FHBC CommUnity News February 15, 2014

Update From The Worship Strategy Team

How does our worship glorify God ?  
How does our worship reach believers?    
How does our worship become an avenue to bring people to Christ?

 
These are the questions the Worship Strategy Team (WST) has asked ourselves as we look carefully at all matters related to worship at Forest Hills and develop recommendations related to worship to the Share Council.  The WST has been meeting weekly throughout January and is committed to doing its task as quickly as possible.
 
The subject of worship is not an easy one.  There are a great variety of factors that must be considered on the path toward church recommendations.  Those factors include theology, culture, personal experience, tradition, future vision as well as others.  Understanding that personal experience figures heavily in worship preferences, the team spent a session sharing our own experiences.  This helped us understand the wide variety of backgrounds that make us who we are at Forest Hills.
 
The team has a lot of work left to do.  To accomplish this work, the team plans to continue to meet weekly and is planning an extended session together in the near future.  Already we are confident that our church wants worship that glorifies God, avoids being entertainment driven, and meets the cultural needs of our diverse membership.  In addition to these, the team has great concern that our worship serve as an entry point for the broader non-churched community around us.
 
We would appreciate your thoughts and comments on worship.
 
How to contact us:  Please speak to any of the WST members or send any comments by email to worship@foresthills.org.
 
Donnie Wiltshire, Elizabeth Murray, Frances Overby, Henry Su, Joy Phillips, Julie Boyles, Neil Westbrook, and Stephen Edwards

Spring 2014 Faith & Life Tracks

Wednesdays at 6:00pm

First Eight Weeks:  February 5th - March 26th

Break: April 2nd
No Wednesday Night Activities

Second Eight Weeks:  April 9th - May 28th

End of Term:  June 4th
Enjoy dinner together at 5:00pm, and our Children's Music Ministry "Road Show" presentation at 6:00pm

Wednesday Schedule
February 5th - May 28th, 2014

5:00-6:00  Church Family Dinner
5:45-5:55  Church Family Celebration
6:00-7:00  Faith & Life Tracks

Faith & Life Tracks Options For First Eight Weeks:
- A Holy Friendship
-Girls With Swords
-Financial Peace University
-Wednesday Night Bible Study- The Book of James
-Coffee & Crafts
-Arty Party
-The Five Love Languages

Women On Mission

Come hear our missionaries, Mark and Sara Williams, tell how God is working in South Africa.
Luncheon meeting in the dining hall on March 4th at 11:30am.  Lunch provided at $5.

The "In Crowd"

The "In Crowd" Care Ministry Tream, formerly known as "Homebound Ministry", needs new boxes of greeting cards, such as those available in Christian bookstores.  We hope to get an assortment of cards:  Thinking of you, Praying for you, Birthday, Sympathy, etc.  Please bring cards to the church office, marked for the "In Crowd" Ministry Care Team.

This ministry also welcomes volunteers who are willing to spread joy and love by writing and visiting our "In Crowd" members.  For more information, please contact Hamlin Landis at jlandis2@nc.rr.com or Judy Skaggs at rwaynejudy@bellsouth.net

Communion Service 

There is a communion service planned for March 9th. Join us in celebrating our Lord's Resurrection. 

Parent/Child Dedication

We will have a parent-child dedication on the morning of Sunday, February 23rd. If you would like your family to be recognized during the service, please contact Dr. Westbrook (neil@foresthills.org).

FHBC Yardsale!

When:  Saturday, May 31st, 8:00am - 12:00noon
Where:  Church Dining Hall

See Facebook or Sunday School Council Members for more information.


Adult Ministry


Save The Date!

Tuesday, March 11th
"Lunch and Learn Program" will feature Alan Hoal, "The Storyteller.

Friday, April 11th
VocalMotion's 22nd annual show Can't Stop the Music!
Dinner at 6pm and program at 7pm.
$10 per person.  Reservations required.


International Ministry


English for Citizenship Class

English for Citizenship Class:  Beginning Wednesday, March 5th at 6:00pm

Please refer people who desire to improve their English Language ability and to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship test.

Contact Jason Payne for more information (jason@foresthills.org).

Thank You!

Thank you for your prayers for the International Ministry and support of local missions.  Teaching English, both in the States and abroad, is an evangelistic tool that meets a need, builds a relationship, and gives an opportunity to share the love of Christ with our International neighbors (Beyond Our Borders, TEFL Missions).

Spring Beach Retreat

The Spring Beach Retreat is in the planning stages now and your prayers are coveted for the preparation and for the hands and hearts of those who will help.

Interested In Hosting an International Scholar?

Would you be interested in hosting 2 or 3 scholars for dinner in your home on Thursday March 13th, 2014?  International scholars from Nagoya University in Japan will visit NC State Univsersity for the Global Training Initiative.  Please let Jason know if you are able to host these visiting scholoars for a dinner in your home, or if you have any further questions about any of these opportunities.


Youth Ministry


Youth Collecting Food Donations

During the month of February, the Youth are collecting donations for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.  

Most Needed Items:
- Protein
- Grains
- Fruits
- Kid-friendly items
- Baby Products
- Hygiene Items
- Paper Products

~ Collection boxes are located throughout the church.

Evening With Friends

FHBC Youth & Families Present 
Evening With Friends 
Annual Fundraising Event for Youth Missions
March 22nd, 2014
Tickets are $17.50 and are on sale now!

This year we have the opportunity to use The Gathering Place as an area to fellowship and enjoy punch, crackers & cheese, all while reserving your table assignment for the event.

The Gathering Place Doors Open at 5:30pm
Dining Hall Doors Open at 6:00pm
Dinner Served at 6:30pm

Donations for the silent auction will be collected in the coming weeks.  If you are unable to participate in the event, but would still like to contribute, pease consider making a donation to youth missions.

On behalf of the Youth Group, thank you for your generous support of Youth Missions.

February Youth Events

Mission Focus for the Month - Collecting Food for the Food Bank of NC

February 16 - 3:30 pm - Praise Band
                       6-8 pm - Oasis 
                       Seventh Payment of $100 due for Cuba Mission Trip Participants ($800)
February 19 - 6 pm - Wednesday Night Activities
February 22 - 3:30 pm - Praise Band
                        6-8 pm - Oasis 
                        $50 Non-refundable deposit due for Wilkes Co. Deep Impact Mission Trip
                        ***** Spring Semester Scholarship Form is due!!!*****
February 26 - 6 pm - Wednesday Night Activities


College Ministry


College Mission Trip Prayer Partners

We need church members to be intentional prayer for each of your students before and during our upcoming mission trip to Guyan Valley, West Virginia (March 9-14).

Information on each student going on the trip can be found in the Gathering Place on Sundays and in the Dining Hall on Wednesdays.

Please consider becoming a prayer partner for our students!

For more information, please contact Tyler Ward (tyler@foresthills.org).

FHBC College Ministry 2014 Spring Calendar

Sat, Feb 8 - Duck Dynasty Dinner & Viewing Party
March 9-15 - Spring Break Mission Trip To Guyan Valley, WV
Tues, March 18 - Mission Trip Report/Debriefing
Sat-Sun, March 29-30 - Overnight Camping at Jordan Lake
Sat-Sun, April 12-13 - Spring Beach Retreat
Thurs, April 24 - Reading Day Trip to Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
Sun, April 27 - Senior Toast & Blessing Celebration
Tues, April 29 - Break’n for Bacon Exam Break

Find Updated/Expanded Calendar at:

foresthills.org/college
Or on Facebook:  Forest Hills Baptist Church College Ministry

 

Janna Edwards