Weekly Newsletter 7.22.2020

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

50th Annual Christmas For Others
It’s time for our mid year emphasis on Christmas for Others. CFO helps 72 Mid-Del area families at Christmas time and this will be the 50th year! It’s a huge event that takes a lot of planning, resources and volunteers. Here are ways you can help!
DONATE! Monetary donations are needed to purchase groceries and a new toy for every child who participates. We also need donations of gently used toys and household items. When donating money to CFO please make a memo on your check.
VOLUNTEER! We need lots of cheerful smiles and helpful hands! Contact the church office at (405) 769-2717, if you are interested in learning more.


Who are these two Merry Helpers?

Nancy Graham and Marty Howard are two of our  Outreach Team members. Here they are ringing the bells for Christmas in July! We could not do this without you – our church family! We love our church!
With Gratitude!



Wednesday, August 5th the youth group is having a swimming party at Mark and Jamie Benge’s house! 10332 SE 51st St. OKC. We will meet there from 6 to 8 PM. Youth members please wear your swimsuit and bring a towel. Remember your sunscreen!

Our youth group is undergoing quite a transition this summer. Luci & Addison Davis have moved to Utah & we have graduate Zac Walters & Shelby Rubino. All four of these students have been vital & active participants of the group. They will all be dearly missed! We look forward to promotion Sunday when 6th grader, Ki Lange will promote into the youth group. Until then, for health safety reasons, we will only be meeting twice a month & will be outside as much as possible. Please keep our group in your prayers, especially our four who are moving on to new places & phases of life. We know these young people will be a blessing wherever they are & it’s exciting to imagine the bright futures they have!

With Love,
Rev. Shauna Becker 


**These are the amounts from our Financial Statements compiled by our outside CPA. The giving listed above for June and YTD do not include the PPP Loan of $38,000 or the EIDL grant of $10,000 that we received in May and June. The PPP Loan proceeds were used to cover some of our staff payroll, mortgage interest, and utilities for May and June. The PPP Loan did not cover all of these expenses, but it did allow us to pay all of our Children’s Corner staff even though we were closed.
  -Submitted by Julie Moler



Join from the comfort and safety of your home every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM for our live streaming worship service on the church YouTube channel.
Following the worship service, at 11:30 AM join us for Drive-In Communion here in the church parking lot. Come to the south circle drive to receive the elements and find a parking space. Tune your radio to 93.1 FM to hear the Invitation to the Table, Words of Institution and Benediction.

It’s a wonderful and safe way to have communion together! Hope to see you there! – Gary



For those interested, Julie Moler found these masks online. They are 100% cotton, available in red, black, grey or blue and are $12.00 each.

Go to store.disciples.org and select Accessories   


from Mark Johnson

Thanks to our amazing Tech Team who keeps our online worship services streaming smoothly each week. Brett and Matt Moler, Jason Updegraff (and … hmmm … is there another Updegraff in this photo !?!).” 


A special thanks to dear friend Jean Shackleton who is serving as our Interim Organist/Accompanist for a few weeks.



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!




FACEBOOK Search name:  First Christian Church MWC  

INSTAGRAM Search name: FCC Midwest City

YOUTUBE Search name: First Christian Church Midwest City 

Also go to:  fccmwc.org
Check out the church’s new and improved website!  


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

Senior Minister:
Rev. Gary Mitchell


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To the Memorial Fund in memory of Paul Pettigrew
      – From Fern Burling
To the General Fund in memory of Paul Pettigrew
      – From Johnnie Gasaway
To Christmas for Others in memory of Kenneth King
      – From Mitsy Martin Davis
To Christmas for Others in memory of Paul Pettigrew
      – From Mitsy Martin Davis


A Gentle Reminder…

What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry, everything to God in prayer.
Oh, what peace we often forfeit, oh, what needless pain we bear,
all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”Words: Joseph Scriven, 1855  


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: fccmwc_info@coxinet.net

Rev. Gary Mitchell cell: 245-8678
email: gmitchell22@mac.com
For Youth related events
Shauna Becker cell: 820-3178
email: shauna.02becker@gmail.com
For Choir related events
Mark Johnson cell: 903-312-3827
email: mark.fcc.choir@gmail.com


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


*Family & Friends of Betty Martin; *Sam Ross; *Renata Thomas; Family & Friends of Paul Pettigrew; Tanni Jamison (surgery); Connie Sharp (replaced pacemaker), Julie Wingate (Integris Norman); JoEllen Rush (Becky Searcy’s sister); George Niehoff (stroke-Paul’s brother); Crystal Wyatt & baby boy due in August (Michael & Dawn Gamblin); Richard Layman (shoulder surgery); John Booth (McKinney); Alyse Walker (Gambill); Sandy Lees; 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); 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; 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).

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