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Family dinner menu for 10/18 Ham, Sweet potatoes, green beans, salad bar, and pumpkin spice cake. 

Family dinner menu for 10/18

Ham, Sweet potatoes, green beans, salad bar, and pumpkin spice cake. 

Recreation Team Forming Recreation Team Needed- Do you enjoy exploring museums, investigating the Flea Market, visiting Big Box/Membership Clubs for the first time, and traveling to parks and nearby wonders for day trips? So do Internationals! Sign up for this team and help welcome and share God’s love by going on one of these recreational adventures once or twice a year. You can serve God, bring joy to others, and have global fun at the same time! Email jason@foresthills.org if interested. 

Recreation Team Forming

Recreation Team Needed- Do you enjoy exploring museums, investigating the Flea Market, visiting Big Box/Membership Clubs for the first time, and traveling to parks and nearby wonders for day trips? So do Internationals! Sign up for this team and help welcome and share God’s love by going on one of these recreational adventures once or twice a year. You can serve God, bring joy to others, and have global fun at the same time! Email jason@foresthills.org if interested. 

Box Top Collection  We are collecting box tops from General Mills to be shared with Fred Olds Elementary School for their box tops for education program. General Mills will donate money to be used for much needed supplies or equipment in return for the box tops. For more info, please visit boxtops4education.com. Collection boxes will be available in The Gathering Place and Fellowship Hall startingnext week.  

Box Top Collection

 We are collecting box tops from General Mills to be shared with Fred Olds Elementary School for their box tops for education program. General Mills will donate money to be used for much needed supplies or equipment in return for the box tops. For more info, please visit boxtops4education.com. Collection boxes will be available in The Gathering Place and Fellowship Hall startingnext week.  

Life group sign-ups Life Groups - Are you interested in diving into the scriptures, connecting with other believers in a deeper way, and taking your discipleship to the next level? Then Life Groups are for you! Sign ups are open for the next round of Life Groups, which will meet for 12 weeks beginning 9/10.  The groups will explore the sermon scriptures from contemporary worship, but attendance at the contemporary worship service is not required.  Get more details and sign up at foresthills.org/lifegroups.

Life group sign-ups

Life Groups - Are you interested in diving into the scriptures, connecting with other believers in a deeper way, and taking your discipleship to the next level? Then Life Groups are for you! Sign ups are open for the next round of Life Groups, which will meet for 12 weeks beginning 9/10.  The groups will explore the sermon scriptures from contemporary worship, but attendance at the contemporary worship service is not required.  Get more details and sign up at foresthills.org/lifegroups.

ESL Teacher needed Want to be part of a Ministry that helps introduces Internationals to American culture and the Gospel? The International Ministry seeks one teacher for Wednesday English and Culture Class and one teacher for Sunday ESL Bible Class.  Commitment would be 2 hours a week from Aug-Dec (plus class preparation). Contact Jason (jason@foresthills.org/ 919.828.6161x106) before the 8/16 Teacher Planning/Training Meeting if you’re feeling led to be a part of this outreach ministry!     

ESL Teacher needed

Want to be part of a Ministry that helps introduces Internationals to American culture and the Gospel? The International Ministry seeks one teacher for Wednesday English and Culture Class and one teacher for Sunday ESL Bible Class.  Commitment would be 2 hours a week from Aug-Dec (plus class preparation). Contact Jason (jason@foresthills.org/ 919.828.6161x106) before the 8/16 Teacher Planning/Training Meeting if you’re feeling led to be a part of this outreach ministry!     

Women on Mission luncheon Come join us for the WMU luncheon on Tues, 11/7 at 11:30 am. Our speaker is Cindy Buffaloe, the Consultant for Church Start Strategies and Demographics for the Raleigh Baptist Association. and she will speak on "Missions and Ministry in the Raleigh Baptist Association".

Women on Mission luncheon

Come join us for the WMU luncheon on Tues, 11/7 at 11:30 am. Our speaker is Cindy Buffaloe, the Consultant for Church Start Strategies and Demographics for the Raleigh Baptist Association. and she will speak on "Missions and Ministry in the Raleigh Baptist Association".

2017 Literacy conference 2 Corinthians 5:17. Equipping Literacy Missions is an annual conference that provides volunteers with quality instruction while connecting people to Christ. Come and join us to learn how you can make an impact on your community by teaching others. As churches meet needs through Adult Reading and Writing (ARW), Tutoring Children and Youth (TCY), and English as a Second Language (ESL), opportunity comes to share the gospel.

2017 Literacy conference

2 Corinthians 5:17. Equipping Literacy Missions is an annual conference that provides volunteers with quality instruction while connecting people to Christ. Come and join us to learn how you can make an impact on your community by teaching others. As churches meet needs through Adult Reading and Writing (ARW), Tutoring Children and Youth (TCY), and English as a Second Language (ESL), opportunity comes to share the gospel.

Cars 101 Cars 101 is a class for learning the basics of how a car works and how to maintain it. We will start off in a classroom discussing car basics then move outside to hands-on demonstrations/discussions. Please bring any questions you have about how a car works and/or about your particular car and we can try to answer them! Class will be taught by Aaron Goulding on Wed in Nov from 6:30-7:30 pm in E250. There will be no class on 11/22.

Cars 101

Cars 101 is a class for learning the basics of how a car works and how to maintain it. We will start off in a classroom discussing car basics then move outside to hands-on demonstrations/discussions. Please bring any questions you have about how a car works and/or about your particular car and we can try to answer them! Class will be taught by Aaron Goulding on Wed in Nov from 6:30-7:30 pm in E250. There will be no class on 11/22.

Adults

Spiritual Parenting It’s hard enough to train kids to behave, but good behavior isn’t what Jesus calls for in the Bible. Spiritual Parenting introduces the simple concept that parents depend on God to create an environment God can use to beckon their children to faith The study shares practical examples and biblical insight on the spiritual role of parenting. Dates are 9/20, 27, 10/4,11,18, 25 at 6:30 pm in E-250. The class will be taught by weekly reading, videos during the sessions, and discussion with other participants. RSVP to andrew@foresthills.org to reserve your copy of the book.

Spiritual Parenting

It’s hard enough to train kids to behave, but good behavior isn’t what Jesus calls for in the Bible. Spiritual Parenting introduces the simple concept that parents depend on God to create an environment God can use to beckon their children to faith The study shares practical examples and biblical insight on the spiritual role of parenting. Dates are 9/20, 27, 10/4,11,18, 25 at 6:30 pm in E-250. The class will be taught by weekly reading, videos during the sessions, and discussion with other participants. RSVP to andrew@foresthills.org to reserve your copy of the book.

Women's Bible study We will begin a new Women's Bible Study at Forest Hills on Fri, 9/15 at 10:00 am in the church parlor. We will be studying Kelly Minter's "All Things New," a study of the book of 2 Corinthians. Please contact Cheryl Hibbs for details.

Women's Bible study

We will begin a new Women's Bible Study at Forest Hills on Fri, 9/15 at 10:00 am in the church parlor. We will be studying Kelly Minter's "All Things New," a study of the book of 2 Corinthians. Please contact Cheryl Hibbs for details.

Lunch and learn with the Tar Heel Traveler  Forest Hills will host Scott Mason, WRAL's "Tar Heel Traveler" takes us to fascinating places across the state and into the lives of memorable characters. The Lunch and Learn Program is on 11/14 at 10:30 am with lunch immediately following. Cost $5.00.

Lunch and learn with the Tar Heel Traveler 

Forest Hills will host Scott Mason, WRAL's "Tar Heel Traveler" takes us to fascinating places across the state and into the lives of memorable characters. The Lunch and Learn Program is on 11/14 at 10:30 am with lunch immediately following. Cost $5.00.

Core Health Core Health- Learn six "packed" full reasons why your core is so important for overall health. This easy, interactive step-by-step 6-week class will teach you practical tips on how to maintain and properly build a solid core foundation. The Class is on 10/9 - 11/16 in Room E250 on Mon/Thursday 9:15 - 10:15 am and Tues/Thursday 6:30- 7:30 pm. $10.00 per session (cash or check only) made out to Bernadette Pickles.

Core Health

Core Health- Learn six "packed" full reasons why your core is so important for overall health. This easy, interactive step-by-step 6-week class will teach you practical tips on how to maintain and properly build a solid core foundation. The Class is on 10/9 - 11/16 in Room E250 on Mon/Thursday 9:15 - 10:15 am and Tues/Thursday 6:30- 7:30 pm. $10.00 per session (cash or check only) made out to Bernadette Pickles.

A Christmas Gathering  Please join us as the begin the Christmas Celebration with music from Caroline Gregory. Program is at 6:00 pm and dinner at 7:00 pm. Reservations are requested - $10 per person. Program 6:00 pm and dinner 7:00 pm; reservations are requested at $10 per person.

A Christmas Gathering 

Please join us as the begin the Christmas Celebration with music from Caroline Gregory. Program is at 6:00 pm and dinner at 7:00 pm. Reservations are requested - $10 per person. Program 6:00 pm and dinner 7:00 pm; reservations are requested at $10 per person.

Post Card Quilts 101 The Arts Ministry of Forest Hills and The Piecemakers Quilt Group at Shepherd's Studio present Post Card Quilts 101. Express your creativity! Learn how to make easy fabric postcard quilts to make and mail to family and friends or keep for yourself! Marianne Donahue will be teaching this fun class. We will meet Oct.3, 10,17 and 24 at 6:30 pm in Shepherd's Studio. There is no cost and all materials will be provided. Limited space available. Sign up at the Ministries Fair or at foresthills.org/churchlife.

Post Card Quilts 101

The Arts Ministry of Forest Hills and The Piecemakers Quilt Group at Shepherd's Studio present Post Card Quilts 101. Express your creativity! Learn how to make easy fabric postcard quilts to make and mail to family and friends or keep for yourself! Marianne Donahue will be teaching this fun class. We will meet Oct.3, 10,17 and 24 at 6:30 pm in Shepherd's Studio. There is no cost and all materials will be provided. Limited space available. Sign up at the Ministries Fair or at foresthills.org/churchlife.

College and young pros missions Experience  All college students and young adults (ages 18-25) are invited to join us as we participate in a special missions experience at the Red Springs Mission Camp from 12/14-16. This two-day event features worship services, small group discussions, and missions activities out in the community, which is still recovering from the affects of Hurricane Matthew. Cost for each participant is only $25. To learn more or to sign up, visit foresthills.org/churchlife.

College and young pros missions Experience 

All college students and young adults (ages 18-25) are invited to join us as we participate in a special missions experience at the Red Springs Mission Camp from 12/14-16. This two-day event features worship services, small group discussions, and missions activities out in the community, which is still recovering from the affects of Hurricane Matthew. Cost for each participant is only $25. To learn more or to sign up, visit foresthills.org/churchlife.

Students

Under pressure Who were you created to be…when the pressure is on? This Fall during Sunday night Oasis our youth group will be doing a study called “Under Pressure,” where we’ll be searching out the scriptures to find what God says about who we are created to be amidst all of the pressures that we face as young people today. Join us @ 6:00pm on Sunday nights in the Attic for worship, supper & Great discussions.”

Under pressure

Who were you created to be…when the pressure is on? This Fall during Sunday night Oasis our youth group will be doing a study called “Under Pressure,” where we’ll be searching out the scriptures to find what God says about who we are created to be amidst all of the pressures that we face as young people today. Join us @ 6:00pm on Sunday nights in the Attic for worship, supper & Great discussions.”

Our High Schoolers will be retreating to Camp Oak Hill on 11/10-12 to work on discipling one another and growing together in Christ.

Our High Schoolers will be retreating to Camp Oak Hill on 11/10-12 to work on discipling one another and growing together in Christ.

You asked for it This fall during Wednesday nights, our youth group will be hosting a series titled, “You asked for it.” During this time we will be offering up our own difficult faith and life questions, and discussing them as a group.  Join us for a time of spiritual stretching and growing together @ 6:30 on Wednesdays in the Attic!

You asked for it

This fall during Wednesday nights, our youth group will be hosting a series titled, “You asked for it.” During this time we will be offering up our own difficult faith and life questions, and discussing them as a group.  Join us for a time of spiritual stretching and growing together @ 6:30 on Wednesdays in the Attic!

November 5th, instead of our regular Oasis Bible Study time, we will be exploring our artistic creativity. We'll be sipping Cheerwine & Designing new ceiling tiles to decorate the Attic. This activity will be led by our very own Jerry Hester and a team of Artist experts. Join us from 6-8 on November 5th.

November 5th, instead of our regular Oasis Bible Study time, we will be exploring our artistic creativity. We'll be sipping Cheerwine & Designing new ceiling tiles to decorate the Attic. This activity will be led by our very own Jerry Hester and a team of Artist experts. Join us from 6-8 on November 5th.

  Come join us on Dec 15th for our annual Christmas Lock-in! It’s a time where we stay up late, play goofy games, and enjoy each other’s fellowship. Sign up HERE to let us know you’re coming! 

 

Come join us on Dec 15th for our annual Christmas Lock-in! It’s a time where we stay up late, play goofy games, and enjoy each other’s fellowship. Sign up HERE to let us know you’re coming! 

Children

We're gearing up for our annual Trunk or Treat on Oct 29, 5:30-7:00 pm. Kids of all ages and their parents are invited to join us in the parking lot for free food, games, and trunk-or-treating. We need families, SS classes, and other groups to sponsor a trunk to make this happen; sign up to help at foresthills.org/trunkortreat.

We're gearing up for our annual Trunk or Treat on Oct 29, 5:30-7:00 pm. Kids of all ages and their parents are invited to join us in the parking lot for free food, games, and trunk-or-treating. We need families, SS classes, and other groups to sponsor a trunk to make this happen; sign up to help at foresthills.org/trunkortreat.

Preschool PJ Christmas  Preschoolers are invited to “A Preschool PJ Christmas!” We’ll meet at Marbles Kids Museum (201 E Hargett St, Raleigh) on Fri, Dec 22, at 9:30 AM. Kids are invited to wear their favorite PJs and enjoy songs, crafts, and the Christmas story. After the program, your family will be free to explore Marbles. Admission is free, but please RSVP to andrew@foresthills.org so we can have enough supplies for everyone.

Preschool PJ Christmas 

Preschoolers are invited to “A Preschool PJ Christmas!” We’ll meet at Marbles Kids Museum (201 E Hargett St, Raleigh) on Fri, Dec 22, at 9:30 AM. Kids are invited to wear their favorite PJs and enjoy songs, crafts, and the Christmas story. After the program, your family will be free to explore Marbles. Admission is free, but please RSVP to andrew@foresthills.org so we can have enough supplies for everyone.

 
 

International Ministry

Become a Prayer Partner for the current transitions in Immigration and for Refugees in our Nation and local area.

Become a Prayer Partner for the current transitions in Immigration and for Refugees in our Nation and local area.

Wednesday ESL English conversation and american culture class returns Wednesday English Conversation and American Culture Classes begin again on 8/23 from 6-7:45 pm. You’re invited to free classes to learn and practice English, make new friends, and have fun! We have 5 levels of classes with registration at 6:00 pm each week. Come and bring friends! Blessings and welcome from the Ministry to Internationals at Forest Hills.

Wednesday ESL English conversation and american culture class returns

Wednesday English Conversation and American Culture Classes begin again on 8/23 from 6-7:45 pm. You’re invited to free classes to learn and practice English, make new friends, and have fun! We have 5 levels of classes with registration at 6:00 pm each week. Come and bring friends! Blessings and welcome from the Ministry to Internationals at Forest Hills.

Sunday Esl Bible Classes Practice, English Conversation, Learn about English, Christianity, God, and Jesus from the Bible while making new friends and having fun! 

Sunday Esl Bible Classes

Practice, English Conversation, Learn about English, Christianity, God, and Jesus from the Bible while making new friends and having fun! 

Wednesday Conversational English and american culture classes on break. Classes begin in august! Do you have friends who want to learn English? Invite them to Conversational English Class on Wednesdays at 6 pm!

Wednesday Conversational English and american culture classes on break. Classes begin in august!

Do you have friends who want to learn English? Invite them to Conversational English Class on Wednesdays at 6 pm!