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First Christian Church
2320 Country Club Rd
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: Isaiah 55:10-13 NRSV
Sermon Title: "God's Word"
10 For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
and do not return there until they have watered the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
12 For you shall go out in joy,
and be led back in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall burst into song,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall
come up the cypress;
instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle;
and it shall be to the Lord for a memorial,
for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
Opening # 322, vs. 1+2 O Word of God Incarnate
Closing # 688, vs. 1+4 When, in Awe of God's Creation
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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!
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
- son of Tom Glenn
Hall, Bobby - friend of Drew Hill
Hill, Christine - friend of Kathy Sink
Hudspeth, Judi - friend of FCC
Hudspeth, Michael - son of Mary Hudspeth
Kennedy, Helen - mother of Anne Hodges
Ludwig, Taylor - in law of Regina Pozzi
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
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
Stilley Family - friends of Kathy Sink
Veschio, Ralph - father of Shellie Veschio
Veschio, Randy-brother of Shellie Veschio
Weidemann, Peg - mother of B. Weidemann
Williams Family- Friends of the Askews
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
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:
ARPR will work with District leaders to discern potential lead congregations to host conversations with other congregations.
During July, we will organize and set the date for the event, which might need to be a virtual event or free conference call in 2020. One ARPR member will schedule to be present at each gathering.
July 1 - August 1
ARPR will receive CCNC Reconciliation Grant applications. Churches may write grant proposals about a ministry initiative that prepares leadership for ministry that nurtures and promotes racial equity and moves the church beyond the current context.
Applications will be available by contacting ARPR@ncdisciples.org .
The General Church Disciples Home Missions
Pro-Reconciliation/Anti- Racism Team has recently announced the Rev. Ernest J. Newborn, Sr. Legacy grant program. This grant program intends to provide seed funds for small racial reconciliation and anti-racism projects that address structural barriers for people of color to fully thrive in the communities where they live. Projects awarded by this program are short-term, achievable, and accountable to the communities the award will benefit. Applications beginning June 15, 2020 and ongoing through 2020.
For more information, see https://reconciliationministry.org/ 2020/1391/ .You can read more about DHM Reconciliation Ministry efforts and locate their contact information at https://www.discipleshomemissions. org/missions-advocacy/pro- reconciliationanti-racism/
July 25, 10 am - 11:30 & July 31, 7 pm - 8:30
ARPR invites members of all Disciples congregations to attend this Racial Equity Orientation. (The same introductory class is offered on two different days to meet the needs of the region.) This is a 90 minute conversational workshop led by skilled trainers to help individuals unpack and understand vocabulary. Justice, equality, equity, unity, uniformity, bigotry, racism-what do these words mean? The cost is free, but registration is required. Registration is open from June 29- July 19. Please watch your email for more information.
August 15 - December 31, 2020
1. ARPR awards Reconciliation Grants on August 15 and projects are underway through the remainder of the year. Congregations will share invitations for events and information about outcomes with the region.
2. ARPR anticipates and
welcomes the Historical Review of CC (DOC); COC, DOC; and
PDC in NC. The region's Historical Task Force offers opportunities for congregations to revisit our history because we have always been one Disciples movement under our one Lord serving God's people. While we might have walked parallel paths that often linked at various intersections, now our paths are merging. The historical review
will show us how much better we would be if we journey together.
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
First Christian Friends,
With thankful hearts,
let us all welcome July!
We are happy to report that we're still in operation, in solidarity with our community,
as we have provided food and other needs during this pandemic!
We continue to be grateful for every bit of your support! Please keep bringing your peanut butter & jelly donations! Please leave any donations outside of the church's office if someone is not there.
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!
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 contact Paul or David for more information.
New Communion: David Harrison email@example.com
Backpack program: Paul Gillespie firstname.lastname@example.org
Crisis Control Ministry
My Christian Friends!
Isn't it amazing how quickly the months pass when we are at home much of time?
Warm weather has arrived along with the higher
humidity. Some are taking trips to the mountains or the beach, trying to make life a little more like normal.
"Normal" for some folks is already here.
Their cupboards are empty or hold very little to feed the family. Children are home from school... They are always hungry from playing outside and getting that much needed exercise. Crisis Control Ministry is requesting PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY for their food gift this month.
Yes, these are the same items that our church furnishes New Communion. Please don't forget one and give to the other.
When you are at the grocery, how about buying twice the amount because PB & J is a staple food in every household whether it be creamy or crunchy, jelly or jam. Everybody likes to see it in their kitchen!
Please place it at the double doors'
entrance where our mailbox is on the covered sidewalk parallel with FCC's parking lot.
Mark it for CCM.
I don't know another church in our city that is as
generous as you. I thank you on behalf of so many!
Christian Action Ministry
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.
Check out our website for more information: