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 ACTS  Beginning June 10, you’re invited to join us each Sunday for our summer sermon series, Practical ACTS: Making Godly Choices in a Messy World. In both worship services, we’ll move through the Book of Acts in order to find inspiration and encouragement as to how we can live faithfully in a fallen world. Some of the questions we’ll encounter throughout this sermon series include, “How can I love someone that I really hate?” and “What can I do in the middle of a hopeless situation?”

ACTS

Beginning June 10, you’re invited to join us each Sunday for our summer sermon series, Practical ACTS: Making Godly Choices in a Messy World. In both worship services, we’ll move through the Book of Acts in order to find inspiration and encouragement as to how we can live faithfully in a fallen world. Some of the questions we’ll encounter throughout this sermon series include, “How can I love someone that I really hate?” and “What can I do in the middle of a hopeless situation?”

 Summer handbells  Summer Bells 2018 is your opportunity to come and explore handbell ringing without the commitment! For 6 weeks this summer, you can come and learn to play handbells with others who are just exploring this musical art. If you read music and have played an instrument for 3 years or more, you have all the background needed to quickly learn to play handbells. Our first meeting will be 6/24 at 6:00pm in the Handbell Room. If you are interested email the link below.

Summer handbells

Summer Bells 2018 is your opportunity to come and explore handbell ringing without the commitment! For 6 weeks this summer, you can come and learn to play handbells with others who are just exploring this musical art. If you read music and have played an instrument for 3 years or more, you have all the background needed to quickly learn to play handbells. Our first meeting will be 6/24 at 6:00pm in the Handbell Room. If you are interested email the link below.

 Men's breakfast  Men of all ages are invited to come together for a time of fellowship at Pam’s Farmhouse each month throughout the summer. If you can make it during the week, feel free to join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 am. If you can make it during the weekend, feel free to join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 9:00 am. Or, if you've got the free time, you can come to BOTH!

Men's breakfast

Men of all ages are invited to come together for a time of fellowship at Pam’s Farmhouse each month throughout the summer. If you can make it during the week, feel free to join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 am. If you can make it during the weekend, feel free to join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 9:00 am. Or, if you've got the free time, you can come to BOTH!

 Volunteer  We believe volunteering is a key way to become involved in community. If you are interested in getting involved, click the link below to see which ways you can join!

Volunteer

We believe volunteering is a key way to become involved in community. If you are interested in getting involved, click the link below to see which ways you can join!

 Life group sign-ups  Are you interested in diving into the scriptures, connecting with other believers in a deeper way, and taking your discipleship to the next level? Life groups are for you! Sign ups are open for the next round of Life Groups, which will meet for 12 weeks beginning Sun, 1/21.  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 the link below.

Life group sign-ups

Are you interested in diving into the scriptures, connecting with other believers in a deeper way, and taking your discipleship to the next level? Life groups are for you! Sign ups are open for the next round of Life Groups, which will meet for 12 weeks beginning Sun, 1/21.  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 the link below.

 Summer reading plan  In conjunction with our summer sermon series, we’ll be sponsoring a summer reading plan which builds upon the themes presented in worship each week. Throughout June and July, these devotions will be delivered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday straight to your email. To take part in our summer reading plan, sign-up at foresthills.org/churchlife.

Summer reading plan

In conjunction with our summer sermon series, we’ll be sponsoring a summer reading plan which builds upon the themes presented in worship each week. Throughout June and July, these devotions will be delivered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday straight to your email. To take part in our summer reading plan, sign-up at foresthills.org/churchlife.

 Memorial Flowers   If you would like to reserve flowers for the Sanctuary in honor or memory of a loved one, click the link below or fill out an order form from The Gathering Place.

Memorial Flowers 

If you would like to reserve flowers for the Sanctuary in honor or memory of a loved one, click the link below or fill out an order form from The Gathering Place.

 Literacy Missions Conference   "May the God of peace...equip you..." Hebrews 13:20. Join us for the Annual Literacy Missions Conference Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Sat, 8/18 at the First Baptist Church. 414 Cleveland St. Durham, NC. Sign up to be on the Forest Hills Van. As Literacy Missions volunteers, we often ask ourselves, "How can I be better equipped to teach my students, to serve my students, to be friends with my students, to share Christ with my students? When you attend the literacy Missions Conference this year, you'll have the opportunity to become better equpiped to teach, to serve, to witness, and most of all, to be pleasing to God and to give Jesus Christ the glory as you serve. Outstanding, nationally known presenters will be with us: Glenda Reece, Ron and Dot Whitmire, Tom and Carla Pless, Cheryl Tarr, Daniel Knutson, Brenda Forlines, Becky Wuerzer, Asad and Pat Hashimi, Marc and Kim Wyatt, Hoyle Edwards, and Jeni Martin Johnson. 

Literacy Missions Conference 

"May the God of peace...equip you..." Hebrews 13:20. Join us for the Annual Literacy Missions Conference Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Sat, 8/18 at the First Baptist Church. 414 Cleveland St. Durham, NC. Sign up to be on the Forest Hills Van. As Literacy Missions volunteers, we often ask ourselves, "How can I be better equipped to teach my students, to serve my students, to be friends with my students, to share Christ with my students? When you attend the literacy Missions Conference this year, you'll have the opportunity to become better equpiped to teach, to serve, to witness, and most of all, to be pleasing to God and to give Jesus Christ the glory as you serve. Outstanding, nationally known presenters will be with us: Glenda Reece, Ron and Dot Whitmire, Tom and Carla Pless, Cheryl Tarr, Daniel Knutson, Brenda Forlines, Becky Wuerzer, Asad and Pat Hashimi, Marc and Kim Wyatt, Hoyle Edwards, and Jeni Martin Johnson. 

 Summer tour  Our Summer Tour kickoff will begin in June. Please be on the lookout for the different ways you can be aware, involved, and connected over the summer. Also, don't forget to pick up a Summer Tour bracelet from the display in The Gathering Place, and be sure to use #fhbcsummertour to capture all the ways that you can be the church wherever you go this summer.

Summer tour

Our Summer Tour kickoff will begin in June. Please be on the lookout for the different ways you can be aware, involved, and connected over the summer. Also, don't forget to pick up a Summer Tour bracelet from the display in The Gathering Place, and be sure to use #fhbcsummertour to capture all the ways that you can be the church wherever you go this summer.

 Lunches to go  Over the summer, we'll continue packing "lunches to go" for our friends at the Raleigh Rescue Mission. On 6/13, 7/18, and 8/15, you're invited to join us in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 10:30 am as we begin packing lunches. We hope you'll put these dates on your calendar and come out to join us as we help to feed the hungry right here in Raleigh!

Lunches to go

Over the summer, we'll continue packing "lunches to go" for our friends at the Raleigh Rescue Mission. On 6/13, 7/18, and 8/15, you're invited to join us in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 10:30 am as we begin packing lunches. We hope you'll put these dates on your calendar and come out to join us as we help to feed the hungry right here in Raleigh!

 Downtown Raleigh Scavenger Hunt  Ready for some fun?! On Sun, 7/15, we’ll be hosting a scavenger hunt in downtown Raleigh from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. All ages are invited to take part in the fun, and prizes will be awarded to each group! This event is open to everybody, so be sure to invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers to join in the fun. Please note that participants will be tasked with walking around for roughly one hour, so come prepared! More details about this event will be available in July.

Downtown Raleigh Scavenger Hunt

Ready for some fun?! On Sun, 7/15, we’ll be hosting a scavenger hunt in downtown Raleigh from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. All ages are invited to take part in the fun, and prizes will be awarded to each group! This event is open to everybody, so be sure to invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers to join in the fun. Please note that participants will be tasked with walking around for roughly one hour, so come prepared! More details about this event will be available in July.

 Family Labor Day Retreat  Labor Day Family Weekend at Fort Caswell- Everyone is invited to join in this time of Christian fellowship, worship and fun. Cost is $100 per person Friday-Sunday or $140 per person Friday-Monday. Lodging and most meals included. 50% deposit is due by 6/17. Children ages 2-5 half price. Questions and deposits to Derek Graham (919) 771-8443  

Family Labor Day Retreat

Labor Day Family Weekend at Fort Caswell- Everyone is invited to join in this time of Christian fellowship, worship and fun. Cost is $100 per person Friday-Sunday or $140 per person Friday-Monday. Lodging and most meals included. 50% deposit is due by 6/17. Children ages 2-5 half price. Questions and deposits to Derek Graham (919) 771-8443  

Adults

 Pic Fitness- Summer breeze  Getting ready for summer is a breeze when you make fitness fun. This interactive "fun"ctional movement class will help you stay on target or reach or maintain your fitness goals. All levels of fitness welcomed! Join us from 6/4-6/28 at 9:15-10:15 am. Class is $10, first-time guests are free.

Pic Fitness- Summer breeze

Getting ready for summer is a breeze when you make fitness fun. This interactive "fun"ctional movement class will help you stay on target or reach or maintain your fitness goals. All levels of fitness welcomed! Join us from 6/4-6/28 at 9:15-10:15 am. Class is $10, first-time guests are free.

 Women's summer bible study  Interested in joining with other women for Bible study, fellowship and fun? The Women's Summer Bible Study will examine the book of Colossians and be reminded that Jesus is supreme! There’s no better way to be encouraged than to be in the Scriptures and growing closer to Jesus. We’ll meet from 7 – 9:00 pm on Mondays, from 6/18-7/23 (no meeting 7/4). Frances Overby is hosting and facilitating the study in her North Raleigh home. If interested email the link below. 

Women's summer bible study

Interested in joining with other women for Bible study, fellowship and fun? The Women's Summer Bible Study will examine the book of Colossians and be reminded that Jesus is supreme! There’s no better way to be encouraged than to be in the Scriptures and growing closer to Jesus. We’ll meet from 7 – 9:00 pm on Mondays, from 6/18-7/23 (no meeting 7/4). Frances Overby is hosting and facilitating the study in her North Raleigh home. If interested email the link below. 

 Men's Backyard bible study  The Men's Summer Bible Study is Back! Join us in the backyard of the missionary house from 7-8 pm on Wednesdays from June 6-Aug 15 (no meeting July 4). Each week, we'll get practical wisdom from James or 1 Peter. Bring your Bible, a lawn chair, and a friend! In case of rain, we will meet in the Youth Attic.

Men's Backyard bible study

The Men's Summer Bible Study is Back! Join us in the backyard of the missionary house from 7-8 pm on Wednesdays from June 6-Aug 15 (no meeting July 4). Each week, we'll get practical wisdom from James or 1 Peter. Bring your Bible, a lawn chair, and a friend! In case of rain, we will meet in the Youth Attic.

 
 Faithful Parenting  At Faithful Parenting, we'll give you extra tools to support your child as they grow in faith. We will have 3 workshops on 6/24, 7/22, and 8/19 for parents will meet from 4:00-5:30 in the youth attic; activities will be provided for children under 5th grade while parents are in the workshop, and dinner for everyone will be served at 5:30 pm. 

Faithful Parenting

At Faithful Parenting, we'll give you extra tools to support your child as they grow in faith. We will have 3 workshops on 6/24, 7/22, and 8/19 for parents will meet from 4:00-5:30 in the youth attic; activities will be provided for children under 5th grade while parents are in the workshop, and dinner for everyone will be served at 5:30 pm. 

 

Students

 what's happenin'?  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.”

what's happenin'?

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.”

 Seeking God  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!

Seeking God

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!

 Faithful Parenting  At Faithful Parenting, we'll give you extra tools to support your child as they grow in faith. We will have 3 workshops on 6/24, 7/22, and 8/19 for parents will meet from 4:00-5:30 in the youth attic; activities will be provided for children under 5th grade while parents are in the workshop, and dinner for everyone will be served at 5:30 pm. 

Faithful Parenting

At Faithful Parenting, we'll give you extra tools to support your child as they grow in faith. We will have 3 workshops on 6/24, 7/22, and 8/19 for parents will meet from 4:00-5:30 in the youth attic; activities will be provided for children under 5th grade while parents are in the workshop, and dinner for everyone will be served at 5:30 pm. 

 

Children

 Faithful Parenting  At Faithful Parenting, we'll give you extra tools to support your child as they grow in faith. We will have 3 workshops on 6/24, 7/22, and 8/19 for parents will meet from 4:00-5:30 in the youth attic; activities will be provided for children under 5th grade while parents are in the workshop, and dinner for everyone will be served at 5:30 pm. 

Faithful Parenting

At Faithful Parenting, we'll give you extra tools to support your child as they grow in faith. We will have 3 workshops on 6/24, 7/22, and 8/19 for parents will meet from 4:00-5:30 in the youth attic; activities will be provided for children under 5th grade while parents are in the workshop, and dinner for everyone will be served at 5:30 pm. 

 
 

International Ministry

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

Prayer partner

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

 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! 

 Storying Teaching Method (Bible Study & ESL) - Brought to you by Yiyoung Yuk, Seminary Doctoral Student   Saturday February 17 or Friday February 23 - 6pm-9pm. Donnie Wiltshire and Barbara Martin from the Baptist State Convention of NC will be working with South Eastern Seminary Doctoral Student, Yiyoung Yuk, to present her Bible Storying Teaching Method. This training will be for those who are interested in being trained to teach using her new method, and who might be interested in helping teach her 10 lesson pilot study that is part of her Doctorate of Ministry work. Forest Hills will host this training. 

Storying Teaching Method (Bible Study & ESL) - Brought to you by Yiyoung Yuk, Seminary Doctoral Student


Saturday February 17 or Friday February 23 - 6pm-9pm. Donnie Wiltshire and Barbara Martin from the Baptist State Convention of NC will be working with South Eastern Seminary Doctoral Student, Yiyoung Yuk, to present her Bible Storying Teaching Method. This training will be for those who are interested in being trained to teach using her new method, and who might be interested in helping teach her 10 lesson pilot study that is part of her Doctorate of Ministry work. Forest Hills will host this training.