Excerpt taken from First Features
May 2011 – August 2012
This spry (almost) charter member of FCC came to Midwest City in 1945. She has vivid memories of walking to the old church with her mother and sister from their home eight blocks away because “nobody had a car back then.” She had recently returned from two years as a Navy Wave. Most of her time was spent at Treasure Island, (near Alcatraz) California. World War II (you probably heard about it — it was reported in all the newspapers) was in full swing.
Born in Dustin, near Henryetta, she was the third youngest of six girls and two boys. Her family ran the depression era general store until Loleta joined an older sister in California. All those sailors running around Sacramento convinced her that enlisting would be the thing to do. Single girl, guys in uniform, sense of patriotism–we get the picture.
Another returnee from the war, Dave Clark, married her at our church in 1949 and they spent 43 years together. Their two boys, both OU grads, have given her to much loved daughters-in-law and eight grandchildren. Dave joined the 45th Infantry and went back into the service during the Korean War.
Loleta is most proud of her service as a Mobile Meals cook and years and years of putting the FCC Newsletter to bed and in the mail. She is equally proud of her time in CWF and can be found at early service and Keller’s SundaySchool Class almost every Sundaymorning. Loleta, we all thank you for your service to God and country.
In loving memory of Mary Loleta Clark
September 15, 1918 – April 25, 2017
The Theology 101 SundaySchool class will be starting a new study this Sunday, May 21. This study on the Holy Spirit will be led by Joe Greffin. If you are not involved in a differentSunday School class, please come and join us. Our class meets in Room 149, beside the library, in the old choir room.
Opportunity For Our
Church Veterans & Veterans Spouses
BY APPOINTMENT – WEDNESDAYS, FROM 9-11 AM
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.
Please contact the church office at 769-2717
if you would like to meet with Pete.
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 email@example.com
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.
Please submit newsletter announcements
to the church office no later than noon on Mondays.
Thank you very much!