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Midwest City Christian

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

A Word From Mike…

As a high school student growing up in Mexico, MO I was blessed to be hired at our local three theater cinema.  The owners were an incredibly thoughtful couple who treated us wonderfully.  One neat aspect about their concession offerings was that all of their popcorn came from corn raised on their farm.  I have always loved popcorn at the movies, but this was the best popcorn ever!

My job was as an usher, taking tickets and standing at the back of the theater to monitor the audience.  Obviously I saw a lot of movies!  Every movie seemed to have something that struck my interest and the true poorly made movie was rare.

Lately with the reintroduction of the first feature articles, we have been gifted with the “movies” of the life stories of our members.  Aren’t they fascinating and insightful!  I love reading these articles and am fascinated at the lives and stories of our congregation.  Like those movies, each of your lives have points of interest, more so than you may even realize.  I want to thank all of you who have shared your story so far and I hope more of you will be willing to do the same.

Thanks for sharing the journey,

FCC Youth

On Wednesday Evening, August 2nd  , There will be Wednesdaynight Youth Group with worship music, a lesson over “Ephesians 5 & 6”, and the students will participate in Communion to end the service. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the lesson will start at 6:30. If possible, please try to arrive on time. We do many activities on Wednesday nights, and I want to make sure that the students get the full experience before the 8:00 p.m. pick up time.

On Sunday Evening, August 6th , We will be meeting back up at 5 p.m. to have a discussion and have a fun activity.

See You There!

If you know anyone who might be interested in joining us,
please give me a call! I would love to reach out to them!
-Dustin  918.637.4407


Tom & Pat Padgham

Most of our “seasoned citizens” know the essence of The Padgham Story.  Tom’s mother was a charter member of FCC and his name appears on the first cradle roll.  Tom and his dad joined the church and were baptized on the same Sunday.  He and Pat were married and both sons baptized in the church on Douglas Street.  It’s challenging to find interesting facts that aren’t common knowledge among the aforementioned membership.  So, Paul Harvey’s “rest of the story” is aimed at those folks who only know Tom and Pat as members of Pairs and Spares or the couple sneaking in late to second service. ( wink, wink)

Both are proud MWC Bombers who continued their education at OU.  Pat earned a degree in Business Education and Tom finished his Business Administration degree at Oklahoma Christian.

He started an auto dealership with his dad in Del City that morphed into the family owned truck accessory business managed by Tom and son, Craig, while Pat keeps the books.  At one time, he was the youngest Toyota dealer in the U.S.  He and his dad also had several other auto franchises in the 1970’s.  Older son, Dr. Michael Padgham, serves the community at the Alliance Health Emergency Room in MWC.

Music has always been a centerpiece in Tom’s life.  Starting with a high school quartet called The Montereys, he continued his walk with the Lord in a Christian group, The Singing Disciples.  Bryan and Becky Searcy, Karen Holland and Carol Morrison were also members of this ministry. His voice is a popular addition not only in church but at many weddings and funerals.  He was well known locally for his commercials for the dealership.

Pat raised the boys (including Tommy), babysat the two grandsons and remained active in community organizations, both social and philanthropic.  Both have worn almost every church leadership hat available in the 50 + years at First Christian Church of Midwest City.

Pillars of the community, entrepreneurs, parents and grandparents AND most importantly, faithful Christians:  A VERY IMPRESSIVE LIST.

Big box stores are beginning to advertise school supplies so now is the time to stock up.  Please bring your school supply donations to church and place them in the box in the Narthex.  Outreach will get them to those who need them. Monetary donations can be placed in the offering plate.

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

Elders Meeting
Saturday, August 5, 8:30 am
FCC – Fellowship Hall

Worship Department Meeting
Sunday, August 6, 4:00 pm
In the Library

From The Property Department

Saturday, August 5 at 10:00 am, we will be cleaning the carpet at the church. We will need volunteers to come help move chairs from the sanctuary and then back again that afternoon after the carpet dries. If you can help, please contact Mark Reid 740-0145.

Reminder to the Choir –
During our summer choir break, we each need to take our choir robes and have them dry cleaned so we can start the new season fresh upon our return in August.

Central Area CWF Luncheon

Tuesday, August 22 here at FCC MWC

Registration begins at 9 am
and there is an $8.00 charge
for the lunch.

If you would like to attend, please contact Susie Howard 769-7869 or call the church office 769-2717 to place your name on the reservation list. Reservations should be turned in no later than August 15.

S.O.A.R. Update

Recently members of FCC MWC attended a workshop at the Hillwood Missionary Baptist Church in Spencer.  S.O.A.R. (Supporting Offenders to Achieve Re-integration) is a program that provides a bus three times a year to take up to 60 young people to visit their mothers at Taft Correctional Facility in eastern Oklahoma.  FCC, through our World Outreach Ministry, helps to fund these trips.

Awards were given to Bryan Searcy and Carol Hamilton for their long-time involvement with the program. Adam Davis was also given a medal for being a loyal bus driver.

Over the years many FCC members, past and present, have participated in this endeavor to see that those incarcerated have a chance to move back into society and have a meaningful life.


Four Player Scramble
Men, Women & Youth
$75 per person, under 18: $60

Individual and Team Registrations
1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Awards
Closest to the Pin – All Par 3’s
Door prizes for all participants
Lunch provided
Get your registration in today!

Proceeds from this tournament will be used to support our Church Missions and Children’s Corner Programs.

Our church missions include Christmas for Others, Youth Missions and other outreach programs of the church.

Opportunity For Our
Church Veterans & Veterans Spouses


9-11 AM

Be sure to bring your
DD-214 form

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

Sunday Worship Times:
8:30 & 10:45 am

Monday – Thursday   9:00 – 4:00 pm

Fridays  9:00 – Noon


Flowers for Sunday, August 6 are given by Fern Burling
In memory of Wayne Burling and their 63rd wedding anniversary


To the Youth Fund –
In memory of Mitchell Deaton from Randy & Lane Ross
In memory of Abe Benge from Randy & Lane Ross
In memory of Dan Bonnewell from Randy & Lane Ross
In memory of Imogene Nikkel from Randy & Lane Ross
In memory of Michael Moler from Michelle Holt
In memory of Michael Moler from James & Lynn Wylie
In memory of Michael Moler from Ray & Debbie Blanke

To the Memorial Fund –
In memory of Imogene Nikkel from Ray & Debbie Blanke


Dear Church Family,

I would like to express my gratitude for all of your love and support as I have dealt with my cancer these past several years. Your words of encouragement, beautiful cards and wonderful hugs have meant so much to me! I think that most of you know that I am in a clinical trial at MD Anderson and Randy and I have been making many trips back and forth between home and Houston. During my last  visit, I was encouraged to hear that both of my tumors are responding to the trial drug! I know that God is answering our prayers and I thank each of you for including me in your prayers.

It is so wonderful to have such a caring, loving church family. Randy and I feel so blessed.

Love to you all,
Lane Ross

Dear Church Family,

Thank you to everyone who participated in Christmas in July and donated towards Christmas for Others during our emphasis on Sunday, July 16th.

Due to your generosity, your gifts of time, talent and money will help many families in Eastern Oklahoma County this Christmas season.

Also, thank you to everyone who filled out the survey for volunteer opportunities. We will be contacting you when we begin planning for the CFO event.

-Mitsy Martin Davis and the World Outreach Committee

Grandparents Denny and Linda Harris welcomed grandsons,
Benjamin Enoch (adopted) and Daniel Bradley (natural)
into the world last week!Proud parents Capt. Stephanie and Bradley Harris
live in Tampa, Florida.


Scheduled to Serve

SUNDAY, August 6, 2017

8:30 AM

Elyse Davis

Serving Deacons:
Nancy Graham
Mitsy Martin Davis
Grace Oliver

10:45 AM

Kristyn Reid
Jude Lees

Serving Deacons:
Melissa Davis
Travis Gallaway
Jennifer Gallaway
Lori Spradley
Molly Updegraff
Luci Davis

Hunter Deaton & Case Lackey


9:00 VA Disability Benefits Review
1:00 CWF Groups 1 & 4
6:00 Youth
6:30 Adult Bible Study
Dessert & Discussion at the
Pastor’s house
1620 Brook Drive, Choctaw

SATURDAY, August 5
8:30 Elders Meeting-Fellowship Hall
10:00 Church Carpet Cleaning-Volunteers needed to help move chairs

SUNDAY, August 6
8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service
9:45 Sunday  School
4:00 Worship Department Meeting
5:00 Youth

MONDAY, August 7
8:00 Mobile Meals

9:00 VA Disability Benefits Review
9:30 CWF Service Day
6:00 Youth


*Family & Friends of Janyce Harkins
*Gene Harkins
*Denise Janz (Twila Beck’s mother in law) (Walters)
Adam Christensen
Mike Deaton
Paul Niehoff
Dottie Adams
Stephen Nutt (Fry)
Ken Peters
Mark Edmonds (Camps)
Bryan & Christy Wingate – Christy’s mother’s health
Vicki Richey
Wendy Walters
Lane Ross
Angie Reeves (Anita Oliver)
Grace Oliver
Christi Crowder (Marty Howard’s cousin)
Katy Benge (Mark’s mother)
Anita Oliver
Susannah Smith (Jude & Sandy Lees granddaughter)
Beverly McKinney
Wanda Rickard (Brett Moler)
Ezra Mann Family
Zola Lee Gaylor
Mary Nirschl
Julie Luman (Moler)
Michael & Debbie Stevens (McGruder)
Brailee Tennison (Virginia Douthitt)
Melanie Voice & Family (Elyse Davis)
Misti Leeper (Jamison)
Lisa Coffman (Stanfill’s daughter)
Dale Acker
Coleen Crow (Lange)
DeAnne Upchurch (Moler)
Jacklena Whitlow

*Notes a new addition

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

Nellis & Dottie Adams, Lola Jean Ashford, Arlene Burkhalter, Guy Burkhart, Betty Davis, Al & Virginia Douthitt, Ken Foust, Gene Harkins, Dona Harris, Leo & Annie Hill, Nick Kennedy, Betty Martin, Bill & Robbie McGruder, Scott McKinney, Mary Nirschl, Bertha Owen, Cole Padgham, Ken Peeler, Harold & Anna Ruth Powers, Nadine Richardson, Lane Ross, Oliver Ray & Joyce Shirley,  Shirley Tharp, Mickey Tyo, Julia Wingate, and Doris Wokaty

Family/Friends Long Term Prayer List: 

Sharon Delyria (Austin), Adrienne DiCarlo (Northcutt), Josh Green (Brubaker), Dan Hayes (Moler), Leo Hickman (Gambill), Betsy Hormel (Wakely), Sam Howard (Howard), Esther & Kaylee Ingersoll (McMahan & Miller), Paul Johanning (Moler), Jim Johnson (Greffin), Don Martin (Spradley), Cathy Miller (Reid), Evelyn & Norman Lees (Lees), Cindy Proctor (Updegraff), Judy Raines (Gambill), Daniel Rubino (Rubino), Susan Saxton (Melissa Davis), Jo Schroeder (Pam & Ertel Hall), Kyndra Slechta (Brubaker), Beverly Storch (Updegraff), Juanita Taylor (Updegraff), Donald Tennison (Farriester), Alton Ray Tidwell (Niehoff), Sharon Verity (Niehoff), Peggy Vorel (Dean), Doyle Williams (N Williams)