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We return to our regular Fall Schedule with worship at 11:00am and our Fall Festival on Sept. 9. Reconnect after the summer while enjoying great food and games. Ride the famous “Rocket Car” and see if you can “Name that Song” while listening to musical selections ranging from nostalgic to modern music. Come and see!
Pastor Lois Annich has spent three wonderful years sharing her talents, wisdom and energy with us as Interim Associate Pastor. Please join us on Sun. Aug. 26 for her last service as we wish her farewell and celebrate the many gifts she has shared with us.
Each person in any Forest Hill Church household–member or visitor–is encouraged to complete our online Long Range Planning Survey. It takes only 15-20 minutes and there is no age limit for responding–we just ask that you complete only one survey per person. All survey answers are confidential. You will be contacted only if clarification is needed and you provided your name at the end of the survey (optional). Surveys should be returned no later than Aug. 31.
Many thanks to the members of the July Orcha-Band! We’re planning another Fellowship Hall service on Sun. Sept. 2 and the Orcha-Band may be pressed into service. See or email Anne Wilson if you’d like to join this instrumental group.
The Gospel of Matthew: God With Us Bible study will meet for 12 consecutive Sundays, beginning Sept. 9 at 9:30am. Registration begins Aug. 12 in South Hall after worship. $24 resource book recommended. Three groups, led by Kathryn Eloff and Tom Zych, Pat Jenkins and Laury Larson, and Ron Register and Ahren Stock, are planned. More info here.
In addition to the Matthew Kerygma class, Pastor John Lentz is beginning a Living the Question video series on Sept 9 at 9:30am. This class is for especially designed for “Seekers” and those who are exploring Christianity. It is a great class option for those who cannot commit to weekly attendance as each class will have its own unique subject matter.
So many religious extremists have used the Book of Revelation to support bizarre interpretations that many of us shy away from it. Yet it can be a hopeful, comforting vision for our future. Would you like to study this book in a small group? Ann and Peter Williams plan to lead a small group study, using the Kerygma study guide, every other week in their home for 7 sessions, beginning Mon. Sept. 10. read more »
Small Plates is a shorter version of our year-long Faith Leader program. Through various small classes, participants get a taste of Faith Leader, especially its central questions of “Where is God in this?” “What are my gifts?” and “What might God be calling me to?” Several exciting classes to be offered this fall by Adult Education and Spiritual Formation will include an art experience, Christianity 101, Learnings from Prism on the Four Levels of Racism, and a meditation retreat in Advent.
Get these on your calendar now and watch for details:
Sat. Sept. 22: Green Eggs & Ham Mini-Opera
Sat. Oct. 6: Blessing of the Animals
Sat. Dec. 1: Christmas Cookie Carnival
Stay up to date on all of the CYF happenings by subscribing to the CYF calendar (clicking on the link will open the calendar in your Google account and you can subscribe/add it there.)
Put yourself on the map of Forest Hill Church. Fill out the Forest Hill Church Gifts, Skills, and Passions Questionnaire online and grab hold of the opportunities your faith community presents. Faith matters…you matter!
Several women meet at church each month to pack boxes of cookies, books and toiletries to send to deployed men and women. Please send the names and addresses of any folks you may know who are serving overseas to Doris Bartlett or Nancy Burcham.