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January 2013 Newsletter

January 2013 Newsletter

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NEW THINGS!
 Behold! I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do younot perceive it?
Isaiah 43:19As I write this on the day after Christmas, I find myself baskingin the reflected joy of our two Christmas Eve services and qui-etly celebrating all the signs and wonders of Christ alive in ourchurch over the fleeing year. But even as these memories comeflooding in, I am struck by an awareness of continuing expec-tancy as the calendar shifts to mark another passage. You and Iare part of a family of faith which is moving purposefully into anew year defined by expanding possibilities. With open Biblesand open hearts we prepare to greet Christ’s future for FHPC.From the new faces we see in worship, to the sound of youthful laughter echoing again in our hallways, to the warmsmiles we share in fellowship, new things spring forth. Signs of hope abound.One of those signs is evident on the upper corner of thisvery page in the new logo emblazoned there. This is a logo de-signed to carry us forward on the wings of our new Vision andMission Statements, which are also featured at the bottom of thispage. The carillon recalls our past; while the sweeping pathdraws us into the future. The typeface has been thoughtfullyselected to bridge the gap between the traditional and the tran-scendent – just like us as a church!And here’s another sign. . . Beginning on Sunday, Jan.13
th
we will celebrate the Lord in a second service of worship at11:15am. In Matthew’s gospel we hear of the wise men turning
Fountain Hills, AZ January 2013
From Our Pastor 
their backs on Herod and all he represents and leaving “fortheir own country by another way” (2:12). It is with our feetplanted firmly in this experience that we have named of ournew worship experience,
 home by another way
.As in all worship, we will be headed “home.” How-ever, we will travel an alternate route -- “another way,” if youwill -- from our traditional service. In an effort to reach fur-ther into our Fountain Hills community by appealing toyoung people and families, we will take advantage of therelaxed atmosphere available in our Fellowship Center. Ad-ditionally, we will feature various non-traditional forms of music along with a message which, while remaining firmlybiblical in orientation, will be delivered in a more casualstyle. Children will be welcomed in worship. Child care willbe provided for the little ones.If you have family, friend or neighbors who mightbe seeking a fresh, new way to worship God,
 home by an- other way
might be just the right route.The signs are all around us. Christ continues to doexciting things among us here at FHPC, leading us into ashared future marked with promise and bright with hope.
 Behold! s
ays our God,
 I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
Grace and Peace,
Our Vision:
We hear our L
ORD
’s commandments -- calling us to be a city on a hill; reflecting light into Foun-tain Hills and all the world beyond, giving glory to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
 calls us to . . .Our Mission :
We respond in faith, hope, and love –stretching upward to the One God and reaching outward toall people through worship, education, fellowship and service.
 
In Touch
 page 2
 
On the Inside:
From Our Pastor…. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . . .Focus on Finance .. .. .. ..… … … … .. . … .. . .. … .Memorial Gifts ….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .Concert Series 2013 .. … . . .. .. . . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . ..Mission Ministry . . … . . . .. .. .. .. . . . .. . . . . … .. . . . .Presbyterian Women .. .. .. …. .. . . . . .. . … .. . . .. . . ..CLAF NEWS: Variety Show & Arts Fair … . . . . . . . ..Membership News.. .. .. . . . .. . . … . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Special Seminar .. . . . .. . … .. .. .. . . …… .. .. . . . . . . .Bible Study for Women .. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .. . . . . .“The Wonder of Christmas” .. .. .. . .. . .. .. .. .. .. .. . .... ..Christmas Activities. .. . .. .. . . . . . . . .. .. . . . .. . . . . . ...Christian Formation . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... .. .. . .. .. . . . . .From the Director of Christian Formation .. . . . . . . . . .Music Ministry … … .. . . . . . . . . . . . … . . . . . . . . ..BLOG: Check it out! .. . . . . . . . . . . . . … . .. . . . . . . . .Library Footnotes.. … .. …. .…. …. …. …. …. …. ….The Way on Wednesdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. .Christmas & Advent Photos .. .. .. .. . .. . . .. .. . .Spotlight...Did You Know? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …Life Line Screening .. .. . .. .. … … .. .. . .. . … . .. .. . .Necrology for 2012… .. … .. . . .. … .. … . .. … . .. . ..January Birthdays .. ..… .. … …. … … …. … … .. ..Christmas Eve photo .. .. … .. .. . . . . … . . . . . .... . . . .12334678991011121314151617171818191920
OUR CHURCH STAFFRev. Bill Good
Pastor/Head of Staff 
Rev. Stan Jones
Parish Associate
Debby DeBernardi
Director Christian Formation
Marta Ludwig
Administrative Coordinator
Debbie Fisher
Director of Music Ministry
Dorothy Parris
Pianist
Caryl Bates
Organist
Lynn Medley
Custodian
CHURCH TREASURER
John Skewes
CHURCH SESSIONClass of 2013
Bob LullSusan OwensJim RoyDonna Yordy
Class of 2014
Gail BotsfordJerry CainCarol HenczJerry MaplesLetha Neely
Class of 2015
Brooks BenjaminJohn BrockelmanJake EberspacherHelen QuigleyTerri SchmidtChris Young
BOARD OF DEACONS
Moderator: Ruby Pearson
Class of 2013
Yvonne EllingsonSandy HeunischJohn SchopbachDonna Sims
Class of 2014
Irene CainPhyliss KernLinda MaplesHelen Roesch
Class of 2015
Ben FastJack MorrisRuby PearsonBev Watters******
Rev. Glenn Atchinson
Pastor Emeritus
Focus on FinanceFocus on FinanceFocus on FinanceFocus on Finance
 
In comparison to recent highs and lows in our monthly opera-tional results (September and October, respectively), Novem-ber was relatively calm overall. That said, monthly
 Pledges
 continue to lag behind expectations and are now Year-to-Date ($12,263) off Budget. This is clearly the most signifi-cant area of concern as
 Pledges
provide the catalyst for us toimplement our
Vision
and
 Mission
 
Statements
. Please reviewyour
 Pledge
to ensure it is up to date. We could use someassistance here.
 Expenses
are tracking Budget, and are ex-pected to finish the year on target. While there is a slight favorable
 Expense
 variance Year-to-Date through November, that will be eliminated once Decem-ber payments are posted. In summary, we are in need of a strong December toclose out the 2012 calendar year. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Oh..more importantly –
Merry Christmas
!!Respectfully,John Skewes, TreasurerNov. Income $ 31,340 Budget $ 32,560Nov. Expense $ 34,251 Budget $ 32,819Yr to date Income $ 347,049 Budget $ 360,590Yr to date Expense $ 373,122 Budget $ 376,330
 
Entertainment Concert Series
2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
“Bob Anderson” w/piano accompanist (Singing Impressionist)
Voted by People Magazine as “The best singing impressionist in show business”. Also inductedinto the “Las Vegas Legends Hall of Fame” in 2000. Who says you can’t please all the peopleall the time??? Bob is brilliant at his craft and it shows on stage. There’s something for allages with Bob Anderson’s show, as it not only covers the unforgettable voices of “The RatPack” but branches into the contemporary and timeless sounds of Elton John, Stevie Won-der, Barry Manilow, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond and many more. He’s also the only “singing im-pressionist” who will take requests from his audience and without hesitation re-create thatperformer to a tee!
2012Annual Giving Statements
will be mailed before the end of January.
2013 Offering Envelopes
2013 Offering envelopes are now available for you to pick up in the narthex. All boxes are labeled and are in alphabeti-cal order. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 837-1763. If you did not pledge but would like tohave giving envelopes or if you would like to pledge now, please place your name on the sign-up list on the clipboard.Your boxes will be ready for you to pick up the following Sunday.
Memorial Funds & GiftsMemorial Funds & GiftsMemorial Funds & GiftsMemorial Funds & Gifts
MEMORIAL FUND AND GIFTS
In the three years I’ve been on Session I have had theprivilege of working with many members to identify appro-priate projects for memorial funds and other members mak-ing generous donations for specific projects. Some of thesegifts include the hand rail in the chancel, sun screens in theFellowship Center, a new pulpit and communion table, aportable stage extension for the chancel, a flag pole,benches and plantings in the biblical garden, upgrades andimprovements to our audio visual equipment throughout thecampus including the projection system in the sanctuary.The most recent gift being the new monument sign in frontof our campus.Memorial funds are providing part of the startup cost of themulti-generational worship service.As our campus ages we face the need to repair or replaceequipment more regularly. The A/C units this past summer,almost all that expense was covered by very generous dona-tions. A/C units will continue to be a concern as we have13 units.If you enjoy listening to our carillonyou may have missed it a few weeksago. The CD player is old and needsto be replaced. I think we can keep itrunning though the holidays but itmay not last long after. The replace-ment unit is $2500. We have somememorial funds that may help but not enough.Memorial funds and special gifts are and always have beenan important part of the church. Gifts in one form or anotherbuilt this campus.If you would like to make a donation toward the carillonsend a check to the church and write carillon in remarks. If you would like to contribute to another project, call me andwe can talk about what you are interested in doing or I cantell you about projects and improvements we would like tofund.Thank you and God be with you.John Brockelman602-359-2388
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