FHBC CommUNITY News, April 6
Interim Pastor of Children and Families Begins Ministry
We welcome Julia Bauman to Forest Hills! Julia begins her ministry with us on Monday, April 8. The Children's Leadership Team is excited about Julia coming to work alongside them in this ministry which is so critical to our church's life. In order for you to get to know Julia, she will be our "program" for Wednesday, April 10, following our prayer time at 6:00 pm. Julia's husband, Kyle, an Associate Pastor at Durham Memorial Baptist, will be with her. Make plans to be here, introduce yourself to Julia and Kyle, and begin getting to know her.
- Susan Wray, Chair of Children's Leadership Team
From the Worship and Proclamation Council
The Worship and Proclamation Council, along with Layne and the Personnel Committee, are committed to finding the right person to fill the interim music minister position in a timely manner. We are in the process of assembling a search team and hope to have our first meeting the second week of April. Once a search team is in place and a job description is available from the Personnel Committee, we will begin our search. In order to bridge the time required to complete this search, we have asked Lee Webb, a retired minister of music that Doug recommended to lead worship on Sunday mornings in April and May as needed. He has led our choir in the past on a few occasions when Doug has been out. Lee will be conducting the Wednesday night practices at church from 7 - 8:30 and will lead us in the 11:00 worship service. We are very fortunate that Lee will begin his time with us at our next sanctuary choir rehearsal, Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 and will help lead in worship on Sunday, April 7. Please introduce yourself to him and make him feel welcome.
- Pam Rusnak, Chair of Worship and Proclamation Council
Reception for Doug Thompson
Dear Forest Hills Family and Friends,
As you know Doug Thompson has accepted the call to serve as Music Minister at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, NC beginning April 7, 2013. Doug began his ministry at Forest Hills nearly six years ago and has touched each of our lives in so many ways through his leadership during worship services and other music and ministry activities.
You are invited to a church wide reception to honor Doug and Sharon on Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM in the Dining Hall.
If you would like to contribute to a Love Offering for Doug, please mail or bring a check payable to Forest Hills Baptist Church to the church office no later than Wednesday, April 10. Please write on the memo line: "Love Offering for Doug Thompson".
We look forward to seeing you and celebrating Doug's Ministry.
Children's Ministry News
Calling all Children and Parents for a fun morning of helping others!
When - April 13th from 8 am until noon (come for an hour or the whole morning)
Where - Forest Hills Baptist Church
What - Participate in one or more of the projects listed below as a family
Yard Sale Concession Stand - Greet visitors and make them feel welcome as they arrive to shop at the Yard Sale!!
8 - 9 - serve coffee, milk and doughnuts
9 - 10 - serve coffee, milk and doughnuts
10 - 11 - serve lemonade and baked goods
11 - 12 - serve lemonade and baked goods
Grounds Beautification - Make our playground and outside areas beautiful as a gift to our community!
- cleanup of the Preschool playground (clean toys, plant flowers, etc)
- plant flowers in various planters around the church
Contact Jane Revak (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up to participate and/or to donate home made treats (cookies, cupcakes, brownies)!
Save the Date! Young at Art Camp
Friday, July 26-Sunday, July 28, 2013
Young at Art Camp is an opportunity for your child to create original works of art in an environment that encourages creativity, exploration
and individual expression. More details coming soon!
Connections Preschool Registration
Connections Registration continues for Fall 2013. Classes are available for Ones, Twos, Threes, and Fours. For more information call 828-6161 ext 123 ,or email email@example.com.
Connections Summer Camps are open for registration. Session 1 is June 17-21, "A Rainforest Adventure", and Session 2 is July 15-19, "Down by the Pond". Classes are available for Rising 2s, Rising 3s, Rising 4s, and Rising K and 1st Grade. For more information call 828-6161 ext 123, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
College Bible Study Dinner on Tuesday Nights
One night remains open! Will you help provide dinner for students
on Tuesday, April 16? If interested, please contact Alta to
sign up (email@example.com). March meals were magnificent!
Many thanks to New Wine SS, WMU Round Table, Victory SS
and the Edwards'.
College Sunday School Teacher(s) Needed
If you have interest in teaching college students on Sunday
mornings, please contact Alta for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
College Ministry needs to add several Mission Trip T-shirts to their Mission Trip T-shirt blanket. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Alta (email@example.com).
FHBC Adult News
Mark your calendars for Fun!!!
We are having a Fiesta on Saturday, April 27, 6:00 pm. $10.00 per person, reservations required. Start thinking about bright festive clothes for this event, maybe you have a sombrero, or other Mexican style clothes you might want to wear.
More details to come.
The Gathering Place Capital Campaign
Please join us for The Gathering Place Capital Campaign Kick Off - April 21 immediately following the 11:00 am service. The menu for the luncheon will be Roasted Beef Tenderloin, Twice Baked Potatoes, Fresh Asparagus with Brown Butter, Salad, Bread, Lemon Refrigerator Pie, Tea and Coffee. Billie Freeman and Jerry Hester will be preparing the meal. There will be no charge for this luncheon.
Between now and then we are conducting a "quiet campaign," with the hope of raising a good portion of the funds needed before the official kick-off. Many of you will be contacted as a member of a leadership group to ask for an early commitment. If you would like to help get this exciting campaign off to a strong start, please contact one of the following team members: Dora Cornwell, Duff Freeman, Taylor Freeman, Alex Holmes, AG Bullard, Cheryl Hibbs,
or Chuck Taylor.
Baptist Children's Homes 2013 Food/ Supply Roundup
The following items are needed for the Baptist Children's Homes. Please round them up and bring to Conference Room 2 or to box by the elevator on Sundays, April 7- April 28. The children and staff thank you!
Spaghetti sauce & pasta
Banana muffin mix
Mac and cheese
Foil and plastic wrap
Allergen-free washing powder
Building and Grounds Workday
Saturday, April 13
Come to the yard sale and then help out with sprucing up our buildings and grounds. We will mainly be cleaning windows and doors and also doing some yard and parking lot cleanup. If you have available, bring small buckets, scrub brushes, rags, step stool or short step ladder, rakes, and brooms. Please contact Fred Hockaday if you have any questions.
April Wednesday Night Menus
Breakfast at Night
Blueberry Overnight Casserole
Sour Dough Rolls
Mississippi Mud Cake
Chicken Parmesan Bundles
Media Library Corner
The Search Committee by Tim Owens
It's time to find a new preacher; and what better way to do so than a road trip, with seven unlikely volunteers in an Econoline van. They slip into services all across the southeast, and through this journey start forming unlikely friendships and deep bonds as they share their bur-dens and life experiences with one another. What started as seven individuals only able to agree on stopping for coffee became a journey of discovery and laughter that profoundly changed their lives.
Mountain Top by Robert Whitlow
When Sam Miller begins to have mysterious visions, he lands in jail---for crimes he didn't commit! Is it only a coincidence? Minister and former attorney Mike Andrews decides to represent Miller, and he's deter-mined to uncover the truth. But can he reveal the hidden meaning of these dreams in time to save Sam?
Jimmy by Robert Whitlow
Thirteen-year-old Jimmy Mitchell from Piney Grove, Georgia, knows he's "slow," but he has an uncanny ability to see, hear, and understand quite a lot---even the occasional angel! When Jimmy's court testimony saves a man from jail, his neighbors are astonished---and wonder how one "special" child could change their lives forever.
You may find all three books in your Media Library at the corner.