FHBC CommUnity News July 1st, 2014
Sunday Lunch Bunch Will NOT Meet on Wednesdsay, July 2nd
But join us the following Wednesday, July 9, from 11:30-12:30 for a wonderful light lunch by Chef Gabriella, followed by a brief devotional or presentation. Friends are welcome! The cost is $5 per person.
Church Conference Announcement
There will be a special called church conference on Sunday, July 13, 2014, immediately following the worship service. The purpose of this conference will be for the Worship Implementation Team to present motions supporting renovations to the Dining Hall in preparation for the start of the new Contemporary Worship Service for consideration and congregational vote. Additionally, the regularly scheduled Church Conference planned for July 20th will be moved to August 3rd.
Reminder: There is an Information Session planned for 6:00 p.m. on July 6th to review the proposed changes to the Dining Hall and the funding required to make the changes. Anyone who would like a copy of the Worship Implementation Team's Recommendations should contact Savanna Dean in the church office to receive an electronic or printed copy.
FHBC Deacon Chair
We're expanding our prayer ministry here at FHBC. If you have a prayer request, please send an email to: Prayer@foresthills.org.
Gathering Place Campaign Update
The Gathering Place Campaign is still underway! Thank you for your many pledges and contributions that have made this beautiful and welcoming space possible.
We are continuing to raise funds for this project. You will find special green envelopes located in the pews in the sanctuary for you to place your financial contributions to the Gathering Place Campaign.
Minister For Serving Christ
Forest Hills is currently accepting applications for our Minister for Serving Christ position. Please share with those who might be interested in learning more about this exciting new ministry position here at FHBC!
Second Annual Fall Bazaar
Forest Hills Baptist Church is gearing up for its Second Annual Fall Bazaar!
Friday, November 14
Saturday, November 15
We are offering priority sign-ups to members of Forest Hills and/or returning vendors from 2013. Booths will be assigned on a first come, first served basis - so don't delay. Sign up today! We will begin accepting applications from the public on July 1.
Hard copy applications can be found in the Gathering Place at Forest Hills. You can also receive an electronic copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Application and rental fee must both be submitted to reserve your spot at the bazaar.
Have questions or concerns?
Contact us at email@example.com or look for Courtney Frye, Stephanie Spencer, or Kathryn Wright!
Welcome To The Wyatt Family!
The FHBC Missionary Residence Team invites you to help us welcome Marc and Kim Wyatt and their family to our missionary house for a brief stay. The Wyatts anticipate moving in on July 1 or 2 and departing on August 14, 2014. This family lived in our missionary house in 2001. Their daughter, Rebecca, actively participated in our college ministry while attending Meredith College. Jon Marc, their son, is a rising sophomore at Gardner-Webb University.
Marc and Kim became CBF global missions field personnel in 1996. They served initially in Thailand and then moved to Canada for fifteen years of ministry with refugees in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. They'll continue their work with internationals in a new setting later this summer as they head to San Diego, California. The Wyatts will work with churches, missions organizations, and individuals ministering to internationals, including refugees, students, and immigrants enslaved by human trafficking, along the Pacific Southwest Border of our country.
Marc and Kim are both graduates of Wingate University. They worked in churches and schools in North Carolina and Virginia before their employment with CBF. Kim earned a Master of Education degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and Marc has a Master of Divinity with Christian Education degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Congo Mission Trip
When?: July 13-25, 2014
Where?: Congo Brazzaville & Congo Kinshasa
What?: Donations are needed.
$5,000.00 is needed for Chicken feed and Bibles
-$30.00 will buy one bag of chicken feed
-$20.00 will buy one Bible
Please make checks payable to FHBC with a memo of Congo Mission
The deadline for donations is July 6, 2014
Any questions or for more information, email African@foresthills.org
Click here to a video about the upcoming trip and learn more information!
Concert -- Save The Date!
Taiwan Aborigine Choir
Thursday August 7, 2014 @ 7:30 P.M.
Forest Hills is hosting a gifted choir of native Taiwanese orphans who will perform a concert for our congregation and neighbors. This is a community-wide event.
Save the date and start inviting friends!
Garden Work Day
Come help out in the community garden on Saturday, July 12, starting at 9:00am. The garden is located beside the Dixie Trail parking lot.
Young at Art Camp
Down By The Seashore
July 25th 4:00pm-8:00pm
July 26th 9:00am-4:00pm
Art Projects, Art Lessons, Crafts, T-Shirt, Good Food, and Fun!
Register Today! Registration forms can be found on church website under Forms.
We need your help!
We are in need of old t-shirts to be used for the children to weave rugs on hula hoops. A bin will be placed in the Gathering Place for you to drop off any donations. Now's the perfect time to clean our your dressers and donate those old t-shirts to a worthy cause!
Vacation Bible School
Forest Hills Baptist Church will be hosting VBS during the Sunday School time at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. We will explore and discover how we are to be part of God's story!
Registration Now Open!
Space available in the 1s, 2s, 3s, and Pre-K.
Contact Carla Smith or Stephanie Massy in the preschool office by calling 919-889-6869 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour!
Deep Impact Mission Trips
The entire youth group traveled to Wilkes County, NC on June 23-27 and the 11th and 12th grade youth will travel to Cuba on July 24-August 4. Between the two groups, we have 28 youth participating.
Each year, DeepImpact collects a Mission Offering. Over the summer, as Deep Impact participants our youth will have the opportunity to provide hunger relief to children all over the world through funding
· Cape Town - Barcelona Orphanage - money will be sent to provide protein to children's daily diets
· Cuba - Retirement Home Farm - money will be sent to purchase fruit trees, such as papaya, banana, plantain, guava and mango for ongoing food needs to those living at the retirement home and for children, youth and their families in the surrounding community.
· India - HIV and Compassion Children's Home - money will be sent to provide food for 30 children who are HIV+ for up to 1 year.
· NC - Money will be sent to food agencies that provide fresh fruit and vegetables to those that provide food to children and youth.
Each Sunday, the youth will be in Gathering Place between Sunday School and Worship to collect monies for the Deep Impact Mission Offering. Checks can be made out to FHBC with Deep Impact Mission Offering in the memo.
Will you help Forest Hills Youth and Deep Impact reach $20,000 this summer to provide hunger relief?
College Life Group
Throughout the summer, the college ministry will be inviting all students to participate in a College Life Group that will meet every other Tuesday from June 3 to July 29. We will meet for dinner, fellowship, and prayer at different locations around Raleigh.
Welcome & Registration Team Forming
2-4 People Needed
Did you ever want to experience international missions but were uncertain if you had the time or talent? Let me assure you, you are talented and your gifted-ness is needed!
Welcome the world on the 3rd floor every Sunday morning! The International Ministry is seeking to establish a team of 2-4 people who can rotate to help with welcome and registration each Sunday morning.
Weekly, we have new folks from far off lands joining our Sunday ESL / Bible classes. On their first visit, a registration form is completed on arrival. For most, this is their first experience with "church" - so a smiling face and warm, hospitable welcome goes a long way to open the doors of the church and heart.
YOU are needed to help welcome and set-up the International Ministry welcome center from 9:00-9:30am on Sundays. Contact Barbara Martin , Glenda Reece, or Jason Payne to explore this ministry opportunity.
Ramadan Prayer Opportunity
Since 1993 Christians around the world have been specifically praying for Muslims during the month of Ramadan. The Farsi Fellowship is asking Forest Hills to commit to pray for Muslims to come to Christ during these 30 days. Many Muslims are truly seeking God during Ramadan. Please pray that the Holy Spirit would reveal Jesus to them.
This year Ramadan is from June 28 to July 27. If you would like more information or booklets to pray specifically, you can visit this website: www.worldchristian.com.
Watch this video to learn more about welcoming and praying for our international neighbors.
The World Is At Our Corner
Last Tuesday evening, in preparation for an International Ministry Team(s) meeting, Savanna helped and placed an order with the Subway on the corner of Dixie Trail.I hurried to pick up sandwiches, and God presented an opportunity.While picking up the order, a conversation was struck with the manager Meesa.She was very interested to hear about the International Ministry at Forest Hills, and knew the location of our church well, only two blocks away. She said that a young Iraqi woman who worked for her in a few Subway locations could really benefit from English classes.I provided a flier and contact information that she will share with the woman.
Wow - A ministry outreach right on our corner!Pray for this Iraqi woman working at Subway, that her heart would be touched by the Lord and that she might start visiting Forest Hills to first meet her need for English, and then a door to her heart would open, and Christ would be invited in!
What opportunities is God presenting you in the international world on your corner? Could you invite someone to Forest Hills, or offer to pray for them?Opportunities are all around us to share the Love of Christ in a real and practical way with an eternal impact!
Prayer for Congo Mission Trip
Would you like to be part of a Prayer Team for Pastors Ngoma, Asad, and the mission trip team going to Congo Brazzaville and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the International Ministry? The mission trip group will leave on July 14, and our Prayer Team will commit to pray for this group each day of their trip, until July 24. Interested? Sign-up with Jason to pray.
Communion Plates for Congo Mission Trip
Do you have or know of Communion Service Plates that could be donated for the Mission Trip to Congo? The churches that will be visited and encouraged in Congo do not have, nor can afford plates to serve the Lord's Supper. If you have or know of plates that can be donated please contact Pastor Ngoma Masiala or Jason Payne as soon as possible.
Refugee Highway Partnership North America
North America Round Table
Click here for a video with more information.
Interested? Going to this conference would be an opportunity continue to develop a ministry for displaced persons (refugees, asylees, victims of trafficking) in the Forest Hills community.