FHBC CommUnity News May 1st, 2014

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):
Thursday, May 29 & Friday, May 30 from 1:00pm until 8:00pm

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, and 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

Wednesday Night Activities

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

Sermon Broadcast

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

Worship Services are also now available on YouTube.  Easter Sunday Worship Service can be found here.

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 to discuss how you can be involved.

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.

RBA Celebration of International Worship

Saturday Evening
May 10th, 2014

6:30pm - 8:00pm - Worship
8:00pm - 8:30pm - Dessert Fellowship
(bring your favorite dessert or snack to share)

Hosted by 
First Korean Baptist Church
8905 Ray Road, Raleigh

Come join us in a service to celebrate our various cultures as we praise God.  EVERY church in the RBA is welcome to come experience this worship celebration.

For more information, contact Cindy Buffaloe or call (919) 231-3995

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!

Next Saturday Fun Day - May 17th

Come and learn someting new on May 17th at 10:00am in the Gathering Place.  Meet in the Gathering Place and determine which class/demonstration group you'll join.  Cooking Class/Demonstrations will offer hands on learning for families (including all ages) interested in learning to cook with style.  Likewise, Fix-It Class/Demonstrations will offer short demonstrations followed by a small building project for each age group.

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! 

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.

Upcoming Community Garden Work Days

Come help out on the following Saturdays starting at 9:00am.

-May 17th
-May 31st
-June 14th
-July 12th

For more information, please contact Bobby Vick.

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.

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.

Mosaic Service

Sunday, June 29th -- Mosaic Service followed by a Mosaic Covered Dish Luncheon -- Bring your favorite dish!

Senior Adult Ministry


Senior Adult Event - OneVoice Choral Group

OneVoice began in 1999 at Providence Baptist Church by Director Melissa McLamb.  This is their 15th year singing.

The current high school girls in the Choir are Sallie (Sallie is the daughter of George and Carol Allen), Laura, Rachel, Christian, Ana, Taylor, Natalie, Lindsay, and Susi.  Churches represented are Forest Hills Baptist, Providence Baptist, Capital Community Church, and Crossroads.

When & Where?:  Friday, May 16th in the Dining Hall
-Dinner begins at 6pm and the performance is at 7pm.
Cost:  Adults are $10 and youth are $5.

Youth Ministry


Youth Ministry Events

May 4 -  12-2pm  Youth Council Meeting
              4-6pm   Praise Band
              6-8pm   Oasis
May 7 -  6pm Wednesday Night Activities
May 11 - No Youth Activities (Mother's Day)
May 14 - 6pm Wednesday Night Activities
May 16 - 6pm OneVoice at FHBC with Senior Adults

Children's Ministry


Missions Celebration

It's a Party!!
Join us for a Missions Celebration

Celebrating WMU's 125th Anniversary and GA's 100th Anniversary

Theme:  Be A Light

Guest Speaker - Ruby Fulbright

When - Sunday, May 18, 2014

Where - Forest Hills Baptist Church
        201 Dixie Trail, Raleigh
Who's Invited - Women of all ages, 6-96

Gifts = Mission Project - Items benefitting:
Raleigh Rescue, North Raleigh Ministries, and With Love for Jesus

Sign up with your church contact person

Celebration Sponsored by the Raleigh Baptist Association

This Celebration of Missions is for all women and girls' groups who participate in mission activities.

Our Mission project is collecting items for women and girls in need in our RBA area.  The travel size items will go in hygiene bags for area helping agencies.  Our goal is to collect enough items for 100 hygiene bags.

Girls bring:  Hair accessories, flip flops, travel size shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush
Women bring:  Packages of new underwear (women's med-larger sizes), travel size deodorant, soap

Celebration time will include making hygiene bags, party game, celebration service and cake.

Children's Music Celebration -- Wednesday, June 4th


International Ministry

At Forest Hills, folks from Afghanistan, Armenia, Burma, Congo, China, Ethiopia, Honduras, Iran, Libya, Mexico, and South Korea are among those who walk through the doors of the International Ministry, make friends, and learn about Jesus. Some stay, and many go, taking what they have learned back to their home country.
Last Saturday, a celebration for Mr. Hailong Ning, his wife Wenxia Li, and son Bill was held in Cary.  This pot-luck had authentic food from all regions of China, even the frigid north-east city of Harbin, where the Ning family will return May 11th - exactly one year since they arrived to NCSU as visiting scholars. I specifically remember meeting Hailong in Carmichael Gymnasium last year, and inviting him to the International Ministry at Forest Hills.   
Only God knew that Hailong and Wenxia would become part of the International Ministry, connect with the Chinese Church, would meet and accept Jesus Christ, and follow in Baptism on January 26th. Time flew but God was at work.
"But where will they continue their discipleship and growth in the Lord upon their return? God, your provision is needed!" This was my prayer, as I drove to north Cary.  
At the party Hailong pulled me aside, and holding back tears that welled in his eyes, he offered deep gratitude for kindness, hospitality, and the example of Christ he had witnessed. Now, walking with Jesus, he was so joyous to share that even his son Bill liked to be at church.  We both praised God Almighty for His work in their lives over the last year... and then, God provided another answered prayer.  
A few minutes earlier, Pastor Li had given Hailong information about a sister church in the very city of Harbin, where other University teachers study the Bible and grow in faith. The Nings now have a new "home church" when they return May 11th!  Praise God!   
Please offer farewell or "see you later" to Hailong, Wenxia, and Bill this Sunday. And Lord, may Your protection be placed around their new church in China, and guide and grow the Ning family as they carry their testimony of Christ to China.  
The International Ministry is growing, and your help is needed to keep up with God's work! Did you know forcibly displaced people come to Raleigh each week? See Jason to learn more.


Janna Edwards