Blessings of FCC Greenville!
The Beyond Differences participants will share their thoughts and reflections on the significance of black history upon their everyday lives. We are excited to have participants from middle school through college.
A special treat on this year's program a special selection by Ethan Camp of "Nobody Knows the Troubles I've Seen." The BDI Choir will share a selection from Negro Spiritual to Contemporary music.
You are invited to call old friends, bring a friend, tell your spouse, invite a guest, call an old church member and tell them how much you love and miss them. Get ready to have some old fashion “Love Fun”, What’s your favorite love song? Love Testimonies! What Keeps Your Love Going? What’s your favorite love story? Read a poem. We have valentine cakes and Valentine food so the only thing missing will be you. So come on by for a little while and give us some love and let us see your beautiful smile.
Sunday, January 8th, at 6:00 pm
First Christian Church of Greenville
is inviting all people who love the fellowship of the Creator and Created to join us at our community worship service. We will give thanks for the many individual and community blessings that were bestowed upon us in 2016, and usher in the spirit of praise and community solidarity for 2017.
We know that we are living in a time where the world, our country, our cities and towns are being pushed to the limits of human decency; our personal life is beseeched by conflict and distress; Depression and anxiety has become a way of life for so many of us; and we have become isolated from others. Our community has become so volatile and unstable that righteous indignation over the routine death of our youth (especially black youth) and law enforcement has all but vanished. Yet, even in these trying times our Creator calls for praise. In response, First Christian Church is here to offer this time of praise and worship that people (the poor, the wealthy, the homeless, black, and white, Hispanic, Christian, Jew, or Muslim) may come together in the spirit as one community in solidarity.
And if we are a community of solidarity, then there is solidarity in what we do in our quest for a better more righteous understanding way to communicate, in pursuit of justice to challenge and change unjust policies, in the protection of the least and the weakest of these, in the resetting of our moral compasses, in the spiritual understanding that all are created equal.
So we encourage all to attend to give praise to our Creator and become part of this community of solidarity.
This worship service will make a few simple adjustments; you are asked to reflect on what burdens you have carried through the past year, the blessings you have received, the breakthroughs and blessings you are anticipating from the Lord in the New Year. With our communion table standing as a symbol of hope we will share our dreams for the new year as we share communion.
It might be helpful to jot some ideas, notes, thoughts down before Sunday morning January 1st 2017. This will be a time of rich sharing that has the potential to help our church grow even closer as we open ourselves up to God and one another. Please come with an open heart and an open mind.