First Christian Church Weekly Newsletter
Friday, July 16th 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: Mark 6:30-34,53-56
Sermon Title: "Come Away"
30The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. 33 Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. 34 As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.

53 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored the boat. 54 When they got out of the boat, people at once recognized him, 55 and rushed about that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. 56 And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.
Praise & Worship

Prelude: "To God Alone be the Glory" J.G. Walther

Opening Hymn: #4 "Holy Holy Holy! Lord God Almighty!"

1 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee:
holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

2 Holy, holy, holy! all the saints adore thee;
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
God ever-living, through eternity.

3 Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide thee,
though the sinful human eye thy glory may not see;
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in power, in love, and purity.

4 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy Name, in earth and sky and sea;
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

Closing Hymn: #227 "In The Garden"

1 I come to the garden alone,
while the dew is still on the roses;
and the voice I hear falling on my ear,
the Son of God discloses.

And he walks with me, and he talks with me,
and he tells me I am his own,
and the joy we share, as we tarry there,
none other has ever known.

2 He speaks, and the sound of his voice,
is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
and the melody that he gave to me
within my heart is ringing. [Refrain]

3 I’d stay in the garden with him
though the night around me be falling,
but he bids me go; through the voice of woe
his voice to me is calling. [Refrain]

Postlude: "Scherzo" by Rene' Becker

- 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 July!!

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
Dear Fellow Christians!

Every month, I send you the name of the food or other item that Crisis Control Ministry would like to help fill their food pantry. Every month, I tell you that food is needed to supplement food supplies in many households every day. Every month, I try to say that in all different ways to keep us from becoming complacent to the need.  You have responded so well every month,
and I am always proud to say these items represent
the congregation of First Christian Church, Country Club Road.

This month is July and nothing has changed.
CCM’s request this month is PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY
I’m sure these items are not new to you. 
Our congregation supports New Communion with the same items each month, and you are doing a great job there also. PB&J makes one of the “best” sandwiches ever as long as you don’t go too far with the J!
Please, folks, continue what you have been doing,
and pick up a double order this month and even more people will be served.

You can place your Crisis Control Ministry items
in the white box in the Administrative entrance.
I ask God’s blessings on the work you do!
Becky Minnix Volunteer
Christian Action Ministry
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
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 daughter, Melodie

The Bowen's niece, Mandy who now has breast cancer

Chrysson, Jeff - friend of The Munnells, terminal cancer diagnosis w/ no warning
He is able to continue treatment & spend more time with loved ones.
Faith. They trust knowing that all is in God's hands.

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