Weekly Newsletter 01.05.2022

A Pastor’s Perspective

As we progress into the future God has in store for this congregation, we have much to be thankful for. Look for the opportunities where you can connect, because each and every one of us can make a difference!

In his poem “The Work of Christmas”, Howard Thurman gives us an idea for how we can claim our mission in the new year. He wrote:

When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flock, The work of Christmas
begins:

To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among others,
To make music in the heart.

Many times, all it takes is an individual or group that says, “What if…” to make things
happen!

What if we all shared in the exciting future we will share together as we praise God and
become agents for change in our world through the “Good News” of Jesus Christ? As
Thurman pointed out, after Christmas, the work of Christmas really begins! Let’s get to work!

Happy New Year!


Youth

Every Wednesday night
from 6-8 pm in the JCAC.
Dinner begins at 6 pm. See you there!

If you would be able to help by providing
the Wednesday night meal for the Youth Group,
please contact Bev Rubino at (405) 426-2685.
She can give you all the details!

Thank you for supporting the students at FCC MWC!


Youth Party

Sunday, January 16
4 to 6 PM in the JCAC
$2 per student
Raffle · Games · Food

Disciple Youth groups from across the metro have been invited!
Bring your friends and get reacquainted with old friends from camp!

If anyone would like to donate teen appropriate raffle prizes,
we would appreciate it very much! Shauna


If you’d like to make a donation to the FCC MWC Youth Ministry, please take one of the envelopes hanging on the Christmas Tree in the Narthex. Donate the dollar amount on that envelope and turn it in with your offering.
Example: Envelope #45 = $45.00
John Northcutt will know this is designated for Youth.

Thank you for supporting the Youth Ministry of FCC MWC!


Join us for in-person worship or streaming live on Youtube: 

Sundays at 10:00 AM

Stay for Sunday School at 11:00 AM

Share the link with your family and friends!
https://www.youtube.com/FirstCCMWCOK


MEETINGS

Sunday, January 9th

Executive Cabinet Meeting at 5:00 pm

Pastor, Elders & Deacon Servers
Meeting at 6:00 pm

Board Meeting at 7:00 pm


WORSHIP LEADERS NEEDED:


If you would like to participate in the Sunday worship service as the Worship Leader, the sign up is listed on MyFCC. Go to:

GROUPS
FCCMWC
NEEDS
WORSHIP LEADER SIGN UP

If you do not have access to MyFCC or need help signing up, please call the church office 405-769-2717. If you have any questions about anything, call Gary 405-245-8678.


World Outreach Update:

FCC Outreach was able to make
an end of year donation to:

Week of Compassion
Homeless Alliance
Children’s Corner
Mobile Meals
Upward Transitions
Youth Mission Trip

Thank you for your support of outreach across our community and across our world!


Blanket Sunday
January 23rd


A message from John Northcutt,
Contributions & Financial Coordinator

2022 Giving Envelopes will be available to be
picked up on Sunday, December 26th in the narthex.
Please check your giving number, as it may have changed. If you do not find a box with your name and would like to receive one, please contact the church office at 405-769-2717.

Thank you


MEMORIALS

The following donations were given to the Memorial Fund of First Christian Church Midwest City

In memory of Tom Padgham
Given by ~
   Sally Venator
   Carl & Sandy Harley
   Billy & Nicki Moman
   Dianna Howell
   Josiane Jones Trust
   Pairs & Spares Sunday School Class


Giving Online

Log into MyFCC at: fccmwc.org/my-fcc
Select Give from the dropdown menu on the top left.
Follow the instructions to set up a
recurring gift or send a one time gift.
If you have questions, please watch this video:
https://player.vimeo.com/video/170043827
Or mail your contribution to:
First Christian Church of Midwest City
11950 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK 73130

When dropping your offering in the church mailbox, please make sure it slides all the way to the back of the slot so that it drops down into the lock box area. Thank you for your faithfulness!


A very special thank you to the youth group and their leaders for caroling here at Arbor House. There are eight members of First Christian Church Midwest City who live here now. It is so nice to be remembered, especially at Christmas time.

Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!
Fern Burling


From Dr. Terry Ewing, VP President of Advancement, Phillips Theological Seminary:

To the Congregation of First Christian Church Midwest City,

Thank you for your recent gift to Phillips Seminary.
Phillips continues to provide excellent preparation for those called into ministry, thanks to friends and supporters like you.

Be well and God’s Peace,
Terry


Flowers for Sunday, January 2nd
Praying for Peace and Blessings
upon you and your family as we
welcome in the new year!

Flowers, for Sunday, January 9th
Given by Fern Burling
In celebration of
Kathryn Jeffries birthday


2022 FLOWER CALENDAR

The 2022 Flower Calendar is out in the office. You can take a look on Sunday, drop by the church throughout the week, or give the office a call.

The chancel flowers serve a few purposes. It’s a way to honor your loved one, they add to the beauty of the sanctuary, and following the service the bouquets are delivered to two of our shut in members.

Please note, the cost of the flowers will go up beginning in January to $55.00 per week. This is the first price increase in several years.
Thank you for understanding the need for the increase.


Prayer Concerns

Congregation Long-Term Prayer List:

Congregation Long-Term Prayer List:
Julie Avants; Donna Brubaker; Fern Burling; Joyce Dowling; Lyle & Lillian Fry; Gene Gilbert; Katy Givens; Joe Greffin; Karen Holland; Tanni Jamison; Lange Family; Richard Layman; Sandy Lees; Lloyd family; Becky Long; Faye Miller; Moler Family; Paul & Shirley Niehoff; Rev. Lee & Mary Nirschl; George Pettigrew; Harold Powers; Kristyn Reid; David & Vicki Richey; Lane Ross; Millie Sawyer; Jim & Connie Sharp;  Wendy Walters; Wanda Williams; Jim Wylie

Shut-Ins Prayer List:
Lola Jean Ashford; Virginia Douthitt; Dr. Gifford McBride; Bill & Robbie McGruder; Bertha Owen; Cole Padgham; Margaret Scears; Barbara Wilson

Family/Friends Long Term Prayer List: 
Lori Bonnewell (Bonnewell); Glen & Allie Benson (Brubaker); John Booth (McKinney); Jim & Bonnie Brooks (Lloyd); Alan & Elta Bowman (mobile meals clients); Les Brown; Betty Brubaker (David’s mother); Jacob Burkhart (Avants); Lisa Coffman (Stanfill); Lori Cooney (Moler) Carter Cranford (Becker); Coleen Crow (Lange); Sue Crumrine (Gambill); Amber Bowman Dougan (Niehoff); Doug Egerer (M. Holt); Braeden Fennell (Phyllis Fennell’s grandson); Brian Foughty (Phyllis Fennell’s son-in-law); Barbara Fretwell (Reid); JoAnn Fritz (S. Updegraff); Malik Givens (Avants); Jim Graves (Moler); Bonnie Hand (Suffridge); Wayne Haney (Moler); Tom Henthorn (Albee);  Leo Hickman (Gambill); Betsy Hormel (Leah Wakely’s aunt); Rev. Lawrence Howard (M. Howard);Sam Howard (Howard); Jim & Marilou (Greffin);  Blair Lanning (Avants); Larry & Sandra (Stanfill); Gary & Brenda LaVigna (S. Updegraff); Evelyn & Norman Lees (Lees); Rod & Cathy Lees (Lees); Jason Long (Long); Garrett Martin (Moler); Cathy Martinez (Moler); Sue McCormick (Brubaker); Linda McCulloh (Reid); David &  Diane McEvoy (Walters); Annis Hickman Miller (Gambill); Cathy Miller (Reid); Kathleen Miller (Gambill); Madeline Nesiba (Harley); Pete Newby (Suffridge); George Niehoff (Niehoff); Michael Niehoff (Niehoff); Kristi Reise (McMahan); Ann Simon (Lange); Susannah Smith (Lees); Jim & Betty Temple (Williams); Austin Traylor (Traylor); Megan Tucker (Harley); Alyse Walker (Gambill); Megan White (Suffridge); Lucille Williams (N. Williams); Ann Windel (Cornelius); Cindy Winkle (Fennell); Kathleen Woodruff (Burk); Kenneth Young (Harley); Jorge Zamora (Gallegos); Lori Zang (M. Holt)



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(DISCIPLES OF CHRIST)
11950 East Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK 73130
405-769-2717 
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