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
August 28, 2020

In News This Week
Opportunities for Fellowship & Service

~THE GOOD NEWS~
FCC HAS RESUMED SUNDAY SERVICES
IN THE SANCTUARY
STARTED ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 23.

For details, please click on the following link:
https://youtu.be/QdFS0YCgjIw

THE SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO BE LIVE STREAMED ON YOUTUBE. See instructions below.

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.

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

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.

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

Please stay in touch because we love to hear from you!
Blessings to you all as we navigate this season of life!
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Find September's Insight through our website on the 1st!
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: Matthew 16:21-28 NRSV
Sermon Title: "Something in the way"

21 From that time on, Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.
22 And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him,
saying, "God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to you."
23 But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan!
You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind NOT on divine things but on human things."
24 Then Jesus told His disciples, "If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 
25 For those who want to save their life will lose it,
and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.
26 For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life?
Or what will they give in return for their life?
27 "For the Son of Man is to come with His angels in the glory of His Father, and then He will repay everyone for what has been done.
28 Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death
before they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom."

PRAISE & WORSHIP

Prelude                 Improvisation "Intrada"

Opening                Jesus in the Morning, vs. 1-4

Closing                 As the Deer, vs. 1+2

Postlude               Fugue  by Dietrich Buxtehude

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.
"The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.
On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
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?
I am excited to announce that hand bell rehearsal will start again on Sunday, September 13th, right after the service.
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

September 2nd, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time

Please feel free to join us in fellowship on Wednesday Zoom Meetings
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Crisis Control Ministry

Hi, First Christian Family!
 
The month is September. On one of our low-humidity days soon, go outside and take a deep breath of the September air and you will know that Summer is inching away and Fall will be here You will also be reminded that in the new season, we will be wanting foods that are totally comfort and warming.

CRISIS CONTROL MINISTRY has asked that PASTA be the collected item for the month. Years ago as a child, I thought pasta was elbow macaroni and thin spaghetti. Friends, not so today! A pasta dish is a good way to feed several people and stretch the food budget at the same time. When you are at your local grocery,
be amazed and look at all the different varieties that are available now,
and purchase several packages for those less fortunate. 

As always, you will be richly blessed!

Much love,
Becky Minnix
Christian Action Ministry
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
First Christian Friends,

With thankful hearts, we welcome September!
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 contact Paul or David for more information.  
New Communion: David Harrison - info@newcommunion.org
Backpack program: Paul Gillespie - pgillespie@triad.rr.com
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.
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
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
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