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Midwest City Christian

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

A Word From Mike…

What a Wonderful Celebration of the ministry of Lyle Fry!!

This past Sunday, we had a wonderful celebration for the many gifts Lyle has shared with our congregation as our custodian.  He will continue to share his gifts as our Sunday Sexton, but his weekly presence will be missed.  As was highlighted on Sunday, Lyle has set a wonderful witness for our congregation in how to show respect for our nation; how to serve God; and what it is to be a quality husband and family man.

One of the wonderful gifts you and I have as participants in a congregation, is to see people like Lyle, who live this type of authentic life.  All of us have strengths and weaknesses, but when we see strengths in others, it helps us to be stronger ourselves.  For example, it is a sincere joy to see the kids at Children’s Corner wave and cry out “Mr. Lyle” when they see him.  Those smiling faces receive positive experiences at church, and Lyle has added to those experiences.

Each one of you has the opportunity to add to the positive experiences of others around you, especially during this Christmas season.  May WE be a part of what makes Christ alive, for everyone around us.

Thanks for sharing the journey,


FCC Youth

On Wednesday Evening, December 6th , 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 10th , We will be meeting at 5 p.m. and we will head over to the Children’s Christmas program 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 adult 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

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

To Our Wonderful Steadfast Congregation,


Every good and perfect gift is from above.  James 1:17

Thank you for your heartfelt response to our request to change your offertory
giving pattern. In just two months, with 75% of your donation to the General
Operating Fund and 25% to Capital (our mortgage), we are decreasing the
significant shortfall we recently faced to cover salaries, utilities, and ongoing building repairs/replacements.

On behalf of your church staff and the Stewardship Committee, we simply cannot thank you enough for the swift response in answering the call to help get our financial giving back on track. Your change in giving is making a difference not only within, but outside the walls of our church.

Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude!

Terry Brewer and Pam Hall

CMF Breakfast

Christian Men’s Fellowship
will meet here at the church

Saturday, December 9 at 8:00 am



By John V. Bartocci

Children’s Christmas Program

This Sunday – December 10th at 5 PM

There will be a holiday SnackFest in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the Children’s Christmas Play.

Everyone is invited!
Please bring a snack to share.
It can be a holiday theme or not.

We even have a couple
Special Guests too! Shhh.


FCC of MWC will participate with MWBCC and other area churches to provide Christmas to 72 families in Eastern Oklahoma County.

This years date is 12/9/17
THIS SATURDAY at MWBCC at Midwest Blvd near Reno

What can you do? Consider volunteering at MWBCC sorting donated items M-F during the day beginning at 9, and 6-8pm on Tuesday. Meet at MWBCC at 9:30 on Thursday morning to help unload the grocery truck. Come out on Saturday morning and help in the gift room, toy room, gym, loading groceries or holding babies.  There is something for everyone!

Contact Mitsy Martin-Davis 830-7070 or Bev Bonnewell201-3160 if you have any questions

Thank you,
Outreach Department


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 du 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).

Volunteer Appreciation Reception
Thursday, December 14
10:30 – 11:30 am

If you have been involved with Mobile Meals or have worked in the office over the past year, we would like to extend an invitation to you to attend this reception.

Please join us in the church parlor so that we can let you know how much you are appreciated!

AARP Driver Safety Course

Two Upcoming Opportunities here at FCC MWC!

Saturday ● December 16 ● 9 am – 2 pm
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.

265 pounds of food was delivered
to the Mid-Del Food Pantry.
Many hungry Oklahoman’s will benefit.
This donation should provide 221 meals.
Thank-you for the GENEROUS donations.

Benefits Review for Veterans & Spouses of Veterans

Pete Tucker will have reviews on Wednesday, Dec 13 & 27.

He will be at the church on Wednesday, Dec 20 at 9 am for anyone who would like to visit with him. Please remember to bring your DD-214 form

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

Rev. Mike Snell

Sunday Worship Times:
8:30 & 10:45 am

Monday – Thursday    9 – 4 pm

Friday   9 – Noon

Flowers for Sunday, December 10th
are given by Phyllis Fennell, in memory of Arvin Fennell


To the Memorial Fund-
In memory Larry Springfield from Jim & Rebecca Isaac
In memory of Larry Springfield from Bill Moman
In memory of Larry Springfield from Pairs & Spares Sunday School Class

Scheduled to Serve

SUNDAY, December 10, 2017

8:30 AM

Dean Holt

Serving Deacons:
Lyle Fry
Lillian Fry
Karen Holt
Hannah Oliver

10:45 AM

Pat Wiseman
Jim Wylie

Serving Deacons:
Charles Hargis
Barbara Hargis
Chris Miller
Adam Christensen
Trisha Christensen
Logan Davis

Case Lackey & Hunter Deaton


WEDNESDAY, December 6
9:00 Veteran/Spouse Benefits Review
9-3 pm CFO Sorting – MWBCC
11:00 CWF Group II at Susie Howard’s
1:00 CWF Group I
6:00 Youth
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

THURSDAY, December 7
9:00 Children’s Corner
9:30 CFO Grocery Unloading
9-6 pm CFO Sorting at MWBCC

FRIDAY, December 8
9-6 pm CFO Sorting at MWBCC

SATURDAY, December 9
7:45 Christmas For Others Event at MWBCC
8:00 CMF Breakfast at the church

SUNDAY, December 10
8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service
9:45 Sunday School
5:00 Youth
5:00 Children’s Christmas Program followed
by a SnackFest in Fellowship Hall

MONDAY, December 11
8:00 Mobile Meals
10-3 pm CFO Giveaway and Clean up

TUESDAY, December 12
9:00 Children’s Corner
10-3 pm CFO Giveaway and Clean up

WEDNESDAY, December 13
9:15 CWF Service Day
6:00 Youth
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


Judy Gambill
Gwen Bowman
Dottie Tucker
Mike Crutchfield (Sandy Harley’s brother in law)
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)
Nancy Long (Sandy Harley’s cousin)
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, Nadine Richardson, 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)