FHBC CommUNITY News, May 6


Proposed FHBC LLIT Organizational Structure to be Presented
Last November, the FHBC congregation voted in support of a revised church lay leadership organizational structure as recommended by the Interim Steering Team (IST).  A Lay Leadership Implementation Team (LLIT) was appointed following the vote, and the team has been meeting since early December.  The LLIT has developed a framework for the new organizational structure based on the model put forth by the IST.  Following a presentation on April 14 to a joint meeting of the Diaconate and the Leadership Team, the LLIT will be providing information about the proposed structure to the congregation during May on the following dates:
May 5 -- LLIT visits to Sunday School departments where a summary handout will be provided
May 12 -- Additional LLIT visits to Sunday School departments as needed; LLIT members also in the 5-Points area to provide handouts and speak one-on-one with anyone wanting more information
May 19 -- Presentation at church conference for information only (no vote will take place on this date)
May 22 -- Listening session (tentatively scheduled for this evening starting at 7 PM following Children's Music service, more details forthcoming)
The LLIT trusts the congregation will continue to join us in prayer seeking God's presence and guidance as our church strives to position our lay leadership to seek His plan for us as we move towards the future.

Children's Ministry News  

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 Dedications
May 12th-Traditional Service-Elizabeth Poteat, born 10/22/12, daughter of John and Sharlene
May 19th-Contemporary Service-Violet Ake, born 6/09/11, daughter of Tripp and Renee; and Caleb Dorne, born 9/15/12, son of Billy and Cristina

Children & Family Ministry Calendar May 2013
May 4th-5th - G.A. Mother-Daughter Camp-out
May 5th - Children's Pancake Breakfast @ 9:30 a.m.in Dining Hall
May 12th - Mothers' Day & Parent-Child Dedication  
(Traditional Service)
May 19th - Parent-Child Dedication (Contemporary Service)
May 22nd - Children's Music Night @ 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall
May 22nd - Last night of Wednesday programming for Summer Break 

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.


Break'n for Bacon, College Exam Break

On Tuesday night, college students enjoyed pancakes and 10 lbs. of bacon, then relieved exam stress with an exciting game of "underground church."  Please encourage our students in thought and prayer as they finish up exams and head home for the summer.

Thank You for Tuesday Night Dinners
Thank you to all who provided meals for college students in April. It has been a wonderful semester of Bible study and your generous contributions of dinner have been enjoyed and appreciated!


Celebrating Our College Graduates
Congratulations to our graduates! From NCSU: Kyle and Courtney. From Meredith College: Jacqui, Meredith, Kayla, Kayelyn and Shelley.

"Homegrown" Graduates
College Ministry wants to recognize our "homegrown" graduates. If you are a parent, sibling, friend of a "homegrown" who graduates in May, please email name/college/degree information to alta@foresthills.org.


Celebration of International Worship
Sunday night, April 28, 2013 the language churches of FHBC joined together to attend the Celebration of International Worship hosted by Apex Baptist Church and their Spanish Ministry. This delightful and reverent service celebrated with testimonies of Fereshteh from the Farsi Fellowship and Hwibong from the Korean church. We sang, prayed, read scripture and celebrated communion together.  During the service, each language church had a representative read from Revelation 5:9-14, while one of their members poured colored sand into a vase. We formed a beautiful mosaic as the colors were added one by one.  In the photo, you see members of our Chinese Church at the cross and with the mosaic in the tall vase. The United African Church and the Farsi Fellowship attended and participated also. Next year, come with me.  -Glenda


Internationals Home Visit
The past weekend was productive and happy as we gathered on Saturday at the home of David and Phyllis.  As we continue to build relationships with our internationals, we can see God working in the lives of our group. The weather was good, the food was delicious and plentiful, and the laughter and smiles were contagious.  We thank our host family!  
Continue to pray for International Ministry as we begin  the closure of the Wed. night ESL class. On May 15, we will have our 'graduation' and you are all invited. Then it is off to a Beach Retreat with about 85 people on May 17-19. The Wed. ESL classes will resume the end of August. Of course, Sunday ESL/Bible continues year round.    -Glenda

Mission Trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Mission Trip to Congo-Kinshasa is set for July 5-19, 2013. Just like last year the following items are being raised to bring to the needy people in Congo:
Bottles of Tylenol (adult and children's, brand or generic)
Bottles of Advil (brand or generic equivalent)
Aspirin (adult and baby, brand or generic)
Vitamins (children, adult, multi)
Folding Walking Canes
Reading glasses
Medical Gloves
Disposable Syringes
The deadline to collect the items is June 16, 2013.
Also money donations will be a great help payable to United African Baptist Church  or to Forest Hills Baptist Church. Please be sure to note "Mission Trip to Congo" on the memo line.
Thank you so much.  -Ngoma Masiala

Diaconate Meeting Changed to May 19

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.

Wednesday Night Dinner
 $5.00 adults
Children 12 and under
eat free!
Wednesday, May 8
Ham & Cheese Crescent Bake
Green Beans
Pineapple Casserole
Buttered Redskin Potatoes
Strawberry Yogurt Cake
Wednesday, May 15
Mashed Potatoes
Baby Limas
Mandarin Salad
Sourdough Rolls
Assorted Pies
Wednesday, May 22
Baked Cheddar Chicken
Broccoli Rice Casserole
Garlic Cheese Biscuits
Chocolate Bumpy Cookies
Wednesday, May 29
Deep Dish Ground Beef Squares
Green Beans
Fresh Fruit with Honey Lime Dressing
Dinner Time: 5:15 p.m.
We want to hear from you! There is a suggestion box on the Cashier's table on Wednesday nights. We want your feedback, suggestions for menus, or other food ideas. Thanks for being there on Wednesday nights, Sherry Cochran & Dora Cornwell

Volunteers Needed

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.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.

Media Library Corner
Novels by Mindy Starns Clark
Whispers of the Bayou
Miranda Miller wasn't looking for the news the day the letter came. But, trying to survive in troubled circumstances, she welcomes the chance to change her location for a period of time. The letter informs her that her grandparents' estate is finally about to become hers. She immediately heads down to Louisiana and the old house by the bayou. There Miranda finds secrets that lead to life-changing revelations.
This suspenseful story reminiscent of old Gothic tales has a complex mystery and a vivid sense of the Deep South. It shows how God can take the darkest circumstances and use them to light a bright path leading to the future.
Under the Cajun Moon
Chloe Ledet grew up in the shadow of her larger-than-life father, a famous chef and New Orleans' restaurateur. When Chef Julien falls ill, he decides to finally publish his secret recipes - a decision his financial partners vehemently oppose.
As her father lies dying, Chloe earnestly searches for the source of Julien's special seasonings. Dodging the desperate efforts of those who absolutely do not want the secrets revealed, Chloe realizes that the closer she gets to the source, the more danger she encounters!
Framed for murder, Chloe's prayers become more fervent. Can she safely trust the mysterious Cajun leading her on a cat-and-mouse escape through the very heart of Cajun country? Will she survive - even triumph? Or by trusting this handsome stranger, has she gone from the frying pan into the fire?
You may find both of these novels (Whispers of the Bayou and Under the Cajun Moon) in your Media Library at the corner.

Kate Weaver