Announcements

MEN’S MINISTRY BREAKFAST

Men, please join us for breakfast in the Fellowship Hall this Saturday, January 19 at 7:30am. Our plan is to enjoy breakfast and fellowship, be challenged with devotion and prayer, and discuss how we can grow in Christ-likeness as we lead and serve. To help us adequately prepare for the breakfast, please sign up on Realm or email Wes Treadway. Please use this event to bring along friends/neighbors/co-workers. Hope to see you there.

NEW BFL CLASSES BEGINNING JAN 20

Beginning next Sunday, January 20, there will be two new 6-week Bible For Life classes offered: Parenting Teens: Helping Them Grow, Letting Them Go (Room 251), and Mercy Ministry (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.

2018 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS

Thank you for your sacrificial giving to First Baptist in 2018! For everyone for whom we have an email address, your contribution statement has bent sent via email; please be sure to check your spam folder. We have also mailed physical copies to all for whom we do not have an email address. With questions or to request a copy of your statement, please contact the finance office by calling 919-688-7308 x21.

SENIOR ADULT LUNCH

All senior adults are invited to join us for a great time of fellowship at our monthly luncheon on Tuesday, January 29, at 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall. We’ll enjoy chili and cornbread with key lime pie for dessert; cost is $8 per person.  Please RSVP the church office by 12:00noon on Friday, January 25. We look forward to seeing you there!

MISSIONS CELEBRATION

Only two weeks until our FBC Missions Celebration!  We will enjoy time together as a church family hearing what God has done all over the world in 2018. We’ll meet on Sunday evening, January 27, from 5:30-7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. (This will be in lieu of Home Fellowships). Join us for a pizza dinner, short video, Myth Busters, missionary discussion, and a bit of worship!  Come and hear how God is opening doors!

SEBTS GO CONFERENCE

On Friday, February 15 through Saturday, February 16, Southeastern Seminary will host its annual GO conference. This year’s conference theme is on identity. For more information please visit  thegoconference.com. If you have any questions, please email events@sebts.edu.

WOMEN’S RETREAT

The women’s Spring Retreat is coming up! Please join us at Caraway Retreat Center on February 22-23. Anne Harford and Missy Fox will be leading us through a time of reflecting on the attributes of God. “God is our refuge and strength…” Ps. 46:1. You can register here or call the office for help. Cost is $95 for a double-room, and $105 for a single room.  Scholarships are available. See you then!”

MERCY MINISTRIES EQUIPPING EVENT – MARCH 8-9

Are you interested in mercy ministry, such as healthcare ministry, disaster response, and community development? Want to hear from experienced practitioners in these areas, explore ways to use your gifts, and learn how to implement mercy ministries in cross-cultural contexts? FBC will be hosting a Mercy Ministries Equipping Event in partnership with Baptist Global Response purposed to help you learn how to be involved in mercy ministries as part of God’s global mission. Conference runs Friday evening through Saturday. Check out our website for more information and to register, www.2M2E2019.org. Have questions? Contact Ron Halbrooks at ron.halbrooks@gmail.com.

30 DAYS / 30 PEOPLES

30 Days / 30 Peoples – The Lord has brought the nations to North Carolina. Please join us this month for 30 days of prayer for 30 people groups found in our state. Text PRAYPND to 474747 for daily text message prayer requests. Sign up for daily email prayer requests at tinyurl.com/30days2019. There will be a Citywide Prayer Gathering on Thursday, January 31, from 7:00-9:00pm, at Imago Dei Church (9200 Strickland Rd, Raleigh, NC), as a completion of the 30 Days / 30 Peoples prayer emphasis.

HAVE YOU JOINED FIRST DURHAM CONNECTION?

First Durham Connection 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 notifications@onrealm.org).

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORIES

FBC membership directories are available in the church office.

ACCOUNTABILITY IN STEWARDSHIP – January 13

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.

Weekly Contributions $59,434.54
Year-to-Date Overage (Shortage) $28,904.53
Received
Distributions
Balance
Great Commission Fund $1,818.72 $0.00 $51,351.68
Benevolence Fund $80.00 $0.00 $36,454.64
Received Goal % of Goal
More Than a Building $470,519.21 $3,500,000.00 13.4%
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering $100,313.01
$150,000.00
66.9%
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