FHBC CommUnity News April 1st, 2014

On The Calendar

April 2nd: No Wednesday Night Activities due to WCPSS Spring Break
 -Church closed after 4:30PM
April 13: Palm Sunday 11:00am 
April 17: Maundy Thursday Service and Communion at 7:00pm 
April 18: No Good Friday Luncheon 
April 20: Easter Community Sunrise Service; Resurrection Sunday

Sermon Broadcast

Forest Hills 11 o'clock worship service is televised Fridays at 7:00PM until 8:00PM on Raleigh Television Network (RTN), channel 22. 

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! 

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!

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.

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.

Menus For Wednesday Night Meals

April 9th, 2014
Homemade Chili
Baked Potato Bar
Chef's Salad
Peach Cobbler
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

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

Senior Adult Ministry

Can't Stop The Music
Musical Performance and Dinner

Friday, April 11, 6pm

$10 per person - reservations required

For reservations, contact the church office or John and Dora Cornwell (919-851-1191).  You may also sign up during Sunday School or on Wednesday nights.

College Ministry

College Celebration Sunday --- April 6th

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.

Youth Ministry


Thank you to everyone who helped make the FHBC Youth Group's annual fundraiser Evening With Friends successful...through preparation, dontaing items or food, participating, prayers, and support.

April Calendar

1-4:  WCPSS Spring Break
2:     No Wednesday Night Activities
6:     4PM - Praise Band Practice
         6PM - Oasis
9:     6PM - Bible Study
13:    6PM - Cuba Meeting
         No Oasis
16:    6PM - Bible Study
20:   Final Payment - $100 Due for Cuba
         No Oasis - Easter
23:   Second Payment of $50 for Wilkes Co. Mission Trip
         4PM - Praise Band Practice
         6PM - Oasis
         6PM - Parent Potluck and Prayer For Youth Group
27:   6PM - Bible Study

Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry Activities

Sunday, April 13th - Arty Party - 12noon-4:00pm in the Dining Hall;  Lunch is $5.00
Creative Writing...Drawing...Painting...and some Easter fun!  Contact Jerry Hester (919-810-8748) for more information

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

Recently, around 40 Internationals have been taking part in four small group Sunday School classes after large group each week.

Share in the joy expressed in a precious note from one of our teachers:

"After I counted how many students I had today to prepare for small group work, it occurred  to me it would be fun to let everyone count in their own language,  (we had 12 students.)  So after first counting in English, each language group counted in their own language, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Amharic, and Armenian.  What fun!  And isn't this how it should be - people from all over the globe, working and learning together!!" 

Yes, Indeed!  Thank you for supporting the International Ministry and praise the Lord for the faithful and humble who share God's Word with people of all nations right here at Forest Hills!

Upcoming opportunities include prayer and help with the Beach Retreat, Summer Bible Study, and fun cross-cultural activities.  

Interested using your gifts to serve the Lord with Internationals?
Please talk to Jason, jason@foresthills.org, any time.

Janna Edwards