FHBC CommUnity News February 15th, 2015

What's Cooking?

Family Dinner Menu 2/18

Mexican Night - Make Your Own Beef Burrito or Taco Salad (lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, jalapeños) 
Beans, Rice, Chips, Salsa, and Brownie Sundays

Mark Your Calendars!

2/18  Fall Bazaar Interest Meeting
2/21  Calendar Planning Meeting
2/22  Chinese New Year Luncheon
2/22  Silver Compassion Interest Meeting
2/27  Pinewood Derby

Youth Ministry

2015 Evening With Friends

Want to enjoy a sit down dinner served by your Forest Hills youth and a silent auction?  Then you need to plan to attend the 2015 Evening With Friends event on March 7 at 6:00 pm.  Evening With Friends is an annual funding raising event for Youth Ministry and Missions.  This year the youth group will be traveling to Fort Caswell, NC and Atlanta, Ga on mission trips as well as several camps for retreats throughout the year.  The proceeds from Evening With Friends will help defray some of the costs of these and other youth ministry activities.  You can participate and support your FHBC Youth by making plans to attend this year's event and by donating items for the silent auction.  Tickets for the event cost $17.50 and will be on sale in the Gathering Place on Sundays before and after worship.  Scott Green, acoustical guitarist, will be back by popular demand to provide entertainment.
Donations for the silent auction are being collected now.  Donations can include custom crafts, vacation homes, dinners, personal services (photography shoots, yard work, handyman work, etc.), art work, photography, tickets to sporting events, business services or gift certificates.  Please fill out a donation form and drop your donation off at the church office by March 1.  Please contact Derek Graham or Paul Smith if you have any questions.  On behalf of the Youth group, Thank you for your generous support of Youth Ministry.

Upcoming February Events

2/15   8:30-9:30am - Youth Council Meeting 
          3:30 Praise Band Practice 
          5:30 MS Oasis, 6:15 Supper/Worship   
          7:00 HS Oasis
2/18   Youth Reut in the Attic
2/22   3:30 Praise Band Practice
           5:30 MS Oasis, 6:15 Supper/Worship 
           7:00 HS Oasis
2/25   Youth Reut in the Attic

Children's Ministry

Upcoming Events

March 4                 6:00-7:00pm - Last Day of Missions GA/RA's
March 11-May 27   (Wednesdays) 6:00-7:00pm - Children's Music Program
April 4                   11:00am - Easter Egg Hunt & Family Picnic
May 8-9                 GA Mother/Daughter Camp @ Camp Mundo Vista
May 16                   5:00pm - Family Outing to Durham Bulls Game
June 3                   6:00pm - Children's Music Presentation
June 7-August 16  (Sundays) 9:30-10:30am - Vacation Bible School during Sunday School 
July 1-August 26   (Wednesdays) 6:00-7:00pm - Children's Music Tour

Connections Preschool - Mustaches Available!

Connections Preschool has placed a Love Tree in The Gathering Place.  Choose a Valentine and use your mustache! (Have fun with it!) Please consider making the donation on the card to our preschool; directions posted by the Love Tree.  We'd love to see pictures of your mustaches, so post them on our Facebook Page and use #cpmustache! 

Adult Ministry

Spring Upcoming Events

3/10 - 10:30am Program and Lunch following
           Lunch and Learn - Eating through American History:  "The More Things Change The More        They Stay The Same"   Dr. Sarah Ash, NCSU Nutrition Professor.  
           $5 per person, No Reservation Required.

4/17 - 6pm Dinner and 7pm Program
          "Celebrating Spring with The Little German Band and Folk Dancers"  
           Reservation Required, $10 per person

International Ministry

Chinese New Year

You are welcome to join us for a Chinese New Year Celebration in the Dining Hall on February 22nd after worship. The Chinese Church will prepare a delicious luncheon meal, our Evergreen class will display their crafts, present a Chinese folk dance, and translate your names into Chinese. This year is the year of the Sheep/Goat/Ram.

 If your birthday falls on these dates then you have the Chinese sign of the Sheep/Goat/Ram:

    02/01/1919-02/19/1920        02/17/1931-02/05/1932
    02/05/1943-01/24/1944      01/24/1955-02/11/1956
    02/09/1967-01/29/1968      01/28/1979-02/15/1980
    02/15/1991-02/03/1992       02/01/2003-01/21/2004

Volunteers Needed

One way we meet additional needs of our neighbors is by offering child care during Wednesday night classes.  Please pray about helping out as a substitute "Kids International Team" helper from 7:00p-7:45pm on Wednesday nights.  This is a rotating position with two other helpers.  Have you ever wanted to use your gifts of working with children and experience international ministry?  

General Annoucements

Community Garden

Did you know that last year the garden on our church campus produced hundreds of pounds of fresh vegetables for people in need?  If you're interested in being a part of a great ministry this summer, search Facebook for the "FHBC Community Garden" group or click here.  

Thank You From Tyler And Louisa

Friends, words cannot express the overwhelming gratitude that Louisa and I feel for the wonderful shower last week. The outpouring of love for us and our families was beyond anything we could have imagined and we're especially grateful for the love that you showed to our parents. From the decorations, to the cake, to all of the special hugs and meaningful gifts - thank you. Thank you for loving us, thank you for welcoming us into this amazing church family, and thank you for for praying for us as we begin our new life together. 

Fall Bazaar Interest Meeting

We are looking for volunteers for the planning team to begin planning for the Fall Bazaar. Anyone interested, please join us on Wed 2/18 @ 7PM in Room E-260. The purpose of this meeting is to determine the interest level for a possible 2015 Bazaar.  Questions? Contact Kathryn Wright or Courtney Frye.

Pinewood Derby

The Pinewood Derby is coming up February 27-28. Even thoough it is too late to register, all are welcome to come watch the fun! Friday night is ithe RA/GA race in the youth attic at 5:30pm. Saturday is the church-wide race starting at 8:30am.

Greeters Needed!

Contemporary Worship is looking for people who are willing to greet members and guests as they enter our church and the Fellowship Hall.  In order for our guests to feel welcome, we need your help.  Greeting is easy.  Just be yourself, talk to people and answer their questions.  Get to know them!  Contact Elizabeth Murray if you are interested in serving on this team.

Janna Edwards