FHBC CommUNITY News, January 27

Two Out of Three Isn’t Good Enough—Part Two
In the newsletter last week, I gave you the first part of your assignment as the Pastor Search Committee (PSC) begins its work. This week I’m sharing the second part. Next week will be the final installment of this three-part assignment. All three are critically important as FHBC seeks God’s direction in calling a new Senior Pastor. Remember! Doing two out of the three isn’t good enough.
“What is the second part of my assignment?”
Pray for the all those who will be considered as candidates to be the next Senior Pastor of FHBC!
• At every opportunity
• Daily
“How should I pray for them?”
• That the Lord will bless them in their current ministry setting
• That conversations with the FHBC Search Committee will not be disruptive to their lives and ministries
• That they will grow spiritually and relationally through the process
• That those whom the Pastor Search Committee does not feel led to pursue will find the right place to fulfill their calling OR will recommit to their current ministry setting
• That, even now, the Lord will be preparing the person who will be called as your next Senior Pastor
• That ____________________________
Here is your assignment to date:
• Pray for the Pastor Search Committee
• Pray for all those who will be candidates, especially for the one who you will call to be your next Senior Pastor
The third and final part comes next week. – Layne

New Sunday Morning Schedule
9:30 – 10:30 – Sunday School
10:30 – 11:00 – Community Time
10:45 – 11:45 – Contemporary Worship in Fellowship Hall
11:00 – 12:00 – Traditional Worship in Sanctuary

International Ministry: Giving Away Bibles-Bilingual
As Christians, we often take our Bible for granted. Yet in International Ministry it is an integral part of what we do. This past Sunday, we gave out four Bilingual Bibles. All were received with such joy. All were hugged. All were wanted. Here is a note that Barbara Martin received when one of our students returned to his country. I have blanked the names. Glenda

I am A___, and I will come back (to my country) day after tomorrow, so I want to say "good bye".

I didn't know about bible, and Christian until I got your class. But I've got a little about bible and Christian. I found the bible interesting, because many historical facts were written in it. I will read bible which you gave me after coming back Japan.

Also I had interest in Christian. I thought that the way of thinking of Christian (welcome to other people, to do good thing as a person) was very wonderful.

Thank you for giving good time to me. your class was fresh and exciting for me!!

I wish I could see you someday, good bye Barbara.

Valentine Cookie Project
Volunteers are needed to bake 3 dozen cookies (no nuts & no peanut butter) and to deliver them to shut-ins and persons with special needs in our church family, as well as in the community. Cookies should be at the church dining hall by 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5. They will be packaged and ready for delivery by noon that same day. Sponsored by the Kaleidoscope Group of Women on Missions. Contact Geneva Humphries at  919-851-1249 for more information. 

Spain Mission Trip this Summer
Iglesia Cristiana del Garraf
Villanova, Spain
June 21-July 7, 2013
Sunday, February 3rd, 12:00, conference room 1
We again have the wonderful opportunity to assist the members of the Christian Church of Garraf reach the unchurched people in their community. We are now organizing the Spain Mission Team which will conduct an English camp the last week of June and the first week of July. The Christian Church of Garraf has moved into its new facility in Villanova, Spain and is offering English classes during the year, culminating with our English camp.
So if you speak English and would like to help advance God's work in Villanova, please consider joining the Spain mission Team, whether you can travel to Spain or help with planning right here in Raleigh! For more information, come to a short information meeting on Sunday, February 3rd, 12:00 pm, conference room 1.
Contact: Cathey Andrews, 919-614-3829, jayandrews@aol.com

Thank You Note
The ladies from the African Church are very grateful to the Benevolence Committee for providing assistance to 17 families who were able to buy cassava leaves which is the most preferable food but also expensive. This Christmas was very special to many of us. May the Lord bless you all for the work you are doing for His glory. Again thank you so much.
Deaconess Liliane Pambu, Hospitality & Care Committee of the United African Baptist Church.

The IST Wants to Offer a Big THANK YOU
Put February 24 on your calendar!  The IST is making plans to prepare a lunch for you following the morning worship services to say “thank you” for your participation and involvement in the interim process.  Additionally, they will offer a brief, final report of their work. 

Property Management Committee-Steeple Repairs
The Property Management Committee invites you to learn more about needed church steeple repairs. Please join us at the Five Points area across from the church media center to see photos of the damage and to talk to Property Management representatives about the repair project. We will be there prior to Sunday School, during community time, and after worship to share available information.

An Appropriate Note from the Forest Hills Church Media Library
This seems to be a good time to recognize volunteers from among the membership of Forest Hills who have served modestly and largely unheralded, some for over twenty years, to insure that the Forest Hills CML exists as a valuable resource. To the following volunteers (and others not here recognized), heartfelt thanks: Sean Hite, Barbara Howard, Jane Stokes, Sharon Clifton, Luke Harris, Lyla Kloos, Jean Blackley, Dora Cornwell, Kitty Mitchell, Jerry Hester, Barbara Duncan, Laura Graham, Dixie Porter, Liz Phelps, Mattie Smith, Grace Smith, Anne Porter, Amanda Wheless, Edith Clark, Carmen Sasser, Helen Bunton, Betsy Dunnagan, Jack Porter, Ruth Schultz, Eileen Brinkley, Sue Tucker, Charles Averre, Ron Brown, Aileen Taylor. 

Children’s Leadership Team 
The Children's Leadership Team is taking a fresh look at all the elements of our ministry.  As a part of that evaluation, we've decided that there will not be a Winter Bible School in February this year, as in year's past.  Instead, we are considering a Family Missions Day to take place in the next few months.  Stay tuned for more information.

General Women on Mission Meeting, Feb. 5
All ladies are invited to hear Cara Lynn Vogel, WMU Consultant, speak on "The Story Lives On" on February 5 at 11:30 in the dining hall. WMU is celebrating 125 years of missions this year! Lunch will be provided at $4.

Valentine Dinner
Join the FHBC Adults for a Valentine Dinner and “The Not So New Newlywed Game” February 9, 6:00 p.m., Dining Hall The Adults Programs welcomes the FHBC Youth participation in this event.
Cost, $10.00
RSVP to Church Office: 919-828-6161

Help Needed for College Bible Study 
Need help providing dinner to students for Tuesday Night  College Bible Study. If you, your SS class, team, or family would be willing to provide a meal for one Tuesday night, please contact Alta by phone or email: 919-828-6161 ext. 113 or alta@foresthills.org.

College Tuesday Nights
College students, we welcome you to join us Tuesday nights.
7:00 p.m. Dinner, Room S-308
7:30 p.m. Bible Study, Room S-308
9:00 p.m. Raleigh Worship, Chapel

All State Youth Choir July 14-21, 2013
The North Carolina Baptist All State Youth Choir includes auditioned youth in grades 9-12 who are active in the worship and music ministry of a North Carolina Baptist church. Those selected are invited to participate in a weeklong retreat and tour scheduled for July 14-21, 2013. The choir presents concerts and is involved in missions projects throughout the week. 

Auditions will be held February 2 and February 9, 2013, at  various locations around the state. A listing is below: 
February 2, 2013: 
Forest Hills Baptist, Raleigh 
Winter Park Baptist, Wilmington 
First Baptist, Shelby 
February 9, 2013: 
Friendly Avenue Baptist, Greensboro 
Oakmont Baptist, Greenville 
First Baptist, Morganton 
First Baptist, Huntersville 
Snyder Memorial Baptist, Fayetteville 

The Tour Participation Fee for Baptist State Convention (BSC) participating churches is $475, and for non-BSC churches is $600.  

DEADLINES and Dates:  
By January 11, 2013 or Before: all returning and new students apply (online), pay $10 fee (online), submit two completed recommendation forms (All Forms at ncworship.org/ASYC.)

Kate Weaver