CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
The church office will be closed on Monday, May 27.
MEMBERS’ MEETING – MAY 29
We look forward to all FBC members attending our upcoming Members’ Meeting this Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary! There are no children’s activities on May 29, but childcare will be provided during the meeting for ages 4 and under.
SERVE THE CITY BY ASSISTING “RUNNING OF THE BULLS 8K” THIS SATURDAY
The Bull City Running Company has asked for volunteers to assist with hospitality and parking for the Running of the Bulls 8K on Saturday, June 1. In fact, our parking lot will be used for parking the morning of the event. We could use volunteers from FBC Durham to welcome, greet, and give directions on Saturday morning from 6:30-7:15am. If you enjoy running, you may also want to sign up on their website and participate by running in the race. Over the past several years, we have had many people from First Baptist Durham run or volunteer for the race. If you are interested in volunteering this Saturday morning, June 1, please email Andy Winn by Wednesday.
NEW BIBLE FOR LIFE CLASSES
June 2 is our first Sunday for the Summer BFL classes and there are a variety of different classes to choose from this quarter. Find out more at fbcdurham.org. Classes meet every Sunday from 9:15-10:15am, immediately prior to the morning worship service.
CLASSES BEGINNING JUNE 2
Teach Us to Pray (Room 251)
A Study of the Book of Acts (Music Suite)
A Study of the Book of Jeremiah (Room 246)
YOUNG PRO LUNCH ON JUNE 2
On the first Sunday of each month this summer (June, July, and August), our FBC Young Pros will be sharing a meal together in Room 342 (The College Room) after service. The meal will be provided and all we need to know from you is if you will be able to join us. Our desire is to create a space for our young adults to connect with one another to grow in community and deepen relationships. Our first lunch will be next Sunday, June 2, at 12:30pm. Please let us know if you can come by signing up on Realm or by emailing email@example.com. We hope you will be able to join us, and look forward to the time together!
EVANGELISM OPPORTUNITY ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS THIS SUMMER
We all seek to be faithful evangelists but sometimes we just need to be encouraged by others and observe how to share the gospel. On Wednesday evenings this summer beginning June 5, we want to invite anyone interested to join Philip McDuffie (and others) in the Welcome Center to go out in small groups through downtown Durham for the purpose of sharing our faith. We will offer two time slots each Wednesday to best accommodate your availability. Join us from 5:00-6:15pm or 6:15-7:30pm and we will evangelize the city of Durham every Wednesday evening this summer.
OCCASIONAL SUMMER SUNDAY EVENING GATHERINGS HAVE RETURNED
We will plan to gather at FBC on the second and last Sunday evening of every month through the summer. Our first Sunday evening gathering will be Sunday, June 9, at 6:00pm in the Sanctuary. We will hear testimonies of local evangelism, global outreach, and spend time praying for gospel outreach in our city. We hope you will join us for these six Sunday evening gatherings at FBC through the summer from 6:00-7:00pm.
FBC NIGHT AT THE DURHAM BULLS BALLPARK – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12
You and your family are invited to join us at the DBAP on Wednesday evening, June 12. The seats are under the awning again this year and it has always been a great time of fellowship for our church body. We still have tickets available and we are offering them at a discounted rate of $13 each. You can sign up and pay online here. Deadline to buy tickets is June 5 so act now!
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%|