FHBC CommUnity News March 1st, 2014

Easter Season  - He is Risen!

- March 5, 2014 - Ash Wednesday Reflection and Contemplation 
    7:30am - 8:00am and 12:00pm - 12:30pm in the Chapel      
- March 9, 2014 - Communion 11:00 am Service 
- April 13, 2014 - Palm Sunday  11:00am Service      
- April 17, 2014 - Maundy Thursday Service and Communion 7:00pm       
- April 18, 2014 - Good Friday Luncheon 12:00pm in Dining Hall     
- April 20, 2014 - Easter Community Sunrise Service       
- April 20, 2014 - Resurrection Sunday 11:00am Service   

Spring Forward!

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 9th.  Don't forget to Spring Forward!

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.

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

5:00-6:00pm  Church Family Dinner
5:45-5:55pm  Church Family Celebration
6:00-7:00pm  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

Women On Mission

Come hear our missionary, Sara Williams share about Ministering and Mothering in Zulu Land. Luncheon meeting in the dining hall on March 4th at 11:30am.  Lunch provided at $5.

Update From The Worship Strategy Team

How does our worship glorify God ?  
How does our worship reach believers?    
How does our worship become an avenue to bring people to Christ?
These are the questions the Worship Strategy Team (WST) has asked ourselves as we look carefully at all matters related to worship at Forest Hills and develop recommendations related to worship to the Share Council.  The WST has been meeting weekly throughout January and is committed to doing its task as quickly as possible.
The subject of worship is not an easy one.  There are a great variety of factors that must be considered on the path toward church recommendations.  Those factors include theology, culture, personal experience, tradition, future vision as well as others.  Understanding that personal experience figures heavily in worship preferences, the team spent a session sharing our own experiences.  This helped us understand the wide variety of backgrounds that make us who we are at Forest Hills.
The team has a lot of work left to do.  To accomplish this work, the team plans to continue to meet weekly and is planning an extended session together in the near future.  Already we are confident that our church wants worship that glorifies God, avoids being entertainment driven, and meets the cultural needs of our diverse membership.  In addition to these, the team has great concern that our worship serve as an entry point for the broader non-churched community around us.
We would appreciate your thoughts and comments on worship.
How to contact us:  Please speak to any of the WST members or send any comments by email to worship@foresthills.org.
Donnie Wiltshire, Elizabeth Murray, Frances Overby, Henry Su, Joy Phillips, Julie Boyles, Neil Westbrook, and Stephen Edwards

Saturday Fun Days

2014 Winter/Spring Schedule

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

Click to see our NEW Community Events Page!

Forest Hills Is In The News...Again!!

The Associated Baptist Press published an article titled, "Raleigh Church Finds 'Very Baptist' Way To Be Multicultural" on February 24, 2014, that celebrates the culturally rich congregation of Forest Hills Baptist Church. Check it out:    


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

Food For Thought -- Keeping Our Kitchen Clean

This is just a friendly reminder that if you are using FHBC kitchen for any reason, please make sure you follow all kitchen rules and procedures posted in the kitchen. It is very important that we make sure we are cleaning up after ourselves and putting things back where they were found. If you are planning to use the kitchen, please reserve your date with security, and check in with Chef Gabriella Woodson or email her at chef@foresthills.org. Thank you! 
Thank you and if you have any questions regarding the post feel free to let me know.  
Chef Gabriella Woodson
Executive Chef  
Forest Hills Baptist Church

Baby Shower!

Join us in celebrating mommie-to-be Sara Williams!

Host:  Susan Wray
Saturday, March 8th at 11:00am

Forest Hills Baptist Church

Click here to access the E-vite and RSVP!

Children's Ministry


Children's Ministry News

The Children's Team recently met and have several upcoming events planned for the Spring 2014.

Spring Children's Ministry Dates:
     * Friday, March 7th - RA Derby Race
     * Saturday, March 8th - Missions baby shower for Sarah and Mark Williams
     * Friday, March 14th - GA Lock-In - 6:00 pm
     * Sunday, April 13th - Arty Party - Noon - 4:00 pm - more details to follow
     * Sunday, April 20th - Children's Easter Celebration 
       (ages 4 - 6th grade - Dining Hall during Sunday School)
     * Wednesday, June 4th - Children Music Celebration 

Wednesday Night Mission Friends Teachers Needed Until May 28th

There are a few needs for Mission Friends teachers on Wednesday nights. The children learn about different missionaries. Also, there is a time for singing with Ms. Debbie during this hour. If you are willing to rotate teaching responsibilities or fill one of the needs every week, please contact Susan Wray.

Web Release Forms

Web Release forms are available on the Forest Hills website at the following link: http://foresthills.org/forms/. This form provides permission for children to have their photos on the Forest Hills website.
This form needs to be completed for each child. Some families have completed the form. If you are unsure if you have completed the form, please contact Mary Weaver at mlawtonweaver@gmail.com. Please turn in completed forms to Mary Weaver.

Youth Ministry


March Events

Mission Focus for the Month - Evening with Friends to raise funds for FH Youth Missions
March 2 - 4-6pm - Praise Band
                   6-8pm - Oasis 
                   6-7pm - Adult Prayer Time for Youth Group
                   7-8pm - Meeting for Cuba Mission Trip Participants 
March 5 - 6pm - Ash Wednesday Service
March 7 - Early Release for Traditional and Year Round WCPSS
March 9 - 12-2pm - Youth Council Meeting
                   4-6pm  - Praise Band
                   6-8pm  - Oasis 
                   ~$50 Non-refundable deposit due for Spring Retreat
March 12 - 6pm - Wednesday Night Activities
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)

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.

College Ministry


College Mission Trip Prayer Partners

We need church members to be intentional prayer for each of your students before and during our upcoming mission trip to Guyan Valley, West Virginia (March 9-14).

Information on each student going on the trip can be found in the Gathering Place on Sundays and in the Dining Hall on Wednesdays.

Please consider becoming a prayer partner for our students!

For more information, please contact Tyler Ward (tyler@foresthills.org).

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


Lunch & Learn Featuring Alan Hoal (The Storyteller)

Tuesday, March 11th, 10:30am - Lunch at Noon
$5.00 per person - Reservations not required

Alan is an energetic and highly animated storyteller and speaker who has taken home several awards, including a shelf full of Tall Tale competition trophies. His repertoire ranges from the heartwarming, to the hilarious and from the frightening to the inspiration.

(All adults are welcome to join us, please bring guest too)

Elvis in Concert

Friday, March 14th, 6pm 
Concert and Dinner 
$10.00 per person - reservations required

Keith Henderson will perform many of the loved Elvis songs and entertain us this event. Keith is one of the leading Elvis Tribute artists in the area. For more than 30 years Keith has brought back the memories of Elvis through his show. It will be a wonderful evening.

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.

International Ministry


The Valentine's Party when was a lot of fun last Wednesday when international folks created Valentine's for loved ones for the first time, and heard the Bible verse:  
We love because God first loved us.  ~ 1 John 4:19.
May God's Word work in the lives of the hearers! A huge thank you to Debora Thomas who organized the party, for Hope who provided a fitting and lovely piano accompaniment, and all the hearts and hands of those helping each week!  
Thank you for supporting the international  ministry that shares God's love with the world in our community.

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