FHBC CommUNITY News, February 3
Two Out of Three Isn't Good Enough--Part Three
Two weeks ago, I asked you to pray consistently and persistently for the Pastor Search Committee (PSC). Last week I encouraged you to pray for ALL those who will be considered as pastoral candidates, but particularly the one who will be your next Pastor. If you pray for your Pastor and other church leaders behind their backs, you are far less likely to speak harshly of them from the same position! This week, the third and final part.
"What is the third and final part of my assignment?" - Pray for yourself!
"How should I do that?"
• That you will love, trust, and support your Pastor
• That you will give your Pastor the benefit of the doubt
• That you will allow your Pastor to lead you
• That you will not place unreasonable expectations on your Pastor
• That you will encourage and enable your Pastor to care for self and family
• That you will understand that your Pastor is a sinner and thus is not perfect
• That you will accept that your Pastor has "blind spots"
• That you will not think more OR less of your Pastor than is appropriate
• That ____________________________
So here is your assignment:
• Pray for the PSC
• Pray for all those who will be candidates, especially for your next Pastor
• Pray for yourself
Remember! All three are critical. Two out of three isn't good enough. - Layne
Thank You Teachers
Thank you to all the Extended Session teachers and Sunday School teachers adjusting to the new Sunday morning schedule and being flexible with the new times. The Children's Leadership Team appreciates your flexibility in working with the new schedule. A note to the parents especially in the Infants and Toddler rooms, please label your child's items (i.e. diaper bags) with your child's name. Also, when picking up your children after service, we remind you to knock on the door before entering the room. We understand you may need to enter the room to gather your child and belongings in the younger rooms. If this is the case, we ask only one parent enter the room and no siblings or other family members. The room gets very crowded as children are being picked up. We kindly request family members to wait in the hallway.
February Youth Events
February 6 - Wednesday Night Activities (6 pm)
February 9 - Helping with "Not so New Newly Wed Game" for FH Adults
February 10 - Praise Band (3:30 pm)/Youth Hand Bells (5 pm)/Oasis (6-8 pm)
Parent Meeting with Brian Foreman (6-8 pm)
February 13 - Ash Wednesday Service (6 pm)
February 15 - Early Release for Traditional WCPSS
February 16 - Winter Jam in Greensboro (Cost $10 plus meals for the day)
February 17 - Youth Event (TBD)
No Youth Activities
February 18 - No School for Traditional WCPSS
February 20 - Wednesday Night Activities (6 pm)
February 24 - Praise Band (3:30 pm)/Generations Choir (5 pm)
Oasis (6-8 pm)
$75 Non-refundable deposit due for NYC Mission Trip
Requests for scholarships must be submitted
February 27 - Wednesday Night Activities (6 pm)
Forest Hills-A "Home Away from Home" for College Students
From time to time, we have students who are away from home, who desire to connect more closely with a family here. If you are interested in "adopting" a student, please contact Alta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Needed for College Bible Study
Need help providing dinner to students for Tuesday Night College Bible Study. If you, your SS class, team, or family would be willing to provide a meal for one Tuesday night, please contact Alta by phone or email: (919) 828-6161 ext 113, email@example.com.
Join the FHBC Adults for a Valentine Dinner and "The Not So Newlywed Game" February 9 at 6:00 PM in the Dining Hall. FHBC Youth are welcome to participate in this event. $10 per person, RSVP to the church office at 919-828-6161.
Welcome New Members
Please welcome to our Forest Hills family the following new members:
Vaughan & Amanda Mallory
Francois & Sogbossi Akakpo
February Wednesday Night Menus
Chicken Pot Pie
Cranberry Frozen Salad
Chocolate Cherry Cake
Nutty Buddy Pie
Buttered Red Skin Potatoes
Pig Pickin' Cake
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
General Women on Mission Meeting, February 5
All ladies are invited to hear Cara Lynn Vogel, WMU Consultant, speak on "The Story Lives On" on February 5 at 11:30 in the dining hall. WMU is celebrating 125 years of missions this year! Lunch will be provided at $4.
Dear Forest Hills Family,
I wish to exptend my sincere appreciation for the many expressions of your love and sympathy extended to me and my family with the recent passing of my dear mother. The cards , the calls, the kind words, the hugs have meant so much to me. God blessed me with Christian parents but he has continued to bless me with the love of each of you who I also consider as family. I only wish you could have known my mother. While I must now face my life without her, I rejoice in the knowledge that she is whole again and is now with our Lord and Savior. May God bless you.
Valentine Cookie Project
Volunteers are needed to bake 3 dozen cookies each (no nuts & no peanut butter) and to deliver them to shut-ins and persons with special needs in our church family, as well as in the community. Cookies should be at the church dining hall by 9:30 am, Tuesday, February 5. They will be packaged and ready for delivery by noon that same day. Sponsored by the Kaleidoscope Group of Women on Missions. Contact Geneva Humphries at 919-851-1249 for more information.
Spain Mission Trip this Summer
Iglesia Cristiana del Garraf
June 21-July 7, 2013
We again have the wonderful opportunity to assist the members of the Christian Church of Garraf reach the unchurched people in their community. We are now organizing the Spain Mission Team which will conduct an English camp the last week of June and the first week of July. The Christian Church of Garraf has moved into its new facility in Villanova, Spain and is offering English classes during the year,
culminating with our English camp.
If you speak English and would like to help advance God's work in Villanova, please consider joining the Spain mission Team, whether you can travel to Spain or help with planning right here in Raleigh! For more information contact Cathey Andrews, 919-614-3829, firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Library Corner
"Garden Gates" series by Patti Hill
Like a Watered Garden: Grieving is an odd occupation . . .
Garden designer Mibby Garrett can't seem to get her life back on track after losing her husband in a bicycle accident six months ago. Mibby devotes her time to one goal: avoiding "whammies o' grief," those painful reminders of her husband and their former life.
Then comes the biggest whammy of all. . . .
Always Green: When the growing gets tough . . .
Mibby Garrett could really use three things: a book that will tell her how to get through to her teenage son; enough money to pay for the new water heater; and a long, gentle rainstorm to nourish her clients' gardens, end the summer drought, and save her garden-design business.
Most of all, she'd just like a few days with no surprises. She sure hasn't asked for what happens instead . . .
In Every Flower: Sometimes you get a second chance . . .
Remarriage isn't the happily-ever-after Mibby McManus hoped for. Between conflicting work schedules, a rebellious teenage son, a mother-in-law who can't get enough of the Food Channel, and a cat-in-law bent on destruction, Mibby and her new husband, Larry, never seem to find enough time for each other.
Just when she thinks she's gotten back on track, a phone call from California unsettles everything. It's time for Mibby to face her past or risk losing everything.
You may find all three books in the "Garden Gates" series (Like a watered garden, Always green, and In every flower) in your Media Library at the corner.