FHBC CommUnity News January 15th, 2016

Camp Forest Hills

We are so excited to share the news of Camp Forest Hills! Camp Forest Hills will be an 8 week Summer Camp adventure featuring 4 two-week sessions. Each session includes a specific focus, and all sessions include other activities like games, water works, and service projects. All sessions are open to age 3 through grade 5, and all sessions are half day with aftercare available. Pick up a brochure from the church or visit foresthills.org/campforesthills for more information or to register.  Questions? Email summercamp@foresthills.org.

Church-Wide Pinewood Derby - Deadline This Sunday!

There will be a church-wide Pinewood Derby on Sat., Feb. 27 in the Attic for anyone wishing to participate. There will be races for children (up through grade 5) and youth/adults, and a Grand Championship runoff between the top two winners from each race.

Registration is currently underway through this Sunday, January 17th, with all participants ordering new car kits for use in this year's race. To register or for more info, visit foresthills.org/pinewoodderby

Mark Your Calendars!

1/15   Youth Winter Retreat
1/17   Pinewood Derby Registration Deadline
1/19   Lunch and Learn With Pastor Neil
1/24   Children's Essentials Baby Shower Starts
1/31   Ordination Service For Tyler Ward
2/2    Women On Mission's Luncheon
2/3    Children In Action Mission Project
2/12   FHBC Adult Series:  Valentine's Celebration

Children's Ministry

Upcoming Events

Feb 3: Children in Action Mission Project--Valentine Cards for In-Crowd
Feb 19-20: Girls Lock-in with Children in Action
Feb 26-27: Pinewood Derby
Feb TBA: Boys Activity TBD with Children in Action
March 9: Children in Action Mission Party
March 12: Children & Youth Serve Blitz Day
March 16: First Week of Children's Choir
March 26: Easter Egg Hunt
April 29-30: Mother-Daughter Camp at Camp Mundo Vista
June 8: Children's Choir Presentation

Children In Action

Children ages K-5 grade can join Children in Action as we make Valentine Cards for the In-Crowd (Feb. 3, 6:30 PM, E-160). Whether your child attends Children in Action regularly or not, you're welcome to join us as we reach out to our In-Crowd members.

Adult Ministry

FHBC Adult Series Upcoming Events

1/19 - Lunch And Learn With Pastor Neil
Come to hear from Pastor Neil as he presents the latest in our Lunch and Learn Series on 1/19. This is a great opportunity to invite friends! The program is in the Fellowship Hall at 10:30am; lunch is immediately following. Cost is $5 per person.

2/12 - Valentines Celebration
Come celebrate Valentine's day with us on Friday, February 12, 6:00pm dinner, program at 7:00pm. Gather with friends this Valentine's Day to hear the Trinity Laymen Mens Quartet. $10.00 per person, reservations required. Invite your friends! For more info or to RSVP visit foresthills.org/adults.

3/8 - Lunch And Learn With David Tarpy
Come to hear about Honey Bees Mythology and Religion, in our latest in the Lunch and Learn Series on 3/8. It will be presented by Dr. David Tarpy, NCSU Professor. The Program is at 10:30am, with lunch immediately following. The cost is $5.00 per person; no reservation required.

Silver Compassion

The Silver Compassion team is offering you time to meet with Dr. George Fuller, one-on-one and free of charge, to look at your plans or to discuss issues of thriving in the second half of life. There are 10 places available, each offering up to 3 hours with Dr. Fuller. If you would like an appointment, contact Rogers & Sue Farr or Andrew Garnett.

International Ministry

Upcoming International Ministry Events

Jan 6 - Wednesday English and Culture Classes Begin Again!
Jan 23 - 1:30pm-3:00pm - International Ministry Team Planning Meeting - The Gathering Place

Faith In Action

Last month folks from Forest Hills put their faith into action by helping to move donations from a storage facility to the homes of a family from Afghanistan and from Congo.  Thank you Jay Andrews, Larry Hancock, James Manning, Andrew Garnett, Janna Edwards, Adam Beard, Bobby Vick, and Asad Hashemi!


Women on Missions Luncheon

Please join us for lunch on Tuesday, February 2nd at 11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall for the Women on Missions Luncheon. 

Service Opportunities

Children's Essentials Baby Shower

Children's Essentials is having a baby shower! Each year Children's Essentials supports mothers in need of the most basic items for their children. You can help by picking up a baby bottle to fill with your spare change, or by donating needed items. To pick up your baby bottle or list of needed items, visit the displays in The Gathering Place and outside the fellowship hall or visit the website! The displays will be available on January 24, January 31, and February 7.

Serve Blitz Day

Save the date for Children & Youth Serve Blitz Day! On March 12th, we will have a special set of projects geared toward children, youth, and their families. Plan to serve together as a family, and consider using this opportunity to introduce some friends to Forest Hills.

Children In Action

Children in Action, our K-5 grade mission program, is collecting new or gently used books for refugee children. If you have books to donate, please put them in the box outside room E-160.


Forest Hills Welcomes The Korean Baptist Fellowship

Starting last summer, a group of Korean Christians began meeting in the Annex each Saturday for Bible Study and prayer. We're excited to share with you that beginning this month, the Korean Baptist Fellowship and Forest Hills have entered into a ministry partnership. Expanding beyond their original Bible study time, members of this group will be meeting on our campus for Bible study, Sunday School, and worship during the week. You'll see their children and youth involved in our ministries and we'll even have the chance to worship together on Sundays when we have Mosaic worship. They'll be meeting for Sunday School in E-361 and will have their own worship time each Sunday at 11:00am in E-360. We encourage you to stop by and say hello. Their leader, Pastor Samuel Lee, is an energetic Christian leader who is grateful for the opportunity to partner with Forest Hills as we build the body of Christ together. Ultimately, they wish to learn from us how to "do" church as they pray about eventually forming their own faith community. Please be in prayer for Pastor Lee and the Korean Baptist Fellowship as they begin their ministry.

Ordination Service For Tyler Ward

Members and friends of Forest Hills Baptist Church are invited to attend the Ordination Service of Tyler Ward, Minister of Sharing Christ, on Sunday January 31st at 2:30 pm. The service will take place in the sanctuary at Forest Hills Baptist Church. A reception will follow. 

Janna Edwards