12th of March, 2021
Dear Friends,

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Opportunities for Fellowship & Service
Fourth Sunday in Lent - 11 a.m. Service
-Daylight Savings~
Sermon Text: John 3:14-21 NRSV
Sermon Title: "What's your choice?"
14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness,
so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in Him may have eternal life.

16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son,
so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but may have eternal life.

17 “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world,
but in order that the world might be saved through Him.
18 Those who believe in Him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
19 And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil.
20 For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed.
21 But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.”
Praise & Worship

Prelude: I Will Lift My Eyes Unto The Hills  arr. by Mocklebust

Opening Hymn: How Great is Our God by Chris Tomlin
The splendor of a King, clothed in majesty
Let all the Earth rejoice
All the Earth rejoice

He wraps himself in light
And darkness tries to hide
And trembles at His voice
Trembles at His voice

How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see
How great, how great is our God

Age to age He stands
And time is in His hands
Beginning and the end

The Godhead Three in One
Father Spirit Son
The Lion and the Lamb
The Lion and the Lamb

How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see
How great, how great is our God

Name above all names
Worthy of our praise
My heart will sing

How great is our God
You're the name above all names
You are worthy of our praise
And my heart will sing

How great is our God
How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see
How great, how great is our God

Special Music: Sanctuary [Lord, Prepare Me]
by John Thompson and Randy Scruggs

Closing Hymn: #614 I'm gonna live so God can use me
1 I'm gonna live so God can use me anytime and anywhere.
I'm gonna live so God can use me anytime and anywhere.

2 I'm gonna work so God can use me anytime and anywhere.
I'm gonna work so God can use me anytime and anywhere.

3 I'm gonna pray so God can use me anytime and anywhere.
I'm gonna pray so God can use me anytime and anywhere.

4 I'm gonna sing so God can use me anytime and anywhere.
I'm gonna sing so God can use me anytime and anywhere.

Postlude: Fantasia by Johann Krebs
Please find the prayer list below,
and sincerely pray for ALL of God's creation.


"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
North Carolina Disciples Women’s Ministries 
Letter from President Mary Evans  

Proverbs 11:28, “The righteous will thrive like a green leaf.” 

Blessings Disciples Women in North Carolina, 

Greetings from the North Carolina Disciples Women’s Ministries Cabinet and myself. Time is “marching” on…more ways than one. It is amazing how fast 2021 is progressing. We pray you are healthy and thriving. The Cabinet and I have been preparing a virtual “A Day Apart” retreat for you where we will gather through the technology of Zoom on Saturday, March 13, 2021, live from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
There is no registration or fee; however, our theme is “Thriving While Surviving,” and we pray you feel led to support Disciples Women’s Ministries through a monetary gift in honor or in memory of a woman for whom you are thankful survived and thrived, or they helped you thrive and survive a situation in your life. Your gift will support the NC Region and Disciples Women’s Ministries. Mail your checks to Christian Church in NC, PO Box 1568, Wilson, NC 27894 with a memo line: “A Day Apart.” Enclose a note with the woman/women you are honoring or memorializing. If you choose to donate online on the regional website, please choose “A Day Apart” as listed. 

We are still feeling the impact of the pandemic and believe your safety and well-being are a high priority as plans have been formulated for our annual Camp Caroline, “A Day Apart” retreat for 2021. Casey Perry, Camp Manager, and his staff, cherish our annual retreat for the fellowship it offers and the opportunity it affords to enjoy the camp where you see firsthand the numerous improvements and renovations underway at Camp Caroline.  

Things are a little different this year. Beloved women of North Carolina, if you have had your COVID-19 vaccinations and/or feel comfortable visiting Camp Caroline, you may make your reservations on your own now through the office staff at Camp Caroline for the weekend of March 12-14, 2021. The regional office will not handle any registrations for this event; you need to go through the staff at the office of Camp Caroline. Also, the NC DWM Cabinet will not have any activities or events or have any fundraising going on at the Camp during the weekend. Please recognize the NC DWM Cabinet will not be there for a retreat. We do not promote you going to Camp Caroline if we decide to not hold a physical retreat there; we want you to know you have the option to do so on your own by contacting the office at Camp Caroline to schedule your visit. 

Some updates to keep you informed: 

Regional Assembly 2021 is a one-day event to be held on April 17, 2021, virtually on Zoom. Christmount Assembly CMF and DWM/CWF Retreat is tentatively set for August 13-15, 2021 at Christmount.
Cabinet members have voted and agreed to defer any nominations or elections for openings in the Cabinet until after the pandemic. Current Cabinet members agreed to stay in their positions in this unprecedented time of COVID-19. 
NC DWM theme for 2021: “Thriving While Surviving.” Proverbs 11:28, “The righteous will thrive like a green leaf.” 
Latham House Project for NC DWM is ongoing. Please give accordingly. Send checks to the Regional Office: Christian Church in NC, PO Box 1568, Wilson, NC 27894 with a memo line: NC DWM Latham House Project 

The Latham House project of NC DWM was interrupted by the COVID-19 virus in fundraising and restoration implementation. This project is broken down into different stages of renovations. COVID-19 has slowed down the project; however, Casey and his staff and volunteers are continually working towards the goal of finishing the modernized bathrooms which entails more input than originally planned. We plan to share Latham House updates through a video tour that will be posted on the NC DWM Facebook page and Regional Webpage during the retreat weekend or soon after. CWF/DWM church groups…we need your women’s support and financial gifts for this project. 

You will find an attachment with the Zoom information needed to participate on Saturday, March 13th for the live, virtual retreat. Please use the Zoom meeting details for your church members to participate in this event. Please do not post DOC Zoom details on any social media because they could be used for unconventional means. You may want to gather in small groups, if you practice social distancing, etc., to enjoy this remarkable retreat. 

Be a woman of action. Mark your calendar now and share this information with other women you know. We have some great testimonies and biblical characters you will not soon forget. You do not want to miss it! Please know, beloved, I am always available to you as your NC DWM President. If you have ideas or suggestions, please send them to me: mwevans1953@gmail.com or mail to 3099 Hwy 58 South, Kinston, NC 28504. Self-care is important. You will benefit from this virtual retreat. 

Note: A finalized program will be sent closer to the date of the event. 


“Thriving While Surviving” Proverbs 11:28, “The righteous will thrive like a green leaf.” 

NC DWM “A Day Apart” Virtually Saturday
March 13, 2021
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Join us via Zoom to hear testimonies of modern 
day women and listen as women from the Bible  
share their stories of “Thriving While Surviving.” 

(Reminder: Please do not post DOC Zoom details on any social media
because they could be used for unconventional means.)

Topic: NC DWM /CWF A Day Apart Annual Retreat 
Time: Mar 13, 2021 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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First Christian Friends,

With grateful hearts, we welcome March!

We have resumed our regular distribution schedule!
If you would like to volunteer please contact Paul or Pastor David for more information!   

Easter is right around the corner!
We would love for you to consider sponsoring holiday feast meals!
The meals serve between 10-12 individuals and are $32.00 each.
Look for donation envelopes on the welcome table in the Narthex.

You can also donate online via our webpage:

For more information on our distribution schedule, visit

We thank you for your continued support via peanut butter & jelly donations!

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

Hi, Fellow Christians! The month of March holds the promise of Spring! I love this time of year with all the warm weather, birds testing their voices for song, early flowers beginning to raise their heads, and so many other things to enjoy. I would love to think that life for all of us would get better with all the positives that will surround us. Sadly though, everyday life will remain the same for most of us. The need for food will continue. This folks, is what Crisis Control Ministry does in Forsyth County for those who cannot do for themselves. The food items we collect every month go a long way in helping those who are in need. INSTANT GRITS is the food Crisis Control Ministry needs to help fill their pantry shelves. When you are at your favorite grocer, please purchase this food staple for others. Bring your contribution to the church between 9 and 1 Mon-Friday and place them in the white bin in the Lobby of the Administrative Wing. I know you will have a “spring” in your step upon leaving!

Becky Minnix, Volunteer
Christian Action Ministry
Prayer List

Church Members
Hance, Charlie        
Hill, Candy
Law, Myrna
O'Linn, Karen
Stephen, Renee'
Stephen, Walker
Home-bound Members                      
Fox, Bob & Barbara          
Gillespie, Joan            
Morris, Lou           
Taylor, Frances        
Tesh, Peggy
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
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

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