First Christian Church
2320 Country Club Rd
Winston-Salem, NC  27104
May 3, 2019
 
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In This Issue
Serving in Worship This Sunday
May 5, 2019

 11am  

Senior Pastor: Rev. David Harrison

Acolyte: Hannah Harrison

Elders: Julia Archer and Marilyn Cardwell
 
Deacons: Lindsay Haddock, Asa Haddock and Ron Minnix

Worship Leader: Cheryl Askew

Director of Music Ministries: Regina Pozzi

Harmonica: Andy Askew
Opportunities for Service and Fellowship

SUNDAY
 
Sunday School                     9:30 a.m.       Fellowship Time                10:30 a.m.    
                               Sunday Service                  11:00 a.m.

TUESDAY

        Staff Meeting                 1:00 p.m.           
Lunch Bunch (Clemmons Kitchen)       11:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY

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

                      FRIDAY

Farmers' Market       3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS  

~May 5 Alyssa Bledsoe's wedding shower 12pm
 
Wedding Shower for Alyssa Bledsoe this Sunday, May 5th  right after service. Alyssa is not registered and could use house related things like linens (queen size), towels, picture frames, bathroom sets, any home decor, or a gift card! 
We want to wish them well in their new marriage!


PINC

To those interested in renewing our PINC (Partners In Christ) meetings, please respond in an e-Mail. In your answer, please relate the following answers:
  1. Your level of interest
  2. Evenings that you Cannot meet
  3. Types of activities that interest you
Our goal is to meet together and get to know each other in a more personal way. In sharing various activities, I think we accomplish that in a very Christ-like way.

In the past in addition to opening devotionals (when appropriate) we have performed several service projects - Valentine and Easter Baskets for seniors, Preparation of eggs for our Easter egg hunt,and help with fund-raising projects of the church. In addition we have prepared items for sale to raise funds and had sale of donated items.
We have also participated in fun activities such as movies, bowling, art and wine parties, and dinners out   We also had interesting speakers for our meetings as well as instructors for arts and crafts projects.

Your response to this message is important in deciding the future of PINC.

Janice Taylor
taylormarlene911@gmail.com


Five Points Farmers' Market

On every  Friday through the summer First Christian Church is hosting a Farmers' market in the parking lot from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm and will be inviting craft vendors on the last Friday of every month. If you or someone you know is interested in 
becoming a vendor or sponsor please email Alanna Harris 
at alannagrace11@gmail.com for more information. 
Proceeds will go to the church.
Attendance for Worship Service

You will find a black book for members and visitors alike to sign.  Please complete your information and pass it along to the person next to you.  If you are the last person to sign the book on the row, pass it back to the beginning.  The first person who signed will remove the sheet and place it in the offering plate .


Youth Happenings

Hello everyone and Happy May! Our theme for this past month was Awareness April, during which we reflected on Christ's responses to concerns faced by young people around the globe. This included mental health, hunger, poverty, family separation, and violence. We used passages from Isaiah and Mark to guide these meditations and inform our own responses.

This month's theme is Miraculous May. During the first four weeks, we will focus on one miracle from each of the gospels: The calming of the storm (Matt. 8:23-27), the casting out of an unclean spirit (Mark 1:23-28), the healing of a faithful woman (Luke 8:43-48), and the opening of the eyes of a man born blind (John 9). During the fifth week, we will focus on modern-day miracles, and examine how we can use the example of Jesus and the faith of those in the gospels to inform our own response to and awareness of miracles in our everyday lives.

The youth group will also head to an escape room Friday, May 10th! If you are interested in chaperoning this awesome fellowship event, let Kaitlin know!

Thank you so much to everyone who has provided meals for the youth during the month of April. If you are interested in providing a meal for the youth on Wednesday nights or if you have any questions about other ways you can get involved with the youth group, contact Kaitlin at (828) 713-2570.

Peace,
Kaitlin 



Crisis Control Ministry
Crisis Control Ministry's food pantry is in need of CRACKERS for the month of May. 
In the grocery store it seems like the 
cracker aisle is here-a-cracker, 
there-a-cracker, everywhere a 
cracker-cracker. Any kind of cracker will do! A box of crackers may seem like a small request, but think of how many times you eat a cracker. A cracker is a great side item for a salad or a cup of soup and a cracker or two, often keep the "hungries" away. Bring what you can to share. I have said many times, the more we share, Crisis Control Ministry can use their funds to help with other life-sustaining needs. We all feel blessed when we share with others.
 
Becky Minnix, 
Missions Ministry
Pledge Cards

If you didn't turn in your pledge card and need one you may print one off  HERE , find one on the table in the sanctuary, see Alanna in the church office, or send an email to churchonedoc1@gmail.com if you would like one emailed or mailed.

Listen to Sermons Online

You can listen to sermons online here: www.sermoncloud.com/firstchristian. 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 
http://disciplesofchrist.com/  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! 


 
            
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