FHBC CommUnity News December 6, 2013

From the Pulpit:

Neil Westbrook

Have a Messy Christmas!
Matthew 1:18-21
Luke 2:1-7

Need to Know Information:

Weekend Emergency Pastoral Care Number

Office Hours
Office is open Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Extended Session

Dec 15  Sue Farr, Matt Foley, Debora/Samantha Thomas, Mary Lynn Kidd, Luke Harris, John G Spencer

Dec 22  Susan Wray, Deana Hite, Tempe Chapman, Carol/Gwen Reece, Phillip Frye, Leigh McDonald, Jessica Harris, Melissa Griffith

Wednesday Night Dinner, December 11th

Authentic African Meal prepared by Pastor Ngoma and the Forest Hills African Church

$5.00 Adults
Kids 12 and Under eat free
Dinner Time 5:00 p.m.         
No Reservations Needed

Spotlight on FH Missions in Africa
(Democratic Republic of Congo, Johannesburg S.A., Niger)
Dining Hall

Christmas at Forest Hills

Sunday, December 15 at 11:00am
The Choir will present Because of Bethlehem

Wednesday, December 18 at 6:00pm
Children's Music Presentation in the Sanctuary

Sunday, December 22 at 11:00am
Worship in the Sanctuary

Tuesday, December 24 at 5:30pm
Christmas Eve Communion and Candlelight Service in the Sanctuary

Wednesday, December 25
Merry Christmas!

Coming Soon--Church Wide Dinner Groups

Make plans to be part of this Forest Hills intergenerational event where groups of 8 will gather for fellowship and meals. The kickoff will be a dinner at the church on Friday, January 24th. SAVE THE DATE!

2013 Contributions

2013 Contributions need to be hand delivered to the Financial Office by December 31 at noon.  All other contributions must be postmarked by 12/31/13 to be
applied to your 2013 Contribution Statement. If you have any questions feel free to contact Wendy Garrett at ext. 101.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, Forest Hills Baptist Church follows Wake County Public Schools policy. Please check your local news stations for updates and announcements regarding school delays or closings.

Ushers Ministry Team

Volunteers are needed on Sunday mornings to hand out bulletins on a rotational basis. Please contact Cleta Johnson or Eileen Brinkley for more details if you are interested.


Adult Ministry

Join FHBC Adults on Friday, December 13th for A Christmas Gathering.  Dinner is at 6:00pm in the Dining Hall.  Cost is $10 per person.  Christmas Musical Entertainment from the Henderson Boys.


College Ministry

Break'n for Bacon Exam Break and Underground Church

Join us on Tuesday, December 10th at 7:30pm in the Dining Hall.  Free bacon, pancakes, and fun door prizes!  All college students are welcome.

Meal Donations for Spring Bible Studies

We're currently soliciting Sunday School classrooms that would like to volunteer to supply a meal for our Tuesday Night Bible Studies in the spring. If interested, please email Tyler (tyler@foresthills.org).

Spring Break Mission Trip

Sign-ups are currently underway for our annual Spring Break Mission Trip. From March 9-15, we'll be traveling to Guyan Valley, WV to work with the Appalachia Student Project. Cost is $150. If you're an adult (post-college) and are interested in volunteering as a chaperone, please contact Tyler.


Youth Ministry

FHBC Youth December Events

December 8  - 4:30pm Praise Band (Attic)
                         6:00-8:00pm Oasis (Attic)

December 11 - 6:00pm Wednesday Night Bible Study (Attic)

December 15 - Sunday AM Help with Birthday Party for Jesus (Dining Hall)
                         4:30pm Praise Band (Attic)
                         6:00-8:00pm Oasis (Attic)
                         Fifth Payment of $100 due for Cuba Mission Trip Participants ($650)

December 18 - 6:00pm Children's Christmas Concert (Sanctuary)

December 20 - Youth Christmas Lock-In (Attic)
                          Details in future communications

December 21 - January 1 - Christmas Break - No School

December 22 - No Praise Band or Oasis

December 25 - No Wednesday Night Bible Study (MERRY CHRISTMAS)

December 29 - No Praise Band or Oasis


Children's Ministry

Wednesday Night Children's Events

Dec 18, 2013 - Children's Christmas Music Performance, 6:00 pm followed by Happy Birthday Jesus Party
No Children's activities Dec. 25, 2013 or Jan. 1, 2014 - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Jan 8, 2014 - Children's activities begin for new year
Note: Children's music and missions activities begin at 6:00 pm. S.L.A.M. is currently not meeting at 5:45 pm.

International Ministry

Blankets Needed

The weather has turned cold and two families involved in the International Ministry are in need of blankets and warm jackets.  The families have 4 children under the age of 10.  If you have some warm items to share, please drop them by the office for Jason.

Thank You!

Thank you to all, Samaritans Sunday School Class, individuals, Children's Essential Ministry, and more for your overflowing generosity helping a family in need!  Sunday afternoon these gifts were given to the father, one blanket and perfectly fitting coat for each of his children!  What's more, Monday the man, his wife, and youngest girl came to church to say thank you and to share that his neighbors, also from Iraq, could use the additional coat that had been given.  These neighbors were invited to ESL class this Wednesday, and the man offered to give them a ride.  As a result of God's provision through your generosity, the witness of Christ is spreading in our community!
Pray for the ESL Basic Teacher Training taking place at Forest Hills January 23-25 - is God nudging you to teach or be a friend?  Contact Jason@foresthills.org to register by January 15.  The harvest is plentiful.

Janna Edwards