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Midwest City Christian

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
11950 East Reno Midwest City, OK 73130
405-769-2717

 A Word From Mike…

 Give like a dentist, handing out toothbrushes on Halloween!!

Proverbs 22.6:  Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray.

Have you already bought Christmas gifts for small children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or other children?!?  I want to challenge you to be “that” person, and give them a gift that may not be first on their “Santa list,” but one that can potentially last a lifetime.

 This past Sunday, we highlighted the value of “the library of the books of scripture” which makes up the Bible.  As a young person, I remember always thinking that the Bible was a big book of boredom.  Many of you grew up thinking the same, and may think the same way now!

 How can we introduce children to the Bible? Whether you look online or at Mardel’s or a different Christian book store, there are various Bibles available for young children.  A favorite of mine is The Rhyme Bible by L.J. Sattgast and Tani Goffe.  This book takes a light hearted approach to introducing children to simple stories of both the Old and New Testaments and has colorful illustrations.  Maybe your family could end each day by reading through a story, or even do so on a Saturday night.  The important thing is to establish an intentional ritual, when those in your family see how much you value the most tangible resource we have, for the foundation of our faith.

 Thanks for sharing the journey,

Mike


FCC Youth

On Wednesday Evening, November 22nd, we will not be meeting for Youth Group because of the Thanksgiving holidays. Please take this period of off time to enjoy with your families.

On Sunday Evening, November 26th, We will be meeting from 5-6:30 p.m. to have a time of worship for the week and vote on some upcoming events for the New Year.

Youth Committee:

Hello all, I am interested in building up a team of youth volunteers to helpon 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!

-Dustin


 
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



October’s Financial Look-back
**************
General Operating Funds Received:
$50,174.44

General Operating Expenses:
$28,599.11

Giving Received for Capital (Mortgage):
$11,076.24

Capital (Mortgage) Expense:
$10,850

Special Giving Received:
$3196

Contact Pam Hall, Stewardship Chair, atpjohall@cox.net or Cindy Schaefer, Treasurer, atcndysch@gmail.com


A very special “THANK YOU!” to everyone who helped make our Thanksgiving meal a huge success. If you helped with setting up, decorating, cleaning up, trash disposal, preparing food, serving, or registering and taking money, your assistance was appreciated! It takes a unified effort from many dedicated people to make an event like this happen! At last count it
appears that we had somewhere between 220 and 230 come to celebrate and enjoy a delicious meal.

What a blessing to be a part of this congregation!

The Fellowship Department


The Church Office will be closed
November 23 & 24 for the holiday


HANGING OF THE GREEN
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26 AT 2 PM

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Children’s Christmas Program

December 10th at 5 PM

There will be a holiday SnackFest in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the Children’s Christmas Play.

Everyone is invited!
Please bring a snack to share.
It can be a holiday theme or not.

We even have a couple
Special Guests too! Shhh.


COUNTDOWN TO CFO

FCC of MWC will participate with MWBCC and other area churches to provide Christmas to 72 families in Eastern Oklahoma County.

This year’s date is 12/9/17 –
ONLY 2 short weeks away!

What can you do now…as you are preparing your children and grandchildren’s rooms to accommodate their new Christmas toys, consider donating gently used toys to our used toy room for CFO.  This room is a place that the children being served by CFO can go and choose an item or 2 to take home and play with. If you have items we could use, bring them to the JCAC or drop them by MWBCC. Make sure they are clearly marked as CFO.

Thank you,
Outreach Department


An Evening of Listening

Presented by
Oklahoma Conference of Churches

“County Jail Reform”
With a Special Guest Panel
November 30, 2017
6:30 – 8:00 PM
St. Paul’s Cathedral
127 NW 7th Street,  Oklahoma City, OK


CHRISTMAS FOR OTHERS

Beginning 11/28, Volunteers are needed to begin sorting through donations at Midwest Blvd Christian Church to prepare for Christmas For Others onSaturday, 12/9. The dates and hours are listed below and will be printed in the Weekly Schedule. They are also listed on the MyFCC church calendar. Volunteers can come and go anytime during the hours listed.

This is a huge event and could not happen without YOU!
Thank you!

CFO Volunteer Schedule

Tuesday 11/28   
9 am – 3 pm  Sorting

Wednesday 11/29     
9 am – 3 pm  Sorting

Monday 12/4      
9 am – 3 pm  Sorting

Tuesday 12/5    
9 am – 3 pm & 6 pm – 9 pm Sorting

Wednesday 12/6
9 am – 9:45 Grocery Unloading
9 am – 3 pm Sorting

Thursday 12/7 
9 am – 6 pm Sorting

Friday 12/8
9 am – 6 pm Sorting

Saturday 12/9
CHRISTMAS FOR OTHERS EVENT!
7:45 – Noon

Monday 12/11
10 am – 3 pm Give away and Clean Up

Wednesday 12/13
10 am – 3 pm Give away and Clean up


Benefits Review for Veterans &
Spouses of Veterans

Wednesdays at 9 AM
Please remember to
bring your DD-214 form


First Christian Church
11950 E Reno Ave
Midwest City OK 73130
405.769.2717
Rev. Mike Snell
Sunday Worship Times:
8:30 & 10:45 am


Flowers for Sunday, November 26th
are given by Lane & Randy Ross
Thankful for all of our friends and family and for all the good things in our lives!


MEMORIALS –

11/12/17
To the Memorial Fund –
In memory of Nick Kennedy from Beverly Bonnewell
In memory of Mickey Tyo from Beverly Bonnewell
In memory of Larry Springfield from Beverly Bonnewell
In memory of Larry Springfield from Lyle & Lillian Fry

11/19/17
To Refuge Fellowship –
In memory of Betty McCoy from Ray & Debbie Blanke
To the Memorial Fund –
In memory of Carolyn McShan from Carol Hamilton


Servants
Scheduled to Serve

 
SUNDAY, November 26, 2017

8:30 AM

Elders:
Beverly Bonnewell
David Tiller

Serving Deacons:
Beverly Albee
Ertel Hall
Joni Tiller
Spenser Oliver

10:45 AM

Elders:
Roger Camp
Brett Moler

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

Acolytes:
Ki Gooch & Carla McKinney


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, November 22
9:00 Veteran/Spouse Benefits Review
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

THURSDAY, November 23
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Church Office Closed

FRIDAY, November 24
Church Office Closed

SUNDAY, November 26
8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service
9:45 Sunday School
2:00 Hanging of the Green
5:00 Rehearsal Children’s Christmas Program

MONDAY, November 27
8:00 Mobile Meals

TUESDAY, November 28
9:00 Children’s Corner
9-3 pm CFO Sorting – MWBCC

WEDNESDAY, November 29
9:00 Veteran/Spouse Benefits Review
9-3 pm CFO Sorting – MWBCC
6:00 Youth
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


PRAYER CONCERNS

*Nadine Richardson (St Anthony)
*Lola Jean Ashford (Sienna)
*Dottie Tucker
*Michael Niehoff (Niehoff)
*Beverly McKinney (St Anthony)
*Clifford Gamblin (Mike Gamblin’s father)
*Parker Family (Walters)
*Mike Crutchfield (Sandy Harley’s Brother in law)
Barbara Benge
Brandon Harrell (Douthitt)
Rod & Cathy Lees (Lees)
Scott McCulloh (Reid)
Richard (brother of Denise Jenks)
Marla Martin (friend of John Howell)
Mozelle McKinney (Larry McKinney’s mother)
Stephanie Alexander (friend of John Howell)
Debby Alkinson (Nancy Williams)
Steve Birkhead (Hunter’s dad)
Perry Mercier (Corbin Choate’s step father)
Cindy Winkle (Phyllis Fennel’s daughter)
DJ & Family (Oliver)
Patty Mallory (Christi Miller)
Vernon Noble (Chris Miller)
Karen Holt
Anita Oliver
Vicki Richey
Randall Burnett (Gambill)
Nancy Long (Sandy Harley’s cousin)
Lisa Larkin (Holland)
Mark Edmonds (Camp)
Angie Reeves (Oliver)
Grace Oliver
Christi Crowder (Marty Howard’s cousin)
Katy Benge (Mark’s mother)
Susannah Smith (Jude & Sandy Lees granddaughter)
Wanda Rickard (Moler)
Michael & Debbie Stevens (McGruder)
Brailee Tennison (Douthitt)
Misti Leeper (Jamison)
Lisa Coffman (Stanfill’s daughter)
Coleen Crow (Lange)

*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, Al & Virginia Douthitt, Ken Foust, Gene Harkins, Dona Harris, Betty Martin, Bill & Robbie McGruder, Mary Nirschl, Bertha Owen, Cole Padgham, Ken Peeler, Harold & Anna Ruth Powers, Nadine Richardson, Lane Ross, Margaret Scears, Oliver Ray & Joyce Shirley,  Shirley Tharp, Jacklena Whitlow, Julia Wingate, and Doris Wokaty


Family/Friends Long Term Prayer List: 

Sharon Delyria (Austin), Adrienne DiCarlo (Northcutt), Josh Green (Brubaker), 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), Joel & Jeff Staggs (Walters), Beverly Storch (Updegraff), Juanita Taylor (Updegraff), Donald Tennison (Farriester), Alton Ray Tidwell (Niehoff), DeAnne Upchurch (Moler), Sharon Verity (Niehoff), Melanie Voice & Family (E Davis), Peggy Vorel (Dean)