FIRST DURHAM CONNECTION

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! Click Here to sign up. 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.  Please note:  First Durham Connection will be used instead of MemberHub for churchwide communications. As of October 1, we will no longer be using MemberHub.

BABY SHOWER FOR ANNA JOHNSEN

All FBC women are invited to a baby shower honoring Anna Johnsen on Thursday, September 25, from 7:00-9:00pm at the Bowen’s. To RSVP, please contact Margo at 919-967-8832.

COLLEGE BEACH RETREAT

  • WHEN: September 26-28
  • WHERE: Myrtle Beach, SC
  • HOW MUCH: $50
  • CONTACT: Kyle Mercer

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!

DURHAM LIFE CHAIN

Life is precious!  Please join us in the Durham Life Chain on Sunday, October 5, from 2:00-3:30pm, as we join thousands of pro-lifers throughout the USA and Canada, in a peaceful/prayerful public witness, praying silently for an end to abortion.   Bring your families, lawn chairs, strollers – rain or shine, and support the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. Location: sidewalk directly across from “The Streets of Southpoint” on the Fayetteville Rd. (between Renaissance Pkwy. and Herndon Rd.).  For more info: http://nationallifechain.org or www.LifeChain.net and click on state, or contact kathleensiemer@embarqmail.com (919-360-3827).

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Our English Conversation Class (International Connections) meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm-7:30pm. We need more volunteers for this mission field, especially: 1) helpers just for September as we launch; 2) weekly helpers for 30 minutes before the adult bible study; 3) two teachers; 4) regular class helpers/substitute teachers. No foreign language or ESL experience necessary. We will train you! If you cannot make a weekly commitment, come by once just to visit, see what we do, and make a friend! Please contact Liz MacArthur at 919-699-0281 or on Member Hub.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS

International Friends is a ministry to spouses of international students. It is a great opportunity for us to develop friendships and share the gospel. We urgently need more workers. We need teachers and anyone interested in helping with Conversational English, greeting, setting up, and childcare. If you are interested please contact Mary Halbrooks via MemberHub.

WOMEN’S FALL BIBLE STUDY STARTING SOON

Thursday Night—Durham

  • Starts Sept. 25, 7:00-9:00pm (meets monthly, 4th Thursday)
  • Contact: Svetlana Thorne (Svetlana.thorne@frontier.com)
  • Location: 2000 Brockton Place, Durham
  • Bible Study: A Woman of Joy: 8 studies from 1,2 & 3 John by Dee Brestin

MEN’S RETREAT – SAVE THE DATE

Please plan to join us for the men’s retreat on November 7-8. More information coming soon

PRAYER SUPPORTERS FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

The College Ministry

EXTENDED SESSION VOLUNTEERS FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Butterflies Betty Jenkins, Margy Mercer, Robin Patrick, Lauren Powell
Turtles Brian & Misty Young
Penguins Randy & Kimberly Stewart
Frogs Kenny & Stephanie Taylor
Bears Nathan & Kim Mah
Lions Kristen Castellucci, Sam Hebda, Sherry Wei


ACCOUNTABILITY IN STEWARDSHIP:  SEPTEMBER 14, 2014

The church received $12,833.30 towards our general operating budget, bringing our total giving for the year of 2014 to $809,931.52.

Distributions
Benevolence Fund $11,448.78
Capital Improvements $4,694.98
  Received
Great Commission Fund $39,649.07