First Christian Church | Wilson, NC
Monday, May 22, 2017
(Disciples of Christ)

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.
This service is preceded by a sacrificial meal of soup and bread.
Good Friday Community Service has been held 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.
Additionally, First Christian Church has presented a schedule of special music programs throughout the year featuring artists from the community and beyond. Learn more about these offerings and the entire music program at FCC.