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
~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.
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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,
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Blessings to you all as we navigate this season of life!
Check out October's Insight through our website!
Opportunities for Fellowship & Service
Sermon Text: Philippians 3:4-14 NRSV
Sermon Title: "Press On"
4 If anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless.
7 Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ.
8 More than that, I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but one that comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God based on faith.
10 I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the
sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death,
11 if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
12 Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.
Prelude Prelude on "Precious Name" Arr. by Rick Parks
Opening My Hope is Built vs. 1+2
1 My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus' blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly lean on Jesus' name.
On Christ the solid Rock I stand;
all other ground is sinking sand;
all other ground is sinking sand.
2 When darkness veils his lovely face,
I rest on his unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale
my anchor holds within the veil. [Refrain]
Special I Surrender All
Closing No, Not One! # 544, vs.1+3
1 There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus--
no, not one! no, not one!
None else could heal all our soul’s diseases--
no, not one! no, not one!
Jesus knows all about our struggles,
he will guide till the day is done;
there’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus--
no, not one! no, not one!
3 There’s not an hour that he is not near us,
no, not one! no, not one!
No night so dark but his love can cheer us,
no, not one! no, not one! [Refrain]
Postlude Built on a Rock Arr. by Gilbert Martin
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
Note from the Music Director
Is it a small step, or is it a big one?
New members are on our wish list!
Choir rehearsal will resume as soon as health officials deem it safe,
and our church board approves of it.
Fellowship on Zoom every Wednesday
October 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time
Please feel free to join us in fellowship on Wednesday Zoom Meetings
Meeting ID: 218 676 0899
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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.
Volunteer – Christian Action
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:
October 4 - World Communion Sunday
ARPR hosts Regional Gathering for Justice and Love with Communion (whether physical or virtual) and signing Dismantling Racism document.
We will gather (virtually if necessary, for COVID-19 concerns)
reflecting our three-strands.
We want all expressions present - CC (DOC); COC, DOC; and PDC.
We will invite the Regional Elders to be involved in helping with this
World Communion Sunday.
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
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
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Backpack program: Paul Gillespie - email@example.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.
Dixson, Bill & Patsy
Fox, Bob & Barbara
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
Hudspeth, Michael - son of Mary Hudspeth
Kennedy, Helen - mother of Anne Hodges
Mr. Mark- friend of Linda Bierie
Moore, Sally - daughter of Martha Hutson
Morgan, Louise - sister of Mary Hudspeth
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
Byerly, Jacob & all military-nephew of Paul & Patty Bierie
Brammer, Roger & family-friends of Brenda Smith
Chandler, Rev. Owen & family-friends of Ryan Thrasher & family
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.
CROP WALK – 2020
This year’s annual Crop Walk will be held as a virtual event on Sunday afternoon, October 18th. You can support the cause by going to www.cropwalkforsyth.org Once you get to this page, click on Register Online. This will take you to a new page where you “click here to register!” that is found in the Register Online steps. Now you will be on a page where you can scroll down and find a list of Top Teams where you can locate First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), click on our team and then you are able to join our team, which entitles you to a free t-shirt that we can pick up at Crisis Control, and you also will have the option to make an online contribution to help us reach our $1500.00 goal.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING us feed those in need!