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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…

Prepare the way…

Famously sung in Godspell how are we preparing the way for the Lord?

For “us” the focus of Christmas is holiday full of carols, Santa, stressed out bathroom scales and Jesus in a manger.  Eastern churches often place emphasis on Epiphany.  Some Hispanic traditions in other parts of the world highlight the “Three Kings” more.  Each of these still with the aspects of preparation and celebrated achievement.

What is your biggest goal for Christmas 2017?  When you lay your head down at the end of the day on December 25th, what will make your rest in peace?  What will you need to do to prepare yourself at the start of each day of advent to find that goal and peace?

Thanks for sharing the journey,
Mike


FCC Youth

On Wednesday Evening, November 29th, There will be Wednesday night Youth Group with worship music, a lesson called “Why bad things happen”, 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, December 3rd, We will be meeting at 5- 6:30 p.m. to have a discussion and have a fun activity.

Youth Christmas Event:
The Youth Group will be meeting at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 22nd for their Christmas event. There will be a gift exchange, and tacky Christmas sweater competition! The event will be ending at midnight, and Dustin can take your child home in the church bus if need be.

Youth Committee:

Hello all, I am interested in building up a team of adult 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



Upcoming Meetings

Elders Meeting:

Saturday, Dec 2 at 8:30 am

Board Meeting:

Sunday Dec 3 at 7:00 pm


BOARD MEETING
THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
AT 7:00 

Please do not forget to attend the Board meeting this Sunday night. It is very important that we have a quorum to finish business items for the year.


Request for Parking Lot Repair Assistance on Saturday:

We plan to fill in and repair the parking lot cracks this Saturday morning, 12/2, from9am to noon.  All who wish to assist are asked to bring leaf blowers and extension cords, cement trowels and gardening spades. Old, groady clothes are recommended since we’ll be applying asphalt patch
material.

Please contact Mark Reid at 740-0145 if you have any questions.


Retirement Reception for Lyle FrySunday, December 3rdPlease join us as we celebrateLyle’s retirement.We will gather in the narthex immediately following 2nd worship service. There will be a basket to collect cards of thanks for his many years of service to FCC MWC.


Thanks to everyone who donated to CWF’s project for the veterans at the VA Hospital.

Your donations of goods and money provided:

Sweatshirts and Sweatpants for men and women, Flannel shirts, Socks, Underwear, Denture cleaner, Bags of toiletries, Deodorant, Lotion and Shampoo, Bags of toothbrushes and toothpaste

CWF Ladies made:
10 pillows
14 walker/wheelchair bags
12 cell phone bags

Thanks again to everyone who contributed, helped load Marty’s van and who helped deliver to the VA Hospital. All donations are so much appreciated.

Lenora Greffin
CWF Service Chairman


Serving at Refuge Fellowship

Food Prep – Sunday, Dec 3 at 5:00 pm

Serving Food – Monday, Dec 4

Meet at the church at 5:15 to load food and depart


CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

“SANTA GIVES BACK CHRISTMAS”

By John V. Bartocci

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…Consider volunteering at MWBCC on 11/28/17 and 11/29/17 9-3 or any part of those hours to sort donated items for the big day. Sorting times are also available thefollowing week M-F during the day, and 6-8pmon Tuesday. Contact Mitsy Martin-Davis 830-7070 or Bev Bonnewell 201-3160 if you have any questions.  Thank you,Outreach Department


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 on Saturday, 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
(Disciples of Christ)
11950 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK 73130
405.769.2717

Rev. Mike Snell

Sunday Worship Times:
8:30 & 10:45 am

Monday – Thursday  9am – 4pm

Friday 9am – noon


Flowers for Sunday, December 3rd
are given by Paul & Shirley Niehoff
In memory of Paul’s dad, George Niehoff


MEMORIALS –

To the Memorial Fund-
In memory of Larry Springfield from Pairs & Spares Sunday School Class

To the Parlor Fund-
In memory of Mickey Tyo from Denis & Linda Harris
In memory of Larry Springfield from Denis & Linda Harris


Servants
Scheduled to Serve

 
SUNDAY, December 3, 2017

8:30 AM

Elders:
Elyse Davis

Serving Deacons:
Nancy Graham
Mitsy Martin Davis
Grace Oliver

10:45 AM

Elders:
Kristyn Reid
Jude Lees

Serving Deacons:
Melissa Davis
Lori Spradley
Molly Updegraff
Luci Davis

Acolytes:
Cooper Davis & Lauren Bowman


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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

THURSDAY, November 30
9:00 Children’s Corner

SATURDAY, December 2
8:30 Elders Meeting

SUNDAY, December 3
8:30 & 10:45 Worship Service
9:30 MUFFINS FOR MISSION
9:45 Sunday School
12:15 Retirement Reception for Lyle Fry
Immediately following 2nd worship service in the Narthex
5:00 Rehearsal Children’s Christmas Program
5:00 Refuge Food Prep
7:00 Board Meeting

MONDAY, December 4
8:00 Mobile Meals
9-3 pm CFO Sorting – MWBCC
5:15 Serving at Refuge

TUESDAY, December 5
9:00 Children’s Corner
9-3 pm CFO Sorting – MWBCC
6-9 pm CFO Sorting – MWBCC

WEDNESDAY, December 6
9:00 Veteran/Spouse Benefits Review
9-9:45 CFO Grocery Unloading
9-3 pm CFO Sorting – MWBCC
11:00 CWF Group II at Susie Howard’s
1:00 CWF Group I
6:00 Youth
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


PRAYER CONCERNS

*Ruth Gambill
*Gwen Bowman
*Betty Cunningham (Moler)
Dottie Tucker
Jacob Bonnewell (Beverly’s grandson)
Mike Crutchfield (Sandy Harley’s brother in law)
Nadine Richardson (Specialty Hospital)
Lola Jean Ashford
Michael Niehoff (Niehoff)
Beverly McKinney
Clifford Gamblin (Mike Gamblin’s father)
Parker Family (Walters)
Barbara Benge
Brandon Harrell (Douthitt)
Rod & Cathy Lees (Lees)
Scott McCulloh (brother of Kristyn 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)
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)