Announcements

NEW BFL CLASSES BEGINNING OCTOBER 22

Beginning this Sunday, October 22, there will be two new 6-week Bible For Life classes offered: #adulting: Navigating the Decade After College (Room 251), and Saving Lives: Practical Ways to Share the Gospel (Room 246). Click Here for more details and a complete listing of classes. Take a moment to review the class options, and determine which BFL class to attend.  Bible For Life classes meet every Sunday from 9:15-10:15am, immediately prior to the morning worship service.

MEN’S RETREAT

Please plan to join us for the Men’s Retreat on November 3-4 at Caraway Conference Center in Asheboro, NC. In light of the 500thanniversary of the Reformation, Nathan Finn will be speaking on how the Reformation affects the issues that men face today.  $95 per person.  Registration cost includes on-site meals and lodging.  Register here by October 23.

NC BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION MESSENGERS 

If you are interested in becoming a messenger to the state convention, which will be held on November 6 & 7 in Greensboro, please contact the church office at 919-688-7308, ext. 27, by Monday, October 30.

MEMBERS’ MEETING – NOVEMBER 15

We look forward to all FBC members attending our upcoming Members’ Meeting on Wednesday, November 15! Please note that our usual pattern is to meet the 2nd Wednesday of a month, but due to calendar issues, it was best to have our November Members’ Meeting on Wednesday, the 15th. The meeting will be held in the Sanctuary beginning at 6:30pm. There are no children’s activities on November 15. but childcare will be provided during the meeting for ages 4 and under.

DINNER WITH AN INTERNATIONAL

This fall/thanksgiving season, would you prayerfully consider hosting an international friend for a casual dinner or even including them in your own Thanksgiving celebration? This is a great opportunity to “love the sojourner” (Deut. 10:19) and reach the nations here. If interested or with questions, please contact Chase Jenkins or email International Connections Team!

MINISTRY NEED: INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS CHILDCARE

International Friends meets at 9:30am on Tuesday mornings at FBC for English and cooking classes. This is a great opportunity for FBC women to minister to international women who are accompanying their spouses in their studies at Duke University and UNC, and they have lots of babies for you to hold and play with!! If you’re interested in serving in this fruitful ministry, please contact Ashley Jurado.

HAVE YOU JOINED FIRST DURHAM CONNECTION?

Have you joined the new First Durham Connection?  The software recently had a major upgrade which now offers an improved interface with an easy-to-use online membership directory, online giving, communication with your Home Fellowship group, BFL class, ministry teams, and more! Members should have received an email inviting you to join the new First Durham Connection (please check your Junk/Spam folders for an email from notifications@onrealm.org).  If for some reason you did not receive an email invitation please contact the church office.

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORIES

FBC membership directories are available in the church office.

ACCOUNTABILITY IN STEWARDSHIP – OCTOBER 15

We thank you for your sacrificial gifts towards the ministries that are carried out through our local body. As a reminder, you can give through the offering plate during the service, mailing a check to the church, online through the church website, or via First Durham Connection.

Total Weekly Contributions $31,554.07
Year-to-Date Overage (Shortage) ($95,208.43)

Received
Distributions
Balance
Benevolence Fund $8,819.60 $11,264.32 $15,413.60
Great Commission Fund $96,542.00 $145,992.14 $56,063.23
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