Weekly Newsletter 6.3.2020

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

If you can’t join us live, the service will be available to view later at your convenience. Also, if you have any issues accessing the service, call the office Monday morning and we’ll go over it together!


This link will take you directly to YouTube: 




The youth group had fun in the sun with a water gun! Saturday evening the youth group gathered for some water gun activities at Choctaw Creek Park. We had fun getting to play together. As we begin to ease back into having activities together it gets more and more difficult to stay 6’ apart. I’m so proud of the kids for their willingness to follow instruction, even when it’s hard. This is an amazing group of young people and they make it so easy to love them. 

Wednesday evening 6/03/20 at 6 pm the youth group will be having a scavenger hunt in their own homes. This will be a race and the items must be shown to me on zoom once the entire list is completed or the time limit has been reached. Everyone’s time of completion will be documented & I will confirm each item. There will be a time limit of 20 minutes. Each item on the list that is collected will be worth 1 , 2 or 3 points. You will not know the point values until the end of the game. The person with the best time will be given a 3 point bonus. The most creative will receive a 3 point bonus & the funniest will receive a 3 point bonus. (creative and funny will not be the same person) 

This Sunday was the first time, in a long time, to have a Sunday Worship service on Sunday morning. We have been recording earlier in the week to allow for social distancing. There is something very special about Sunday mornings. Maybe it’s a lifetime of having Sunday mornings with God and our loving church family? Whatever it is, it’s a pleasure to have our worship service on Sundays again. It makes me realize how anxious I am to have Sunday school and other church gatherings again. However, I’m also so grateful that we aren’t throwing caution to the wind. It is so difficult to decide how much togetherness is safe right now. For those in our congregation who are tasked with researching safe practices, I’m so grateful for your wisdom and careful consideration of the facts.  Certainly our love for one another makes us long to be together, and it’s that same love that makes it imperative that we choose wisely about when and how we come together. Our youth group is praying for the church, the community and our world. 

Until we are together face to face, we can continue to congregate through our prayers. 
With much love, 
Shauna Becker


Giving Through 5/27/2020

Annual Budget $ 401,551
Weekly Budget $ 7,722

General Budget & Acct 107 $ 2,430
Diff to Budget   ($ 5,292)
Capital Fund $ 850  
Other (not Budget) $ 1,150   
Total Weekly Giving $ 4,430  


The Secret Place
The devotion book for June, July & August is here. If you’d like to stop by, they are in the narthex. 


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 Lyle & Lillian Fry
To the Capital Fund in memory of Kenneth King
       – From Paul & Jo Pettigrew 


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 drop down 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:  
First Christian Church MWC

INSTAGRAM Search name: 
FCC Midwest City
YOUTUBE Search name: 
First Christian Church Midwest City
Also, check out the church’s new and improved website: fccmwc.org


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

Senior Minister:
Rev. Gary Mitchell



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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!


*Paul & Jo Pettrigrew; *Richard Layman (shoulder surgery); Debra Philips; Wilma Wylie (Jim’s mother); Julie Avants; Bev Rubino; 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).