Dear Friends,

Good day to you all!
Welcome to FCC Weekly News, 
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at church each & every week.
First Christian Church
2320 Country Club Rd
Winston-Salem, NC  27104
July 24, 2020

In This Issue
Opportunities for Service & Fellowship  

Topic: FCC Wednesday Fellowship Zoom Meeting
Time: Jul 29, 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 8:31-39 NRSV
Sermon Title: "Who and What"

31 What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 
32 He who did not withhold His own Son, but gave Him up for all of us, will He not with Him also give us everything else?  33  Who will bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies.  34  Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us.
  35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  36  As it is written,
"For your sake we are being killed all day long;  we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered."  37  No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  38  For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,  39  nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Prelude              Adagio  by Felix Mendelssohn

Opening            # 88, vs.1+2  All My Hope on God Is Founded

Closing             # 85, vs.1+4  Eternal Father, Strong to Save   

Find July'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.

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
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

We Welcome The Gift of a Baby Girl

Izryelle Nicole Ackerly was d elivered on
July 12th, 2020 at 3:09 a.m.
She will be called "Izzy."

Born 6 pounds and 9 ounces, 19.5 inches
to Mr. Chris & Mrs. Alyssa Ackerly
(the last couple to be wed by Rev. Bob Matthews)

Grandmother - Tiffany Bledsoe
Great Grandmother - Nola Mann
First Christian Friends,

With thankful hearts,
let us all welcome July!

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

We continue to be grateful for every bit of your support! Please keep bringing your peanut butter & jelly donations! Please leave any donations outside of the church's office if someone is not there.
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
Crisis Control Ministry

My Christian Friends!

Isn't it amazing how quickly the months pass when we are at home much of time?
Warm weather has arrived along with the higher  humidity. Some are taking trips to the mountains or the beach, trying to make life a little more like normal. 

"Normal" for some folks is already here.

Their cupboards are empty or hold very little to feed the family. Children are home from school... They are always hungry from playing outside and getting that much needed exercise. Crisis Control Ministry is requesting PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY for their food gift this month.  Yes, these are the same items that our church furnishes New Communion. Please don't forget one and give to the other.

When you are at the grocery, how about buying twice the amount because PB & J is a staple food in every household whether it be creamy or crunchy, jelly or jam. Everybody likes to see it in their kitchen!

Please place it at the double doors'  entrance where our mailbox is on the covered sidewalk parallel with FCC's parking lot. Mark it for CCM.  I don't know another church in our city that is as  generous as you. I thank you on behalf of so many!
Much love,
Becky Minnix
Christian Action Ministry

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: