VBS – REGISTER TODAY
Please mark your calendars for June 26-30 from 9:00am-12:00noon for this year’s Vacation Bible School, Galactic Starveyors: Discovering the God of the Universe. Please invite children of friends, family, and acquaintances ages 4 through 5th grade. There will also be a class for 3-year-olds who attend FBC and are potty-trained. REGISTER HERE. In addition to those children attending, we would like VBS staff to register their “under 3s” who will need nursery care. Questions? Contact Susan Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADDITIONAL VBS SUPPLIES NEEDED
Thank you so much for everyone who has signed up to serve in VBS this year and for all the preparations you have already done. We have one more need for 60 paper towel rolls (just the cardboard center). There will be a labeled box in the preschool kitchen where you can leave your donations.
FIRST DURHAM @ DBAP ON JULY 5
You and your family are invited to join us at the ballpark on Wednesday evening, July 5! We have 100 tickets at a discounted rate of $8 each. You can sign up and pay HERE. First come, first served. Deadline to buy tickets is July 2.
BRYSON CITY MISSION TRIP
July 28-August 3
We will be working through the NC Baptist Men with a ministry called Southwest Area Resort Ministry. We’ll have Bible day camps for kids on vacation at campgrounds in the area, visit nursing homes, encourage local congregations through song and preaching, and do street evangelism/ministry. This is a great opportunity for families of the church to serve together. We also need a cook! If you’re interested or have questions, contact Adam Chesson.
DURHAM OUTREACH INITIATIVE FOLLOW UP
Last week we handed out outreach idea cards to encourage faithfulness in evangelism, and we want to hear your stories! Please write a brief description of your evangelistic encounter on the back of the card and drop it in the offering plate over the coming weeks with your name and contact information. Alternatively, you can also share with an elder or staff member – we’re eager to hear from you and share these stories with the body!
MEN’S RETREAT SAVE THE DATE
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. More information coming soon.
GLOBAL HUNGER FUND
Every dollar given to the Southern Baptist Global Hunger Fund will go to help alleviate hunger in impoverished areas. These funds are used to provide food for children and families worldwide, and also in areas where Southern Baptists have an opportunity to follow up with individuals for evangelism and discipleship. For more details go to globalhungerrelief.com. You may give to this fund online via First Durham Connection, or please write your check to “First Baptist Church of Durham” and write “Global Hunger Fund” in the memo line.
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 email@example.com). If for some reason you did not receive an email invitation please contact the church office.
FBC membership directories are available in the church office.
ACCOUNTABILITY IN STEWARDSHIP – JUNE 4
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||$20,755.75|
|Year-to-Date Overage (Shortage)||($113,399.49)|
|Great Commission Fund||$53,367.20||$104,051.94||$54,828.63|