First Christian Church | Wilson, NC
Sunday, August 20, 2017
(Disciples of Christ)
 

10AM Summer Worship 

(Memorial Day - Labor Day)

 Here, our worship varies week by week. 
We may have an opening hymn-sing, a lengthy guitar prelude,
prayers that are written down, movement within the service or even prayer in the round holding hands.
This service goes Memorial Day - Labor Day and represents a blend of all of our faith family. 
 
 

9AM Wellsprings Worship 

 It might best be described as a “blended” service which offers touches
of both contemporary and traditional worship. 
Our Encounter Praise Singers lead our singing and provide special musical offerings. 
Most Sundays include a sermon and communion which is served by “intinction,”
or dipping bread in the juice as worshippers come forward. 
But in this service, there is more of a spirit of experimenting and trying new things. 
You might get the scripture or the sermon through a dramatic presentation. 
Nothing wild or crazy, but we recognize fewer boundaries.
  
 

11AM Traditional Worship

 
Our more traditional worship experience is a more recognizable Disciples of Christ service.
Held in our lovely sanctuary, the familiar order of service includes organ music,
more traditional hymns, anthems by our Chancel Choir, a sermon,
and communion presided over by our Elders and served by our Deacons. 
Here too, we try to shake it up from time to time as we remember that God will not be confined,
but generally more time-honored styles shape this service.
 
 
 
  
Throughout the year, special opportunities to worship arise. 
Local high school choral groups offer their gifts of music several times each year,
and we regularly bring instrumentalists in to enhance or worship experiences. 
 
Special services which have come to mean a great deal to our congregation include:
 
A Mardi Gras "Jazz Service" the Sunday before Lent
Ash Wednesday Vespers mark the beginning of the Lenten season. (Preceded by a sacrificial meal of soup and bread.)
A Good Friday Community Service which has been held yearly at FCC and been led by area clergy and choirs.
Christmas Eve services include a 5pm service designed especially for families/young children and
an 11pm service which a more formal experience.