INTERESTED IN ASSISTING WITH CHRISTMAS DECORATING?
On Wednesday, November 29 at 10:00am, a team will be decorating the Sanctuary and the Welcome Center for Christmas. If you are interested in helping, please call the worship secretary at 919-688-7308, ext. 40 and leave your name and contact info.
NEW BIBLE FOR LIFE CLASSES
December 3 is our first Sunday for the Winter BFL classes and there are a variety of different classes to choose from this quarter. Find out more at fbcdurham.org. Classes meet every Sunday from 9:15-10:15am, immediately prior to the morning worship service.
CLASSES BEGINNING DECEMBER 3
Satisfied in God (Room 246)
Book of James (Music Suite)
Bio-Ethics (Room 251)
The Women’s Ministry invites the ladies of FBC to come focus on “The Promise of Christ” on Thursday, December 7, from 7:00-9:00pm in Morgan Hall. Anne Harford will be sharing from the Book of Ruth. Elizabeth Cooper will be sharing about her ministry outreach to the Gujarati people, and we will share in worship as we sing songs of Jesus’ birth. We will be collecting ornaments for the Cooper’s ministry. If you feel led, please bring an ornament that we may send as a gift to the Gujarati people. We are looking for flat, gospel-centered ornaments that could be hung either from a tree or a wall (for those who do not have a tree). Please bring a dessert to share.
BUILDING BRIDGES WITH OUR MUSLIM NEIGHBORS
Join the International Connections team on December 8 (6:00-9:00pm) and December 9 (9:00am-12:00pm) for a training purposed to help you know how to build bridges with our Muslim neighbors. We will be using a DVD resource with applicational discussion throughout each session. For more information and to register, visit http://tinyurl.com/BBWOMN or contact Chase Jenkins at email@example.com.
SENIOR ADULT CHRISTMAS LUNCH
Seniors, join us for our annual Christmas lunch on Tuesday, December 12. This year we will travel by bus to the Homestead Steak House in Timberlake to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, a great time of fellowship, a Christmas message, and carols. Lunch is complimentary, but you must RVSP to the church office at 919-688-7308, ext. 33 by Monday, December 4.. The church bus will leave FBC at 11:00am, and we plan on arriving at Homestead Steak House at 12:00pm.
TWO SPECIALLY CALLED MEMBERS’ MEETINGS IN DECEMBER
Our first specially called Members’ Meeting will be on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30pm in Room 342 to vote on deacons and church officers nominated at our recent November Members’ Meeting. The deacon nominees’ testimonies are available online at fbcdurham.org. We will also have a specially called Members’ Meeting on Sunday, December 17 at the conclusion of our morning worship service to vote on the elder nominated at our recent November Members’ Meeting. If there is any biblical reason that would disqualify anyone of the nominees from serving, please discuss the concern with the specific nominee first, then, if necessary, communicate the concern to the elders.
OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE TO THE LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING
The International Mission Board is currently conducting its Christmas emphasis for the Lottie Moon Offering. Every dollar that is given to the Lottie Moon Offering goes directly to support IMB missionaries. FBC currently has five family units serving overseas with the IMB and they depend greatly on this annual offering. FBC Durham’s goal is $150,000. Visit the website: www.imb.org and begin to pray about how God will lead you to give this year. To contribute to this fund, make your check payable to “First Baptist Church” and write “Lottie Moon Missions” in the memo line or give online through your First Durham Connection account, choosing the “Lottie Moon Missions” fund option.
HAVE YOU JOINED FIRST DURHAM CONNECTION?
First Durham Connection is our online interface which helps members easily communicate with one another. It has an easy-to-use online membership directory, allows online giving, communication with your Home Fellowship group, BFL class, ministry teams, and more! To join, please contact the church office and an email invitation will be sent to you (please check your Junk/Spam folders for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org).
FBC membership directories are available in the church office.
ACCOUNTABILITY IN STEWARDSHIP – NOVEMBER 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||$31,832.27|
|Year-to-Date Overage (Shortage)||($83,483.90)|
|Great Commission Fund||$102,010.50||$147,104.87||$60,419.00|
|Lottie Moon Offering||$150,000.00||$9,820.77|