Pastor Jay's Mid-Week Memo – Sept. 13, 2023

Dear Church Family,

Thank you for your kind words of encouragement, support and prayer in response to the announcement of my nomination for President of the Tennessee Baptist Convention. Truly, your response has been life-giving to me and my family – it means so much.

Three things I want to highlight this week:

  • Let's celebrate 405 people attending the Opening Sunday at Portrait Church, our church plant in Redlands, CA (Greater Los Angeles)! We are so excited for Pastor Jay Stovall, his family and the team God has brought together there. Continue to pray for them as they follow-up with guests and prepare for this coming Sunday.
  • Kids Jam, our brand-new worship and music opportunity for grades 1-5 is off to a great start and building great momentum! The aim of this environment is to equip our kids to become worshippers and worship leaders. Monica Hutcheson, one of our ministry residents, and a great team of volunteers are leading so well. They are beyond passionate about what they are doing. If your kids have missed the first few weeks, it's not too late to jump in this Sunday at 12:30pm!
  • We are ramping up for our annual Engage Global Celebration September 29-October 1. This year is the 10th anniversary of Engage and will be a tremendous time of celebrating how God is working through our partners around the world! We will also share our Mission Engagement trips for 2024! It all kicks off with the golf tournament on Friday, and there is still time for you to get a team together to play. Get more information on the schedule for Engage and get signed up for the golf tournament by visiting the website

God is moving at Forest Hills and it is such a blessing to be on mission together! Keep inviting friends, keep praying for God to move, and keep creating the wonderful welcoming environment like you do each week.

I can't wait to pick up our journey through Nehemiah this Sunday – take a look at Nehemiah 3 and how God brought people from all walks of life together to accomplish His purpose. It's so powerful and rich and I'm excited to walk through it with you all!

Love you, praying for you and can't wait to see you soon!

Until All Hear,
Pastor Jay

Posted by Jay Hardwick