The International Mission Board is currently conducting its Christmas emphasis for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. This is their major source of funding for International Missions. Every dollar that is given to the Lottie Moon Offering goes directly to support IMB missionaries. FBC currently has seven family units that are serving overseas with the IMB and depend greatly on this annual offering. The total offering is $175 million. FBC Durham’s goal is $120,000. Visit the website: www.imb.org and begin to pray about how God will lead you to give or even go to these areas to share the gospel.  To contribute to this fund, make your check payable to “First Baptist Church” and write “Lottie Moon Missions” in the Memo line or give online through your First Durham Connection account, choosing the “Lottie Moon Missions” fund option. Another way to give to the LMCO is to order your Amazon.com items through Amazon Smile using this web link: http://bit.ly/IMBSBC and they will donate 0.5% of each purchase to LMCO.

Children’s Ministry: Education Kits for Durham Kids

This year’s children’s Christmas project is in partnership with Child Evangelism Fellowship in Durham, and the kids at First will be putting together “education kits for Durham kids.” These kits include school supplies and other items that have been requested by CEF to serve kids in our community. Items for these kits can be dropped off in the children’s hall before Bible For Life, or at the church office during the week. We’ll be having our packing party on Sunday, December 14 in room 352 after the morning worship service, and there will be pizza for the kids! To participate in the packing party, please RSVP by contacting Kevin Schaub, and if you would like to contribute any items for the kits, you can visit this link to see the list of needed items.

100 Educational Gift Bags for Liberty Street Apartments:

Help us to bless the parents at Liberty Street Apartments by providing school supplies for their children.  Please donate the following supplies by Sunday, December 14. The goal is to bless the community with 100 educational gift bags.  Please leave your donation in Morgan Hall on the stage.

  • Notebook paper, pencils, pens, crayons, erasers, glue, rulers, index cards, notebooks, markers

Contact Matthew Hodges if you have any questions 919-688-7308, ext. 26 or matthew.hodges@fbcdurham.org.


The Preschool Ministry is blessed to have some children with special needs. We are looking for some people that might be willing to help out on Sunday mornings during extended session and Wednesday evenings. Please contact Kimberly Hutchinson at  if you are interested in helping and to get more details.


Come by even for a one-time visit, to see what this is all about!  Several opportunities exist for you to get involved in our Wednesday night classes (part of FBC’s growing International Connections ministry). We will train you! Needs: 1) Teacher for youth-aged children. 2) Female helpers for the young children’s class. 3) Backup van/bus drivers for (the rare occasion) when our regular drivers are unavailable. 4) Lend us your 12 or 15 passenger van, as our church bus and van are overfull! To find out more, please contact Liz MacArthur on FBC Connection.


1) We have students who have expressed interest in learning about Jesus and the Bible. Could you be a language partner? 2) Please open your home to 2-3 international students for a holiday meal, any time in November or December!  Our students are eager to learn about Thanksgiving, Christmas, and American Christian families, and this is an easy, natural way to introduce them to the Gospel.  We will pair you with students and provide you with conversation tips. Earlier sign-ups are appreciated so that we can start taking student sign-ups. For more info or to sign-up, please contact Tim or Liz MacArthur on FBC Connection, or askfbicmt@gmail.com.