FHBC CommUnity News April 15th, 2014

Holy Week Services

April 17th - 7pm Maundy Thursday Service and Communion, Sanctuary
April 20th - 7am Easter Community Sunrise Service, Meredith Amphitheatre
                     11am Resurrection Sunday Service, Sanctuary

Flowers For the Cross

Flowers for the Cross should be brought to the Sanctuary before Sunday School on Easter, April 20th

Sunrise Service

April 20th, 2014 at 7:00am

Meredith College Amphitheatre
3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh NC

(In case of inclement weather, the service will be held in Jones Chapel, located adjacent to the Amphitheatre.)

Sponsored by Ephesus, Forest Hills, & Hayes Barton Baptist Churches

Message by Pator Greg Templin, Ephesus Baptist Church
Special Music by Hayes Barton

We invite you, along with your friends, family, and neighbors, to attend this special time of worship.

Communications Coordinator

Forest Hills is currently accepting applications for Communications Coordinator.
See www.foresthills.org/careers for details.

Faith & Life Tracks

Our first Faith & Life Tracks series was a great success!
The second 8-week series of Faith & Life Tracks begins WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9. All classes begin at 6:00PM.
Six classes to choose from:
Course/Class                                                           Leader          
Bible Study: When Christ Lives In Us                Alta Whitt                           alta@foresthills.org                             (No reg. required)

Conversational Spanish for Beginners           Susan Andrews               susandrews@nc.rr.com  
Arty Party                                                          Jerry Hester                   jerrymhester@bellsouth.net  
(Johnny) Cash and Christianity                        Tyler Ward                         tyler@foresthills.org  
Coffee & Crafts                                              Beverly Edwards                 neusebrats@aol.com 
Get Moving                                                    Neil Westbrook                        neil@foresthills.org 
Great choices! Great opportunities to invite your friends and neighbors!

Breaking Bread

Have you heard the chatter about Breaking Bread? Chances are someone you know is having a wonderful experience sharing food and fellowship in a small group setting.
The small dinner groups are made up of 7-8 adults with the groupings lasting for 4 months. Our initial groupings end this month and new groupings will be created for May through August. If you are interested in participating you will need to either complete a survey form by using the link below or complete a form and return it to the information desk in The Gathering Place by April 25th. Forms are available in TGP and on Wednesday nights in the Dining Hall. Please use this link to sign up online:

The signup is available at -  
Questions? Talk to Billie Freeman, Courtney Frye, Derek Graham, Laura Lee Graham or Beverly Edwards.

Saturday Fun Days

April 26th "Come & Play....With Us"

Young Kids Read, Tumble, Jump, and Shout!  Starting with story time in The Gathering Place at 10am and moving to the playground at 11:30am for play, pizza, and popsicles!
School-Aged Kids at 5:30pm in The Gathering Place.  Enjoy desserts and fellowship.  The movie Frozen will begin playing around 6:00pm.

And also on....
May 17th at 10am - "Come & Learn"
Cooking Demonstration/Class & "Fix It" Demonstration/Class

Menus For Wednesday Night Meals

April 16th, 2014
Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans
Banana Pudding
April 23rd, 2014
Tacos (w/condiments)
Beans and Rice
Chips and Salsa
Chocolate Fudge Brownies
April 30th, 2014
Scrambled Eggs with Spinach and Parmesan Cheese
Hash Browns
Mini Pancakes
Fruit Parfaits

A Gathering of Friendship

A time for Forest Hills to gather with friends in Christ.

Date:  Sunday, April 27th 9:00-9:30am
Location:  The Gathering Place

Bring:  Breakfast finger foods in disposable containers
Coffee & juice will be provided!

We gather to express our love to our brothers and sisters in Christ...our Forest Hills Family!

Please direct questions to any Sunday School Council member:
Tom Bowers, Cliff Bennett, Lois Bullard, Debbie Capps, Hamlin Landis, Glenda Reece, Ray Tucker, Ann Singleton, Bobby Vick, or Susan Wray.

Semi-Annual Meeting of Raleigh Baptist Association

Tuesday, April 29th at Triangle Baptist Church
Dinner at 6pm; Meeting at 6:45pm

Click here for more information.

Sunday, May 4th -- Spotlight on Sunday School at Forest Hills

Are you interested in learning more about Bible Study opportunities for women?  Ladies from the Intergenerational Women's class, Harmony Fidelis class, Celia Middleton class, and Victory Bible class will be wearing their spring hats to church on this date.  These ladies are happy to share with you information about their Bible study, fellowship, and service opportunities.

2014 Fall Bazaar

The Fall Bazaar is on the calendar for Saturday, November 8th.  There will be a meeting for everyone interested in serving on this team on Wednesday, May 7th at 7:10pm in Room E260.  Please join us as we discuss the different roles and create a plan for this year's Fall Bazaar.

Baptist Children's Home Annual Food/Supply Roundup

Baptist Children's Homes (BCH) serve 700,000 meals and snacks every year.  Providing for the needs of boys and girls is no small task!  BCH experienced extensive damage during the March storms and lost power for several days.  All of the perishable and frozen food was lost.  Let's help restock the pantries for the children.

Items needed:  Canned fruit, fruit juices, cereal, paper products, laundry detergent, deodorant, cleaning supplies, shampoo & conditioner, spaghetti sauce & pasta, Hamburger Helper, baked beans, Mac and Cheese, crackers, jams/jellies

Please bring these items to the designated area in The Gathering Place during the month of April.

Connections Preschool

Registration Now Open to Public

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! 

Women on Mission

Come hear Ken Tan, Senior Consultant with the Baptist State Convention, speak on "Overcoming First Overseas Mission Trip Anxiety".

Luncheon meeting in the dining hall on May 6th at 11:30am.  Lunch provided at $5.

FHBC Yard Sale

Saturday, May 31st
8:00am until 12noon
Church Dining Hall
All proceeds will be applied towards the construction loan of Forest Hill's "The Gathering Place"
Donation/Delivery times (in Church Dining Hall):
May 29-30 from 1:00pm until 8:00pm

Race For The Cure

Saturday, June 14th

FHBC will be a water stop for the runners.  Stephen Edwards will be the primary contact with the Race Course Operations and will recruit volunteers to help with water.


College Ministry

College Ministry Exam Week Biscuit Break!

Monday, April 29th at 6:30pm - Dining Hall

We're looking for volunteers to prepare/serve food for our college students during our Biscuit Exam Break.  If interested, please contact Tyler Ward, tyler@foresthills.org.

Youth Ministry

April Events

- 16th:  6pm Communion
- 20th:  Final paymen of $100 due for Cuba; NO OASIS
- 23rd:  6pm Bible Study
- 27th:  Second Payment of $50 for Wilkes Co. Mission Trip
             4pm Praise Band Practice
             6pm Oasis;  Parent Potluck and Prayer for Youth Group
- 30th:  6pm Bible Study

Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry Activities

Sunday, April 20th - Children's Easter Celebration (ages 4-6th grade - Dining Hall during Sunday School)

Wednesday, June 4th - Children's Music Celebration

International Ministry

Tom and Vickie Hollowell recently shared the gift of hospitality by hosting four international students from Nagoya University in Japan who were visiting NC State. They were all graduate students here for a series of seminars, lectures and corporate visits regarding entrepreneurship for scientists. They represented Japan, Egypt and Cambodia. A Thanksgiving themed meal was prepared with pumpkin pie being a new found favorite.

Sharing hospitality and welcome to someone who has been separated from their homeland - for a week, 6 months, years, or displaced permanently - is a priceless expression of Christian love. Thank you for welcoming!

Please PRAY for the upcoming Beach Retreat, May 16-18. More than 90 Internationals and dedicated helpers from Forest Hills will spend a weekend building Christian friendships, enjoying the land the Creator has made for us, and learning about the precious thoughts of God that outnumber grains of sand.  
Your prayers are coveted! 

Janna Edwards