28th of May, 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
Website: disicplesofchrist.com
Office: (336) 722-2714
Email: admin@disciplesofchrist.com

The church will be closed in reverence to Memorial Day, on May 31st.
SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO BE LIVE STREAMED
--ON YOUTUBE--
AS WELL AS IN-PERSON FOLLOWING ALL GUIDELINES.
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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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Find May's Insight through FCC's website!
Opportunities for Fellowship & Service
~11am Sunday Service~

Sermon Text: Romans 8:12-17 NRSV
Sermon Title: "Live by, Led by"
12 So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— 13 for if you live according to the flesh, you will die;
but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear,
but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!”
16 it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
17 and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if,
in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.
Praise & Worship

Prelude:
"Cornet Voluntary" by Anonymous 18th Century

Opening Hymn:
 # 494 They'll Know We Are Christians

1.We are one in the Spirit
We are one in the Lord
We are one in the Spirit
We are one in the Lord
And we pray that all unity
May one day be restored

Refrain:
And they'll know we are Christians
By our love by our love
Yes they'll know we are Christians
By our love

2. We will walk with each other
We will walk hand in hand
We will walk with each other
We will walk hand in hand
And together we'll spread the news
That God is in our land (Refrain)

3. We will work with each other
We will work side by side
We will work with each other
We will work side by side
And we'll guard one's dignity
And save each one's pride (Refrain)

4.All praise to the Father
From whom all things come
And all praise to
Christ Jesus God's only Son
And all praise to
The Spirit who makes us one (Refrain)

Special Music:
#491 "As Grain on Scattered Hillsides"

Closing Hymn:
#352 "Spirit Song"

1 O let the Son of God enfold you
with His Spirit and His love.
Let him fill your heart and satisfy your soul.
O let him have the things that hold you,
and his Spirit like a dove
will descend upon your life and make you whole.

Refrain:
Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs.
Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs.

2 O come and sing this song with gladness
as your hearts are filled with joy.
Lift your hands in sweet surrender to his name.
O give him all your tears and sadness;
give him all your years of pain,
and you'll enter into life in Jesus' name. (Refrain)

Postlude: "Toccata" by J.L. Krebs

Please find the prayer list below,
and genuinely pray for ALL of God's creation.

PRAYER HAS DIVINE POWER TO DEMOLISH STRONGHOLDS.

"4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.
On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
5 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
Church World Service Hygiene Kits
 
Last year FCC put together 33 hygiene kits and delivered them in August to Church World Service to be used to help families following natural disasters.
In the past year they distributed over 27,000 of these kits, most recently 2000 to Texas in response to damaging winter weather, and 1500 to Alabama after recent tornados. We have been asked to help replenish their supply again this year.
We already have on hand all the band-aids, combs and toothbrushes that we need.
 
Items that we do need contributed are as follows:
-One washcloth
-One bath size bar of soap in the original package
-One fingernail or toenail clipper removed from package (either is accepted)
-One hand towel measuring approximately 15”x28” to 16”x32”
 (no fingertip, bath, dish towel, or micro-fiber)
 
We will be assembling these in gallon Ziploc bags on Saturday morning,
May 29th to be delivered to Church World Service the first week of June.
You can help by bringing any of the above items to the church during May,
or on the 29th, if you wish to help us assemble the kits.

Can we surpass last year’s total of 33?
Christian Action Ministry
 
Hi, Christian Friends!

Over the last several months, I have asked you to bring a designated food for sharing with the people that Crisis Control Ministry serves, who need extra food for their families. You have done an OUTSTANDING job. You might wonder if those served receive food stamps, which is now identified as the SNAP program (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program.) A good number do receive this assistance. The key word in that program is “Nutritional” which means food
is the only item that can be purchased however all of us know paper products are very expensive and very important to our households.

The May request from Crisis Control Ministry is “TOILET PAPER.”
I ask that you continue to serve the residents of Forsyth County, who are in need, and purchase TOILET PAPER when at your grocer.
 
Anything we do in service to others is truly blessed.

Becky Minnix                            
Christian Action Community Ministry
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on our ("First Christian Winston Salem") YouTube channel,
& please join in Fellowship on Zoom
~ every Wednesday night @ 7 p.m. ~

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First Christian Friends,
 
If you would like to volunteer please contact Paul or Pastor David.
For our distribution schedule, visit www.newcommunion.org/calendar

We continue to be grateful for all of your support and prayers!
Please keep bringing peanut butter & jelly.
Your continued support with PB&J donations are appreciated!

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
 
Distribution schedule, visit:
www.newcommunion.org/calendar 

New Communion: David Harrison - info@newcommunion.org
Backpack program: Paul Gillespie - pgillespie@triad.rr.com

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!
Help is always needed spiritually, physically and verbally.

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.
Prayer List

Church Members
Butler, Dale & Jackie
Hill, Candy
Seller, Sandra
Stephen, Renee'
Stephen, Walker
 
Home-bound Members                      
Fox, Bob & Barbara          
Gillespie, Joan            
Morris, Lou           
Taylor, Frances        
Tesh, Peggy
Ward, Lois
 
Friends & Family of Members
Bowen, Melodie - The Bowen’s daughter
Chrysson, Jeff - friend of The Munnells, terminal cancer diagnosis w/ no warning
Hudspeth, Judi - friend of FCC
Madison, Diane - prayer for friend
Patrum, Penny - friend of Kathy Sink
Woosley, Patty - mother of Pam Bowen

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