BABY SHOWER FOR DEBBIE ROOK
Come celebrate the upcoming arrival of Baby Boy Rook on Sunday, March 16, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. We will have a “Now and Later Diaper Shower” for Debbie. Debbie is registered for various diaper size quantities to use “now and later” and a few other odds and ends needed at Target. Contact Elaine Fletcher for more information.
WOMEN’S MISSION LUNCH
Women on Mission (WMU) will be meeting on Tuesday, March 18, at 12:00noon in the Adult Library. We will be learning more about our North American missionaries and how the Annie Armstrong Offering is used. The focus is “Firmly Planted, Rooted in the Gospel.” All ladies are invited to attend. Bring a sandwich; dessert and drinks will be provided.
LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY BEGINS MARCH 18
Ladies, how do you react when someone hurts or treats you unfairly, or when you suffer for doing what is right? Come join us for a study based on the book of 1 Peter and learn how to put our Heavenly Father on display to a watching world by responding God’s way. This bi-weekly study “Putting On a Gentle and Quiet Spirit,” by Elizabeth George, will begin Tuesday, March 18 at 7:00pm in the home of Chris and Svetlana Thorne. This book is available through various online sources. For more information please contact Svetlana Thorne or Stephanie Upshaw on MemberHub.
SPECIALLY CALLED MEMBERS’ MEETING
We will have a specially called Members’ Meeting on Wednesday, March 19 at 6:30pm in Room 342. The item of business will be the election of officers nominated at our recent February members’ meeting. As stated in our current bylaws “The moderator shall declare elected all persons receiving a simple majority of all votes cast; abstentions will not be considered as votes cast.” Pray and encourage the nominees, and feel free to ask them any questions you may have about their spiritual gifts, passions, and qualifications.
THIS FAR BY FAITH: WISDOM GLEANED BIT BY BIT THROUGH DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES
Come join us as a panel of FBC women – Alana Parish, Linda Hatcher, Callie Clayton, and Ann Kanoy – share their faith stories, difficult circumstances and wisdom learned bit by bit while daily walking with God. We’ll meet on Thursday evening, March 20, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in Morgan Hall. Register online by Tuesday, March 18, or by calling Ashley in the church office: 919-688-7308, ext. 33.
NORTH CAROLINA 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 March 21-22, at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte. The conference will include general sessions featuring Leonard Sweet, Ann Graham Lotz, David Platt, music by Christy Nockels, testimonies, breakout sessions, mission fair exhibits, and much more. For more information call 1-800-395-5102, ext. 5613 or visit www.baptistsonmission.org to register online, or contact Ron Halbrooks on MemberHub.
BABY SHOWER FOR KATIE MOUNCE
We will be celebrating the coming of baby boy Mounce on Saturday, March 22 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the home of Michelle Nachnani. Please contact Margy Mercer or Michelle Nachnani to RSVP. Katie is registered at Amazon, Babies R Us, and Target.
INTERESTED IN TAPESTRY OF GRACE
For any families considering the Tapestry of Grace curriculum for the 2014-2015 school year and are interested in being part of a co-op, we will have an observation day for parents to observe our co-op classes on Wednesday, March 26. For more information, please contact Christi Davis on MemberHub
PSS CELEBRATION OF LIFE FUNDRAISING BANQUET
Pregnancy Support Services is now accepting reservations for their 22nd Annual Celebration of Life Fundraising Banquet on Thursday, April 10, at 7:00pm, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel. Their guest speaker will be Gabe Lyons, author of The Next Christians: The Good News About the End of Christian America and co-author of UnChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity and Why It Matters. The money that is raised through this banquet goes toward the operating budget and ministry of PSS. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit their website at www.pregnancysupport.org.
PROSPECTIVE NEW MEMBER CLASS
Friday and Saturday, April 11 & 12
Contact the church office to sign up: 688-7308, ext. 27.
Here are the basic steps to joining the body at FBC Durham. If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact our elders or staff.
Step 1: Indicate Interest to Pursue Membership – A candidate for membership may express interest in joining FBC Durham by calling the church office to sign up for the Prospective New Member weekend.
Step 2: Attend a Prospective New Member Weekend – Our NEXT Prospective New Member weekend will be offered on Friday, April 11, 7:00-9:00pm, and Saturday, April 12, 9:00am-11:00am (one must attend both sessions). In the two sessions many topics are covered to convey FBC Durham’s history, core beliefs, responsibilities for members, and vision.
Step 3: Participate in a Prospective Membership Interview – This is an opportunity for one of the elders or staff to get to know you better, hear about your conversion, baptism, and walk with Christ, as well as answer any questions you may have about FBC Durham.
Step 4: Sign the Church Covenant – New Member candidates will be asked to introduce themselves to the church body at the next New Member Sunday, as well as sign our church covenant.
Step 5: Church Approval – The church will officially vote to approve the new members at the next Members’ Meeting.
Please mark your calendars for June 23-27 for this year’s Vacation Bible School Answers in Genesis INTERNATIONAL SPY ACADEMY: Agents for the One True God. Also, please begin to pray about how you might be involved in this important ministry. Pray as well that God would bring to your mind children to invite and bring to VBS! If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Susan Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org or on MemberHub.
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY WITH ANDY DAVIS
Do you love the rich, rich book of Isaiah? Would you like to study this book with Dr. Davis? Can you get away at lunch? There is a Men’s Bible Study on the book of Isaiah that meets each Thursday in Room 246. The study begins at noon and ends at 1:00pm. We would love to see you there. If you need more details, please call the church office at ext. 27.
CARING CENTER NEEDS
We are in great need of donations of: any men’s clothing, any size children’s clothing, GOOD condition toys, any socks, belts, ties, purses, and kitchen/bath linens. We are also still looking for volunteers to help out on Tuesday re-stock days, and Friday and Saturday sales shifts. Please contact Jayme Ung (919-471-9898) or Kelly Pendergraft (919-544-4426) for more information. You can also email them through MemberHub..
OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE THE ERBS IN UPCOMING WEEKS
Many have asked ways to help Debbie and Dan Erb as Debbie undergoes treatment for colon cancer. In addition to praying for her and her family during this challenging time, a care calendar has been set up at www.carecalendar.org. Please sign into account 165840 with the security code 2548 to bring a meal or help out in other ways.
PRAYER SUPPORTER FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 9
Bob Hatcher. Supporters pray in the Parlor during the worship service. Interested in serving? Call the Worship Secretary at 919-688-7308, ext. 40.
EXTENDED SESSION VOLUNTEERS FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 9
|Butterflies||Diann Bailey, Jenny Davis, Susan & Emma Eaker|
|Turtles||Joseph & Mary Kathryn Bumgarner|
|Penguins||Nate & Heidi Gilmore|
|Frogs||Gretchen Kelly, Jennifer Spencer|
|Bears||Parker & Sara Griffin|
|Lions||Cliff Bennett, Rita Evans|
OUR ACCOUNTABILITY IN STEWARDSHIP: MARCH 2, 2014
The church received $25,574.00 towards our general operating budget, bringing our total giving for the year of 2014 to $205,847.61.
|Great Commission Fund||$9,832.30|