FHBC CommUnity News September 22, 2013

CommUNITY News

From the Pulpit

Alta Whitt
What's In Your Hand, Moses?
Exodus 4:2-5

Need to Know

Weekend Emergency Pastoral Care Number

919-899-6873.

Deacon Led Prayer

Meeting

Every Sunday

9:30-9:45 a.m.

Room 261

2nd Chronicles 7:14

Office Hours

Office is open M-F,

8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
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Wednesday Night

Wednesday Night Dinner menu can be found under FHBC CommUNITY News section.
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Extended Session

Sep 29 Beth Eakes, Frances Overby, Mary Weaver, Laura Lee Graham, Tempe Chapman,
 Christian Zuburg

Oct 6 Jane Revak, Patti Bowers, Tom Revak, Judy Williams, Tripp Ake, Suzie Goodell,
Matt Foley, Paul Smith
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September 22, 2013
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Stewardship 2013

Life Stewardship of the Christian: Becoming Stewards of Time and Talents

Sunday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 25

Life Stewardship of the Christian: CONSECRATION SUNDAY

Sunday, September 29

REMINDER:

Please complete your Spiritual Gifts Inventory, and return your response card ASAP.
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Letter to FHBC

Dear Forest Hills Family and Friends,

There is a lot of excitement in the Westbrook household these days! Cleaning, purging
and packing...Oh my! To say that we are excited about starting a new journey at
Forest Hills may be the understatement of the year.

I will plan to be in the office on Wednesday, October 9 and my first Sunday will
 be October 13. I look forward to connecting with everyone again and making new
connections as well. Once I am officially there I would like to spend as much time
as possible putting names with faces. Please drop by and say hello if you have a
 chance!

In the meantime, you can contact me by email for all things church related. I can
be reached at neil@foresthills.org. I would also like to connect with those of you
who use social media. I am on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. (I prefer to use these
accounts for personal notes and encouragement.)

One last thing...

I would like to ask for your prayers during this time of transition. Please pray
 for the leaders and staff at Forest Hills, for Whitney, Parker and Hadley, and
also for all of the little details and unexpected hiccups that will undoubtedly
occur over the next few months.

See you soon!

In Christ's Love and Service,
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Children's Ministry News

Camp Willow Run

You don't want to miss it!!

This year's retreat for 4th-6th graders is October 18-20.  Registration packets
can be found in the church  office.  Reserve your space as soon as possible!  If
 you have any questions, please contact Jane Revak

RA Lock-In at Triangle Rock Club

All boys grades 1-8

Friday, September 20, 2013

Drop off at 8:30 p.m.

Triangle Rock Club

102 Pleasant Wood Court

Morrisville, NC

Pick up at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning

Cost is $20 (includes climbing and midnight pizza)

RSVP: Bill Gentry

Connections Preschool has a new number! No more having to call the church to get
 to the preschool! The preschool's direct line is 919.899.6869. Please make a note
of it!
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Youth Ministry News
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College Ministry News

Raleigh Worship

All area students are invited to worship everyWednesday at FHBC. Raleigh Worship,
a student led, acoustical worship experience, is held for you each Wednesday evening
at 9:00PM in the Chapel. Students, please note, this is a change from Tuesday nights.

Thank You

Thank you FHBC family for the wonderful food and  desserts provided for our traditional
Fall Feed!
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Adult Ministry News
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Music Ministry News

We are excited to have Paul Taulman join FHBC as our Guest Worship Leader.  Paul
 has most recently served as the Minister of Music and Missions at Macedonia Baptist
Church inRaleigh.  He is presently employed as a data manager by the United Way
of North Carolina. Please be sure to give Paul a warm welcome.
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International Ministry News

An Invitation from the African Church

We invite everyone to theAfrican 27th Church Anniversary which will feature a lot
of songs of praise and adoration to our Heavenly Father on September 22, 2013 at
 3:00 PM in the Chapel. A reception will follow immediately in the Dining Hall.

Ngoma

IM Events

International Ministry stays busy building relationships and having events. Our
Sept. 14th picnic at the beautiful Apex park was a hit. We met with groups from
other language churches

within the Raleigh Baptist Association. Asad cooked for over 180 people, others
brought dishes, and we all ate! It was a time of ice breakers, singing, and fellowship.

Our next event is our Fall Retreat on Oct. 11-13 at the Blue RidgeConference Center
in Boone. Registration begins very soon.

In our ESL/Bible classes this week, we registered 8 new students. It is so exciting
to find people come to this church who are seeking to learn to speak English better
and are willing to learn about Jesus and the scriptures. In regular Sunday School,
the teacher can assume that the group has Bible knowledge to some degree. Yet, we
can assume nothing as we teach. Not only do we teach hard vocabulary words likeblasphemy,
we also teach about the teachers of the law who followed Jesus as he healed. With
nobackground, that is a hard lesson, but God does not let his word return void.
We believe that.

At the end of September, we will send a visiting scholar from Japan back  to his
 homeland. He and his wife came to the USA and NCSU already Christians, and they
 have learned many things. Perhaps, just perhaps, his wife will begin an ESL/Bible
class when she returns.  We sow seeds many weeks. God makes them grow.

We are registering people from Brazil, China, and other countries. You are a part
of all this.Thank you FHBC for supporting this ministry.
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FHBC CommUNITY News

Join the Senior Pastor Search Committee and the Personnel Committee on

GOOD NEWS!!

It is an honor and a privilege to  announce that on Sunday,September 8, Forest Hills
Baptist Church called Dr. Neil Porter Westbrook to serve as Senior Pastor.  We are
grateful for the excellent work of the Pastor Search Committee. We look forward
to Dr. Westbrook joining us in October. And with great excitement, we anticipate
 the many great things God has in store. In these days of continuing transition,
 please keep the Westbrook family and our Forest Hills Family in your prayers.

Patti Bowers, Chair, Personnel Committee

September is State Missions Month

Christ compels us to proclaim release, relief and redemption.  More than half of
 the NC Mission Offering supports 14 NC Baptist Men's  ministries, including disaster
relief, mission camps, dental ministry and mobilization of many volunteers. A portion
of our Forest Hills gifts to the Great Commission Offering enables NC Baptists to
join hands and represent Christ to thousands of needy people.

We as Christians need to be prepared for disasters in order to help others.  Visit
<a href="http://readync.org" track="on" >readync.org</a> to prepare yourself for
 the next disaster so you will be ready to assist others in distress.  There are
 many volunteer opportunities. Contact Baptists on Mission , NC Baptist Men
to learn more.

Wendy Garrett