FHBC CommUnity News November 1st, 2014

Note From Personnel Committee 

Through a search and interview process led by the Facilities Management Committee working with the Personnel Committee and presentation to the Diaconate, Forest Hills Baptist Church has hired Ben Kaplan of Chapel Hill, formerly of New York, as our Director of Facilities. Ben has an Associate's Degree from the College of Staten Island in Operational Management and more than 20 years experience in managing facilities. His former duties have included the proper maintenance, upkeep and presentation of a portfolio of commercial and residential properties and facilities as well as overseeing a janitorial staff. Ben's skills and experience include basic electrical, plumbing, carpentry and general repair work as well experience in the maintenance of grounds. Ben was selected from a number of qualified and interested candidates and we are excited that he has joined us at Forest Hills. Please welcome Ben to our church family when you get a chance. 

Message From Wendy

Please join me in Welcoming our new Facility Director, Ben Kaplan.  Ben is already doing a wonderful job! He can be reached at ext 106 or at ben@foresthills.org.   

Jennifer Acevedo is our new temporary receptionist/communications coordinator. Thank you Jennifer for your friendly smile at the front desk! Jennifer can be reached at ext 100 or at receptionist@foresthills.org.

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.

Creating Warmth For Children: Nov. 1 

Join us as we create no-sew fleece blankets for children served by area organizations. No sewing or creative skills are required! Each participant will be responsible for providing their own material and scissors. The blankets require 1.5 yards each of two coordinating fleece fabrics. We will have an informational and instructional period starting promptly at 10 a.m. in the Gathering Place, then move to other rooms to create the blankets. Please contact Beverly Edwards with questions. 

City of Oaks Marathon - Water Station 

FHBC will again be supporting a water station for the City of Oaks Marathon on the morning of November 2nd. If you are interested in helping to serve the runners of our community and spending a couple of hours with your friends in a relaxed atmosphere, contact Donald Griffith to sign up. Also, look here for more information on how to get to the church that morning, as the two primary entrances to our parking lot will not be available during the race.

2014 Fall Bazaar

Join us Friday, November 14, 10 AM - 6 PM and Saturday, November 15, 9 AM - 2 PM and start your Christmas shopping at our annual Fall Bazaar! We will have 33 vendors selling local handcrafted items, so you are sure to find the perfect gift! Proceeds raised from this event will benefit two Forest Hills ministries - Arty Party and Needles and Prayers. 
Questions? Contact Bazaar@foresthills.org

Want To Make Your Own Fall or Christmas Wreath?

Sign up today for a Wreath class. Only $30  (Class includes all materials and take home wreath the same day!)
Fall Wreath: November 1st - (2 PM) & November 2nd - (3 PM) in the Dining Hall
Christmas Wreath: Has been rescheduled for December 1st at (6 PM) in the Dining Hall
10 spots per class, so sign up TODAY via email to Chef Gabriella: chef@foresthills.org or by phone: (919)522-3133. Class by Barbara Wallen.

Women on Mission Luncheon Meeting

Attention all women! Come hear Kim Wyatt speak on "The World Has Come to  North America". Kim and her husband Marc have recently been assigned as CBF Global Missions Field Personnel-Advocates for Internationals: RTP.  Meeting will be in the dining hall at 11:30 am, Tuesday, Nov 4.  Lunch will be $5. 

Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network    

It's time again for us to show our hospitality to the families being served through the Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network, an organization of area churches pulling together to support homeless families that are determined to be self-reliant again. We will partner with West Raleigh Presbyterian Church during the week of November 2-9. Meals, van drivers, and overnight hosts are needed, as well as abled bodies to help with bed set up and breakdown, just as in times past. 

Begin to talk with your Sunday School class about this, perhaps God is calling you to this ministry opportunity. Perhaps he's calling your class to serve in this way. Please use this link to sign up. If you have questions contact George Allen at 919-961-2660 or george.allen@ymcatriangle.org.

Wednesday Night Menu

The menu for Wednesday, November 5th, is Vegetable Soup served with ½ Grilled Cheese Sandwich, and Maple Brown Sugar Cake

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 o 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.

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. 

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 will occur in November so that car kits can be ordered in time to permit distribution in early January.  More information and details will be forthcoming over the next few weeks.
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.

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
Contact:  Henry Su: henry_su@bellsouth.net
Media Team Lead:  We need an overall A/V team lead for Forest Hills to coordinate support for both worship services and other events. If you feel called to serve in this role, contact Joy Phillips:  joywphillips@earthlink.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 & Life Tracks

Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

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!

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.

Extended Session Schedule

11/2       Infants - Ann Suber, Tom Revak
               Crawlers - Meredith Vick, Mary Anderson
               2A - Whitney Goulding, Pam Rusnak
               2B - Carla Smith, Debbie Capps
11/9       Infants - Vicki Hollowell, Susan Wray
               Crawlers - Sara Williams, Pam Scott
               2A - Amy Edwards, Robert Parker
               2B - Matt Foley, Cristina Dorne 

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 pm - Dinner & fellowship in the Attic (all grades)
7 - 8 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).


11/2 - City of Oaks Marathon water stand on Sunday morning (all youth). 7 am outside at corner of Dixie Trail and Clark.
11/16 - Youth Council Meeting. 8:30 - 9:30 am in the Attic
11/23 - Middle School Dinner & Fellowship...**date & time change**...11/23...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
   -Total youth cost $90. First payment of $50 was due 10/22. Final payment of $40 due 11/9 to Gavin!

11/23 & 11/30 - No Praise Band or Oasis due to High School Retreat and Thanksgiving.

International Ministry

Hallelujah for International Kids Team!

The International Ministry is singing hallelujah and praising the Lord for His provision Jane Stokes, Charlotte Holmes, and Liz Phelps, our new International Kid's Team!  Each Wednesday night from 7:00-7:45pm, after the usual Wednesday night children's activities close, our Kids Team spends time with the international kids while their parents finish English classes.  God has truly supplied these three ladies to meet a need on Wednesday night! Thank you God for Jane, Charlotte, and Liz! The International Ministry is able to reach more families by providing opportunities for children to participate in RAs, GAs, Mission Friends, and more on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings.  Thank you!

Adult Ministry

Schedule of Events 

Tuesday, November 11
        10:30 a.m.       Lunch
        "Lunch and Learn" with Amy Jo Wood Pasquini, Development Director of "Our State" Magazine

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

Overnight to Myrtle Beach     

The Forest Hills Adult Ministry will join the Movers & Shakers of Hayes Barton Baptist Church on an overnight adventure to Myrtle Beach on November 17-18. The trip will include a dinner on Monday night, breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, a stay at the Hilton Kingston Plantation, a show at the Alabama Theater, baggage handling, and transportation on a deluxe motorcoach with a professional driver.

The cost is $130 per person for a double room or $170 for a single. To reserve your spot on this trip, return a registration form to John and Dora Cornwell or to the Church Office.

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. 

Communications Coordinator
Minister for Serving Christ

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

Janna Edwards