FHBC CommUnity News, June 1st, 2014

Special Called Church Conference

There will be a special called church conference on Sunday June 8, 2014 immediately following the worship service.  The purpose of this conference will be for the Personnel Committee to present their recommended candidates for the Seek and Share Minister positions for consideration and congregational vote.
- Tom Revak
  FHBC Deacon Chair

FHBC Community Garden Workdays

Scheduled Workdays

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

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.

Wednesday Evening Activities

Our last Wednesday evening together will be on Wednesday, June 4th.  After the meal our children will be sharing some of the songs and stories they have been singing this spring. 

Summer Lunch Bunch - Wednesday Lunches!

On Wednesday, June 11th we will kick off a new mid-week opportunity for the summer!  The Summer Lunch Bunch!  Join your friends each Wednesday 11:30 - 12:30 for a wonderful, light lunch by Chef Gabriella followed by brief devotional or presentation. 

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

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!

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 (tyler@foresthills.org) 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! 

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.

Team & Team Leader Needed

Hosting Taiwan Aborigine Choir

Wednesday August 6th to Friday August 8th, 2014 Forest Hills will host a gifted choir of native Taiwanese orphans.  The Chinese Church, and some Forest Hills folks are stepping up and a TEAM LEADER and TEAM MEMBERS are needed to plan and implement this service and outreach mission project. Contact George Ake, Paul Smith, or Jason Payne for more information.  

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.

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:

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!!

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.

Race For The Cure

Your help is needed!

Date:  Saturday, June 14th
Shifts:  Approx.  6:30am-9:30am, 8:15am-10:30am, entire time, or any portion.

FHBC is a water station for the Race For The Cure.  Approximately 15,000 walkers, runers, and survivors will be walking or running by Forest Hills.  This is our opportunity to witness to the community.  We need 50 volunteers to hand them water and cheer them on.  The competitive race starts at 7:00am and teh Recreational Open 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8:30am.  Volunteers are needed starting at 6:30am for set-up through clean-up at 10:30am.  Please contact Stephen Edwards at sedwards62@aol.com to sign up.  The first 25 volunteers will receive at t-shirt.  Please include your t-shirt size (adult sizes S to 3XL).

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

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.  

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 (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

Children's Ministry

Children's Music Celebration - Wednesday, June 4th at 6:00pm

International Ministry

"How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!  I can't even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!"

Psalm 139 was our theme, and the blessings of the Lord were vast at the Beach Retreat. Thank you for your prayers, gifts (they were a hit with the kids!), and support! The presence of God was felt throughout the weekend by all.  
Eighty-four internationals learned about God, experienced His creation, and explored questions like "What does God think about?" and "What are your thoughts about God?" Excellent discussions followed with some wrestling with these questions for the first time. A wonderful foundation was laid that will be built upon this Summer during the new Global Bible Study and Sunday ESL Bible classes!  
Please pray, we need 2 new teachers for Sunday, and especially two others to help with "welcome and registration" from 9:15 - 9:45am. Each week new people are joining our classes, to God be the glory, and we trust His provision for willing workers. Contact Jason at any time to become a part! 

Janna Edwards