FHBC CommUnity News August 15th, 2015

New Faith And Life Tracks At A New Time!

Wednesday night suppers will resume on 9/2 at the new time of 5:30pm. Children's Missions, Prayer Meeting, & Faith and Life Tracks will begin at 6:30pm.  
Financial Peace University  Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've only dreamed you could be. On average, FPU graduates pay off $5,300 in debt and save $2,700 in only the first 90 days! To register or for more information, contact:Taylor Freeman at thfreeman@att.net

Arty Party Would you like to learn to paint or create other art forms?  Arty Party encourages participants to create original works of art in a fun environment!  All levels of experience are welcome, and instruction is provided.  Led by Jerry Hester, this class meets every Wednesday in the Shepherd Studio (Hood House) from 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Children's Missions GA's (Girls in Action) and RA's (Royal Ambassadors) are mission focused groups for boys and girls in grades K-5.  They meet every Wednesday night 9/2 - 10/7, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Come join them as they study missionaries and ministry groups, make crafts, play games, and participate in mission projects and the Pinewood Derby.  RA's/GA's will meet on the Children's Hall across from the Fellowship Hall.

The World of the New Testament Small group Bible study led by Andrew Garnett. We will learn a little about Greek and Roman culture, and then study passages from the New Testament that were shaped by that culture. We'll learn how Roman triumphal processions compare to Christ's triumphal procession (2 Cor 2:14-17), why the early Christians were so concerned about the origin of their food (1 Corinthians 8), and more. Plus, we'll play with Roman coins and other ancient trinkets every week!

Prayer Meeting Dr. Westbrook will lead "Prayer Meeting" at 6:30 pm in the Chapel each Wednesday this fall. This will be a time of guided personal and corporate prayer. Each prayer gathering will include various methods and forms of praying.

Serve Blitz Day

Serve Blitz Day is back - and it's bigger and better than ever! In honor of 70 years of service by Forest Hills, we're serving around Raleigh on Saturday, Sept 19. We have 9 great projects available, from prayer walking to serving children in need. Register for the Anniversary Serve Blitz Day using one of the registration forms around the church, or online at foresthills.org/serveblitzday.

Mark Your Calendars!

8/26  Breaking Bread Deadline
8/30  Children And Youth Ministry Block Party
9/1   Women On Mission Luncheon
9/19  Serve Blitz Day

Children's Ministry

Upcoming Events

August 23, 9:30-10:30 AM: Promotion Sunday
August 23, 11:00 AM: 1st Grade Bible Sunday
August 30, 5:00-7:00 PM: Parent Meeting and Family Dinner
September 26, 2:00 PM: RAs & GAs volunteering at NC Food Bank (3808 Tarheel Dr, Raleigh 27609)

Parent-Child Dedication

There will be a Parent-Child Dedication for the Parker & Garnett families on Sept 13 in the Contemporary Service. If you have a new baby you would like to dedicate, please email andrew@foresthills.org.

Youth Ministry

Children & Youth Block Party

All parents encouraged to attend!
5:00-6:00PM: Children's Parent Meeting in the Gathering Place; childcare provided for all ages. Children entering K-5th grade will have the opportunity to participate in some water activities outside (weather permitting). If your child would like to participate, please dress them in clothes that can get wet and bring a towel.
6:00-7:00PM: Dinner for children and youth families. The church will provide a meat; please bring a side or dessert to share.
7:00-8:00PM:Youth Parent Meeting in the Gathering Place; activities for youth.

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.

College Small Group

SS classes, families, and individuals are encouraged to sign up now to provide meals for our college small group this Fall. Meals are served at 6:30pm prior to our small group and we ask all food to be dropped off by 6:15pm. To sign up to provide a meal, please contact Tyler Ward.

Adult Ministry

Singles Department Reunion

Calling all past and present members of the Singles Department at Forest Hills! We are having our first reunion September 26th! Please join old and new friends as we gather to share memories. Everyone is asked to bring a finger food (dessert or appetizer), a beverage to share, and pictures to share also!  For more information, go to Facebook, Forest Hills Singles Alumnae.

Breaking Bread

Breaking Bread is an exciting small group opportunity. We will be forming groups of 7-8 for small dinner groups that will last for 4 months per grouping - September - December 2015. If you are interested in participating you will need to either complete an online survey form here or fill out a hard copy that may be found and returned to the desk in The Gathering Place. Questions? Talk to Derek Graham, Laura Lee Graham or Beverly Edwards. Act Quickly! Deadline for this round is August 26.


Women On Mission Luncheon

Join us for the Women on Mission Luncheon at 11:30am on September 1st. Hear Lauren Anderson, Elizabeth Graham and Morgan Westbrook share about their experiences on the Spain Mission Trip Summer 2015.

Service Opportunities

Help Wanted!

H.R. or Business Professional needed to teach an Interview and Business Class.
Flexible curriculum is provided.
Immediate Opening on Wednesday Nights from 7pm-7:45pm.
Position is needed to begin with introduction Wednesday August 19, lasting until May - only one Wednesday night a week.  Start teaching August 26! The Volunteer Pay is Phenomenal, and benefits are eternal! Contact the International Ministry immediately!  For more information contact Jason.

Help Wanted!

Kindergarten / Early Beginner Education Teacher Needed Immediately!
Can you teach reading/writing/speaking the alphabet?
Flexible curriculum of 12+ lessons provided.
Wednesday Nights from 7pm-7:45pm.
Needed to start with introduction August 19, and start leading class August 26. Exceptional Volunteer pay and far reaching benefit potential!
Contact the International Ministry immediately!  Jason@foresthills.org

ESL Teachers Needed

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! 

Contemporary Worship

Got 30 minutes on Sunday?  The Contemporary Worship Team is looking for a few volunteers to help setup and cleanup after the worship service each Sunday.  The duties involve setting up the chairs, preparing the coffee, putting signs up around the church, and then putting things away afterwards.  Most of the tasks can be completed in 15-30 minutes and help to make the worship a comfortable and welcoming environment, and it's a simple way to contribute to the worship experience of the FHBC Community. 

Wednesday Night Suppers 

Looking for an opportunity to serve others, meet new people and in the process share God's love?  Did you know that it takes over 35 hours of volunteer time each week to help prepare, serve and clean-up in support of the Wednesday Night meals?  The meal, fellowship time and prayer/bible study have always been an important part of the ministries of FHBC.  To support this we are looking for some regular volunteers (once a month) to help Greet, Serve and/or Clean-Up.  Come lend a hand, enjoy the fellowship and experience the satisfaction of serving your brothers and sisters in Christ. 

Musical Keyboard Evangelism 

Musical Keyboard Evangelism (MKE) at Forest Hills will begin Wednesday, September 2nd! MKE is a form of evangelism where free piano lessons are offered to people in our community. MKE students will learn to play and will present a recital following the session of classes, while also being introduced to the Gospel.
Help is needed to make this mission successful. First and most importantly, prayer is needed. If all you can do is pray, we'd love to have you praying for this ministry!
Also, since many of our students will be underage, we're in need of additional volunteers to sit in the room with teachers during practice sessions in compliance with church safety policies. If enough people can volunteer for this need, we'd only need volunteers to sit in once or twice a month.
Classes are open to all ages 8 and up (including adults).Please pray about how you can help with this important ministry that will be used to spread the Gospel to our friends in the community. We can only accomplish this with your help! To volunteer to be a prayer warrior for this ministry or to find out more about volunteering by sitting in on lessons, please contact Nannette Godwin.

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