FHBC CommUNITY News, June 12
Children's Ministry Summer Sunday Fundays
Join us for a fun event on the second Sunday of each month in June, July, and August.
July 14th - Chill out in Cary! Meet us at 6:30 p.m. at Yopop Frozen Yogurt at Cary Crossroads. Choose your favorite froyo and toppings and enjoy a tasty treat with friends and family at 212 Crossroads Blvd., Cary, NC 27518. (No RSVP.)
August 11th - Go wild at Frankie's Fun Park! Save the date and look out for details to come...!
Children's Full Summer Calendar
June 2nd (Sun) - Baptism toward the end of the 11:00 Service
June 12th-14th (Wed-Fri) - G.A. Camp at Mundo Vista
June 17th-21st (Mon-Fri) - Connections Summer Camp, Session 1
June 30th-July 3rd (Sun-Wed) - PASSPORTkids 6th Grade Camp
July 7th-13th (Sun-Sat) - Scout Summer Camp
July 15th-19th (Mon-Fri) - Connections Summer Camp, Session 2
July 21st (Sun) - Durham Bulls Game @ 5 p.m. with Durham Memorial Baptist Church, followed by all kids getting to run the bases! (Reserve your tickets with Julia.)
July 21st-25th (Sun-Thurs) - World Tour Vacation Bible School @ Longview Baptist Church from 6-8:30 p.m.
July 26th-28th (Fri-Sun) - Young at Art Camp (Register at foresthills.org/young-at-art)
August 25th (Sun) - Promotion Sunday
Sept. 4th (Wed) - Fall Children's Programming starts back @ 5:45-7 pm
TBD - Back to School Water Bash!
Friday, July 26-Sunday, July 28
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. Registration forms available in Sunday School at Five Points and online! foresthills.org/young-at-art
College Summer Sunday School
Just for the summer, college students will meet for Bible study over lunch, following the 11:00A worship service. Each Sunday we will meet at the elevator and walk to our host home together.
Details will be sent to all students on the current college list serve. If you want to be added to the list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name and subject line: College Summer Sunday School. For more information, call (919) 828-6161 ext 113.
Love Expanded--Jane's Trip Testimony
There is an American saying: "every cloud has a silver lining" which meant you can find goodness in every bad thing that happens. This happened to me on my trip to China from April 1 to May 8th this year.
I took my mother with me for a month's trip of touring some of China's famous gardens.
My mother who is 84 years old was having a good time enjoying all the beautiful flowers and making new friends across several provinces in China. We took all kinds of train rides, you name it, fast train, bullet train, old train with mass seating, and train with hard and soft sleepers. You can imagine how excited we were in experiencing all these new things.
On the last week, we went to Hangzhou to visit the country churches as well as visiting some of the members' tea plantations. My mother ate all kinds of foods. She was not careful on eating what was put on her plate. In the Chinese culture, as a guest, your host puts foods on your plate. On the eve of our scheduled departure from Hangzhou back to Shanghai, she suddenly took ill, became dizzy with fever, diarrhea, and vomiting ensued by serious dehydration. When we arrived at the Shanghai hospital, she was diagnosed with acute gastroenteritis. Her blood pressure fell to 85/55 and both of her kidneys began to lose function.
While my mother was sick in Hangzhou, I was called to counsel the minister's family. The next morning before we departed to Shanghai, the minister with his wife showed joyful and peaceful countenance. Because of my mother's extended stay in the hospital (we extended one more week for my mother to recover so that we can travel back home), I was able to preach at a house church and served the Lord the last Sunday. It was one of the most sweet worship experiences we all had. When we were about to leave for the airport, many told me how the Holy Spirit had worked among all of us and we all felt love, joy, and peace. Some of the attendees were my former ESL students who are now teachers and department heads at their prospective schools. God is so good. God definitely used my mother's illness to bless many. There was a silver lining in that cloud!
Mission Trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo
The Mission Trip to Congo-Kinshasa is set for July 5-19, 2013. Just like last year the following items are being raised to bring to the needy people in Congo:
Bottles of Tylenol (adult and children's, brand or generic)
Bottles of Advil (brand or generic equivalent)
Aspirin (adult and baby, brand or generic)
Vitamins (children, adult, multi)
Folding Walking Canes
The deadline to collect the items is June 16, 2013.
Also money donations will be a great help payable to United African Baptist Church or to Forest Hills Baptist Church. Please be sure to note "Mission Trip to Congo" on the memo line.
Thank you so much. –Ngoma Masiala
The Gathering Place
On June 2 a Special Called Conference was held to approve the overall design and cost of the Gathering Place including a financial/funding recommendation. The motions were
approved by the congregation and construction will proceed on June 17. The library is being relocated to E-260 and will reopen by June 24. To date 93 pledge cards have been returned pledging $250,363. Please pray about your investment in the future of Forest Hills and return your pledge card to Wendy Garrett in the church office. If you have any questions please contact any member of the Campaign Team: Dora Cornwell, Duff Freeman, Cheryl Hibbs, Taylor Freeman, AG Bullard or Alex Holmes.
Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network
It's Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network (WIHN) again. WIHN is an organization of area churches pulling together to support homeless families that are determined to be self-reliant again. We will partner with West Raleigh Presbyterian Church during the week of June 23 - 30. Meals, van drivers and overnight hosts are needed, as well as abled bodies to help with bed set up and breakdown, just as in times past. Talk with your Sunday School class about this. God may be calling you and/or your class to this ministry opportunity. Our specific days are Monday, June 24, Wed., June 26, and Friday, June 28. Call, email or see George Allen if you have questions or are wanting to reserve your spot!
Spain Mission Team
The Spain Mission team will be leaving for Vilanova, Spain on June 20th. Forest Hills is partnering with the Christian Church of Garraf to offer a two-week English camp for children in Vilanova, Spain. The theme of the camp is Narnia, which provides lots of opportunities for teaching about Christian values. Would you be willing to donate slightly-used or new children's books as a gift to the Spain church to use in their continuing ministry? A box will be in the Five Forks area until Sunday, June 16th. Preschool and young children's books would be appropriate. Thank you for your help with this project. And would you commit to pray for our team, both as they prepare and as they travel? They will be returning on July 8th.
Fresh Expressions Coming to FHBC
Several months ago two van loads of FHBC members attended a Fresh Expressions Vision Day in Greensboro. This is a program that started in England and is designed to reach out to non-Christians and young people in a very different way. We were impressed with the program and shocked by some of the information about the numbers of young people involved in traditional church. Fresh Expressions highlighted that churches have to reach out to young people in a different way and meet people where they are outside the walls. This program is sponsored by North Carolina CBF, National CBF, and the Virginia Baptist Association. Our own Ka'thy Chappell is the coordinator in North Carolina. We volunteered to host the next Vision Day at Forest Hills on August 16th (Friday). Kath'y has offered a small meeting with the leaders and the Forest Hills team on the evening of the 15th. The normal registration is thirty dollars for lunch, snacks, and material but since we are hosting, Forest Hills members can attend for $10.00. NOTE: Use the following code to get the $10.00 rate for the day: "HOST" Since this event in August is happening on our campus, we need volunteers to help welcome and host those who will be attending. Contact George Ake if you are willing to help.
The one in Greensboro filled up quickly. Register today so that you won't miss this wonderful and challenging opportunity! For more information:
What is Fresh Expressions?
Look What We Are Cooking Up for Fall 2013
The Hospitality team is planning the Wed night meals for the Fall. We are looking for 4 teams of 4 people each. Each team will be responsible for preparing the Wed night meals for one month. Meal planner, menu and tips will be provided.
If you are interested in being a part of a team or have ideas that you would like to share, please contact Jeannie Hutton. We could not do this without your support and our many volunteers that help cook and serve each Wednesday night!
Labor Day Family Weekend at Fort Caswell
Labor Day Family Weekend at beautiful Fort Caswell. Join other families from our community of faith for a weekend of fun and fellowship. Cost is $85 per person Fri-Sat-Sun or$122 til Monday. Children 5 and under half price. Includes breakfast, lunch, Saturday dinner. Program TBD. Contact Derek Graham
Media Library Corner
The church has received Ron Brown's letter of resignation as Media Library Director. Ron has served faithfully and well in that leadership position for 21 years. We certainly thank Ron for his service to our Lord and this church.