LABOR DAY PICNIC FOR INTERNATIONALS (INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS)

Please join us on Monday, September 1, for our annual gathering to welcome international students and friends. We will be at Beaver Dam Shelter #23 at Falls Lake from 11:00am to mid-afternoon. We rely on and have enjoyed large turnouts of FBC members in the past.  With great joy, we look forward to many joining us again this year to fellowship with and share the love of Christ with these internationals! We will provide free parking passes at a later date. Please bring a side dish or dessert. Wear clothes for playing outside, and bring outdoor games, fishing rods, etc, if you’d like! We can also use help with setup and/or teardown.  Contact Tim MacArthur at askfbcicmt@gmail.com or on MemberHub for details.

SIGN UP FOR HOME FELLOWSHIPS

Join us beginning Sunday, September 14, for Home Fellowships. Home Fellowships will meet every Sunday evening (start times vary according to group) at various homes of FBC members throughout the Triangle. For more information on each group pick up a booklet at the church or visit our website. You can Click Here to sign up by Sept. 9.

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.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS

Our English Conversation Class (International Connections) will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm-7:30pm beginning September 3. 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.

NEW BIBLE FOR LIFE CLASSES BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 7

September 7 is our first Sunday for the Fall BFL classes and there are a variety of different classes to choose from this quarter. Pick-up the BFL brochure or Click Here to review the class options, and determine which BFL class to attend.  Bible For Life classes meet every Sunday from 9:15am-10:15am, immediately prior to the morning worship service.

CHURCHWIDE PICNIC – NEXT WEEK

Join us for our annual Churchwide Picnic on Sunday, September 7!  We’ll gather at 4:00pm at Forest Hills Park and will begin serving dinner at 5:30pm.  The church will be providing BBQ Pork with the fixings, and drinks. If your last name begins with A-O please bring a side-dish (mac-n-cheese, baked beans, salad, pasta salad, potato salad, cole slaw, etc.), and P-Z bring desserts, plus lawn chairs if you have them. Click here to sign up by Thursday, September 4. For those without access to the internet, please call the church office to notify us of your plans to join us. This will help us adequately prepare for the picnic. This will also be a great opportunity to meet our missionary families that are currently stateside.  Don’t miss this fun time of fellowship, recreation, and great food! And please note: there will be no Home Fellowships that evening.

OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR FROM MISSIONARIES

We have an unusual opportunity to hear from 3 missionary couples at the same time as to how they came to go into missions, how they were led to where they serve, and how they serve where they are to reach others for Jesus. Join us on Thursday, September 4, at 7:00pm at Ron and Mary Halbrooks’ house (204 Dalton Dr., Raleigh, NC 27615). We’ll have an opportunity to hear Chris & Katie C., Jonathan & Gauhara M., and Matt & Christina B. share their thoughts on these questions. No RSVP needed, and no need to bring any food. Just come.

WORKERS NEEDED FOR PRESCHOOL & CHILDREN

Several teachers are still needed for the Preschool, Children, and Music Departments starting in the Fall. We are so blessed to have many children at FBC and there are openings on both Sunday mornings as well as Wednesday evenings. If you feel led to serve this year, please contact Kevin Schaub. Thanks!

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 STUDIES STARTING SOON

Monday Night—North Durham

  • Starts Sept. 15, 7:00-9:00pm (meets weekly)
  • Contact: Janet Whichard (919-383-8218 or linjanwhich@reagan.com)
  • Locations: 922 Quiet Woods Place, Durham
  • Book Discussion: Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges
  • Facilitator: Kyle Howard

Monday Night— East Durham

  • Starts Sept. 15, 8:00pm (meets weekly)
  • Contact: Danielle Lampman (919-481-4241)
  • Location: 222 Stallings Rd., Durham
  • Study: The Cross Centered Life

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

BABY SHOWER FOR CHRISTINA BLAXTON

All ladies are invited to join us for a baby shower honoring Christina Blaxton on Saturday, September 6. The shower (including lunch and a prayer time) will be held at Margo Bowen’s home from 10:00am – 1:00 pm. Please RSVP by calling Margo at 919-967-8832.

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, AUGUST 31

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, AUGUST 31

Butterflies Misty Dupree, Zinnada Hodges, Danielle Renstrom, Sarah Smith
Turtles James & Sonya Batchelor
Penguins Chris & Svetlana Thorne
Frogs Peter & Kristin Tzendzalian
Bears Stephen & Maria Estes
Lions Chase & Laura Jenkins


ACCOUNTABILITY IN STEWARDSHIP:  AUGUST 24, 2014

The church received $20,584.44 towards our general operating budget, bringing our total giving for the year of 2014 to $758,353.64.

Distributions
Benevolence Fund $9,389.78
Capital Improvements $3,929.98
  Received
Great Commission Fund $37,494.57