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Midwest City Christian

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)11950 East Reno Midwest City, OK 73130405-769-2717

A Word From Mike…

As we celebrate our 75th Anniversary and study about Abraham, we have continually made references to “look to the past, in order to look to the future.”  Another reason that phrase has been on my mind is because of my commitment to the Christian Church Commission.

Last week, I was elected as the new President for the Commission, and Carol Hamilton was elected as a new member of the executive committee.  In the past year, the Commission has worked hard to clarify goals, organizational and legal issues, and to update of our constitution and by-laws.  This was done under the outstanding leadership of the 2017 president Karl Hirsh, who also happens to be the son-in-law of Lyle and Lillian Fry (via Mary).

For those of you who have been supportive of the Commission in the past, it is important to note that the 1000 Club membership designation was dropped, in favor of simply membership.  Later in 2018, we will select a specific Sunday on which to highlight the Commission.

WHY SHOULD WE EMPHASIZE THE COMMISSION?

If not for the Commission, THERE WOULD NOT BE A FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF MIDWEST CITY.  The Commission is the organization who birthed, planned, and funded the establishment of our congregation.  Recognizing their role in starting our church, as well as at least 18 other churches in the Oklahoma City area, has been my motivation for serving on the Commission.  I look forward to taking on the next phase with the Commission, and I am honored to serve with Carol, and the expanding executive committee.

Thanks for sharing the journey,

Mike


FCC Youth

*Please note that the schedule could change this week depending on how Dustin’s recovery process goes.*

On Wednesday Evening, January 31st, There will be Wednesday night Youth Group at Mitsy Martin Davis’ household. Mitsy, Elyse and Cole will lead our students in activities and lessons. Dustin will post the address on the Facebook page. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Dustin.

On Sunday Evening, February 4th, We will be meeting from 5-6:30 p.m. this will mainly just be a time for Dustin to hang out with the students and do something fun this week. We will watch a movie and have small group discussions updating the group on how everyone is doing.

A Word of Thanks: 

I wanted to take a second and thank everyone that has reached out to me in the past week. It has been one of the more challenging weeks of my life, so I truly appreciate the texts, calls, cards, food, and prayers from everyone in this church. It is nice to have someone like Mike who has been down this road before, but I think I am now “out of the woods” and ready to start working on getting back to where I was. Continued prayers for recovery will be greatly appreciated.

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


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


FIRST FEATURE

The Spradley’s

 

The Christmas season seems the right time to tell yet another story about a carpenter, his wife and their child. NO, not that story. This one involves a couple who found FCC of MWC through our Children’s Corner ministry. Bryan and Lori Spradley brought baby Kylee in 2012, were impressed by Molly Updegraff’s program, and extended their church experience to include membership in our congregation.

This Del City girl who graduated from Harrah High School and OSU in Stillwater, found her skilled carpenter husband while both were working and living in Tulsa. Lori, was a fundraiser and event planner for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Bryan was a craftsman for a local homebuilder.

After four years of “hanging out” together, this professional planner arranged the most romantic wedding ceremony EVER-on a cruise ship in Alaska. Lucky guy! And get this for an anniversary date: 5-6-7. Hard to overlook or forget.Bryan’s father worked for BNSF railroad and moved his family from two spots in New Mexico, to Chicago, to Ft. Worth to Tulsa. Along the way, Bryan developed a love for woodworking and has plied his trade in large and small construction projects, trim work, cabinetry and loves what he does. Now he teaches classes, runs job fairs and talks to vocational classes as a union representative. His job took him to Oklahoma City where the family settled with their one year old. He gets to travel to exotic locations like Tulsa, Russellville, Arkansas and, oh yes, Las Vegas.

He is currently an elder, she just ended her tenure as a deacon and department head. Kylee is in charge of smiling, hugging and finding available laps to occupy. All in all, a wonderful addition to our church family.


SUPER-SUBs!
There is still time to order! 

Call Beverly Rubino at 405-426-2685 or the church office at 405-769-2717before noon this Friday, February 2nd. You can also pick up an order form in the narthex.

Each sub (includes cookie and chips)
cost $7.50 each. Order yours today!

Orders will be ready for pick up following 1st and 2nd worship service, this Sunday, February 4th.

Proceeds from this fundraiser go to the
Youth Mission Trip fund.

Thank you for supporting FCC MWC Youth Missions!


2018 Flower Calendar

There are several dates still
available on the flower calendar.
The cost is $45 per week and we ask that you pay at the time of signing up.

Each Sunday following the Worship Service, the flowers are taken to our Shut Ins.

Please note, flowers will not be ordered for Sundays that have not been selected on the calendar.


FCC of MWC will be playing recreational adult volleyball in the JCAC the next 4 Sunday afternoons January 21st – February 11th beginning at 1:00 pm
If you are 16 or older and
wish to play please
text or call Mitsy 405-830-7070
We would love to have you

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Dinners For Eight

A grass roots demand has made the ever popular “Dinners for Eight” viable again! In the dark about this fun event? Let’s get enlightened. Eight folks (not always four “couples”) gather for a meal about once a month. It can be in a home, at a restaurant or a picnic table in a park. The two hosts pick the venue, an agreeable time and date and, perhaps, a fun activity. The key is to mix and match outside your circle of friends and people you know. Sign up in the office. Hope to start in March.

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Benefits Review for Veterans &
Spouses of Veterans

Wednesdays beginning at 9 AM

Please remember to
bring your DD-214 form

First Christian Church MWC
11950 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK 73130
405.769.2717Rev. Mike Snell

Sunday Worship Times
8:30 & 10:45 am

Monday – Thursday

9 to 4 pm

Fridays

9 to Noon


Dear FCC friends,

Thank all of you for your prayers, concern and caring thoughts through this journey with my daughter, Cindy Winkle. She has a lot ahead of her but her positive attitude and faith will bring her through this.

Thank you again,
Phyllis Fennell


Servants
Scheduled to Serve

 
SUNDAY, February 4, 2018

8:30 AM

Elder:
Tom Hill

Deacons:
Roxanne Austin
Carroll Hancock
Beverly Rubino
Shelby Rubino

10:45 AM
Becky Searcy
Pat Wiseman

Deacons:
Chris Miller
Chris Lange
Mona Lange
Jude Lees
John Northcutt
Donna Brubaker

Acolytes:
Lauren Bowman
Cooper Davis

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, January 31
9:00 Veteran/Spouse Benefits Review
6:00 Youth
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

THURSDAY, February 1
9:00 Children’s Corner

SUNDAY, February 4
SUPER-SUB’S FUNDRAISER
8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service
9:45 Sunday School
1:00 JCAC Volleyball
5:00 Youth

MONDAY, February 5
9:00 Mobile Meals

TUESDAY, February 6
9:00 Children’s Corner

WEDNESDAY, February 7
9:00 Veteran/Spouse Benefits Review
10:00 CWF Group II
1:00 CWF Group I
6:00 Youth
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


PRAYER CONCERNS

*Judy Soltis (Sharon Lewis)
*Scott & Crystal Wyatt (Gamblin)
*Dr. Jerry McBride
*Faye Miller
*Donna Brubaker
*Jan Teel
*Jodie Ross
Dustin Parish
Gwen Bowman
Ashley Dean
Josh Benge (deployed)
Ken Peeler
Anna Ruth Powers (Sienna)
Fern Burling
Rosa Stock (M Holt)
Cathy Martinez (Moler)
Sherman Lambert (Moler)
Lillian Fry
Jim Isaac (Sienna)
Amber Leamy (Niehoff)
Cathy Clark-Fleck (Moler)
Lucille Williams (Nancy Williams’s mother)
Michael Niehoff (Niehoff)
Parker Family (Walters)
Rod & Cathy Lees (Lees)
Scott McCulloh (brother of Kristyn Reid)
Richard (brother of Denise Jenks)
Mozelle McKinney (Larry McKinney’s mother)
Debby Atkinson (Nancy Williams)
Perry Mercier (Corbin Choate’s step father)
Patty Mallory (Christi Miller)
Vernon Noble (Chris Miller)
Vicki Richey
Randall Burnett (Gambill)
Mark Edmonds (Camp)
Angie Reeves (Oliver)
Christi Crowder (Marty Howard’s cousin)
Susannah Smith (Jude & Sandy Lees granddaughter)
Wanda Rickard (Moler)
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, Barbara Benge, Katy Benge, Arlene Burkhalter, Betty Davis, Al & Virginia Douthitt, Ken Foust, Zola Lee Gaylor, Dona Harris, Lisa Larkin, Betty Martin, Bill & Robbie McGruder, Mary Nirchl, Anita Oliver, Grace Oliver, 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), Clifford Gamblin (Gamblin), Josh Green (Brubaker), Brandon Harrell (Douthitt),  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), Judy Raines  (Gambill), Daniel Rubino (Rubino), Susan Saxton (M Davis), Jo Schroeder (Hall), Kyndra Slechta (Brubaker), Joel & Jeff Staggs (Walters), Beverly Storch (S Updegraff), Brailee Tennision (Douthitt), Donald Tennison (Farriester), Alton Ray Tidwell (Niehoff), DeAnne Upchurch (Moler), Sharon Verity (Niehoff), Melanie Voice & family ( Davis), Lucille Williams (N Williams), Cindy Winkle (Fennell)