First Christian Church Weekly Newsletter
Friday, October 1st of 2021
Dear Friends,

Welcome to FCC Weekly News, 
your electronic source for what is happening 
at God's church each & every week.

2320 Country Club Road
Winston Salem, NC 27104
Office: (336) 722-2714

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Opportunities for Fellowship & Service
~11am Sunday Service~

Sermon Text: Psalm 107:1
Sermon Title: "Forever"
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures forever.

Scripture Reader: Ashton Harrison
Praise & Worship

Prelude: "Improvisation"

Opening Hymn: "O,Magnify The Lord"

O, magnify the Lord
For He is worthy to be praised x2

Hosannah, blessed be the rock
Blessed be the rock of my salvation x2

Special Music: "Give Thanks"

Closing Hymn: "Because He Lives” #562 refrain only


Because he lives I can face tomorrow
Because he lives all fear is gone
Because I know, I know he holds the future
And life is worth the living just because he lives

Postlude: "Improvisation"

Praise and Worship Leaders: Alicia Reid, Dee Dee Burnett and David Alford

- Join Us For Noonday Prayer on Wednesday -
View our Pastor's Wednesday Midweek Reflection
on First Christian Winston Salem YouTube channel

The shelter has a year-round
list of needs that are always appreciated!

They're especially short on men's deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors & socks. Food items: canned meats, #10-size canned fruits/vegetables & applesauce.

Please sit your donations under the shelter, next to FCC's parking lot,
at the set of double doors with a mailbox.

Proverbs 31:8-9
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy.
First Christian Friends,
With thankful hearts, we welcome October!

Thank you so much for your showing of love and generosity, whether it be through monetary donations or donation of time and talent, that made this year a success thus far. All of your efforts and thoughtfulness are sincerely appreciated! 

If you would like to volunteer please contact Paul or Pastor David. For more information on our distribution schedule, visit   

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!

Peace and continued shared abundance,
Rev. David Harrison Jr. and Paul Gillespie 
#sharedabundance #hungersucks

A special word of thanks to all of our volunteers!

New Communion: David Harrison -
Backpack program: Paul Gillespie -
Christian Action Ministry

Hello Fellow Christians!

Good afternoon, First Christian! Today is a beautiful day! I have just walked back into our house from standing in the warm sunshine for a few minutes. It is the second full day of Fall and I still have Lantana blooming along with geraniums! In my kitchen, I have all the ingredients to make Ron his “one real meal of the week” that I promised him at Christmas one year. However, there are so many people, who live right her in Forsyth County, who cannot say that. One of the most important things today for me “to be happy about” is the fact I have everything I need in my kitchen to make that “real meal”.
Putting a meal together is not difficult, but for some, it is very difficult. Cupboards are bare all across our area and folks are hungry. The item Crisis Control Ministry has chosen for the month of October is APPLESAUCE. This item can be eaten alone as a needed fruit. It can be used in baked goods and so many other things. Small containers can be included in “take-along” lunches for children and adults. Why not visit your favorite grocer and gather containers of APPLESAUCE you would like to give to those folks who might not have “all the ingredients”! You will be blessed many times over.
CCM does request no glass jars for the APPLESAUCE. Glass tends to break.
Becky Minnix
Christian Action-Community Ministry
October Birthdays
1- Jennifer Mabe
11- Gabriella Pruitt
13- Warren Hodges
14- David Wommack
16- Diane Madison
17- B.J. Carmichael
19- Pat Grubbs & First Lady Renee Harrison
24- Bailey Wishart
28- Tom Tart

 Children’s Sabbath 

Children’s Sabbath is a time when all faiths grow in the awareness of the state of children and families in our city and our country. The date and theme is set by the Children’s Defense Fund. This year’s date is October 17th, and the theme is “Where Does It Hurt?” The beautiful banners hanging in our church show the vision of this organization which serves as a voice for poor children, children of different races and ethnicity, children with disabilities, and even babies.

Our scriptures explain teachings that call us to nurture and protect children. Here at First Christian Church, we do amazing things for children in our ministries with Crisis Control, New Communion, Creative Palooza, Crop Walk, the Backpack program, and helping needy students and families at South Fork Elementary. 

There is no easy solution to poverty and the needs of children in their various settings, but every little thing done is a sure way to help. This year, please help fill the boat in our sanctuary with supplies for Newborns in Need, a national organization that provides care necessities to agencies and hospitals serving premature, ill, or impoverished babies. The local chapter serves our local hospitals and agencies working with low-income families or expectant moms with high-risk pregnancies. They also help provide pack’n plays to moms in need through the local health department and Novant Health Today's Woman so newborns have a safe sleep environment.

Your gifts will help some of our most vulnerable.

Wish List 
Burp Cloths
Hygiene products 
Soft toys
We have a wonderful opportunity to continue “Putting Faith Into Action,” by supporting our homeless community in downtown Winston Salem on October 3rd immediately after our Sunday service. We will provide non-perishable food items at The Dwelling Church which is located at 520 N.Spring St. 27101. Please wear your FCC Shirts!
Crafters Take Note!!
First Christian Church is going to have a craft fair again this year after taking a year off
because of Covid last year. The FCC Craft Fair will be October 16th
The booth size will again be 9ft. x 9ft. and the cost of a space is $35.
There will be 6 and 8 foot tables available to rent for $5 each if needed.
There will be both inside and outside spaces.
The inside spaces are on a first come first serve basis,
so if you are interested in participating and want an inside space
then you need to be applying.
If you need more information and/or
an application contact Judy Gillespie.
Start crafting and be a part of this fun day!

Judy Gillespie
(336) 817-3403
We're participating in the 2021 CROP Hunger Walk to support CWS and help families who are struggling with hunger. We're asking you to join us - with your steps and your donations - to provide more meals for the growing number of people in our community who need them, and greater food security in communities around the world.
We will leave from the church parking lot at 2pm on October 17th!

Refreshments on-site from Tumbleweed Coffee Cafe!
The October meeting of Forsyth County Community Gardens will be held on Thursday, October 28th from 5:30-7pm. We will meet on the patio facing Bitting Road.
Cameron Waters will give brief program updates, and we will have an informational program. A garden tour will follow.
Please wear comfortable clothes, wear a mask, bring a chair if you have one and a water bottle. In case of bad weather, We will go inside Taylor Hall.
You can forward the meeting information to those interested in gardening and community members.
Pam Bowen
Pledge Cards for 2022 have been mailed out! Please return all pledge cards before Consecration Sunday on October 31st! As we continue to be good stewards over what God has entrusted into our hands, as we strive to do the work of ministry, and continue "Putting Faith Into Action!"
Grow. Serve. Give.
Please find the prayer list below,
and remember to keep our church family in your prayers.

Philippians 4:6-7  “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Prayer List

Church Members
Bierie, Patty

Butler, Dale & Jackie

Hill, Candy

Seller, Sandra

Stephen, Walker
Home-bound Members                      
Fox, Bob & Barbara          

Gillespie, Joan            

Morris, Lou           

Taylor, Frances        

Tesh, Peggy

Ward, Lois
Friends & Family of Members

The Bowen's niece, Mandy

Chrysson, Jeff - friend of The Munnells

Hudspeth, Judi - friend of FCC

Madison, Diane - prayer for friend

Patrum, Penny - friend of Kathy Sink

Military Service
Brammer, Roger & family-friends of Brenda Smith

Byerly, Jacob & all military-nephew of Paul & Patty Bierie

Hance, Drew-nephew of Charlie & Connie Hance