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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!
The Group will visit Joe and Betsy Andrews for boating, lawn games, and a picnic at their Atwood Lake home, Sat. Aug. 18, around 2pm. An early dinner is planned so folks won’t be driving home in the dark. The Andrews will provide the main dish and dessert– bring an appetizer or side dish. Email Betsy Andrews to RSVP and get directions.
Training for all adults involved in our children or youth programming will be held after worship on Sun. Aug.19. It will include the annual child protection policy training, which is mandatory under our Protection Policy. Please make every effort to attend. Lunch and childcare available. RSVP @ Bit.ly/CEtrainingday (If you can’t attend, let David Wigger know so you can get trained and covered under our policy.)
Once again we are collecting school supplies for Boulevard Elementary School. Help the kids get off to a great start by donating items from the list below. Leave your donation in the marked box on the stage in Fellowship Hall by Sun. Aug. 19. Questions? Email Jessica Kelley. read more »
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.