WOMEN’S MISSION LUNCH (WMU)

Attention all women! You are invited to attend our meeting on Monday, October 20 at 12:00noon in the Adult Library. We will be privileged to hear one of our members share firsthand experiences of serving overseas, Gauhara M. Please bring a sandwich; dessert and drinks will be provided.

NORTH CAROLINA MISSIONS OFFERING (NCMO) & THE GREAT COMMISSION FUND (GCF)

FBC Durham supports multiple offerings through gifts given to the Great Commission Fund (GCF). This is one of the reasons we encourage each church member to financially support the GCF. Since this is the time of year that the North Carolina Missions Offering is highlighted, it is a great time to consider your support of the GCF. When FBC Durham gives to the NCMO, the gift supports Baptist mission causes in the state of North Carolina, and it focuses on the 15 ministries of the NC Baptist Men, including disaster relief and feeding teams, church planting, and evangelism and mission camps. When you give to the GCF you will be supporting the NCMO and many other offerings to which FBC Durham contributes. To support the GCF please include on your envelope or the memo line of your check “GCF” so that it is clear the designation of the funds. If you have a desire to support the NCMO above and beyond the contribution given by the church from the GCF, on your envelope or check memo line please write “NCMO”. All dollars designated as such will be added to the amount that FBC Durham gives to support the NCMO through the GCF www.ncmissionsoffering.org.

BABY SHOWER FOR SARAH SMITH

Please join us for a baby shower honoring Sarah Smith and her baby girl (due early December) on Sunday, October 19, at 2:00pm in the Welcome Center.  Ross and Sarah are registered at Babies R Us, Target, and Amazon. To RSVP contact Leah Finn.

NEW BFL CLASS BEGINS OCTOBER 26

Beginning next Sunday, October 26, there will be a new 6-week Bible For Life class offered: Knowing God’s Will (Music Suite). BFL brochures are available throughout the building and give a detailed explanation of every class as well as the track schedule. Take a moment to pick-up a BFL brochure, review the class options, and determine which BFL class to attend. Bible For Life classes meet every Sunday from 9:15-10:15am, immediately prior to the morning worship service.

LORD’S SUPPER NEXT WEEK

Church family, be sure to prepare for the Lord’s Supper next Sunday, October 26. Full provision is made for any who genuinely repent of sin and trust in Christ!  At the end of the service we will be collecting a benevolence offering, so prayerfully consider bringing a special gift for that purpose.

SMOKY MOUNTAIN DAYTRIPS WITH INTERNATIONALS

International Connections is organizing daytrips to take small groups of international students to the Smoky Mountains, every Saturday in October. The purpose of the trips is to give members the opportunity to connect with and befriend internationals. Consider getting your family or some friends together and taking internationals for a fun day. We’d like people to volunteer driving the church van and/or bus, or using their own cars. IC can plan the logistics for you if you’d like and help with gas. Please contact Tim or Elizabeth MacArthur on MemberHub for more details and to let us know which weekend and how many students you can take, so we can start having students sign up!

MEN’S RETREAT

Please plan to join us for the men’s retreat on November 7-8. Click Here to Register.

FIRST DURHAM CONNECTION

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for First Durham Connection. If you have not already done so, please take a few moments to sign up. Click Here to sign up. First Durham Connection is our new online connection tool that enables you to easily connect with other members; update your personal records and photos; sign-up for and communicate with home fellowship groups; view and print church directories; give online; and much more! We encourage you to sign up every member of your family including your children. If you have questions, please call the church office for more information.

EXTENDED SESSION VOLUNTEERS FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19

Butterflies Giselle Balbino, Tina Morris, Danielle Renstrom, Beth Rickman
Turtles Terry & Sara Iles
Penguins Tommy & Shannon King
Frogs John & Alison Castellucci
Bears Ben & Sara Zweigle
Lions Brad & Christine Estes


EXTENDED SESSION VOLUNTEERS FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26

Butterflies Zinnada Hodges, Kyle Howard, Debbie Rook, Janet Whichard
Turtles Kenny & Mary Lastowski
Penguins Susan & Emma Eaker, Leah Finn
Frogs Josh & Kristen Snyder
Bears Chris & Svetlana Thorne
Lions Nate & Heidi Gilmore


ACCOUNTABILITY IN STEWARDSHIP:  OCTOBER 12

The church received $29,520.03 towards our general operating budget, bringing our total giving for the year of 2014 to $927,088.77.

Distributions
Benevolence Fund $11,448.78
Capital Improvements $10,554.98
  Received
Great Commission Fund $40,890.32