PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER GIVING TO THE ANNIE ARMSTRONG EASTER OFFERING

During the springtime, Southern Baptists across the United States come together to give financial resources to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (www.anniearmstrong.com).  The purpose of this offering is to assist the North American Mission Board (namb.org) in ministering to people in North America who do not know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Please prayerfully seek God’s will in giving to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.  It is important to know that 100% of this offering will go toward supporting mission salaries and projects of the NAMB.  FBC’s goal for 2014 is $15,000.00. To contribute to this fund, write your check to “First Baptist Church” and list Annie Armstrong in the memo line.

SENIOR ADULT LUNCHEON

All senior adults are invited to join us this Tuesday, April 22, at 11:30am in Morgan Hall for our monthly luncheon. Dr. Rollin Burhans will be sharing about senior health issues. We’ll also hear an update on Child Evangelism Fellowship from John Blake. Don’t forget to bring your covered-dish item and we look forward to seeing you there!

INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS TRAINING

Are you interested in learning how to connect with internationals in our church and community? Do you want to learn specific ways how you can reach out to and share the gospel with men and women from all over the world? Are you interested in getting involved with international ministry, but haven’t known how? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join us on Saturday, April 26, at 1:00pm in room 246 for a training session focused on teaching you about opportunities and methods to engage with internationals in our area. It will be a great time of encouragement in the external journey of bringing the Gospel to the nations…right in our own backyard! The session will focus primarily on practical evangelism to internationals, but the lessons are also applicable to many evangelistic contexts. We look forward to having you!

CHAPEL TOWER BIBLE CLUB MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY

The Chapel Tower Bible Club is resuming in April for 2014. We particularly need volunteers to help lead the recreation time, and to help teach some of the Bible lessons. We meet on Saturdays at Chapel Tower Apartments on Moreene Rd. in Durham. We are planning to meet in the afternoon, but we are still considering an exact start time and would love to hear from you. If you’re interested in serving with this ministry or would like more information, please contact Joanne Haywood or Linda Stephens on MemberHub..

PARENT-CHILD DEDICATION

Our Parent-Child Dedication will be on Mother’s Day, May 11, during the morning worship service.  This is an opportunity for parents to publically “set apart” their child to the Lord (1 Samuel 1:11, Luke 2:21-22), and to commit to raise him/her up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4).  If you would like to participate, please contact Elisa Winn or Kimberly Hutchinson on MemberHub. by Sunday, May 4.

MISSION TRIP OPPORTUNITY

We are looking for women who may have a desire to go on a mission trip to East Asia to serve with IMB Missionaries. The trip is planned for October, 2014 and it would be helping in a ministry to exploited/trafficked women.  For more information contact Mary Halbrooks on MemberHub..

VBS 2014

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. There are many areas of service to choose from and you may sign-up to help by clicking here, or by contacting Susan Fisher on MemberHub.  Pray as well that God would bring to your mind children to invite and bring to VBS! 

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, APRIL 20

Jaimie Krycho and Linda Stephens. 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, APRIL 20

Butterflies Misty Dupree, Tina Morris, Danielle Renstrom, Beth Rickman
Turtles Terry & Sara Iles
Penguins Tommy & Shannon King
Frogs John & Alison Castellucci
Bears Alex & Koelle Jech
Lions Brad & Christine Estes


ACCOUNTABILITY IN STEWARDSHIP:  APRIL 13, 2014

The church received $29,952.00 towards our general operating budget, bringing our total giving for the year of 2014 to $326,839.49.

  Distributions
Benevolence Fund $16,151.79
Capital Improvements $859.58
  Received
Great Commission Fund $12,484.55