30 DAYS OF PRAYER FOR THE MUSLIM WORLD
May 6 through June 4 of this year is Ramadan, a time when Muslims all around the world are more deeply aware of spiritual matters. For years Christians have used this time in focused prayer and outreach for the Muslim world, that the true revelation of the gospel would be made known to them. We want to invite you to join in this prayer emphasis! Please pick up a free prayer guide in the North Tower Resource Center, and visit www.30daysprayer.com for more information.
SBC MESSENGERS FOR THE 2019 SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION
This year’s Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting will be June 11-12 in Birmingham, AL. If you are interested in attending the convention as a Messenger, please call the church office at 919-688-7308, ext. 33 by Monday, May 20. We will present the names for FBC approval at our upcoming Members’ Meeting on Wednesday, May 29. Go to sbc.net for more details.
MEMBERS’ MEETING – MAY 29
We look forward to all FBC members attending our upcoming Members’ Meeting on Wednesday, May 29! 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 May Members’ Meeting on Wednesday, the 29th. The meeting will be held in the Sanctuary beginning at 6:30pm. There are no children’s activities on May 29, but childcare will be provided during the meeting for ages 4 and under.
FBC @ THE BULLS – June 12
You and your family are invited to join us at the ballpark on Wednesday evening, June 12. We have 125 tickets at a discounted rate of $13 each. You can sign up and pay online here. First come, first served. Deadline to buy tickets is May 29.
SUMMER SALADS & STORIES
The Women’s Ministry invites you to come fellowship with us this summer to hear the stories of God’s faithfulness. Bring a friend, and a salad to share. We will start each evening at 6:30pm.
June 20 – Speaker: Kahlie McDuffie, Host: Kim McKeel
July 19 – Speaker: Kellie Avery, Host: Margo Bowen
August 17 – Speaker: Mary Halbrooks, Host: Sara Burgin
WOMEN’S FALL EVENT
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
FBC membership directories are available in the church office.
ACCOUNTABILITY IN STEWARDSHIP – MAY 12
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)||($67,077.53)|
|Great Commission Fund||$35,897.72||$40,276.42||$34,662.15|
|Received||Goal||% of Goal|
|More Than a Building||$591,154.95||$3,500,000.00||33.0%|