First Christian Church
2320 Country Club Rd
Winston-Salem, NC  27104
May 8, 2020
Good day to you all!
Welcome to  FCC Weekly News, 
your electronic source for what is happening 
at church each & every week.

In This Issue
Opportunities for Service & Fellowship

Sunday Service - 11 a.m.

Please join us as we participate in a live-stream service (see instructions below.) 
A recording will also be available afterward through our website, https://disciplesofchrist.com/

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

Sermon Text: Acts 3:1-10
Sermon Title: "All The People Saw"

One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, at three o'clock in the afternoon.  And a man lame from birth was being carried in. People would lay him daily at the gate of the temple called the Beautiful Gate so that he could ask for alms from those entering the temple.  When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked them for alms.  Peter looked intently at him, as did John, and said, "Look at us."  And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them.  But Peter said, "I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk."  And he took him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.  Jumping up, he stood and began to walk, and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.  All the people saw him walking and praising God,  10  and they recognized him as the one who used to sit and ask for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

Music
Prelude
"Today" by Randy Sparks
Andy Askew, harmonica and Regina Pozzi, piano

Closing  
#425 Let Us Break Bread Together (all  verses)
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You can find May's Insight on our website!

 Please be reminded, that due to Covid-19 and the current
"shelter in place" ordinance, all functions at  First Christian Church
are suspended until further notice.

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Blessings to you all as we navigate this season of life!
Youth Happenings

Hello all and Happy May - 

On May 31st, we will celebrate Pentecost, a holy day that recognizes the gift of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles. Because of this, we will spend each week in May learning about ways that the Holy Spirit helped guide the apostles during the early days of the church. We will also learn ways that we can let the Holy Spirit guide us in our own lives today.

May 3 - The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost Acts 2:1-13, 42-47
May 10 - Simon the Sorcerer Acts 8:9-25
May 17 - Saul's Conversion on the Road to Damascus Acts 9:1-19
May 24 - Conversion of Cornelius the Centurion Acts 10:24-48

Peace, 
Kaitlin
Crisis Control Ministry

This is a difficult time in all our lives.  Most of us thought this  Pandemic could never happen right here in Forsyth County.  There are people without a job who might be waiting on unemployment benefits.  There are others who have a past-due notice from a utility company or a notice saying the rent is due.  For others, there  is very little food in the cupboard or a prescription is needed for a child.  Crisis Control Ministry is here to help but without our help, it is very limited.
 
We, as a church, have been participating in their  Food of the Month program for several years.  For the month of May, I am asking that you purchase FRUIT OR VEGETABLE JUICE  (NON-PERISHABLE.) Originally this item was TOILET PAPER but most suppliers have empty shelves.  Should the day come when it is plentiful again, and you would like to purchase it, great! Crisis Control Ministry (and I like to use the word "Ministry" because it truly is) helps many people with survival needs on any given day.  The days we are experiencing now are worse than many others.  Our church doors are still closed but they will open again soon.  Please purchase what you can, set it aside at home, and bring it to the church when we can freely return to the church and place it in the large, white box in the entry of the Education Wing.  

This action is very simple and together we can make a huge difference in someone else's life. 

I look forward to the day when we can see each other again.  
Until then, I pray we all stay safe and healthy.
 
Much love,
Becky Minnix
Christian Action Ministry
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.
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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