Pastor Jay's Mid-Week Memo – February 1, 2023

Dear Forest Hills Family,

First of all, we are ON for Wednesday night programming tonight! Of course, we encourage you to be wise and safe in deciding about tonight and in travel, but our parking lot and surrounding roads are in good shape. We look forward to seeing all who can safely make it for a great night of fellowship and growth for all ages.

A couple of quick additional notes:

  1. We are celebrating several people who have trusted Jesus as Savior and Lord in recent worship services! We are looking forward to their upcoming baptisms and you hearing their stories of how God has moved in their lives!
  2. We are looking forward to our Night of Prayer and Worship this Sunday, February 5 at 4:00pm in Elevate. This will be a night for us to gather together as a united body in worship and in prayer. We’ll also celebrate communion together. Please make every effort to be here – you don’t want to miss it!
  3. Looking ahead, I am very excited about the new sermon series we are starting on February 12! We’ll share more about it this weekend, but we are going to study the identity of Jesus through the gospel of John, focusing on Jesus’ “I Am” statements. This will take us to Easter Sunday and will be a great series to invite anyone who has questions about Jesus. Praying that God will use this series to grow our faith and to lead many others to faith in Jesus!

This Sunday, we are concluding our 28 Days of Prayer and our Restore sermon series. This will be a very important and meaningful Sunday. I hope you will make every effort to be there, expecting God to move in power as we seek His face for restoration in our city, nation and world. Revival begins in us – let’s gather with a united heart and spirit longing for a restoring move of God to begin in us and sweep across our nation!

Love you and see you soon!

Pastor Jay

Posted by Jay Hardwick

Pastor Jay's Mid-Week Memo – January 25, 2023

Dear Church family,

I hope your week is going well! I’m away from the office this week and could not do a video, but wanted to get a message to you because so many wonderful things are happening at Forest Hills right now!

Looking back to Sunday, we can celebrate an incredible time of worship in both services and so much more! The Holy Spirit moved powerfully among us during and after both services. I’m convinced a big reason why He is moving so evidently is because so many are praying fervently. We had lots of guests, several key decisions for Christ, and people eager to connect in Sunday School classes in all ages. God is moving – can’t wait to see how He will move this Sunday!

Our midweek discipleship opportunities are in full swing with Wednesday nights cranking back up last week, plus all the other studies and groups happening throughout the week. The energy across campus was off the charts last week as people of all ages gathered to grow in Christ! In fact, 100 more people engaged in discipleship classes/groups last week than the same time a year ago. Praise God! I hope you’ll be there tonight – it’s not too late to join a class. You’ll be glad you did!

Make sure our Night of Prayer and Worship on February 5 is on your calendar. We’ll gather at 4:00pm for what will be a powerful night as we formally conclude our 28 Days of Prayer emphasis by crying out to God for restoration and renewal in us, in our city, in our nation, and among the nations. We desperately need God to move, so join us as we seek Him in prayer and worship.

Each week, there are so many things to celebrate and look forward to. Each week I am reminded that is a gift that we should not take for granted. God is uniquely and powerfully moving among us, so let’s thank Him, seek Him, and eagerly join Him in how He is leading us forward!

Love you, church family, and I will see you soon.

You Are Sent,

Pastor Jay

Posted by Jay Hardwick