First Christian Church Weekly Newsletter
Friday, September 24th 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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~11am Sunday Service~

Sermon Text: James 5:13-20
Sermon Title: "The Secret"
13 Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. 14 Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. 17 Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. 18 Then he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain and the earth yielded its harvest.
19 My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and is brought back by another, 20 you should know that whoever brings back a sinner from wandering will save the sinner’s soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

Scripture Reader: Shellie Veschio
Praise & Worship

Prelude: "I Worship You, Almighty God" arr. by Mark Hayes

Opening Hymn: "What A Mighty God We Serve"

What a mighty God we serve!
What a mighty God we serve!

Angels bow before him,
heaven and earth adore him;
what a mighty God we serve.

Special Music: "I love you Lord and I lift my voice"

Closing Hymn: "They'll Know We Are Christians” #494v.1-3

1 We are one in the spirit, we are one in the Lord (x2)
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 (x2)
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 (x2)
And we’ll guard each one’s dignity and save each one’s pride [Refrain]

Postlude: "They'll Know We Are Christians"

Praise and Worship Leaders: 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
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!
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