Western Oaks Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
End of Year Church Events
Decorating church for Advent 12:30
Dec. 3rd Season of Advent begins
Hanging of the Greens both services
Dec. 10th Second Sunday of Advent
11 am Children’s Musical “A Gift for Christmas ”
12:00 noon Birthday Party for Jesus Lunch
6:30 pm Chancel Drama “Martie’s Diner”
7 pm Tasting Party (bring your favorite holiday treat to share)
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PLAY : A Gift for Christmas:
December 10, 11:00 a.m.
We are excited, it’s time to begin practicing for the Children’s Christmas Play! The play is for pre-K to 6th graders. We may invite some of our youth to help narrate the play. Please contact Julia Jordan Gillett at 821-0108, if you would like to help.
We are excited to have the help of several musical people to help us learn our music: Rebecca
Thompson, who sings in our choir and is going to school at SNU to be a vocal performance
major, and Ron Manning.
Schedule Music Practice: 10 a.m. to 10:15
Play Practice: 12:30 to 1:30p.m. Sunday, November 5th no practice
Every Sunday, November 12th Thru December 3rd
Saturday, December 9th will be our dress rehearsal where Rosa McCroskey will play for us! TBA
Sunday, December 10th we will meet in the Sunday school classrooms to put on our costumes at 10:00a.m. and have any final instructions.
If you could provide some healthy snacks for one of our practices we would be eternally grateful!!! Let Julia Jordan Gillett know if you are able to participate or if you would like to help with our rehearsals.
We invite ALL children and their families to attend the Birthday Party for Jesus Celebration following the Christmas play on Dec.10th!
Martie's Diner, December 10, 6:30 p.m.:
“Martie’s Diner….where wise ones gather!” will be presented in the Sanctuary at 6:30 pm on December 10. Since September, a cast of thousands (actually, 13) have been rehearsing for this year’s Advent Chancel drama (although, it is more like a comedy). We hope you will join us for this one and only performance! See you at Martie’s Diner on the 10th!
6pm Staff Christmas Party
Dec. 17th Third Sunday of Advent
Choir’s Lessons and Carols
Dec. 24th Fourth Sunday of Advent
9 am worship
10 am Sunday School
11 am Worship
6 pm Christmas Eve Family Candlelight Worship
11:30 pm Christmas Eve Midnight Candlelight Worship
Dec. 25th Season of Christmas begins
Dec. 31st First Sunday of Christmas
9 am worship
10 am Sunday School
11 am Worship
Whiz Kids Tutoring Begins October 2 at 3:00 P.M.
Tutors needed. Call Cathy 405-641-4567
The Disciples Women Fellowship
The next meeting will be December 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Higher Ground. Please check with Rev. Julia Jordan Gillett for meeting location.
We will have an ornament exchange and we will keep the cost of the ornament to $5 and under!! All are welcome for a festive evening.
We have a new group that meets once a month in the evening and is open to all women, young and old. We enjoy Bible Study, Fellowship, Food, and
participating in Mission projects. This month we will be focusing on Kindness for our Mission project. "Peace, love, and understanding
can only be achieved when we seek to create for the common good." There will be two places in our church where you can find our Kindness Rocks.
One will be in the front by the Church Office and the other will be in the Sanctuary Narthex.
Having a bad day... There is a rock for you! Know someone that could use a positive word? Give him/her a Kindness Rock!
You just never know what a little bit of kindness might do for someone!!!!
Just look for: Take one Share one Leave one
One message at just the right time can change your entire day!
Children and Youth News
See Western Oaks Children and Youth website here:
Please contact the number below to discuss the Mobile Meals program:
Mobile Meals of Oklahoma City County: 405-607-2314
Bridge for Fun
Come and enjoy cards and good fellowship. Meetings will be 2nd and 4th
Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. in Room 117.
The next Christian Men's Fellowship breakfast will be held at
7:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at The Olde Orchard Restaurant,
7339 NW 23rd St, Bethany, OK.
Come join us for a great meal and great fellowship. All church men
are invited. Bring a guest! Our meetings are held the first
Saturday of each month, except there will be NO meetings in July,
August and September. For more information about CMF contact
John Trivette (782-0994). We look forward to seeing you there.
Sewing and Service Projects ladies will meet on Tuesdays, which are
not business and luncheon meetings, at 9:30 a.m. Business/luncheon meetings are normally the second Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.
The next Business/luncheon meeting will be Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at Western Oaks Christian Church at 10:00 a.m.
Invite a friend to attend with you that day. We would love to have some fresh faces at our Tuesday morning meetings.
You do NOT need to be a seamstress to work. You can mark squares for cutting, cut squares for the quilt tops,
tie quilt tops (using needle and embroidery floss), or pour a cup of coffee or tea and visit for a while.
2016-2017 Officers: Betty Singleton, President;
Judy Walker, 1st Vice-President; Linda Patzak, Secretary; Terry Spreier, Treasurer; Ginny Johnson, Worship/Study;
Sandra Spillman & Charli Meador, Service; Eunice Lassiter, Calling Committee; Charlene Majetic, Coffee Fellowship Coordinator;
Judy Walker, Membership; Barbara Campbell, Sunshine Coordinator.
Caring and Sharing Group
The next Caring and Sharing meeting will be at the Church on Sunday, December 17th, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.
The regular Caring and Sharing meetings are on the third Sunday of each month.
Fellowship get-togethers are on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at various local
restaurants, usually at 5:00 p.m.
Eat Out Program Dates:
Wednesday, December 13th, 5:00 p.m., Swadley's, 4000 N Rockwell, Bethany
Wednesday, December 27th, 5:00 p.m., Olde Orchard Restaurant, 7339 NW 23rd St., Bethany.
Please contact Margo Thein at (405)947-1873 or (405)630-0770 or
Charlene Majetic at (405)830-2281 for information about where we will
The Caring and Sharing grief support group is offering to be a Prayer Chain
for WOCC. If you have a sudden, unexpected, or special need for prayer
please contact Dorothy Uhl, 942-4836, and your prayer request will be circulated
through the Caring and Sharing membership. This Prayer Chain will be in
addition to the Elder's prayers and Prayer Requests listed in the bulletin and
Oakbridge. We hope this will be an additional touch of the Spirit within
WOCC. God bless.
If you have lost a loved one please feel free and especially invited to
attend our monthly meeting on the third Sunday of the month. We meet at
4:00 p.m. for one hour and have programs of interest pertaining to grief and the
active continuance of life without our loved ones. We offer fellowship,
Christian love, and a safe place to share our personal grief, support one
another as we progress through the sad journey of death, AND we even laugh a
Remember, no RSVP's are required for meetings or dinners.
Regular rehearsals will be on Wednesdays at the
Church from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. All who are interested in singing
with the choir are welcome to attend. Contact Ron Manning if you have any
questions. Nursery service will
be provided to accommodate parents with young children.
A Message from Ron
There’s nothing that stirs my heart and mind like singing the great hymns of the church! The Music Department is now preparing timeless and new music to focus our hearts and minds on God’s greatest gift to us, Jesus Christ. Our music and prayers are our expressions of love and thankfulness in response to this timeless gift.
Revised Constitution and Revised By-Laws
The revised Constitution and By-Laws were presented for congregational approval at
both services June 18, 2017, and were approved. These documents are available in the church office.