FOUNTAIN HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

IN TOUCH
Fountain Hills, AZ

January 2017

FHPC VISION & MISSION STATEMENTS
Our Vision:

Our Mission :

Living God’s love.

calls us to . . .

Reach out to all with faith and love.

Sally Atchinson, Elder
WE ARE WEDDED TO CHRIST
January - the month most know for
resolutions - covenants. Additionally,
as a joy, we’ve celebrated Pastor
Bill’s wedding to Carolyn making us
newly aware of the joys of love and
vows.
As the Church, we are Christ’s bride.
Amazing. Let us covenant our unity
as the Bride of Christ by daily continuous renewing of our vows. The one commandment Jesus
urged us to do again and again… .remember me.
In remembrance of Him we are secure...we are one. He bonded
with us by the wedding ring of faith and makes our sins His own.
I learned only recently that The Last Supper mirrors first century
marriage customs. A young man would offer before YAWH a
cup of wine to the woman he loved and ask for marriage with
these words “This cup is a new covenant in my blood, which I
offer to you.” In other words, Jesus says to us to continuously
remember we are loved, we are sought, we are of value. He
asks that we accept, acknowledge and if we will live our covenant with Him?

In Martin Luther’s words “ This rich and divine bridegroom Christ marries this poor, wicked harlot, redeems
her from all her evil, and adorns her with all His goodness. Her sins cannot now destroy her, since they are laid
upon Christ and swallowed up by Him.”
Who has ever loved you like this? This powerful picture
of Christ and us, His church/His bride has both strengthened and softened my heart. I know with a new certainty
He seeks our good, supports our efforts, teaches us and
has yoked Himself to us in covenant.
In the honoring of our covenant... In Remembrance of
Him, we are moving forward into 2017 confidently as His
Beloved. Forty-three years ago FHPC began. Let’s renew
our vows, let’s continuously remember Him and proceed.
-Sally Atchinson

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Focus on Finance

OUR CHURCH STAFF
Rev. Bill Good
Pastor/Head of Staff

Pastor Ken Brown

Nov. Income

$ 30,227

Budget

$ 30,158

Associate Pastor

Nov. Expenses

$ 33,286

Budget

$ 33,762

Yr to date Income

$ 374,201

YTD Budget

$ 362,142

Yr to date Expense $ 358,704

YTD Budget

$ 362,751

Marta Ludwig
Administrative Coordinator

Debbie Fisher
Director of Music Ministry

Dorothy Parris
Pianist

Caryl Bates
Organist

Lynn Medley
Custodian

CHURCH TREASURER
Linda Lull
CHURCH SESSION
Class of 2017
Mary Alice Bivens
Bonnie Hollabaugh
Aleyne Larsen-Craig
Helen Roesch
Ron Waldo
Class of 2018
Norm Collins
Yvonne Ellingson
Jerry Miles
Helen Quigley
Jack Reynolds
Class of 2019
Maria Berry
John Brockelman
Tim Halchuck
Bob Lull
Terri Schmidt
Carol Skewes
BOARD OF DEACONS
Moderator: Nancy Wulfmeier
Class of 2017
Michele Hasley
Mary Lee Lehrich
Linda Warren
Class of 2018
Sandy Larson
Elvira Ruiz
Ray Schmidt
Bob Titus
Class of 2019
Bonnie Matty
Mary Martinson
Louise Jones
Dorothy Rudack
Clarence Utter
Nancy Wulfmeier
******

YTD income through November exceeded YTD budget
by $12,059, while YTD expenses were kept below YTD
budget by $4,047. We managed to keep the expenses
down as much as possible, but still we do expect to have
some last minute expenses to cover in December. Thank
you for keeping up with your pledges and contributions.
May you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy,
Healthy, Prosperous New Year!
Respectfully,
Linda Lull, Treasurer
Ignite!
It is with Christians as with burning coals. If these are scattered apart, one after the other,
they are easily extinguished. But, when collected together, the fire of one preserves that of
the other, and the glowing coals often ignite others that lie near.
- August Francke
-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc

On the Inside:
Sally Atchinson, Elder .. .. . … .. .. … . … .. .. .. . . .. .. .. ..
Focus on Finance.. .. .. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .
Upcoming Events: Dutton Concert .. .. … .. .. . .. ..… . .
Learning from a Holocaust Survivor .. .. .. .. . . . .. .. .. .. ..
Mission Ministry . . … . . . .. .. .. .. . . . .. . . . . … .. . . . . .
Trendsetters .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . … .. .. . .. .. … .. .. . .. . . . . .. .
Presbyterian Women .. .. .. …. .. . . . . .. . … .. . . .. . . .. ..
Women’s Bible Study with Sylvia Burke.. …. .. .. . . . . ..
Life Line Screening .. .. .. . .. . . .. . . . .. .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . ...
Library Footnotes.. … .. …. .…. …. …. …. …. …. ……
Rummage Sale .. .. .. …. … .. .. . . . . .. … … ……. .. … .. .
From the Clerk of Session. .. .. .. .. …. .. .. … .. .. .. .. .. .. . .
Men’s Fellowship .. .. .. … .. .. … .. .. .. . . . .. .. . . . . .. ..
Lighting of the Avenue … .. … ……. … .. .. .. … .. . . . . .
Advent Candle Lighting. … .. .. .. … .. . .. . . . .. .. .. . .. . ..
Christian Formation .. . .. . .. .. .. .. …. .. . . . . .. . .. . . . .. .
2017 Concert Series .. .. .. .. .. .. . . … .. . .. .. . .. . . . .. … .
Music Ministry .. … … .. .. .. .. …. . . . . .. . . .. . . . . .. . ..
Lockboxes for Seniors. .. .. .. … … … .. .. .. .. .. .. . . .. . ..
Not Yet a Member? .. .. .. . . . … . … . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .
FHPC Foundation.. .. … .. .. . … .. .. . .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . .
Facebook. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . .. … .. .. . .. … … . .. .. .. .. . . ..
Faces at the Manger . .. … .. .. …. .. .. … …… .. . .. .. . ..
Member Spotlight...Did you Know? .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . … ...
Necrology for 2016… .. … .. . . .. … .. … . .. . . .. . . ……
Thank YOU! .. .. .. .. .. . . … .. . . . . . .. .. .. .. . . . .. .. . . .. ..
January Birthdays .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . ..
Thanksgiving Day Float … . . .. . . . . . . . .. … .. . . . . …

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January 2017

Upcoming Events
Concert in Mesa
Saturday, January 21, 2017
2:00 PM
Dutton Family Theaters
7420 E Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85207

Price $25 per ticket
Hilltop Hospitality invites you to attend a concert with
The Duttons, a large family of accomplished musicians,
singers and dancers. Their wide repertoire of music runs from bluegrass to classical to everything in
between. Instruments included in the show are violins, guitar, bass, viola, banjo, mandolin, keyboard,
harmonic and drums. Simon Cowell saw the show and absolutely loved it! The group has been on
CBS, NBC, PBS, ABS and Fox. Their home theater is in Branson, Missouri where their shows usually
sell out.
Reservations will be taken starting on Sunday, December 4. Please make checks payable to FHPC.
We will be carpooling from the church. Lunch is not served but there are many restaurants nearby for
anyone interested. For more information about the group and to hear a musical clip, log onto http://
www.theduttons.com/. Please contact Helen Roesch 480-837-2142 if you have questions.

Learn from a Survivor of the Holocaust
Oskar Knoblauch will be speaking at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 28th, at
the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church. It is a marvelous opportunity to hear
his account of his family’s experiences during the Holocaust. In his youth he
experienced the rise of Nazism, the brutal time for European Jewry and countless other innocent people. His story is filled with ideals of honor, hope, courage, trust, love, respect and tolerance. Hear how a young person survived 1933
-1945, despite all conditions.
Oskar is a published author. He emphasizes that after he began speaking
about the Holocaust he realized how important it is to campaign for the teaching about the Holocaust experiences in order to properly underline the importance of respect and tolerance. He
believes that harmony is the voice of tolerance for communities.
Oskar Knoblauch

Oskar is an active public speaker who gives freely of his time. He is a Board Member of the Phoenix Holocaust Survivors’ Association.

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November 2012
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Mission Ministry
At the last meeting of the year, the
Mission Committee allocated the
remaining budgeted funds. In addition, the Committee was awarded a
special $2000 grant from the FHPC
Foundation. This was a restricted
donation of $1000 for the Haiti Hunger Program and $1000 for local
assistance. In addition to the Hunger
Program, the charities selected to
receive the funds were:
Jack Reynolds, Elder







• Ft. McDowell Pres. Church for
aid to the aged.
Phoenix Rescue Mission to provide Christmas meals for
the homeless.
Mary Ellen’s Place to purchase a security camera at the
women’s shelter in Scottsdale
Extended Hands Food Bank to help with their food shortage.
Arizona Brain Food for their feeding program to needy
F.H. school children
Changing Lives Center to provide Christmas meals.
One In Ten for their general funds. This is a growing
PHX organization that provides support including counseling to the LBGT community.
We also delivered 4 boxes of dry goods and a gift card to
be used for perishables to the high school for a deserving
family from each class to have a Christmas dinner.

The food collection prior to Thanksgiving yielded 15 frozen turkeys and hams that were delivered to the Food Bank. We appreciate your support during this time of great need.

Want to help the children of Haiti
without any cost to you. “Free The
Kids” is a registered charity with Amazon
Smile. When shopping on-line at Amazon go
to the website: Smile.Amazon.com and set
up an account if you don't have one. If you do
have one, go to the bottom in black and under
“Let Us Help You” on the right select Your
Account. Then go to Settings and down towards the bottom select “Change Your Charity”. Type in “Free The Kids, Inc.” as your
charity and we should be at the top of the selection choice.
“Free The Kids” receives 5% of the cost of the
order. Happy shopping!

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Mission Ministry
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS/VETERANS

Thank you,
thank you,
thank you, to all
who helped by donating needed
items for my “Winter Project” for
our Troops and for our Veterans,
many of whom are homeless and
living on the streets. This year’s
project was the most successful
thanks to many Church members,
Church Committee’s, several local
FH citizens, and members of a
group from Scottsdale. This project
became a success only because of
your help. On Monday (Dec. 12th),
two volunteers arrived to pick up
the donations. One made a delivery
of 7 boxes of magazines, books,
games, puzzles, and calendars to the
Veteran’s Hospital/Home in Phoe-

nix. The other volunteer filled his
pickup truck with 14 boxes that
were delivered to MANA House,
filled with sweatshirts (49), jackets
(22), long-sleeved t-shirts (42),
socks (107), and gloves (6), all being brand new. Adding to this
wonderful collection were 3 boxes
filled with toiletries. Needless to
say, my heart was filled with joy,
knowing how we were able to help
many in need and maybe putting a
smile on their faces.
In addition to the overall project,
Christmas cards were mailed to all
of our Church-connected military
members. Cards were mailed early
December to those serving overseas, and cards to those stationed
stateside were mailed midDecember. Each card was filled
with hand-written notes from many

of our Deacons and Mission Committee
members.
Please remember that donations are accepted throughout the year and deliveries
are made when there are enough items
collected to do so. You can place your
donations of magazines, books, games,
etc., in one of the two collection boxes,
one located in the Narthex on the table
and/or floor and the
other one is located
in the Fellowship
Center on the left
side as you enter, or
you may drop off any
items at the Church
office and they will
call me.
Donna Sims,
Mission Committee

TRENDSETTERS
Be a Trendsetter Through Education Partner
Many of you have generously and faithfully made possible wonderful experience for young
Trendsetters as they are engaged in service and leadership experiences at their schools.
Collectively you have managed this by donating a portion of your Arizona State Tax Bill to
Trendsetters via the Arizona Extracurricular Tax Credits.
Couples may donate up to $400
Single persons who owe Arizona Taxes may give $200 toward our endeavor.
We are joined in a politically correct way to direct our dollars toward inspiring and encouraging young students. Your donation is
deducted from your Arizona Tax Bill.
For many years our dear friend and mentor, Rev. Stan Jones, loved and worked to make this opportunity possible for as many sites as
possible. With his passing, the momentum slowed. We are planning a robust and healthy campaign in February to continue Stan's
legacy. Be watching for your opportunity to join this meaningful movement.
Trendsetters practice the following:
Motto: Be Kind
Slogan: Look for the best in yourself and others
... raising the bar for tomorrow's leaders.
Questions, contact Sharon Eiversen, cell 602-284-4723

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December 2011
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Presbyterian Women
JANUARY EVENTS
January 3
January 3
January 5
January 12
January 16
January 18

1 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
10 a.m.
9 a.m.
7 p.m.
9:30 a.m.
Noon

Afternoon Circle, Fountain View Village Assisted Living Activity Room
M&M Ministry Team Meeting (Fireside Room)
Women’s Bible Study Guide with Pastor Bill
Morning Circle, Adult Center, FHPC
Evening Circle, home of Maria Berry
Hooked on Books
Out ‘N About

All women ...save the date!
“Heartfelt Music”
AFTERNOON CIRCLE (meeting place changed)
Happy 2017 and Blessings! In this New Year, we’ll meet
the first Tuesday of the month at 1:00 P.M. in the Assisted
Living Activity Room, no longer in the Independent Living
Chapel, at Fountain View Village. On January 3, we’ll examine the checklist for “How to
Love Yourself” by Andrea Ebona
-Michel. We’ll read from Psalms
and Proverbs and share our life’s
“learnings”. It’s a study in the
order of loving: loving self, loving God, loving others. If you
have questions, call me at 907Jane Allen
538-3223.

HOOKED ON BOOKS
Hooked on Books meeting will be
January 18 at 9:30 a.m. at the
home of Barbara Oakeson.
Lorene Hoover will be reviewing the
book "Bottomland" by Michelle
Hoover.
For further information contact Elsie
Hoffarber at 480-837-4518 or
Carol Fuls at 480-836-2346.

Guest Speaker
Peg Inglis, Retired Choir Director
Hymn Stories & Sing-a-long

Saturday, February 4, 2017 at
11:00 am
Fellowship Center

Luncheon
Bring a Salad
Mission Project

Out ’n About—Out to Lunch
Out n' About will meet for lunch on January 18 at Jade
Palace, 9160 E. Shea
Blvd. at 12 o'clock. We
will order from the menu
and receive separate
checks. Please call
Nancy Wulfmeier for any
questions...837-3021.

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January 2017

Video Study by Priscilla Shirer
“The Armor of God.”
Priscilla Shirer is a Bible teacher and conference speaker with a Master’s degree in Bible study from
Dallas Theological Seminary. Priscilla also starred in a recent Christian movie, “War Room.”
Convinced that the unseen but very real enemy plays havoc in all our lives, Priscilla equips us with
a 7-session study on “The Armor of God.” She teaches women to dress as warriors. Says Priscilla,
“The eagle knows when a storm is coming. It folds its wings and prepares to ride out the storm using the winds.” When storms of life invade our lives we need, like the eagle, to be ready—to dress
ourselves like a spiritual warrior. Something in the storm we face can cause us to become the
woman God wants us to be.
Join Sylvia Burke for this 7 week study. The study begins on
Monday night at 6:30 p.m. on January 16
9 a.m. Tuesday, January 17
in the lower level Adult Center study room of FHPC.
Call Marta at 480 837-1763 or contact sdburke2025@gmail.com to register and order a study book. The cost of study book is
$15.00.

December meeting of M & M Ministry for Women with guest speaker Marietta Bell

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will be in
our community on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church. Ultrasound screenings to
Identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include; Carotid Artery (plaque buildup-a leading cause of
stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries
blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Peripheral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries in the
legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation-irregular heartbeat) and an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women. Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you
and your doctor address problems early.
Register online TODAY at www.lifelinescreening.com/advantagemembers and receive your
“Advantage” member discount and your Preferred Appointment!

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Library Footnotes
Akiane by Sylvia Burke
Raised by Lithuanian parents who were unexposed to religion or God, at four Akiane came to her mother and
whispered, “Today I met God.” “What is God?” her
mother asked. “God is light, warm and good. It knows
everything and talks with me. It is my parent. “So who is
your God?” Mother asked. “I cannot
tell you. The light told me not to.”And
so began the visions of heaven and
heavenly things for Akiane. Visions
which she eventually turned into paintings and poetry.
In 2006 the book titled Akiane
was published by Nelson telling of
Akiane’s life to the age of ten and
showing her paintings and poetry. At
six she began to sketch and by the age
of eight she was obsessed with the idea
of painting Jesus. By then, Akiane’s
mother realized that Akiane was a
child prodigy and she tried to provide
Akiane with pastels and finally with
acrylics. Akiane was neither exposed to
school (as she was homeschooled) or
churches. When the visions began, her family lived in poverty in a shack in the country.
Akiane needed a model and finally prayed that God
would send her the right person through her front door.
The following day a friend brought a tall carpenter to visit.
He became the model although Akiane added touches
from her visions of Jesus. The “Prince of Peace” was born
in 40 hours. Of the painting Akiane said, “The light side of

His face represents heaven and the dark side represents
suffering on earth. His light eye in the dark shows that
He’s with us in all our troubles, and He is the light when
we need Him.” At age nine, she painted Jesus again
“Father Forgive them,” which took her 70 hours.
Several years ago another four-year-old experienced heaven. His story is told in Heaven Is For Real.
This little boy was taken by his pastor father to museums
to see paintings of Jesus but he said they
were not Jesus. Finally, Akiane’s paintings were shown to him and he responded, “That’s Jesus.”
The book of “Akiane” now in
our church library contains the story of
her life, her art and her poetry. A gift
from God to all of us. He is real. He is
love.
Akiane has appeared on Oprah,
CNN, Lou Dobbs, and has been interviewed by the NY Times. Her paintings
are worth over $100,000 dollars yet she
remains a happy well-adjusted and simple child who tells everyone “I belong to
God.”
Akiane is now 20 years old.
She is still painting from her heavenly visions. Many of
her paintings sell for $100,000+.
She lives with her parents on the Gold Coast of
Australia fulfilling her parents dreams. Akiane travels
worldwide teaching painting, and encouraging creativity in
many countries. Her book Akiane containing her earlier
paintings of Jesus et al. and her poetry are in our church
library.

TIME FLIES ……………

RUMMAGE

Especially when you are having fun! Come and join the fun at the Rummage Sale the
week of February 13 – 18.
We need you! What better way to enjoy the camaraderie of your Church family than
working together at this year’s Rummage Sale. We need baggers, cashiers, checkers,
greeters, food preparers, sales people and, probably, other helpers we haven’t even
thought of yet.
Of course, we also need stuff to sell. Please gather all your stuff together and start bringing it to church, or call the office
if you need pickup service. Remember, your stuff may be just the very thing someone else can’t wait to buy. Clothes,
jewelry, sports equipment, electronics, dishes, linens,
books………..you name it, we want it!
Don’t wait; sign up today. Volunteer forms are available in the Church Office, or at the Usher’s Station on Sunday
mornings.

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January 2017

From Clerk of Session
Members of Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church,
On December 13, 2016 we signed the final documents with The Presbytery of The Grand Canyon.
We are now a part of The Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO) and we own our property with financing provided by Jerry and Jackie
Miles. We have been working on this for over two
years. We had numerous informational meetings
with Members, Elders and Presbytery, and several
months of discussions. After all the meetings and
discussions the majority of the congregation, as determined by the Presbytery Administrative Commission, wanted to leave the PC(USA) or they stated,
“this is my church and this is where I will worship.”
If anyone has doubts about this move I’m asking you
to keep an open mind and give our church a chance.
We are all part of this family, we’re not going to
agree on everything all the time but we do agree we
love God and we love our church. We have all invested in this church, so please continue investing
your time, talents and prayers and we will grow our
commitment to God.

was the balance of an over $800,000 of about 12 years
ago). The appraisal done by the Presbytery values our
property at $2,100,000. We paid the Presbytery a
Biblical Tithe of $177,656. (10% of net value) Administrative, appraisal and Title costs $9,000. Unpaid
Per Capita $22,726.** Mission and Mission Endowment $38,750. Total $248,000. We have a new first
mortgage of $550,000.
**Many of us did not pay our Per Capita in the past 3
years, that’s about $31.00 per year per member. If
you would like to help out by paying that now it
would be greatly appreciated. In the memo line of
your check write “Per Capita”.
Last but certainly not least, Ken Brown now is an Ordained Presbyterian Minister. Ken is an important part
of our family and we are fortunate he is here.
Pray for our Church and our Country as we go forward in the New Year.
God be with us.
John Brockelman

Here is a synopsis of the financial arrangements: We
had an existing mortgage balance of $315,000. (That

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
- Mother Teresa

Men’s Fellowship
Our next gathering for FHPC men to reacquaint and share personal stories will be on Saturday morning, January 14 at 8:30
am. We will meet in the Fellowship Center with coffee and pastries available. All men are invited.
We will be discussing Men’s Sunday for January 22 and our annual Sweetheart Brunch on Saturday, February 11.

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Lighting of the Avenue

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January 2017

Advent Candle Lighting

Jack
Madison &
Monique
Reynolds

Emerson, Shawn, Richard
and Trey Uphoff with
Pastor Bill

Bob, Andrey and
Linda Lull

go to …
www.fhpresbyterian.info
In Touch-Newsletter
To see all the photos in
wonderful color!

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Christian Formation
Christian Formation Opportunities:
Sundays
10:15 AM Sabbath Day Bible Study
10:15 AM Elementary Life with God
11:15 AM Blessed Beginnings Nursery
11:15 AM Preschool Life with God

Wednesdays
• The Way on Wednesdays
(Sept-May)
12:00 PM Lunch & Bible Study
5:00 PM Elementary “Big God Story”
5:30 PM Dinner & Bible Study

Committed Youth Rehearsal
3:45 PM on Wednesdays

Women’s Bible Study Circles
(Sept thru May)
9:00 AM 2nd Thursday
1:00 PM 1st & 3rd Tuesday
7:00 PM 3rd Monday

Men’s Bible Study on
Thursdays
7:00 AM in the Adult Center

Spiritual Life Group
6:00 PM 1st & 3rd Monday

A New View
The new year is an opportunity to
sort out the useless tasks and
plan for the important; to review
the failures and resolve to be successful; to take an inventory of
causes and pledge life to purpose
and service. These being done,
the new will truly be new,
Different and better.
-C. Neil Strait

-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc

Hilltop University by Pastor Ken
“Now what?” you ask. “What in the world is Hilltop University?”
I’m glad you asked. (I think you will be too!) As you know, Pastor Bill always refers to this property as “this hilltop.” Plus, we have
Hilltop Hospitality and the band in the 2nd service is known as Hilltop. So, if you were going to start an unaccredited Bible College
opportunity through this church, what would you call it? “Hilltop University,” right? It only makes sense. Can I get an “Oh Yeah!”?
We have an arrangement with RightNow Media to have any or all of our people use any of their ample video resources. Here’s a
miniscule sample of what they offer in this screenshot:

You can audit a course in the book of James taught by the incomparable Francis Chan or a crash course in the book of Judges taught
by one of today’s most popular preachers, Andy Stanley. Or maybe you’d choose to enroll in a whole series of leadership classes
taught by leadership guru John Maxwell. Then, again, you might prefer to take apologetics classes presented by the likes of R. C.
Sproul or Ravi Zacharias.
There are literally hundreds and hundreds of classes you can choose from in the menu of studies offered by RightNow Media. Maybe
you’re one of those rare breed of Americans who find history fascinating. You can take classes to investigate the story of ancient
Rome or ancient Greece, empires that were contemporary to so many biblical events. But, maybe American history or church history
is your thing. Those courses are offered too.
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Still Aren’t Interested?
There are all kinds of resources available for kids of all ages through RightNow Media. There are tasty treats from VeggieTales and
wise anecdotes from Owlegories. There are whole shows specifically designed for pre-school, elementary or pre-teen kids. Would
you like to share these videos with your kids or your grandkids (no matter where they live or how far away they live)? You can . . .
and once you see what’s available, you will!
“But what if my kids or grandkids are teens?” you wonder. “Then what? Do they miss out? I’m concerned about them dropping
away from church and getting alienated from God. Is there anything for them on this website?”
Are you kidding? There are hundreds of resources designed to appeal to teens! Your teens can enjoy studies led by some of the
most popular youth speakers in the world. RightNow Media offers kids an opportunity to enjoy a personalized youth conference
from the comfort of their computer or tablet in their own room.

Still Aren’t Interested?
Are you sure have a pulse? (Just kidding!) But seriously, how can you not find a library of resources like this intriguing? Our
church already has a subscription to RightNow Media, which gives you access to this website for the price of logging in (and not
having to pay a single dime to do so). Let us know you’re interested and we’ll make sure that your email address gets added to the
master list so that you can create your own log-in. (And if you’re still not interested . . . Are you sure you have a pulse?).

2017 Concert Series
Pat Covault Memorial
Concert Series
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The Heartlight Show
(The Best of Neil Diamond
Performed by Jack Wright)
Jack is not an impersonator; he's a performer that took his time to put his heart
and soul into composing a certain style
of show that presents the life and music
of the legendary Neil Diamond in a
whole different presentation than just an
impersonator with a loud band.
Enjoy an intimate, sophisticated solo
performance by a performer with a natural voice that embraces the unique sound
of Neil himself. Memorable hit songs
and fan favorites are faithfully and powerfully expressed with guitar and piano,
supported by Jack’s rich re-creations of
Neil’s live show arrangements. They fill
the venue with the sounds and dynamic
energy of a full orchestra. “Being able
to sing Neil Diamond songs with a
voice that sounds a lot like his is a gift,
not an effort”. Jack Wright.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Rich Natole (Comic Impressionist) and
Ariann Black
(Female Magician of the Decade)
Rich Natole is an extremely multitalented comic-impressionist who ranks
with the greatest mimics of all time. His
“Voices Of A Generation“ show is a people pleasing performance. Rich showcases
over 75 Celebrity Impressions in this fast
moving, very funny, family-friendly
show.
Ariann Black has been a professional
magician & illusionist in Las Vegas for
over twenty years. Her show has elements from the 1900’s when touring
magic shows were extremely popular.
The show features her bird act where she
produces birds from thin air. She is currently 1 of only 7 people in the world
performing this style of magic. There is
also a section where she performs with
soap bubbles. This routine has a beautiful
message for people following their
dreams.
She has received many accolades and
awards for her gift and unique talent in

the world of magic.
She was
awarded the honor of “Magician Of
The Decade” by the International
Divas of Magic. She was also voted
“Magician Of The Year” in 2011 by
the International Conclave Of Illusionists as well as “Female Magician Of The Year” 3 times by the
International Magicians Society.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
”The Arizona Trio”
(A Musical Singing Trio)
Sing-a-long, laugh-a-long, clap-along and smile-a-long as The Arizona Trio celebrates a wide variety
of musical nostalgia. From Roy
Rogers and the Sons Of The Pioneers to The Kingston Trio’s folk
music explosion………from Broadway Classics to Nashville Country
and Bluegrass to International songs
of Canada, Ireland and more. Then
throw in some Everly Brothers, The
Four Preps and some Mamas and
Papas and you have a complete variety of musical styles for all to enjoy.

Continued on page 14...

In Touch

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Music Ministry
"Happy New Year!"
As we quickly live through
each day of our lives heading toward heaven, we
come into a new year with
hope and promise. Soon, all
that travel here to live
through the winter will be
here. We love being together, helping each other,
Debbie Fisher, Director of Music helping others, and sharing in the wonderful experience of worship. The Celebration Singers, Ringers and Youth are continuing to gather in rehearsals to
provide music for our services. We always WELCOME NEW SINGERS & RINGERS into our rehearsals to join in the experience of Music in worship.
We have lots of music that brings our hearts and
minds into recognition with Christ's saving Grace,
complimenting the message through our pulpit of God
the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit which
binds us all. I look forward to being a part of it all,
each and every day. May God Bless us all.
"Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants
of the world: Both low and high, rich and poor, together. My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the
meditation of my heart shall be of understanding."
Psalm 49: 1-3
Deborah Fisher
Director of Music Ministry

Continued from page 13… Pat Covault Memorial Concert Series for 2017
The Arizona Trio brings to you, three award winning musicians, original song writers and
fun, family-style entertainment all while playing more instruments than in previous tours.
Six and twelve string guitars, three different style five string banjos and a handmonica………what?...... yes, a “hand-monica” and more. So, sit back, relax and enjoy a
great evening full of musical memories.

Tickets on sale
in Church
Office & Sunday mornings

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January 2017

How can you help?

Lockboxes for Seniors

Fry's Community Rewards Program
The more our church family shops at Fry's, the more monetary support our church will have. Won't you consider registering to allow Fry's to donate a portion of your grocery
expenditures to our church programs?

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How to Re-Enroll for the
Fry’s Community Rewards Program
* Go to www.FrysCommunityRewards.com
* Click on ‘Sign-In’.
Enter your email and password, click on ‘sign in’.
Click on your name (top right hand corner),
under ‘Account Summary’ scroll down to
“Community Rewards”.
Click on ‘Edit’ under Community Rewards.
Under Find Your Organization: Enter the NPO
number or name of organization then select
‘search’. (You can get the NPO number from
your organization.) It is #84123
Under ‘Select Your Organization’, click on the
circle next to your organization.
Click on ‘Enroll’

** FREE **
JUST CALL
THE CHURCH
OFFICE
837-1763

If you have re-enrolled correctly, you should see a
green box with ‘Your enrollment in the Community
Rewards Program has been updated. Thank you for
participating!’ You will also see the information listed
under ‘Community Rewards’ on your Account Summary page.

Free Refills
God’s kingdom is like free refills at a restaurant. Wait—what? Jesus used common, everyday items to explain the kingdom of God; we can
too! The kingdom is like free refills. Still thirsty after one soda or coffee? Get another—no charge. In fact, the kingdom of God is better
than free refills because you don’t even have to pay for the first glass.
It’s like having a parent buy you a favorite meal when you’re young. You sit back and savor it without the price crossing your mind. That’s
okay, because the generous giver loves you and want to be with you. Sure, that’s simplistic but so are Jesus’ parables. Overanalyze them and
they may fall apart. But ponder the single point each makes, maybe get a chuckle and an a-ha! Out of it,
-The Newsletter Newsletter
and that parable has done its job. So grab another free refill— of your beverage and God’s love.
by Communication Resources, Inc
—Heidi Mann

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 Aleyne Larsen-Craig at 602-625-6201, Sally
Atchinson at 480-837-1054 or call the church office at 480-837-1763.

Sally Atchinson

& Aleyne Larsen-Craig

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

Mark your calendar and save Sunday afternoon, February 19, 2017 at 2 p.m. for the Annual Fountain Hills Presbyterian
Church Foundation Corporation meeting. The meeting will be held in the Church Fellowship Center. As a member of the
Church you are a member of the Foundation. For the first time in the four-year history of the Foundation, election of two Trustees will be conducted at the meeting. The current Board of Trustees will present a slate of candidates. Nominations from the
floor will be accepted.
The Financial and Investment programs of the Corporation will be reported. In addition, the Foundation gave a grant to the
Church Mission Ministry Unit, and a report will be presented. A Q & A period will follow. Enjoy the fellowship with the Trustees after the meeting.
Have you remembered the Church in your Will and/or Trust? If not, please consider it. The Foundation is a perfect charitable
way to leave your mark and final testimony of your faith and value in our Church. Your gift will help insure the future needs
and ministries of the Church for years to come.
Members of the Board of Trustees are available to answer your questions.
Give them a call!

Foundation Board of Trustees
Gary Oakeson
Matt Jefferson
Roy Nickel

480-837-5563
480-837-6001
480-688-8392

Jean Ipema
Dawn Lau
Ben Fast

480-837-1770
480-837-2607
480-837-1119

The FHPC Foundation is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Contributions to the FHPC Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
The Foundation’s tax ID number is 46-2970452

A grateful heart
Thou has given so much to me,
Give one thing more—a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be thy praise.
- George Herbert
-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc

Facebook
FACEBOOK PAGE: Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church
Go to our website and click on Facebook on our home page. When you are there also click on the like it
icon. When you do that you will get news feeds directly from our site whenever anything new is
added. It is just another way to stay connected.

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January 2017

Faces at the Manger

Shepherds:
Bob Hoffarber
Ron Christie
Mary:
Jane Allen
Angel:
John Skewes
Herod:
John Bivens
Magi:
Jack Reynolds
John Schopbach
Jerry Cain

“The Wise May Bring Their Learning”
The wise may bring their learning, the rich may bring their wealth.
And some may bring their greatness, and some bring strength and health;
We, too, would bring our treasures to offer to the King; We have no wealth or learning; what shall we children bring?
We’ll bring him hearts that love him; we’ll bring him thankful praise,
And young souls meekly striving to walk in holy ways;
And these shall be the treasures we offer to the King, And these are gifts that even the poorest child may bring.
We’ll bring the little duties we have to do each day;
We’ll try our best to please him, at home, at school, at play;
And better are these treasures to offer to our King; Than richest gifts without them—yet these a child may bring.
- Anonymous
-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc

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page 18

Member Spotlight …. Did you know?
Martha has been a “stay at home” mother since their oldest
Martha Carillo was born in Lynn, MA, grew up in Morrischild was born. She has enjoyed many hours of volunteertown, NJ and was raised Presbyterian.
ing first at the church with Sunday school, "Wednesday
Don Carillo is Catholic and was born in Washington, D.C.
Night Live” and recycling cans (to raise money for the
and grew up in Bowie, MD. They have been married for 34
original playground equipment), as well as the elementary
years. They met during Martha’s freshman year at University
schools as the children grew. She
of Colorado-Boulder. They lived on the
has been very active at the high
same floor of the coed dorm. They have
school and ran the “Student
6 children ranging from 28 to 18 years
Store” from 2011-2015 and still
old and all have graduated from Fountain
volunteers there now as an
Hills High School.
“Empty Nester.”
Don has 4 siblings, Martha has 3.
They enjoy traveling both near
During high school & college years they
and far as well as spending time
both had miscellaneous jobs. Don
in Utah skiing in the winter or
worked as a Congressional Intern on
hiking in the summertime to esCapital Hill and Martha worked at
cape the summer heat. The last
Friendly’s Restaurant.
10 years have brought about
Don graduated from CU Boulder with a
changes as slowly the children
Business degree in Computer Based Inhave left home and they spent
formation Systems, while Martha continmore time attending the younger
ued on to Mississippi State University
children’s sporting events or travand then received her Business Adminieling to visit their children or
stration degree from University of Southparents.
ern Mississippi while working at a bank.
Don & Martha Carillo
A main event that changed or
Martha and Don lived in Columbus, MS
shaped their lives…four children
(1 year), Biloxi, MS(4 years), Lubbock,
within 22 months (their “first wave”) and then 2 more chilTX (4 years), Dallas, TX (1 year) and then moved to Foundren were born 6 and 8 years later.
tain Hills in 1991– where Martha joined FHPC in 1991.
Moving to Arizona with totally different climate, housing
Don flew EC-130’s and was a T-38 Instructor Pilot in the
and surroundings from the east coast was also a big change
Air Force for 8.5 years. He then served in the reserves as a
in their lives.
Liaison Officer for the United States Air Force Academy.
He has been a commercial airline pilot since 1990.

The Prayer Warrior
Lessons from a snowman







It’s okay to wear white well after Labor Day.
Simply hanging out in your front yard can be fun.
Accessories don’t have to be fancy or expensive.
We’re all made mostly of water.
You know you’ve “arrived” when a song is written about you.
So what if you’re a little bottom-heavy?
Don’t get too much sun.
Sweating too much can be disastrous!

-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc

How shall I pray, Lord
On this early morn
Who needs lifting up
Who’s sad or forlorn
Whose heart is broken
Anxious or stressed
Touch that one, Lord
Grant my request
I close my eyes
And sense a sad face
A loved one who needs
Comfort and grace
“Come unto Me” are words You say
“I’ll give you rest this very day
Someone who loves you
Just took time to pray”
Arlene Lila

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January 2017
Hospitalized? Call the church!

With deepest sympathy we list
those members who have passed
away in 2016.
Patricia Culley
Ralph Berry
Gerry Hull
Dan Foster
Ruth Martin
Georgene Fenley
Susan Fuls
Mike George
John Wyman
Larry Hutcheson
George Mortimer
Charles Humes
John Whitcomb

If you are sick, hospitalized or home recovering from illness, we want you to call the church and let us know! In a congregation 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 communicating your situation.

Dear FHPC members,

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Matthew 25:21

The family of George Mortimer wishes
to acknowledge with deep appreciation the many expressions of love, kindness, and support shown to us during
our time of bereavement in our father's passing. We are so
grateful for the support and the friendship of such a loving
and caring congregation and staff . It was clear that our
Dad felt it was a special place and found great comfort at
Fo untain
Hills
Presb yter ia n.
Thank you for holding us in your thoughts and prayers.
Fondly,
Mike, David, Mark Greg and Kim Mortimer

HAPPY JANUARY BIRTHDAYS!
01/01
01/03
01/03
01/06

Bob Hoffaber
Carol Fuls
Donna Yordy
Gerry Prokupek

01/06
01/07
01/09
01/15
01/16

Virginia Siegle
Joan Barker
Linda Lull
Marge Bacher
Jen Young

01/22
01/24
01/25
01/27
01/28

Archie Babaian
Tony Harris
Torchy Robinson
Fred Hansen
Stanley Petitpren

Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church
13001 N. Fountain Hills Boulevard
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

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
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Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church
13001 Fountain Hills Blvd. - Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Phone - (480) 837-1763 Fax - (480) 837-1729
Office E-Mail Address: fhpc.marta@gmail.com
Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
www.fhpresbyterian.info
Pastor/Head of Staff: Rev Bill Good
email: fhpc.billg@gmail.com cell phone: 480-329-8090