Sunday, May 14th
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
There will be no evening activities
CWF Men’s Breakfast
Saturday, May 13
Meet at Bandana Red’s Grill
14002 SE 29th Street, Choctaw
Opportunity For Our
Church Veterans & Veterans Spouses
Pete Tucker is here to meet with our veterans and spouses of veterans, on a first come, first serve basis. He will be here to help accurately review veteran disability benefits. If you are planning to meet with Pete, please be sure to bring your DD-214 form.
Join with friends at WOCC to help
“Stamp Out Starvation”
(Kids Against Hunger with a new name)
to package food for folks in need locally
and around the world.
June 10, 2017
9 am – 12 pm & 1 pm – 4 pm
Contact Tom Russell by June 3rd, so we know how many are coming. Plan to car pool with friends to Western Oaks (8100 NW 23rd). We have tasks that are done standing and other jobs that can be done sitting. Most anyone can come and help. Gifts of money for food purchases are always needed. You can make your check out to “Stamp Out Starvation” and mail it to Tom Russell, 5112 NW 20th, Oklahoma City, OK 73137. To register or for questions, call Tom Russell at405.650.3335 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Outdoor Family Movie Fun Night!
Saturday, May 20th
Arrive starting at 8:00 PM. Movie will begin at 8:30/dusk. Popcorn and drinks will be available for donation.
You can also bring your own snacks. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets!
The movie will be shown in the parking lot off Anderson. All parking will be in the lot off Reno. There will be NO cars allowed in the Anderson parking lot.
Memorial Day Service
Sunday, May 28
The Sunday before Memorial Day, FCC will recognize our members that have passed in the last year.
If there is anyone that has passed away in the last year that you would also like to recognize, please let the church office know by Wednesday, May 24, so those names can be included in the service.
Worship Department Chair
It’s time to
Last year FCC MWC had their very first pumpkin patch, and under the organization of Ashley Dean and many volunteers, it was a big success! This year we are seeking a Volunteer Coordinator, to work with Dustin Parish who will be the Co-Coordinator.
Planning needs to begin soon, as the pumpkin supplier has asked for an estimate of the pumpkins we will need. If you are interested, please contact the church office 769-2717 or Dustin Parish (918) 637-4407.
Jean Shackleton and family
at Jean’s recent ordination ceremony
In 1984, Martin took the year off from his high school teaching for our family to travel and concertize in churches around the USA traveling in our motorhome. The ministers in Southern California talked to Martin about being ordained for this Music Evangelism ministry, so he was ordained by the Assembly of the state of California ministers. I had felt a call before he was ordained before my youngest child was born, but I was a good rationalizer and didn’t think I needed to also be ordained since we were a team in this ministry, so I put this call on the back burner. It was 3 years ago when a series of events happened, including the death of John and Carol Blackwell, that I felt like God was reminding me of the call 30 + years ago and what was I going to do about it? I couldn’t sleep well fighting this feeling every night, so I finally decided to talk to some ministers about it, including Martin and son Aaron. Out of all 5 ministers I talked to, they all encouraged me to go through with this, so I went through the process with the State Assembly of the Church of God in Oklahoma, met with committees, was licensed last year, ratified by the committee 2 months ago, and ordained last Friday night in Music Evangelism at the Ministers Meeting. One of the last things Martin was excited about the day he passed away was that I was getting ordained, as he told my friend. He had talked to me several times asking if I was going to go through with it, and I assured him I would. I was so humbled that my children and 6 of my grandchildren came as well as other friends and pastors around the state.
-Written by Jean Shackleton
Oklahoma Conference of Churches
An Evening of Listening:
May 11, 2017
Immigration and Refugee Issues
This “Evening of Listening” will be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral (127 N.W. 7th, Oklahoma City) from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
Join us as we discuss the complex issues facing immigrants and refugees here in Oklahoma, especially as a result of the impact of recent presidential Executive Orders and the court decisions regarding those Executive Orders.
At least an hour will be devoted to the listening to those present and determining practical steps which we can all take to address the issues discussed. The session will be moderated by Shirley Cox, Legal Services Developer DHS Aging Services.
Panelists will include the following:
Richard Klinge, Senior Director of Advocacy and Legal Services,
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of OKC
Rev. Lori Walke, Associate Minister, Mayflower United Church of Christ, OKC
Rex Friend, Immigration Attorney, OKC
Please submit newsletter announcements to the church office no later than
noon on Mondays. Thank you very much!