FHBC CommUNITY News, May 1


Office Hours with Julia Bauman
You can find me in my office or around the church on these days and times.  Come on by!

Tuesdays: 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Fridays: 11 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: 9:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Feel free to contact me anytime via e-mail at Julia@foresthills.org, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.  You can also reach me in the office at (919) 828-6161, ext. 110.  Contact me if you would like to meet with me during these times or at another time.  
Thank you, Julia Bauman, Interim Pastor

to Children & Families

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.

Celebrate with All of International Ministry
April has been a really good attendance month in Wed. ESL and in ESL/Bible.  We do thank God. Sunday morning brought more people into room 360, and a few had to slip out and bring in chairs. Others filled in gaps.  It is joyful to teach them the pronunciation of the words in a hymn, have them tentatively try to sing it, and then sing sort of like a choir. Definitely, it is a joyful noise.  Keep praying, for we do need another ESL/Bible teacher or two.
Dates for activities coming up:  May 15: ESL Graduation during the Wednesday night prayer time, Beach Retreat: May 17-19. God bless Forest Hills for having developed an open and loving heart for strangers and foreigners.

May 19 Church Conference Preview
Mark your calendars! There are lots of energy and updates to be shared by FHBC Teams and Committees that we have appointed to revitalize of our church. As we approach the end of our 3-year God-led journey, the pace is picking up and activities are increasing as these teams and committees conclude their work. Those attending will hear exciting updates and presentations from the following:
· Senior Pastor Search Committee
· Staff Implementation Team
· Lay Leadership Implementation Team (LLIT)
· The Gathering Place
· Report on steeple repair
Additionally, there will be an alternate plan offered by a church member which will also be discussed. Although an individual member's initiative, the church has offered to email a copy of the Proposal and the IST response to any member requesting copy. Contact the Church Office and an electronic copy will be sent.

Diaconate Meeting Changed to May 19
Please note that the regularly scheduled May Deacon Meeting has been changed to immediately following the conclusion of the May 19 Church Conference. The meeting will take place in E250.
Special Called Business Meeting
Our new Children's Minister, Julia Bauman, has requested ordination to the Gospel ministry here at Forest Hills. At the April Meeting of the Diaconate, an Ad Hoc Ordination Committee was formed to examine Julia as a potential candidate for ordination. The Committee has met with Julia and is prepared to bring a recommendation to the church.  A Special Called Business Meeting will be held in the sanctuary at the close of the 11:00 am Worship Service on Sunday, May 5, for this purpose.

May Women on Mission Luncheon Meeting
You are invited to the WOM luncheon on Tuesday, May 7, at 11:30 am in the Dining Hall. Lunch will be $5.  Come hear Keith Holmes and Mary van Rheenen, missionaries to Gypsies in Europe, speak on "Ministry with Romany Women".  Keith and Mary are the current residents in our Forest Hills missionary house.
Lay Leadership Implementation Team
A joint meeting of the Diaconate, Leadership Team and Staff Implementation Team was held last month to preview a presentation from the Lay Leadership Implementation Team (LLIT). The LLIT would like to thank everyone for their attention and feedback.  
WANTED: Electric Wheelchair
A church member is in need of an electric wheelchair for a few weeks
until they can get approval from their insurance company.   Please
call the church office at 919 828 6161 and we will forward the

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.

Kate Weaver