First Christian Church
2320 Country Club Rd
Winston-Salem, NC  27104
March 16, 2018


Welcome to FCC Weekly News!
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In This Issue
Serving in Worship This Sunday
March 18, 2018


Elders:  Paul Gillespie & Julia Archer

Acolyte: Bailey Wishart
Deacons: Renee Stephen, Tom Glenn, Ginny Tussey

Worship Leader: Claudia Colter

Organist: Regina Pozzi
Preacher: Reverend Ken Massey
Sermon Title: "The Kingdom of Nonviolence" 

Scripture Reading: Matthew 11:7-19
Opportunities for Service and Fellowship

Sunday School              9:30 a.m.
Fellowship Time           10:30 a.m.    
                      Sunday Service             11:00 a.m.
   Board Meeting               12:00 p.m.


      CWF                3:00 p.m. (library)


Staff Meeting        10:00 a.m.  


Youth  Group         6:00 p.m.                      
 Choir Rehearsal        7:00 p.m. 


     Seed Swap           2:00 p.m.

This Sunday! 
 Board Meeting  right after church. All Board members please stay for an important meeting about the Transition Team report.

DWM/CWF Day Group

Come join us this Monday, March 19th, at 3:00 p.m. in the church library as Claudia Colter leads us in a study of the scripture from the book of Philippians.  We will be studying Philippians 4.  All church women are welcome!

Next Sunday! 
T he choir will inspire us with an Easter Cantata!

Saturday March 24th at 2:00 p.m. 

Come join us for our 1st seed swap at FCC in conjunction with Food Not Lawns Winston-Salem! Bring: seeds, containers to collect your seeds inside (envelopes, baggies, or containers), cash for the raffle and/or to donate for your seeds if you did not have any to contribute this year. 

Raffle Prizes:
Orange Blossom cake donated by: Marilyn Cardwell
A to Z salsa donated by: Revival Cultivation 
Fresh local eggs donated by: Revival Cultivation

Lenten Devotional Booklets are Available

Lenten devotionals are available outside the church office and in the Narthex. 
Mark your calendars for Maundy Thursday Service! 

March 29th  
Good Friday Day of Service

Be sure to sign up for a service project for Good Friday Day of Service.

There is a way everyone can help big and small! 

Signup sheets will be posted on the big bulletin board outside the church offices, outside the sanctuary or click  here to sign up online.  

Come join us March 31st starting at 9:00 a.m. for a Easter memorial service in the memory garden followed at 10:00 a.m. by the Blessing of the Animals and Easter Egg Hunt.

Youth Happenings!

In February, we learned about the importance of food in scripture and its impact on our spiritual and physical health. We also spent one evening working with New Communion to organize their shelves with a new batch of canned foods.

Our March theme will be Discipleship! Each week we will look at the story of one of the disciples and discuss how their successes (and shortcomings) can help us navigate our own call to discipleship in 2018.

I would also love for there to be more avenues of connection between the youth and the rest of FCC. One possibility for this is the implementation of Prayer Partners.

Any individual or family in the church willing to participate would "partner up" with a youth. Throughout the year, you can keep up to date with the student's prayer requests, and, in turn, they can pray for you and your family. If this is something that you would be interested in, or if you have questions/concerns about the idea, please email me at .

New Communion
In February we resumed our regular weekly distribution schedule, so check the bulletin board outside Taylor Hall for more information and ways to help.
This month we are starting to collect for Easter. Click the link  below in blue to see all of the Easter wants.
 Easter Wish List

Instead of the usual peanut butter and jelly we would love for you to consider sponsoring families. We will be doing   feast-meal boxes again and the boxes serve 10-12 and are $32.00 each box. 
Plans for an Easter event are in the works, so please be on the lookout for more information.
Peace and continued shared abundance into the new year,
Rev. Monica L. Banks, Rev. David Harrison Jr. and Paul Gillespie #sharedabundance #hungersucks #wearenewcommunion

Sunday Morning Doughnuts

Several different groups around the church have recommended that we give up Sunday morning doughnuts for Lent.  Members and classes are still invited to share other treats, but please no doughnuts.

Shout Out!
Nine of the ladies of the PINC Fellowship Group met on Thursday, February 15th for dinner and fellowship.  All contributed generously to donations for Senior Services and Samaritan Ministries.  Both services are always grateful for any assistance we can give to their work.  Thank you, girls!

Crisis Control Ministry
Crisis Control Ministry is requesting INSTANT POTATOES for the month of March.  This is a good staple and can be used in just about every meal.
One thing you m ight not realize is that with every item you bring to share, Crisis Control doesn't have to spend as much money to purchase food.  They can use their funds to help a person pay his rent, keep the electricity on in his house, purchase heating oil to keep warm, and even pay for expensive medications.  Their request is simple.  The need is great.  First Christian Church always responds.  Thank you!
Becky Minnix
Christian Action Ministry 

CDL Bus Driver Needed!!!

Are interested in getting your Class C CDL licence? 

Are you under the age of 72?

Would you like to help the church out occasionally driving the church bus? 

If you could answer yes these questions the church would love to help you get your CDL licence!

Click here for more info about the CDL licence and what you will need. 

Listen to Sermons Online

You can listen to Ken Massey's sermons online here: A big thanks to Andy Askew for recording the sermon audio every Sunday!
Samaritan Ministries

The shelter has a year-round list of needs that are always appreciated. They especially have shortages of men's deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, and socks.  Food items are canned meats and #10 size canned fruits, vegetables and applesauce. Please place your items next to the white bin in the foyer outside the office or in the church office.
Online Giving Options!

You will now be able to use your paypal account or credit card! Go to  and click on the donate or give with givelify button under the search bar on the right hand side of the website page. It will lead you to paypal or givelify's secure pages in order to give. It even gives you the option to enroll for monthly giving so you don't forget your offering! 

You can download either of the apps as well to your smart phone!