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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 Mike…

John 17.17    

As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.

I am so excited for our youth and sponsors as they travel this week for their mission trip.  I have organized and participated in well over 30 mission trips over the years and each one helped to sculpt me in unique ways.  That sculpting came through the work itself, interaction with the people we were helping, and exposure to a new understandings of oppression, obstacles or poverty.

I am confident that they will be a great blessing to those they help and also confident that they will be greatly blessed.

Please join me in praying for spiritual growth and safety for:
Adults:  Dustin, Tammy, Adam (Tiny), Mitsy and Bev
Youth:  Jessie, Janiece, Reagan, Logan, Luci, Sheridan, Matt, Grace, Hannah, Shelby, Zac and Ashlyn

Thank you for supporting them as they go in the name of Christ, representing our congregation.

Thanks for sharing the journey,
Mike


FCC Youth

 Due to the Mission Team in Kansas City this week, there will not be Youth activities for Wednesday, July 19th or Sunday, July 23rd.

Regular Youth activities will resume, Wednesday, July 26th.


 Summer is a great time to get involved in our group!

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

Pete & Dottie Tucker

Pete grew up as a “Service Brat”. His father was a 20-year Naval Officer and they have lived all over the world. He is the middle son of three boys. His older brother is a retired Colonel from the Air Force and his younger brother is a retired Lt. Colonel from the Air Force. He attended Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg W. Virginia, a family tradition. After four years of college at Elon College in North Carolina, Pete began his career as a fifth-grade school teacher in Pittsylvania County, VA. His career as a fifth-grade teacher lasted one year. In 1972, he entered the U.S. Air Force and graduated from Navigator training in 1973. In 1998, after an extensive military career, he retired from the Air Force as a Lt. Colonel. During this time, he completed his Masters of Business Administration and his Doctorate of Education in Applied Aviation and Space from Oklahoma State University. Over the next 17 years, he was the Senior Instructor of the Junior R.O.T.C. program at Edmond North High School. In 2015, he retired from teaching and has devoted himself to helping disabled veterans, spending time with his grandson and helping around the house.

 

Dottie grew up on her family farm five miles west of Thomas, Oklahoma. She attended Thomas Public School where she participated in FHA, Basketball, and Band. Dottie is the middle child of three. She has an older brother who is living on the family farm and a younger sister, who is no longer living. Dottie married at the age of 18 and she and her husband attending two years at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) before moving to Tyler, Texas in 1970. During that time Dottie was a legal secretary for two different Law Firms. In November of 1973 their daughter Deidre was born. In October 1975 Dottie lost her husband. On September 15, 1977, while still living in Tyler, she met Capt. Pete Tucker on a blind date. Pete was stationed at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita KS. Over the next four months, they had a total of seven (long distance) dates. They were married on December 17, 1977.

 

Three months later in March 1978, Pete, Dottie, and Deidre moved to Okinawa, Japan where they were stationed until July 1981. While Pete was busy going TDY (Temporary Duty) and working on the Command Post, Dottie was traveling to Taiwan, Pakistan, Philippines, and Hong Kong. Their follow-on assignment was Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro, NC. While living there, Pete was temporarily assigned to Lowry AFB, CO, where he was trained as an Air Intelligence Officer; and Dottie got her degree in Dental Assisting while she and Deidre stayed in North Carolina. After two years at Seymour Johnson AFB they were reassigned to Langley AFB, VA. During most of their five-year tour at Langley, Pete was gone TDY to Italy, Belgium, Korea, England, and Germany. While he was gone, Dottie devoted her time to raising Deidre and volunteering with the American Red Cross. She did her Red Cross volunteer work at the Base Dental Clinic. She not only worked as a Dental Assistant, she also started a Dental Assistant Training Program where she trained military spouses and helped them to obtain their Dental Assisting Certificates. In 1985, the Base Dental Clinic and the American Red Cross gave Dottie the honor of Red Cross Volunteer of the Year.

 

In 1988 the Tucker family moved to Midwest City. Pete was stationed in AWACS at Tinker AFB and Dottie continued devoting her time to raising Deidre (who was a Sophomore in High School), and doing Red Cross Volunteer work at the TAFB Hospital. In 1991, after their daughter Deidre headed off to college, Dottie went to work for a Veterinary Clinic for 5 years, then for the next 10 years worked for First Command (formerly USPA & IRA) a financial planning firm.

 

Over the span of almost 40 years, they have weathered going through a war, military separations, being employed/unemployed and yet are still together and still happy to have found each other. December of this year (2017) will mark their 40th wedding anniversary.

 

They have had the pleasure of traveling extensively and making many friends along the way. In June 2006, their grandson Aidan was born and he is the light of their lives. Their daughter Deidre is a Sonographer (Ultrasound Technician) for Alliance Health here in Midwest City. Pete is currently volunteering for the Dale Graham Veterans Foundation and Dottie is the Coordinator of the Mobile Meals program here at First Christian Church.

 


Big box stores are beginning to advertise school supplies so now is the time to stock up.  Please bring your school supply donations to church and place them in the box in the Narthex.  Outreach will get them to those who need them. Monetary donations can be placed in the offering plate.

Thank you for helping get children
back to school in style.


Reminder to the Choir –
During our summer choir break,
we each need to take our choir robes and have them dry cleaned so we can start the new season fresh upon our return in August.


FCC MISSIONS GOLF TOURNAMENT
CHOCTAW CREEK GOLF COURSE – AUGUST 19 2017

Four Player Scramble
Men, Women & Youth
$75 per person, under 18: $60

Individual and Team Registrations
1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Awards
Closest to the Pin – All Par 3’s
Door prizes for all participants
Lunch provided
Get your registration in today!

Proceeds from this tournament will be used to support our Church Missions and
Children’s Corner Programs.  Our church missions include Christmas for Others, Youth Missions and other outreach programs of the church.


Opportunity For Our
Church Veterans & Veterans Spouses

BY APPOINTMENT
WEDNESDAYS
9-11 AM

Please contact the church office
at 769-2717.

Be sure to bring your
DD-214 form
.


First Christian Church MWC
11950 E Reno Ave
Midwest City OK 73130

405.769.2717
www.fccmwc.org

Sunday Worship Times
8:30 & 10:45 am

Monday – Thursday
9:00 – 4:00 pm

Friday
9:00 – Noon


 
 

Flowers for Sunday, July 23rd are given by
Terry & Barbara Brewer, in honor of
their great grand children.


Memorials

To the Memorial Fund –
In memory of Mitchell Deaton from Ertel & Pam Hall
In memory of Imogene Nikkel from Ertel & Pam Hall

To Christmas for Others –
In memory of Mitchell Deaton from Beverly Bonnewell
In memory of Imogene Nikkel from Beverly Bonnewell

To the Youth Mission Fund –
In memory of Mitchell Deaton from Bob Sanderson
In memory of Imogene Nikkel from Bob Sanderson

To the Youth Fund –
In memory of Michael Moler
From Anna Heidebrecht
From Betty Cunningham
From Jean Wise
From James Sidell


Servants
Scheduled to Serve

 
SUNDAY, July 23, 2017

8:30 AM

Elders:
Beverly Bonnewell & David Tiller

Serving Deacons:
Beverly Albee
Ertel Hall
Joni Tiller
Spenser Oliver

10:45 AM

Elders:
Roger Camp & Brett Moler

Serving Deacons:
Barbara Brewer
Donna Brubaker
Larry McKinney
Charlie Stanfill
Dona Stanfill
Reagan Cook

Acolytes:
Ki Gooch & Carla McKinney


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, July 19

   9:00 VA Disability Benefits Review

   No Youth Tonight

THURSDAY, July 20

   9:00 Children’s Corner

SUNDAY, July 23

   8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service

   9:45 Sunday  School

   No Youth Tonight

MONDAY, July 24

   8:00 Mobile Meals

TUESDAY, July 25

   9:00 Children’s Corner

WEDNESDAY, July 26

   9:00 VA Disability Benefits Review

   9:30 CWF Executive Meeting

   6:00 Youth Group


PRAYER CONCERNS

*Family & Friends of Lloyd Upchurch (Moler)

*Lt. Heath Meyer, injured OHP Officer (Burling)

*Mark Edmonds (Camp)

Harold Powers – Integris Baptist

Bryan & Christy Wingate – Christy’s mother’s health

Vicki Richey

Wendy Walters

Josh Green – Middle East deployment (Brubaker)

Lane Ross

Angie Reeves (Anita Oliver)

Grace Oliver

Sharon Delyria (Roxanne Austin)

Doyle Williams (Nancy Williams’s father)

Christi Crowder (Marty Howard’s cousin)

Debra Meade (Pat Wiseman’s sister)

Katy Benge (Mark’s mother)

Anita Oliver

Susannah Smith (Jude & Sandy Lees granddaughter)

Virginia Douthitt

Beverly McKinney

Wanda Rickard (Brett Moler)

Al Douthitt (Virginia’s Husband)

Amanda Ross (Brubaker)

Ezra Mann Family

Zola Lee Gaylor

Mary Nirschl

Julie Luman (Moler)

John Northcutt

Michael & Debbie Stevens (McGruder)

Brailee Tennison (Virginia Douthitt)

Melanie Voice & Family (Elyse Davis)

Misti Leeper (Jamison)

Lisa Coffman (Stanfill’s daughter)

Dale Acker

Coleen Crow (Lange)

DeAnne Upchurch (Moler)

Jacklena Whitlow

*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, Ken Foust, Gene & Janyce Harkins, Dona Harris, Leo & Annie Hill, Nick Kennedy, Betty Martin, Scott McKinney, Bill & Robbie McGruder, Mary Nirschl, Bertha Owen, Cole Padgham, Ken Peeler, Harold & Anna Ruth Powers, Nadine Richardson, Lane Ross, Oliver Ray & Joyce Shirley,  Shirley Tharp, Mickey Tyo, Julia Wingate, and Doris Wokaty


Family/Friends Long Term Prayer List: 

Kelly Cox (Camp), Sharon Delyria (Austin), Adrienne DiCarlo (Northcutt), 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), Beverly Storch (Updegraff), Juanita Taylor (Updegraff), Donald Tennison (Farriester), Alton Ray Tidwell (Niehoff), Sharon Verity (Niehoff), Peggy Vorel (Sean Dean’s Grandmother)