CHRISTMAS EVE COMMUNION SERVICE
Join us Sunday, December 24, at 5:00pm for Christmas Eve Communion. We will be singing Christmas carols, hearing the Scriptures read about Christ’s birth, and participating in the Lord’s Supper. Come join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ together on Christmas Eve.
Please note several important upcoming dates throughout the Christmas season, including no BFL classes on Sunday, December 24, and Sunday, December 31.
- Sunday, December 17 – Final Fall Home Fellowship
- Wednesday, December 20 – Adult Bible Study & IC Ministry Only (childcare ages 4 & under)
- Sunday, December 24 – Morning Worship Services Only (No BFL Classes)
- Sunday, December 24 – Christmas Eve Communion Service at 5:00pm
- Wednesday, December 27 – No Wednesday Night Activities
- Sunday, December 31 – Morning Worship Services Only (No BFL Classes)
- Wednesday, January 3 – No Wednesday Night Activities
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 through your First Durham Connection account, choosing the “Lottie Moon Missions” fund option.
2017 YEAR END GIVING
All 2017 contributions to FBC must be dated and postmarked by December 31, 2017 to count towards your 2017 contributions. Gifts placed in the offering plate or mailed after that date will be credited for 2018 (no matter the check date). As a reminder, you can contribute to the Budget, Lottie Moon, and other funds like Two Journeys by writing a check to FBC Durham with the fund name in the memo line, or you can contribute to all of these funds online at https://onrealm.org/fbcdurham/Give.
PROSPECTIVE NEW MEMBER CLASS
Interested in joining FBC Durham? Then attend our next Prospective New Member Weekend class on Friday, January 19, 7:00-9:00pm, and Saturday, January 20, 9:00am-11:00am (please attend both sessions). The sessions will cover FBC’s history, core beliefs, responsibilities for members, vision, and more. Click here to sign up or call the church office at 919-688-7308, ext. 27.
SUPPORT TWO JOURNEYS MINISTRY
Two Journeys Ministry was founded to proliferate the quality teaching FBC enjoys for the benefit of the universal church. If you’d like to contribute financially to support Two Journeys, you can write a check to FBC Durham with “Two Journeys” on the memo line, or give online through First Durham Connection at tinyurl.com/GiveTwoJourneys.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
FBC membership directories are available in the church office.
ACCOUNTABILITY IN STEWARDSHIP – DECEMBER 10
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||$46,388.27|
|Year-to-Date Overage (Shortage)||($28,876.29)|
|Great Commission Fund||$105,843.92||$147,516.60||$63,840.69|
|Lottie Moon Offering||$150,000.00||$52,818.57|