FHBC CommUnity News September 15th, 2015

Forward In Faith Campaign

The Forward in Faith campaign will encompass a celebration of our 70 years, a new online giving platform, mission trip to Haiti, Stop Hunger Now, Visitor's Day, sermon series based off of Psalm 100 called A Season of Thanksgiving, seminars on finances through Financial Peace University as well as estate planning, end of year giving, Serve Blitz and Harvest Day.
Online Giving is now up and ready on our website.  For those who don't write checks or are interested in another convenient and easy way to give, take a moment and check it out.  You can access it by clicking on the "Give" button on the home page.  If you have questions, please call the church office. Be on the lookout as we will be posting a tutorial video about online giving and how to use it.

Mark Your Calendars!

9/25   Senior Adult Event - The Tortured Genius of Edgar Allan Poe
9/26   Children In Action Volunteering at NC Food Bank
9/26   Singles Department Reunion
9/30   Children In Action World Walk
10/3   Haiti Mission Trip
10/10  Silver Compassion Seminar
10/16  3-5 Grade Retreat To Camp Willow Run

Children's Ministry

Upcoming Events

Sept 26, 2:00 PM  Children in Action volunteering at NC Food Bank
Sept 30, 6:30 PM  Children in Action World Walk
Oct 7, 6:30 PM    Children in Action Mission Party
Oct 14, 6:30 PM   Start date for children's music
Oct 16-18             Camp Willow Run for 3rd-5th Graders
Oct 25, 5:00 PM   Community Trunk or Treat
Dec 16, 6:30 PM   Children's Music Presentation
Dec 20, 9:30 AM   Happy Birthday Jesus

Children In Action

Formerly RAs & GAs, will be volunteering at the NC Food Bank on September 26th at 2:00 PM. This is a great opportunity for parents and children to serve together. Contact Luke Harris to complete the foodbank's volunteer form.

3rd-5th Grade Retreat

Join us for our annual 3rd-5th Grade Retreat at Camp Willow Run from October 16th-18th. We'll grow closer to God and one another through games, outdoor activities, and Bible study. Registration forms can be found online at foresthills.org/willowrun or in the literature racks around the church. The cost is $100; scholarships are available. Bring a friend!

Friday Morning Play Group

Join us on the Forest Hills Baptist Church Playground on Friday mornings at 10:00am, beginning on September 4, for a weekly playgroup! Meet other local moms and enjoy free play with your little one on the playground including bubbles and a snack! Invite a friend to come with you! Come, rain or shine! 

Children's Message

We are excited about resuming a Children's Message on the first Sunday of each month in traditional worship. If your family alternates between traditional and contemporary worship, please consider attending the traditional service on the first Sunday of the month to support the children's message there. The first Children's Message will be October 4th.

Adult Ministry

Upcoming Events

The Tortured Genius of Edgar Allan Poe - 9/25 
A Light and Enlightening Literary Program. Dr. Engel reveals Poe's extraordinary and tragic life and how it influenced his haunting fiction and poetry. 
6:00 pm: Dinner in Dining Hall  
7:00: Program  
$10/person. Reservations required. Contact John and Dora Cornwell 919-851-1191

Bloomsbury Boys Dixieland Band - 10/13
Come join us for a delightful performance by the Bloomsbury Boys Dixieland Band, and enjoy some fellowship after for lunch!
10:30am: Program in fellowship hall;
Lunch Immediately Following
$5 per person

The Fall Bazaar 11/6-11/7
Come start your holiday shopping with us! With 38 vendors of handcrafted items & a few direct sales companies you are guaranteed to find the perfect gifts for those on your list. You'll also want to enjoy some treats at the Forest Hills' 
Cafe. Admission is free!

Quail Ridge Bookstore Presentation - 11/10
Come to hear a presentation from Quail Ridge Book Store, learn about books, events, and running a book store.
10:30am: Program in fellowship hall;
Lunch Immediately Following 

A Christmas Gathering- 12/4
Come celebrate the season of Christmas with us through a special dinner and musical presentation by Justin & Jamie Posser, Nashville recording artists as they bring Christmas to Raleigh!
7pm: Program in Fellowship Hall; $10/person

Women's Bible Study

All ladies are invited to join us this year for our 12th Annual Intergenerational Ladies' Bible Study, which meets on Friday mornings at 10:00. This year we will be studying Beth Moore's revised study on David entitled David: Seeking a Heart Like His.  The study will be led by Charlotte Holmes, it starts September 4th and will last until May.

Caregiver Support Group

Opportunity for caregivers to share burdens, joys, resources, and events revolving around their caregiving experiences. Meets from 7:00pm-8:30 pm on the first and third Thursdays of each month, in the church parlor.

Silver Compassion

Our next Silver Compassion Seminar, which explores thriving in the second half of life, will be October 10th, 8:30am-4:00pm. The cost is $20 per person, which includes lunch, snacks, childcare, and all materials. At this seminar we are particularly trying to encourage attendance by guests of Forest Hills, so please share the word with those you know. Register at foresthills.org/silvercompassion.

Fall Bazaar

Mark your calendars! Join us on Fri., Nov 6th from 10am - 5pm and Sat., Nov 7th 9am-2pm. Come start your holiday shopping with us! With 34 vendors of handcrafted items and a few direct sales companies, you are guaranteed to find the perfect gifts for those on your list. While shopping, you can also take a break and enjoy some treats at the Cafe. Admission is free!

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.

International Ministry

What a FULL HOUSE!  Sixty-one folks from around the globe came to Wednesday night for English Class, 54 adults and 7 kids!  Did you know not everyone is from the University?
A brand new family group of 5 from Pakistan joined the class for the first time last Wednesday.  After greeting and welcoming them, I was curious how they learned about our English Classes. After class, a lovely devoted volunteer teacher explained their story.
Several weeks ago, while shopping in her neighborhood Walmart, the cashier recognized her in the checkout line.   Little did she know, but as per usual, she had been kind to the cashier the previous week, and the cashier remembered!  A relationship had been built! Our teacher noticed that the lady might be interested in English Class, so she gave her our flier on the spot, and invited her to Forest Hills for class. 
Fast forward several weeks to Wednesday night....  The cashier AND her sister's family of 4 showed up for English classes!  Our teacher had almost forgotten that she offered the flier and invite!  This happened because someone took time to welcome and share an invitation!

1 Peter 3:15 inspires us to: always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.

Who do you meet when you are in line? Do they need an invitation to church, a relationship with Christ? 

Service Opportunities

Fred Olds School Ministry

If you are interested in helping with the Fred Olds School Ministry, please email Shannon Bellamy.  Opportunities include, tutoring, preparing goodies for teachers, among other things as needs occur. They could use homework helpers after school from 3:30pm to 4:40pm. All volunteers with students will need to register as a volunteer with Wake County Public School. Registration can be completed at any Wake County school before October 30th.

Wednesday Night Suppers Volunteers Needed

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.  Please contact Tom Revak for more information.  

Contemporary Worship Volunteers Needed

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. To sign up, visit the board in the Fellowship Hall. Please contact Tom Revak for more information.

Ushers Needed

The Ushers team is seeking additional smiling faces and warm hearts to greet worshipers and pass out bulletins as they arrive for the 11:00 AM worship service in the Sanctuary. It's a simple, yet very important task as the ushers are the first faces that guests and members see going into the Sanctuary. Those wishing to help can do so on a rotational basis, being at a door by 10:40 AM. Please contact Ms. Eileen Brinkley for more information about helping with the Ushers team.  

Visuals Ministry Volunteers Needed

Did you see that?! Yes, visuals are a prime means of communication in today's world, and the Visuals Ministry aids both the Contemporary and Sanctuary worship services with an array of visuals to make the services more engaging to participants. But this team is in need of helpers to provide these visuals. No previous experience required, and training will be provided. Please contact Ms. Janna Edwards for more information about helping with the Visuals Ministry.

Volunteer Needed To Maintain Rose Garden 

Volunteers are needed on a regular basis to maintain the rose garden that we all enjoy. Training is avaliable to anyone who is willing to help keep Forest Hills beautiful.  Contact Ben for more information.

Janna Edwards