First Christian Church
2320 Country Club Rd
Winston-Salem, NC  27104
February 7, 2020

Good day to you all & welcome to 
FCC Weekly News, 
your electronic source for what is happening 
at church each & every week.

In This Issue
Serving in Worship This Sunday
February 9, 2020

Pastor:   David Harrison Jr.

Acolyte: Bailey Wishart

Elders: Becky Minnix and Brenda Smith

Deacons: Renee Stephen, Tom, Tracy and Denise Glenn

Worship Leader: Judy Gillespie

Director of Music Ministries: Regina Pozzi
Opportunities for Service & Fellowship

Sunday School                        9:30 a.m.      
Fellowship T ime                   10:30 a.m.    
Sunday Service                     11:00 a.m.
Youth                                       5:30 p.m.

Men's Lunch Bunch             11:00 a.m.
@ Clemmons Kitchen

Noon Bible Study                  12:00 p.m.

Community Concerts

First Christian Church presents 
The Shepherd's Center Singers with  "An Afternoon of Song"

THIS Sunday, February 9th at 4 p.m.

Music by various composers and of various styles.

Director: Carmina Jenks

Accompanist: Joel Everett

~Free Admission~

Love Offering will be taken for the Shepherd's Center.

Everybody is invited to the reception.

Hello all and Happy February -
In January, we had a great time studying the histories of popular hymns and we even wrote a hymn of our own! 
We know that the forty days of Lent are a time when we
prepare our hearts for Easter, but what should we do in the days leading up to Ash Wednesday on February 26th? How do we prepare our hearts and minds for the Lenten season?
On  Feb 2 , we will see how gratitude  generates the
energy we need to prepare our hearts for change.
The story of a man healed from a skin disease will guide us this week (Luke 17:12-19.)
On  Feb 9,  we will talk about how Lent is not just an
individual journey, it's a  communal  one. Who will we invite to join us in this season of growth and renewal? Hebrews 10:24-25 will guide our lesson this week. 
On  Feb 16 , we will create a map of where we spend our  energy  each day. How much of that energy is spent on things that glorify God? How much of our energy do we spend on things that are life-draining?
Isaiah 40:28-31 is our guide this week.
Finally, on  Feb 23 , we will  prayerfully  make decisions about what we will do to renew our relationship with God during Lent. The Creation story in Genesis 2 will be our guide for this week.  

Crisis Control Ministry

My good friends!

Crisis Control Ministry was started in 1973 by a few churches, our First Christian being one, to provide food and other survival needs to families in difficult situations. We as a church have supported this Ministry every year since with donations of food and other items as well as it being a "line-item" in our budgets.
This month Crisis Control Ministry is asking that we donate BEEF STEW to fill their shelves.

When we give food, it allows the Ministry to use their funds to  supply needed prescriptions, supply a heat source, or keep a family in their home. You have been so supportive over the years and I thank you on behalf of all those families served. Purchase your gift this month and place it in the white container in the office wing. Your help is needed!

Becky Minnix, Christian Action Ministry

"She did it!"

Emily Elizabeth Madison-Cooper
Class of 2019
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
BS in Marine Biology

She is currently at home in Wilmington
with her sweet dog, Ophie,
checking out Graduate programs
and working part-time.
DWM/CWF Day Group

The CWF will meet on Monday, February 17th, at 3:00 pm in the library. 
Our "Bad Girl of the Bible this month is Michal, Saul's Daughter. 
The lesson comes from 1 Samuel 18:20, 25-19:17; 2 Samuel 3; and 2 Samuel 6.
All women are welcome to join us!

The women of FCC, Winston-Salem, 
will be hosting the DWM/CWF of the  central  district DOC churches 
on February 29, 2020 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

The DMW/CWF will be sponsoring   a luncheon and book discussion. 
We will have soup & desserts.

We will enjoy fellowship and a lively discussion of Mary Ann Williamson's book "The Gift of Change".

Claudia has copies of the book available for purchase for $7.50 .

As members of First Christian, our registration will be $5.00.
Non-members registration will be $15.
Listen to Sermons Online

You can listen to sermons online here: A big thanks to Andy Askew for recording the sermon audio every Sunday!
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 place your items next to the white bin in the foyer outside the office or in the church office.
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: