Zoom Sunday School |11:15AM (in person & via Zoom)
We really have a lot of fun, honest conversations and enjoy connecting with one another every week. Seeing our FCC family weekly has helped so much during this pandemic. We know the technology is a little awkward, but we really try to keep it friendly and easy going. When we polled everyone back in the Fall, this book tied for everyone’s #2 favorite. It’s a honest dive into messiness. We so often think of the Biblical people as these perfect instruments of God’s work. But a closer examination helps us realize they were just as human as we are - and far from perfect. God uses us all – messiness included! If you come to worship, meet us in the fellowship hall! If you need the zoom login, contact us!
Tuesday, April 27 | FCC Sesquicentennial Launch 7PM via YouTube
April holds a marvelous milestone. As birthdays go, there won't be another like it for 50 years.
First Christian Church turns 150 years old on Tuesday, April 27. On that day in 1871, seventeen Founders signed their names on the original charter planting First Christian in Wilson, not far from the Wilmington-to-Weldon railroad line. Our landmark birthday this month will declare the beginning of 150 days packed with extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime activities to celebrate a life well lived. The five-month observance will begin with a sacred testimony to the Founders that Tuesday evening streamed from the Archives Room on the church YouTube channel at 7 p.m. (the same spot you find Sunday services). The celebration will come to a magnificent conclusion during a weekend of music, remembrance, food, fellowship and worship on September 24-26. Members and friends far and wide will be called home to join dignitaries and special guests as we cherish the past and cheer the future.
So, circle Tuesday, April 27, on your calendar, and be online at 7 p.m. to hear our story at its beginning and to honor those who committed themselves with their signatures and their lives to get it started.
Stay alert. Watch for the Sesquicentennial logo in your postal and electronic mail. A flood of information is headed your way about events and activities. Miss celebrating this epic birthday, and you'll have to wait until Monday, April 27, 2071, for another chance. Prepare to make memories and listen for the whispers of the Founders.
Wendesday, April 28 | Sesquicentennial Readers 7PM via Zoom
After visits to Gaza and Kurdistan, the Sesquicentennial Readers return to home soil in April.
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris is historical fiction powered by an actual 1948 newspaper photograph showing four children sitting on a Chicago stoop under a sign that reads: “4 CHILDREN FOR SALE -- INQUIRE WITHIN.”
McMorris transforms that haunting image into a story generated by a similar sign that sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931 offering two children for sale. During an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams, the sign could have been written by any mother down on her luck and facing impossible choices. For the struggling reporter who snapped the photo, the consequences are more devastating than he ever imagined. As for the 1948 photo, within two years, all four of the children pictured, Lana, 6, Rae, 5, Milton, 4, and Sue Ellen, 2, as well as a newborn, were sold off or given to other homes.
Thursday, May 6 | Sesquicentennial Decorating Day!