FHBC CommUNITY News, February 24

The Season of Lent

Sunday, February 24 - Second Sunday of Lent

Wednesday, February 27

Will of God Study

Sunday, March 3 Third Sunday of Lent

Wednesday, March 6

Voices from the Margin-Rahab

Sunday, March 10 - Fourth Sunday of Lent

Wednesday, March 13

Voices from the Margin-Hannah

Sunday, March 17 - Fifth Sunday of Lent

College Led Worship 11am

Wednesday, March 20

Voices from the Margin-Dinah

Sunday, March 24 - Palm Sunday

Cantata -The Power of the Cross,            

One Worship Service 11am

Wednesday, March 27 - No Activities

Thursday, March 28 - Maundy Thursday, Lord's Supper, Dining Hall

Friday, March 29 - Good Friday

Good Friday Service 12noon, Dining Hall

Sunday, March 31 - Easter

Sunrise Service-Meredith College

Flowers for the Cross

College Bible Study Dinner on Tuesday Nights

If you, your SS class, team, or family would be willing to provide a meal for college students one Tuesday night in April, please contact Alta by phone or email: (919) 828-6161 ext 113, alta@foresthills.org.  Many thanks to Suzie Goodell, Charles Sloan, Harmony-Fidelis and Celia Middleton Sunday School classes for the February meals!

Calling All Spring Break Mission Trip Alum 

If you have ever been on a FHBC college Spring Break MT (there are a lot of you out there), please join our MT Choir Sunday, March 17 at 11:00 a.m. On that morning, meet in the choir suite at 10:30 a.m. to practice.

Spring Break Mission Trip Collection

College Students will be in Asheville for Spring Break Mission Trip, March 1-9. Please join them on mission by helping collect peanut butter and canned meats for Manna FoodBank, one of the work sites in Asheville. A collection bin is located in the "five points" area.

International Ministry

Using Wednesday night teaching time wisely, this past week, International Ministry hosted an American Cultural Event-Valentine's Day. We filled room E-260 with 50 people, who were sitting down and making Valentine cards.  For many, it was truly a first. Then Simoni sang a love song in Italian, then the Chinese led their group singing a love song, and the Iranians, accompanied by drum, sang for us.  Hope Christian and Barbara Martin led the English valentine songs. We ate, pasted, stamped, ribboned and had a great fellowship. Even though it was definitely shoulder to shoulder, it was really fun.  Then, back to the mundane of learning English in class. God has blessed this ministry in so many ways. Thank you Forest Hills.

Thank You Luncheon, February 24   

The Interim Steering Team invites you to a lunch in the Fellowship Hall at the close of the morning worship services on February 24. This luncheon will provide an opportunity for the IST to do at least three things:

  •  To say "THANK YOU" to you, the congregation, for your investment and participation in the five focus points of the interim process, Heritage, Mission and   Vision, Leadership, Connections, and Future.
  •  To offer feedback to you on the pastoral profile survey and to make a final report to you regarding the work you have done.
  • To update you on what to look forward to in coming weeks and months from the two implementation teams (Staff and Lay) and from the Pastor Search Committee.

Valentine Cookie Project 

The Valentine Cookie Project was a huge success, and we thank everyone who participated.  We packaged 428 bags and shared an expression of love and kindness to many individuals, as well as , many organizations.

Thanks!  Thanks!

The Kaleidoscope Mission Group.

Women's Retreat 2013 

All women of FHBC are invited on a journey as we learn how to become Godly women in today's world with guest speaker Ashley Allen!

Saturday, April 20th from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
FHBC Dining Hall, $10 Registration Fee
Lunch and snacks providedSign-up in the church office or via Sunday School class envelopes by April 7th.

A little about our guest speaker: Ashley Allen

Born and bred in Dallas, Texas, Ashley now serves on staff with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina as the Director of Embrace Women's Missions and Ministries. 

Ashley has a deep passion and desire for women to be discipled in the things of the Lord Jesus and to live out their faith in abandon in their everyday life circumstances. She desires for women to seek the Lord and apply the truth of His Word to their daily life. Ashley deeply desires for women who are mature in their walk with the Lord to reach out and disciple the next generation of believers in the things of God. 

* If you are interested in volunteering with preparations and set-up, please contact Courtney Frye at courtneylindsey@hotmail.com or (919) 870-9804.

* Registration fees are non-refundable for cancellations made after the April 7th deadline.

Financial Planning Sub-Committee News 

Excitement is building at FHBC about our expansion and upgrades in the Five Points Area.  As plans move forward our team is seeking your input as to naming our newly constructed space.  We want to hear from you, please make a "Name" suggestion to the church office, or e-mail one of the following Financial Planning sub-committee team members:  Dora Cornwell at ddrcornwell@aol.com, or Taylor Freeman at thfreeman@att.net.   We look forward to hearing your ideas!

Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network 

It's time again for us to show our hospitality to the families being served through Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network, an organization of area churches pulling together to support homeless families that are determined to be self-reliant again.  We will partner with West

Raleigh Presbyterian Church during the week of March 17 - March 24.  Meals, van drivers and overnight hosts are needed, as well as abled bodies to help with bed set up and breakdown.  Begin to talk with your Sunday School class about this. Perhaps God is calling you to this ministry opportunity.  Perhaps He's calling your class to serve in this way.  Our help is needed Sunday, March 17;  Monday, March 18: Wednesday, March 20; Saturday, March 23; and Sunday, March 24.  Call, email or see George Allen if you have questions or are wanting to reserve your spot!  Gallen2@nc.rr.com  or 919 961 2660.  

Women on Mission Meeting, March 5 

Ladies don't miss hearing Donnie Wiltshire speak on his "Observations in India" at the General WOM meeting on  March 5  the dining hall.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 at a cost of $4 followed by the program.

Spain Mission Trip 

The Spain Mission Team is organizing and welcomes all who are interested in helping spread the gospel through the Iglesia Cristiana del Garraf (the Chrisitan Church of Garraf) in Vilanova, Spain.  Volunteers are needed - those who can go to Spain to conduct an English camp for children, as well as volunteers to help with the pre-trip planning in Raleigh.  The camp will be June 25-July 5, 2013.  Contact Cathey Andrews (919-614-3829 or jayandrews@aol.com) for more information and/or to express your interest in being part of this team.

February Wednesday Night Menus

February 27

Chuck Roast


Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

English Peas

Fruit Salad

Banana Pudding

Kate Weaver