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 14, 2020

In This Issue
Opportunities for Service & Fellowship  

Topic: FCC Wednesday Fellowship Zoom Meeting
Time: Aug 19, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time

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Thank you,
Rev. David Harrison Jr.
Senior Pastor 

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,

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: Romans 11:1-2, 29-32 NRSV
Sermon Title: "As You Were"

I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. 
God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel?
29 for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. 30 Just as you were once disobedient to God but have now received mercy because of their disobedience, 31 so they have now been disobedient in order that, by the mercy shown to you, they too may now receive mercy. 
32 For God has imprisoned all in disobedience so that he may be merciful to all.

Prelude:            "My Shepherd, You  Supply My Need"   Arr. Stan Pethel

Hymns:             "Standing on the Promises"    #552

                          "Blessed Assurance"               #543

Special Music  "He Leadeth Me, O Blessed Thought" (harmonica & piano)

Find August'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, 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.

Please 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
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
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,
Mail to: P.O. Box 1568, Wilson NC 27894, (252) 291-4047
Crisis Control Ministry

Hello, everyone!  

Well, we turn another page on our calendar and this time it is August.  I don't know how many people still keep a "calendar" on their desk or one adhered to the refrigerator via a magnet.  Yes, I have a smart phone that will keep track of all those important dates but I still like to fill the spaces myself.  Actually, I like to do many things for myself.  One of the things that Ron and I taught Grant when he was younger was to be self-sufficient- to do things for yourself as long as you are able.  One of the things that is included in that definition is keeping food in your cupboard to feed your family.  For some that is an everyday thing but for others it is not possible for some reason.  Fortunately, our family has never experienced a lack of income that is necessary to purchase food.   We have always had electricity to help keep us warm and cool.  We have always had a secure place to live.  We have never had a medical prescription we couldn't fill at the pharmacy.   I realize every day that our family is in the minority and I am thankful every day.  Many people do not have these  luxuries.    This is where Crisis Control Ministry's food program that we participate in works and helps those who no longer can do it themselves.  With Covid now in our midst, this problem is seen by more families.  This month, Crisis Control Ministry is requesting COOKING OIL to place on their shelves and give away.  You might think that is  a strange item but think about all the things you use it for.  Please put a few small bottles in your shopping cart next time you shop.  The food we give frees up other monies for other necessities.  Please continue to help this Ministry as the needs of the people will always be with us.

Much love,
Becky Minnix
Christian Action Ministry

First Christian Friends,

First Christian Friends,

With thankful hearts, we welcome August!

We continue to be grateful for all of your support! Please continue to bring your peanut butter and jelly donations!  Feel free to leave any donations outside of the  office door of the church if someone is not in the office. 

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
Backpack program: Paul Gillespie
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: