23rd of October, 2020
Dear Friends,

Good day to you all!
Welcome to FCC Weekly News, 
your electronic source for what is happening 
at church each & every week.

2320 Country Club Road
Winston Salem, NC 27104
Office: (336) 722-2714
Email: admin@disciplesofchrist.com
Website: disicplesofchrist.com
~THE GOOD NEWS~
FCC HAS RESUMED SUNDAY SERVICES
IN THE SANCTUARY.
PLEASE COME INTO YOUR FATHER'S HOUSE & GROW AS ONE FAMILY
THE SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO BE LIVE STREAMED ON YOUTUBE.
See instructions below.

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you will receive notifications to your cell phone, if you opt for notifications,
when we are LIVE on Sunday Mornings at 11 a.m.
as well as any videos uploaded throughout the week.

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Under the search field, enter First Christian Church Winston Salem.

To listen to the online Sunday service via phone call, please dial the below conference call number and when prompted, enter in the provided conference code.

Conference Dial-in: 1 (971) 224-6579 
Conference Code: 836592

Please be reminded, that due to Covid-19 we will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates via this weekly email,
our YouTube channel, Website & Facebook.

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Please stay in touch because we love to hear from you!
Blessings to you all as we navigate this season of life!
Check out October's Insight through our website!
Opportunities for Fellowship & Service
P.I.N.K. Sunday Service - 11 a.m.
~show & share your support with some pink~
Sermon Text: Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 NRSV
Sermon Title: "Your Dwelling Place"
1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place
  in all generations.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth,
  or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
  from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

3 You turn us back to dust,
  and say, “Turn back, you mortals.”
4 For a thousand years in your sight
  are like yesterday when it is past,
  or like a watch in the night.

5 You sweep them away; they are like a dream,
  like grass that is renewed in the morning;
6 in the morning it flourishes and is renewed;
  in the evening it fades and withers.

13 Turn, O Lord! How long?
  Have compassion on your servants!
14 Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love,
  so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad as many days as you have afflicted us,
  and as many years as we have seen evil.
16 Let your work be manifest to your servants,
  and your glorious power to their children.
17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us,
  and prosper for us the work of our hands—
  O prosper the work of our hands!
PRAISE & WORSHIP
Prelude        God is so Good  arr. by James Biery (Rejoice Ringers)

Opening       285  How Lovely, Lord, How Lovely
1 How lovely, Lord, how lovely
is your abiding place,
my soul is longing, fainting,
to feast upon your grace.
The sparrow finds a shelter,
a place to build her nest;
and so your temple calls us
within its walls to rest.

2 In your blest courts to worship,
O God, a single day
is better than a thousand
if I from you should stray.
I'd rather keep the entrance
and claim you as my Lord
than revel in the riches
the ways of sin afford.

3 A sun and shield forever
are you, O Lord Most High;
you shower us with blessings;
no good will you deny.
The saints, your grace receiving,
from strength to strength shall go,
and from their life shall rivers
of blessing overflow.

Special Music   Breathe  by Michael W. Smith

Closing        458, vs.1+2  Ours the Journey
1 In the midst of new dimensions, in the face of changing ways, 
Who will lead the pilgrim peoples wandering in their separate ways?

2 Through the flood of starving people, warring factions and despair, 
Who will lift the olive branches? Who will light the flame of care?

Refrain: 
God of rainbow, fiery pillar, leading where the eagles soar,
We your people, ours the journey now and ever, now and ever, now and evermore.

Postlude       O God, Our Help in Ages Past  arr. by Rick Parks
Please find the prayer list below, and sincerely send prayers up
for ALL of God's creation.
Prayer is a weapon that has divine power to demolish strongholds.
4 "The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.
On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up
against the knowledge of God,
and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."
2 Corinthians 10: 4-5
Fellowship on Zoom every Wednesday
October 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time

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Fall Progress at First Christian
Please send any pictures & articles to share the development of our North Carolina landscape. Be sure to make the articles short and concise. We will be sharing photographs taken in the garden and around the property, documenting the seasonal changes, constantly growing. To the ladies and gentlemen who take care of God's church, THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH.
The Call to Action for Racial Equity and Justice for All!
Christian Church in NC: A Resilient Church with Liberating Unity!
Goal: To be the effective witness that Christ empowered us to be in dismantling systemic racism, creating equity, and advocating for reconciliation.
While we acknowledge those who have already begun conversations
around systemic racism and justice,
we want to encourage the 'next step' actions beyond conversations.

To aid in this quest for human liberation and justice,
the Anti-Racism and Pro-Reconciliation Commission (ARPR) will engage the Christian Church in NC as follows:

What's Next, Church?
After the World Communion Service, ARPR will evaluate and determine what's next as the region continues the work of becoming ONE body of Christ.

This is a movement, not a moment!
North Carolina Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
207 Tarboro Street NE, Wilson, NC 27894, ncdisciples.org
Mail to: P.O. Box 1568, Wilson NC 27894, (252) 291-4047
First Christian Friends,
With thankful hearts, we welcome October!
We are always grateful for your support!
Please continue to bring your peanut butter and jelly donations!
 
We ask for your prayers, as we continue to "put faith in action," through
the practice of shared abundance, with our neighbors in Winston Salem!
 
Help is always needed! Spiritually, physically and verbally.

Peace and continued shared abundance,
Rev. David Harrison Jr. and Paul Gillespie
 #sharedabundance #hungersucks

A special word of thanks to all of our volunteers! 
Without you, none of this would be possible!

If you would like to volunteer PLEASE DO contact us for more information.  
New Communion: David Harrison - info@newcommunion.org
Backpack program: Paul Gillespie - pgillespie@triad.rr.com
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 drop your donations off under the shelter,
next to FCC's parking lot, at the set of double doors with a mailbox.
Crisis Control Ministry
Hi, First Christian Family!

When the calendar turns to October, we automatically think of apples.
Doctors say they are good for us plus they taste good, too!
Crisis Control Ministry is thinking about them as well. The food item for the month of October is APPLESAUCE in PLASTIC CONTAINERS. This is a rather simple request, and it can be obtained at most stores that sell food. We are asked to purchase the ones in plastic containers because of possible breakage. You have been so kind this year in spite of the limitations the Pandemic has caused.

Ron always has a “trunk full” every time he delivers your purchases to Crisis Control and the Samaritan Inn. When I go with him to deliver, the volunteer asks where we are from. I am always proud to say “First Christian Church on Country Club.” The volunteer shakes their head and smiles in recognition because they know our church helps to put food on the tables of so many who can’t.
If you bring your donations by the church through the week, someone is usually in the office. Sunday mornings are great too. You can place your items where the display is inside at the front of the Sanctuary.

Becky Minnix
Volunteer – Christian Action
Prayer List
Church Members 
Hance, Charlie              
Hill, Candy
Law, Myrna
Stephen, Paula
Stephen, Walker
 
Home-bound Members
Brown, Leona                            
Davis, Colleen                       
Dixson, Bill & Patsy      
Fox, Bob & Barbara                  
Gillespie, Joan                       
Morris, Lou            
O'Linn, Karen           
Taylor, Frances               
Ward, Lois
 
Family and Friends of Members
Bodford, Angie - friend of Connie Hance
Bowen, Melodie - The Bowen's daughter
Bradford, Brook - friend of Amanda Askew
Brown, Jane Wommack - widow of John Brown
Carter, Kaye - daughter of BJ Carmichael
Cejka Jr., Joseph F. - father of Rev. L Higgins
Crist, Garry - friend of Anne Hodges
Gilbert, Georgia - Cheryl Askew's mother
Glenn, Andre - son of Tom Glenn
Hall, Bobby - friend of Drew Hill
Hudspeth, Judi - friend of FCC
Kennedy, Helen - mother of Anne Hodges
Mr. Mark- friend of Linda Bierie
Moore, Sally - daughter of Martha Hutson
New, Ron - brother of Sandra Sellers
Parvin, Bob & wife Debbie - former Interim Pastor
Patrum, Penny - friend of Kathy Sink
Pruett, John - our First Christian Church violinist
Pruitt, Elaine - her brother, Hugo passed
Tedder, Lisa - grandson Christian
Teer, Catherine - mother of Cathryn Teer-Hodge
Tuttle, Jamie - friend of Gina Pruitt
Sheehan, Susan - niece of Bob Parvin
Veschio, Ralph - father of Shellie Veschio
Veschio, Randy-brother of Shellie Veschio
Weidemann, Peg - mother of B. Weidemann
Williams Family - Friends of the Askews
Whitt, Kim McKone - daughter of Jerry Whitt, a previous Minister at FCC

Military Service
Byerly, Jacob & all military-nephew of Paul & Patty Bierie
Brammer, Roger & family-friends of Brenda Smith
Hance, Drew-nephew of Charlie & Connie Hance

One Nation Under God.
We pay our respects to the men and women,
along with their families, who sacrifice their freedom daily
to protect our country's freedom.
2320 Country Club Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
(336) 722-2714