First Christian Church Weekly Newsletter
Friday, September 17th of 2021
Dear Friends,

Welcome to FCC Weekly News, 
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at God's church each & every week.

2320 Country Club Road
Winston Salem, NC 27104
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~11am Sunday Service~

Sermon Text: Matthew 9:30-37
Sermon Title: "Questions"
30 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; 31 for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” 32 But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him.
33 Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” 34 But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. 35 He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” 36 Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”

Scripture Reader: Becky Minnix
Praise & Worship

Prelude: "Improvisation"

Opening Hymn: "A Friend Of God"

Who am I that You are mindful of me
That You hear me when I call

Is it true that You are thinking of me
How You love me it's amazing

I am a friend of God x3
He calls me friend [Refrain]

God Almighty, Lord of Glory
You have called me friend [Bridge]

Special Music: "In My Life Lord, Be Glorified"

Closing Hymn: "Go In Peace, Go In Love"

Go in peace. Go in love.
Go to seek. Go to serve.
Go in hope, to work and pray

And God goes with you all the way x2

Postlude: "Go In Peace, Go In Love"

Praise and Worship Leaders: Alicia Reid, Dee Dee Burnett and Regina Pozzi

- 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 September!

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!

Crisis Control Ministry has listed PASTA as the food they would like to see more on their pantry shelf during the month of September. Why do they list PASTA? The food group lists it as a carbohydrate that is nutritional and helps supply the body with warmth, strength and energy. There are so many different types of PASTA and it can be used in ways as part of a meal or the meal itself. It is one of those foods that can serve a whole family at a rather small cost. These are part of the reasons that Crisis Control Ministry chose PASTA for this month. Now you can choose, the next time you are in the PASTA aisle in your favorite grocery store, one of these staples and help fill that shelf in the Ministry’s pantry for sharing. I would suggest choosing one that is in a box to help against breakage. There is a commercial on television these days showing two small girls eating and enjoying a candy bar. One of the questions asked between the two is “who likes to share the most?” There is a slight hesitation and one of the little girls quickly chooses the last piece of candy in the dish and gives it to her friend. This is the way I see First Christian Church—always willing to share. Thank you, First Christian! 
Becky Minnix
Christian Action-Community Ministry
September Birthdays
2- Marylin Cardwell & Corinne Demarcus
8-Peggy Tesh
10-Judi Atkinson
11- Thersa Brinn
13- Ashton Harrison
15-Marc Pruitt
17-Jim Eubanks
20- Bradley Weidemann
22- Candy Hill
26- Peggie Munell, Marcellette Orange
Daphne Wishart
29- Asa Haddock
Please join us as we celebrate the life of Paul Bierie. The service will take place on September 25th at 2pm in the sanctuary. Doors open at 1:30.

The service will also be live-streamed on our YouTube channel.
There will be a brief meeting immediately after the Sunday Morning Service on September 26th.

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
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