Announcements

NO WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACTIVITIES

There will be no Wednesday night activities this week, November 21.

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED

The church office will be closed November 22 & 23.

INTERESTED IN ASSISTING WITH CHRISTMAS DECORATING?

On Wednesday, November 28 at 10:00am, a team will be decorating the Sanctuary and the Welcome Center for Christmas. If you are interested in helping, please contact worship.secretary@fbcdurham.org or 919-688-7308, ext. 40 and leave your name and contact info.

DOWNTOWN DURHAM OUTREACH & CANVASSING OPPORTUNITY

The Zweigle’s are opening their home for a three week investigative Bible study targeting their neighborhood for the month of December. As they prepare for that study, we can partner with them by canvassing the area and inviting their neighbors to their study. There are two key dates that we are going to canvass their neighborhood: Saturday, December 1, from 10:30am-12:30pm, and Sunday, December 2, immediately after the service until 2:15pm. Bring your sack lunch so that we can eat together in Fellowship Hall and then we will go out in the community after lunch.  If you are interested in going out one of these times, please RSVP at tinyURL.com/BibleStudyCanvassing.

ANDREW PETERSON IN CONCERT

Celebrate Christmas with Southeastern Seminary! On Wednesday, December 5, Andrew Peterson will be performing a live Christmas concert on Southeastern’s campus. For more information and to register, please go to https://andrewpetersonsebts.eventbrite.com. For any questions, please email events@sebts.edu.

WOMEN’S CHRISTMAS FELLOWSHIP

Sharing Christmas – The women’s ministry invites ladies of all ages to join us on Thursday, December 6, at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall as we share food, conversation, fashion, and the scope of Christmas tidings through carols and scripture.  Register here or by calling the church office.

TWO SPECIALLY CALLED MEMBERS’ MEETINGS

Our first specially called Members’ Meeting will be on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30pm in Room 342. The item of business will be the election of deacons and church officers nominated at our recent November Members’ Meeting. We will also have a specially called Members’ Meeting on Sunday, December 16 at the conclusion of our morning worship service.  The item of business will be the election of elders nominated at our recent November Members’ Meeting.  The elder and deacon nominees’ testimonies are available here.

SEBTS CREDIT AND PASTORAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES AT FBC

Looking for mentorship and pastoral training opportunities at FBC? We are offering both pastoral mentorship on Wednesday afternoons as well as a “Pastoral Ministry and Leadership Practicum” on Wednesday evenings at FBC in the Spring. SEBTS students will have the option to receive 3 credit hours each for those classes. If you are interested in participating this spring, email Andy Winn.

OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE TO THE LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING

The International Mission Board is currently conducting its Christmas emphasis for the Lottie Moon Offering. Every dollar that is given to the Lottie Moon Offering goes directly to support IMB missionaries. FBC currently has five family units serving overseas with the IMB and they depend greatly on this annual offering. FBC Durham’s goal is $150,000. Visit the website: www.imb.org and begin to pray about how God will lead you to give this year. 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 here.

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 – NOVEMBER 11

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 $32,712.49
Year-to-Date Overage (Shortage) ($184,177.39)
  Received
Distributions
Balance
Great Commission Fund $64,171.18 $84,247.61 $46,329.96
Benevolence Fund $22,840.64 $8,602.79 $36,210.38
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