MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY IN THE PRESCHOOL

The Preschool Ministry is blessed to have some children with special needs. We are looking for some people that might be willing to help out on Sunday mornings during extended session and Wednesday evenings. Please contact Kimberly Hutchinson at  if you are interested in helping and to get more details.

WHAT IS THE BENEVOLENCE FUND?

The Benevolence Fund was established as a way to address specific needs in the body and in the community on a case-by-case basis.  It enables the pastors and deacons to give financial support to church members facing difficult times and to individuals from the community whose needs become known to the church. This fund is built up through collections given as members leave the service on the Sunday mornings we celebrate Lord’s Supper. One may also designate gifts to the Deacon Benevolence Fund at any time by marking the contribution accordingly.

SENIOR ADULT LUNCHEON

All senior adults are invited to join us this Tuesday, October 28, at 11:30am in Morgan Hall for our monthly luncheon. We’ll hear firsthand experiences from some of our members who have served overseas. Don’t forget to bring your covered-dish item and we look forward to seeing you there!

BABY SHOWER FOR MEGAN FROEMMING

Romans 12:15 exhorts believers to “rejoice when others rejoice.” Ladies, please join us in rejoicing and celebrating with Megan as she eagerly anticipates the arrival of her baby girl due in January. The shower will be held on Saturday, November 1, at 4:00pm at 10904 Fitzwilliam Street, Raleigh. Please RSVP to Michelle Nachnani.

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.

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP GATHERING

The Women’s Ministry invites you to: “Grow Them Up Godly: Parenting, Grandparenting, and Discipling the Next Generationon Thursday, November 13, from 7:00-9:00pm in Morgan Hall. Are you surprised or even overwhelmed by the demands of raising children in our increasingly secular world? Come learn from a panel of experienced mothers and grandmothers as they address your questions about both the practical matters and the extraordinary challenges that arise in raising godly children. Panel: Christi Davis, Leah Finn, Jody Gronewald, Mary Halbrooks, and Kim Stewart. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS FOR THE PANEL TO: Amanda Aucoin at aaucoin@sebts.edu NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 7. Sign up online at www.fbcdurham.org or by calling the church office 919-688-7308, ext. 33.

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 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 19

The church received $22,648.60 towards our general operating budget, bringing our total giving for the year of 2014 to $949,373.37

Distributions
Benevolence Fund $11,448.78
Capital Improvements $13,44.98
  Received
Great Commission Fund $44,790.32