judy Loessin’s brother)
Madison Rubino
Mitchell Deaton
Mary Nirschl
Taytum Davis (Loessin, Davis and Lackey families)
Tim Daniels (Oliver)
Jim Nauman (Brubaker)
Deane Upchurch (Moler)
Collin Clabes (Hill)
Kathi Miller (Gambill)
Elizabeth Dunn (Debra’s daughter)
Janet Dunn (Debra’s mother-in-law)
Joan Johanning (Moler)
Larry Springfield
Judy & Tommy Martin (Mitsy & Craig Davis)
Charley Smith (Lorene McMahan)
Betty Davis
Beth Scruggs-McGee (Holts)
Julie Luman (Molers)
Gerald Queen (McCollums)

*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, Carol Ford, Ken Foust, Janyce Harkins, Dona Harris, Leo & Annie Hill, Bill & Robbie McGruder, Eugene Mellinger, Imogene Nikkel, Bertha Owen, Cole Padgham, Ken Peeler, Harold & Anna Ruth Powers, Nadine Richardson, Lane Ross, Oliver Ray & Joyce Shirley, Ron Sipes, Shirley Tharp, Wendy Walters, Julia Wingate, and Doris Wokaty


Family/Friends Long Term Prayer List: Laura Adams (Pat Adams), Steve & Merle Daly and Laurie & Jon Dawson (Wylies), Kelly Cox (Camps), Mitchell Deaton (Deatons), Brian Enright (Susan & Dwight Updegraff), Jim Johnson (Joe & Lenora Greffin), Ertel Hall, Jr. (Ertel’s father), Dan Hayes (Molers), Leo Hickman (Judy Gambill), Betsy Hormel (Leah Wakely), Sam Howard (Howards), Don Martin (Spradleys), Parker Mayfield (Padghams), Cathy Miller (Reids), Evelyn & Norman Lees (Lees), Judy Raines (Judy Gambill), Martin Shackleton (Jean Shackleton), Jo Schroeder (Pam & Ertel Hall), Kyndra Slechta (Brubakers), Dorothy Snell (Mike Snell), Donald Tennison (Farriesters)