Announcements

ANNIE ARMSTRONG EASTER OFFERING

Please prayerfully seek God’s will in giving to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.  It is important to know that 100% of this offering will go toward supporting mission salaries and projects of the North American Mission Board (NAMB). FBC’s goal for 2017 is $15,000.00. To contribute to this fund, write your check to “First Baptist Church” and list Annie Armstrong in the memo line, or give securely online HERE.

HEALTH FAIR APRIL 1

Join FBC and the surrounding community for our Health Fair next week, April 1 from 9:00am -12:00noon. We look forward to serving the community through providing basic medical care and building relationships with the community. It’s not too late to help – contact Matt and Victoria Harford for more information. Volunteers please arrive by 8:00am. Please join us in praying for this event and those we will serve.

WOMEN’S RETREAT – SIGN UP TODAY

The ladies of FBC are invited for a time of teaching, rest, and fellowship during our Spring retreat, April 21-22, at Caraway Conference Center (1.5 hours west of Durham). CLICK HERE to register online by April 1, and join us as we worship Christ through study of the Word, music, and fellowship. Scholarships are available for financial need. Please contact Lauren Deel with any questions.

INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY PRAYER MEETINGS

On the first Sunday of each month, the International Connections team meets immediately after the worship service to pray for international ministry in Durham and the greater RDU area. We spend time praying for individuals, Gospel opportunities, outreach and church planting efforts, and the ministry as a whole. If you’re interested in joining us, you’re invited to come! Our next meeting will be on April 2 in room 152 (across from the library) from 12:15pm to 1:30pm. Contact Chase Jenkins with any questions!

BAPTIST CHILDREN’S HOME FOOD ROUND UP

The senior adults of FBC invite the church body to participate with them in a Food Roundup for the Baptist Children’s Home. Boxes for donations are located in the North Tower, and at the South Door. Lists of suggested donations are with the boxes. Deadline for donating is Sunday, April 9. For further information, contact Roger or Becky Manuel. Thank you for helping us support this very vital ministry.

SENIOR ADULT LUNCH

Senior adults please join us on Tuesday, March 28 at 11:30am in Morgan Hall for a delicious catered lunch from Kelsey’s Café as special guest Dr. Patrick Fuller shares about the ministry of the Baptist Children’s Home. We will also enjoy a medley of gospel songs from the FBC Quartet as we end our time together.  Cost of lunch is $7.00 per person.  You must RSVP to the church office at 919-688-7308, ext. 33 by 5:00pm, Friday, March 24th. SPECIAL REQUEST: We will be collecting needed items for the Baptist Children’s Home. Please bring a love gift of shelf stable pantry items. (canned goods, cereal, paper towels, etc.) Thank you!

MAUNDY THURSDAY COMMUNION SERVICE

This year’s Maundy Thursday service begins at 6:00pm on April 13 in the Sanctuary.  We will listen to the scriptural accounts of the final days of Jesus, sing together, and then celebrate the Lord’s Supper.  Childcare will be provided for ages 4 and under.

SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE EVENT

4000Steps is a fun, stroller-friendly, dog-friendly, and family-friendly event that raises support for women and their families who are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy across the triangle. The annual 4000Steps walk event will be hosted on Saturday, April 29 at Open Door Church, and it serves to disciple and educate participants about the realities surrounding the cause for LIFE. Join a team by contacting one of our four team leaders: Margo Bowen, Anna Johnsen, Philip McDuffie, and Richard Mounce. Hope you can join us as we seek to change the perceived need for abortion in our community.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – WORKERS NEEDED

Please mark your calendars for June 26-30 for this year’s Vacation Bible School, Galactic Starveyors: Discovering the God of the Universe.  Also, please begin to pray about how you might be involved in this important ministry. There are many areas of service to choose from.  CLICK HERE to sign up or by contact Susan Fisher.  Pray as well that God would bring to your mind children to invite and bring to VBS!

IMMEDIATE NEED – FAMINE ASSISTANCE

Baptist Global Response (BGR), the relief arm of the IMB, is currently working to assist approximately 40 million people throughout 40 countries in Africa and the Middle East who are suffering through the worst famine and drought since WWII.  BGR has been working in nine countries where there is tremendous need intersecting with trusted on-the-ground partners with a maximizing view towards Kingdom impact.  How can you help with this vast and immediate need?  Give directly to Global Relief Hunger globalhungerrelief.com which uses 100% of all contributions to feed hungry people.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – SAVE THE DATE!

Please mark your calendars for June 26–30 for this year’s Vacation Bible School.  We’ll soon be looking for volunteers, so be thinking about how you might be involved this year. You can find out more about VBS by contacting Susan Fisher

HAVE YOU JOINED FIRST DURHAM CONNECTION?

Have you joined the new First Durham Connection?  The software recently had a major upgrade which now offers an improved interface with an easy-to-use online membership directory, online giving, communication with your Home Fellowship group, BFL class, ministry teams, and more! Members should have received an email inviting you to join the new First Durham Connection (please check your Junk/Spam folders for an email from notifications@onrealm.org).  If for some reason you did not receive an email invitation please contact the church office. **Please note, we are no longer using the old First Durham Connection, the ChurchLife App, or MemberHub.

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORIES

FBC membership directories are available in the church office.

ACCOUNTABILITY IN STEWARDSHIP – MARCH 19

We thank you for your sacrificial gifts towards the ministries that are carried out through our local body. As a reminder, you can give through the offering plate during the service, mailing a check to the church, online through the church website, or via First Durham Connection.

Total Weekly Contributions $21,060.00
Year-to-Date Overage (Shortage) ($90,581.31)

Received
Distributions
Balance
Benevolence Fund $1,962.00 $1,686.29 $18,134.03
Great Commission Fund $14,576.78 $45,281.34 $74,808.81

 

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