FHBC CommUnity News June 15th, 2015

Wear A Bow Tie For Father's Day!

In honor of Father's Day we are asking all men to don a snazzy tie to the service this Sunday, June 21st! We will take a group picture after!  

What's Cooking?

Lunch Bunch Menu 6/17

-Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sandwichs topped with Coleslaw
-Roasted Red Skin Potato Salad
-Build Your Own Banana Split

Mark Your Calendars!

6/17  Men's Summer Bible Study Starts
6/26  Blueberry Jam Canning Class

Children's Ministry

Upcoming Events

6/7-8/16, 9:30-10:30am:  Vacation Bible School during the Sunday School Hour
7/19   6:30pm:  Family ice cream fellowship at Menchie's (5613 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh)
7/25   9:00am-5:00pm:  Children's Art Camp
8/16   6:30pm:  Family ice cream fellowship at Sweet Frog (1105 Tryon Village Dr #301, Cary)
8/23   9:30-10:30am:  Promotion Sunday

Way to Gogh!

Kindergartners-6th graders are invited to Way to Gogh, an art camp for children of all ability levels. Jerry Hester and her team will encourage children to discover their God-given gifts and creativity. Pick up a registration form in the literature racks, or at  foresthills.org/artcamp. Saturday, July 25, 9:00-4:00, $30 per child.

G-Force Vacation Bible School

At G-Force Vacation Bible School, we'll learn that "in God we live, move, and exist" (Acts 17:28)! Kids will explore how to put their faith into action, how to fuel up, and how to move in and through life with God. We'll host VBS during the Sunday School hour (9:30-10:45) from June 14-August 16. If you can help with VBS, either by chaperoning kids or leading a 20 minute lesson, please signup at foresthills.org/vbs.

Adult Ministry

Men's Ministry

The Men's Ministry of Forest Hills is excited to announce a new Men's Summer Bible Study! Please join us on Wednesday nights now through August 12 from 7:00-8:30pm for a time of fun, fellowship, and studying God's word. We'll be meeting in the outdoor chapel behind the missionary house (rain location: S308), so bring a bible and your favorite camp chair! This will be an informal gathering with no registration and no homework, so dress casual and invite a friend! 
Please be on the lookout for more communications from the Men's Ministry in the future regarding service projects, social outings, breakfast meeting, and much more!

Blueberry Jam Canning Class

Join us Friday, June 26th at 11am to make homemade blueberry jam.  The class is $5 and includes all supplies, and you get to leave with a jar of jam!  Please email Chef Gabriella by June 19th to reserve your spot.

Silver Compassion

Join Dr. George Fuller from Silver Compassion as we explore specific aspects of thriving in the second half of life. All classes are free.
Thursday, June 25, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.: Caring for Caregivers and Remote Caregiving
Thursday, July 16, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.: When I'm Sixty Four
Sunday, July 26, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.: The Power You Have Today
Sunday, July 26, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.: What I Need from Mom and Dad Now

Summer Lunch Bunch

Spiritually recharge yourself over your lunch hour! Summer Lunch Bunch will be on Wednesdays at 11:30am followed at by a 30 minute devotional now through August 26th. The cost is $5. Summer Lunch Bunch will take the place of Wednesday dinners through the summer.

International Ministry

30 Days Of Prayer For The Muslim World

Welcome to the North American edition of the international 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World.  In 2015: June 18 to July 17.  Come join the millions of Christians around the world who regularly participate in this largest ongoing international prayer focus for our Muslim neighbors.

Contact Jason for more information.

Immediate Opportunity To Bless Others

Would you like to encounter the world on our doorstep?  Do you have a heart for missions and are looking for a way to serve?  Well, the International Ministry has an urgent, immediate need for a Sunday morning ESL/Bible Class Teacher.  The teacher is needed for a new Beginners English as a Second Language / Bible Class.  You can do it!  
Please pray about serving and helping to meet the needs of students who are ready and waiting.  Not sure if you have been trained?  Well then make sure to see the following opportunity for training coming up with the Raleigh Baptist Association in July.  
Please seriously pray about helping us meet this need and helping someone communicate in English for the first time!  You will be blessed, that is promised! 

English As A Second Language Workshop

English as a Second Language Workshop - July 23-25, 2015 
At Raleigh Baptist Association Resource Center
820 S New Hope Road, Raleigh 27610
Led by Tom & Carla Pless
Cost - $35.00 (includes book, snacks & Sat. lunch)
Thurs. and Fri., July 23 & 24 - 6:30-9:30 pm
Sat., July 25 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
(Continental breakfast & lunch provided)
To register, please mail check to Raleigh Baptist Association by July 14. For more information contact Cindy at cindy@raleighbaptists.org or call 919.231.3995.  You can also talk with Glenda, Barbara, Charlotte, Wilson, or Jason at Forest Hills for more info.  You must attend all sessions to receive certification.

General Announcements

Serve Blitz Day 

Thanks to all those who participated in Serve Blitz Day. We had 125 people serving at 6 different work sites around Raleigh. You can find a video recap of the day here. Our next day of service will be Saturday, September 19, in conjunction with our 70th anniversary celebrations. But you don't have to wait until then to serve at Forest Hills! To see some of our current volunteer needs and signup, visit foresthills.org/serve.

There's A New Face At Forest Hills!

Meet Amanda Seate, our temporary admin. She will be helping out around the office while we are finding Wendy's replacement. Be sure to welcome her if you get the chance! 

Thank You Ray!

For many years, Forest Hills has benefited from the Pastoral Care Partnership ministry with Ray Beale. After many years of faithful service to our church and countless others in the community, Ray is transitioning into a full-time ministry at Woodhaven Baptist Church starting later this summer. Forest Hills is grateful for Ray's ministry and we're praying for her as she begins her new and exciting ministry later this summer. We'd like to encourage each of you to reach out to Ray to express your appreciation by the end of June when she transitions out of her current ministry!
Thank you, Ray!

Family Weekend At Fort Caswell

Join other families from Forest Hills at the annual Labor Day Family Weekend to be held September 4-6, 2015.  This is a weekend of Christian fellowship, fun in the sun, and worship. Dr. Neil Westbrook will be leading the program. Arrive Friday and stay until Sunday ($90 per person) or Monday ($130 per person). Cost includes 3 meals on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday, and breakfast on Monday. Children 2-5 are half price. Under 2 - Free!  Questions email  derekgraham99@earthlink.net. Check for 50% is due by June 15th payable to Forest Hills but given to or mailed to Derek Graham.  Y'all come!!  

Welcome To The Maas Family!

Welcome to the Maas Family! Please join the Missionary Residence Team in welcoming Eric and Julie Maas and family to our missionary house for the summer. Eric and Julie serve as Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel in Belize, Central America, where they direct the Baptist Training Center, a retreat center for mission teams and local churches. The two were commissioned by the CBF in 2008. Eric and Julie's children include twelve-year-old Ciera Brooke, seven-year-old Josiah Luke, and six-year-old Zac, whom the family is adopting.
Julie, who grew up in Raleigh and met Eric at East Carolina University, worked as a registered nurse before moving to Belize. Eric was a self-employed general contractor and home inspector.
While here, the Maases will visit family and friends in North Carolina as well as their home church, Oakmont Baptist Church, in Greenville. They'll also visit other CBF churches in the state involved with work in Belize. They hope to find some time to rest as well!

Fall Bazaar - Vendor Applications

Vendor applications are now available for the Fall Bazaar (November 6-7) online at foresthills.org/fallbazaar or in the Gathering Place. We are accepting both Church members, past vendors, and new vendors at this time. If you or you know someone that would like to participate, please pass along the application information. Return your application and booth fee to the Church Office as soon as possible.

Kitchen/Fellowship Hall Orientation

This is just a friendly reminder that if you are using the kitchen or fellowship hall for any reason, you must have reserved the space online, received confirmation from Ben Kaplan,  completed Kitchen/Fellowship Hall Orientation with Chef Gabriella, and received your Guidelines and Procedures booklet. To schedule orientation please call (919) 828-6161 ext: 115 or email chef@foresthills.org.

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Janna Edwards