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Midwest City Christian

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

1 Timothy 2.8-10   I desire, then, that in every place the men should pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument; 9also that the women should dress themselves modestly and decently in suitable clothing, not with their hair braided, or with gold, pearls, or expensive clothes,10but with good works, as is proper for women who profess reverence for God.

In the midst of the often misused second chapter of First Timothy, we find a reference to women having their hair not only braided, but decorated with jewelry as well.  At this time of history, some women wove jewelry into their hair to enhance their beauty and to capture the attention of others.

We may not weave jewelry into our hair, but plenty of men and women spend a lot of money and time on hair products and styling.  We want to mold and sculpt our appearance.

When I was preparing my sermon for last week, a thought came to mind that I found both humorous and sadly true.  Does the average Christian spend more time molding and sculpting their hair or molding and sculpting their faith?  Some of the “bald is beautiful” types may bypass this vanity, but I thought this was a good example of how we commit time to so many minor things above our faith.  Just think, did you spend more time on your hair this week or on your faith?

As we continue in these final weeks of Eastertide, may our faith gain prominence not only for ourselves, but for the enhancement of the faith journey for those around us.

Thanks for sharing the journey,

FCC Youth

   Mission Trip Price:
The price for the mission trip to Kansas City with Youth Works will be $50 per student.  Dustin at 918-637-4407. He would love to reach out to try to include them in the bunch, thanks!

On Wednesday Evening,  May 24th, There will be Wednesday night Youth Group with worship music, a lesson over Ephesians Chapter 5 Part 2, 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, May 28th, We will not be having a Sunday night service this week to respect anyone traveling for Memorial day or anyone that has family in town. Enjoy your time with your family, and we will meet back up on June 4th.

Youth Lock-In

The youth will have a “First Day of Summer” lock in on June 21st. Friends are definitely welcome. Get ready to celebrate the end of school, and the beginning of freedom (summer)!

Drive-in Movie Night Thanks

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Drive-in Movie night a success. It turned out better than we all expected, and I think it is something that we can continue to do in the future! Now that we have the experimental event in the books, we can build an improved event for our congregation!

Vacation Bible School

WHAT: Camp Creation is the theme for this year! (a summer camp time of program)

WHO: Ages 3 (and potty-trained) through completed 5th grade

WHEN: June 12-16 2017 from 9:00a.m. to noon

If you have any students that would potentially be interested in youth group, please contact Dustin at 918-637-4407. He would love to reach out to try to include them in the bunch, thanks!


Sometime in the past week and a half, 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.

The Theology 101 Sunday School 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 different Sunday 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


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 at 405.650.3335 or email

Craig Wiseman was recently inducted into the Wilburton High School Athletic
Hall of Fame.  Wiseman, a 1968 graduate, was cited for being an outstanding
all-around athlete for the Diggers.  He was an Honorable Mention All-State footballer, the second leading scorer on his State
Semi-Finalist basketball team and a State Champion trackster in the shot-put
and a State Placer in the discus.

Congratulations Craig!

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.

Thank you
Chris Miller
Worship Department Chair

It’s time to
begin planning
this year’s
pumpkin patch!

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! 

On The Horizon

JCAC Calendar

Women’s Fitness
6:30 pm M, Th

Women’s Bible Study
5:30 pm, T

Children’s Ministry


Flowers for Sunday, May 28 are given by Bryan and Becky Searcy.


To Refuge Fellowship –
In memory of Dan Bonnewell from Ray and Debbie Blanke
In memory of Dan Bonnewell from Mitsy Martin-Davis
In memory of Hazel Craddock from Mitsy Martin-Davis

To the Capital Fund –
In memory of Loleta Clark from Nancy Hall

Scheduled to Serve

SUNDAY, May 28, 2017

8:30 AM

Bevery Bonnewell
David Tiller

Serving Deacons:
Beverly Albee
Joni Tiller
Ertel Hall
Spencer Oliver

10:45 AM

Bryan Spradley
David Brubaker

Serving Deacons:
Barbara Brewer
Dona Stanfill
Donna Brubaker
Larry McKinney
Charlie Stanfill
Reagan Cook

Carla McKinney & Ki Gooch


9:00 VA Disability Benefits Review
9:30 CWF Executive Meeting
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

9:00 Children’s Corner-No Classes

SUNDAY, May 28 – Memorial Day Service
8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service
9:45 Sunday  School

MONDAY, May 29
8:00 Mobile Meals

9:00 VA Disability Benefits Review
6:00 Youth Group
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


*Family & Friends of Eugene Mellinger
*Betty Martin (Westhaven in Stillwater)
*Anita Oliver
*Anna Ruth Powers (Integris Baptist)
*Harold Powers
*Susannah Smith (Jude & Sandy Lees granddaughter)
Family & Friends of Dan Bonnewell
Tamra Nesiba (Carl & Sandy Harley’s daughter)
Ruth Bracht
Virginia Douthitt
Gwen Bowman
Joyce Springer (Becky Searcy’s Sister)
Beverly McKinney
Wanda Rickard (Brett Moler)
Imogene Nikkel
Jacklena Whitlow
Fern Burling (Baptist Village Rehab)
John Howard, Sr. (Hospice)
Al Douthitt (Virginia’s Husband)
Amanda Ross (Brubaker)
Erza Mann Family
Zola Lee Gaylor (Specialty Hospital)
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)
Deane Upchurch (Moler)
Kathi Miller (Gambill)

*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, Eugene Mellinger, 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)