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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…

Over the past several years, most of you have heard me speak in praise of the Disciple schools that I have attended.  I am writing this week from my mother’s kitchen, about to celebrate her 80th birthday.  I am thankful that my parents encouraged me to stay close to home and attend a small college.  This weekend, I came home early, having received an invitation, and the opportunity, to play a small part in a memorial service.  The service is for a man, who is largely responsible for the gift I gained from that small college experience. 

President Emeritus Dr. Robert W. Brown was servings as the president of Culver-Stockton College when I enrolled in 1986.  When he came on board as president in the early 1970’s, he brought vision and drive for excellence in education, a passionate investment in individuals, and confidence in a faith-based institution.  At that time, the school was troubled, with low enrollment and finances. President Brown asked one of the Board of Trustees members to meet with him at a nearby bank.  A plan was presented, and a bank invested in ways no one thought was possible.  The beneficiaries of that investment included myself and other alumni, who marveled at the tremendous education we felt we had received, and the quality of our staff and administration.   One man’s calling and active response, continues to lead with a legacy of blessed opportunity. 

Part of my blessing was knowing the Brown family at a personal level.  President Brown’s wife could not been have more perfectly cast for her role.  She also maintained her own identity.  One of the Brown’s daughters, Jennifer, and her husband Greg, were college friends, and I had the honor of being in their wedding party.  Wonderful people, for whom I have great admiration and respect.  

I realize that it is unlikely any of you ever have bet the Browns.  Still, their living witness of call and response, is one worth celebrating.  I pray not only that you have such people in your lives, but that you also will realize YOUR opportunity to be such a person.  God has created you, proclaimed you very good, and given you a call! How are you making the most of that call?

Thanks for sharing the journey,
Mike 

 

 


 FCC Youth

Wednesday Evening, August 1st, Youth Group will meet.
Dinner is at 6 pm and the lesson will start at 6:30.

Sunday Evening, August 5th, we will meet for a dedication ceremony
for the fire pit built in memory of Michael Moler.
Join us for hot dogs & s’mores!
We hope to see you there for this very special time!

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PROMOTION SUNDAY!
Sunday, August 12th
Welcome to our new Youth Group members!

 


Sunday, August 5th at 5:00 pm
Fire Pit Dedication Ceremony
In Memory of Michael Moler

Please join us for hot dogs and s’mores as we dedicate this special space in memory of Michael. The beautiful fire pit was built with funds donated in Michael’s name. The family chose to do something special that would bring fun memories for years to come. The fire pit will be available for use.
Contact the church office for details.

Everyone is invited to attend this ceremony


Meetings
Sunday, August 5

Golf Committee at 12:30 in the Library

Christian Education at 4:00 pm in the MegaWow Room

Elder’s Meeting at 5:30 pm in the Library


PROMOTION SUNDAY
August 12th


SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE THROUGH AUGUST 12TH

It’s that time of year to get ready to go back to school!

Now’s the time to stock up on supplies to help children whose families may not be able to purchase them on their own. We ask that you bring donations to the church and place them  in the collection box in the Narthex. Outreach will get them to those who need them. Monetary donations can be placed in the offering plate.

Please be sure to note:SCHOOL SUPPLY DONATION

Thank you for helping get children back to school in style!

Mitsy Martin Davis and the Outreach Committee


Mid Year Giving Statements are available for pick up in the Narthex. Please help save on postage by picking yours up today.

John Northcutt, Financial Coordinator


Veterans and Spouses of Veterans Benefits Review
Wednesdays at 9 am
Please remember to bring your DD-214 Form.


FCC MWC Annual Missions Golf Tournament
Saturday, August 11th, Shotgun Start at 8:30 am
@ Choctaw Creek Golf Course

Registration Deadline:
5 August

– Early Bird Entry Fee paid by 22 July: $70 per person (under 18: $50)

– Entry Fee paid after 22 July: $85 per person (under 18: $60)

– Entry Fee includes: Green Fee, Cart, Two Mulligans, Ditty Bag, Lunch & Door Prizes

– 4 Person Teams

– A full course BBQ Lunch and prizes for all golfers

– Entry forms in the narthex and the church office

​  – Prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place

– Longest Drive & Closest to Pin all Par 3’s

– $2000 Hole-in-One Prize!

– Contact Brett Moler or Mark Reid if you have questions

Sponsorship opportunities are available and contributions tax deductible!
* $500 Gold Sponsor
* $300 Silver Sponsor
* $150 Bronze Sponsor
* $75 Cash Donation
* Door Prize Donation


First Christian Church MWC
(Disciples of Christ)
11950 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK 73130
405.769.2717

Senior Minister:
Rev. Mike Snell

Sunday Worship Times:
8:30 & 10:45 am

Monday – Thursday:    9 – 4 pm

Fridays:
9 – Noon


MEMORIALS

To the Memorial Fund –

In memory of James Roe from Beverly Bonnewell
In memory of Amelia Spradley from Beverly Bonnewell
In memory of James Roe from Bill & Nancy Graham


Flowers for Sunday, August 5th are given by Fern Burling
In memory of Wayne Burling and in honor of their 64th wedding anniversary.


Servants

Scheduled to Serve

 

SUNDAY, August 5, 2018 

8:30 AM

Elder:
Tom Hill

Serving Deacons:
Beverly Albee
Roxanne Austin
Carroll Hancock
Jude Lees

10:45 AM

Elders:
Becky Searcy
Pat Wiseman

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

Acolytes:
Hunter Deaton
Case Lackey

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, August 1
9:00 VA Benefit Reviews
6:00 Youth

SUNDAY, August 5
8:30 & 10:45 Worship
9:45 Sunday School
12:30 Golf Committee Meeting – Library
4:00 Christian Education Meeting – in MegaWow Room
5:00 Fire Pit Dedication Ceremony
In memory of Michael Moler
Everyone is welcome to attend
5:30 Elders Meeting

MONDAY, August 6
9:00 Mobile Meals

WEDNESDAY, August 8
9:00 VA Benefit Reviews
9:15 CWF Service Day
6:00 Youth
6:30 CWF Group III-Meeting at Jamie Benge’s house


PRAYER CONCERNS

*Family & Friends of Fred Parham (Oliver)
Carol Wells (Karen Holt’s sister)
Tanya MacLaren (Johnnie Gasaway’s daughter
in law)
Sandy McMahan
Helen Van Gosen
Dorothy Snell (Snell)
Lenora Greffin
Donna Brubaker
Tanni Jamison
Ken Foust
Brian & Debbie Lloyd
Annis Hickman Miller (Judy Gambill’s niece)
Richard Barrett ( Steve Oliver’s grandfather)
Laura Barrett (Steve Oliver’s mother)
Paula Richey (David Richey’s sister)
Artie Howell (Willkerson)
Amy Loudermilk (coworker of Scott Lange)
Jimmy Lonsdale (coworker of Scott Lange)
Stephanie Rosillo (Keller)
Kenny Stanfill (Charlie Stanfill’s brother)
David Fleck (Moler)
Danielle Rose (Lloyd)
Dawn Henderson (Moler)
Jerry Calcote (Robbie McGruder’s brother)
Judy Soltis (Sharon Lewis)
Scott & Crystal Wyatt (Gamblin)
Rosa Stock (M Holt)
Cathy Martinez (Moler)
Sherman Lambert (Moler)
Cathy Clark-Fleck (Moler)
Parker Family (Walters)
Rod & Cathy Lees (Lees)
Scott McCulloh (brother of Kristyn Reid)
Richard (brother of Denise Jenks)
Debby Atkinson (Nancy 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 a new addition


Congregation Long-Term Prayer List and/or Shut-ins:  

Nellis & Dottie Adams, Lola Jean Ashford, Julie Avants, Barbara Benge, Katy Benge, Arlene Burkhalter, Ashley Dean, Al & Virginia Douthitt, Ken Foust, Lyle & Lillian Fry, Zola Lee Gaylor, Dona Harris, Lisa Larkin, Betty Martin, Dr. Gifford McBride, Bill & Robbie McGruder, Mary Nirchl, Anita Oliver, Grace Oliver, Bertha Owen, Cole Padgham, Ken Peeler, Harold & Anna Ruth Powers, Vicki Richey, Lane Ross, Margaret Scears, Oliver Ray & Joyce Shirley, Shirley Tharp, Jacklena Whitlow, Barbara Wilson, Julia Wingate.


Family/Friends Long Term Prayer List: 

Josh Benge (deployed), Lisa Coffman (Stanfill), Adrienne DiCarlo (Northcutt), Clifford Gamblin (Gamblin), Dan  Hayes (Moler), Leo Hickman (Gambill), Betsy Hormel (Wakely), Sam Howard (Howard), Paul Johanning (Moler), Jim Johnson (Greffin), Patty Mallory (Miller), Don Martin (Spradley), Mozelle McKinney (McKinney), Cathy Miller (Reid),  Evelyn & Norman Lees (Lees), Susan Saxton (Davis), Jo Schroeder (Hall), Kyndra Slechta (Brubaker), Joel & Jeff Staggs (Walters), Michael & Debbie Stevens (McGruder), Beverly Storch (S Updegraff), 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)