NEW BFL CLASSES BEGINNING OCT 13
Beginning next Sunday, October 13, there will be two new 7-week Bible For Life classes offered: Ladies Only – The Sermon on the Mount (Room 251), and Politics & Faith (Room 246). Go online fbcdurham.org 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.
LORD’S SUPPER THIS SUNDAY
Church family, be sure to prepare for the Lord’s Supper this Sunday, October 13. At the end of the service we will be collecting a benevolence offering, so prayerfully consider bringing a special gift for that purpose.
WHAT IS THE BENEVOLENCE FUND?
The Benevolence Fund was established as a way to address specific needs in the body and in the community on a case-by-case basis. It enables the pastors and deacons to give financial support to church members facing difficult times and to individuals from the community whose needs become known to the church. This fund is built up through collections given as members leave the service on the Sunday mornings we celebrate Lord’s Supper. One may also designate gifts to the Deacon Benevolence Fund at any time by marking the contribution accordingly.
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE – BATHROOM ACCESS
Beginning Monday, October 14, the ladies’ restroom on the first floor will be closed for the remainder of the renovation process. However, the ladies’ restrooms on the other floors will still be accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.
GETTY CONCERT AT SEBTS
You are invited to an evening of congregational singing and celebration with Keith and Kristyn Getty on Tuesday, October 15, at 7:30pm at Southeastern Seminary. Go to sebtsgettyconcert.eventbrite.com for more details and to purchase tickets
NC BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION MESSENGERS
If you are interested in becoming a messenger to the state convention, which will be held on November 11 & 12 in Greensboro, please contact the church office at 919-688-7308, ext. 27, by Monday, October 21.
INTERESTED IN THE WORSHIP MINISTRY?
Are you interested in serving with the worship ministry team? Join us from 4:30-6:30pm on Saturday, November 2, for our next Worship Ministry Team Gathering! This meeting is for both current and prospective team members, and we would love to have you join us so we can get to know you better and share with you about the audition process. We will meet in the Welcome Center for dinner, followed by dessert and a time of singing, instruction, and prayer in the Music Suite. Families are welcome and childcare will be provided for ages 5 and under. To register, please visit tinyURL.com/WorshipGathering2019 or email Wes Treadway with any questions.
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 email@example.com).
FBC membership directories are available in the church office.
ACCOUNTABILITY IN STEWARDSHIP – OCTOBER 3
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)||($131,186.00)|
|Great Commission Fund||$60,039.24||$64,284.67||$34,795.42|
|Received||Goal||% of Goal|
|More Than a Building||$727,037.51||$3,500,000.00||20.8%|