FHBC CommUnity News May 1st, 2015

Mark Your Calendars

5/3    Worship Night at Soapstone United Methodist Church
5/3    Q&A Session for Silver Compassion
5/5    Women On Mission Luncheon
5/12   Lunch and Learn
5/15   International Ministry Beach Retreat
5/15   Strawberry Jam Canning Class
5/16   Family Outing to Durham Bulls
5/30  Silver Compassion Seminar

Children's Ministry

Children's Choir

On Sunday May 17th, the Music Ministry of Forest Hills will present an anthem to honor the memory Stella Marie Liberto, daughter of Jenna and Jeff Liberto.  This anthem, composed by Pat Boozer, will be sung by our Children's Choir in the Traditonal Service; all are invited to attend. 

Family Outing To Durham Bulls

There will be a Family Outing to the Durham Bulls Game on May 16th at 5:00 pm.  Come watch the Durham Bulls take on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders!  We have a block of seats together, so there will be plenty of opportunity to hang out with your church family and friends.  This is also Star Wars Night at the ballpark, and between innings you can meet costumed characters from a galaxy far, far away. Tickets are $8 per person. To reserve yours, visit foresthills.org/durhambullsouting.

Upcoming Events

Wednesdays April 15-May 27, 5:45-7:00pm:  Children's Music Tour
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 Hour
6/27   9:00am-5:00pm:  Children's Art Camp
8/23   9:30-10:30am:  Promotion Sunday
8/30   9:30am:  Rotation Sunday School Begins

Youth Ministry

May Upcoming Events

5/6      6:00pm - Wednesday Night Reut
5/10     No Oasis (Mother's Day)
5/16     Senior Day Trip
5/17     12:20pm - Lunch Youth Council Meeting
             6:00pm-8:00pm - Youth Melon Smash to Celebrate Class of 2015 @ Bellamy's
5/20     6:00pm - Wednesday Night Reut
5/27     6:00pm - Wednesday Night Reut
5/30     7:00pm-9:00pm - End Of Year Ball, Middle & High School

Adult Ministry

Silver Compassion

If you've missed Dr. George Fuller's series during Faith & Life Tracks, you're invited to meet him this Sunday, May 3rd, from 5:00pm-6:30pm in E-260, for a Q&A Session about aging in America and also discuss the upcoming Silver Compassion seminar where participants will learn to creat a life plan (May 30, 9:00am-3:30pm, $20).  No matter what your age, you should be at this seminar!

You're invited to a Silver Compassion Seminar on Saturday, May 30th, from 9:30am-3:30pm.  You'll learn how to create a life plan to help you navigate the complex world of aging in America. The cost is $20, which includes lunch, materials, and childcare. Signup on Sundays in the Gathering Place before and after worship, or Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall during dinner.  

Strawberry Jam Canning Class

Do you want to learn how to make homemade jam?  Join us for our Strawberry Jam Canning Class on Friday, May 15th at 11:00am in the main kitchen.  The class is $5 and you leave with a jar of Jam!  The sign up sheet is located in the fellowship hall.  Please sign up or email Chef Gabriella by May 8th.

Lunch and Learn

Conversations With Pastor Neil
Tuesday, May 12th
Beginning at 10:30am, Lunch served at 11:45am

$5.00 per person
Fellowship Hall
Reservations Not Required!

-"Fishbowl Discussion":  Questions and topics suggested by members will be drawn from a "Fishbowl" for discussion

International Ministry

International Ministry Christian Information Retreat at NC Coast

Please join us through prayer while we are away May 15th-May 17th.  Please pray for:

-Internationals who attend fellowship, learn, and grow.  (Eighty-one people from Armenia, Brazil, China, Congo, Honduras, Iran, Jordan, Taiwan, and the USA are registered to come with us!)
-Helpers who drive vans (Asad, Graham, Jason, Pat); care for children (Jane, Beverly, Graham); lead and present (Rev. Jerry and Adrienne Miller, Jason, Glenda); provide support (Preston, Gwen, ALL); and build lasting Christian friendships.
-Safety in transit, while at Caswell, during recreational, group, and individual times.
-Opportunity to show and share about Life with Jesus, as led by the Holy Spirit.

Please Participate:
-BAKE - One dozen cookies for the group to enjoy (no nuts please).
-DONATE - Frisbees, beach balls, or recreational supplies for adults and children.

-Drop off with Jason in the church office by Wednesday May 13th.
"Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you." ~ Psalm 9:10


Mission Trip to Iglesia Cristiana del Garraf, Villanova, Spain 

6/22-7/3 (Dates to be determined when purchasing airline tickets) 
Is the Lord leading you to spend two weeks teaching English this summer at the Christian Church of Garraf (Iglesia Cristiana del Garraf, or ICG)? This summer, ICG will be conducting an English camp for children in their area of Villanova, Spain. Forest Hills has partnered with ICG several times in the past to help conduct this camp. ICG members are planning the curriculum and would love to have native American English speakers to assist. The Forest Hills volunteers pay for their own airfare, while our church provides for their expenses while on the mission trip. For more information, please contact Jay or Cathey Andrews at jayandrews@aol.com.

Women On Mission

There will be a Women on Mission lunchon on May 5th at 11:30am followed by a program on "Praying for Our Chaplains Across North Carolina and Around the World".  The program will be presented by Chaplain Ralph Thompson of Emergency Chaplains and the Baptist State Convention of NC.

General Announcements

Attention All Members!

The Property Management Committee has asked that members refrain from taping anything to the walls of the church buildings. There will be bulletin boards installed to hang fliers from.  For now, we ask that you use one of the five Literature Racks around the building, or the bulletin board strip in the stairwells. 

Using ACS

Did you know that the church has access to a program that will allow you to check your giving history online and have access to an online church calendar and directory? Simply click on the "Resources" Tab on our website foresthills.org and click on "Member Login: ACS". If you haven't received a login yet, click on the "Need a login" Button. We also have access to The Church Life App which will give you access to the Calendar and Directory from your phone.

Rex Rehab Worship Service

For many years, a group of members from Forest Hills has provided a regular worship service for about a dozen people in Rex Rehab. The service is held two Thursdays a month at 3:00pm, for 30-45 minutes. There is no set lesson plan, so volunteers bring their own Bible knowledge, musical skills, or other talent to the service. If you would like to be involved in this opportunity to share God's love with those in need, please contact Pauline Wilder at 919-481-2623.

Service Blitz Day

Last year the service ministries of Forest Hills made a huge impact. Would you like to make a difference in  your church and community in 2015? Save the date for our Serve Blitz Day on the morning of June 13, and watch for more details in the coming weeks.

2015 Fall Bazaar

Vendor applications are now available for the Fall Bazaar (November 6-7) online at foresthills.org/fallbazaar or in the Gathering Place. Church members and past vendors will have priority acceptance. Please return your application and booth fee by May 10th. After May 10th, we will open up to other vendors. 

Worship At Soapstone United Methodist Church

Join us at Soapstone United Methodist Church on Sunday May 3rd, at 3 p.m. as award-winning composer, arranger and conductor Mark Hayes leads nine area churches in elevating spirits with song while benefiting Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network.  Hayes is well-known for his Christian choral pieces and believes in worshiping with the whole body - with movement, joyfulness, shouting, rejoicing, and clapping.  Admission, parking and on-site childcare are free; attendees will be invited to make a donation to WIHN.  Soapstone UMC is located at 12837 Norwood Road in Raleigh.  Call 919-846-2212 for more information.

Calling All Would-Be Landscapers and Gardeners 

The church needs approximately 15-20 volunteers for weekly landscape duties around the church and surrounding properties. All skill levels welcome as some training will be provided. Year-round duties including leaf management in the fall. We are also seeking volunteers to take care of the rose garden. Contact Graham Spencer for details.

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Janna Edwards