First Christian Church
2320 Country Club Rd
Winston-Salem, NC  27104
May 22, 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

~Wishing you a peaceful & blessed Memorial Day~
This is how we know what love is,
Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. 

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. -  1 John 3:16
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

Sermon Text: Psalm 47
Sermon Title: "Power in Praise"

1 Clap your hands, all you peoples;
shout to God with loud songs of joy.
2 For the Lord, the Most High, is awesome,
a great king over all the earth.
3 He subdued peoples under us,
and nations under our feet.
4 He chose our heritage for us,
the pride of Jacob whom he loves.
5 God has gone up with a shout,
the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.
6 Sing praises to God, sing praises;
sing praises to our King, sing praises.
7 For God is the king of all the earth;
sing praises with a psalm.
8 God is king over the nations;
God sits on His holy throne.
9 The princes of the peoples gather
as the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
He is highly exalted.

Prelude Music
"Praise the Lord Who Reigns Above"  Arr. by Mary McDonald

You can find May's Insight on our website!

 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!
Sunday School via Facebook

A quick live check-in at 2 p.m. each Sunday via Facebook messenger (if a new time and/or platform is decided on that will be shared). 

Any parent wishing for their child to participate, can simply search Facebook Messenger for "Linda French Bierie"  or call (336)416-5191 to be added to the group.

After the live chat, Linda will be sharing a video of the lesson for that Sunday.
She typically incorporates some type of craft using things most people have at home
or things you can easily print.
Youth Happenings

Hello all and Happy May - 

On May 31st, we will celebrate Pentecost, a holy day that recognizes the gift of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles. Because of this, we will spend each week in May learning about ways that the Holy Spirit helped guide the apostles during the early days of the church. We will also learn ways that we can let the Holy Spirit guide us in our own lives today.

May 3 - The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost Acts 2:1-13, 42-47
May 10 - Simon the Sorcerer Acts 8:9-25
May 17 - Saul's Conversion on the Road to Damascus Acts 9:1-19
May 24 - Conversion of Cornelius the Centurion Acts 10:24-48

Crisis Control Ministry

This is a difficult time in all our lives.  Most of us thought this  Pandemic could never happen right here in Forsyth County.  There are people without a job who might be waiting on unemployment benefits.  There are others who have a past-due notice from a utility company or a notice saying the rent is due.  For others, there  is very little food in the cupboard or a prescription is needed for a child.  Crisis Control Ministry is here to help but without our help, it is very limited.
We, as a church, have been participating in their  Food of the Month program for several years.  For the month of May, I am asking that you purchase FRUIT OR VEGETABLE JUICE  (NON-PERISHABLE.) Originally this item was TOILET PAPER but most suppliers have empty shelves.  Should the day come when it is plentiful again, and you would like to purchase it, great! Crisis Control Ministry (and I like to use the word "Ministry" because it truly is) helps many people with survival needs on any given day.  The days we are experiencing now are worse than many others.  Our church doors are still closed but they will open again soon.  Please purchase what you can, set it aside at home, and bring it to the church when we can freely return to the church and place it in the large, white box in the entry of the Education Wing.  

This action is very simple and together we can make a huge difference in someone else's life. 

I look forward to the day when we can see each other again.  
Until then, I pray we all stay safe and healthy.
Much love,
Becky Minnix
Christian Action Ministry

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: