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 21, 2020

In News This Week
Opportunities for Fellowship & Service

NEWS FLASH!
FCC TO RESUME 
SERVICES IN SANCTUARY 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.

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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: Psalm 138:1-8 NRSV
Sermon Title: "Soul Renewed"

I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;
    before the gods I sing your praise;
I bow down toward your holy temple
    and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness;
    for you have exalted your name and your word
    above everything.
On the day I called, you answered me,
    you increased my strength of soul.
All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O Lord,
    for they have heard the words of your mouth.
They shall sing of the ways of the Lord,
    for great is the glory of the Lord.
For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly;
    but the haughty he perceives from far away.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
    you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies;
you stretch out your hand,
    and your right hand delivers me.
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;
    your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
    Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Prelude               Praeludium  by Dietrich Buxtehude

Opening              # 6, vs.1+2 Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above

Sing praise to God who reigns above,
the God of all creation,
the God of power, the God of love,
the God of our salvation.
With healing balm my soul is filled
and every faithless murmur stilled:
to God all praise and glory!

Our God is never far away,
but through all grief distressing,
an ever present help and stay,
our peace and joy and blessing.
As with a mother's tender hand
God gently leads the chosen band;
to God all praise and glory!

Special Music     "And God Shall Wipe Away All Tears"
by Arthur Sullivan
                              Alicia Reid, soprano

Closing               # 528  Give Thanks

Give thanks with a grateful heart (with a grateful heart)
Give thanks to the Holy One (to the Holy One)
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son

And now let the weak say, "I am strong"
Let the poor say, "I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us"

And now let the weak say, "I am strong"
Let the poor say, "I am rich (I am rich)
Because of what the Lord has done for us"

Give thanks

Postlude             Improvisation

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
Fellowship on Zoom every Wednesday
Aug 26, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time

Please feel free to join us in fellowship on Wednesday Zoom Meetings
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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
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
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 newcommunionws@gmail.com
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.
Check out our website for more information: