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!
Thursday, June 10 | 5:30-6:30 | FCC Rocks
As part of our Sesquicentennial Journey, FCC is committing to share 150 messages of hope via 150 rocks during this time! Come and join us on the second floor of the Education Building! NO painting experience necessary! There will be a congregation member on site each of these times to help show you all that is needed! Come and join us!
Saturday, June 12 | 9AM The Bulldog Walk
Interested in learning more about First Christian Church’s connection with Barton Col-lege? First Christian was there in the beginning. FCC was only 31 years old when the College was founded in 1902. Discover how much the College has changed and grown over the past century, and learn what’s on the horizon.
Join President Doug Searcy, Kathy Daughety, and Todd Brame as they lead the Barton Walk on Saturday, June 12, at 9 a.m. Park in the lot at the Main Entrance of the College, located at the crossroads of Atlantic Christian College Drive and Vance Street. We will gather at the Bronze Bulldog beside the Centennial Alumni Bell Tower. Dress casually and wear comfortable walking shoes. We look forward to seeing you!
Wednesday, June 23| NOON | Vonda Darr, harp
Vonda Darr is currently the principal classical harpist for the North Carolina Symphony. She has been the principal harpist for the Augusta Symphony Orchestra in Georgia since 1993 and was principal harpist for the Augusta Opera for twelve years. She will be performing with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra for the 2021 Summer Institute. As part of the NCS, she participated in the inaugural SHIFT Festival for American Orchestras, performing in both the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian Institution. As an orchestral musician, she has performed with musicians including Art Garfunkel, LeAnn Rimes, Ronnie Milsap, Amy Grant, Matthew Morrison, and Olivia Newton-John.
She has also performed on the national tours of Broadway’s The King and I and Weird Al Yankovic’s Strings Attached tour.
Vonda is an active chamber and solo recitalist. She performs as Duo Venandi with flutist Wendy Cohen, as the Vega Harp Duo with harpist Carolyn Munford, and is a founding member of the Lyra Vivace Chamber Ensemble. She performed with LACE (Living Art Collective Ensemble) at the National Gallery of Art in DC, has performed on the North Carolina Symphony Manning Chamber Series, and has been a frequent guest artist with Chamber Music Charleston. Vonda has also presented concerts for the Piccolo Spoleto Festival and for the American Harp Society National Conference. Vonda’s mutual love of classical and rock music has led her to form a duo with percussionist Matthew Jones, performing pop and rock music and experimenting with effects pedals.
Ms. Darr has recorded two solo harp CD's, Prayers Without Words and Hear the Angels: A Christmas Collection. Duo Venandi's debut CD Fantasie has been featured nationally on public radio through Classical 24.
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Wednesday, June 23 | 7-8PM In person! The Sesquicentennial Readers
The Sesquicentennial Book Club got a two-month head start in February. May's selection is Where the Forest Meets the Stars, a novel by Glendy Vanderah. In rural Illinois, a mysterious child, who calls herself Ursa and claims to have been sent from the stars to witness five miracles, disrupts the lives of a doctoral student and her reclusive neighbor. This group will meet in the church parlor.
FCC Congregational Meeting | Sunday, July 11
Do you ever find yourself wondering about the future of the church? Or even the present state of the church?
And how does First Christian Church Wilson compare to what other churches are doing? On Sunday, May 16 at 4:30 join us either virtually or in person to meet Charity Roberson from the Center for Congregational Health who will be our Consultant who will guide our visioning process.
This Sunday, we begin an important conversation about the state of the church now and for the future. It has been a challenging season for churches but there is hope for what is to come.
Along with learning more about what the latest studies and trends show, learn more about the strategic visioning work First Christian Church is beginning. We will meet live in the Fellowship Hall (masks and distancing), or if you are unable to join us in person, you can be part of the conversation via Zoom by logging into the meeting using the following info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89358721227... Meeting ID: 893 5872 1227 Passcode: 124601 Or use your phone and dial +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) Meeting ID: 893 5872 1227 Passcode: 124601
We look forward to having you with us for the opening of this vital conversation.