BABY BOTTLE BLESSINGS

A “Baby Bottle Blessings” campaign to benefit Pregnancy Support Services of Durham will run through Sunday, February 15.  PSS is a Christian ministry providing alternatives to abortion by supporting women facing the challenges of unplanned pregnancy.  You can help support this ministry by taking home a baby bottle and filling it with your silver change.  Bottles and instructions will be available near the welcome desk on the ground floor of the North Tower throughout the campaign (as well as the North Tower Resource Center and Sanctuary foyer) and need to be returned on February 15 to a collection box there also.  For questions, contact the campaign liaison Lisa Estes, or visit the PSS website, www.pregnancysupport.org, for more information.

MEMBERS’ MEETING – FEBRUARY 11

We look forward to all FBC members attending our upcoming Members’ Meeting on Wednesday, February 11! The meeting will be held in the Sanctuary beginning at 6:30pm. There are no children’s activities on February 11, but childcare will be provided during the meeting for ages 4 and under.

SENIOR ADULT LUNCHEON

All senior adults are invited to join us on Tuesday, February 10, at 11:30am in Morgan Hall for our monthly luncheon. Don’t forget to bring your covered-dish item and we look forward to seeing you there!

CARING CENTER

The Caring Center is a thrift store operated out of the basement of our church.  It is open to the general public and also works to fulfill basic clothing needs to those in need from the surrounding community. Caring Center Needs: We are in need of new or gently used, CLEAN blankets, comforters or sleeping bags.  Also, we are in great need of the following MEN’S items: shoes (especially any type of boots), coats, jackets, long sleeved shirts, and sweaters.  In addition, do not forget that the Caring Center will take your Christmas decorations that you would rather not pack up.  Any ornaments, garland, linens, do-dads, wrapping paper, bows, stockings, trees, wreaths, WORKING light strands…you name it, we’ll take it.  We can store them until next year! Have questions about the Caring Center? Contact Kelly Pendergraft or Jayme Ung.

BIBLE FOR LIFE

Join us Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:10 for one of our four ongoing Bible for Life classes.  Join anytime. Current classes: Christian Parenting (Music Suite), The Gospel, Homosexuality, & Marriage (Rm 342), Book of 1 Samuel (Rm 151), and New Testament Overview (Rm 251).

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, FEBRUARY 1

Butterflies Elaine & Aubrey Fletcher, Gretchen Kelly, Jessica Waggener
Turtles Andrew & Julia Barringer
Penguins Walter & Julia Lee
Frogs Kevin & Megan Howson, Stephanie Upshaw
Bears Loren & Anastacia Kohl
Lions Richard & Katie Mounce


ACCOUNTABILITY IN STEWARDSHIP:  JANUARY 25

The church received $16,265.44 towards our general operating budget, bringing our total giving for the year of 2015 to $68,059.88.

Distributions
Benevolence Fund $1,521.90
Capital Improvements $0.00
  Received
Great Commission Fund $3,232.00