FHBC CommUnity News May 15th, 2014

FHBC Yard Sale

Saturday, May 31
8am - 12noon
Church Dining Hall

All proceed will be applied towards the construction loan of "The Gathering Place"

Donation/Delivery Times (Location: Dining Hall)
Thursday, May 29th & Friday, May 30th from 1pm to 8pm

Accepting donations of:  small appliances, kitchenware, household furnishings/items, small furniture, indoor tools, outdoor tools, yard items, games, children's toys, books, selected gently used clothing (i.e. coats, jackets, jeans, ladies' career attire, & infant through size 12 clothing)

  • Please price all donations with the use of masking or blue painter's tape
  • Please drop off old newspaper and plastic grocery bags with donations:  these materials will be used on the day of the Yard Sale
  • All leftover donations will be picked up by the Salvation Army
  • Please...NO large appliances, mattresses, gas grills, damaged donations, clothing other than the "selected" clothing listed above

Questions?:  See Tom Bowers, Lois Bullard, Cliff Bennett, Debbie Capps, Hamlin Landis, Glenda Reece, Ann Singleton, Ray Tucker, Bobby Vick, or Susan Wray

Pictures Needed for Connect Team!

The Connect Team is working on creating a nice, informative visitor's brochure for our church and we are in need of high-quality pictures that shine a light on the beautiful community that we have here at Forest Hills. If you have any pictures from ministries of our church dating from Summer 2013 - Present, please send them to Tyler Ward by June 7. 

Email, link Dropbox, or bring a flash drive with your pictures. Once we see what we have, we'll have a better idea of what pictures we'll need to take to highlight our ministries this summer! 

Partnership Missions

As part of the FHBC Share Council, the Partnership Missions Team coordinates opportunities for service locally, nationally, and internationally. Opportunities include FHBC developed mission trips and partnering with organizations like Baptist Men and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. The ministry works with Mark and Sara Williams' support team to provide for our own missionaries. If you are interested in an individual or group mission project or would like to be part of the team, please e-mail Rogers Farr at rogersfarr@nc.rr.com or call 919-786-9920 to discuss how you can be involved.

Communications Coordinator

Forest Hills is currently accepting applications for Communications Coordinator position.

See www.foresthills.org/careers for details.

Wednesday Night Activities

Dinner at 5:00pm
Family Celebration at 5:45pm
Faith & Life Tracks at 6:00pm

Faith & Life Tracks

Our first Faith & Life Tracks series was a great success!  The second 8-week series of Faith & Life Tracks began 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!

Women on Mission

June 3rd at 11:30am -- Come hear Sara Williams speak on "Ministering and Mothering in Zulu Land."  Lunch is provided for $5.

2014 Labor Day Family Weekend

This is a great weekend of fellowship and relaxation.  Lots of free time built into the schedule. There is a tennis court, a gym, putt-putt, swimming pool and, of course, the beach for enjoying time with family and friends. Program time Saturday evening/Sunday morning - topic TBD.

Check out Caswell's website here.  For cost and other information click here or contact Derek Graham

Connections Preschool

Registration Now Open!

Space available in the 1s, 2s, 3s, and Pre-K.

Contact Carla Smith or Stephanie Massey in the preschool office by calling 919-889-6869 or by sending an email to preschool@foresthills.org to schedule a tour!

New on The Web!

On the FHBC website, you will now find Connections Preschool listed under "Ministries."  There is a link to the Connections Facebook page where the Connections staff posts regular updates.

FHBC Community Garden Workdays

Scheduled Workdays

Saturday, May 31st at 9am
Saturday, June 21st at 9am
Saturday, July 12th at 9am


May 21st

Chicken Cordon Bleu, Green Beans, Roasted Potatoes, Fruit Bowls, Rolls, Meyers Lemon Pie
May 28th
Chicken Alfredo, House Salad, Bread Sticks, Dessert Smorgasbord

A Note From Don Hayden, Facilities Director

In an effort to better plan and provide kitchen related resources for our church's activities involving calendar requests and requests for ordering inventory for the kitchen we are implementing two new requests forms church-wide. 

Calendar Requests
Anyone who would like to make calendar request is asked to fill out a blue Calendar Request Form and submit it to me. These forms are available in the Church Office. Please allow three days to process a calendar request. 

Kitchen Inventory Requests
All ministry leaders who need for me to order items for the kitchen or special events are asked to complete a Kitchen Inventory Request Form. These pink forms are available in the Church Office. Please allow four days for delivery. 

Be sure to complete all of the information on these forms when making your requests. 

Thanks for your cooperation with this new process.  

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.

A Gathering of Friendship

A summertime "Gathering" with friends within our Forest Hills Family
Date & Time: Sunday, June 22 from 9:00am-9:30am
Location: Forest Hills Gathering Place
Coffee and Juice Provided.

Bring breakfast foods in disposable containers. 
Come join the fellowship at The Gathering Place!!

Mosaic Service

Sunday, June 29th

Mosaic Service followed by a Mosaic Covered Dish Luncheon.  Bring your favorite dish!

Senior Adult Ministry

Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, May 27th at 10:30am
"Conversations with Pastor Neil"
Lunch at 11:45am
$5 per person -- No reservations required.

College Ministry

From May 25 through July, there will be no College Sunday School. Class will resume the first Sunday in August.

Throughout the summer, the college ministry will be inviting all students to participate in a College Life Group that will meet every other Tuesday (starting June 3, ending July 29). We'll meet for dinner, fellowship, and prayer at different locations around Raleigh. Please like our FB page (Forest Hills Baptist Church College Ministry) for updates on where we'll meet throughout the summer. If you don't use FB, please email Tyler Ward for details.

Youth Ministry

May 17 - Senior Day (coordinated and funded by Parents of Seniors)
May 18 - 12-1:30pm Meeting for Cuba Mission Trip Participants
               4-6pm  Praise Band
               6-8pm  Melon Smash
               FINAL payment of $50 due for Wilkes County Mission Trip ($150)
May 21 - 6pm Wednesday Night Activities
May 25 - No Youth Activities (Memorial Day)
May 28 - 6pm Wednesday Night Activities
May 31 - 6-10pm The Masquerade Ball - Family Event (Annex)

Children's Ministry

Children's Music Celebration - Wednesday, June 4th

International Ministry

- Please be in prayer for International Ministry-we are in serious need of teachers and volunteers to keep up with our wonderful growth!

-Please PRAY for the Internationa Ministry Beach Retreat, May 16-18.  More than 90 Internationals and dedicated helpers from Forest Hills are spending a weekend at Fort Caswell!

-The agency "International Focus" is in need of approximately 7 host families for one or two Mexican youth for 1-2 weeks this summer.  The group will be coming to NC to learn about substance abuse prevention.  -Contact Jason Payne if you are interested in hostin

Janna Edwards