FHBC CommUnity News December 1st, 2014

Children's Ministry

Teachers Needed!

We are thankful for all of our Sunday School teachers!   However, there is still a need for 3 preschool teachers:

   -One teacher for the 2-year-olds class on Sunday mornings
   -Two teachers for the 3- and 4-year-olds class on Wednesday evenings (6:00-7:00pm)

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

Feed The Turkey

Connections Preschool's "Feed the Turkey" project was a big success! We decorated boxes with handmade turkey feathers and collected food in them during the month of November. Our preschoolers brought in over 136 pounds of canned food and infant formula to be donated to Raleigh families in need.  

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

Break'n For Bacon College Exam Break

It's that time of year again: FINAL EXAMS! But never fear, bacon is near! College students, come take a break from studying at 12/9 6:30-9:30pm and enjoy tons of nature's candy, other breakfast dishes, fun door prizes, and a rousing game of underground church! Volunteers are needed to help prepare the bacon and other breakfast sides. If you're able to bring a dish or help cook, 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. OPEN HOUSE: 12/14, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

TAKE JOY! Christmas Exhibiton and Open House  
No Entry Fees
Eligibility: Established and emerging artists, working in any media are encouraged to submit artwork, including but not limited to: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture and fiber.  What brings joy to your life? Is it your family? Is it your faith? Is it God's beautiful creation? Share with us your expressions of joy through your creative endeavors. Please bring your artwork to Shepherd's Studio 102 Shepherd Street Raleigh, NC 27607 for display: 11/30 1:00-5:00pm and 12/3 3:00-8:00 p.m. It must be suitable for all ages to view. Entry form available at www.foresthills.org/forms.

Raleigh Women's Correctional Center Outreach

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 10am on December 9th. Please contact Kathy Watson at khwatson@aol.com for more details about this opportunity to spread joy and show Jesus' love.

Breaking Bread

Breaking Bread is a fun opportunity to strengthen old friendships and make new friends through dining together once a month over a 4 month period. Participants choose the type of group they are interested in then are assigned to groups with 7-8 adults. For the January-April 2015 round we will have Out & About (restaurants, Dutch treat), Mixers (restaurants and homes) and Sunday Lunch Bunch(restaurants/homes always for Sunday lunch) groups. You may sign up online through the church website or the link found on the Forest Hills Facebook page or complete a paper copy found at The Gathering Place desk and returning it to the same folder. The deadline to sign up is 12/14. If you have any questions please contact Billie Freeman, Beverly Edwards, Laura Lee or Derek Graham. Sign up here!

International Ministry

Triangle International Prayer Prompts

Raleigh-Durham exercises significant influence throughout North Carolina as a leader in politics, education, and technology. Raleigh has served as North Carolina's seat of government since 1792. Just a few years later, in 1795, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill opened its doors as the first public university in America. Duke University (1838) and NC State (1887) followed not long after. Local coined the term "the Triangle" to indicate the area located in and around these three schools. Since the 1950s, the Triangle of North Carolina has attracted a growing number of companies involved in technology, research and development. Today, politics, education and technology combine to attract a wide variety of people from across American and around the world, increasing both the challenge and opportunity to impact lostness through disciple-making. 

Triangle Prayer Prompts:  

1 - Pray for churches to see the harvest field among the Triangle's 1.2 million residents, 26 pockets of lostness, and 237 language groups.

2 - Pray for partnering churches who will join Jesus Christ on mission through evangelism, disciple-making, leadership development and church planting.

3 - Pray for the development of a Triangle Strategy Team

4 - Pray for the development of a Triangle Prayer Team

More Information:   Cris Alley, Triangle Strategist, calley@ncbaptist.org

The Ethnic Church Leaders Workshop was hosted at the Raleigh Baptist Association on November 14.  Did you know that there are 237 different language groups in the Triangle?!  Many of these come to English classes twice weekly at Forest Hills.

We can visit and reach out to our neighborhoods, corner stores, ethnic markets, and businesses to build relationships and share the Good News!   Where will you shop and who will you visit this week?

Stay tuned for more information about the People Groups in the Triangle, and the "Peoples Next Door Project." 

General Announcements

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

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.

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. Please limit suggestions to 16 characters.

Janna Edwards