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,
*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.
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!
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
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.