6th of November, 2020
Dear Friends,

Good day to you all!
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at church each & every week.

2320 Country Club Road
Winston Salem, NC 27104
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Opportunities for Fellowship & Service
Sunday Service - 11 a.m.
Sermon Text: Matthew 25:1-13 NRSV
Sermon Title: "Are You Ready?"
1 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; 4 but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5 As the bridegroom was delayed, all of them became drowsy and slept. 6 But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Look! Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ 7 Then all those bridesmaids got up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise replied, ‘No! there will not be enough for you and for us; you had better go to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’ 10 And while they went to buy it, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet; and the door was shut. 11 Later the other bridesmaids came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ 12 But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I do not know you.’ 13 Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.
Prelude    'Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus  by Kirkpatrick/Richardson

Opening    290  I Cannot Dance, O Love
1 I cannot dance, O Love, unless you lead me on.
I cannot leap in gladness unless you lift me up.
From love to love we circle, beyond all knowledge grow,
For when you lead we follow, to new worlds you can show.

2 Love is the music 'round us, we glide as birds in air,
entwining, soul and body, your wings hold us with care.
Your Spirit is the harpist and all your children sing;
her hands the currents 'round us, your love the golden strings.

3 O blessed Love, your circling unites us, God and soul.
From the beginning, your arms embrace and make us whole.
Hold us in steps of mercy from which you never part,
that we may know more fully the dances of your heart.

Special Music: "Spirit Of The Living God" by Daniel Iverson

Closing Music: "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning" vs1,2
1 Keep your lamps trimmed and burning,
keep your lamps trimmed and burning,
keep your lamps trimmed and burning,
for this work's almost done. 

2 It’s our faith makes us happy;
it’s our faith makes us happy;
it’s our faith makes us happy,
for this work's almost done. [Refrain]

Sisters, don’t grow weary,
brothers, don’t grow weary,
children, don’t grow weary,
for this work's almost done.

Postlude    Toccata  by Theodore Dubois
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

With the coming of Advent and Christmas, we begin to think of Poinsettias. The Worship Ministry would like to decorate our sanctuary with these beautiful plants for this special time of year.
We are giving you the opportunity to purchase these flowers in memory of a loved one or in honor of a friend or relative. The cost of each Poinsettia is $10.00. Please include payment with this form. 
Make checks payable to First Christian Church. Indicate on the check that the purpose is to purchase Poinsettia(s). They will be red Poinsettias and displayed in the Sanctuary Dec. 13th. Complete the form below then return the check and form to the church office or place it in the offering plate.
Please turn in your order by deadline date December 5th. 

Given By: ________________________________________________

Phone Number: ___________________________________________



Total # Ordered _________ Amt. Enclosed _____________________


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Fellowship on Zoom every Wednesday
November 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time

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Fall Progress at First Christian
Please send any pictures & articles to share the development of our North Carolina landscape. Be sure to make the articles short and concise. We will be sharing photographs taken in the garden and around the property, documenting the seasonal changes, constantly growing. To the ladies and gentlemen who take care of God's church, THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH.
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:

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 Family,
With thankful hearts, we welcome November! Our regular distributions will pause, as we gear up for our holiday meal distribution events. During this pandemic we have witnessed the staggering effects of hunger in our communities. This year, more than any in years past, we have a tremendous opportunity to continue to support our neighbors via our holiday meal distributions!

Mark your calendars for November 21st and December 19th. These will be community events where we distribute holiday meal boxes. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Pastor David or Paul! If you would like to give donations towards the feast meal, look for our donation envelopes on the welcome table in the lobby or visit our website and click the donate tab!

We continue to be grateful for all of your support and prayers! Please continue to bring your peanut butter and jelly. Share this good news of the gospel with your friends and coworkers. 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 us for more information.  
New Communion: David Harrison - info@newcommunion.org
Backpack program: Paul Gillespie - pgillespie@triad.rr.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.
Crisis Control Ministry
Hi, First Christian Family!

The November request from Crisis Control Ministry is “BAKING GOODS” MEANING THINGS YOU NEED FOR BAKING. Yum, that sounds so familiar. Every magazine you pick up or in your email account, you will see all the recipes that we are being tempted with. This is the time of year when we start to think about baking those cookies, cakes and pies we want our families to
enjoy as well as gifts for neighbors and friends. Well, let me tell you the ingredients that are necessary for those delightful and delicious items will cost all of us more this year. I was astounded when I saw the price of one box of brown sugar—double from last year!  Let’s all help Crisis Control Ministry meet the needs of their clients by giving those same things we purchase for ourselves this month to them. When you are at your local grocer, do what you can to help by selecting another bag of flour, sugar or anything else that might be needed. Sharing with others is so much a part of the holiday season. I know the gifts you share will “make” the holidays for others so very special and bright!

Becky Minnix
Volunteer – Christian Action
Prayer List
Church Members 
Hance, Charlie              
Hill, Candy
Law, Myrna
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, Andre - son of Tom Glenn
Hall, Bobby - friend of Drew Hill
Hudspeth, Judi - friend of FCC
Kennedy, Helen - mother of Anne Hodges
McKone, Mark & Matthew - husband & son of Kim Whitt McKone
Mr. Mark- friend of Linda Bierie
Moore, Sally - daughter of Martha Hutson
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

Military Service
Byerly, Jacob & all military-nephew of Paul & Patty Bierie
Brammer, Roger & family-friends of Brenda Smith
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.
2320 Country Club Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
(336) 722-2714