Announcements

NEW BFL CLASSES BEGINNING APRIL 22

Beginning next Sunday, April 22, there will be two new 6-week Bible For Life classes offered: Prayer (Room 251), and Gender & Sexual Identity (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.

MEN’S LAKE DAY

Join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship on the lake at Jim Eaker’s home! You are welcome to come and go as you please on Saturday, April 28, from 3:00pm-7:30pm. There will be small boating, fishing, basketball, and yard games. BBQ dinner will be provided with potluck sides and desserts as well as an evening fire pit, weather permitting. Feel free to bring your sons or other men who would benefit from this time. Register online at tinyurl.com/LakeDay2018 or call the church office at (919) 688-7308.

PARENT-CHILD DEDICATION

Our Parent-Child Dedication will be on Mother’s Day, May 13, during the morning worship service. This is an opportunity for parents to publicly “set apart” their child to the Lord (1 Samuel 1:11, Luke 2:21-22), and to commit to raise him/her up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). If you would like to participate, contact Kristen Snyder at kristen.snyder@fbcdurham.org by Sunday, May 6.

WELCOME OUR NEW BUILDING ENGINEER/CUSTODIAN

We are thrilled to announce that Adam Chesson will serve as our new Building Engineer and Custodian! Adam and his wife, Michaela, have been members of First Baptist for a little over two years.  Adam is also pursuing a Master’s degree at SEBTS and will continue to take a class or two (online and in person) every semester toward the completion of his degree. He and his family are thrilled to be at FBC and Adam is eager to serve this church over the coming years. Make sure to welcome and encourage Adam as he steps into this key role on our staff team.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Please mark your calendars for June 25-29 for this year’s Vacation Bible School, Answers VBS:  TIME LAB – Discovering Jesus from Eternity Past to Eternity Future.  Also, please begin to pray about how you might be involved in this important ministry. There are many areas of service to choose from and you may sign-up here, or by contacting Susan Fisher \.  Pray as well that God would bring to your mind children to invite and bring to VBS!

SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE EVENT

4000Steps is a fun, stroller-friendly, dog-friendly, and family-friendly event that raises support for women and their families who are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy across the Triangle. The annual 4000Steps walk event will be hosted on Saturday, April 28 at Open Door Church, and it serves to disciple and educate participants about the realities surrounding the cause for LIFE.  For details and to register visit humancoalition.rallybound.org/raleigh4000steps

PSS HELP AND HOPE FUNDRAISING BANQUET

Pregnancy Support Services is now accepting reservations for their annual Help and Hope Fundraising Dinner on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the Hope Valley Country Club. Their guest speaker will be Roland C. Warren, CEO of Care Net and previously president of the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI). Doors open at 6:00pm with dinner starting promptly at 6:30pm.  Tickets are $50 each, and you may also purchase a table of eight seats. The money that is raised through this banquet goes toward the operating budget and ministry of PSS. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit their website at http://pregnancysupportservices.org/events.php.

HEALTH FAIR – MAY 12

Please consider joining with us to serve our community with a health fair on Saturday, May 12 from 11:00am-3:00pm. FBC will provide free medical and dental care along with a free lunch. Medical and non-medical volunteers are needed. For more information or to volunteer, please speak with Matt or Victoria Harford, or send an email to fbc.healthfair.2018@gmail.com.

MEDADVANCE 2018 CONFERENCE

There is a MedAdvance meeting this summer from Thursday evening, June 28, through Saturday evening, June 30 at the International Learning Center in Richmond,VA. Highlights include:

  • Inspiring messages, Bible studies, and first-hand reports on IMB health care missions.
  • Sessions on cross-cultural witnessing, trauma healing, ministry to refugees, disaster preparedness.
  • A special student event (the first 50 students to register get free room and board!) Health care students can sign up free so the only cost is their travel.
  • https://www.gobgr.org/trainings/2018-medadvance-rockville-va/
  • For more information contact Ron Halbrooks

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 notifications@onrealm.org).

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORIES

FBC membership directories are available in the church office.

ACCOUNTABILITY IN STEWARDSHIP – APRIL 8

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 $23,363.34
Year-to-Date Overage (Shortage) ($79,186.45)

Received
Distributions
Balance
Great Commission Fund $16,924.56 $30,548.87 $52,782.08
Benevolence Fund $18,063.61 $1,867.13 $38,169.04
Goal Received
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering $15,000.00 $9,264.44
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