FHBC CommUnity News November 15th, 2014

Office Hours The Week Of Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26th -- Closing at 2:00pm
No regularly scheduled Church Wide Programs

Thursday, November 27th -- Closed

Friday, November 28th -- Closed

A Gathering of Thanksgiving

A time for Forest Hills to share our blessings with our friends in Christ.
Date: Sunday 11/23   9:00-9:30 am
Location: The Gathering Place
Bring: Breakfast finger foods in disposable containers!
Coffee & juice will be provided!
We gather to share & express our gratitude for our bountiful blessings in the past year.
Please to direct questions to any Sunday School Council member:  Tom Bowers, Cliff Bennett, Louis Bullard, Debbie Capps, Hamlin Landis, Glenda Reece, Ray Tucker, Ann Singleton, Bobby Vick, or Susan Wray.

Donuts with Mr. Tyler

The Forest Hills Children's Ministry and Deacons' Family Ministry Team invite children K-5th grade to Donuts with Mr. Tyler on Sunday, November 23rd from 9:30-10:00 AM. This event will be held in the Adventure Room of the Children's Hallway across from the Dining Hall. Please join us for a time of fun so that you can get to know Mr.Tyler. Children, do you have a question you would like to ask Mr. Tyler? Fee free to submit any questions ahead of time to Elizabeth Murray at elizabethashleymurray@gmail.com.

Operation Christmas Child

Forest Hills is participating in Operation Christmas Child again this year.  Last year we filled 300 shoeboxes with small gifts for needy children around the world.  This year our goal is 350 boxes.  Please pick up boxes and brochures from one of our displays in the Gathering Place, the Dining Hall, the Preschool Hall, or outside the Sanctuary.  Please return filled boxes to Conference Room 2 by Sunday, November 23rd.  This is a wonderful tradition for our church, and we hope you will join us this year in sharing Christ's love with children who have so little that a shoebox means a lot.  For more information, contact Charlotte Holmes or Cheryl Hibbs at cheryl.hibbs@att.net.

Boy Scout Wreath Sale

Starting on November 2nd until November 23rd

Forest Hills' own Boy Scout Troop 207 is once again selling wreaths and evergreen roping this year. Please consider buying your greenery from the Troop to support the Scouts. Wreath prices range from $10 to $40 and the pine or fir roping is $10 or $13 for 25 feet. The deadline for ordering is Sunday, November 23rd. The greenery will be delivered the first weekend in December. Please see Alex Hibbs on Wednesday night to order, or pick up a form in the Gathering Place. Contact Cheryl Hibbs for more information at cheryl.hibbs@att.net

Stop Hunger Now:  December 3

Join us for a Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event. There will be a hotdog supper at 5 p.m., and packaging will being at 6 p.m. Once again we will be coordinating our efforts with our neighbors at Fred Olds Elementary School to package 20,000 meals! Each meal costs $0.25. Save your spare change during the week and drop it in the money jug in the Gathering Place on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings. Checks should be made out to FHBC with "Stop Hunger Now" in the memo line. Contact Buck Goode (919-949-9550) if you have any questions. 

Calling All Bakers!

If you enjoy baking, we have a mission opportunity to bake cakes for the Raleigh Women's Correctional Center Christmas party.
Cakes are due in our dining hall by 10 am on December 9th. Please contact Kathy Watson at khwatson@aol.com for more details about this opportunity to spread joy and show Jesus' love.

Get In The Fast Lane!!!!

All racers are urged to save the dates of February 27-28, 2015, for the Church-Wide FHBC Pinewood Derby weekend.  This will be a church-wide event for all interested in participating in what has been a much loved Royal Ambassador tradition for many years.  The 2015 race weekend will include two division races that will allow anyone to participate, regardless of age, gender, or experience.  
No driver license required!
Friday night, February 27 -- Division 1 -- RAs/GAs (Kindergarten through 5th grade)
No entry fee charged for the RAs/GAs race on Friday night.
Saturday morning, February 28 -- Division 2 - Church-Wide FHBC Pinewood Derby for Youth (6th through 12th grades)/Adult/Family/Alumni
Grand championship runoff (following church-wide race with winners from both division races)
The church-wide race will be a fundraiser for community missions that benefits Fred Olds Elementary School.  The fee schedule for this division will be as follows, which includes the kit and supplies necessary to construct a car:
    $25 - 1 car                     
    $40 - 2 cars
    $50 - 3 cars
Registration is required and ongoing from now until November 30 so that car kits can be ordered in time to permit distribution in early January.
To register, please go online at http://foresthills.org/forms/ and click on the Church-wide Pinewood Derby Registration link at the bottom of the page.

For more information, please contact the race masters for this event, Bill Gentry at (919) 564-9107 or wdgentry@bellsouth.net, or Curtis Weaver at (919) 845-1268 or jcurtisweaver@gmail.com.  

Time To Spruce Up?

Does your adult Sunday school classroom need a fresh coat of paint? FHBC will supply the paint if your class can provide the labor, either by volunteers or a painter hired and paid for by your class.

The Property Management Committee has approved a color palette of greens, golds, blues, plums, or tan for walls and tan or white for trim. These colors are the same or very close to those used in the Gathering Place. Some of the colors are for accents only. To view the color palette and talk about buying paint, contact Ben Kaplan, our new Facilities Director, 919-828-6161, x106; ben@foresthills.org.

Kitchen Orientation

We work hard to keep FHBC Kitchen and Dining hall as clean as possible. In doing so, we need your help! If you or a group you are affiliated with, use the kitchen for any reason, we would appreciate if you would schedule a Kitchen Orientation with Chef Gabriella.
This is a one time 30 minute orientation that shows you everything in the kitchen, how to work all equipment, where everything belongs, and goes over safety/sanitation procedures. Please schedule an orientation before using the kitchen for any reason!
Contact Chef Gabriella to schedule an orientation at chef@foresthills.org or (919) 522-3133 (cell) (919) 828-6161 ext: 115 (office).
Thank You!

Creating Warmth For Children

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Creating Warmth for Children project. 38 blankets have been completed and donated for children in our community. Raleigh Rescue Mission is giving one to each of the 11 children attending their childcare center. Three have been added to the inventory of our own Children's Essential ministry. Twenty four of the fleece blankets were donated to SafeChild. SafeChild works with abused children and they are approaching the 1000th child they have helped. They give a "lovey" to each child when they first meet them. Forest Hills is serving and connecting with our community as Jesus commanded us.

Message From Wendy

Please join me in welcoming Kate Weaver as the new Communications Coordinator.

Kate will be starting on Monday, November 17. Feel free to call or stop by to welcome Kate. Feel free to stop by and thank Jennifer for all of her hard work during the last few weeks.  She will be missed!
Please continue to use the forms on the website. These forms will be directed to the appropriate people. Please be patient with us during this transition time.

Ukraine Fund Update

Fund raising to help heat the Ark in Kiev, Ukraine, was a great success. Thanks to the generosity and mission support of Forest Hills members, we raised $9,864 to help keep the children warm this winter. Thank you!

Audio/Visual Volunteers Needed

AV Volunteers help Sunday services and events at Forest Hills run smoothly. Volunteers do not need experience with AV equipment, but it is a plus! We'll make sure you're trained in everything you need to know.  

Duties: Sunday worship service duties: set up and run audio equipment; operate presentation software, video switcher, and video camera for display of worship slides, sermon videos, and other media needs.
Time Commitment:
Sundays, 1-2 hr./week; Twice a month
Henry Su:  henry_su@bellsouth.net

Request for Naming Suggestions

The Worship Implementation Team is excited about the progress of the new contemporary worship space and the improvements to the dining hall. Since this space will now serve multiple uses, we would like to rename it. Do you have suggestions? Please submit them to Elizabeth Murray: elizabethashleymurray@gmail.com. Please limit suggestions to 16 characters.

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

The Sanctuary Choir has begun rehearsing its Christmas music. If you love to sing, but can't make a full time commitment to the choir, or you would like to just try us out, now is the perfect time to come sing with the choir! Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 7:00-8:15 p.m. in the music suite. All are welcome, and no audition is needed!

Updated Office Hours

Until further notice, the Church Office will be closed on Fridays due to staffing transitions. Any events already on the calendar will continue as scheduled.

Faith and Life Tracks

Wednesdays at 6pm

Spend your Wednesday nights with us as we discover new ways to deepen our faith together. A variety of classes and groups will be available for all age groups, so take your pick! For a full listing of the classes being offered this fall, CLICK HERE
Don't forget to join us for dinner at 5 p.m. before you meet with your small groups!

College Ministry

Thanksgiving Progressive Dinner

It's time for our annual Thanksgiving Progressive Dinner for college students. All students are invited to join us as we enjoy appetizers, a main course, and dessert in the homes of church members. We'll meet at 6:00 pm on November 23 in the back parking lot to begin our culinary adventures. If you'd like to assist at a host home or provide food, please contact Tyler Ward.

Children's Ministry

Teachers Needed!

All preschoolers and children through 5th grade promoted to new classrooms on Sunday, August 24th. It was a very exciting day, and we are thankful for all of our Sunday School teachers! However, there is still an URGENT need for 3 preschool teachers on Sunday mornings:

   -One teacher for the 2-year-olds class
   -Two teachers for the 3- and 4-year-olds class

Please prayerfully consider teaching in one of the above classrooms. If you are interested or have questions, contact Susan Wray or Mary Weaver.

Youth Ministry

Sunday Schedule Reminder

3:30 - 5:30 pm - Praise Band in the Attic (8th - 12th grades)
5:30 - 6:15 pm - Middle School Oasis in the 6th grade SS room (6th - 8th grades)
6:15 - 7:00 pm - Dinner & fellowship in the Attic (all grades)
7:00 - 8:00 pm - High School Oasis in the 9th/10th grade SS room (9th - 12th grades)
Wednesday night Reut Reminder 6 - 7 pm in the Attic (all grades).


11/16  **Date changed** Moved to December 7th  
            8:30 - 9:30 am: Youth Council Meeting.
11/23  Middle School Dinner & Fellowship
            6 pm at Moe's in Cameron Village. 

11/ 21-23  High School Retreat: Sign up Here

   -Location - Chestnut Ridge (http://campchestnutridge.org/), located in nearby Efland NC, is a    great Christian camp & retreat destination.
   -Plenty of worship & devotion time along with great team building events
11/23 & 11/30  - No Praise Band or Oasis due to High School Retreat and Thanksgiving.

International Ministry

Taiwan Aborigine Choir

Do you remember the kids from Taiwan who stayed in our church and blessed our community with songs earlier this year? Well, Pastor Jane Pan visited the Aborigine Mountain Home earlier this month, and met with the children and teachers. They are all doing well.

How encouraging and hopeful it is to know these children are loving God and singing praises to Him on the other side of the world, and even more, that our friendships will last forever in God's Kingdom!
If you would like to make forever friendships with internationals, and/or serve on our NEW Transportation Team, please contact Jason!

Adult Ministry

Schedule of Events

Friday, December 5
6:00 p.m.        Dinner
7:00 p.m.        Forest Hills Christmas Gathering

We Have a Form for That! 

In order to streamline the communications process here at FHBC, we've created a couple of forms to help ensure that all announcements and events are distributed in the best possible way. Please be sure that you have cleared your event or announcement with your Council Chair before submitting a form. Let us know if you have any questions about the forms!

Communications Request Form

If you would like to submit an announcement or event for publication in the e-news, newsletter, bulletin insert, website, or social media, please use the new form, which is now available HERE.

Project Request Form

If you have a design or administrative project that needs to be completed for your ministry or group, please use one of these forms. Hard copies are available in the Church Office, and the form can also be found HERE. These forms must be submitted IN PERSON so that they can be approved by a member of the church staff.

Career Opportunities At FHBC 

Forest Hills is currently accepting applications for the following positions. Clicking on the titles below will direct you to a PDF of the full job description. 

Minister for Serving Christ

Please share with those who might be interested in learning more about these exciting new positions at FHBC!

Janna Edwards