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Midwest City Christian

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
11950 East Reno Midwest City, OK 73130

A Word From Mike…

Philippians 4.6-7     Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Do you believe in the power of prayer?

I am thankful to be a part of praying congregation. As much as I believe in the power of prayer, I also understand the reluctance to ask people to pray when the subject matter is oneself. When asking for individual prayer, there can be a delicate blend between confidence in supportive prayer and asking prayer from a place of pity, or seeking attention.

Having given those thoughts, I do want to thank everyone for the prayers, cards and words of support you have shared with me. My situation is minor compared to what many others must endure. The option of going to the Mayo Clinic is a blessing and I go with hope and confidence.

Thanks for sharing the journey,

 A Memorial service for Michael Moler
will be held in our Sanctuary,
this Saturday, July 1 at 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked
that donations be made to the
FCC Youth/Memorial Fund.

FCC Youth

On Wednesday Evening, June 28th  , Chi-Rho will be meeting in the Youth Room to have a movie night.

On Sunday Evening, June 25th ,  The Youth will be starting a new four week series called, “Summer Days” and will have a fun activity.

CYF Conference:
Please be in prayer for our students that are in Guthrie, OK
attending CYF Conference this week.

Mission Trip Price:
The price for the mission trip to Kansas City with YouthWorks will be $50 per student.


Please remember to pray for our students attending
CYF Conference this week!

Logan Davis, Matthew Moler,
Shelby Rubino & Zachary Walters

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

The church office
will be closed
Tuesday, July 4th.
Have a safe & happy holiday!

Sometime in the past few weeks, ten of the twelve books from
New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary
have been removed.
Normally this set is kept in the church resource room (Keller/Faith Matter’s Class).

If anyone knows details about where those ten volumes might be, please contact the church office.

Summer S.O.A.R. Trip

Adam Davis drove the church bus and Carol Hamilton went as adult sponsor on the summer trip taking young people to visit their mothers
in the Eddie Warrior Correction
Facility in Taft, OK on Wednesday, June 21. Five adults and 34 children and young people made the trip this time. The group left shortly after 6 a.m. from Greater New Zion Baptist Church and returned around 4 p.m.

Cynthia Thompson told us if any volunteers would like to receive certification, it would be possible to enter the prison with the young people and help to supervise the play day activities. The young people visited their mothers from9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on this trip. The next trip will be at fall break in October. Volunteers are always welcome

S.O.A.R. Education Event
Open to All

On Saturday July 8, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. a community workshop on the subject of prison ministry will be held at Hillwood Missionary Baptist Church at 7901 John St. in Spencer. Workshops begin at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.There is a $10 registration fee (checks made out to Hillwood MBC). This fee covers lunch. Please contact FCC MWC for a registration form.

Directions to the church:  Take Post Rd. to E. Wilshire. Turn right going east. The second left is John Street.

Between 11 – 12 awards will be presented as thanks to those who have long worked with the program. The loyalty of our church will be recognized with an award for First Christian Church of Midwest City and to Bryan Searcy and Carol Hamilton for long association with the program of taking children from ages 5 – 18 to visit their mothers in the Eddie Warrior Correctional Facility in Taft, Oklahoma.

Workshop facilitators include Senator Connie Johnson, Reginald Hines (Oklahoma County Juvenile Detention Facility Administrator), Jermaine Simpson of Urban League on employment, Donna Thompson of Oklahoma State Baptist Convention Prison Ministry, Cynthia Thompson, co-ordinator for S.O.A.R, Matthew Boyland on a housing ministry, and others on anger management, helping at-risk young people, and other prison ministry programs in our area.

The S.O.A.R. program has been struggling in recent years from lack of financial support. In the past, Oklahoma City Church Women United funded the program, but the Oklahoma City group is no longer active. Cynthia Thompson, Carol Hamilton, Phyllis Byerly (long time co-coordinator for S.O.A.R.) and Sadie Mast, the latter two of Quaker and Mennonite churches, attended the State Convention of Church Women United in an effort to re-gain financial support and volunteers as well. That year the group donated $500 to the S.O.A.R. program. Currently each participating vehicle funds the gasoline and turnpike fee from their own church or other group funds.  Occasionally Cynthia Thompson has to rent vans if there are not enough volunteered vehicles.

Currently, it is hoped that some financial help will come from this event as well as support from new groups to participate in the trips. But the workshop day is on various aspects of prison ministry.

If you have any questions, please contact the church office 796-2717.

A Conservation Note for all

FCC Department Leaders & Teachers

Please help to conserve
energy by remembering to
turn off the lights and set the thermostats to 75 when
finished with the room.

Thank you!
Property Department

Opportunity For Our
Church Veterans & Veterans Spouses

9-11 AM

Please contact the church office at 769-2717.
Be sure to bring your
DD-214 form

Gardening that is!
Join the G-Team…

Got tasks from light to difficult to
keep our grounds looking good
and costs at bay!

Every Thursday 7-10 am.

Can’t make it?
Contact Cindy Schaefer
to complete a project when
your time permits!

Please submit newsletter announcements
to the church office no later than
noon on Fridays.
Thank you very much! 

First Christian Church
Midwest City
(Disciples of Christ)
11950 E Reno
Midwest City OK 73130

9:00 – 4:00 PM



Flowers for Sunday, July 2, are given by Faye Miller
In memory of Karl Miller


To the Memorial Fund –
For the Moler Family from Eric & Wendy Walters

To the Youth Fund –
For the Moler Family from Pau & Debbie Chalifoux

Scheduled to Serve

SUNDAY, July 2, 2017

8:30 AM


Beverlly Bonnewell

Serving Deacons:
Mitsy Martin Davis
Nancy Graham
Grace Oliver

10:45 AM

Jude Lees
Kristyn Reid

Serving Deacons:
Melissa Davis
Jennifer Gallaway
Travis Gallaway
Lori Spradley
Molly Updegraff
Luci Davis

Marshall Mason
Miles Updegraff


9:00 VA Disability Benefits Review
9:30 CWF Executive Day
6:00 Youth/Chi Rho Movie Night

9:00 Children’s Corner

2:00 Michael Moler Memorial Service

SUNDAY, July 2
8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service
9:45 Sunday  School
5:00 Youth Group

MONDAY, June 3
8:00 Mobile Meals

No Children’s Corner Today

9:00 VA Disability Benefits Review
6:00 Youth Group


*Family & Friends of Michael Moler
*Family & Friends of Larry Spradley
(Bryan Spradley’s uncle)
*Vicki Richey
*Wendy Walters
*Lane Ross – MD Anderson
*Mike Snell
*Josh Green – Middle East deployment
*Lloyd Upchurch
DeAnne Upchurch’s father in law
Imogene Nikkel – at home with
Hospice care
Family & Friends of John Howell, Sr.
Doyle Williams (Nancy William’s father)
Sharon Delyria (Roxanne Austin)
Angie Reeves (Anita Oliver)
Grace Oliver
Christi Crowder (Marty Howard’s cousin)
Debra Meade (Pat Wiseman’s sister)
Katy Benge (Mark’s mother)
Donna Brubaker
Betty Martin
Anita Oliver
Anna Ruth Powers
Harold Powers
Susannah Smith (Jude & Sandy Lees granddaughter)
Virginia Douthitt
Gwen Bowman
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, 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), Mitchell Deaton (Deaton), 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)