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All announcements for the Sunday bulletin must be submitted by close of business Tuesday. For more details contact the church office at 919.489.4184 or fill out this form! 


Pray with us: the Prayer Conference Call on Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m. (712)432-1001, code "494132935#"), Noon Day Prayer (Wednesdays), and Intercessory Prayer (4th Sundays, 7:00 a.m.)  

Sunday School is Super!
  Sunday, November 29th is SUPER SUNDAY SCHOOL!  Invite someone to join us for the study of God’s Word at 9:30 a.m.  Hope to see YOU there!

Children's Church
 We are indeed excited about our Children’s Church Ministry, Connect with Christ. We will not have Children’s Church on 5th Sundays.  This allows our children and their parents/guardians the opportunity to worship together.  5th Sunday’s are a great time to participate in Super Sunday School and for Family Worship.

MLK Lock-In 2016 – Chaperones
“Dreaming Forward…Youth Lives Matter” Men and women….we need you, especially MEN!  Consider volunteering your time January 17th and 18th, 2016 at the MLK Youth Lock-In.  Please contact Sister Zandra Turner if you are available and willing to serve.
Youth T-Shirt Design Contest Calling all youth…have your creative design featured on the 2016 MLK Youth Lock-In T-shirts!  Submit a contest t-shirt design by November 22, 2015.  Designs must be created by the youth and relevant to the theme: “Dreaming Forward...Youth Lives Matter” Send all images of designs in pdf, jpg., or doc. format to Sister Demisha Grimsley   Please contact Sister Grimsley at (919)724-1307 with any questions. Designs will be voted on by FCBC youth and the winner will be announced Sunday, December 6th
Lock-In Registration
Assistance is needed with registration for the 2016 MLK Lock-In. For details, please contact Deaconess Janet Squires at (919)606-4801.
MLK Youth Lock-In Contracts
YOUTH 12 to 18 and Parents – The MLK 2016 Contracts are ready for you!  Where are they?  Outside Min. Carroll’s office & online at under Announcements- click on Youth Council. When is the deadline?  December 1st, 2015. Where do we put completed contracts?  In the box outside Minister Carroll’s office or the box located in the front (vestibule) of the church labeled “Completed Contracts Here”.  Contact Deaconess Squires at (919)606-4801 with any questions. 
Clothing Giveaway
The Daughters of Calvary will have the next Clothing Giveaway on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Smith House, 1019 Cornell Street. Thanks to First Calvary Baptist Church for all of your donations!
Making the Transition from High School to College 
High School students and parents are invited to a special workshop on Saturday, December 5th, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Topics will include Planning for Your Senior Year and Preparing for College.  Registration is required, call (919)699-1788 to register and for more information.  Sponsored by the FCBC Scholarship Ministry.
It's Caroling Time 
Join the Youth Council on December 12, 2015 for our annual Caroling Extravaganza!  We will depart the church at 9:30 a.m. and travel to local convalescent homes to bring holiday cheer to our Sick and Shut-in.  Please contact Sister Dolli Bradford at for more details and/or sign-up on the Youth Board outside Minister Carroll's office to attend. 
Disney On Ice
On December 12th, after our caroling adventure, we will take our Children/Youth to experience Disney's Frozen on Ice.  We are only taking 30 attendees.  The cost for each youth is $5. Adults that would like to attend will need to pay $20.  Please sign-up to attend on the sign-up sheet outside of Minister Carroll's office from Sunday,  November 15th - Sunday, November 21st. Payment will be due to Sister Conya Thorpe or Sister Dolli Bradford by Sunday, December 6, 2015. Please contact them  at or to make payment arrangements
FCBC Nursery
Is available during 10:45 a.m. service for babies and children ages 10 months to 4 years. Parents, please consider joining the Nursery volunteer rotation as you sign your child up!  
Ministry Opportunity-Drivers  The Van Ministry is in need of bus drivers. Members that have a regular driver’s license AND/OR a CDL, that have a good driving record, and are willing to serve, please contact Brother Ralph Mack at (919)971-3097.   
Photography Needs
If you are having a First Calvary event/activity and would like pictures taken, please submit your request 7-10 days before the event to Brother Alvin Newsome at or by calling/texting (919)219-1315.  We will do our best to accommodate your request.
The FCBC Food Pantry
Always welcomes donations of   non-perishable food items!  Types of Items Needed: rice, beans, jelly, peanut butter, cereal, pasta, pasta sauce, canned veggies & fruit, tuna, pickles, soup, etc.  (This is a great community service project for your job or school…or even a great summer project!)

In the Community:  
The West End Community Foundation, Inc.
CommUNITY Scholars After School Program is now accepting Applications for this coming school year.  The program is located at The Community Family Life and Recreation Center at Lyon Park (applications at front desk).  We offer free after-school services to Kindergarten through sixth grade students who attend schools in the West End Community.  The program is open from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. traditional school days.  For more information, you may contact Sister Wilhelmenia Thornton at (919)489-6077.

United Way Giving
Please give to the West End Community Foundation, Inc. (formerly Calvary Ministries) through the United Way Campaign, Code 4060.  If you are a Duke Employee give to DGIN (Doing Good in the Neighborhood), these funds are used to support the West End Community Foundation, Inc. After-School Program. 
Job Opportunity
A part-time and a temporary Front Desk Positions are available at the Community Family Life and Recreation Center at Lyon Park. If you or someone you may know are interested please, come by the center to get an application at the front desk.  Position(s) to start in December 2015
Are you a senior or disabled and on Medicare….or are you new to Medicare?  Do you understand Medicare, Medicare Supplements, and all things related to Medicare?  Senior PharmAssist has trained experts to answer your questions and help you.  Call (919)688-4772 for details and help.  The Annual Election Period is from October 15th-December 7th
Project Fine
Tutoring sessions will resume on September 12th at 10:00 a.m. at the CFL&RC at Lyon Park Family Life Center. Help is available in all subject areas and on all grade levels. Parents! This is an opportunity for your child to get an early start on academic success. Tutors are needed in all subjects, but especially in math. To volunteer, call Mrs. Shields at 919-688-7833. 
100 Men in Black Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 6th, 5:00 p.m. at King's Park Int'l Church, 1305 Odyssey Drive.  Guests include the Durham Symphony Orchestra with Conductor William Henry Curry, gospel artist Marshetta Parker and the Mime Ministry of Minister Fred Jones, Jr.  Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 at the door and can be purchased at Hayti Heritage Center, 803 Old Fayetteville Street or at  For details, call (919)225-2460.  
Do you have a wheelchair, walker, or shower seat collecting dust
HELP, Durham’s new Health Equipment Loan Program, will restore and re-use donated medical equipment to Durham neighbors who need it.  Donate equipment on November 14th, 10:00-a.m.-3:00 p.m. at 2050 Chapel Hill Road.  Call (919)470-7281 for details.  Donations are tax deductible.

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