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Midwest City Christian

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

A Word from Mike…

Jeremiah 29.11-12     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. 12Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you.

On June 2nd of 2013, I started my first Sunday as the senior minister of FCC, Midwest City, OK.  How gracious of a church you are, to accept one with limited experience as a senior minister, and to offer me nurture and grace in the process.

Recently, I was approached by a regional minister in the Christian Church of the Southwest, to consider my interest in ministering a potential church.  The church reaching out to me was not just any congregation, but the congregation that sponsored my ordination, and helped to pay for my seminary education.  They had reached out previously and I had declined.  This time, I asked for time to consider things prayerfully.

After praying that God would open and close doors in obvious ways, I feel that God has called me to re-invest in the church that has invested so much in my beginning.

The appropriate church leadership have known of the release of my Search and Call papers for some time now.  They are connected with the regional staff and are working on the appropriate plan of action.  I can honestly say that I think our church is a place great of opportunity and it has a positive future.

I want to express my appreciation for all this congregation has done to support me.  This church has not only helped me be a better person, but to grow as a minister.  The remaining time we have together will be negotiated between the elders and myself.  I thank each of you for your support and your shared ministry; You have been a blessing.

Thanks for sharing the journey,


FCC Youth

Wednesday Evening, August 29th,
Youth Group will meet.
Dinner is at 6 pm and the lesson will start at 6:30.

Sunday Evening, September 2nd, we will not meet.
Enjoy the Labor Day holiday weekend with your friends and family!


The Church Office will be closed Monday, September 3rd for the Labor Day holiday.

Dr. Mark Johnson!

If you’ve been thinking about joining choir, now is the time!

Choir rehearsal resumes Wednesday, September 5th at 7:30 pm, under the direction of Dr. Mark Johnson.

Sunday, September 9th will be the first Sunday together in worship.


Calling All Future Acolytes!

If you are interested in being an Acolyte, please contact Chris Miller at 405-818-8098 to schedule training.

First Christian Church
of Midwest City

75th Anniversary Celebration

October 14, 2018

· Join us at 10 AM for a Combined Worship Service with Special Guest Speaker, Rev. Gary Mitchell.

· BBQ lunch immediately following in the JCAC. Tickets will be $5.00 per person. Those will be on sale beginning Sunday, September 16th.

· Our 75th Anniversary program will follow the lunch with Special Guest Speaker, Dr. Les Brown and
The Singing Disciples will be performing.

· Child care will be provided
during the program portion
from 12:30 – 2:30 PM.

· Pre-orders for 75th Anniversary
t-shirts are now available Sunday mornings in the narthex for $10 each. Deadline for ordering is September 15th.


Please plan to join us as we raise funds and awareness for the food insecure. The 2018 CROP Walk will take place at 2:00 9/30/18 in Regional Park beginning at the Garden Pavilion near the tennis courts.  If you are not able to walk the 3 miles with us, please plan to donate what you can to make sure that all have enough to eat.

Thank You,
World Outreach


CWF September Luncheon

Wednesday, September 12th

11:00 am

CWF will be hosting a speaker from the organization “Tenaciously Teal”.

Our CWF groups have been supplying this cancer support group with needed items for their patients this past year.  Come hear about this wonderful organization.  Lunch is provided at no charge, but we do ask that you call the church office 769-2717, to let us know you’ll be joining us so that we’ll have a place setting for you.


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Please note, when making nonmonetary gifts, there is a form in the office to attach your receipt and or claim. Please turn this in to the Financial Coordinator the same month that the gift is given. This will insure that your giving statement reflects the correct information and it up to date.

Thank you for your help,
John Northcutt
Financial Coordinator


Please remember to bring your DD-214 Form.

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

Senior Minister:
Rev. Mike Snell

Sunday Worship Times:
8:30 & 10:45 am

Monday – Thursday:
9 – 4 pm

Friday: 9 – noon

Flowers for Sunday, September 2nd are given by Mark & Kristyn Reid
In memory of Mark’s father, Dick Reid.


Scheduled to Serve


SUNDAY, September 2, 2018 

8:30 AM

Tom Hill

Serving Deacons:
Beverly Albee
Roxanne Austin
Carroll Hancock
Jude Lees

10:45 AM

Becky Searcy
Pat Wiseman

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

Marshall Mason
Miles Updegraff



WEDNESDAY, August 29
9:00 VA Benefit Reviews
6:00 Youth
5:30 Evangelism Department Meeting
6:30 Adult Bible Study

THURSDAY, August 30
9:00 Children’s Corner

SUNDAY, September 2
8:30 & 10:45 Worship
9:45 Sunday School

MONDAY, September 3
9:00 Mobile Meals

TUESDAY, September 4
9:00 Children’s Corner

WEDNESDAY, September 5
9:00 VA Benefit Reviews
10:00 CWF Group II
1:00 CWF Group I
6:00 Youth
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Choir Rehearsal Resumes


*Family & Friends of Susan Saxton (Melissa Davis’ mother)
*Bertha Owen (OK Heart South)
*Donna Brubaker (St. Anthony)
*Brandi Dougherty (Gilbert)
*Gene Gilbert (Bonnewell)
Denise Reid & family
Kathryn Avants
Mary Keller
Sandy McMahan
Lenora Greffin
Tanni Jamison
Ken Foust
Brian & Debbie Lloyd
Helen Van Gosen
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 (Reid)
Richard (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, Ashley Dean, Al & Virginia Douthitt, Ken Foust, Lyle & Lillian Fry, Zola Lee Gaylor, Dona Harris, Dorothy Keller, 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),  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)