Midwest City Christian
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
11950 East Reno Midwest City, OK 73130
A Word from Mike…
This week I have been blessed to have some vacation time back in Arkansas. Being here has been a good reminder how lucky I am to have such good friends in Arkansas and such fabulous people in my life in Midwest City. Most people don’t know what it is to work in a church, where immediately the majority of the people care about your well-being. Truly it is an honor to work with our congregation and to serve God in Oklahoma.
There are plenty of negatives in the world, but I am blessed to have so many good things in my life, like the people of our church.
Thanks for sharing the journey,
As we prepare to close out the month of July I find myself giving thanks for the amazing God-stuff that has taken place with our youth group over the course of this summer. While I know that we still have a few weeks left before school starts, I have started reflecting back on what a summer it has been. Our mission trip to Denver was incredible, our kids who had an opportunity to attend camp had their faith strengthened and their relationships with fellow Disciples renewed. Even as our schedule has been a little “hit or miss” due to everything that happens over the summer months we have continued to experience lively, well-attended youth group gatherings. We’ve got a really good thing going on here, church. I am so thankful for the opportunity to minister alongside such an AMAZING group of young people.
We recently began two new topics of study which have proven to be fodder for some great conversation. On Wednesdays, we are doing a “Who/What/Where?” study of the basics of what it is we proclaim to believe. Over the last couple of weeks we have talked about Heaven and God and this week we will be looking at the Holy Spirit. Thanks to the “Judgement-Free-Zone” that we have created in our youth group, the questions and conversation have been awesome. During the Sunday school hour we are doing, “Bible Basics,” where we have looked at the history and origin of scripture, what types of things we find in the Bible, and how we should begin reading scripture. The youth really seem to have latched on to this and we will continue this course of study until the end of August.
THANK YOU to those who have contributed to the cause of feeding our Youth on Wednesday nights.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Beginning this Wednesday, July 27, our INCOMING SIXTH GRADERS are invited to begin attending Wednesday evening Youth Group. If there are any questions about this, please let me know.
Grace and Peace