Weekly Newsletter 12.30.2020

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




Being apart is not fun but we are finding ways to connect in spite of this pandemic. Next week we will be meeting in the gym with special social distancing hats. They’re going to help keep us at a safe distance. I’ll try to include pictures next week. We are searching for ways to gather at a safe distance. We are so blessed to have so much space to use. The gym as well as the youth room offer us space to be together, while staying apart.  We have found that there are a lot of games and things we can do together even when we can’t all be in the same room.

The holidays are traditionally a time when we reach out to family and friends & this year has changed some of our traditions. I pray you and yours were able to connect, even if it was by phone or written word. May we find new ways to be the Hope, Joy, Peace & Love of Jesus Christ in 2021!

May God richly bless you,
Shauna Becker  

For the time being, Sunday Worship service has moved to online streaming only. Catch it live on YouTube at 10:00 AM
Drive-In Communion in the church parking lot (enter Anderson Road)
at 11:30 AM 


2021 Giving Envelopes are ready to be picked up. Please stop by the church anytime during regular office hours.

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 4 pm
Friday: 9 am – noon  


Thank you to the members of the FCC Chancel Choir, Dr. Mark Johnson, David Mach and the Sound/Video Crew for a beautiful cantata. The words, both spoken and sung, were just what we all needed to hear and the music was so comforting. The story of Christ’s birth, His promise of hope and love to the world, is needed now more than ever!

Thank you!


Again Jesus spoke to them, saying,
“I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will
never walk in darkness but
will have the light of life.” 

John 8:12 NRSV 


To Give 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:
To mail your check to the church:
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! 



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First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
11950 E Reno Ave
Midwest City OK 73130

Senior Minister:
Rev. Gary Mitchell


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Please note: The church office will be closed
Thursday and Friday for the New Year’s holiday. 


For the time being, we are not gathering for in person worship. 
Please join our Live Stream Worship Service on YouTube, Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM. We will have drive thru communion here at the church at 11:30 am in the Anderson side parking lot. 


Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. 

Church Office: 769-2717
email: [email protected]

Rev. Gary Mitchell cell: 245-8678
email: [email protected]
For Youth related events:
Shauna Becker cell: 820-3178
email: [email protected]
For Choir related events:
Mark Johnson cell: 903-312-3827
email: [email protected] 


Please contact the church office with new prayer concerns and with updates on those who are listed. Thank you!


Johnny Fillips (English); Craig Wiseman; Tanni Jamison; Craig Christensen (Adam’s dad); Nancy Hall; Lane Ross
Congregation Long-Term Prayer List:
Julie Avants; Barbara Benge; Katie Benge; Donna Brubaker; Ashley Dean; Gene Gilbert; Katy Givens; Karen Holland; Lange families; Richard & Mary Layman; Sandy Lees; Lloyd family; Becky Long; Faye Miller; Shirley Niehoff; Rev. Lee & Mary Nirschl; George Pettigrew; Kristyn Reid; Vicki Richey; Millie Sawyer; Jim & Connie Sharp; Wanda
Williams; Jim Wylie
Shut-Ins Prayer List:
Lola Jean Ashford; Virginia Douthitt; Ken Foust; Dr. Gifford McBride; Bill & Robbie McGruder; Bertha Owen; Cole Padgham; Harold Powers; Margaret Scears; Ray & Joyce Shirley; Shirley Tharp; Renata Thomas; Barbara Wilson
Family/Friends Long Term Prayer List:
Tom Acree (Acree); Kate Benge (Benge); Lori Bonnewell (Bonnewell); Glen & Allie Benson (Brubaker); John Booth (McKinney); Jim & Bonnie Brooks (Lloyd); Betty Brubaker (David’s mother); Angela Bruning (Martin Davis); Jacob Burkhart (Avants); Johnny Cambell (S Updegraff); Michelle Canada (Beverly  Albee’s niece); Lisa Coffman (Stanfill); Chris Cornelius (Cornelius); Coleen Crow (Lange); Sue Crumrine (Gambill); Michael DeGennaro (Camp); Doug Egerer (M Holt); Barbara Fretwell (Reid); JoAnn Fritz (S Updegraff); Malik Givens (Avants); Jim Graves (Moler); Wayne Haney (Moler); Johnna Harvey (S Updegraff); Tom Henthorn (Albee);  Leo Hickman (Gambill); Rev. Lawrence Howard (M Howard); Sam Howard (Howard); Jim Johnson (Greffin); Blair Lanning (Avants); Larry & Sandra Stanfill); Gary LaVigna (S Updegraff); Amber Leamy (Niehoff); 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); Darryl Rowton (Northcutt); JoEllen Rush (Searcy); Ralph Seabaugh (McKinney); Charlene Shirey (Pettigrew); Ann Simon (Lange); Susannah Smith (Lees); Joel & Jeff Staggs (Walters); Michael & Debbie Stevens (McGruder); Rosa Stock (M Holt); 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)