1st of January, 2021
Dear Friends,

Good day to you all!
Welcome to FCC Weekly News, 
your electronic source for what is happening 
at church each & every week.

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Find December's Insight through FCC's website!
Opportunities for Fellowship & Service
Fourth Sunday of Advent ------ 11 a.m. Service
Sermon Text: Ephesians 3:1-12 NRSV
Sermon Title: “The Power of One”
3 This is the reason that I Paul am a prisoner for Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— 2 for surely you have already heard of the commission of God’s grace that was given me for you, 3 and how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I wrote above in a few words, 4 a reading of which will enable you to perceive my understanding of the mystery of Christ. 5 In former generations this mystery was not made known to humankind, as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit: 6 that is, the Gentiles have become fellow heirs, members of the same body, and sharers in the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel. 7 Of this gospel I have become a servant according to the gift of God’s grace that was given me by the working of his power. 8 Although I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given to me to bring to the Gentiles the news of the boundless riches of Christ, 9 and to make everyone see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things; 10 so that through the church the wisdom of God in its rich variety might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11 This was in accordance with the eternal purpose that he has carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have access to God in boldness and confidence through faith in him.
Praise & Worship

Prelude        In Dulci Jubilo by F.W.Zachau

Opening       # 168 Down to Earth (all verses)
 1 Down to earth, as a dove, 
came to all, holy love;
Jesus Christ from above
bringing great salvation,
meant for every nation.

Refrain:
Let us sing, sing, sing,
dance and spring, spring, spring.
Christ is here,
ever near!
Gloria in excelsis.

2 This is love come to light,
now is fear put to flight.
God defeats evil's blight;
giving for our sorrows
hope of new tomorrows. [Refrain]

3 Jesus Christ comes to feed
hungry ones in their need;
in the house there is bread:
Jesus in a stable,
in the church a table. [Refrain]

Special music   Angel's Carol by John Rutter

Closing        # 167 Go, Tell it on the Mountain
Refrain:
Go tell it on the mountain,
over the hills and everywhere.
Go tell it on the mountain
that Jesus Christ is born.

1 While shepherds kept their watching
o'er silent flocks by night,
behold throughout the heavens,
there shone a holy light. [Refrain]

2 The shepherds feared and trembled
when, lo! above the earth,
rang out the angel chorus
that hailed the Savior's birth: [Refrain]

3 Down in a lonely manger
the humble Christ was born,
and God sent us salvation
that blessed Christmas morn. [Refrain]

Postlude       Concert Piece by G.F.Handel
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
Fellowship on Zoom every Wednesday

We will resume Fellowship & Midweek Reflection on January 6th 2021

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First Christian Family,

During this pandemic we have witnessed the staggering effects of hunger in our communities. This year, more than any in years past, we have a tremendous opportunity to continue to support our neighbors via our holiday meal distributions!

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!

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
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 and applesauce. Please drop your donations off under the shelter,
next to FCC's parking lot, at the set of double doors with a mailbox.
Crisis Control Ministry
Good morning, my friends!

Well, how many of us has said, “I can’t wait until 2021 when everything will be better”. I am writing this the last week of 2020 and the one thing that I think will be better is the Corono-19 Virus immunizations and for that I am thankful.  I will stand in line like everyone else (or I hope everyone else) and get my injection. Several caring groups and churches stepped up and fed many people during the Christmas Season. What happens in January, February, March and the rest of the year is that people still need food.  This will hold true across our city, across our state and across our country. This Church has been practicing “Christianity in Action” for many years by participating in the Food of the Month program at Crisis Control Ministry. Case in point, this afternoon when Ron and I picked up those SALTINE CRACKERS you brought in December, the trunk of my car was overflowing.  For the month of January, the Ministry is requesting BEEF STEW. This food is warm and filling during the cold weather that is upon us. How about purchasing a couple of cans, place them in the white box in the Administrative Hallway, and let this be a New Year’s resolution that we all can keep. Have a safe, healthy and certainly a blessed New Year.
 
Becky Minnix, Volunteer
Christian Action Ministry
Prayer List
Church Members 
Hance, Charlie              
Hill, Candy
Law, Myrna
Munnell, Alan (Moon) & Peggie
Stephen, Paula
Stephen, Walker
 
Home-bound Members                          
Davis, Colleen                       
Dixson, Bill & Patsy      
Fox, Bob & Barbara                  
Gillespie, Joan                       
Morris, Lou            
O'Linn, Karen           
Taylor, Frances               
Ward, Lois
 
Family and Friends of Members
Bodford, Angie - friend of Connie Hance
Bowen, Melodie - The Bowen's daughter
Bradford, Brook - friend of Amanda Askew
Brown, Jane Wommack - widow of John Brown
Carter, Kaye - daughter of BJ Carmichael
Cejka Jr., Joseph F. - father of Rev. L Higgins
Crist, Garry - friend of Anne Hodges
Hall, Bobby - friend of Drew Hill
Hudspeth, Judi - friend of FCC
Kennedy, Helen - mother of Anne Hodges
Madison, Diane - prayer for friend in Baptist
McKone, Mark & Matthew - husband & son of Kim Whitt McKone
Moore, Sally - daughter of Martha Hutson
New, Ron - brother of Sandra Sellers
Parvin, Bob & wife Debbie - former Interim Pastor
Patrum, Penny - friend of Kathy Sink
Pruett, John - our First Christian Church violinist
Pruitt, Elaine - her brother, Hugo passed
Sheehan, Susan - niece of Bob Parvin
Tedder, Lisa - grandson Christian
Teer, Catherine - mother of Cathryn Teer-Hodge
Tuttle, Jamie - friend of Gina Pruitt
Veschio, Ralph - father of Shellie Veschio
Veschio, Randy-brother of Shellie Veschio
Weidemann, Peg - mother of B. Weidemann
Williams Family - Friends of the Askews

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.
2320 Country Club Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
(336) 722-2714