FHBC CommUNITY News, June 4

Special Church Conference Called for June 9

Both the Youth Ministry Search Team and the Interim Senior Pastor Search Team are ready to bring recommendations to the Church for a vote on filling both vacancies.  There will be a Special Church Conference on June 9 following the 11:00 worship service to consider these two recommendations.

Children's Summer Sunday Fundays
Join us for a fun event on the second Sunday of each month in June, July, and August
June 9th - Kick off a cool summer!  All kids and families are invited to meet us at the playground at 3:00 p.m. for ice cold popsicles, lemonade, and summer fun games!  No need to RSVP-just show up and bring friends!
July 14th - Chill out in Cary!  Meet us at 6:30 p.m. at Yopop Frozen Yogurt at Cary Crossroads.  Choose your favorite froyo and toppings and enjoy a tasty treat with friends and family at 212 Crossroads Blvd., Cary, NC 27518. (No RSVP.)
August 11th - Go wild at Frankie's Fun Park!  Save the date and look out for details to come...!

Children's Summer Calendar 

June 12th-14th (Wed-Fri) - G.A. Camp at Mundo Vista
June 17th-21st (Mon-Fri) - Connections Summer Camp, Session 1
June 30th-July 3rd (Sun-Wed) - PASSPORTkids 6th Grade Camp
July 7th-13th (Sun-Sat) - Scout Summer Camp
July 15th-19th (Mon-Fri) - Connections Summer Camp, Session 2
July 21st (Sun) - Durham Bulls Game @ 5 p.m. with Durham Memorial Baptist Church, followed by all kids getting to run the bases!  (Reserve your tickets with Julia.)
July 21st-25th (Sun-Thurs) - World Tour Vacation Bible School @ Longview Baptist Church from 6-8:30 p.m.
July 26th-28th (Fri-Sun) - Young at Art Camp (Register at foresthills.org/young-at-art)
August 25th (Sun) - Promotion Sunday
Sept. 4th (Wed) - Fall Children's Programming starts back @ 5:45-7 pm
TBD - Back to School Water Bash! 


Register Now! Young at Art Camp

Friday, July 26-Sunday, July 28
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. Registration forms available in Sunday School at Five Points and online! foresthills.org/young-at-art

College Summer Sunday School

COLLEGE STUDENTS - Our Sunday morning Bible study (a.k.a. Sunday School) will not be at 9:30AM at FHBC. Just for the summer, beginning Sunday, June 2, college students will meet for Bible study over lunch, following the 11:00A worship service. Details will be sent to all students on the current college listserve. If you want to be added to the list, please email alta@foresthills.org, with your name and subject line: College Summer Sunday School. For more information, call (919) 828-6161 ext  113.
For College updates and happenings, check our website, www.foresthills.org and Facebook, Forest Hills Baptist Church College Ministry.

Music Ministry News
Sunday, June 9             

ONE WORSHIP SERVICE only- 11:00 in Sanctuary
Graduate Sunday-come honor our graduating seniors

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


Fresh Expressions Coming to FHBC

Several months ago two vanloads of FHBC members attended a Fresh Expressions Vision Day in Greensboro. This is a program that started in England and is designed to reach out to non-Christians and young people in a very different way.  We were impressed with the program and shocked by some of the information about the  numbers of young people involved in traditional church. Fresh Expressions highlighted that churches have to reach out to young people in a different way and meet people where they are outside the walls.  This program is sponsored by North Carolina CBF, National CBF, and the Virginia Baptist Association. Our own Ka'thy Chappell is the coordinator in North Carolina. We volunteered to host the next Vision Day at Forest Hills on August 16th (Friday).  Kath'y has offered a small meeting with the leaders and the Forest Hills team on the evening of the 15th.   The normal registration is thirty dollars for lunch, snacks, and material but since we are hosting, Forest Hills members can attend for $10.00.  NOTE: Use the following code to get the $10.00 rate for the day: "HOST"  Since this event in August is happening on our campus, we need volunteers to help welcome and host those who will be attending.  Contact George Ake if you are willing to help. The one in Greensboro filled up quickly.  Register today so that you won't miss this wonderful and challenging opportunity!  For more information:
What is Fresh Expressions?
To register!

Senior Pastor Search Committee Update

On May 31st, the Senior Pastor Search Committee stopped processing new resumes. The Committee is reviewing resumes, questionnaires, and has begun initial telephone interviews. Continue to remember the Committee and potential candidates in your prayers.

Race for the Cure

Your help is needed again this year.  The race sponsors are providing the water.  Volunteers are needed for Race for the Cure, Saturday June 8th.   15,000 to 20,000 runners, walkers, survivors, will be participating in the Race for the Cure.  Your help is needed to give them water & cheer them on.   The first race starts 7:00am, Women's race at 7:45am, and the big (open) race is at 8:30am. Volunteers are needed starting at 6:30 for set-up through clean-up at 10:30.   The largest number of participants will be from 8:45 till 10:00. Please contact Stephen Edwards or the church office if you are interested in helping during the following shifts, 6:30 to 9:00, 8:30 to 10:30, or the entire time. Please also include your t-shirt adult size S to 2XL (100% cotton).  I will be requesting the shirts on Monday, June 3rd.  All volunteers are welcome but shirts may not be available for those responding after Monday.  

Children's Essentials Ministry Needs Your Help

Thus far in 2013, the Children's Essentials ministry has received referrals for immediate/emergency assistance for children from newborns up to age 5 at three times the rate as in 2012.  Year-to-date, our team has assisted 22 children in 12 families by providing a wide range of items including: 7 cribs (plus a mattress, sheets and a mattress pad), a chest of drawers, 2 strollers, 13 packages of diapers, approximately 200 items of clothing, and various other basic supplies.  In addition, each family we have served has received a child's Read to Me Bible.
Your generosity in donating items to Children's Essentials in the past has enabled our team to respond to the 2013 referrals.  Children's Essentials needs your help to replenish the following:
· Size 1 diapers
· Newborn girl clothing (Size 0-3 mos.) - new or gently used - sleeping sacs, short and long sleeve onesies
· Baby towels    
Boxes labeled "Children's Essentials Donations" will be placed at Five Points for the next two Sunday's to receive your donations. Our sincere thanks for making this ministry possible.
Special Request:  We have a family in need of a multi-baby stroller.  If you have one to donate, please contact Sandra Haskins or any member of the Children's Essentials Team - Kimberly Elks, Meredith Parker, Frances Stroup, Dora Cornwell, Kathy Wallace or Candace Vick.   
Look What We Are Cooking Up for Fall 2013
The Hospitality team is planning the Wed night meals for the Fall. We are looking for 4 teams of 4 people each. Each team will be responsible for preparing the Wed night meals for one month. Meal planner, menu and tips will be provided.
If you are interested in being a part of a team or have ideas that you would like to share, please contact Jeannie Hutton.

We could not do this without your support and our many volunteers that help cook and serve each Wednesday night!
Labor Day Family Weekend at Fort Caswell 

Labor Day Family Weekend at beautiful Fort Caswell. Join other families from our community of faith for a weekend of fun and fellowship. Cost is $85 per person Fri-Sat-Sun or$122 til Monday. Children 5 and under half price. Includes breakfast, lunch, Saturday dinner. Program TBD. Contact Derek Graham.
Media Library Corner
Novels by Terri Blackstock
Double Minds
As talented singer/songwriter Parker James struggles to make her mark on the Nashville music scene, she finds the competition can be fierce - even deadly. When a young woman is murdered at the recording studio where Parker works, Parker is drawn into a mystery where nothing is as it seems. Unraveling the truth puts her own life at risk when she uncovers high-level industry corruption and is terrorized by a menacing stalker. As the danger escalates, Parker begins to question her dreams, her future, and even her faith. Does stardom even matter anymore?
Shadow in Serenity
Carny Sullivan grew up in the zany world of a traveling carnival. Quaint and peaceful Serenity, Texas, has given her a home, a life, and a child. Logan Brisco is the smoothest, slickest, handsomest man Serenity, Texas has ever seen. But Carny Sullivan knows a con artist when she sees one-and she's seen plenty, starting with her father. As far as Carny Sullivan can tell, she's the only one in town who has his number. Because from his Italian shoes to his movie-actor smile, Logan has the rest of the town snowed.
When Krista Carmichael's sister is killed by an online predator, she turns herself into "bait" to flush out the murderer. Ryan Adkins never expected his billion-dollar GrapeVyne social network to become a stalking ground, so he joins forces with Krista to bring the killer to justice. But who will protect them when the tables turn?
You may find these novels (Double Minds, Shadow in Serenity, and Predator) in your Media Library at the corner.

Kate Weaver