INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY PRAYER MEETING
You’re invited to join the International Connections team on Sunday, July 21 immediately after the worship service to pray for international ministry in Durham. We spend time praying for individuals, Gospel opportunities, outreach and church planting efforts, and the ministry as a whole. We’ll meet in room 152 (across from the library) from 12:15 – 1:30pm. Pizza lunch will be provided. Please let Chase Jenkins know you’re coming at so we can adequately prepare!
NEW BFL CLASS BEGINNING JULY 21
Beginning next Sunday, July 21, there will a new 6-week Bible For Life class offered: Heavenly Memories (Room 251). Go online fbcdurham.org 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.
INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY INTEREST & PLANNING MEETING
Interested in learning more about how to reach the nations here in Durham? Then this meeting is for you! On Wednesday, July 31 from 6:30-8:00pm we will be having an interest meeting for anyone who would like to learn more about ways to be involved in international ministry. We’ll discuss multiple avenues for serving, upcoming events and initiatives, and pray for the year ahead. Questions? Contact Chase Jenkins.
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
FBC is offering a 9-week Financial Peace University class in the fall. The cost of the class will be $110 per person/family and will be held on Thursday evenings beginning September 26, from 6:00-8:00pm. The class will be led by Brice McKeel and others, and will be a great opportunity to learn practical budgeting disciplines from a biblical perspective. If interested, contact Brice McKeel. Scholarships are available.
BAPTIST CHILDREN’S HOMES OF NC OFFERING
The North Carolina Baptist State Convention operates 6 children’s homes to help hurting children and heal broken families, and provides for other issues such as disability services throughout the state. You may give to this fund online via First Durham Connection, or please write your check to “First Baptist Church of Durham” and write “Baptist Children’s Homes” in the memo line. bchfamily.org.
MINISTRY NEED: INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS
International Friends meets at 9:30am on Tuesday mornings at FBC starting the first week of September. We offer English conversation, idioms, and cooking classes for international women in the area. We provide childcare for children under age 4 to enable their moms to attend class and hear about Jesus. We are also looking for someone to teach a class on American history, traditions, and culture. Would you consider helping us on Tuesday mornings, in any capacity? For more information or to express interest, please contact Ashley Jurado.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We are now only a few weeks from launching our Fall Children’s Ministry activities, and we need your help! We have several openings for volunteers that need to be filled before September. All areas of the Children’s Ministry have needs: Nursery, Preschool & Kids BFL, Wednesday Night activities, and Extended Care during the service. If you are interested in serving, please contact Kristen Snyder or Kevin Schaub this week for more information!
PASTORAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Looking for mentorship as you walk the path towards pastoral ministry? FBC is offering a semester-long mentorship designed to help men prepare for a life of fruitful and faithful vocational ministry. The centerpiece of FBC’s pastoral internship is discussion on the nature, purpose, and methods of the church. The internship also provides opportunities for practical ministry experience at FBC. Seminary credit is available through the Equipping Center at SEBTS. Interested? Contact Andy Winn for more information.
Please join us on Saturday October 5, from 8:00am-3:00pm as we travel to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary for a Biblical Theology Workshop with Nancy Guthrie. Early registration is open at NancyGuthrie.com and costs $30 until July 31. Scholarships are available. Questions? Contact Katie Mounce.
EVANGELISM OPPORTUNITY ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS THIS SUMMER
We all seek to be faithful evangelists but sometimes we just need to be encouraged by others and observe how to share the gospel. On Wednesday evenings this summer, we want to invite anyone interested to join Philip McDuffie (and others) in the Welcome Center to go out in small groups through downtown Durham for the purpose of sharing our faith. We will offer two time slots each Wednesday to best accommodate your availability. Join us from 5:00-6:15pm or 6:15-7:30pm and we will evangelize the city of Durham every Wednesday evening this summer.
LOST AND FOUND
Our Lost and Found is filling up! The Lost and Found is located in room G113 in the Children’s Hall on the Ground Floor. Please note that valuable items such as jewelry, purses, wallets, etc., are kept in the Staff Administrative Assistant’s office for safe keeping. Any items not claimed by July 31 will be donated to the Caring Center.
HAVE YOU JOINED FIRST DURHAM CONNECTION (REALM)?
First Durham Connection (Realm) is our online interface which helps members easily communicate with one another. It has an easy-to-use online membership directory, allows online giving, communication with your Home Fellowship group, BFL class, ministry teams, and more! To join, please contact the church office and an email invitation will be sent to you (please check your Junk/Spam folders for an email from email@example.com).
FBC membership directories are available in the church office.
ACCOUNTABILITY IN STEWARDSHIP – JULY 7
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.
|Year-to-Date Overage (Shortage)||($97,569.88)|
|Great Commission Fund||$53,004.75||$55,163.19||$36,882.41|
|Received||Goal||% of Goal|
|More Than a Building||$638,419.40||$3,500,000.00||18.2%|