MIDDLE STAIRWELL IS INACCESSIBLE THIS WEEK
Due to the renovation logistics, the middle stairwell will only be accessible in the event of an emergency on Sunday. Please utilize the North and South stairwells or the elevators as you proceed up and down the floors next on Sunday. We apologize for the inconvenience and are appreciative for your patience and understanding during this time.
NEW BIBLE FOR LIFE CLASSES
March 1 is our first Sunday for the Spring BFL classes and there are a variety of different classes to choose from this quarter. Find out more here. Classes meet every Sunday from 9:15-10:15am, immediately prior to the morning worship service.
CLASSES BEGINNING MARCH 1
Parenting: The Early Years (Room 246)
Theology of Work (Room 251)
A Study in the Book of Romans (Music Suite)
There will be a wedding shower for Erika Strausser & Jay King on Sunday, March 1, from 2:30-4:30pm in the Room 342. Please RSVP to Kristen Snyder if you would like to attend. Erika & Jay are registered at Bed Bath & Beyond, Target and Amazon.
LOST AND FOUND
Our Lost and Found is filling up! The Lost and Found is located in room G113 in the Children’s Hall on the Ground Floor. Please note that valuable items such as jewelry, purses, wallets, etc., are kept in the Staff Administrative Assistant’s office for safe keeping. Any items not claimed by February 23 will be donated to the Caring Center.
Sign up now for our 2020 Men’s Retreat! This year’s retreat will be May 1-2 at Caraway Conference Center in Asheboro, NC. Registration is only $95 through March 15, after which the price will increase. Cost includes on-site meals and lodging. This is a great opportunity to fellowship with other men, study and apply God’s Word together, and enjoy deepening our friendships with one another. To register, visit bit.ly/2020MensRetreat or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration will close April 20.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Please mark your calendars for June 22-26 for this year’s Vacation Bible School, Lifeway’s Concrete & Cranes. Also, please begin to pray about how you might be involved in this important ministry. There are many areas of service to choose from. Please go here to volunteer to serve, or contact Susan Fisher at email@example.com. Pray as well that God would bring to your mind children to invite and bring to VBS!
EXTERNAL JOURNEY PRAYER EMPHASIS
We long to make progress in the external journey of gospel advance, and we know growth in this area will not happen without prayer. To this end, we’re encouraging men and women throughout FBC to gather together in small groups for extraordinary prayer from now until Easter, asking God for church-wide growth in evangelistic zeal, boldness, and fruitfulness as we seek to impact our city for Christ. To accomplish this, we need leaders across FBC to reach out to their friend groups and organize these gatherings at times, places, and frequencies that work for you. If you’d like to lead a group but don’t know who to invite, contact the church office and we’d love to help. If you need help finding a group or leader, you can also reach out to the office and we’ll get you connected. May the Lord be pleased to pour out His Spirit in an extraordinary way this season!
The North Carolina Baptists on Mission (baptistsonmission.org, go to health care section) have two dental buses and two prevention buses used across the state of North Carolina to help those with inadequate health and dental care. They need drivers with CDL and normal NC Drivers licenses to drive these buses. If you have interest or questions contact Crystal Horton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USE YOUR GIFTS AT FBC!
The elders and staff are eager to connect you with ministries in the church in which you can use the gifts God has entrusted to you. As you hear the sermons and member testimonies over the next few weeks, prayerfully consider what interests you have and please share them (along with any questions) with us at email@example.com or by calling the church office. Doing this does not automatically sign you up for service, but it will allow us to connect you with ministry leaders to learn more about ways you can serve!
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- FEBRUARY 16
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.
|Great Commission Fund||$11,588.00||$738.79||$29,958.89|
|Special Offerings||Received||Goal||% of Goal|
|More Than a Building||$1,256,956.89||$3,500,000.00||35.9%|