FHBC CommUnity News July 1st, 2015

Mark Your Calendars!

7/10  Peach Jam Canning Class
7/13  Story Time With Sue
7/16  Silver Compassion Class
7/19  Children's Ministry Family Ice Cream Fellowship
7/23  English as a Second Language Training Seminar
7/25  Way To Gogh Art Camp
7/27  Story Time With Sue

Children's Ministry

Upcoming Events

6/7-8/16, 9:30-10:30am:  Vacation Bible School during the Sunday School Hour
7/13   10:30am:  Story Time with Sue
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
7/27   10:30am:  Story Time with Sue
8/10   10:30am:  Story Time with Sue
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
8/23   11:00am:  1st Grade Bible Sunday

Story Time With Sue

This summer, preschoolers and parents are invited to the church for a story and activity time. Each week, Sue Farr (the team leader for our church library) will read a story in the Gathering Place. Then we'll have a craft or activity, and a light snack. Our organized activities will last 30 or 40 minutes, but you're welcome to hang out in the Gathering Place or the church playground as long as you like. Feel free to bring a friend and make it a play date! For more information, email andrew@foresthills.org.

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 (9:30am-10:45am) 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.

Youth Ministry

Faith And Film

This summer our teenagers will be watching films and discussing how they might intersect with our faith. Movies are so impactful, and they catch our attention while speaking into our lives. This summer we aim to take a movie, ask good questions about what we might learn from it, and how it might speak to us as people of faith.   Dates are June 28th, July 12th, August 2nd, and August 16th from 5pm-8pm.

Middle School Mission Trip

On Sunday, July 5th our middle schoolers will be heading to Fort Caswell for our Summer Mission Trip. We will be doing construction, children's ministry, Sr adult ministry, sports camps and many other projects. We are praying that God will use us this week to glorify his kingdom and do his work. Please be in prayer for us as well. 

College Ministry

Adopt A College Student

Wouldn't it be nice to have a family away from home who is there to care, encourage, and support you during your time in college? With College Student Adoption at Forest Hills, you'll be carefully and thoughtfully placed with a family who will support and encourage you during your time in college.

Just think about it! Home-cooked meals, encouraging notes and text messages, spiritual mentorship, and the knowledge that a group of people here support you unconditionally!

Looking to adopt a college student? Looking to be adopted? Register at foresthills.org/college.

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!

Peach Jam Canning Class

Join us Friday July 10th at 11am for our Homemade Peach Jam Canning Class. The class is $5 and includes all supplies, and you get to leave with a jar of jam! Please email Chef Gabriella by July 6th 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, 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

There's A New Face At Forest Hills!

Meet Sara Mickens, 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! 

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.

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