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
June 12, 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,

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

We Welcome this Pentecost Season!

Sermon Text:  Matthew 9:35-38
Sermon Title: "The Call of Compassion"

35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness.  36  When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 
37 Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, 
but the laborers are few; 
38 therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest."

Sonata  K.87  by Domenico Scarlatti

Opening           # 467, vs.1+3    Fill the World With Love

Closing            #  461, vs.1+4   Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service

Find June'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.

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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.

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
Glenn, Tom              
Hance, Connie                 
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
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
Patrum, Penny - friend of Kathy Sink
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
Crisis Control Ministry

Well, the Summer season has officially started: Total is Memorial Day: I say
thank you to all who have served our country over the years.
Special days come and go, but hunger finds a place in every day. 
The month of June is designated for  CANNED MEATS, such as chicken, beef, tuna, Spam, Salmon,  as Crisis Control Ministry's food of the month. This is one of the more costly foods they choose, but this is very important to the well being of the recipients. Even though I have suggested a few, anything you want to add to that list is perfectly okay. 

Your faithfulness to continue with this project is overwhelming. 
Thank all of you so much!  Many people have food on their tables only because of your willingness to share. 

FCC will be opening as soon as July 19th, but please do not wait to bring those items you have been collecting. You can leave your donations under the shelter next to the FCC parking lot, at our double doors where the mailbox is located. 
The donations will be taken to the Ministry. God's blessings!
Much love,
Becky Minnix
Christian Action Ministry
First Christian Friends,

With thankful hearts, we welcome June!

We are happy to report that we are still in operation, in solidarity with our community, as we continue to provide food and other needs during this pandemic!

Also, during this time we have been able to partner with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Hope Truck of Winston Salem and Krankies Coffee,  to provide food for senior citizens in our community that are food insecure via a food prescription program. This is a new project and we hope to provide further updates as this initiative continues and develops. 

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! Donations can be brought to the church and left at the office door if the church is locked.

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 our double doors with the mailbox.
Giving Options

You will now be able to use your paypal account or credit card! Go to  and click on the donate or give with givelify button under the search bar on the right hand side of the website page. It will lead you to paypal or givelify's secure pages in order to give. It even gives you the option to enroll for monthly giving so you don't forget your offering! 

You can download either of the apps as well to your smart phone! 

Check out our website for more information: