Weekly Newsletter 5.27.2020

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

A Pastor’s Perspective…..

 This Sunday’s worship experience will be new to us!  March 15th was our last in-person service here at FCC. Since then, an amazing group of people have been faithfully planning, recording, and editing video and other media to bring us worship each week. We started out using a simple video camera, and then progressed to our new video system. 
This Sunday, we will move from recording our services to live-streaming them! Instead of recording in segments and editing, our service will be “live” and streamed to our YouTube channel. This is a big change, but one that our technology will allow us to do. There is a learning curve to this, and we look forward to meeting the challenge head-on. 
Our streaming service will begin at 10 am this Sunday! If you can’t be with us then, It will be available to view later, and I hope everyone will join us. You can access our YouTube channel to view this and other previous services, along with special Music Notes videos featuring Mark Johnson, Garry Dowell and others at:
The big question for us all is when will we return to in-person worship? The best answer to that question is; “When we can gather together safely.” As we move forward, we will do so with caution. My goal in all of this is to not have anyone catch Covid-19 here. We are in the process of forming a task group together to make plans for the day we get back together in person. These plans will include proper distancing and other mitigation procedures, following CDC guidelines and the recommendations of respected medical experts. 

 The electronic sign at the corner of our property reads “We can’t wait to worship in person!  But not yet.” As we seek to worship God and to love our neighbor in the face of a continuing pandemic, we hope to seek a balance between wanting to gather together in our worship space and preventing the spread of the virus to each other. Until that happens, I am thankful for those who continue to make meaningful worship experiences for us! 
As we enter into a new method of worshiping together this Sunday, thank you for being in worship with us; thank you for your continued faithful giving; and thank you for your amazing support in this difficult time!
Be safe and healthy!



Last week the youth gathered for a social distancing campfire and enjoyed a quiet evening together. We are looking forward to our mission trip this summer. Please continue your prayers for our students as we navigate this distance ministry.

With Love,
Shauna Becker
Join us this Sunday morning at 10:00 for our first live stream service!  



May 31, 2020


Giving Through 5/20/2020  
Annual Budget…$401,551   
Weekly Budget…$7,722
General Budget & Acct 107…$7,755
Diff to Budget…$33
Capital Fund…$780  
Other (not Budget)…$579   
Total Weekly Giving…$9,114  



Cleaning your closets and cabinets
these past few months? Please consider donating your gently used items to

Christmas For Others:
Household Items
Winter Clothing – All Sizes
Children’s Toys

Please place in a box and mark each one with it’s contents. We have a CFO 2020 yellow label to go on the outside of the box. Call the church office and bring them to the JCAC for storage.

Please note they are not taking shoes and only need WINTER clothing.

Thank you!


To the Memorial Fund in memory of Kenneth King
       – From Hank & Susie Martin
       – From Tom & Pat Padgham
       – From Jim & Connie Sharp
       – From Pairs & Spares Class

Here are ways to continue to give your offering during this time of suspended services and activities:

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

You can also drop your giving envelope in the church mailbox. It is a secure, locked dropbox and is checked daily throughout the week.




FACEBOOK Search name:  
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INSTAGRAM Search name: 
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YOUTUBE Search name: 
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Also go to:  fccmwc.org

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

Senior Minister:
Rev. Gary Mitchell 

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday:
9 am – 4 pm

9 am – noon

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This week we remember Tom Hall on his birthday, June 1st.
Tom is the husband of Nancy Hall.


All church services and group activities are suspended until further notice. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or needs.
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!



Debra Philips (Mamie’s daughter); Wilma Wylie (Jim’s mother); Julie Avants; Paul Pettigrew; Bev Rubino; Kristy Lowry; Nancy Hall; Mario Castro (Moler); Malik Givens (J Avants); Shirley Niehoff; Ralph Seabaugh (McKinney); Karen Holland; Faye Miller; Katy Givens; Becky Long; Doug Egerer (M Holt); Tom Jamison; Rev. Lee Nirschl; Lori Lange; Michael DeGennaro (Camp); Angela Bruning (Martin-Davis); Jim Gladney (Moler); Wayne Haney (Moler); Sue Crumrine (Gambill); Sandy Lees; Lori Zang (M Holt); Nancy Williams; Blair Lanning (Avants)
Congregation Long-Term Prayer List: 

Nellis Adams; Julie Avants; Barbara Benge; Katie Benge; Ashley Dean; Gene Gilbert; Tanni Jamison; Lloyd Kitchell; Richard Layman; Lloyd family; Mary Nirschl; George Pettigrew; Kristyn Reid; Vicki Richey; Lane Ross; Millie Sawyer; Wanda Williams; Jim Wylie.
Shut-In Prayer List

Lola Jean Ashford; Virginia Douthitt; Ken Foust; Dona Harris; Betty Martin; Dr. Gifford McBride; Bill & Robbie McGruder; Bertha Owen; Cole Padgham; Harold Powers; Margaret Scears; Ray & Joyce Shirley; Shirley Tharp; Renata Thomas; Barbara Wilson; Julia Wingate.
Family/Friends Long Term Prayer List:

Tom Acree (Acree); Jim & Bonnie Brooks (Lloyd); Lori Bonnewell (Bonnewell); Debbie Broome (Philips); Jacob Burkhart (Avants); Jerry Calcote (McGruder); Lisa Coffman (Stanfill); Coleen Crow (Lange); Adrienne  DiCarlo (Northcutt); Barbara Fretwell (Reid); JoAnn Fritz (S Updegraff); Jennifer Fulton (Lewis); Johnna Harvey (S Updegraff); Tom Henthorn (Albee);  Leo Hickman (Gambill); Betsy Hormel (Wakely); Rev. Lawrence & Mary Howard (M Howard); Sam Howard (Howard); Jim Johnson (Greffin); Rita King; (Brubaker); Gary LaVigna (S Updegraff); Amber Leamy (Niehoff); Misty Leeper (Jamison); Evelyn & Norman Lees (Lees); Rod & Cathy Lees (Lees); Leisinger Family (English); Don Martin (Spradley); Cathy Martinez (Moler); Sue McCormick (Brubaker); David & Diane McEvoy (Walters);  Annis Hickman Miller (Gambill); Cathy Miller (Reid); Jordan Mitchell (Miller); Michael Niehoff (Niehoff); Emily Richey (Moler); Kyndra Slechta (Brubaker);  Susannah Smith (Lees); Judy Soltis (Lewis); Joel & Jeff Staggs (Walters); Michael & Debbie Stevens (McGruder); Rosa Stock (M Holt); Jim & Betty Temple (Williams); Alton Ray Tidwell (Niehoff); Austin Traylor (Traylor); Lucille Williams (N Williams); Cindy Winkle (Fennell).