June 1 through September 1
Church office will be open
Monday through Thursday from
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
The office will be closed on Fridays.
Fountain Hills, AZ June/July 2014
From John Skewes, Treasurer
To everything there is a season, and a time to every
purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

When I think of the season of “summer”, my thoughts
turn to many things. Warm nights, brilliant stars shin-
ing in the night sky, swimming, barbeques, a
breather of sorts from the day-to-day routine. As a
kid I thought “Three months of no school. The Lord is
good.” As I got older, and had kids of my own, I
thought “Three months of no school. Good Lord, help

At Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church, “summer”
means many things also. Generally, church activities
take a respite: Session is not in session, most com-
mittees take a break, as does the choir. The office
scales back from normal hours, and is closed on Fri-
days. Pastor Good often takes a few weeks off in late
July for a well-deserved rest. For a couple of months,
things go on hiatus.

Well, not everything.

Church expenses tend to be fairly predictable, largely
because they seldom vary by much month-to-month-
to-month. That is not only the good news, it is also
the bad news. During the summer months, when at-
tendance and contributions taper off, church expendi-
tures do not seem to enjoy the hiatus that everything
else does. Payroll, debt retirement, utilities, and
other costs see little variation due to the seasons. In
fact, summer brings with it a surge in VBS costs (a
worthwhile endeavor to be sure). A graph depicting
our month-to-month expenses would barely register
a dip during the summer.

But for the steady generosity of you, the congrega-
tion, this would be a cash flow problem. Your contin-
ued faith to your pledge contribution throughout the
entire year permits us to build up the reserves nec-
essary to see us through the lean times. Your de-
voted gifting provides the church with the basis to
keep His Word alive and thriving during June, July
and August. The main thrust of my message to you
is this: THANK YOU. While we are physically
“geared down” a bit during the
summer, your spiritual dedica-
tion and faith in the church re-
mains unwavering. A building is
a building. A church is its people
and their faith in God’s every
purpose under the heaven.

Now it is time for me to go. It is
my turn on the “slip-n-slide.”

John Skewes, Treasurer


Our Vision:
Living God’s love.
calls us to . . .

Our Mission :
Reach out to all with faith and love.

In Touch page 2
On the Inside:
From John Skewes, Finance Elder .. .. .. . . . .. . . . ..
Focus on Finance .. .. .. ..… … … … .. . … .. . .. … .
Stewardship ….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . .. ..
Mother’s Day Service .. . . . . .. .. .. . . . … .. . .. . . . . . . . .
Web site.. . . . . . .. . . … . . . . .. . . . . . .. … . .. .. . . . . .
Mission Ministry . . … . . . .. .. .. .. . . . .. . . . . … .. . . .
Presbyterian Women .. .. .. …. .. . . . . .. . … .. . . .. . . ..
New Members .. .. .. . . . … . … . . . .. .. .. . . . . . . .. .. .
Graduate Recognition. .. .. .. . . .. .. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FHPC Foundation .. .. . .. . ... . .. . … .. … … … . .. .
40th Anniversary Brunch .. .. .. . . … .. .. . . . . .. .. .. ..
35 Years of Service: Dorothy Parris . . … . . . . . . . . . . . .
Christian Formation .. .. .. .. .. …. .. . . . . .. . .. . . . .. .
From the Director of Christian Formation .. . . . . . . . . .
New Members ... …. … . . . . . . … . .. . . . .. .. . . ..
Bill’s Brown Bag Bible Study. . .. .. .. . . . . …. … . …...
Library Footnotes.. … .. …. .…. …. …. …. …. …. …
Facts about your body.. .. .. …. . . .. .. . . .. .. . . . . . …...
Music Ministry .. … … .. .. .. .. …. . . . . .. . . .. . . . . ..
CPR Classes .. .. .. . . . . . … .. .. . … . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Member Spotlight...Did you Know? .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . ...
Necrology for 2014… .. … .. . . .. … .. … . .. . . .. . . ..
July Birthdays .. ..… .. … …. … … …. … … .. . .. .
Ruby Pearson, Senior Service Award Winner .. .. .. .. . ..
Trey Uphoff and Arlene Stewart.. .. . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . ...



Rev. 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
Caryl Bates
Lynn Medley

John Skewes
Class of 2014
Mary Alice Bivens
Gail Botsford
Jerry Cain
Carol Hencz
Letha Neely
Class of 2015
Brooks Benjamin
John Brockelman
Helen Quigley
Terri Schmidt
Chris Young
Class 2016
Sally Atchinson
Bob Lull
John Skewes
Arlene Stewart

Moderator: Yvonne Ellingson
Class of 2014
Irene Cain
Yvonne Ellingson
Phyliss Kern
Helen Roesch
Class of 2015
Ben Fast
Jack Morris
Ruby Pearson
Bev Watters
Class 2016
Suzie McCready
Dorothy Rudack
Donna Sims
Nancy Wulfmeier


Focus on Finance Focus on Finance Focus on Finance Focus on Finance

As hoped, Income regained lost ground during April, led
by Easter Sunday on April 20
. With the critical first four
months of 2014 “in the books”, we are right on Plan for
Income. Thank you, Lord. Expenses shot up in April.
While some elements can be attributed to timing differ-
ences, others represent expenditures larger than anticipated
at this point in the year. We will be monitoring Expenses
closely in the ensuing months to ensure they fall back in
line with expectations.

John Skewes, Treasurer
Apr. Income $ 41,223 Budget $ 35,150
Apr. Expense $ 41,436 Budget $ 36,276

Yr to date Income $ 167,396 Budget $ 166,450
Yr to date Expense $ 149,537 Budget $ 144,865

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True Stewardship:

“Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this
world, but let God transform you inwardly by a com-
plete change of your mind. Then you will be able to
know the will of God – what is good and is pleasing
to Him and is perfect”

- Romans 12:2

Our last three newsletters were all in color. Thank you to Konica Minolta for their fine offer of printing
those three monthly issues in full color. That was their perk to get us to renew our copier lease with them.
Now we are back to the old black and white. Unfortunately, it is cost prohibitive for us to produce our
newsletter in color. We would like to draw your attention to our website. All newsletters are stored there
and they are in full color. If you would like to see those newsletters, please go to…

Click on Newsletters in the upper right hand corner and the newsletter archive will open.
Then just click on the month and year you are interested in.

Mother’s Day Service on May 11 was led by Debby DeBernardi. The Celebration Ringers started the service with the
prelude “Shine, Jesus, Shine” and a special skit with Riley Herrera and Helen Roesch introduced the sermon. Since Tami Good
was the liturgist Pastor Bill was able to worship in the Family Wiggle Area.
“Hello-copter” skit with Riley Herrera
Celebration Ringers
Pastor Bill with Anabelle

page 5 November 2012

Matthew 5:16 says “Let your light so
shine before men, that they may see
your good works, and glorify your
God.” We here in the Mission Ministry
try hard to let our lights shine. We keep
busy helping several different groups of
people in different ways. Each person
has a different need, whether it be money,
food, help or just prayers. As children we
learned the song “This little light of
mine, I’m going to let it shine.” We
may not have known the meaning of the song then , but we
have since learned or should have learned. Here is an update
on some of things we are doing or are planning to do, as we let
our lights shine.

Extended Hands Food Bank
The Mission Ministry Committee continues to volun-
teer our services at Jim Bob’s Fish Fry the first Friday of the
month. On May 4
, Nancy Wulfmeier, Vivian Virden, Susan
and Bob Titus and myself (Terri) all helped serve. Bob had
particular fun serving soft serve ice cream on the new machine
they were testing out. This ice cream machine is also used at
fairs and social functions to raise money for the Food Bank.
Thank you to those who gave their time to help serve at the
Fish Fry. The Fish Fry will be taking some time off this sum-
mer as they will be closing Friday June 21
through July 25

They will be open again on Friday August 1
If you are leaving town for an extended amount of
time, or just want to clean your cupboards, the Food Bank can
use your canned and nonperishable goods. Thank you all for
your generosity in giving both your food and loose change.
The Food Bank is always grateful for what they get. They have
a lot of people on their register to feed.
Don’t forget if you are cleaning out closets or getting
new appliances or furniture, Max’s Closet will take most items.
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Mission Ministry Mission Ministry Mission Ministry Mission Ministry
Terri Schmidt, Elder
They will even come and pick up at your home. All these
proceeds also go to Extended Hands Food Bank . You know
the old adage that says “one man’s junk is another man’s
Presbyterian Bi-National Border Ministry
We received a letter from The Frontera de Cristo
asking for our help. They explained they were in dire need
of a new van. The one they were currently using is 30 some
years old and always in need of repair. There is a local Tuc-
son Church who would donate $5,000.00, if Frontera de
Cristo can raise the rest of the money. This van is used to
take people on both sides of the border to various classes and
services. They use the van to transport people to rehab
classes as well as children to VBS or to Sunday school. This
area is a high drug trafficking area and there are many prob-
lems with drug use as well as with the cartel. So you can see
the need for dependable transportation. We, the Missions
Ministry Committee, have agreed to send them some money
for the van. We feel this is a very worthwhile ministry in the
southern part of our state.

Nancy Wulfmeier serving Carl Hayungs and Rose Marie Kramer
In Touch page 4
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Mission Ministry Mission Ministry Mission Ministry Mission Ministry

The Bible giveaway from the Rummage Sale has been very successful. We are actually looking
for more Bibles to give away. If you have any unused Bibles that you would like to donate please
bring them into the church office or place them on the round table in the narthex on Sunday.
Thank you!
The Mission Ministry is partnering with the Men’s
Group to collect water this summer
for the homeless down at the
MANA House and the Phoenix Res-
cue Mission. Water is such a vital
need for these people in the hot
summer months. We all need to
stay hydrated, but it is especially
important for these people who are
exposed to the elements. If you can
help us out with a case of water or
money so that we can get water for
these people, we would love to be
able to help them. We can get by without a lot of things, but
water is so important.

Blanket Sunday
Church World Service
Kathy Dodson, Development Associate, Western Divi-
sion and Art Ziemann, Field Director of the Rocky
Mountain Region of Church World Service visited a
few weeks ago and presented Barbara and Gary
Oakeson with another patch to put on the banner from
Church World Service that acknowledges all the sup-
port FHPC has given to Church World Service over the
years. Over the years the support totals over $35,000.

Certificate of Appreciation from the Phoenix Rescue Mission

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,
But one advertising agency did a good job of
putting that figure into some perspective in
one of its releases.

A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were
living in the Stone Age.

D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth
on two feet.

-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc
page 7 December 2011
Presbyterian Women Coordinating Team for 2013-2014
Moderator: Ilene Berg Mission Coordinator: Mary Alice Bivens
Vice-Moderator : Susan Lickman Librarian: Barbara Oakeson
Secretary: Linda Warren Membership/Yearbook Coordinator: Maria Berry
Treasurer: Maria Berry Bible Study Coordinator: Evelyn Hrunek
Publicity: Sally Atchinson Search Committee: Linda Capron
Morning Circle Leader: Carol Fuls Evening Circle Leaders: Maria Berry & Jeanene Schopbach
Afternoon Circle Leader: Martha Baxter Historian: Office Angels
Hooked on Books Leader: Jan Hoff Out n’ About Leader: Arlene Olsen
Presbyterian Women Presbyterian Women Presbyterian Women Presbyterian Women
In Touch page 6
Who are you?

Are you defined by the roles you assume or the tasks
you accomplish?
Are you defined by the place you sleep tonight?
Are you defined by all your current relationships?
Are you defined by the way you use today? By each
hour and the content you chose to fill it with?
Are you defined by how you look?


You are: “the soul within”
“the spark of life”
“the pilot light”
“the measure of Spirit God gave you.

Eph. 5:8 “ are light in the Lord. Live as chil-
dren of light…”

We talk a lot about our church being a light on a hill in
this town, in this time and this place. That depends on
all of us living in harmony and adding our light in this
place or wherever we are. We are admonished to let
our lights shine so that others will see God by associ-
ating with us. What an awesome discipleship.

Jesus himself described John the Baptist as a
lamp. “John was a lamp that burned and gave light”.

So that’s our role too wherever we are this summer,
whoever we’re with, whatever our
tasks. Opportunities abound to illuminate our God.

In Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church our activi-
ties include vacation bible school for the children and
noon Bible studies with lunch and Pastor Bill as we
take a break from regularly scheduled monthly

If you are away, come back to us safely, refreshed
and rested as we resume our fall activities.

Luke 11:3-5 “See to it then that the light within you
is not darkness.”

There is a story about a nobleman building a magnifi-
cent church for his village. The people marveled at
its beauty but noticed there were no lamps. They
asked “How will the church be lighted?” He gave
them each a lamp and replied “Each time you are
here the area around you will be lighted.”

Together we can make a great light that will be no-
ticeable and welcoming to all.
Our travel guide

There are two ways of traveling on the Continent. In the first, you do everything for yourself. You obtain your ticket, look after
your luggage, get your seat in the carriage, ask at least three porters whether you are right, and, if you have an imperfect knowledge of
the language, you have perpetually an uneasy sense that perhaps you are wrong.
There is another method of foreign travel. You employ a Tourist Agency, which obtains your tickets, sees to your comfort,
gives you precise directions, provides you, where necessary, with a conductor, and at every terminus waits to greet you.
In this we have an apt illustration of the easier way of traveling to heaven. Be at rest in the indwelling and in working of the
Holy Spirit. Only see that He is not grieved, and He will see to all else.
-F.B. Meyer (1847-1929)

-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc
page 7 JUNE/JULY 2014
Sally Atchinson
You made their Easter special!

Thank you to all who participated in our mis-
sion project.
Thank you cards and photos from the kids at Devereux Center.

Not Yet A Member?
*If you are attending our church and don’t have membership in another church, you can join our church by profession
of faith and receiving the Sacrament of Baptism or, if you’ve already been baptized, you can join by
reaffirmation of faith in Jesus Christ.
*If you belong to another church, but would like to transfer your membership to
our church, we can arrange for a
letter of transfer from your current membership church to ours.
*If you are a winter visitor and are an active member of another church “back
home”, you can become an
affiliate member at our church here and maintain your full active membership there.

For additional information, please contact Gail Botsford at 412-613-3312, Sally Atchin-
son at 480-837-1054 or call the church office at 480-837-1763.
Sally Atchinson & Gail Botsford
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New Members New Members New Members New Members
De & Dallas Amend have lived in Fountain Hills for 13

They are joining by
Letter of Transfer
from Grace Presby-
terian Church,
Springfield, VA,
where Dallas served
as a Deacon and
taught Sunday
School and De sang
in the choir.

They were both
born and raised in Nebraska and were high school sweet-
hearts and have been married for 56 years.

They have a son and daughter-in-law in Seattle, who will be
retiring to the Phoenix area soon. And their youngest son
and daughter-in-law and 3 grandchildren live in Northern

Following their marriage in 1957, they immediately moved to
VA where Dallas was stationed with the Navy School of Mu-
sic, playing the trombone. De became a legal secretary while
Dallas completed his tour of duty, mostly aboard ship and
then Philadelphia.

Upon discharge in 1960 Dallas became a State Farm Agent
and retired in 1995 after 35 years of service.

They owned a couple of businesses along the way in which
De was very involved and also worked for a CPA. In 1997
De finally retired and they moved back to their home town in
Nebraska, however those winters were not their favorite sea-
son, so they found their way to Fountain Hills. They bought
a condo on Shea and became winter visitors. After 3 years of
being snowbirds they bought a house in North Heights and
love being part of this community.

What brought them to our church? They like Bill Good’s
John & Margie Bacher have been in Fountain Hills part
time for 25 years and became full time permanent residents 4
months ago.

They are joining us
by Letter of Trans-
fer from Westmin-
ster Presbyterian
Church in Rock-
ford, IL. where
John served as a

They have been
married for 61
years and have a
daughter (Sandi), 2
grandsons and 5
great grandchildren.

John & Margie were both born and raised in Vincennes, IN.
After John was discharged from the service they moved to
Rockford, IL and spent their adult life there. John was in-
volved in the manufacturing of forged hand tools at Dasco
Pro. These tools were sold at all the well known hardware
stores. Margie worked for several years at an advertising

They have enjoyed traveling over the years and have traveled
to many foreign countries and to most of the states. Hope-
fully there is still more travel in their future.

They have been avid golfers for many years and Margie has
had a hole-in-one. John is still looking for his??

Margie said “Having been Presbyterian, this church was a
natural, and they are looking forward to being permanent resi-
dents of AZ and a member of Fountain Hills Presbyterian

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Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church Foundation
“An Investment Today for the Life of Our Church Tomorrow”

Foundation Board of Trustees

Barbara Oakeson 480-837-5563 Susan Phillips 480-837-1225
Matt Jefferson 480-837-6001 Dawn Lau 480-837-2607
Roy Nickel 480-688-8392 Ben Fast 480-837-1119
Jerry Cain 480-215-3700

Gifts given to the Memorial Fund are used by the church for current needs or special
items. Many times these donations are in lieu of flowers at a Memorial Service. The
Foundation receives cash gifts at any time or bequests through wills or trusts at the
time of death of the person wishing to insure the future prosperity and continuation of
the church.
Any member of the Foundation board can answer questions you might have about set-
ting up your final documents and you are always welcome to attend any Foundation
Board meetings.

Debby DeBernardi congratulating Trey Uphoff, Peter Carillo and Andrey Lull upon their graduation from High School
40th Anniversary Brunch 40th Anniversary Brunch 40th Anniversary Brunch 40th Anniversary Brunch
In Touch page 8 In Touch page 10
35 years of service 35 years of service 35 years of service 35 years of service
page 11 May 2014
Dorothy Parris, our pianist, is honored during
the April 27 worship service for her 35 years of
service! Thank you Dorothy!

The Church’s Dilemma

They have this lil’ ol’ gray haired lady
that has played the piano for 35 years.
She won’t quit and they can’t fire her.
What to do??!! They plan AND execute
a SURPRISE recognition program that
almost causes her to have a heart at-
tack!!!! She is left speechless!!
Thank you for allowing me the privilege
of presenting and sharing the music of the
church with you.
You, as a congregation, have been most
gracious and accepting of my musical
offerings. The music presented has not
always been appealing to each of you, but
we musicians have always said –“Wait!
Come back next week. It WILL be dif-
Thank you again – and rest assured – I do
not plan to do another 35!!!!

Emily and son, Alan (Buz) Parris; Dorothy Parris; son, Jeff and Kristen Parris
with grandkids Aubrey (7) and Jace (3)
Christian Formation Christian Formation Christian Formation Christian Formation
Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord
and Savior Jesus Christ, To him be glory both
now and forever! Amen.
2Peter 3:18 NIV
Dear Friends, so much of our relationship with
our Church is in learning about Jesus Christ
through His Word, the Bible. We are so
blessed to have many opportunities to interact
with one another as we hear and learn more
about what it is to be Christians; From the pul-
pit on Sunday’s, the choir songs, John Bivens,
Ken Brown, Presbyterian Women, Men’s Bible Study, Woman’s Bible study, Sylvia Burke,
Blessed Beginnings, Wednesday Kids and Teens, Mission’s work, Hilltop Hospitality ,
Book Study groups and many more. We are a learning community!
As we head into our Summer months, be you here or in cooler places, please continue to
“grow in knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
Elder Arlene Stewart
Elder Carol Hencz
Interest Survey:
Your Christian Formation Elders want your input into how the Church can best meet you
and your families learning needs in the coming Fall season. A survey is available for your
comments. Please consider responding and returning a survey to the Church Office. You are
always welcome to contact Elders Carol Hencz and Arlene Stewart with feedback on what
you have enjoyed this past year and what you would like to see being offered this coming
In Touch page 12
Carol Hencz & Arlene Stewart, Elders
July 7-11
We can’t do it without you!

1. What type of classes would you attend,
____ Bible Study __Self-help ___Ageing ___Every Day Christian Living __Children and Family
___Wednesday Night Pastor Studies
Other topics:___________________________________________________________________________________
2. What time works best for you? _______Mornings _____Afternoon ____Evening
3. What day of the week is best for you?________________________
4. Sunday Events: Would you attend classes____ 8:00-9:00am
______ Bible Study 10:15-11:00am
______Young Adults on Today’s Family 10:15-11:00 am
______Class to be determined at 6:00pm
5. Would you be interested in: ______Attending only
______Leading a discussion group


Thank you. Please place your completed survey in the Collection Plate or the Church Office.

Pastor’s Brown Bag Bible Study
Bring your Bible and Brown Bag !
Please join Pastor Bill
on Wednesdays begin-
ning June 4
at noon
time. He will take us on a journey
with Hosea, the Old Testament
Hebrew prophet. The heat of the
summer cannot compare to the
pressure Hosea has to endure his
hope of the Gospels!
From the Director of Christian Formation From the Director of Christian Formation From the Director of Christian Formation From the Director of Christian Formation
Special Thanks to our 2014 KidFormations
Servant Leaders:

Bless all the Family Wiggle Area Greeters and Hosts!
You make a family worship experience
and training possible.

Arlene Stewart and Karen Ford (VBS)
Nursery excitement with Samuel

Kitty Youngquist (school
year) and Karen Ford
Play is the transformational
language of kids! We hope to
see more of Anabelle, Mia
and Riley this summer during
the second service sermon!

Elementary: Taylor Herrera, Gary DeBernardi, Sandy
Heunisch, Judy Irvin, Michele Herrera, Tori Turner, and
Marilyn Pape
From games and craft activities, lead worshippers,
creative story tellers, multi-media, small group reflec-
tions to individual and group responses to what the
Lord is doing… many leaders were needed for the Big
God Story worship and discipleship time!

Drama Skit Writer: Cheryl (Kenna) Augustine
Watch for more to come in the area of skits and drama!

Teens: Tyson and Kristi Robinson, Special Guests
Brooke Benjamin and Ken Brown.
Please take time to thank the Robinson’s for their care
and connection with the teens as their youth leaders
this year! They will be involved when we do special
events this coming year.

Thank you all for being a faith friends to kids, teens and

VBS Collaborative
Adventure Continues:
Helping Children “Track”
God’s love in their lives!

It is “TREE”-mendous that,
in our Fountain Hills com-
munity, christians are able
to have spiritual dialogue,
prayer and action for the
sake of children and fami-
lies. Yes, it might be “weird” (I
would say “unique”) - that Pres-
byterians and Catholics would
get together to fuel faith discovery
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in young children. But it will not be just kids finding
Biblical truth in a sciency-gizmo, a conversation or an
experiential Bible story. Hopefully we all will find
Truth (Jesus) and experience His love. We all serve
out of an intimate relationship with the one true, tri-
une God. Be challenged to learn from and to grace
each other in this collaboration!
I am thrilled to hear comments like, “This is
so awesome! We should have done this a long time
ago!” Ascension volunteers have been so gracious
and appreciative of the people and campus at FHPC.
Both church leaderships are encouraging and em-
powering of this endeavor. Watch to see what God is
doing in the midst of the process.

Why Weird? It’s not about the theme, but to answer
the question what our kids and families in Fountain
Hills need most. Answer: Kids need to know
they’re loved unconditionally!
Be sure to pray and discern what your part is in this
wildly-wonderful adventure.

Opportunities to Donate Supplies, Time, Skill or
Monetary Help for VBS:
Contact Helen Quigley or apply on-line at church
website if interested in:

Prayer: Sign -up to pray for the children, volunteers
and their families
Bible Adventure Facilitator - Wednesday, July 9
Bible Adventure Assistant - for 3 days
Critter Cafe food preparation - various times
Audio-Visual Tech for Sound Booth
Greeters and Hosts for first and/or last hour of the
Help with Decorating month of June and / or set-up
June 28-29
Help tear down July 11-14

Still Need:
Ace or Home Depot Gift Cards for decorating
supplies like paint, foam board, plastic pipe
25 cups vanilla yogurt
200 strawberries
25 peaches
25 peeled oranges
100 3-4 inch sugar cookies
5 loaves of gluten free sliced bread
5 tubs of butter or margarine
100 individual cups or 25 bowls of
prepared jell-o
bright pool noodles
dixie drinking cups

Continued on page 15...

In Touch page 14
New Members New Members New Members New Members
Wil & Michele Herrera with daughters Taylor,
Brooke and Riley

They all live in Fountain Hills. They moved here 6 months
ago from Chicago, IL. They have also lived in Tampa, Florida.

They have 3 daughters who attend the 2
service with them—
6 year old Riley, 9 year old Brooke and 14 year old Taylor,
who sings in our choir during our 9 a.m. service. They also
have a 22 year old daughter who resides in Florida. They all
love the theater.

Wil is Vice President of I. T. Services and Michele says her
life revolves around her daughters.

When they moved to Fountain Hills, they were looking for a
home church, and they love this church.

Patricia (Patsy) Knoy has lived in Fountain Hills for 16

She is joining by Reaffirmation of Faith and has served as an
Elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Bay City, Michigan.

She is married to Ty and has 3
children and 5 grandchildren.

She grew up in Dallas and gradu-
ated from Northwestern. She
moved to Ann Arbor to continue
study in piano performance at the
University of Michigan.

Her special interest is music and
she is a classically trained pianist
and harpsichordist, and has en-
joyed joining our choir.

Patsy was looking for a Presbyterian Church and found
friendly and inspirational services here. She hopes to serve
this church in whatever function she is able.
Interesting fact about Patsy:

She is a committed duplicate bridge player and holds a silver
life Master Certificate.

Peter & Margaret Thorade have been in Fountain Hills
for 6 ½ years. They moved from New York to Colorado and
then to Arizona to be warm.

They have been married for 52
years and have 2 daughters—
Denise, who is a Nurse/Lawyer
and Pamela, who is a Teacher.
They also raised a nephew, Paul,
who is a Pastor/ICE Agent

Their interests are working out
at the gym, shooting at the
range, boating, camping, travel,
visiting family and Bible stud-

They said Michele Sivets knew they were looking for a
church and invited them to visit with us. They think this is a
great church with good people, very friendly, and the Pastor
preaches the Word. They want to thank Michele for the in-
vite---and we do too----thanks Michele!

Margie became a Christian when she was 9 years old at Va-
cation Bible School.

Little known fact about Pete: He was in prison for 22 years--
----and then he retired from the Colorado Department of Cor-

Peace for today

May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love
that has been given to you.
May you be confident knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the
freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.

-St. Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897)

-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc
page 15 JUNE/JULY 2014
Debby DeBernardi
Pentecost power

Ten days after Jesus
ascended into heaven, the
Holy Spirit descended onto
Jesus’ disciples. While they
were gathered in Jerusalem
to celebrate the Jewish
festival of Pentecost, the
disciples saw flames among
and on them, heard a rush-
ing wind and began talking
in many languages. As a
result, the disciples were
able to share the good news of Jesus in the native tongues of
all the pilgrims assembled in the city.
Even today, the power of the Holy Spirit fuels the
“flame” that ignites Christians’ outreach efforts. Only by the
Spirit’s power can we know Christ and make him known
throughout the world.
Poet William Blake (1757-1827), who’s been described
as a passionate, Pentecost kind of person, wrote this poem
about the Spirit’s power:
Unless the eye catch fire,
The God will not be seen.
Unless the ear catch fire,
The God will not be heard.
Unless the tongue catch fire,
The God will not be named.
Unless the heart catch fire,
The God will not be loved.
Unless the mind catch fire,
The God will not be known.

-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc

Bill’s Brown Bag Bible Study

Bring your Bible and your lunch
(12PM—1PM) and join Pastor Bill
in the Adult Center each Wednesday
this summer for a relaxed time of
fellowship and Bible Study.

Beginning June 4
we begin our
journey in the company of a Hebrew
prophet who receives the unusual charge to marry a prosti-
tute. The book of Hosea is a record of faith under pressure.
It tells of love on the killing floor of betrayal and duty in the
crucible of duress. Yet, despite this unpromising setting, Ho-
sea anticipates the hope of the Gospels; transcending the
story of the prophet and his wayward bride to portray God’s
steadfast commitment and persistent love for his people. We
begin next Wednesday with a PowerPoint presentation ex-
ploring the tradition and task of the Old Testament prophets.

All are welcome, drop in any Wednesday.
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Future Events:
Preschool and Elementary families don’t miss
June 8th, Pentecost Sunday. Instead of KidCom-
munity we will be a part of the “Happy Birthday
Church Celebration” between services. Kids will have
cake, crafts, and games to celebrate the birthday
of the church and the 40th birthday year of FHPC!
Wear something red!

Jewels for Jesus - Teen Girls Night Out
Wednesday, June 11th 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Youth Center at FHPC
Enjoy dinner food, bring a friend, create a piece of jew-
elry! Suzie McCready will host a demonstration for a
bracelet or bookmark. She will be available to assist in
the creative process! You may make a second piece of
jewelry for the cost of the item while enjoying a sweet
snack with new friends! A couple of church groups will
be attending. A special surprise from Debby to make all
your creations shine for Jesus! Kindly RSVP to Debby
DeBernardi at 602-570-7340/

Teens: The Gamers' Quest will offer times to
meet, connect, discuss and play.
Whether you know “game speak” or
not, it will be very interesting! Six
meetings planned for an interactive,
spiritually engaging style of entering
the world of gam-
ers and scripture.
Developed by a college career
small group called Catalyst, a 3
-D Movie Night and/or Game
Challenge Night will wrap up
the series.

From the Director of Christian Formation From the Director of Christian Formation From the Director of Christian Formation From the Director of Christian Formation
Walking on Water by Richard Paul Edwards

In this fifth and final book of the Walk series, we join
Alan Christoffersen again on his quest to walk from Seat-
tle to Key West. After the death of his beloved wife, the
loss of his advertising business, the loss of his home,
Alan’s decision to walk across America has taught him
lessons about love, forgiveness and, but most of all love.
Walking on Water begins with Alan traveling back to
his boyhood home in Pasadena, CA to be near his father.
He discovers his father’s writings which tell him more
about his family and his past than he ever thought possi-
ble. Through visits with his father he learns that Key
West was where his father asked his mother to marry
him, giving her a special pinkish-red seashell, which was
mounted on a plaque in his home. It seemed ironic to
Alan when he realized he would end his walk in a place
that was already a part of his family history. He recog-
nized all he had learned from his father was a special gift
which he could not have anticipated.
Good friends and old friends rallied around him once
more as he dealt with his father’s death. They brought
him great joy and some sadness as he learned how their
lives had moved on in new directions. He knew he must
get back to Florida and finish his walk. Two of these
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friends made him a promise to let them know when he was
a few days from reaching Key West and they would be
there to greet him at the Welcome to Key West sign.
Alan’s father had given him an envelope not to be
opened until after his death. Alan left it unopened until he
stood knee-deep in the water at the lowest point of land in
Key West. In the envelope were two letters and the pinkish-
red seashell. At the end on his letter to his son, Dad asked
that he return the shell to the waters of Key West with the
words, “It has served its purpose.” As he sat alone think-
ing, he remembered when he promised his wife he would
go on living, even without her. He now understood how he
could do that, on day at a time, just as he had walked.
You will like what Alan wrote in his diary on that day
and what happened next. Enjoy the Read!

The Walk series will be on display in the library. You may
want to read the earlier ones first:
The Walk
Miles to Go
The Road to Grace
A Step of Faith


Some interesting facts about your body!!
Everything you have always wanted to know but were afraid of the answers...Please don’t ask for “source”.

21. The three things pregnant women dream most of during their first trimester are frogs, worms and potted plants.
Scientists have no idea why this is so, but attribute it to the growing imbalance of hormones in the body during
22. The life span of a human hair is 3 to 7 years on average. Every day the average person loses 60-100 strands of hair.
But don't worry, you must lose over 50% of your scalp hairs before it is apparent to anyone.
23. The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as an encyclopedia. Your brain uses
20% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream, and is itself made up of 80% water. Though it
interprets pain signals from the rest of the body, the brain itself cannot feel pain.
24. The tooth is the only part of the human body that can't repair itself.
25. Your eyes are always the same size from birth but your nose and ears never stop growing.
26. By 60 years of age, 60% of men and 40% of women will snore.
27. We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening, because during normal
activities during the day, the cartilage in our knees and other areas slowly compress.
28. The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb, even while you are
sleeping. In fact, the brain is much more active at night than during the day.
29.Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Neurons continue to grow throughout
human life. Information travels at different speeds within different types of neurons.
30. It is a fact that people who dream more often and more vividly, on an average have a higher Intelligence Quotient.

More next month!

Vivian Virden
page 17 JUNE/JULY 2014

The Music Ministry Staff and all
those involved with filling the
groups and ensembles would
like to thank you, the congrega-
tion, for the support and encour-
agement through this last sea-
son. It's an amazing experience
to be involved with worship in
any capacity. We just happen to
be the sort that loves to be in-
volved musically. Thank you
for letting us know how it
has touched you, or inspired
you. We do appreciate your kindness!
We look forward to the next season, which will
begin September 11. If you are a musical person and
would consider joining one of our musical groups, you
will be welcomed with open arms! Just read the bulletin
for the rehearsal time of the particular group you are inter-
ested in joining , and when you are ready, come to the
rehearsal. We will set you right up with the music you
need, and you won't have to worry about doing a solo until
you are absolutely ready! If you want to speak with me
prior to any rehearsal, I am ALWAYS ready to speak with
you. Just check our new directory for my number, or
catch me between services on any given Sunday.
Speaking of solo's, Summer Music is here! We
will be hearing the solo's, duets, trios and quartets, instru-
mental additions, and the voices of our youth. So often
our youth have been expressing with music in building the
family atmosphere of the 11:15 service. I really look for-
ward to this time every year. There are so many styles of
worshipful expression that can be heard. Mainly from
those who are such an integral part of one or many of our
Music Ministry groups. There will be no void when you
Music Ministry Music Ministry Music Ministry Music Ministry
Debbie Fisher, Director of Music
come to church as you hear one of our Musicians put forth
an expression of faith, courage, love, compassion or joy!
A reminder to any parent or grandparent who
may be so lucky to have children with you through the
summer, our YOUTH MUSIC will continue through with
its regular rehearsal time, Wednesday @ 3:45 p.m. for
the Elementary, and, 5:00 p.m. for the Teens. This Sum-
mer we are going to take advantage of Taylor Herrera, a
14 yr. old member who loves to act. She will help Pro-
duce short skits for the Elementary children. We will
incorporate these into our worship services. So, that
means we will eat snacks, sing, and act in our rehearsal
slot each week. Good thing these kids have lots of en-
Well, I must get ready to accept more calls from
the friends and family who have left town and want to let
me know of the pleasant, cool, perfect weather they are
having. As always, they are missed. The rest of us will
do as we do around here, still enjoying the worship ex-
perience, and enjoying the few months of rest and prepa-
rations for when we are all together again.

"Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my
whole heart, in the company of the upright in the congre-
gation. Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all
who delight in them."
Psalm 111:1-2

Deborah Fisher
Director of Music Ministries

Do you know what to do in the case of an emergency? Come and find out!
*******Due to Popular Demand*******
A 2ndCPR / First Aid class will be held on Saturday, June 28
at 9:00 the narthex for anyone who
wants to come in and learn what to do in case of an emergency. This class will last approxi-
mately 3 ½ hours. Topics covered will include CPR and AED information for adults, chil-
dren and infants. The First Aid section of the course will cover a variety of topics, including
heat-related illnesses, poisonings, burns, choking, etc. Certification is through the American
Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) and will be done by ASHI certified instructor Bonnie Hol-
labaugh. The cost for the course is $20 per person, FHPC will cover this cost. Please dress
comfortably because we will be practicing the various skills learned. Certification cards will
be given at the end of the class which are good for two years.

Space is limited so please RSVP to Marta at the church office by Wednesday June 25

In Touch page 18
Member Spotlight …. Did you know? Member Spotlight …. Did you know? Member Spotlight …. Did you know? Member Spotlight …. Did you know?
Bob & Elsie Hoffarber
Elsie was born and raised
in the city of Chicago, at-
tended the University of
Illinois in Chicago for two
years. Bob was born and
grew up in Hastings, Ne-
braska and graduated with
a B.A. Degree from Hast-
ings College, a Presbyte-
rian Liberal Arts College.
They both arrived to Ger-
man immigrant parents in
the early 30’s, during the Great Depression, which left Life
-Long attitudes and impressions.
Elsie moved to Minneapolis in 1969, while Bob had moved
there in 1960 to enter the Graphic Design Business. They
met in the late 70’s at the home of a couple celebrating
their 25th wedding anniversary. It was a time when both
were single and at crossroads in their lives. They were
married in 1980, a second marriage for both, and will cele-
brate 34 years this year.
Elsie has a daughter, Elizabeth, in Wisconsin Dells, WI
and a son, Jim in the Detroit, MI area. Bob has a son,
Bruce, in Minnetonka, MN, a son, Ron, here in North
Scottsdale and a daughter, Diane, in Nashville, TN. There
are nine grandchildren and four great grand children.
Elsie worked in people-oriented positions, the first was
Case Management in Adult Services for Hennepin County
in downtown Minneapolis. The second was coordinator of
a Senior Dining Program in Edina, MN for fifteen years.
Both positions were very satisfying and rewarding for her.
Bob’s early events and accomplishments began in high
school in distance running, the mile event, for a total of
six years in High School and college. The beginning of
his work career also started in high school when given the
opportunity to work part-time in silk screen art and print-
ing, as the assistant to an artisan who produced point-of-
purchase displays and posters for a department store
chain. This valuable training period lasted 7.5 years. Bob
served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, and
entered the military between the second and third years of
college. While serving in an Artillery Observation Battal-
ion, the opportunity came to design a crest, symbolizing
the Battalion, which was active in the Battle of the Bulge
in WWII. His design was accepted by the Heraldic Divi-
sion of the U.S. Army and worn on Class A uniforms of
over 800 men.
In the 40 years of studio art in Minneapolis, work was
produced (on the drawing board) for the Billy Graham
Decision 16-page, Tabloid publication, Lutheran Brother-
hood Fraternal Organization, Minnesota 3M, Northrup
King, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, and various
PR Firms and printers.
The couple retired in 1995, moved to Fountain Hills from
Edina, MN in 1999 and soon felt at home at FHPC. Here
were dedicated, loving and caring Presbyterians with out-
reach to others. Recently, while delivering to the Ex-
tended Hands Food Bank, an elderly gentleman came out
and remarked, “ Appreciate the Presbyterian Church and
your Bill Good is my kind of man!” The reply? “ours

Those times when you say and REALLY mean it …”Help Me, Jesus!”
page 19 JUNE/JULY 2014
07/19 Nancy Saine
07/21 Tami Good
07/27 Jean Linzer
07/28 Ramona Moore
07/29 Christopher Carillo
07/29 Debby Fisher
07/29 Dorothy Parris
07/30 Susan Owens
07/31 Jon Trautman

07/10 Roger Essenburg
07/10 Mary Lee Lehrich
07/11 John Youngquist
07/11 Alissia Zenhausern
07/13 Arlene Olsen
07/14 Evelyn Hrunek
07/14 Dawn Lau
07/14 Patrick Swipiarski
07/16 Violet Wieder
07/17 John Schopbach

With deepest sympathy we list
those members who have passed
away in 2014.

Pat Covault
Elizabeth Bugg
Gary Reynolds
Vivian Olsen
Tom Martin

“Well done, Thou good and faithful servant….
Enter thou into the joy Of thy Lord.”
Matthew 25:21

Hospitalized? Call the church!

If you are sick, hospitalized or home recovering from ill-
ness, we want you to call the church and let us know! In a con-
gregation like ours where people leave in droves for extended
summer months, it is easy for the staff, elders and deacons to
assume, when we don’t see someone, that they are simply
“vacationing away”. The truth is that some of you are sick and
we are not aware of it.
You can help us by simply letting one of the staff know of your
situation. We have an excellent support system in place due to
the diligent efforts of our deacons. Help us serve you by com-
municating your situation.
07/01 Harry Grider
07/02 Susan Phillips
07/03 Bill Covault
07/03 Jean Ipema
07/04 Caryl Bates
07/05 Dorraine Aggen
07/05 Don Young
07/07 Janice McGuire
07/09 Ann Neal

This side of heaven

A little girl who’d grown up in the city spent some of her summer vacation out in the country. One starlit night, she and her dad stood gazing
up into the sky without any harsh streetlights obstructing the view.
The girl, amazed by the sparkling view, exclaimed, “If heaven is so pretty on the wrong side, I wonder what it looks like on the right side!”

-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc

Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church
13001 N. Fountain Hills Boulevard
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Non Profit Organ.
Permit NO. 299
Scottsdale, AZ
In Touch is published monthly; deadline for each issue is the 15th of the month before publication.
News and information should be submitted to the church office in hard copy, or email to fhpresbyte- Editor, Marta Ludwig; Proof Reader, Helen Roesch; Staff Photographer: Gary
Oakeson; Production and Circulation: Mary Wernecke, Bobbie Dangremond, Ruby Pearson, Marilyn
Humes, Barb Hegwood, Arlene Olsen and Vivian Virden. Travel to Bulk Mail Post Office: Mary
Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church
13001 Fountain Hills Blvd. - Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Phone - (480) 837-1763 Fax - (480) 837-1729 Office E-Mail Address:
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Pastor/Head of Staff: Rev Bill Good email: cell phone: 480-329-8090
Current Resident or
Ruby Pearson, our Presbytery of Grand Canyon Senior Service Award winner for
2014 with friend Walt Nommay, sister Donna Wierema and Pastor Bill Good
attending a luncheon for the honorees.
Happy 4
of July
Chef Arlene taking some time out for
fun with Trey just before his graduation