Deacons Inreach/Outreach Ministries
In Christ alone is where we get our strength to endure physical and/or emotional pains or ailments. Our deacons have an outreach ministry of making hospital visits, nursing home visits, homebound visits, and contacting those grieving with the loss of loved ones.
Deacons deliver CDs of the Sunday morning service to the homebound so they will always be fed the Word, even if they cannot physically attend.
James 5:14 ESV “is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the lord.”
Our deacons help the widows/widowers by their “need a hand” program. This program will assist when needing help with small jobs. In addition to our deacons ministry of a “handy man” for the widows/widowers, they remember and honor them by having an annual banquet.
James 1:27 NLT “pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.”
Women’s Ministry Union (WMU) – 1st Wednesday of the month, 9:30 am
Learn about missionaries and their work worldwide; help support mission-minded activities in our community.
Mark 16:15 NKJV “and He said to them, ‘go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” That means even Midwest City!
This much needed ministry partners with four other Midwest City churches to help Midwest City homebound residents by providing a noon meal Monday through Friday. Our church provides the meal on Tuesdays. There are cooks,
kitchen staff, and drivers to deliver the meals.
Intercessory Prayer – Open 24/7 (key needed from the church office to enter the Prayer Room)
Sometimes you may find it hard to find a place to be alone and quiet in your conversations with our Heavenly Father. Come to our special Prayer Room and pray for yourself, pray for others or pray for what God has laid on your heart. If you would like someone to be an intercessor on your behalf, you are most welcome to leave your prayer request on the form provided.
1 Thessalonians NKJ 5:16-18 “rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
James 5:16(b) NIV “…the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
If you have a loved one who has departed this life, this ministry can help you learn coping skills. The facilitators are trained and experienced and can offer valuable input in dealing with such a great loss. Come and listen or come and share, whichever is comfortable for you. Perhaps you need to be ministered to, or perhaps you feel you can help others.
Matthew 5:4 NIV “blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
Healing Hearts Clinic – Thursdays 6 – 9 pm
The mission for this Midwest City clinic is to minister to the whole person: spiritual, mental and physical through Jesus Christ. This free clinic offers basic examinations and minor treatments. First Baptist rotates with other local churches to prepare and deliver a meal to feed the volunteers on clinic nights.
Psalm 30:2 ESV “oh lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.”
Food Pantry – Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Our church members donate food and time to help the Midwest City community by feeding those in need. Volunteers work at the church food pantry in various capacities. They not only stock and organize the distribution of the food pantry, they are honored to meet with everyone and help them understand Christ is our “food for life”.
Isaiah 58:10 NLT “feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.”
Parent’s Night Out – Ages – 6 Weeks – 5th Grade (usually 2nd Friday of the month, 6 pm – 10 pm)
Parents are people too and need a night on their own! Use this as date night. If you are a single parent, use as time to enjoy with friends. There is a minimal cost, so please contact the church office for more details. However, if a Sunday school department is wanting to have a Sunday school party, this ministry is available to encourage that time of fellowship. Again, please check with church office for accurate dates.
Pricing is $10 for first child and $8 for each additional child. Reservations are required for PNO and must be made by noon the Thursday, the week of. For more information or questions you can contact the Nursery Coordinator/MDO Director Charm Strickland or call the church office 405-732-0308.
Singles Ministry – Ages 18 to 100 and beyond
God never wants you to feel alone. He wants us to seek Him in all things. As His follower, He gives us a spirit of joy. Share that with others by coming together for various events. It may be a night of games, going to a movie or having dinner as a group. Contact the church office for details of the next outing.
Matthew 28:20 NLT “….And be sure of this, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Happy Travelers – Ages 55 and older (Times and Dates Vary)
Retired and ready to go on a one-day excursion? Maybe you aren’t retired but are still ready for a day’s outing. Come share some laughter with like-minded, adventure-seeking travelers to places like Pawhuska, OK to garner the unique experience of the Pioneer Woman Mercantile or Jenks, OK to explore the beautiful aquarium. There are many places to explore and the more the merrier.