Come for a Visit

We know that visiting a new church can be a pretty intimidating experience because you don’t even know what to expect! So we want to give you a glimpse of what an average Sunday looks like at Forest Hills.

Stop by the Welcome Center

Stop by the Welcome Center in the lobby for more information about the ways Forest Hills is making a difference in the wider community.
 
If you are interested in ways of getting connected in specific kinds of ministry or ways your whole family can get involved, you’ll find a friendly host to help you out.  It’s located in the lobby just to the right of the front doors as you enter the church.

Before the Service…

Service Time

Sunday Service
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
 
Lifeline: (A Gathering of Worship and Prayer)
Every 3rd Sunday
6:30 p.m.

Find the Church

Forest Hills is located at 1790 11th Street S.E. in Forest Lake.  It’s on the north side of Scandia Trail (Highway 97) about a mile east of Highway 61. It’s right across the street from the BP gas station. Fuel your vehicle there, but your soul here!

Get Settled

Stop by the Hebrews Coffee Shop to enjoy a specialty roast or other beverage.
 
Help yourself to a worship bulletin and take a seat anywhere in the sanctuary.

During the Service…

Worship

This is a time set aside to gather with others to interact and communicate with God.  Our worship team leads with a mix of modern songs and older hymns.  Our aim is to come before God in an authentic and honest way.  We want to enjoy his presence!    
 
Everyone worships in his or her own unique way. You are welcome to do whatever makes you feel most comfortable.

Offering

Giving is part of the way we worship God. Each week there are opportunities to offer praise and thanksgiving, prayers and a heart open to God.  There will also be a time to give financially to support the exciting work God is doing through Forest Hills into the wider community.  Often a special project or outreach is highlighted and anyone wishing to support that project is welcome to give to it.  Financial gifts can be received in the “plate” or electronically through EFT as well as using your mobile device with the QR code provided. It is exciting to be a part of what God is doing!  Click here for more info

Message

Forest Hills strives to foster a living faith, one that people live out every day. Therefore, each week the pastor gives a message that not only digs into the Bible, but also applies directly to everyday life.
 
These messages will help you develop a growing, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ and apply Biblical teaching to your own life.

Communion

Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of the month.  This is a simple expression of love and devotion to Jesus as a way of remembering how His death and resurrection brings forgiveness and new life to all.  Usually people are invited to come forward to receive a small piece of bread and a small cup of grape juice (there is a gluten free option), although sometimes other methods are used. Everyone is invited to participate, as Forest Hills celebrates “open communion.”  Children are also invited to receive, if their parents agree.

Babies and Toddlers

Forest Hills loves kids!  Parents are free to keep their children with them during worship or, if they prefer, make use of our professionally-staffed nursery located next to the worship center.  

Children

Jesus said, “Be sure to bring all the children to me!”  Our goal is to provide a worship experience that engages all age groups.  Kids are included and involved in our services.  We want them to be a part of the life of our church!  Demonstrations, videos and skits help both kids and adults better absorb the message.  
 
There are activity bags available and a table in the back of the worship center if families should choose to use them.