Announcements

SENIOR ADULT LUNCH

All senior adults are invited to join us on Tuesday, September 26, at 11:30am in Morgan Hall for our monthly luncheon. We’ll enjoy a hot dog lunch with all the trimmings, cost is $4 per person.  Please RSVP the church office by 12:00noon on Friday, September 22. We look forward to seeing you there!

ORDINATION SERVICE & WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Join us on Wednesday evening, September 27, at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary, for our Wednesday Night Bible Study and an ordination service.  Andy Davis will begin the evening by continuing our study of the Attributes of God. Then, around 7:00pm, we will turn our focus to a time of ordination as we have the privilege of ordaining Travis Bodine and Brian Young for the gospel ministry.  We will welcome guests from Rock Spring Baptist Church in Pittsboro (where Travis Bodine is pastoring) and Immanuel Baptist Church in Durham (where Brian Young is serving as interim pastor).

PROSPECTIVE NEW MEMBER CLASS

Interested in joining FBC Durham? Then attend our next Prospective New Member Weekend class on Friday, October 6, 7:00-9:00pm, and Saturday, October 7, 9:00am-11:00am (please attend both sessions). The sessions will cover FBC’s history, core beliefs, responsibilities for members, vision, and more. Sign up online or by calling the church office at 919-688-7308, ext. 27.

WOMEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST

All women (18+) are invited to the Women’s Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, October 14, from 8:30am-12:00noon in Room 342 (College Room). Missy Fox will give a short devotional from the book of Ruth on “Waiting on the Lord” and Madge Pyrant will share a brief testimony. Register here, bring a breakfast item to share, and come pray with us.

MEN’S RETREAT

Please plan to join us for the Men’s Retreat on November 3-4 at Caraway Conference Center in Asheboro, NC. In light of the 500thanniversary of the Reformation, Nathan Finn will be speaking on how the Reformation affects the issues that men face today.  $95 per person.  Registration cost includes on-site meals and lodging.  Register here.

NORTH CAROLINA MISSIONS OFFERING

This offering supports Baptist mission causes in the state of North Carolina, and it focuses on the ministries of the NC Baptist Men, including disaster relief and feeding teams, church planting, evangelism, and mission camps.  You may contribute to this fund online at First Durham Connection, or please write your check to “First Baptist Church of Durham” and list “NCMO” in the Memo line.  ncmissionsoffering.org.

LOST AND FOUND 

Our Lost and Found is filling up with numerous items which need to be returned to their owners. The Lost and Found is located in room G113 in the Children’s Hall on the Ground Floor. Please note that valuable items such as jewelry, purses, wallets, etc., are kept in the Staff Administrative Assistant’s office for safe keeping.  Any items not claimed by September 30 will be donated to the Caring Center.

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.

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORIES

FBC membership directories are available in the church office.

ACCOUNTABILITY IN STEWARDSHIP – SEPTEMBER 17

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 $24,096.76
Year-to-Date Overage (Shortage) ($84,996.15)

Received
Distributions
Balance
Benevolence Fund $8,194.60 $9,774.70 $16,278.22
Great Commission Fund $90,098.45 $132,660.84 $62,950.98
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