First Christian Church
2320 Country Club Rd
Winston-Salem, NC  27104
December 14, 2018

Third Sunday in Advent
Christmas Cantata


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In This Issue
Serving in Worship This Sunday
December 16, 2018


Elders:  Beverly Brown and Marilyn Cardwell

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

Worship Leader: Renee Stephen

Lighting of the Advent Candle: Kaitlin Mundy and the Youth Group

Director of Music Ministries: Regina Pozzi

A Cantata for Christmas:  Sing Christmas, A Christmas Choral Experience

Composed and Arranged by: Joel Ramsey and Mary McDonald

Soloist: Alicia Reid

Speakers: Andy Askew and Shellie Veschio

Opportunities for Service and Fellowship

poinsettias delivered                                     10:00 a.m. 
Cocoa and Carol Practice (Taylor Hall)          1:00 p.m. 

    Sunday School                 9:30 a.m.   
Fellowship Time              10:30 a.m.    
                                   Sunday Service               11:00 a.m.
    Congregational Meeting            12:00 p.m. 
             Cocoa and Carols               4:00 p.m.


CWF Meeting                3:00 p.m. 


        Staff Meeting                      10:00 a.m.
 Lunch Bunch(All Men) (Clemmons Kitchen)   11:15 a.m.


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


  New Communion Event LaDeara Crest             4:00 p.m. 
Blue Christmas              6:00 p.m.




New Communion Santa Event (Hanes Memorial CME)    10:30 a.m.


~Poinsettias delivered December 15, 10 a.m.

~Congregational Meeting December 16, 12 p.m.

~Christmas Cantata December 16, 11 a.m. 

~Cocoa and Carols December 16, 4 p.m. (TIME CHANGE!)

~Blue Christmas December 20, 6 p.m. 

~ New Communion holiday dinner @ Le Deara Crest Community Center December 20, 4 p.m. (need volunteers)

~New Communion holiday event @ Hanes Memorial Church December 22, 10:30 a.m. (need volunteers)
~Sue Halford's retirement party January 6, 4 p.m. (NEW CHANGE!)

Congregational meeting December 16, immediately following the worship service. Please plan to attend this meeting at which we will vote on the revisions to our constitution and bylaws and the budget and slate of officers for 2019.  Please bring your copy of the proposals with you. 

In this season of giving let us remember our staff.   Please contribute to a love offering  to show our appreciation for their hard work on our behalf throughout this year. You may deliver your check, with "staff love offering" in the memo line, to the church office or place it in the offering plate by December 16.

Volunteer opportunities for New Communion

Monica and David need your help December 20th at La Deara Crest Community Center @ 4p.m. and December 22nd at Hanes Memorial Church @ 10:30 a.m. If you can help out please let either one of them know. 

1.Pick an angel.

2. Buy what is written on the angel. 

3. Return the bought item to the office area by December 16th, 2018.

4. Make someone's Christmas extra special! 
DWM/CWF Day Group 2018 Nut Sale

If you DID NOT place an order this year and wish to do so, contact FRANCES MURPHY, 336-724-2686, THRESA BRINN, 336-765-7715, or MARILYN CARDWELL, 336-722-7757.

Item      Price
Pecan Halves                                                                 $11.00
Pecan Pieces                                                                   11.00 SOLD OUT
Black Walnut Pieces                                                        11.00
Deluxe Mixed Nuts                                                           11.00
Pistachios                                                                         10.00
Almond Cranberry Granola Mix                                          8.50
Sweet and Salty Trail Mix                                                   9.00
Milk Chocolate Coated Giant Cashews                            11.00
Milk Chocolate Fruit & Nut (Bridge Mix)                             9.25
Milk Chocolate Coated Peanuts                                         8.50


New Communion

New Communion appreciates your generosity. Ways to give this holiday season besides just the normal peanut butter and jelly---donate $32.00 for meal boxes that feed 10 people using the envelope found inside the bulletin, Target gift cards, or items from our Amazon wish list (links to this list may be found in the Friday e-newsletter or on our Facebook Page).  You can also donate using PayPal (  Your donations of peanut butter and jelly can be left in the New Communion Box in the office wing entrance.

Youth Happenings!

We are planning for Cocoa and Carols on Dec. 16th at 4 pm. Our youth have been blessed with gifts of creativity and humor, and we hope to share those with you at this event. 
If you are interested in providing dinner for the youth, please email me at  or call (828) 713-2570.  

Kaitlin Mundy
Crisis Control Ministry

The Holidays are fast approaching.  One of the best things about this busy time of year is that our kitchens are filled with the good aromas coming from those cookies, cakes and other desserts we bake.  Crisis Control Ministry realizes this too. For the month of December, they are requesting BAKING SUPPLIES so their clients can also enjoy those same things. Fill your grocery cart with sugar, flour, cake mixes or anything else you might like to give and bring it to the church.  Place them in the white container in the Education
Foyer and we will deliver them. Your stockings will be filled with multiple blessings!

Becky Minnix
Christian Action 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 if you would like one emailed or mailed.

CDL Bus Driver Needed!!!

Would you be willing to help our youth by driving them occasionally to camp or other events?  

If you are under the age of 72 and willing to get a CDL to drive the bus, First Christian Church needs you! 

Click here for more info about the CDL license 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! 

Check out our website for more information:

Sermon Audios: You can listen to Ken Massey's sermons online here: