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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 Dustin…

Psalm 96: 1-2:

Sing to the LORD a new song; Sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, bless His name; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.

Wow! What a great blessing it was to hear from our choir and Hunter this past Sunday for the Cantata! It is such a blessing to have a congregation of people with awesome musical gifts. I truly felt that we were traveling on a Christmas journey during the performance, and it is so wonderful to see a group of people use the gifts that God gave them to honor and glorify His name. Mike let me know that he thinks this was the best cantata performance during his time at the church.

During the performance, I was thinking of what a blessing Hunter and Neil have been to FCC MWC. To see Neil up there playing piano while his wife was belting out some beautiful singing was just a lovely picture. In addition, not only has Hunter continued to guide our church in worship every Sunday and continue to lead our choir, he has brought in some awesome talent to perform at events like this! It truly is a blessing to have those two men leading us in worship every week.

Lastly, it was also so much fun for me to stand up on stage and see the merger of some of our early morning attenders with afternoon members. This is something that only happens on special occasions, but it is just a cool visual to see from a minister’s perspective. Thank you to everyone who came to support the choir, and thank you to the choir, the accompanists (someday I’ll learn how to say that right), Neil, and Hunter for all of the hard work you put in for this wonderful performance.

Thanks for sharing the journey,

Dustin


FCC Youth

On Wednesday Evening, December 20th, there will be Wednesday night Youth Group with worship music, a lesson called “Loving the Poor”, and the students 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, December 24th, we will be meeting at 5 p.m. and we will head over to the Christmas Eve service in the main building.

Youth Christmas Event:
The Youth Group will be meeting at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 22nd for their Christmas event. There will be a gift exchange, and tacky Christmas sweater competition! The event will be ending at midnight, and Dustin can take your child home in the church bus if need be.

Youth Committee:
Hello all, I am interested in building up a team of youth volunteers to help on Wednesday nights, Sunday Mornings and Sunday Evenings. If you are interested in hanging out during Youth Group, leading Sunday school, or leading a home group on Sunday evenings, please do not hesitate to let me know!

Dustin

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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


From the Financial Coordinator:

Please remember, ALL church donations for2017 must be turned on or before Sunday, December 24th.

Donations given Sunday, December 31st will be considered part of your 2018 giving, due to banks being closed for the holiday on January 1st.

Thank you for your faithfulness in giving to First Christian Church.
John Northcutt


MOBILE MEALS MINISTRY

Our “Emergency Food Kits” have been a big success for the last two years because of the love and generosity of the people in our Church Family. Now that winter is approaching, we are asking for your help once again. In order that none of our clients go without food, because we are unable to deliver due to bad weather, we will be preparing “Emergency Food Kits” again this year. These kits will consist of non-perishable food items for two to three meals. We have 53 clients, 13 of those clients are diabetic. Please help us with these kits by donating some of the items below.

We will be collecting food items starting Dec 17 through Dec 31. There will be a collection box in the Narthex marked “Mobile Meals Emergency Food Kits”.

Items needed are: Canned Soups, canned ravioli, canned meats (i.e. tuna, chicken, ham), Cup ‘O’ Noodles, microwaveable macaroni and cheese cups, packaged peanut butter or cheese crackers, fruit cups, pudding cups, individually packaged cookies, Ensure, or any non-perishable food item that can be eaten cold or easily heated. Please remember some of the desserts need to be sugar free for our diabetic clients.

Your donations will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Dottie Tucker at 610-6959 or 919-4589(cell).


AARP Driver Safety Course

An Upcoming Opportunity here at FCC MWC!

Monday ● January 8 ● 9 am – 2 pm

Adults 50 & Over
Meets insurance requirements for discount Certificate is valid for 3 years

Cost: AARP Members $15.00
Non Members $20.00
*Class size is limited*

To reserve your seat or if you have any questions
call Nancy Williams at 473-8239.


Our staff would like to express our appreciation for the Christmas bonuses we received. We hope we are a blessing to you, as you are a blessing to all of us!

Your Church Staff,

Mike, Dustin, Hunter, Neil, Nancy, Lyle, Molly, & John


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Did your contact information change in 2017?

If you have a new address, phone number or email address, please contact the church office with the new information. We have started working on the 2018 Church Directory and would like for everyone’s information to be up to date!

Thank you!


2018 Offering Envelopes

2018 is the last year
FCC MWC will use the mailable,
booklet style offering envelopes.

If you do not want to receive these, or if you are a new member and would like to begin using them for this year, please contact John Northcutt at 405-219-6968.

For those that receive them, we ask that a donation of $5 is given to cover the cost of these envelopes.


First Christian Church
of Midwest City
11950 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK 73130
405.769.2717
Rev. Mike Snell
Sunday Worship Times:
8:30 & 10:45 am

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday

9-4 pm

Fridays

9-Noon


Flowers for Sunday, December 24th
are given by Maxine Wheelan, in memory of her mother Eunice Liebert and her husband, Don Wheelan


MEMORIALS –

To the Memorial Fund-
In memory Larry Springfield from Tom and Pat Padgham
In memory of Michael Moler from Brett and Julia Moler


Congratulations…  

Benjamin Keith Choate was born Friday, Dec 15, at 9:56 am!

21 inches 7 lbs and 12 oz                          All are doing famously!


Servants
Scheduled to Serve

 
SUNDAY, December 24, 2017

8:30 AM

Elders:
Beverly Bonnewell
David Tiller

Deacons:

Beverly Albee
Ertel Hall
Joni Tiller
Spencer Oliver

10:45 AM

Brett Moler
Roger Camp

Deacons:

Barbara Brewer
Larry McKinney
Dona Stanfill
Charlie Stanfill
Donna Brubaker
Reagan Cook

Acolytes:
William Bowman and Ella Updegraff

 5:00 PM    Christmas Eve Family Friendly Service

Elders: David Brubaker & David Tiller

8:00 PM    Christmas Eve Traditional Service  

Elders: Elyse Davis & Eric Walters

 


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, December 20
9:00 Veteran/Spouse Benefits Review
5:00 Youth

THURSDAY, December 21
9:00 Children’s Corner

FRIDAY, December 22
6:00 to Midnight Youth Christmas
Event – JCAC

SUNDAY, December 24 
8:30 & 10:45 Worship Services
9:45 Sunday School
5:00 Christmas Eve Family Friendly Service
8:00 Christmas Eve Traditional Service

MONDAY, December 25
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED

TUESDAY, December 26
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED

WEDNESDAY, December 27
6:00 Youth
6:30 CWF Group III at Jamie Benge’s Home


PRAYER CONCERNS
*Family & Friends of Nadine Richardson

*Family and Friends of  Morgan Williams (Judy Gambill)
*Cathy Clark-Fleck (Moler)
*Lucille Williams (Nancy Williams’s mother)
Gwen Bowman
Dottie Tucker
Nadine Richardson (Specialty Hospital – MWC)
Michael Niehoff (Niehoff)
Beverly McKinney
Ken Foust
Clifford Gamblin (Mike Gamblin’s father)
Parker Family (Walters)
Barbara Benge
Brandon Harrell (Douthitt)
Rod & Cathy Lees (Lees)
Scott McCulloh (brother of Kristyn Reid)
Richard (brother of Denise Jenks)
Marla Martin (friend of John Howell)
Mozelle McKinney (Larry McKinney’s mother)
Stephanie Alexander (friend of John Howell)
Debby Alkinson (Nancy Williams)
Steve Birkhead (Hunter’s dad)
Perry Mercier (Corbin Choate’s step father)
Cindy Winkle (Phyllis Fennel’s daughter)
DJ & Family (Oliver)
Patty Mallory (Christi Miller)
Vernon Noble (Chris Miller)
Anita Oliver
Vicki Richey
Randall Burnett (Gambill)
Lisa Larkin (Holland)
Mark Edmonds (Camp)
Angie Reeves (Oliver)
Grace Oliver
Christi Crowder (Marty Howard’s cousin)
Katy Benge (Mark’s mother)
Susannah Smith (Jude & Sandy Lees granddaughter)
Wanda Rickard (Moler)
Michael & Debbie Stevens (McGruder)
Brailee Tennison (Douthitt)
Misti Leeper (Jamison)
Lisa Coffman (Stanfill’s daughter)
Coleen Crow (Lange)

*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, Betty Martin, Bill & Robbie McGruder, Mary Nirschl, Bertha Owen, Cole Padgham, Ken Peeler, Harold & Anna Ruth Powers, Lane Ross, Margaret Scears, Oliver Ray & Joyce Shirley,  Shirley Tharp, Jacklena Whitlow, 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), Joel & Jeff Staggs (Walters), Beverly Storch (Updegraff), Juanita Taylor (Updegraff), Donald Tennison (Farriester), Alton Ray Tidwell (Niehoff), DeAnne Upchurch (Moler), Sharon Verity (Niehoff), Melanie Voice & Family (E Davis), Peggy Vorel (Dean)