FHBC CommUnity News January 5th, 2015

Contemporary Worship Service

The Worship Implementation Team is excited to share with the congregation the launch date for the Contemporary Worship Service.  
Date:  Sunday January 11, 2015, 11:00am
Location:  The Dining Hall
Please continue to be in prayer for the team and our church as we prepare for this new service.

Upcoming Events


Christmas Home Visit: In the U.S., Christmas can be a sentimental time with opportunity to spend moments with family, both biological, "adopted," and the family of God. For many Internationals, the holidays are a time for travel, exploration, cultural exposure, and also a time of missing family who may be separated by several oceans.
Seeking to be a "home away from home" for internationals living in our Community, the International Ministry enjoyed a Christmas Open House at the home of the Reece's. Internationals appreciated seeing an American home with traditional decorations, fellowship, and even a surprise visit by the Forest Hills Chapel Bell Choir!
Spring Beach Retreat: We also welcome internationals and learn about Jesus, God's Word, and the Bible while having fun at the beach during our Spring Beach Retreat. Planning is taking place now.
You are invited to come along-side and help with the planning. We have 4 specific planning roles to fill, please pray and talk with Jason Payne for more details.

Adult Ministry

Lunch and Learn

Join us for a "Fishbowl Discussion" with Pastor Neil.  Questions and topics suggested by members will be drawn from the "Fishbowl" for discussion.   Tuesday, January 13, 10:30 am, lunch immediately following the program.  Lunch is $5.00, No reservations required.

Breaking Bread

Our first round of Breaking Bread for 2015 starts this month. If you signed up and have not received an email about your group please contact Beverly Edwards at neusebrats@aol.com or 919-845-8801. If you did not get signed up we hope you'll join us for round 2 that runs May through August. Sign ups will be advertised in April.

Valentine's Wreath Making Class

Join us January 31st @ 2pm in the Dining Hall to make a beautiful heart shaped wreath that you can leave on your door the whole month of February. (Class includes all materials and you take your wreath home the same day!) Deadline to sign up and prepay: January 20th. Cost: $30.  To sign up contact Chef Gabriella- (919) 522-3133, Chef@foresthills.org or Dora Cornwell- (919) 609-2275 ddrcornwell@aol.com

Youth Ministry

Student Ministry Upcoming Events

1/11    8:30-9:30am Youth Council Meeting
           3:30-5:30pm Praise Band @ The Attic (8th-12th grades)
           5:30-6:15pm Middle School Oasis @ 6th grade SS Room
           6:15-7:00pm Dinner and Fellowship @ The Attic
           7:00-8:00pm High School Oasis @9th/10th grade SS Room
           6:00-8:00pm FOR PARENTS - Evening With Friends Meeting & Dinner

1/14   6:00-7:00pm Wednesday Night Bible Reut @ The Attic

1/16-18 Winter Retreat - all youth event at Camp Caraway in Sophia, NC

1/18    No Praise Band or Oasis

1/21    6:00-7:00pm Wednesday Night Bible Reut @ The Attic

1/25    3:30-5:30pm Praise Band @ The Attic (8th-12th grades)
            5:30-6:15pm Middle School Oasis @ 6th grade SS Room
            6:15-7:00pm Dinner and Fellowship @ The Attic
            7:00-8:00pm High School Oasis @9th/10th grade SS Room
Spring Semester Scholarship forms due!!!
Second payment High School Mission Trip (July 19-24) due today!!!  $100
Second payment Middle School Mission Trip (July 5-11) due today!!!  $100

1/28    6:00-7:00pm Wednesday Night Bible Reut @ The Attic

College Ministry

Tuesday Night Small Group & Meal

Being The Church - 1 & 2 Timothy
Lessons on Leadership, Life, and Relationships
Starts January 13th

College small group will resume on Tuesday, January 13th at our new time, 6:30pm. This upcoming spring, we'll be studying 1 & 2 Timothy as we encounter lessons on what it means to "be the church." If you or your Sunday School class/small group would like to provide a meal for the college ministry on a Tuesday night in the spring, please contact Tyler Ward.

General Announcements

Church-Wide Pinewood Derby - February 27-28

Just as you may think you've unwrapped all your Christmas gifts, there's one more gift for you just yet!  Registration has again been extended to Wed, Jan. 7 for participation in the upcoming church-wide Pinewood Derby on February 28, 2015!  Please note this will be the final extension! Registration is easy and takes less than 5 minutes!  Payments for selected car kits will be collected in January. To register, please visit foresthills.org/forms/.

Faith & Life Tracks

We will begin a new series of Faith & Life Tracks on Wed, Jan 14. You can learn all about them and choose one to register for this Wednesday night, January 7, following our fellowship meal. New options include: Being the Church, Building Your Own Website or Blog, Handyman Opportunities and Arty Party. We will begin our Wednesday nights this week with a season of prayer.

Meet Our New Serve Minister

We are very excited to announce that Andrew Garnett has been approved and is officially our Serve Minister! He is in the process of moving and will be starting in January. 

Janna Edwards