Prepare For Our Fall Launch!

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Dear Forest Hills Family,

What an incredible day of worship we shared together this past Sunday! I am so grateful for how the Lord is so clearly and mightily moving on our behalf. It’s clear He is preparing us for something significant. As we enter August and our Fall Launch season, let’s keep praying that bold, declarative prayer we gleaned from Psalm 3 asking God to manifest His presence, to save His people, to break the strongholds of evil, and to work for His glory alone!

As you know, we launch our new Sunday morning schedule this Sunday, August 1! I’m so grateful for your flexibility to take on new things so we can reach and disciple more adults, kids and students. Then the following Sunday, August 8, we have Promotion Sunday when our kids and students will move to their new classes. And, in addition to those Sundays, we have two big Wednesday nights with our Fall Kickoff Carnival and then the launch of our new season of mid-week opportunities for kids, students, and adults. It’s a busy, exciting season!

I want to ask everyone to do four things that will help us maximize this opportunity God has given us:

  1. PRAY – commit to pray over the launch of our new Sunday schedule, the launch of the new 9:30 service, the launch of new Sunday School groups, and the launch of new ministries for the fall. It’s not trite to pray – it’s calling on the power and presence of God to be evident in all these things!
  2. INVITE – as new routines are established and the school year gets started, people are very open to an invite to church. Invite your “ONE” and others to join you this month – between Sundays and Wednesdays, there are countless opportunities for everyone to invite. As you invite, pray for God to move in those whom you are inviting!
  3. SERVE – God has gifted you and wants to use you to make a difference! With all these new opportunities for our church come new opportunities for you to find your place to serve. If you haven’t found your place yet to serve this fall, visit FHBC.org/serve or connect with our staff team.
  4. BE HERE! August is historically a huge month for our church. Let’s commit together to make it the best ever!

We’ve had an incredible summer and I am so looking forward to what God has for us in the church-year to come. I can’t wait to see you Sunday for the launch of our "Advance" series and our new schedule!

Until All Hear,

Jay

Posted by Jay Hardwick

Mid-Week Memo from Pastor Jay

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Dear FHBC Family,
I hope you are enjoying a beautiful week! We love seeing the pictures and hearing the stories of where you are vacationing and traveling. Remember, you can join the fun and share with your church family where you are by posting photos on social media with the hashtag: #FHBCsummer

Our Summer in the Psalms series is off to a great start! Pastor Alex Sands preached a powerful message from Psalm 34 this past Sunday - if you missed it, you can catch it here on our website. I highly encourage you to view it this week as we work to exalt the Lord together from Nashville to the nations!

Also, we still have a few Psalms Scripture Notebooks available. Pick yours up Sunday in the Enrichment Center or in the office this week for $5. I’m so encouraged by your hunger for God’s Word! Praying God will use His Word to mold us and shape us as His people for His mission.

Speaking of God’s mission, our middle and high school students are in Memphis and Salt Lake respectively on mission engagements. God is using them to make a huge gospel impact in both cities. I can’t wait for you to see and hear a glimpse of how God is moving this Sunday. Pray for them as they finish out their weeks and travel back to Nashville.

Thank you for your generosity that fuels what God is doing in and through our faith family. Your faithfulness, especially in the summer months, is crucial and so encouraging. Keep it up - we have bright days ahead!

Can’t wait to be back in the pulpit and worshipping with you Sunday. As always, love you and praying for you!

Until All Hear,

Jay

Posted by Jay Hardwick

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