Announcements

MEN’S MINISTRY BREAKFAST

Men, please join us for breakfast in the College Room on Saturday, November 16 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 register online.  Please use this event to invite friends/neighbors/co-workers. Hope to see you there.

FREE BOOKS BEGINNING NOV 17

As part of the church renovation, the FBC Library is relocating to a new room. We invite you to come by the library for free books that are not being kept in the FBC collection.
WHEN: Sunday, November 17, after the morning worship service: First day of the free sale. November 18-24: Self-serve period. Stop by anytime the church is open to browse and take home books. Please follow posted instructions to facilitate this process. Parents,
please supervise children.
WHERE: Room 153 (first floor, across from International Connections).
Note: After November 25, library materials should be returned to Room 253

MEMBERS’ MEETING – NOVEMBER 20

We look forward to all FBC members attending our upcoming Members’ Meeting on Wednesday, November 20! 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 this date. The meeting will be held in the Sanctuary beginning at 6:30pm. There are no children’s activities on November 20. but childcare will be provided for ages 4 and under.

INTERESTED IN ASSISTING WITH CHRISTMAS DECORATING?

On Tuesday, November 26 at 10:00am, a team will be decorating the Sanctuary and the Welcome Center for Christmas. If you are interested in helping, please contact Susan Browning at 919-688-7308, ext. 40 and leave your name and contact info.

DINNER WITH AN INTERNATIONAL

Members of FBC have a unique opportunity to interact with people from all over the world. As we befriend our international friends, they regularly cite having dinner in an American home as one of the most meaningful and impactful events they can participate in while in the United States. If you’re interested in opening your home to host some international friends for a meal this fall (leading up to Thanksgiving), please contact Chase Jenkins at intlconnections@fbcdurham.org. Never had an international over? No problem! We can pair you with an experienced volunteer to help.

DECK THE HOME – WOMEN’S GATHERING

Tuesday, December 3, at 7:00pm in Room 342
Expect the unexpected as we gather to chat, craft and celebrate the Christmas season. Wear your favorite Christmas sweater and bring a batch of your favorite cookies to share as we participate together in unique ways to decorate for the holidays. Ladies and girls 10 and over welcome. Register online or by calling 919-688-7308.

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. You can also give through Realm online at tinyurl.com/GiveLottieMoon.

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 notifications@onrealm.org).

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORIES

FBC membership directories are available in the church office.

ACCOUNTABILITY IN STEWARDSHIP – NOVEMBER 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.

Weekly Contributions $26,672.22
Year-to-Date Overage (Shortage) ($125,392.39)
Received
Distributions
Balance
Great Commission Fund $62,927.74 $64,534.67 $37,433.92
Benevolence Fund $11,055.75 $11,037.57 $29,881.25
Received Goal % of Goal
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering $21,200.90 $150,000.00 14.1%
More Than a Building $894,084.38 $3,500,000.00 25.5%

 

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