FHBC CommUnity News June 15th, 2014

Need Prayer?

We're expanding our prayer ministry here at FHBC.  If you havea  prayer request, please send an email to:  Prayer@foresthills.org.

Communications Coordinator Celebration

To Forest Hills Baptist Church Family:

The Personnel Committee is pleased to announce the hire of Savanna Dean to the newly created role of Communications Coordinator in our Church Office.  Savana has a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Mass Communications and Religion from Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia and is a recent Master of Divinity graduate of Duke Diviniy School in Durham, North Carolina, with an emphasis in Christian Education.  Savanna will be reporting to Wendy Garrett and will be starting in our church office on June 2nd.  We are looking forward to the many ways that Savanna's skills and talents will contribute to the communication of the exciting events and news God's work among us at Forest Hills Baptist Church.  Please join me in welcoming Savanna to our office staff.
On Behalf of the Personnel Committee,

F. Leslie Boyd, Jr.
Personnel Committee Chairman, 2014

Summer Lunch Bunch - Wednesday Lunches!

Wednesdays from 11:30am - 12:30pm

Food, Fellowship, Prayer, & A Devotional

Friends are welcome! 
The cost is $5/person. 

Saturday Fun Day!

June 28th at 7pm
The Back Porch String Band
(From Westbrook Baptist Church)
In the Gathering Place
No Cost

Band's Website:

Minister For Serving Christ

Forest Hills is currently accepting applications for our Minister for Serving Christ position.  Please share with those who might be interested in learning more about this exciting new ministry position here at FHBC.

For more information, please visit http://foresthills.org/careers.

Hand Bell Choir!

Many thanks for the ringing of the National Anthem at the Durham Bulls game on Saturday, May 31st.  It was a great way to play with Music Made in Heaven, celebrate children who have tragically passed and honoring our nation with the National Anthem.  Many thanks to Doug and the ringers at Mt. Carmel so we could represent a full 5 octaves!! 
Also, the video has been posted on YouTube.  You can find it here!

Congo Mission Trip

When?:  July 13-25, 2014
Where?:  Congo Brazzaville & Congo Kinshasa
What?:  Donations are needed.
               $5,000.00 is needed for Chicken feed and Bibles
               -$30.00 will buy one bag of chicken feed
               -$20.00 will buy one Bible
Please make checks payable to FHBC with a memo of Congo Mission.  The deadline for donations is July 6, 2014
Any questions or for more information, email African@foresthills.org.

Click here to see a video about the upcoming trip and learn more information!

Concert -- Save The Date!

Taiwan Aborigine Choir

Thursday August 7, 2014 @ 7:30 P.M.

Forest Hills is hosting a gifted choir of native Taiwanese orphans who will perform a concert for our congregation and neighbors.  This is a community-wide event. 

Save the date and start inviting friends!

FHBC Community Garden Workdays

Come help out on the following Saturdays starting at 9:00am.  (Located beside Dixie Trail Parking Lot)

Saturday, June 21st 
Saturday, July 12th 

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!!

Calendar Forms

Online calendar forms are available at www.foresthills.org under the Contact tab/Calendar Request form or directly at http://foresthills.org/calendarrequestform/.

A copy of this request will go to Don Hayden and be added to the main calendar. If you have any questions please contact Don Hayden @ ext. 119.

Young at Art Camp

Down By The Seashore

July 25th 4:00pm-8:00pm
July 26th 9:00am-4:00pm

Cost $65.00

Art Projects, Art Lessons, Crafts, T-Shirt, Good Food, and Fun!

Register Today!  Registration forms can be found on church website under Forms.

Upcoming Events with the Raleigh Baptist Association

Children's Music Camp: June 16-19, 9:00 am-2:00 pm at New Hope Baptist Church in Raleigh.

English as a Second Language Workshop: July 24-26.  Cost: $35.00.  The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, July 16.   

Training Extravaganza 2014:  Saturday, August 16 at Trinity Baptist Church.  For more information on these events, please see the Connections Newsletter.

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.

Mosaic Service

Sunday, June 29th

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

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 Massy in the preschool office by calling 919-889-6869 or by sending an email to preschool@foresthills.org to schedule a tour!

College Ministry

College Ministry Life Group:  Dinner @ Cookout This Tuesday!

In lieu of having Sunday School, a College Life Group will meet every other Tuesday over the summer.  Our next meeting will be for dinner and fellowship at the Cookout on Western Blvd this Tuesday at 6:30pm.  Free for all students!  See you then!

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 (tyler@foresthills.org) for details.

Youth Ministry

Sun., 6/1   4-6pm                Praise Band
Wed., 6/4   6pm                 Wednesday Night Activities
Sun., 6/8   8:30-10:30am   Graduation Breakfast for Seniors
                  11:00am             Graduation Sunday Service
Mon.-Sat., 6/22-6/28          Wilkes County Mission Trip
Mon., 6/30  11:30am           Lunch at Chick-Fil-A Cameron Village

Senior Recognition Sunday!

Click here to see a clip of worship from our Graduate Sunday, on June 8th.  

Youth Group to Participate in TWO Deep Impact Mission Trips

The entire youth group will travel to Wilkes County, NC on June 23-27 and the 11th and 12th grade youth will travel to Cuba on July 24-August 4. Between the two groups, we have 28 youth participating.  

Each year, DeepImpact collects a Mission Offering. Over the summer, as Deep Impact participants our youth will have the opportunity to provide hunger relief to children all over the world through funding

·  Cape Town - Barcelona Orphanage - money will be sent to provide protein to children's daily diets

·  Cuba - Retirement Home Farm - money will be sent to purchase fruit trees, such as papaya, banana, plantain, guava and mango for ongoing food needs to those living at the retirement home and for children, youth and their families in the surrounding community.

·  India - HIV and Compassion Children's Home - money will be sent to provide food for 30 children who are HIV+ for up to 1 year.

·  NC - Money will be sent to food agencies that provide fresh fruit and vegetables to those that provide food to children and youth.

Each Sunday,  the youth will be in Gathering Place between Sunday School and Worship to collect monies for the Deep Impact Mission Offering.  Checks can be made out to FHBC with Deep Impact Mission Offering in the memo.

Will you help Forest Hills Youth and Deep Impact reach $20,000 this summer to provide hunger relief?

Children's Ministry

Young at Art

Young at Art Camp for Children: July 25-26
"Down by the Seashore"

July 25 4:00pm - 8:00pm
July 26 9:00am - 4:00pm

Cost:  $65.00, includes Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, snacks, T-shirt, and all art supplies

International Ministry

Welcome & Registration Team Forming

2-4 People Needed

Did you ever want to experience international missions but were uncertain if you had the time or talent? Let me assure you, you are talented and your gifted-ness is needed!  
Welcome the world on the 3rd floor every Sunday morning! The International Ministry is seeking to establish a team of 2-4 people who can rotate to help with welcome and registration each Sunday morning.  
Weekly, we have new folks from far off lands joining our Sunday ESL / Bible classes. On their first visit, a registration form is completed on arrival. For most, this is their first experience with "church" - so a smiling face and warm, hospitable welcome goes a long way to open the doors of the church and heart.  
YOU are needed to help welcome and set-up the International Ministry welcome center from 9:00-9:30am on Sundays. Contact Barbara Martin , Glenda Reece, or Jason Payne to explore this ministry opportunity.

World Refugee Day Festival

Save the Date!  Friday, June 20th

World Refugee Day is June 20, next Friday! This year, an event honoring the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence, will be held on the 100 block of Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh from 11 AM-5 PM.  
This is a wonderful way to learn more about refugee resettlement, and the plight of displaced persons. Forest Hills has helped several refugee families with their resettlement and adjustment to the U.S.A, and you can be involved in the next team to walk beside a refugee family that has been displaced from their homeland.

Refugee Highway Partnership North America - North American Round Table

Interested?  Going to this conference would be an opportunity continue to develop a ministry for displaced persons (refugees, asylees, victims of trafficking) in the Forest Hills community.  Click here for a video with more information. 

Janna Edwards