SLAVERY TO SCONES TEA – SATURDAY, MARCH 21

What does slavery have to do with scones and tea?  Slavery to Scones is a ministry that uses a bakery as a means of providing funds for a safe house, and employment for financially and sexually exploited women – over 35,000 of which exist in this one city alone!  Come hear members from our FBCD missions team share how God is using this ministry to spread the gospel and provide hope to these women. We will meet at 10:30am in Room 352, and we will be taking up a love offering to support some urgent financial needs of this ministry. Sign up online or by calling the church office 919-688-7308, ext. 33.

PRAYER SUPPER SAVE THE DATE

Please save the date for a Prayer Supper on Sunday, March 29 at 5:30pm. We’ll spend the evening praying and then eat supper together. We’re excited about having this extended time of prayer. We hope you’ll make plans to join us. Price for the dinner is TBD.

NC BAPTIST MEN DENTAL BUS

The North Carolina Baptist Men have recently purchased a van for doing prevention screening around the state. We currently have three dental buses in use around the state. We are looking for a full time RN, NP or PA with an active license who has interest in screening to help with this bus. If interested contact Ron Halbrooks.

THE SAMARITAN CLINIC

The Samaritan Clinic (http://www.samaritanhealthcenter.org) needs volunteers to help with their clinics. Any health care person with an active license in good standing and/or student (many students from the Triangle come to help) can help. Spanish speakers are especially helpful. This is a Christian clinic which helps the poor in Durham County. If you want to help contact Elizabeth Brill, the administrator. If you need more information contact Ron Halbrooks.

NC BAPTIST MISSIONS CONFERENCE

FBC faithfully supports the work and ministry of the NC Baptists.  Consider joining a few members from FBC at the NC Baptist Missions Conference on April 10-11, at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. The conference will include general sessions featuring Kyle Idleman, Bryan Loritts, and David Nasser, music by the Laura Story, testimonies, breakout sessions, mission fair exhibits, and much more.  For more information call 1-800-395-5102, ext. 5596 or visit www.baptistsonmission.org to register online.

TRIP TO POLAND, AUGUST 1-9

Kevin Schaub will be leading a team August 1-9 to Poland to work with the International Mission Board to host one of their “annual group meetings.” Our role along with other area churches will be to provide childcare, children’s and youth ministry, and a number of other service roles for the missionaries as they attend this training conference, giving us a chance to encourage and minister to missionaries so they can return to ministry refreshed and renewed for the year to come. We have a few spots left for this team; if you’re interested in going, contact Kevin for more information.

RETREAT & REFRESH!

Ladies, the Women’s Ministry invites you to escape the “hectivity” of your life and join your FBC sisters at the Caraway Conference Center near Asheboro, NC on April 17-18 for a refreshing retreat. Our theme is REST, RENEWAL, AND RELATIONSHIPS: FOR REAL and our sessions will be led by fellow women of FBC. Our desire is that God would work in and through us all to strengthen, restore, and knit our hearts together for His glory and our joy.

EXTENDED SESSION VOLUNTEERS FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Butterflies Julie Ferguson, Zinnada Hodges, Nancy Lesh, Danielle Renstrom
Turtles James & Sonya Batchelor
Penguins Chris & Svetlana Thorne
Frogs Tito & Giselle Balbino, Karina Sherwood
Bears Stephen & Maria Estes
Lions Peter & Kristin Tzendzalian

ACCOUNTABILITY IN STEWARDSHIP

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 the ACS Church Life mobile app.

February Contributions $89,847.03
Year-to-Date Contributions $157,906.91
Year-to-Date Overage (Shortage) ($43,526.63)
Received Distributions
Benevolence Fund $5,364.05 $1,521.90
 Great Commission Fund $9,627.00 1,948.47