FHBC CommUnity News March 15th, 2014

Sermon Broadcast

Forest Hills 11 o'clock worship service is televised Fridays at 7:00PM until 8:00PM on RTN channel 22. This is the RTN (Raleigh Television Network) "information channel," available on Time Warner Cable.

Upcoming Events

- Church Conference rescheduled from March 16th to March 23rd

- April 2 -  No Wednesday Night Activities and No Meal due to WCPSS Spring Break
- April 13 - Palm Sunday  
                 -11:00am Service      
- April 17 - Maundy Thursday Service and Communion 
                 -7:00pm in Sanctuary       
- April 20 - Easter Community Sunrise Service
                 -Time to Be Decided
- April 20 - Resurrection Sunday 
                 -11:00am Service   

FHBC Yard Sale

Saturday, May 31 from 8:00am until 12:00pm in the Church Dining Hall.

All proceeds will be applied towards the construction loan of Forest Hill's "The Gathering Place"

Saturday Fun Days

2014 Winter/Spring Schedule

Come Join Us Once A Month on Saturday...Beginning March 22nd

March 22 at 10am
"Come & Read"
The Gathering Place

April 26
"Come & Play...with us!"
Young Kids at 10am
School-Aged Kids at 5:30pm

May 17 at 10am
"Come & Learn"
Cooking Demonstration/Class and "Fix It" Demonstration/Class

Also on NEW Community Events Page!

Wednesday Night Dinner

$5.00 for Adults
Children 12 and under eat free!
Dinner Time:  5:00pm

March 19, 2014
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Caesar Salad Garlic Bread
Caramel Cake

March 23, 2014
Church Conference Luncheon
Creamy Sausage, Tomato, & Spinach Pasta
Side Salad
Strawberry Chunk Cupcakes

March 26, 2014
Teriyaki Chicken
Mixed Vegetables
Cherry Pineapple Surprise

Spring 2014 Faith & Life Tracks

Wednesdays at 6:00pm

First Eight Weeks:  February 5th - March 26th

Break: April 2nd
No Wednesday Night Activities

Second Eight Weeks:  April 9th - May 28th

End of Term:  June 4th
Enjoy dinner together at 5:00pm, and our Children's Music Ministry "Road Show" presentation at 6:00pm

Wednesday Schedule
February 5th - May 28th, 2014

5:00-6:00  Church Family Dinner
5:45-5:55  Church Family Celebration
6:00-7:00  Faith & Life Tracks

Faith & Life Tracks Options For First Eight Weeks:
- A Holy Friendship
-Girls With Swords
-Financial Peace University
-Wednesday Night Bible Study- The Book of James
-Coffee & Crafts
-Arty Party
-The Five Love Languages

Palm Sunday April 13th

Hillsborough Street will be closed due to the Rock'n'Roll Marathon.  Please plan ahead to travel to church on a different route.


Children's Ministry

Upcoming Events

- Sunday, April 13: Arty Party-12noon -4pm
- Sunday, April 20: Children's Easter Celebration (ages 4-6th grade) in the Dining Hall during Sunday School
- Wednesday, June 4: Children's Music Celebration

Mission Friends

Missions Friends teachers needed on Wednesday nights until May 28th.  If you are interested in rotating teaching responsibilities or filling one of the needs please contact Susan Wray.

Connections Preschool

Registration Now Open!
Space available in 1s, 2s, 3s, and Pre-K
Contact Carla Smith or Stephanie Massey in preschool office at 919-899-6869 or email preschool@foresthills.org to schedule a tour!

Web Release Forms

Web Release Forms are available on the FHBC website at the following link:  http://foresthills.org/forms/.  A form should be completed for each child.  Please return the completed forms to Mary Weaver.

GA Bake Sale

March 23, 2014

The GA's are having a bake sale to support Mark & Sara Williams!  Mark & Sara are raising money to purchase a solar pump for a well in South Africa.

Children's Essentials Ministry

Outcome of the "Immediate Needs" requests from the Children's Essentials Ministry:

- $411 for purchasing cribs and mattresses
- 11 large bottles & 5 small bottles
- $100 - 3 strollers
- 804 size 1 diapers
- 24 receiving blankets
- 7 crib sheets

THANK YOU!!! ~Children's Essentials Ministry~

Youth Ministry

Evening With Friends 

FHBC Youth & Families Present 
Evening With Friends 
Annual Fundraising Event for Youth Missions.
March 22nd, 2014
Tickets are $17.50 and are on sale now!

This year we have the opportunity to use The Gathering Place as an area to fellowship and enjoy punch, crackers & cheese, all while reserving your table assignment for the event.

The Gathering Place Doors Open at 5:30pm
Dining Hall Doors Open at 6:00pm
Dinner Served at 6:30pm

Donations for the silent auction will be collected in the coming weeks.  If you are unable to participate in the event, but would still like to contribute, pease consider making a donation to youth missions.

On behalf of the Youth Group, thank you for your generous support of Youth Missions.

Auction items include: 1-week in a 3-bedroom condo at Atlantic Beach; a long weekend in 4-bedroom condo during the summer; Barbeque Dinner for 8; UNC and NCSU Handcrafted Corn Hole Games; Pancake Breakfast for your Sunday School Department; Embassy Suites Getaway; Portrait of Sunday School Class; Photo Session & Masonite print; Framed Needlepoint of Forest Hills; lots of baked goods, etc.!

March Events

Mission Focus for the Month - Evening with Friends to raise funds for FH Youth Missions
March 16 - 12-3pm - Forest Hills Basketball Teams - End of Season Celebration 
                     4-6 pm - Praise Band
                     6-8 pm - Oasis (MANDATORY Evening with Friends Training for the Youth)
                     ~Eighth Payment of $100 due for Cuba Mission Trip Participants ($900) 
March 19 - 6pm - Wednesday Night Activities 
March 22 - Evening with Friends
March 23 - No Youth Activities
March 26 - 6pm - Wednesday Night Activities 
March 30 - No Youth Activities (Spring Break)
March 31 - No School for Traditional WCPSS (Spring Break)

College Ministry

Camping Trip

The College Ministry will be going on an overnight camping retreat to Jordan Lake from March 29-30.
One of the great things about camping is conversations and meals over the camp fire.  If you have extra wood you would like to donate for our group to take with us, please let Tyler Ward (tyler@foresthills.org) know.  Our college crowd is able to pick up/collect firewood if you have any.

College Celebration Sunday

On Sunday, April 6th, our college ministry will lead the morning worship.  If you would like to participate in the service, or help with our college luncheon following the service, please contact Tyler Ward (tyler@foresthills.org).  More information will be made available in the coming weeks.

FHBC College Ministry 2014 Spring Calendar

March 9-15 - Spring Break Mission Trip To Guyan Valley, WV
Tues, March 18 - Mission Trip Report/Debriefing
Sat-Sun, March 29-30 - Overnight Camping at Jordan Lake
Sat-Sun, April 12-13 - Spring Beach Retreat
Thurs, April 24 - Reading Day Trip to Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
Sun, April 27 - Senior Toast & Blessing Celebration
Tues, April 29 - Break’n for Bacon Exam Break

Find Updated/Expanded Calendar at:

Or on Facebook:  Forest Hills Baptist Church College Ministry

Senior Adult Ministry

Can't Stop The Music

Can't Stop The Music Musical Performance and Dinner

Friday, April 11, 6pm
$10 per person - reservations required

The musical production from VocalMotion, an all-volunteer musical group from SAS Institute. VocalMotion once again brings their energy and enthusiasm to the stage as they present their 22nd "Stop the Music!"
Like a speeding train, the singers and dancers take you on a musical journey that includes the ragtime beat of "Mississippi Mug", the bluesy sound of "Kansas City", and even a stopover at "Moon River", and many other favorites in a fun-filled performance that will leave you with delight memories of the adventure.
For reservations contact the church office or John and Dora Cornwell 919-851-1191 - You may also sign-up during SS Class or on Wednesday nights.

The "In Crowd"

The "In Crowd" Care Ministry Tream, formerly known as "Homebound Ministry", needs new boxes of greeting cards, such as those available in Christian bookstores.  We hope to get an assortment of cards:  Thinking of you, Praying for you, Birthday, Sympathy, etc.  Please bring cards to the church office, marked for the "In Crowd" Ministry Care Team.

This ministry also welcomes volunteers who are willing to spread joy and love by writing and visiting our "In Crowd" members.  For more information, please contact Hamlin Landis at jlandis2@nc.rr.com or Judy Skaggs at rwaynejudy@bellsouth.net.

International Ministry

Did You Know?

Did you know that the first organized internationals at Forest Hills was founded by Dr. & Mrs. Gordon Middleton, with Mary Herring, as a Chinese Bible Study Group in 1963!

Prayer Request

PLEASE PRAY for the planning and preparation for the International Ministry Beach Retreat in May.  Pray specifically for the:

    - Internationals who will attend and learn about Jesus
    - Helpers who drive vans (4 needed), care for children (2 needed)
    - Safety in travels, while at Caswell, during recreational group & individual times
    - The building of Christian friendships, and opportunities to show and share about       a relationship with Christ as led by the Holy Spirit

Contact jason@foresthills.org for more information.

Shout Out! to FHBC's International Ministry!! 

Our very own Julie Boyles, Eileen Brinkley, David Rusnak, Barbara Martin, and Glenda Reece were featured in February's The North Carolina Baptist LITERACY MISSIONS NEWSLETTER with an article about each of these and the work they are doing with ESL. THANK YOU to each of you who have helped out with the ESL program at Forest Hills, you are awesome!  
Check out the entire NC Literacy Missions Newsletter HERE!

English for Citizenship Class

English for Citizenship Class:  Beginning Wednesday, March 5th at 6:00pm

Please refer people who desire to improve their English Language ability and to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship test.

Contact Jason Payne for more information (jason@foresthills.org).

Janna Edwards