FHBC CommUnity News August 1st, 2014

Concert: Taiwan Aborigine Choir

This gifted choir of native Taiwanese orphans will perform a concert for our congregation and neighbors at Forest Hills Baptist Church on Thursday, August 7, at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome! You won't want to miss this inspirational evening of song, so save the date now. And don't forget to invite your friends!

Event Info:
August 7, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Forest Hills Baptist Church

Visit our Facebook page to learn more about this event.

Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network Is Coming!

Please join us when we and West Raleigh Presbyterian Church partner together to host WIHN guests at their church the week of August 10-August 17. The WIHN program provides temporary, safe housing and food for families as they work to transition into permanent, stable residences.  Ways to assist include evening host, overnight host, food, transportation, setup/breakdown, and laundry. 

Questions about the WIHN program and ways to assist can be directed to George Allen: george.allen@ymcatriangle.org or (919) 961-2660. 

You are encouraged to sign up using the SignUP Genius link below, where you can see all available jobs and slots. Click here to sign up.  

Personnel Committee Announcement

Forest Hills is currently accepting applications for the positions of Minister for Serving Christ and Contemporary Worship Leader. Full descriptions of these positions can be found HERE, or by contacting the church office.  

Please share with those who might be interested in learning more about these exciting new positions at FHBC!

Financial Peace Classes Starting Fall 2014

This coming Fall, Forest Hills will be hosting a course in Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace! Topics include: super saving, dumping debt, insurance, investments, retirement, and more. 

Visit our website for more information: www.foresthills.org/financialpeace

Breaking Bread - Round 3!

Breaking Bread is an exciting small group opportunity where 7-8  adults meet in dinner groups that last for 4 months at a time. More information and the online registration survey are available at www.foresthills.org/breakingbread. You can also fill out a hard copy that may be found and returned to the desk in the Gathering Place. For variety, you might even consider signing up for a different group category this time around! 

Questions? Talk to Billie Freeman, Courtney Frye, Derek Graham, Laura Lee Graham, or Beverly Edwards.

What's on the Web?

Did you know that you can log into the Forest Hills ACS portal?  Here you can have access to:

  -The on-line church directory.
  -Your profile and giving history, including change of phone   number / address.
  -The Church-wide Calendar.
To access ACS, visit www.foresthills.org, click on the INFO tab, then select "MEMBER LOGIN: ACS".

Church Pews Available

In order to prepare the dining hall for upcoming renovations, the church pews located in the dining hall will need to be removed. Please contact Parker Flowers at (919) 676-9491 by August 9th if you are interested in these pews.

Fall Bazaar Sign-Ups

Friday, November 14th and Saturday, November 15th

Forest Hills Baptist Church is gearing up for its 2nd Annual Fall Bazaar! Booths will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. So don't delay - sign up today! 
Applications can be found in the Gathering Place at Forest Hills, by clicking here or by emailing bazaar@foresthills.org. Application and rental fee must both be submitted to reserve your spot at the bazaar.
Have questions?  Contact bazaar@foresthills.org or ask Courtney Frye, Stephanie Spencer, or Kathryn Wright!

Arty Party 

Wednesdays at 6:00pm

Join us for an evening of art and fellowship! We will be meeting on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Shepherd Studio (Hood House), which has been recently transformed into an art studio and gallery.

The main focus of our sessions will be painting. Supplies will be provided for the first session. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity for creativity and a fun time!

For more information, see Jerry Hester or contact the church office

Children's Ministry

Volunteers Needed!

As the summer rapidly winds down, we find ourselves once again preparing for the start of a new school year. As we do so, we find ourselves in a moment of need for our children's ministries who are in need of called and committed volunteers. We all understand the importance of communicating the nature and love of God to our children, but to do so we need to identify, educate, and empower called individuals to care for our children!

Our opportunities for involvement span Sunday and Wednesday events. Currently, the Children's Ministry Team is in need of called volunteers and leaders for the following ministries:

Sunday School Teachers (August - January)
  -K-2: One Teacher
  -5: Three Teachers
  -Adventure Room Drop Off Volunteers
Wednesday Nights
  -GA Teachers
  -RA Teachers
  -Preschool Teachers
  -Childcare Workers for Babies/Toddlers/Choir
Our Children's Sunday School will be transitioning to a new model beginning February 1, so for those looking to make only a short-term commitment, committing for August-January would be a huge help as leaders begin the work of transitioning to the new model. 

If you feel God calling you, or know of other called individuals, to assist with any of these ministries, please let the Children's Ministry Team know. Feel free to contact Susan Wray or Susan Gentry to volunteer or request more information.

6th Graders Transition to Youth Group

This transition will begin on Sunday, August 17. On this Sunday, both the rising 6th and 7th graders will join the youth for Sunday School. Rising 6th graders will be in one class, and a separate class will include the 7th and 8th graders. On Sunday evening, September 7, a kick-off event will be held for all youth and parents, where the upcoming calendar of events will be discussed. Following that, the 6th graders will join the youth programs on Wednesday evenings and Sunday evenings. 

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Susan Wray.

VBS: Scavenger Hunt

June 22-August 17

Forest Hills is continuing to host Vacation Bible School during the Sunday School time at 9:30 a.m.  It's not too late to join us as we explore and discover how we are to be part of God's story!

Youth Ministry

Upcoming Events

Friday, 8/1             Participants return from Cuba Mission Trip
Tuesday, 8/5        WMU Presentation
Sunday, 8/10        Pool Party at the Smiths'
Sunday, 8/17        Sunday School Move-Up Day
                             Cookout at the Rusnaks'
Saturday, 8/23    Lake Day

*Addresses for these events will be provided closer to the event dates.

College Ministry

Rush Week Is Coming Up!

From August 24-30, our church will host an engaging series of events meant to welcome both new and returning college students! We need volunteers for all of these activities to be successful. Check out what is needed for each event below, and contact Tyler Ward to volunteer you or your Sunday School class!

  -August 24 - Fall Feed (NEED: sides/desserts/drinks for lunch following worship. Volunteers needed to help prep, serve, and clean up)
  -August 26 - Tailgate Dinner (NEED: main dishes/sides/desserts/drinks for dinner as well as fun tailgate games and volunteers to help serve)
  -August 28 - Death by Chocolate Mixer & Church Fair (NEED: Desserts and treats, ministry teams to be available to share about their ministries to interested students)
  -August 30 - Discover Raleigh (NEED: Van drivers who can help shuttle students around Raleigh as we show them all that Raleigh has to offer!)

International Ministry

Volunteers Needed: Professional Business English

The Fall Semester is right around the corner, and soon a Team from the International Ministry will be meeting new International Scholars at NCSU! 

Are you a business woman or man?  Do you ever notice the nuances of vocabulary, tone, and delivery of the English you speak every day?  Many Internationals are eager to practice Professional Business English in conversation.  This is an open door to build relationships and share the love of Christ through meeting a need with a specialized skill YOU have!

We have developed a curriculum and are looking for a business person to co-teach this class Wednesdays from 6pm-7:45pm through the school year. Please pray as the ESL Team is searching to meet this need. If you are interested in assisting with this ministry opportunity, contact Jason Payne.

Local Mission Opportunity

A local missions opportunity has come to us where we can help our neighbors only 2.3 miles away. The Palms Apartments are scheduled for demolition and re-development at the end of this year, and the largely immigrant community living there needs help relocating, transferring children to new schools, and prayer.

Please contact Jason as soon as possible to help lead this international ministry opportunity and reach out to the neighbors in our own backyard!


Women on Mission

Attention all women! You are invited to the WOM luncheon on Tuesday, August 5, at 11:30 a.m. in the Dining Hall. Come hear from Gavin Spell and our youth about their mission experiences this summer in Wilkes County and Cuba.  Lunch will be $5. 

Adult Ministry

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 19
        6:00 p.m.    Dinner
        7:00 p.m.    Dr. Elliot Engel - "A North Carolina Star Is Born: the Life of Ava Gardner"

Friday, October 10
        6:00 p.m.    Dinner
        7:00 p.m.    The Kudzu Ramblers (Bluegrass Music)

Tuesday, November 11
        10:30 a.m.   Lunch
        "Lunch and Learn" with Amy Jo Wood Pasquini, Development Director of "Our State" Magazine

Friday, December 5
        6:00 p.m.    Dinner
        7:00 p.m.    Forest Hills Christmas Gathering

Janna Edwards