FHBC CommUNITY News, April 21

FHBC Children Help at the Yard Sale

FHBC children, parents & lead team members enjoyed sharing doughnuts, cookies, brownies & drinks with fellow church members working at the church as well as our visitors who came to find treasures in our yard sale. They accepted donations and were able to collect around $100. The kids were also able to help in the yard work and cleaned up flower beds, planted flowers and helped to clean up the playground. It was an all around effort and thank you to everyone who participated. It was a beautiful day of work, making new friends and fellowship together!

Parent-Child Dedication on Mother's Day, May 12

If would like to be a part of our next Parent-Child Dedication service, please contact Children's Pastor, Julia Bauman, for more information.  We welcome parents, grand-parents, or guardians, and children of all ages to participate in this time of family and congregational commitment to raise up children in a God-centered environment.  E-mail julia@foresthills.org.

Save the Date!

Young at Art Camp

Friday, July 26-Sunday, July 28, 2013

Young at Art Camp is an opportunity for your child to create original works of art in an environment that encourages creativity, exploration

and individual expression. More details coming soon!

Connections Preschool Registration

Connections Registration continues for Fall 2013. Classes are available for Ones, Twos,  Threes, and Fours. For more information call 828-6161 ext 123 ,or email connectionspreschool@gmail.com.

Connections Summer Camps are open for registration. Session 1 is June 17-21, "A Rainforest Adventure", and Session 2 is July 15-19, "Down by the Pond". Classes are available for Rising 2s, Rising 3s, Rising 4s, and Rising K and 1st Grade. For more information call 828-6161 ext 123, or email connectionspreschool@gmail.com.

Youth Calendar

College Sunday School Teacher(s) Needed

If you have interest in teaching college students on Sunday

mornings, please contact Alta for more information (alta@foresthills.org).

T-Shirt Blanket  

College Ministry needs to add several Mission Trip T-shirts to their Mission Trip T-shirt blanket. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Alta (alta@foresthills.org).

FHBC Adult News

Mark your calendars for Fun!!!

We are having a Fiesta on Saturday, April 27, 6:00 pm. $10.00 per person, reservations required.

Start thinking about bright festive clothes for this event, maybe you have a sombrero, or other Mexican style clothes you might want to wear.

More details to come.

Contact Karen in church office for reservations. 919-828-6161

Yard Sale Reaches Out to the Community!

This past Saturday, we had a successful yard sale, not so much in money made, but in outreach. We found that 80-90% of the people attending came from the community, not from church members.  That is outreach-big time!  One person asked if we could make this an annual event.  Well, we could do that if the Sunday School would be willing.   I understand the money collected was $1300.00, and that will be donated to The Gathering Place.  In my ESL/Bible Fluency class, I had a participant thank me for telling him about things like the WRAL gardens and especially the Yard Sale. He stood up and showed off his nice new shirt, for $1.00, and his new pants for $4.00.  He was so pleased. Many thanks to all the FHBC volunteers and donors. Your contributions of items and time were well spent. A special thanks to the Children's Ministry for their contributions. So, again thank you SS council:  Hamlin Landis, Debbie Capps, Bobby Vick and Tom Bowers.

-Glenda Reece, SS Council staff liaison.

Pastor's Search Committee

The Committee has been very busy since it was elected by the Church. We are now receiving many resumes, and the Committee is very busy reading them. We appreciate your continued prayer support.

Volunteers Needed

The Sunday Security Team is in need of several volunteers.  This team patrols the church and parking lots each Sunday morning to secure safety and security during worship.  Security members are trained in CPR and defibrillator usage.  If you are interested please contact Hamlin Landis.

Facilities Update

As you can see we have begun the construction upgrades to the steeple, this project is projected to last 6-8 weeks. We ask for your continued patience over the coming weeks. Stay tuned for future updates.

April Wednesday Night Menus

April 24

Chicken Parmesan Bundles

Buttered Noodles

Layered Salad

Garlic Bread

Strawberry Delight

Media Library Corner

"Song of Alaska" series by Tracie Peterson

Dawn's Prelude

Newly widowed Lydia Sellers discovers that through an unforeseen fluke, she is the sole recipient of her husband's fortune. But instead of granting her security, it only causes strife as her adult stepchildren battle to regain the inheritance for themselves. Lydia, longing to put the memories of a painful marriage behind her, determines to travel to Alaska to join her aunt

Morning's Refrain

As dark family secrets threaten the tranquility of the life he's come to love, Dalton Bjorklund must make difficult choices about the future. To complicate matters, Phoebe Robbins falls into his life quite literally when Dalton rescues her after she falls overboard in the Sitka Harbor. He quickly loses his heart.

Twilight's Serenade

Britta Lindquist left Sitka six years ago in an attempt to distance herself from the love of her life, Yuri Belikov. Upon her return, she finds Yuri absent and his wife about to deliver a child. When tragic circumstances ensue, Britta suddenly finds herself caring for Yuri's children--and her life intertwining with the man she's tried so hard to forget.

You may find all three books in the "Song of Alaska" series (Dawn's prelude, Morning's refrain, and Twilight's serenade) in your Media Library at the corner.

Kate Weaver