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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…

John 10: 10     The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy.
I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

If you were here this past Sunday, you heard that this was our themed Bible verse for the Youth mission trip to Kansas City. The whole goal for our week was to show “The Good Life” that Jesus brings when we choose to follow Him. Now, we all know that following Jesus is not always all sunshine and rainbows. However, the focus was really to show the unselfish love that Christ calls us to show the poor, oppressed, and the marginalized.

The students did such a great job serving the Kansas City, MO community (or KCMO as they like to call it there) Our students were able to serve in a variety of different communities. Two specific places that we based out of are “The Center for the Good Shepherd (CGS), and The Tracy Community Garden. At CGS, the students were able to interact with clients that had mental handicaps, and they were able to play games, talk, listen and eat lunch! Tracy Garden is in operation by a man named Marty. Marty was very passionate, and he really wanted to teach our students about what he does. I would describe him as a community garden mad scientist with his own method of producing “bio char” for the soil in the garden. The community garden is in use to help with soup kitchens and food shelters in the area.

We also were able to serve at several organization, soup kitchens, and churches during the afternoon. In those places, we were able to serve a homeless community that needed the love and compassion that we learned about in John 10:10. We even learned how to weave sleeping mats together for homeless people by using over 1,000 plastic bags! It really was a fantastic week for our youth and adult sponsors. I genuinely enjoyed getting to serve alongside everyone and watch them all grow! I encourage you all not to hesitate about asking our students about all the experiences they enjoyed. There really are too many to write down in this little article.

Thanks for sharing the journey,
Dustin


FCC Youth

On Wednesday Evening, July  26th  , There will be Wednesdaynight Youth Group with worship music, a lesson over “Ephesians 5 pt. 3”, and the students will participate in Communion to end the service. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the lesson will start at6:30. If possible, please try to arrive on time. We do many activitieson 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 July 30th , We will be meeting back up at 5 p.m. to have a discussion and have a fun activity.


During this year’s CYF Conference, Logan Davis and Matt Moler were inducted into the Regional Youth Council. RYC is the Region’s ‘youth group’, modeling participation and leadership in their local youth group, congregation, and larger community. RYC is a group of juniors and seniors alongside adults that plan and lead the gathering of youth groups for retreats each year and they often help at CYF Camp.  RYC spends time to vision the future of youth gatherings in our Region.

Way to lead by example Logan & Matt!


 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



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.


Usborne Books & More
is coming to FCC!

Sunday, July 30th – 12:00 to 12:30 pm

Come shop exceptional, educational children’s books and help support Children’s Corner at the same time. Donations will be accepted for each classroom.


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
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

Fridays
9:00 to Noon


 
 

Flowers for Sunday, July 30 are given by Beverly Bonnewell
For the July birthdays in her family: Sister, Nancy Lloyd and
Granddaughters, Elayna & Sarah Bonnewell


Memorials

To the Parlor Fund –
In memory of Imogene Nikkel from Lyle & Lillian Fry

To the SOAR Fund –
In memory of Mitchell Deaton from Bryan & Becky Searcy
In memory of Imogene Nikkel from Bryan & Becky Searcy


Thank you Note:

Dear Church Family,

Thank you for the beautiful flowers, for your prayers, and loving concern. We are truly grateful.

In Christian Love,
Bill, Robbie and Lillie McGruder


Servants
Scheduled to Serve

 
SUNDAY, July 30, 2017

8:30 AM

Elders:
Marty Howard & Eric Walters

Serving Deacons:
Steve Oliver
Joe Greffin
Sharon Lewis
Matt Moler

10:45 AM

Elders:
David Brubaker & Bryan Spradley

Serving Deacons:
Carl Harley
Sandy Harley
Denise Jenks
Mary Keller
Beverly Rubino
Shelby Rubino

Acolytes:
Lauren Bowman & Cooper Davis


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, July 26
9:00 VA Disability Benefits Review
6:00 Youth

THURSDAY, July 27
9:00 Children’s Corner – Last Day of Summer Camp

SUNDAY, July 30
8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service
9:45 Sunday  School
5:00 Youth

MONDAY, July 31
8:00 Mobile Meals

TUESDAY, August 1
6:00 Stewardship Committee Meeting

WEDNESDAY, August 2
9:00 VA Disability Benefits Review
1:00 CWF Groups 1 & 4
6:00 Youth Group


PRAYER CONCERNS

* Family & Friends of Lt. Heath Meyer, injured OHP Officer (Burling)
* Family & Friends of Kelly Cox (Camp & Jordan)
* Adam Christensen
* Mike Deaton
* Paul Niehoff
* Dottie Adams
* Stephen Nutt – St. Anthony (Fry)
* Ken Peters
* Gene & Janyce Harkins
Mark Edmonds (Camps)
Harold Powers
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: 

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)