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Midwest City Christian

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

A Word from Mike…

The past three weeks, I have preached about the history of Christian education within the believing community, the history of worship, and the importance of ritual.

When I placed these on my sermon schedule, I found it difficult to imagine how I would present the information.  Where would I draw the line on the number of details for each topic? Would I be preaching or lecturing? Would the congregation be inspired or uninterested?  My ultimate goal with each sermon was to show the historical importance that each one plays in connecting our present with our past, so that we might be as authentic as possible to our call as Christ’s “church.”

Both academic and personal experience have helped me to realize how quickly “simple” details can be forgotten, and how the church’s focus can veer off course.  One generation’s discounting or lack of appreciation, as in any one of us not passing on the torch, can make a significant difference on the generations that follow.

As a person once said, “It only takes one coffee stain to ruin a white shirt!”

I certainly don’t want to be a coffee stain!  I know you don’t either.  The simple solution, or the bottom line, may be in our daily effort to be INTENTIONAL. Intentional in knowing why we do the things in faith that we do.  Intentional in knowing why we find value in those things, enough value to make us want to pass it on to others.

Thank you for being such an intentional part of my faith experience.

Thanks for sharing the journey,



Wednesday Evening, September 12th, Youth Group will meet.
Dinner is at 6 pm and the lesson will start at 6:30.

Sunday Evening, September 16th we will meet at 5 pm for discussion time and a fun activity.

This past Sunday night, the Youth made 60 cards for our mobile meals recipients. They drew and cut the leaves and hand wrote each card. Thank you all who participated in the ministry of blessing others!

Weekly Schedule Correction:

CWF Group III will meet Wednesday, Sept 19th
at 6:30 pm at the church

Weather permitting, Friday and Saturday, September 14 & 15, the Landscape Department has contracted a company to work on the rain pond project between the buildings. Once the pond is in, the department members will add some plants to finish the look. They hope to have it completed by the 75th Anniversary Celebration.

Calling All Future Acolytes!

If you are interested in being an Acolyte, please contact Chris Miller at 405-818-8098 to schedule training.

First Christian Church
of Midwest City

75th Anniversary Celebration

October 14, 2018

· Join us at 10 AM for a Combined Worship Service with Special Guest Speaker, Rev. Gary Mitchell.

· BBQ lunch immediately following in the JCAC. Tickets will be $5.00 per person. Those will be on sale beginning Sunday, September 16th.

· Our 75th Anniversary program will follow the lunch with Special Guest Speaker, Dr. Les Brown and The Singing Disciples will be performing.

· Child care will be provided during the program portion
from 12:30 – 2:30 PM.

· Pre-orders for 75th Anniversary t-shirts are available for $10 each. Deadline for ordering is September 15th. Please call the church office if you are interested!



Please plan to join us as we raise funds and awareness for the food insecure. The 2018 CROP Walk will take place at 2:00 9/30/18 in Regional Park beginning at the Garden Pavilion near the tennis courts.  If you are not able to walk the 3 miles with us, please plan to donate what you can to make sure that all have enough to eat.

Thank You,
World Outreach


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First Christian Church
11950 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK 73130

Senior Minister:
Rev. Mike Snell

Sunday Worship Times:
8:30 & 10:45 am

Monday – Thursday:
9-4 pm

Friday: 9-Noon

Flowers for Sunday, September 16th
are given by Margaret English
In memory of her mother, Eunice Ivester.

Servants Scheduled to Serve


SUNDAY, September 16, 2018 

8:30 AM

Marty Howard
Sharon Lewis

Serving Deacons:
Margaret English
Joe Greffin
Jr.-Aidan Burk
Jr.-Reagan Cook

10:45 AM

David Brubaker
Bryan Spradley

Serving Deacons:
Melissa Davis
Denise Jenks
Steve Oliver
Jr.-Logan Davis
Jr.-Luci David
Jr.-Hannah Oliver

Aidan Burk
Craighton Christensen



WEDNESDAY, September 12
9:00 VA Benefit Reviews
11:00 CWF Ladies Luncheon
6:00 Youth
6:30 Adult Bible Study
7:30 Choir Rehearsal

THURSDAY, September 13
9:00 Children’s Corner

SUNDAY, September 16
8:30 & 10:45 Worship
9:45 Sunday School
5:00 Youth

MONDAY, September 17
9:00 Mobile Meals

TUESDAY, September 18
9:00 Children’s Corner

WEDNESDAY, September 19
9:00 VA Benefit Reviews
6:00 Youth
6:30 Adult Bible Study
6:30 CWF Group III at the church
7:30 Choir Rehearsal


*Tanni Jamison
(McBride Orthopedic Hospital)
*Lou Pettigrew (Paul Pettigrew’s sister)
Lori Lange
Paul Johanning (Julie Moler’s father)
Gene Gilbert (Bonnewell)
Donna Brubaker
Brandi Dougherty (Gilbert)
Brian & Debbie Lloyd
Helen Van Gosen
Annis Hickman Miller
(Judy Gambill’s niece)
Artie Howell (Willkerson)
Amy Loudermilk
(coworker of Scott Lange)
Jimmy Lonsdale
(coworker of Scott Lange)
Stephanie Rosillo (Keller)
Kenny Stanfill (Charlie Stanfill’s brother)
David Fleck (Moler)
Danielle Rose (Lloyd)
Dawn Henderson (Moler)
Jerry Calcote
(Robbie McGruder’s brother)
Judy Soltis (Sharon Lewis)
Scott & Crystal Wyatt (Gamblin)
Rosa Stock (M Holt)
Cathy Martinez (Moler)
Sherman Lambert (Moler)
Cathy Clark-Fleck (Moler)
Parker Family (Walters)
Rod & Cathy Lees (Lees)
Scott McCulloh (Reid)
Richard (Jenks)
Debby Atkinson (Nancy Williams)
Perry Mercier
(Corbin Choate’s step father)
Randall Burnett (Gambill)
Susannah Smith
(Lees granddaughter)
Wanda Rickard (Moler)
Misti Leeper (Jamison)
Coleen Crow (Lange)

*Notes new addition

Congregation Long-Term Prayer List and/or Shut-ins:  

Nellis & Dottie Adams, Lola Jean Ashford, Julie Avants, Barbara Benge, Katy Benge, Ashley Dean, Al & Virginia Douthitt, Ken Foust, Zola Lee Gaylor, Dona Harris, Dorothy Keller, Lisa Larkin, Betty Martin, Dr. Gifford McBride, Bill & Robbie McGruder, Mary Nirschl, Bertha Owen, Cole Padgham, Ken Peeler, Harold & Anna Ruth Powers, Vicki Richey, Lane Ross, Margaret Scears, Oliver Ray & Joyce Shirley, Shirley Tharp, Jacklena Whitlow, Barbara Wilson, Julia Wingate.

Family/Friends Long Term Prayer List: 

Josh Benge (deployed), Lisa Coffman (Stanfill), Adrienne DiCarlo (Northcutt), Clifford Gamblin (Gamblin), Dan  Hayes (Moler), Leo Hickman (Gambill), Betsy Hormel (Wakely), Sam Howard (Howard), Paul Johanning (Moler), Jim Johnson (Greffin), Amber Leamy (Niehoff), Evelyn & Norman Lees (Lees), Don Martin (Spradley), Mozelle McKinney (McKinney), Cathy Miller (Reid),  Michael Niehoff (Niehoff), Jo Schroeder (Hall), Kyndra Slechta (Brubaker), Joel & Jeff Staggs (Walters), Michael & Debbie Stevens (McGruder), Beverly Storch (S Updegraff), Donald Tennison (Farriester), Alton Ray Tidwell (Niehoff), DeAnne Upchurch (Moler), Sharon Verity (Niehoff), Melanie Voice & family (Davis), Ronnie Watson (Howell), Lucille Williams (N Williams), Cindy Winkle (Fennell)