Weekly Newsletter 8.11.2021

A Pastor’s Perspective

It is always nice to get away! I appreciate the opportunity I had to do that last week, and many thanks to Bradley Havenar and Rev. Shauna Becker for preaching the last two Sundays!

Welcome, Evelyn!

One item of new business at Sunday’s board meeting was to consider a recommendation from the Personnel committee to call a new organist/accompanist. I am happy to report that the Board unanimously approved the motion brought forth to call Evelyn Culver to be part of our music staff! Evelyn is in her final year of undergraduate music studies in piano and organ at the University of Oklahoma, majoring in Piano with a minor in Chemistry. Her first Sunday with us will be August 22.

Our Landscaping committee needs your help! Tom has been faithfully working to keep everything growing and trimmed around the church but needs some assistance! He plans on being at the church Tuesday mornings to work, but is also creating a list of projects that can be accomplished at other times! For more information, please call or text tom at 405.226.8140, or you can email him at pine_trees2001@hotmail.com.


Dear FCC Family,

Thank you so very much for the kind outpouring of warmth, love and well-wishes through your calls, cards, emails and gifts. I’m not going to lie – it’s a little  overwhelming – but much appreciated. Please know I shall always cherish our time in ministry as we walked these last three years together. God Bless always.


Mark Johnson

Sunday, Aug.15th – Youth Promotion immediately after church before Sunday School.

Pizza and pool party at the Benge’s on Wed. 6-8!
Upcoming 6th graders come and join us!!!
10332 SE 51st 73150

Dear Choir,
With great fondness, I write to thank you for your wonderful well-wishes, cards, letters, and gifts as I disembark the Good Ship FCC.
It’s more than a little overwhelming to process everything, to be sure. But I am truly grateful for all you have done for me and my family and the many ways you’ve ministered to us. To quote the old Gospel Hymn, you have faithfully reflected the “…deep, deep Love of Jesus…” yes, over the last three years, but even more so recently. For these, and many other reasons, I shall always hold you in my heart and think of you often – even as I read each weekly newsletter and continue to be amazed by your dedication and devotion to Christ’s Kingdom and to the Ministry of Music at FCC.

The world of music (and especially, church music) is quite small. So there’s an old saying in the business: Never say ‘goodbye’ only ‘see you later.’ So …..

See You Later,

Dear First Christian Church,

I cannot say thank you enough for the love and support you have shown me over these past few months, and continue to show me. I am so grateful for every prayer, every card, every gift, every meal, every phone call. Thank you to Gary for navigating the covid rules and coming to the hospital to visit and pray with me.
I am happy to say I am back in the office. My treatments, for the most part, will be in the afternoon. So for the month of August, the office may have to close earlier than 4:00 pm. If you plan to stop by, please call first to make sure someone is here.
Again, thank you so much for loving me unconditionally. You are a wonderful church family and I am blessed to feel a part of it!

Nancy Harkey

Flowers for Sunday, 8/8 were in loving memory of Andrea Kintzinger’s mother, Marguerite Kintzinger

Prayer Concerns

Lou Pettigrew (Jo Pettigrew); *Gary Pinson, Covid hospitalization (Jo Pettigrew); Laura Stafford & Family (Sheila Camp); Friends & Family of Jeannine Gist; Nancy Mitchell; Kristen Owen (Richey); Vicky Vaughn; David & Vicki Richey; Kenneth Young, heart issues (Sandy Harley’s brother); Joyce Dowling, shoulder rehab; Diedre Burk, shoulder rehab; Lane & Randy Ross; Jim & Marilou Johnson (Greffin); Kathleen Woodruff (Deidre Burk); Brenda LaVigna (Susan Updegraff); Nancy Harkey

Congregation Long-Term Prayer List:
Julie Avants; Donna Brubaker; Gene Gilbert; Katy Givens; Karen Holland; Tanni Jamison; Lange Family; Richard & Mary Layman; Sandy Lees; Lloyd family; Becky Long; Faye Miller; Moler Family; Paul & Shirley Niehoff; Rev. Lee & Mary Nirschl; Anita Oliver and her mother (ongoing health issues); George Pettigrew; Harold Powers; Kristyn Reid; Millie Sawyer; Jim & Connie Sharp; Tony Speck (hospice care); 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; Joyce Shirley; Renata Thomas; 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); Betty Brubaker (David’s mother); Jacob Burkhart (Avants); Lisa Coffman (Stanfill); Coleen Crow (Lange); Sue Crumrine (Gambill); Michael DeGennaro (Camp); 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); Wayne Haney (Moler); Tom Henthorn (Albee); Leo Hickman (Gambill); Betsy Hormel (Leah Wakely’s aunt); Rev. Lawrence Howard (M. Howard); Sam Howard (Howard); Jim Johnson (Greffin); Blair Lanning (Avants); Larry & Sandra Stanfill); Gary LaVigna (S. Updegraff); Misty Leeper (Jamison); Evelyn & Norman Lees (Lees); Rod & Cathy Lees (Lees); Cathy Martinez (Moler); Sue McCormick (Brubaker); David & Diane McEvoy (Walters); Annis Hickman Miller (Gambill); Cathy Miller (Reid); Kathleen Miller (Gambill); George Niehoff (Niehoff); Michael Niehoff (Niehoff); Kristi Reise (McMahan); Ann Simon (Lange); Susannah Smith (Lees); Jim & Betty Temple (Williams); Alton Ray Tidwell (Niehoff); Austin Traylor (Traylor); Alyse Walker (Gambill); Megan White (Suffridge); Lucille Williams (N. Williams); Ann Windel (Cornelius); Cindy Winkle (Fennell); Jorge Zamora (Gallegos); Lori Zang (M. Holt)


If you do not have a face mask, one will be provided to you.

Thanks for showing God’s love for each other by taking this simple action!

We will continue to monitor the situation and make changes as CDC Guidelines change, with the goal of protecting our children and adults from all Variants of COVID.

FCC Pandemic Response Team

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11950 East Reno Ave
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