Dear Friends,

Good day to you all!
Welcome to FCC Weekly News, 
your electronic source for what is happening 
at church each & every week.
First Christian Church
2320 Country Club Rd
Winston-Salem, NC  27104
July 10, 2020

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: 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.

Prelude       Improvisation

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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Find July's Insight through our website on the 1st!

 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.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates via the weekly email, our YouTube channel, Website and via Facebook.

If you haven't already, like us on Facebook!

To access First Christian's  YouTube channel,
Click on the YouTube tab.
Next, click on the "subscribe" hyperlink,
and it will take you directly to the church's  YouTube channel.

Our Channel can also be found by going to www.youtube.com, and under the search field enter First Christian Church Winston Salem.

By subscribing to the Youtube channel,
you will receive  notifications  when we are LIVE
on Sunday Mornings  at 11 a.m.
as well as any videos uploaded  throughout  the week.

Stay in touch because we love to hear from you!
Blessings to you all as we navigate this season of life!
Prayer List

Church Members  
Hance, Charlie                           
Hill, Candy
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, André - 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
 
Military Service
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

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
 #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 contact Paul or David for more information.  
New Communion: David Harrison newcommunionws@gmail.com
Backpack program: Paul Gillespie pgillespie@triad.rr.com
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!
 
Much love,
Becky Minnix
Christian Action Ministry

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 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: