June 23rd and 30th, Rev. Carol Oetzel

Carol is an Ordained Minister in the Christian Church(Disciples of Christ). Carol is the Pastor of Assimilation at Legacy Christian Church In Harrison, Ohio. She serves on the Commission of Ministry  and the Camp Christian Committee for our region. Carol served as Associate Pastor at FCC-Middletown for 13 years. Carol also served Walnut Hills Christian Church as Co-Pastor.

June 16th, Rev. Dr. Pamela Barnes-Jackson

Rev. Dr. Pamela Barnes Jackson is a member of First United Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Xenia, Ohio and an Associate Pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Church of Dayton, Ohio. She has been a pastor for 10 years. Although she was born in Dayton,Ohio, Pastor Jackson is proud to call herself a Kentucky native as her roots go deep into the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Her father, the late William E. Guy hailed from Midway, Ky., mother, the late Lucy Lewis Guy, was born in Flemingsburg, Ky. Her mother-in-law is Wanda M. Anderson from Paris, Ky. and father-in-law, the late Alfred C. Anderson, from Mt. Sterling, Ky.

Pastor Pamela was baptized at the age of 13 by the late Rev. Eli Wilbert of Summit Christian Church. She was reared in a Christian home and participated in many ministries at the church included singing with her family “The Guy Family” who has a legacy of the William and Lucy J. Guy Family Scholarship Fund that has given college scholarships to many high school students over the past 19 years.

She accepted her call to ministry September 2009, her first sermon was on Christmas Sunday December 2009. Dr. Barnes-Jackson received her license on October 13, 2010 and was ordained on April 29, 2011. Rev. Barnes-Jackson and her husband, Rev. Willie Barnes-Jackson are New Church Planters for the Christian Church Disciples of Christ.

Pastor Jackson matriculated through Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio receiving her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degree’s graduating with Cum Laude honors. She was conferred with a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary on May 20, 2016. She has traveled extensively, God blessed her to live in Izmir, Turkey where she visited the last home of Jesus Mother, Mary in the ancient city of Korressos near the city of Ephesus. While in Ephesus she walked and sat in the Grand Theater/ amphitheater where Paul preached. She also visited the seven original churches. Currently Dr. Barnes-Jackson is the Student Billing Coordinator at United Theological Seminary. She was the HR Employment Manager at Central State University and the CLIMB Coordinator at Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio both universities are HBCU’s. She is married to her pastor, best friend, and mentor, Rev. Dr. Willie Barnes-Jackson and have been married for over 32 years, and have (6) children, and (14) grandchildren.

Above all of this, Pastor Barnes-Jackson believes it is only what you do for Christ that lasts, and when you live your life for Christ, every second counts! She strives daily to walk in spiritual excellence. 1 John 4:16 conveys “Whoever lives in love, lives in God and God in them.” Her favorite scripture is 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power and a sound mind.” To God be the glory for all He has done! Amen!

June 9th, Rev. John Dick

Reverend John Dick is a retired ordained minister in the American Baptist Church. John is a resident of Middletown. John has served American Baptist Congregations in Midland, MI; Haddonfield, NJ; Wyoming, OH; Middletown, OH and Worcester, MA.

June 2nd, Rev. Dr. J. Thomas Johnson

Reverend Dr. Johnson is a retired Disciples Minister and Pastor Emeritus of Summit Christian Churchin Trotwood, Ohio. Rev. Johnson currently serves as the  Regional Elder for district 8, serving the Christian Church In Ohio in greater Dayton, and Middletown.

May 26th, Rev. Carol Oetzel

Carol is an Ordained Minister in the Christian Church(Disciples of Christ). Carol is the Pastor of Assimilation at Legacy Christian Church In Harrison, Ohio. She serves on the Commission of Ministry  and the Camp Christian Committee for our region. Carol served as Associate Pastor at FCC-Middletown for 13 years. Carol also served Walnut Hills Christian Church as Co-Pastor.

Lifeline screening May 23rd

Life Line Screening is the world’s leading provider of preventive health screenings AND WE ARE COMING TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD FOR ONE DAY!

The screenings offer a 5-test package to thoroughly check your risk for Stroke, Cardiovascular Disease and other chronic conditions. The combination of these tests can help detect problems before you have symptoms and while your doctor can still take action so you can keep doing the things you love!

Many events also offer blood tests, including Cholesterol, Glucose and C-Reactive Protein screenings, as well as take-home colon cancer early detection tests.
Screening packages start at $149. Single tests cost around $70.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment and get a special discount call, (800) 690-6495 or you can register on line at www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle. Pre-registration is required.
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See you May 23rd @ First Christian Church, 4520 Rosedale Road in Middletown

Easter 2019 @ FCC-Middletown

Join for Worship on Easter Sunday at 10:30 A.M.

Worship is neither traditional or contemporary.  It is relevant.  This means that our worship time reflects who we are collectively.  Some of us are traditional and some of us more contemporary, which means our worship contains elements of both.  We strive for worship to be relevant to all who gather to praise God.

We will have The Reverend Carol Oetzel as our Pulpit Guest.

Carol is an Ordained Minister in the Christian Church(Disciples of Christ). Carol is the Pastor of Assimilation at Legacy Christian Church In Harrison, Ohio. She serves on the Commission of Ministry and the Camp Christian Committee for the Christian Church in Ohio. Carol served as Associate Pastor at FCC-Middletown for 13 years. Carol also served Walnut Hills Christian Church as Co-Pastor.

We will also have Mike Fulton as our guest at the Organ, and will be joining our Music Director Michael Hefner and the Chancel Choir!

Join us for a wonderful celebration of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior!

May 19th, Rev. Rick Spleth

Rick Spleth joined the staff of the
THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) IN INDIANA as Regional Minister on September 1, 2001. His duties include pastoral oversight for congregational and regional ministries and serves as the chief executive officer of the region. As regional minister, Rick works with Search and Call and the Regional Board.  He also works with the Stewardship Commission, Finance Committee, Nominating Committee, and the Reference and Counsel Team of the Commission on Ministry.
He also serves as liaison to the General Church in several capacities, including:
General Board, College of Regional Ministers, Christian Theological Seminary Board of Trustees, Division of Overseas Ministries Board, and the Council for Theological Education. He also serves as president of the Indiana Interchurch Center board.
Rick has a B.A. from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, and an M.Div. from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Rick and his wife, Diane, have two adult children and three grandchildren.  Diane is the Senior Minister of Allisonville Christian Church in Indianapolis.
Rick Spleth, Regional Minister-Indiana, has responsibility for our area of Ohio in the absence of a Regional Minister for the CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) IN OHIO.

May 12th, Rev. Dr. Willie J. Barnes-Jackson

The Rev. Dr. Willie Barnes-Jackson

Rev. Dr. Willie J. Barnes-Jackson was born in Bourbon County, Paris, KY. He is the son of Mrs. Wanda M. Anderson of Dayton OH, and Dr. Willie J. Barnes of Longview, TX. Dr. Barnes-Jackson accepted his call to ministry on August 22, 1998 at a John Maxwell “Equipping the Saints” seminar in Toledo, Ohio.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1998 from Central State University, graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors. He graduated in 2002 from Payne Theological Seminary with his Master of Divinity degree in Theological Studies and Pastoral and Marriage Counseling, while having matriculated as a Daniel A. Payne Presidential Scholar. He also completed over 400 hours of Clinical Pastoral Education and was ordained in December 2002 by the Christian Church in Ohio and Summit Christian Church under pastoral leadership of Rev. Dr. J. Thomas Johnson. In 2013, he graduated from United Theological Seminary after completing his Doctor of Ministry degree in Christian Education and Urban Ministry Development.

Dr. Barnes-Jackson has volunteered as a Chaplain for both Miami Valley and Good Samaritan Hospitals in Dayton. He is a member of the Disciples Chaplain Association. He held the position of President of the Reconciliation Committee. He is a trained member of the Anti-racism and Pro-reconciliation Commission and is considered a New Church Planter for the Ohio Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. Dr. Barnes-Jackson established the first and successful annual Brother’s in God’s Grace (B.I.G.G.) Men’s Rally at Tabernacle Baptist Church. He spearheaded the development of a Clergy Social Action effort called Dayton Ecumenical Social Action Collaborative and led the development of a non-profit Community Development Corporation and

Action group with parishioners at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio. Currently he is an Associate Minister at Summit Christian Church in Dayton. Rev. Dr. Barnes-Jackson was an Associate Minister at Tabernacle Baptist Church and Pastor of Light of the Community Christian Church (DOC). He is married to Rev. Dr. Pamela Barnes-Jackson and is father to six children and fourteen grandchildren. He and Pamela celebrated thirty-one years of marriage on February 22, 2018 and currently reside in Clayton, Ohio. He is a loving and caring member of the Body of Christ and a dedicated man of God who looks forward to working with others in ways that enhance and promote continuous spiritual growth.

May 5th, Mr. Michael Massey



Michael is a part-time student at Lexington Theological Seminary (Disciples of Christ) and is a “member in discernment” working towards ordination in the United Church of Christ. He was raised Southern Baptist and has a church music degree from Southern Seminary, but found his spiritual home in the UCC. He has been a member of Faith UCC in Cincinnati for 18 years.

Michael is Special Projects Director at Dolbey and Company, a healthcare documentation solutions provider, and has worked there in a variety of positions since 1994. He and Leslie have been married for nearly 37 years and have a son Jonathan who is an incredible professional musician and songwriter.

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