FHBC CommUNITY News, March 3

Important Notice
At church conference on March 10, the team for The Place for Community will be seeking approval to begin a capital campaign to raise a projected $350,000 needed to fund this project.  Additional details will be provided at the conference to support this request.

The Season of Lent
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

Easter Egg Hunt
Forest Hills Baptist Easter Egg Hunt with Longview Baptist Church
Saturday, March 23, 11:00am at Longview Baptist
2308 N.New Hope Road in Raleigh
Bring a picnic lunch.
For children through 3rd Grade

Please help us collect eggs for the Easter Egg hunt by dropping off your pre-stuffed plastic eggs in the bins located by the elevators or by the preschool kitchen.  We must collect 1,500 stuffed eggs so we really need your help!

Youth Girls Basketball  
The Triangle area is no stranger to great basketball teams over the years.  But when you think about those teams, are you including the Forest Hills Baptist Girls?  In a winning tradition dating back to the mid-90's, our girls have participated in a league with other area churches.
This past Sunday, fourteen girls proudly represented Forest Hills in the League finals against First Baptist Cary.  After four tough quarters, we emerged victorious and not only brought home the Tournament Championship but the Regular Season Championship as well.  Thank you our loyal fans...the tradition continues!

College Ministry Celebration Lunch
On Sunday, March 17, college students and their families are invited to a College Ministry Celebration Lunch. Please help us by providing desserts for the occasion. Cakes, cookies, brownies are all favorites, and homemade goodies are especially appreciated. Desserts in disposable containers may be brought to the dining hall anytime that morning, before 10:45A.

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 the Harmony-Fidelis and Celia Middleton Sunday School classes and others individuals 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
Home Visits In International Ministry, relationships are everything. Do you have any idea how unusual it is for a foreign person living in this country to see the inside of an American's home?  Many are here for 4-8 years before they receive an invitation, if one even comes.  We are trying to have a Home Visit two to three times this year.  In Saturday's downpour, many of our students, without cars, ventured out for this little open house party.  We are grateful.  All had great food, a fine time and a comfortable American home where each felt welcomed.  We got to sing God Is So Good in Farsi, Chinese, Italian and English.  Can't beat it!   -Glenda Reece

Evening with Friends
Want to enjoy a sit down dinner served by your Forest Hills youth and a silent auction?  Then you need to plan to attend the 2013 Evening With Friends event on March 23 at 6:00 pm.  Evening With Friends is an annual fund raising event for Youth Missions.  This year the youth group will be traveling to New York City, and the proceeds from Evening With Friends will help defray some of the costs of the trip.  You can participate and support your FHBC Youth by making plans to attend this year's event and by donating items for the silent auction.  Tickets for the event cost $17.50 and will be on sale in the five points area on Sundays and Wednesdays between now and March 20.
Donations for the silent auction are being collected now.  Donations can include custom crafts, vacation homes, dinners, personal services (babysitting, yard work, handyman work, etc.), art work, photography, tickets to sporting events, business services or gift certificates.  Please drop your donation off at the church office by March 20.  Please contact Derek Graham (derekgraham99@earthlink.net or 919.469.8139) or Paul Smith (psmith@wkdickson.com or 919.880.5886) if you have any questions.  On behalf of the Youth group, Thank you for your generous support of Youth Missions.
 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 provided
Sign-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.
* Registration fees are non-refundable for cancellations made after the April 7th deadline.
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.
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.  Contact George Allen if you have questions or are wanting to reserve your spot!
 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  for more information and/or to express your interest in being part of this team.
 March Wednesday Night Menus
March 6
Allison's favorite chicken
Green Bean/Swiss Cheese Casserole
Orphan's Rice
Cathedral Salad
Cheese Biscuits
Congo Bars
March 13
Pork Tenderloin
Roasted Potatoes
Bok Choi Salad
Hot Fruit Casserole
Corn Muffins
Two Cakes
March 20
Baked Ham
Macaroni and Cheese
Pickled Peaches
Oatmeal Bread
Chocolate Chip Wheat Germ Pie

Kate Weaver