FHBC CommUnity News December 15th, 2014

Upcoming Events


Christmas Eve Service -- 5:30pm

You won't want to miss the Christmas Eve service coming up Dec 24th. The candlelight service will take place at 5:30 p.m. There will be special Christmas music, communion, a candle lighting, and an offering for Living Water International. Be sure to invite your family and friends! 

Church-Wide Pinewood Derby

Yes, it's the Christmas season, but...Registration has been extended to Dec 17 for participation in the upcoming church-wide Pinewood Derby on Feb 28, 2015! Registration is easy and will take less than 5 minutes!  No payment for ordered car kits will be collected until January.  To register, please visit http://foresthills.org/forms/ .



Welcome To The Grossmanns!

Please join the FHBC Missionary Residence Team in welcoming Roger and Vicki Grossmann to Forest Hills. They share the love of Christ among the Maya-Quiche people of Guatemala, one of twenty-one Mayan groups in that country. Roger and Vicki have served there for twenty-seven years under the auspices of the Southern Baptist International Mission Board. Their three children all graduated from NCSU and live in the Triangle. The Grossmanns plan to move into our missionary house on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, and live there until June 15, 2015. They'll worship with us when they're in town and not speaking at other churches.

Children's Ministry


Happy Birthday Jesus Party

All children are invited to the Dining Hall on Sunday, December 21st at 9:30am to enjoy refreshments, music, and celebrate the true reason for the season.

Youth Ministry


Warmest Wishes For December 2014

12/10  6:00-7:00pm Wednesday night Reut (The Attic)
12/13  Operation Christmas Child (OCC):
            Operation Christmas Child Processing Center trip to Charlotte
            Time:  Leave church at 7:00am; Volunteer at Center 10am-2pm; Return approx 5pm.  The remaining spots will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.  You may email Cheryl with any questions.  Cheryl.Hibbs@att.net
12/17  6:00pm Children's Christmas Program (Sanctuary)
12/19  7pm Friday-8am Saturday -- Youth Christmas Lock-In
            1st Deposit $50 due for Middle School Mission Trip July 5-11
12/21  Youth - No Sunday Night Praise Band or Oasis
12/24  Youth - No Wednesday Night Reut
12/28  Youth - No Sunday Night Praise Band or Oasis
12/31  Youth - No Wednesday Night Reut

College Ministry


Being The Church - 1 & 2 Timothy - Lessons on Leadership, Life, and Relationships

College small group will resume on Tuesday, January 13th at our new time, 6:30pm. This upcoming spring, we'll be studying 1 & 2 Timothy as we encounter lessons on what it means to "be the church." If you or your sunday school class/small group would like to provide a meal for the college ministry on a Tuesday night in the spring, please contact Tyler Ward.

Adult Ministry


Take Joy!

Shepherd's Studio, the arts ministry of Forest Hills Baptist Church presents our Christmas exhibition, TAKE JOY! Show dates:  12/14/2014-1/11/2015. 

General Announcements


Church Wide Social - December 28th

There will be a church wide social hosted by The Deacon Leadership Team and The Sunday School Council at 10:00am on Sunday December 28th, Coffee/juice and light snacks will be provided.  To give everyone an opportunity to participate, the Children's and Youth Sunday School classes will be cancelled for the day.  Adult Sunday School is optional with each department/class making the decision for themselves, but the Deacons would encourage all to attend and enjoy a time of church wide fellowship.  

Calling All Photographers!

We are creating an end-of-the-year presentation to celebrate all that God has been doing in 2014. If you have any photos of  2014 church activities that you think would make a good addition please contact Kate Weaver. The photos will be featured Sunday, December 28th, and the deadline to send them in is December 21st. Let's continue to thank God for all the blessings He has bestowed upon our church as we reflect on the end of the year!  

Operation Christmas Child

Forest Hills filled 331 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child this year, 28 more than we did last year.  Thank you all for your participation in this wonderful ministry!

Stop Hunger Now on December 3rd

We are proud to announce that through the efforts of our Stop Hunger Now event, 20,600 meals were provided for people in need.

Janna Edwards