Midwest City Christian
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
11950 East Reno Midwest City, OK 73130
A Word From Mike…
The value of laity…and the priesthood of all believers…
In my four years in Midwest City we have had two stretches of eight or more deaths in a short period of time. I am continually impressed by the laity of our congregation who rally together and truly minister to one another. We mourn together, we love together. As well as any congregation I know, our congregation has found that balance of not smothering, but being very present for one another. I want to express how blessed I am to serve this congregation and to work with the FCC-MWC staff.
LAITY SUNDAY is another opportunity for us to see how dedicated our non-clergy members are and to follow under their leadership for an authentic moment of worship. Jo Pettigrew will be bringing the message on Sunday, so you know it will be a strong sermon! Chris Miller and other members of the worship department will be working to organize this service. I will be gone for General Assembly in Indianapolis, but will look forward to watching the recording of the service. You all get to watch it live at both 8:30 and 10:45! Jo is so good, you may want to attend both services!!
Thanks for sharing the journey,
Please pray for our General Assembly
July 8 – 12
On Wednesday Evening, July 5th , There will be Wednesday night Youth Group with David Tiller coming to have a discussion with the group, and the students will 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, July 9th, We will have a parent and student meeting for the Mission Trip at 5 p.m.
Mission Trip Price and paperwork:
The price for the mission trip to Kansas City with YouthWorks
will be $50 per student. Please have your paperwork and money to Dustin
by Wednesday, July the 5th!
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!
Wilma Maxine Dryden Beaver Wheelan
I was born in Cestos, OK and began my school years at Richmond,
a consolidated school. However, my family soon moved to California due to my father’s health. He passed away a few years later and we returned to Oklahoma to live with my grandparents.
My mother remarried and we moved to a farm ¼ mile from Cestos where I continued my education at Richmond. After graduation, I moved to Woodward to become a telephone operator but after 6 months relocated to Oklahoma City. There I graduated from Draughon’s Business College and accepted a job with American National Insurance.
Being the busy mother of two boys, Dennis, now the curator for the Tennessee Williams Museum in Key West, Fl and Larry, a retired MWC policeman and now an officer for the Citizens Review Board in Key West, I still had time to work. While they were attending Eastside Elementary I actively worked and supported the school as PTA president as well as playing on the PTA basketball team while John Woods was principal.
After working 24 years as Payroll Clerk for the City of Midwest City, it was time to retire. However, total retirement was not in my future. Instead, I went into the Real Estate business under the name of Century 21 Riviera. After marrying Don Wheelan in 1981, we had several rental properties that kept us busy. Don passed away August 19, 2005.
I joined the First Christian Church in Seiling, OK in February 1948 with Gene Stump, Minister performing the baptism. My mother and I transferred our membership to First Christian Church MWC December 10, 1995. My grandson, Lee Beaver made his confession of faith the same day and was baptized the following week by Rev. Les Brown.
My mother and I were very active in church. We delivered mobile meals and attended study groups as well as workdays for the church. Mom passed away Christmas Eve, 2005.
I continue to be active in CWF Group I, delivering flowers, used medicine bottles to the Healing Hearts Free Clinic, pull tabs to the Ronald McDonald House, eye glasses to the optometrist and clothing to the “Suited for Success” program. I am also a big supporter of St. Jude Hospital and work the radio and telethons as well as the Dream Home each year. Along with knitting hats for the HUGS, I am on the Board of Directors for the Mid-Del Food Pantry and the Citizens Police Academy Alumna.
After writing for the Midwest City Sun and Eastword before they went out of business, I now keep busy as a freelance writer for the Choctaw Times and the Midwest City Beacon. I fell people should know what is going on in their community and know that people are helping others and making things happen for the betterment of everyone.
Last but certainly not least, I am also the proud grandmother of Lee Beaver and his wife Jessica and great grandmother to Jaylen (8) and Lenix (almost 3).