12th of February, 2021
Dear Friends,

Good day to you all!
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at church each & every week.

2320 Country Club Road
Winston Salem, NC 27104
Office: (336) 722-2714
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Blessings to you all as we navigate this season of life.
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Opportunities for Fellowship & Service
Transfiguration Sunday after Epiphany - 11 a.m. Service
Sermon Text: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 NRSV
Sermon Title: “Turn on the lights”
3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.
4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers,
to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ,
who is the image of God.

5 For we do not proclaim ourselves;
we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake.
6 For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”
who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge
of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Praise & Worship

Prelude             Come, Christians, Join and Sing arr. by David Lowe

Opening             # 284, vs. 1+2+3 Gather Us In
 1 Here in this place, the new light is streaming,
shadows of doubt are vanished away.
See in this space our fears and our dreamings, 
brought here to you in the light of this day.
Gather us in, the lost and forsaken, 
gather us in; our spirits in flame.
Call to us now, and we shall awaken;
We shall arise at the sound of our name.

2 We are the young our lives are a mystery; 
we are the old, who yearn for your face.
We have been sung throughout all of history,
 called to be light to the whole human race.
Gather us in the rich and the haughty;
gather us in-the proud and the strong;
give us a heart so meek and so lowly; 
give us the courage to enter the song.

3  Here we receive new life in the waters; 
here we receive the bread of new birth;
here you shall call your sons and your daughters,
 call us anew to be salt for the earth.
Give us to drink the wine of compassion, 
give us to eat the bread that is you;
nourish us well, and teach us to fashion lives that are holy 
and hearts that are true.

Special Music        The Gift of Love      Andy Askew, harmonica

Closing              # 484, vs.1+3+4 We've Have a Story to Tell to the Nations
1 We've a story to tell to the nations,
that shall turn their hearts to the right,
a story of truth and mercy,
a story of peace and light,
a story of peace and light.

[Refrain:]
For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
and the dawning to noonday bright;
and Christ's great kingdom shall come on earth,
the kingdom of love and light.

3 We've a message to give to the nations,
that the Lord who reigneth above
hath sent us his Son to save us,
and show us that God is love,
and show us that God is love. [Refrain]

4 We've a Savior to show to the nations,
who the path of sorrow hath trod,
that all of the world's great peoples
might come to the truth of God,
might come to the truth of God. [Refrain]

Postlude             Grand Jeu by Pierre Du Mage
Please find the prayer list below,
and sincerely 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
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First Christian Family,

First Christian Friends,

With thankful hearts, we welcome February!
We have resumed our regular distribution schedule!

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

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!

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.

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 us for more information.  
New Communion: David Harrison - info@newcommunion.org
Backpack program: Paul Gillespie - pgillespie@triad.rr.com
Good afternoon,

Just wanted to remind you that the
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Mobile Health Clinic
is seeing patients who don’t have insurance

EVERY FRIDAY at The Salvation Army Center of Hope,
from 9am until 12:30pm.
Appointments are recommended but walk ins are welcome.

Details and contact info are on the attached flyer.
Appointments can be made through Chakaian Caesar, who is listed above.

Please share with anyone who may use this.

Thank you!

Robin R Pardella
Volunteer Coordinator 
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 & applesauce. Please sit your donations under the shelter, next to FCC's parking lot, at the set of double doors with a mailbox.

Proverbs 19:17
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will reward them for what they have done.

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.
Crisis Control Ministry
My fellow Christians,

Well, the month of January is drawing to a close. I honestly think January is a year in itself. February is a shorter month and it celebrates Valentine’s Day. We recognize Valentine’s Day by showing love, kindness and appreciation . We automatically think of family and friends and purchase a card or some other remembrance for them. Crisis Control Ministry is requesting INSTANT POTATOES for the month of February.  These are not expensive and they can go a long way in feeding a family. Most grocers have different varieties to choose from. Also, why not go through the “card” aisle and choose a Valentine or two to send to someone who might live alone or someone you know who is having a really hard time just to let them know someone is thinking of them. Buying INSTANT POTATOES for Crisis Control Ministry and sending a simple Valentine card to someone, shows others the love, kindness and appreciation our congregation exhibits every day. The large white box in the Administrative Wing foyer is ready to hold your gifts and I’m sure your ‘heart” will be blessed.

Becky Minnix, Volunteer
Christian Action Ministry
Prayer List

Church Members
Davis, Colleen
Hance, Charlie        
Hill, Candy
Law, Myrna
O'Linn, Karen
Stephen, Renee'
Stephen, Walker
 
Home-bound Members                      
Dixson, Bill & Patsy    
Fox, Bob & Barbara          
Gillespie, Joan            
Morris, Lou           
Taylor, Frances        
Ward, Lois
 
Friends & Family of Members
Bodford, Angie - friend of Connie Hance
Bowen, Melodie - The Bowen’s daughter
Brown, Jane Wommack -widow of John Brown
Cejka Jr., Joseph F. - Father of Rev. Lee Higgins
Hudspeth, Judi - friend of FCC
Madison, Diane - prayer for friend
McKone, Mark & Matthew - husband & son of Kim Whitt McKone
Moore, Sally - daughter of Martha Hutson
New, Ron - Sandra Seller’s brother (series)
Parvin, Bob & Debbie - former Interim Pastor
Patrum, Penny - friend of Kathy Sink
Sheehan, Susan - niece of Bob Parvin 
Teer, Catherine - mother of Cathryn Teer-Hodge
Veschios, Ralph & Randy - family of Shellie
Woosley, Patty - mother of Pam Bowen

Military Service
Byerly, Jacob & all military-nephew of Paul & Patty Bierie
Brammer, Roger & family-friends of Brenda Smith
Hance, Drew-nephew of Charlie & Connie Hance

One Nation Under God.
We pay our respects to the men and women,
along with their families, who sacrifice their freedom daily
to protect our country's freedom.

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