Midwest City Christian
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
11950 East Reno Midwest City, OK 73130
Have you noticed the empty bench that has been placed in front of our communion table? It is a reminder to us there are people we should invite to fill the seats in our sanctuary. The Bible contains many passages about sharing the good news of Christ.
How do we summon the courage and the words to invite someone to church? Most of us seem to be able to suggest meeting our friends for lunch, a day of golf or shopping, or an evening at the theater. What makes it so hard for us to suggest visiting our church?
Are we hesitant about what the reaction will be to our invitation? Will they say, “No”? Yet, haven’t we all had times when friends turn down our invitations? Don’t we usually try again another time?
What if they accept the invitation? Are we anxious about their visit? Will guest feel comfortable and welcome in our church? Will they like the people they meet? Will they enjoy our music? Will they relate to our service and the message they hear?
Stop thinking about your doubts! Offer your invitation with a prayerful and faithful heart. Give your guests an opportunity to meet God in our church. Turn the outcome of your invitation over to Him in whom all things are possible. Relax and enjoy your time of worship with our guests.
Take the plunge. Ask someone to visit our church this week!
Evangelism Department Chair
For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him?
Pastor’s Class for Youth & Children Interested in Baptism
Led by Mike and Dustin, the class will take place on
Sunday, March 11 & 18 at 4:00 PM
If you have a young person who may be interested in attending, please contact the church office at 769-2717.
On Wednesday Evening, March 14th, There will be Wednesday night Youth Group with worship music, a lesson called “Beatitudes – a Summary”, and the students 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, March , 18thWe will be meeting at 5 p.m. to have a fun event and discussion question.
We will be attending Winter Jam as a group again this year. The event is Saturday evening, March 17th, at the Chesapeake Arena. We will take the church bus to the event, but the price to get in is $15 cash at the door.
On April 8th, we will have Camp Sunday. Any students that would like to attend camp this summer after completing the 2nd grade is welcome to register. We will have tablets and laptops set up in the narthex for registration after the second service. Camp information can be found on the church website under the youth group page.
The Youth will be helping with Education during the Easter event on Sunday the 25th at 3 p.m. However, we will need to help with the Setup, Tear down, and activities during the event.
Youth Potato Luncheon:
Our annual fundraiser for the Summer Mission trip is scheduled for April 15th after church. We will need all hands on deck for this event.
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!
February’s Financial Look-back
General Operating Funds Received : $20,632
General Operating Expenses : $26,810
Giving Received for Capital (Mortgage) : $9,207
Capital (Mortgage) Expense : $10,850
Special Giving Received : $10,781
Contact Pam Hall, Stewardship Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Cindy Schaefer, Treasurer, at email@example.com