FHBC CommUnity News September 15th, 2014

Dr. Elliot Engel Presents, "A North Carolina Star Is Born:  The Life of Ava Gardner"

Friday, September 19th
6:00pm, Dinner in Dining Hall
7:00pm, Program
$10 per person

Reservations Required
Contact John and Dora Cornwell or the church office

Please join us for a night to learn, laugh and be totally entertained by renowned author and lecturer, Dr. Elliot Engel as he shares his knowledge of Ava Gardner in A North Carolina Star is Born.

Ladies' Bible Study

Our Friday morning Intergenerational Ladies' Bible Study will begin Friday, September 19th, and last until the spring. We will be studying Beth Moore's newest Bible Study: Children of the Day, a study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. We will meet from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Parlor, just off the Gathering Place. Our study will be led by Charlotte Holmes. Please contact Cheryl Hibbs for more information or to sign up.

Faith and Life Tracks

Wednesdays at 6pm

Spend your Wednesday nights with us as we discover new ways to deepen our faith together. A variety of classes and groups will be available for all age groups, so take your pick! For a full listing of the classes being offered this fall, CLICK HERE.

Don't forget to join us for dinner at 5 p.m. before you meet with your small groups!

"Through The Door" Prison Documentary Screening:  September 29th

Forest Hills, CBFNC, and Ethics Daily are partnering to host a screening of the documentary "Through the Door," which highlights growing prison ministries across the country, as well as advocacy efforts to reform the prison system. This event is free and all are welcome to attend!

Following the screening, there will be a panel of local experts on hand to talk about the church's response to prison ministry and advocacy. This event begins at 10 a.m. in the Dining Hall.

FHBC Deacon Nominations

September is upon us, and it's time to start planning for next year. As part of the planning, the FHBC Deacon Nomination Process has started. Nomination forms are available in the front office, as well as for download on the church website, for you to use to nominate those members you believe are gifted and prepared to lead our congregation. Please prayerfully consider the needs of the church as we go through this process. All completed forms must be signed and placed in the designated box in the Gathering Place by the end of the day on Monday, September 29, 2014.

A Message From Wendy

Please continue to send Facility Requests to don@foresthills.org. We are checking this email daily; however, we ask that you allow a few days to process your request. Also, please continue to use the Calendar Request and Work Request forms on the church website. Thank you.

Save The Date:  October 24th and 25th

This training event is open to all church leaders and Sunday School members. Join us as we learn how to grow and sustain healthy Sunday School classes. Be on the lookout for more information!

Children's Ministry

Teachers Needed!

All preschoolers and children through 5th grade promoted to new classrooms on Sunday, August 24th. It was a very exciting day, and we are thankful for all of our Sunday School teachers! However, there is still an URGENT need for 3 preschool teachers on Sunday mornings:

   -One teacher for the 2-year-olds class
   -Two teachers for the 3- and 4-year-olds class

Please prayerfully consider teaching in one of the above classrooms. If you are interested or have questions, contact Susan Wray or Mary Weaver.

Extended Session Schedule

9/21   Infants - Elizabeth Murray, Jane Stokes
           Crawlers - Patti Bowers, Kate Marshall
           2A - Lindsey Polk, Luke Harris
           2B - Dan Clinton, Renee Ake
9/28   Infants - Janna Edwards, Kathy Hancock
            Crawlers - Stephanie Spencer, Candy Farrell
            2A - Larry and Jerry Hester, Denise Young
            2B - Joy Phillips, Phillip Frye

10/5   Infants - Sue Farr, Holly Xu
           Crawlers - Jane Revak, Judy Williams
           2A - Ann Curlee, Paul Smith
           2B - Suzie Goodell, Aaron Goulding
10/12  Infants - Beverly Spencer, Deana Hite
           Crawlers - Whitney Westbrook, Debora/Samantha Thomas
           2A - Meredith Parker, Terry Wray
           2B - Tom Hollowell, Terri Green

Attention All 3rd, 4th, & 5th Graders!

You're invited to Camp Willow Run from Friday, October 17th to Sunday, October 19th. Contact Jane Revak for more information.

Donuts With Pastor Neil

The Forest Hills Children's Ministry and Deacons' Family Ministry Team invite children K-5th grade to Donuts with Pastor Neil on October 5th from 9:30-10:00 a.m. This event will be held in the Adventure Room of the children's hall across from the Dining Hall. Please join us for a time of fun so that you can get to know Pastor Neil. Children, do you have a question you would like to ask Pastor Neil? Feel free to submit any questions ahead of time to Elizabeth Murray.

Youth Ministry

God is at work in our community, and we are trying to take part! The Youth at FHBC are back from summer and getting started with the fall schedule. Our Block Party last week was a great success! Below are some of our upcoming events.

Upcoming Events

9/17      6 p.m. - Wednesday Night Escape
9/21      4 p.m. - Praise Band Practice
               5:30 p.m. - Middle School Oasis
               6:15 p.m. - Supper/Fellowship
               7 p.m. - High School Oasis
9/24       6 p.m. - Wednesday Night Escape
9/26-28 - Middle School Retreat (cost: $30)
9/27       High School Paint Day
9/28      4 p.m. - Praise Band Practice
               6 p.m. - High School Gathering at Moe's in Cameron Village

College Ministry

College Small Group 

College Small Group and Dinner is in full swing! We meet each Tuesday night in the college room (S-308) and are currently going through the book "Jesus Is ______" by Jonah Smith. We have open dates for meal donations later in the Fall. Please contact Tyler Ward if you are interested in providing dinner on any of these dates: Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18. 

Young Adults Meetup:  October 9th

Are you done with college, looking for a job, or navigating your first career? We'll be hosting a meetup for young adults/singles on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Cameron Village Chick-Fil-A. Grab your food and join us upstairs as we get to know one another and plan other possible meetups for the future. For more information, contact Tyler Ward.

International Ministry

Upcoming Events

9/27    10 a.m.-3 p.m. - Mule Days Field Trip
Wednesdays at 6 p.m. - ELS and American Culture Class
Sundays at 9:15 a.m. - ESL/Bible Class

International Ministry Update

About 80 internationals and at least 4 churches enjoyed the Raleigh Baptist Association Fall Picnic, including a majority from Forest Hills! It was a beautiful time of building connections with each other, and exploring Pullen Park.  
Many times, internationals can feel isolated, alone, and even marginalized when living in North America, far from "home".  Fun events like this present opportunities to help our international neighbors feel welcomed and less alone, sometimes leading to conversations much like when Phillip met the Ethiopian in the desert of Israel (Acts 8:26-40).
Come welcome our neighbors in the International Ministry on Wednesdays and Sundays, at the upcoming Mule Days Field Trip on September 27, State Fair, and Thanksgiving. See Barbara Martin, Glenda Reece, or Jason for more info!

Local Missions 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!


Habitat For Humanity Workday:  September 27th

Our partnership with Habitat for Humanity has just started a new house. Our first workday is Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please come be a part of this rewarding ministry! For more information or to sign up for this workday, contact Kevin Bellamy.

NC Missions Emphasis

September is State Missions month. A portion of our gifts to the Great Commission Offering is a vital lifeline to support a number of ministry and missions initiatives, such as NC Baptist Men who provide disaster relief, medical/dental clinics, and aviation ministry; Deep Impact mission camps; and church planting.

The theme is "Choose Now," based on Luke 21:10-13: "There will be great earthquakes and in various places famines... terrors and great signs from heaven... This will be your opportunity to bear witness." Giving to State Missions is a strategic way NC Baptists can show God's grace to a lost world. 

Ukraine Missions Fund Challenge

In 2004 Forest Hills began partnering with the Ark children's rehabilitation facility in Kiev, Ukraine. Due to the war in Ukraine, we can no longer send teams to Kiev. However, we can provide urgent financial assistance.

The buildings on the Ark campus have traditionally been heated using hot water supplied by a city-owned boiler plant, which will not operate this winter! The Ark must find another means of heating. The Ark management has selected a new system. The only issue is the very high capital expense. Forest Hills can help.

Our church has a history of helping during crises, whether supplying labor for cleanup after a hurricane or donating to the Sri Lankan tsunami relief effort.

Forest Hills will promote a special offering throughout September to assist the Ark in supplying heat for this upcoming winter. To  participate, make your check out to FHBC and write Ukraine Fund on the memo line.

Please help the Ark keep the children warm this winter!  For questions, contact Rogers Farr.

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

We Have a Form for That!

In order to streamline the communications process here at FHBC, we've created a couple of forms to help ensure that all announcements and events are distributed in the best possible way. Please be sure that you have cleared your event or announcement with your Council Chair before submitting a form.  Let us know if you have any questions about the forms!

Communications Request Form

If you would like to submit an announcement or event for publication in the e-news, newsletter, bulletin insert, website, or social media, please use the new form, which is now available HERE.

Project Request Form

If you have a design or administrative project that needs to be completed for your ministry or group, please use one of these forms. Hard copies are available in the Church Office, and the form can also be found HERE. These forms must be submitted IN PERSON so that they can be approved by a member of the church staff.

Career Opportunities at FHBC 

Forest Hills is currently accepting applications for the following positions. Clicking on the titles below will direct you to a PDF of the full job description. 

Minister for Serving Christ
Contemporary Worship Leader
Facilities Director

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

Office/Receptionist Volunteers

Do you enjoy talking on the phone? Do you like pushing people's buttons? If so, you are the perfect candidate to help in the Church Office! Dr. Westbrook would like to assemble a team of volunteers to help out in the Church Office for just a couple of hours a few days each week. Responsibilities include answering the phone, taking messages, and unlocking the door for visitors. Exact times and days are still to be determined.

If you are interested in leading and organizing this team or just helping out, please contact Dr. Westbrook directly, either by phone or email. Your willingness to help out, even for just two hours per week or month, will make a tremendous impact.

Janna Edwards