FHBC CommUNITY News, August 12

Children's Volunteer Training
 
August 25th 2:00-5:00 p.m. in the Dining Hall
Schedule:
2:00 - Child Protection Training
2:45 - Teacher Training (Extended Session, SS, Wed. Night Teachers)
3:30 - New Curriculum Training
        - "Gather 'Round" for Sunday School Teachers
        - "Form" and "Spark" for Wednesday Night Missions Teachers
4:30 - SS and Wed. Night Teachers will have time to break into their teaching teams to plan.


Young at Art Camp

What a wonderful weekend of Art Camp!  Jerry Hester led a team of talented and servant-hearted artists and cooks to bring Young at Art Camp to our children.  We had children join us from other cities and even other states!  Billie Freeman led a devoted team of cooks and decorators to bring us 4 themed meals and countless yummy snacks.  Each day Julia Bauman led a Bible Story on the Gospel, out of which all creation and art and life flow, and it was beautiful watch the children experience the stories.  We look forward to next year's camp!

Missed Out on a Children's Ministry T-Shirt?

You're in luck!  We are making a second order of shirts!  Please write your name and Youth/Adult size on the sign-up sheets in the Preschool Hallway and outside the Elementary School Hallway by Sunday, August 18th!  Shirts are $12.

Children's Ministry Teachers Needed
 
Children are gifts from God entrusted to us to protect and raise in the love of Christ.  Please pray about this opportunity to teach or assist in the preschool or children's ministries.  We will provide training and ask for a minimum commitment of 3 months.
 
We have openings in preschool and elementary Sunday School Classes, Wednesday night G.A.'s ("Girls in Action" missions group), and Wednesday night music.  See Julia Bauman with questions or to request a volunteer application and background check form.

"But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus."
2 Timothy 3:14-15

Youth Ministry News 

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Youth Sunday School Teachers  Needed
The Forest Hills Youth Group is in need of a few teachers who are willing to teach our youth on Sunday mornings. You would be co-teaching with an experienced teacher. In addition to teaching, these individuals would also devote time to building relationships with the youth that they teach. Please contact Carla Smith for more information.


Youth Wednesday Night Bible Study
During August, youth ministry will be starting Wednesday night Bible study for all who are able to attend. We will meet from 6:00 until 7:00. We hope to see you there!!!

College Sunday School Returns to 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, August  11 - students will join members of New Wine Sunday School.
Sunday, August 18 - Students will be back in College Room S-308.
Sunday, August 25 - Fall Semester Kick Off with fabulous BoJangles Biscuits.
 
CRAIGSLIST Traders--College Ministry Needs You!
The Gathering Place has afforded all of us a great opportunity to clean up and clean out! College Ministry has uncovered a number of things no longer used. If you will help sell these items, please contact alta@foresthills.org. All proceeds will go to The Gathering Place Campaign.

Adult Trip to Wilmington!
Join us as we explore Wilmington by land and river!   September 17, we will travel by bus along with Hayes Barton Baptist Church Members for a day of  adventure!
We will enjoy a bus trip around the city and then board the Henrietta for lunch and a sight-seeing cruise.  We will return home by dinner.  The cost is $40 per person and includes all tours and lunch.  
RSVP with your payment to John or Dora Cornwell by August 25. We will have signup sheets in Sunday School classes and also in the church office.

Sanctuary Choir Notes
Regular rehearsals will resume on Wednesday, August 7, from 7 pm to 8 pm.  Additional singers are always welcome.  Please contact Rev. Lee Webb for additional information.
Our attendance has held up well during June and July in spite of vacation schedules.  The singers strive to give their best each week in providing music leadership for the 11am service.  The kind words of acknowledgement from congregational members is appreciated.

World Religions Class
Many of you have expressed interest in Dr. George Braswell's World Religion Class.  Now I have good information for you.
Registration may occur by going to  
www.campbell.edu/worldreligions.  Information will be sent about topics, readings, classroom, and parking. One person has shown interest but doesn't want to drive over alone.  If you are interested, and will car pool, please let me know.
 
ESL Wednesday
ESL Wednesday has begun with the Wed. night All-hands meeting.  We will have a NCSU "Red Bag Packing" Team on Friday, Aug. 9, and that should be a combination of fun, laughter and work. The NCSU International Student Orientation Fair will be here, on August  15.  We will have one table and several people to go from each of the language churches and from the Wed. night ESL, and Sunday ESL/Bible class.  Thank you for greeting newcomers with smiles, handshakes and directions. Keep this program in your prayers.  Glenda
 
Chinese Baptist Church--Position Open
Chinese church is looking for a part-time children's director to work with our children and youth. We are looking for a compassionate and gifted children's coordinator for our Junior Church to serve mainly on Sundays. Please refer all inquiries to Pastor Jane Pan of Chinese Baptist Church.

Congo Mission Trip-July 5-22
 We would like to express our deep gratitude to Forest Hills and all our friends who supported us through prayers and
financial support during our Mission Trip to the Democratic
Republic of Congo, especially in Kinshasa. With the sponsorship of Forest Hills, the team was able to accomplish the goals planned for this year. 

The Poultry Project
 The 220 chicks we bought are all doing fine. No mortality rate to report. In the next few weeks, they will start laying eggs.
Due to the electricity problem in Kinshasa, we bought a generator and an incubator as we expect them soon to lay eggs.
We believe this project will help many to have eggs and chicks to raise in their backyards. John Pambu will give us more information regarding this project.
 
Health Awareness (Free Screening)
 This year with a nurse in the team, we set up a health fair with the goal to screen the needy people about their blood pressure and high or low blood sugar and educate them with a brochure.  Numerous under-served people in the community praised God for the benevolent effort.
Many find for the first time that they have high blood pressure and some were found to be diabetics.
 
We look forward to giving you a full report about the trip. Again Thank you and God bless you all.
 
Ngoma

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Spiritual Gifts

As part of our focus on Spiritual Gifts, many of our Sunday School classes will be spending time over the next few weeks studying what scripture tells us about how we are to use these gifts, our own and those of others.  In preparation for this Sunday, the LLIT encourages everyone to read 1 Corinthians 12-14 and begin to prayerfully consider the Spiritual Gifts of our church community.
 
FHBC Stewardship Emphasis for 2013- Stewards of the Christian Life
On Sunday, August 25, we will begin a five-week series, designed for us to grow and mature in our faith, by embracing a broader view of Christian Stewardship.
 
Each week we will focus on one life area, in worship and on Wednesday evening. The five life areas of Christian Stewardship are:
 
Spiritual Gifts                    Week of August 25-31
Creation                            Week of September 1-7
Mind & Body                     Week of September 8-14
Financial Assets                Week of September 15-21
Time & Talents                 Week of September 22-28
 
The series will culminate on Sunday, September 29, ConsecrationSunday. Please make plans to attend each session.

Pastor Search Committee Update
 As you know, we've been hard at work since February with the task you set before us of searching for the Senior Pastor that God wants for Forest Hills.  In that process we've reviewed close to 200 resumes and followed up with numerous candidates.  While we are not finished and don't have a name to bring before you at this time, we're pleased to announce that we're making great progress and believe God is leading us to a particular person.
We're also very aware of the trust you've placed in us and the heavy responsibility that carries. Thank you for your patience, prayers, encouraging words to us individually and collectively and faith in God's guidance and in us throughout this process.  Frankly, without that, we don't think this process could be successful.
As we continue this important task to conclusion and get closer to recommending your calling of a new Senior Pastor, we ask for your continued prayers.  We ask that you not only continue to pray for our committee and task, but also continue praying for the person God is calling to be our next Senior Pastor.  Additionally, we would now ask you to pray specifically for us and yourselves as a church family to be open, accepting, supportive, loving, and willing to work together with the person Forest Hills calls as our new Senior Pastor, to the glory of God for the work of His kingdom.  We are excited about the great things God has planned for Forest Hills and hope that each of you find yourself just as excited as we anticipate what the future holds for our church. 

Coffee and Crafts Group
Fall 2013 Starting August 7th
Join our adult crafting group Wednesdays
6:00 until 7:00
No crafting skills needed!
Each crafter pays their way, for some projects we pay the project leader and for some we receive a supplies list to purchase before the project starts. The first Wednesday of each month is BYOC (Bring Your Own Craft) night.
Bring something you're working on and fellowship while making progress on it.
We had a fabulous time last year and hope you will join us this Fall.  We have a calendar so you can plan ahead and even pick and choose which projects you'd like to do. It is a fun hour of fellowship, laughter and creating. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor, go down the hallway on the left and you'll hear find us.
Contact Beverly Edwards with any questions. 

Sign Up for Fresh Expressions Today!
What is Fresh Expressions?
 
A Fresh Expression is a form of being the church for our changing culture, established primarily for the benefit of those who are not yet part of any church.  How can we be the visible, tangible presence of Christ in the Raleigh community in ways that touch those who may never come through our doors?  The Fresh Expression Vision Day offers FHBC members the opportunity to be a part of this exciting venture of learning, faith, and Gospel-sharing!
 
WHEN? - Friday, August 16, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
WHERE? - Forest Hills Baptist Church Dining Hall/Fellowship Hall
WHO? - The Fresh Expressions Team from Virginia will be leading - assisted by K'athy Gore Chappell, former Associate    Pastor at FHBC
HOW MUCH? - $10.00 for lunch (cost for non-members is $30)
HOW MANY? - Limited to 130 - the one in Greensboro (attended by more than a dozen from FHBC) filled up quickly
WEBSITE? - www.freshexpressionsus.org
 
 
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIGN UP, GO ON THE WEBSITE AND USE THE CODE "HOST"...www.freshexpressions.org  

Fall Bazaar

FHBC Dining Hall 
November 8 & 9

Application available here: http://foresthills.org/forms/

Kate Weaver