FHBC CommUnity News March 15th, 2015

Easter Egg Hunt

Hey kids, invite a friend to our Easter Egg Hunt! We'll meet in the Gathering Place at 10:30 AM on Saturday, April 4th. Children in 2nd grade and under will have an egg hunt, children in 3rd-5th grades can help to hide the Easter eggs, and everyone will share in an Easter storytime together. Afterwards, families have the option to join us for a picnic lunch. The church will provide drinks, but please bring your own lunch and a blanket to sit on. Please note that this is a family activity, and a parent/guardian should accompany children during the event. To help us plan appropriately, please RSVP by March 25 to Andrew Garnett.

Mark Your Calendars

3/21   Easter Wreath-Making Class
4/4    Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic
4/15   Shepherd's Studio Spring Arts Show
4/19   College Celebration Sunday & Luncheon

Youth Ministry

March Upcoming Events

3/22   3:30-Praise Band Practice
           5:30-Middle School Oasis 
           7:00-High School Oasis
3/29   3:30-Praise Band Practice 
           5:30-Middle School Oasis 
           7:00-High School Oasis

Children's Ministry

Positive Parenting In The Real World

If you're interested in learning how to be positive in your parenting while also maintaining reasonable limits with your kids, join Positive Parenting in the Real World with Tripp Ake. This short-term class will meet on Wednesdays at 6:00pm beginning April 1st.

Church-Wide Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby Raises $400 for Fred Olds Ministries: Congratulations to Ms. Ellie Bennett on winning the Grand Championship for the fastest car in 2015 FHBC Pinewood Derby races on Saturday, February 28! Participants included 14 girls from the Girls in Action and 6 boys from the Royal Ambassadors that meet on Wednesday evening, 14 members from the youth group (6 girls, 8 boys), and 19 adults. Listed below are the winners of the best-looking, most-unusual, and fastest car competitions from the church-wide, RA/GA, and Grand Championship runoff.

Grand Championship (fastest car based on top 2 from each of the division races)
  1. Ellie Bennett
  2. Reagan Wray
  3. Mary Weaver (racing son Jonathan's car from 2004)
  4. Randy Clinton
Church-Wide Best-Looking Car
  1. Jonathan Suber
  2. David Johnson
  3. Patti Bowers

Church-Wide Most-Unusual Car
  1. Ann Sloan
  2. Paul Suber
  3. Andrew Garnett

Church-Wide Fastest Car
  1. Ellie Bennett
  2. Mary Weaver
  3. Neil Westbrook
  4. Ann Sloan

RA/GA Most-Unusual Car
  1. Matthew Broniak
  2. Casey Wray
  3. Hayden Liggins

RA/GA Best-Looking Car
  1. Kalani Ashbaugh
  2. Hope Weaver
  3. Izzy Freeman

RA/GA Fastest Car
  1. Reagan Wray
  2. Randy Clinton
  3. Casey Wray
  4. Kaelyn Hite

Upcoming Events

4/4     10:30am:  Easter Egg Hunt & Family Picnic
5/8-9  GA Mother/Daughter Camp @ Camp Mundo Vista
5/16    5:00pm:  Family Outing to Durham Bulls Game
6/3     6:00pm:  Children's Music Presentation
Sundays June 7-August 16, 9:30-10:30am:  Vacation Bible School during the Sunday School Hours
Wednesdays July 1-August 26, 6:00-7:00pm:  Children's Music Tour

Adult Ministry

Aging Well In The Love Of Christ

Start Now! April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 in the Fellowship Hall. Join Dr. George Fuller with Silver Compassion as we think about the power we have to shape a legacy that loves the world and honors Christ.  Dr. Fuller's class is inclusive of people in all stages of life--adults thinking about their own aging process, children caring for aging parents, and anyone who wants to begin thinking about the life journey that we are all on. Topics to be covered include "The Joy of Aging" (Phil 4:4-9), "Today is Where God Lives" (Matthew 20:1-16), "How to Plan for Eternal Life: A Fresh Perspective" (Proverbs 9), and more! 

Spring Upcoming Events

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

College Ministry

College Celebration Sunday & Luncheon

Our annual celebration and recognition of college students in worship will be on Sunday, April 19 in the Contemporary Worship Service. If you've made a special connection with any of our students, especially our seniors, please join us for this special service and time of recognition. Following worship, there will be a luncheon for our students and their friends/families. Side dishes/desserts are requested of the church and can be dropped off in the fellowship hall prior to Sunday School. To volunteer to help with the luncheon, please contact Tyler Ward.

International Ministry

International Ministry Christian Information Retreat at the NC Coast 

The International Ministry Beach Retreat is in planning stages now, preparing for the trip, May 15-17.  Your involvement is needed to drive vans and help with children; we are also looking for someone to lead worship.  Please pray about joining us, and how you will be a part of sharing Christ's love.  Contact Glenda or Jason to help! 

General Annoucements

Thank You Notes

Please see the Bulletin Boards in The Gathering Place to read Thank You Notes from George and Ann Ake, Paul Dew's, and Ann Curlee's Family.

Shepherd's Studio Spring Art Show 

April 15th from 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Art will be showcased from arts ministries at Forest Hills; Needles and Prayers, Coffee and Crafts and paintings from Arty Party.

Fall Bazaar

We need you for the Fall Bazaar on Nov 6 & 7!  Everything is in place for this outreach and fundraising event-except that one person is still needed to co-lead the event. Without one more person, the bazaar will not happen. If you can be the co-leader who makes this event possible, please email bazaar@foresthills.org by March 22.

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Janna Edwards