FHBC CommUNITY News, August 5

Called Church Conference, August 11  

As authorized by the Church Conference on July 21, a Special Conference has been called for August 11, 2013 for the purpose of considering recommendations from the Rules of Procedure Committee for changes to the rules of procedure. Several motions will be offered to facilitate timely implementation of the new organization structure and deacon selection concepts already approved and to continue consideration started on July 21 of changes relating to communications within the Church and with the public. A handout including drafts of the proposed motions and the specific rule change language will be made available to Church members for review in the Church office and at http://foresthills.org/latest-news/2013/7/29/notice-to-church

TGP Update

If you have not made your commitment please pray about your role and return your pledge card to Wendy Garrett in the church office as soon as possible.  Please also consider whether you are in a position to increase your commitment by submitting an amended pledge card.  Finally, as your circumstances permit please consider fulfilling part or all of your pledge as soon as possible in order to help us manage the cash flow of the project.
If you have any questions please contact any member of the project finance team: Dora Cornwell, Duff Freeman, Cheryl Hibbs, Taylor Freeman, A.G. Bullard or Alex Holmes.

Children's Summer Calendar

TBD-Family Missions Day
 
August 11th (Sun) - Frankie's Fun Park (Register at Julia@foresthills.org   More details to come!
 
August 25th (Sun) - Promotion Sunday
 
Sept. 4th (Wed) - Fall Children's Programming kicks off @ 5:45-7 pm
 
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!

Last Summer Sunday Funday--Frankie's Fun Park
Sunday, August 11th, at 2:00 p.m.
Come out to Frankie's Fun Park in Raleigh and HAVE A BLAST!
Bring your family and friends and meet up with us at 2:00 p.m. at the Mini Golf attraction.  You can pay to play at the stand, and anyone can walk through with us and enjoy hanging out together.  There is no general admission fee to enter the park!  The cost is $7 to play 18 holes of mini-golf, and children age 3 and under play free with a paid adult.
After our group activity, families and children may split into groups depending on which other attractions they are interested in.  There is something for everyone!  A couple of adults will hang out in the dining room as "home base," and children will have adult chaperones for every activity.
Please sign up to let us know you are coming!  We have sign-up sheets in the Preschool and Elementary School Hallways.  No payment is necessary-we just want to check you in when you arrive at Frankie's.  Each family will be responsible for transporting their children and paying for attraction choices.  It's going to be TONS OF FUN!  See you there!
11190 Fun Park Dr.  Raleigh, NC 27617

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 Future Events
Be on the lookout for information regarding Lake Day as well as the Information about the 2014 Cuban Mission Trip for Juniors and Seniors!
 
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 4 - College Sunday School will return to its normal 9:30AM meeting time.
Sunday, August 4 and 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 Ministry News

The Kudzu Ramblers
September 13, 2013
Dinner at 7:00 PM
$10 per person

The Kudzu Ramblers are a bluegrass and gospel group of six Raleigh area residents who have been playing together for about 8 years. The group has provided opening ceremonies at the NC State Fair and other events. Make reservations with Karen at 919-828-6161.

Adult Trip to Wilmington!

Join us as we explore Wilmington by land and river!   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
What an opportunity!  YOU are invited to take a World Religions Class at no charge.
 
Place: Campbell University Law School at 225 Hillsborough St. in Raleigh.
Time and Dates: Monday evenings from 6:00PM until 7:40PM from August 26 to Dec. 2. No class on Sept. 2nd.
Teacher: Dr. George Braswell.
Sponsor: World Religions and Global Cultures Center from the Campbell University Divinity School.
See: Glenda Reece for more information.
Pray: The world is all around us, and a good part of it isn't
Christian.  What can you learn about your neighbors?
 
Many of you have asked about more opportunities to learn about other cultures and religions. Well, it would be great if FHBC could send a group to this class that Dr. Braswell is offering. He is a world class leader in his field and author of several books. Do pray about this and decide to make the effort to expand your world view. It's a great class!

Fall is on Its Way in ESL/Bible
 
Fall planning and scheduling are in full swing. Of course, we never stop ESL/Bible on Sunday morning. To get it all in, we begin at 9:15. If you are curious come on up to 360 and see what we do! It will make you smile as we teach the words to a song and teach pronunciation through Bible verses.
 
International Ministry Calendar
 
Aug. 7
All hands meeting, room 350
Aug. 14
Wednesday ESL teachers mtg. P-Rating review.
Aug. 21
ESL classes begin
Sept. 14 Picnic at Apex Park
 
International Ministry Basic Workshop
 
Our basic workshop went well on July 25-27. We trained 15 people working from 5 different churches, including FHBC. On July 31 and August 1, we completed two  Webinars sponsored by CBF that helped train and inform many other programs. Goodness!! Soon we will be carving Halloween pumpkins! 

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. 

Spain Mission Team Update

The Spain Mission Team returned safely earlier this month. We would like to thank our Forest Hills family for your support as we worked with Iglesia Cristiana del Garraf and 50 children from their community. We were able to lead a successful English Camp, and consider it a blessing to have had this opportunity.

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Wednesday Night Dinner is Back! 

$5.00 Adults
Children 12 and under eat free

Wednesday Aug 7
Fried Chicken
Green Beans
Buttered Red Potatoes
Cantaloupe and Watermelon
Rolls
Texas Sheet Cake

No Reservations Needed
Dinner Time: 5:15 PM

LLIT Announcement
During the month of August, the LLIT is asking the members of FHBC to think about spiritual gifts. As we begin thinking about our church leadership for the coming church year, We want this to be a time of focusing specifically on two questions:
 
1. What are the gifts that you see in other members of our congregation?
2. What are the gifts you see in yourself (or do others see in you)?
 
We are planning some extra events in the life of our church to help us focus on these questions as a group.
 
So, as we begin the month of August, let us all begin to focus on the gifts that are actually all around us.
 

WOM Meeting, August 6
Women you will want to hear Missionary Melody Harrell speak at the WOM General Meeting on August 6 at 11:30 am in the dining hall.  Melody will speak on "The Harrells Story in  Kenya".
Lunch will be provided at $5.

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/

Library News
In June, as part of the preparation for the Gathering Place construction, library materials were boxed up, moved with the library furniture to a temporary location in Room 260, and then unboxed and reshelved. Inventorying of the collection started in July. To facilitate that process, the Discipleship and Nurture Ministry Council, under which the library operates, has approved the library's closing for the summer. If you have books or materials checked out, please return them to the circulation desk in Room 260 on or before their due dates.
After the inventory is finished, the congregation will have an opportunity to provide input about what they'd like the church library to contain. The library's collection development policy will then be reviewed and modified as needed. The updated policy will become the basis for withdrawing items that are out-of-date, worn-out, or no longer fall within the collection guidelines.
While closed, the library will gladly accept monetary donations in honor of or as memorials for loved ones or friends. Acceptance of books or audiovisuals will be suspended until the revised collection development policy is complete.
Questions? Please contact Sue Farr with questions.

 

Kate Weaver