FOUNTAIN HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

IN TOUCH
Fountain Hills, AZ June/July 2017

FHPC VISION & MISSION STATEMENTS
Our Vision:
Living God’s love. calls us to . . .
Our Mission:
Reach out to all with faith and love.

Yvonne Ellingson, Elder

Pray for yourself concerns, personal problems, family problems and our
The devotional "Beside Still Waters" offered to us this past prayers turn to pleading and begging for a miracle and the
Lent, was and is so inspirational. It has made me reflect miracle doesn't happen. Grief can be so overwhelming we
back on my own prayer life. Starting with are unable to pray. Thankfully, the Bible
the first prayer most of us can recall, "Now I tells us that the Holy Spirit pleads for
lay me down to sleep". Well, as a child I our needs when we can't.
refused to pray that---what child wants to I love the old hymn "I Come to the Gar-
talk about dying just before they go to bed? den Alone" and He walks with me and
So, I would "make up" my own prayers for He talks with me. What a wonderful
family, friends, neighbors and even my pets. concept, walking and talking with Je-
The longer the prayer, the later the bed- sus!! We have no problem talking and
time!!! walking with our friends. Why not talk
There are many prayers said or sung by rote to your BEST FRIEND and SAVIOR,
and we don't always put a lot of thought to God wants us to talk to Him.
what we are actually saying. The Lords As we age, our prayer lists get longer. I
Prayer is a good example. "Thy Kingdom have always prayed for forgiveness but
come, Thy will be done on earth". . In our have never really thought of praying for
PC world are we really preparing for His myself. Now I find it comforting to
Kingdom and His will? Are we so con- know I can and should talk to God about
cerned about offending that we are afraid to my own concerns. He really does care
take a stand? Jesus was not concerned about and loves us.
offending. Then, there is "forgive us our debts, as
we..." We humans seem to find it difficult to forgive and Peace to all - find your quiet place and talk to God. And
will still hold a grudge. Thankfully, God does not forgive don't forget to pray for yourself.
like we do!! God knows that forgiving leads to healing. -Yvonne Ellingson
I think most of us have been in a desperate situation, health

SUMMER HOURS at FHPC
June ** July ** August

Church Service *******only ONE
10:00 AM

Church Office
Monday thru Thursday 8 AM to 2 PM
CLOSED ON FRIDAY
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OUR CHURCH STAFF Focus on Finance
Rev. Bill Good
Pastor/Head of Staff
Pastor Ken Brown Apr. Income $ 46,762 Budget $ 37,271
Associate Pastor
Apr. Expenses $ 37,508 Budget $ 36,940
Marta Ludwig
Administrative Coordinator
Debbie Fisher Yr to date Income $ 147,624 YTD Budget $ 147,833
Director of Music Ministry
Yr to date Expense $ 150,130 YTD Budget $ 148,986
Dorothy Parris
Pianist
Caryl Bates
Organist
Lynn Medley Due to having five Sundays and Easter in April, we
Custodian were able to make up most of the deficit we were
CHURCH TREASURER having the past three months. We are managing to keep
Linda Lull in line with the budget on both income and expenses.
CHURCH SESSION The summer months will be a challenge.
Class of 2017 We appreciate your faithfulness in keeping your
Mary Alice Bivens pledges and contributions up-to-date.
Bonnie Hollabaugh
Aleyne Larsen-Craig Respectfully,
Helen Roesch Linda Lull, Treasurer
Ron Waldo
Class of 2018
Yvonne Ellingson
Jerry Miles How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured
Helen Quigley out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?
Jack Reynolds
Class of 2019
Maria Berry
John Brockelman On the Inside:
Tim Halchuck Yvonne Ellingson, Elder . … .. .. … . … .. .. .. . . .. 1
Bob Lull Focus on Finance.. .. .. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . 2
Terri Schmidt Upcoming Events: .. .. . … .. .. . … .. .. … .. .. . .. ..… . . 3
Carol Skewes Mission Ministry . . … . . . .. .. .. .. . . . .. . . . . … .. . . . . . 4
Presbyterian Women Reading List .. .. . … .. .. . .. .. … .. .. 5
BOARD OF DEACONS Library Footnotes.. … .. …. .…. …. …. …. …. …. …… 6
Moderator: Linda Warren Explanation of God … … .. . . . . . …. .. .. … .. .. .. .. .. . 7
Class of 2017 God’s Amazing Creativity .. .. . . … .. … ……. … .. .. .. … 8
Michele Hasley Christian Formation .. .. . .. . .. . .. .. .. .. …. .. . . . . .. . .. . . . . 9
Mary Lee Lehrich Music Ministry .. … … .. .. .. .. …. . . . . .. . . .. . . . . .. . .. 10
Bonnie Matty Lockboxes for Seniors. .. .. .. … … … .. .. .. .. .. .. . . .. . .. 11
Linda Warren Not Yet a Member? .. .. .. . . . … . … . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 11
Class of 2018 FHPC Foundation.. .. … .. .. . … .. .. . .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . 12
Mary Martinson Facebook. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . .. … .. .. . .. … … . .. .. .. .. . . .. 12
Elvira Ruiz Ways to spruce up your garage door .. … .. .. .. .. . . … .. . . 13
Ray Schmidt June Birthdays.. .. …. .. .. … .. .. …. .. … .. … .. .. .. . . . .. 13
Bob Titus Member Spotlight...Did you Know? .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . … ... 14
Class of 2019 Necrology for 2017… .. … .. . . .. … .. … . .. . . .. . . …… 15
Louise Jones July Birthdays . .. ... .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. 15
Dorothy Rudack Our Deacons .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . .. .. … … . . .. . . . . . . . 16
Clarence Utter
Nancy Wulfmeier
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Upcoming Events

FH Community Chorus Concert VBS 2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017 July 24 to July 28
3:00 PM We need your help!!
Call Bonnie Hollabaugh 480-399-1769
in FHPC Sanctuary or Terri Schmidt 480-201-8971
Free will offering

The best Father
Unlike an earthly prince, God didn’t take a high-and-mighty title, notes 17th century British
preacher Thomas Watson. Instead, God calls himself Father to encourage us to pray to him
But God isn’t just any father. Watson offers these reasons why God is “the best Father.”

• He is the most ancient (Daniel 7:9).
• He is perfect (Matthew 5:48).
• He is the wisest (Romans 16:27).
• He is the most loving (Zephaniah 3:17; I John 4:16).
• He has unsearchable riches (Ephesians 3:8).
• He can reform his children (Acts 9:11).
• He never dies ( I Timothy 6:16; Revelation 1:8).

In 1912, President William Howard Taft was ready to make
Arizona a state on February 12, but it was Lincoln’s birthday.
The next day, the 13th, was considered bad luck so they
waited until the following day. That’s how Arizona became
known as the “Valentine State.” Arizona became the 48th state
and last of the contiguous states.
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Mission Ministry
The hot weather is here. Please You’ll Never Miss It
remember to donate cases of
water for MANA House – Frustrated that
MANA (Marine, Army, Navy, income never covered
expenses, a longtime
church treasurer resigned.
Another member, who
owned the town’s grain
elevator, volunteered to
take over with one stipu-
lation: he wouldn't sub-
mit a report for the first
Jack Reynolds, Elder
year.
Air Force) House is a shelter in T he p uzzled
Phoenix for homeless veterans. Please drop off the cases at board members agreed because they knew he was an
the church offices. Thank you. honest man. After, all, they trusted him to process
their grain.
A special request from the Food Bank: During the summer By year’s end, the new treasurer gave a
the school students who qualify for the hot lunch program glowing report. The church’s building debt had been
during the year may go without a nutritious meal on any erased. Staff salaries had increased 15 percent. And
given day. Hence, they rely on the EHFB for assistance. the budget showed a healthy balance.
Please be generous with your food donations into the basket When the shocked but delighted congrega-
on Sunday. The Mission Committee has sent $500 to EHFB tion asked for an explanation, the treasurer said,
and it was matched by proceeds from the rummage sale for “most of you bring your grain to my elevator. When
$1000 total. I paid you, I simply withheld 10 percent on your be-
half and gave it to the church in your name. You
SAVE THE DATE: The Mission Committee will be host- never missed it!”
ing Fr. Marc, the missionary from Haiti and Monique Rey- Imagine what we could do for God if we willingly
nolds’ brother, at FHPC the second week in November. returned the first tenth of this gifts back to him.
More details of events and his schedule will be forthcoming
in September. -The Newsletter Newsletter
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MISSION PROJECT – SUPPORT OUR TROOPS/VETERANS

The warm months have arrived and our Mission Committee is again sponsoring our “Summer Project for Veterans”. We are
collecting short-sleeved t-shirt’s and socks through the months of June and July with anticipated delivery to MANA House and
other Veteran facilities by mid-August. During the summer here, living conditions can be extremely hard for many veterans
who are not fortunate enough to be living in a facility but living on the streets. A new clean t-shirt and a pair of socks can make
all the difference to them. Please consider this project when you are out and about at our local stores. They all have t-shirts and
socks.

You may place your donations in one of the two collection boxes, one located in the Narthex on the table and the other one is
located in the Fellowship Center on the left side as you enter, or you may also make a drop-off at the Church office and they
will call me. Also remember that along with these items, magazines, gently used clothing, DVD’s, CD’s, games and puzzle
books, are collected and delivered continuously throughout the year. Deliveries are made when there are enough items collected
to do so. And speaking of deliveries, two deliveries have been made during the last few weeks and that indeed sets a record.
Thank you again very much for remembering our Veterans and others in need.

Donna Sims,
Mission Committee
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Presbyterian Women
PW Reading List 2017-2018
The criteria for the selection of the books are: to enlighten our minds, to nourish our spirits, to challenge our con-
sciences, to entertain us. As you choose which books you will read we will hope we have met these goals, not all
of them in one book, but in the whole of them.

Fiction Nonfiction
The Secret Chord, Unvarnished stories of the Life of Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Over-
David, Geraldine Brooks We see David through the looked Ways of Meeting God, Lauren Winner
eyes of those who love him, fear him-from the prophet This exploration of little known and little used biblical meta-
phors for God, metaphors which can open new doorways for
Nathan, to his wives Mikhal, Avigail, and Batsheva, to
our lives and spirituality. It is a great source for devotional
Solomon. idea.
Seasons of the Enemies, the Long Walk of the Nava- Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of Women Who
jos, Sharon Leslie Gearhart Gearhart is a member of Helped Win World War II, Denise Kieran
Desert Palms Church. From her experience as a teacher These women worked in Oak Ridge, Tennessee developing
on the Navajo reservation, she tells the story of the at- the Atomic bomb. They were unaware until after the bombs
tacks on the Navajo people by many nations on the were dropped what they had been working on.
1860s. They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky, The True Story of
A Light in the Wilderness, Jane Kirkpatrick Three Lost Boys from Sudan,
This is a dramatic story of a freed slave who has lost Benjamin Ajak and Benson Deng
Between 1987 and 1989, Alepho, Benjamin, and Benson,
her husband and her freedom papers and must find a
took flight from the massacres of Sudan’s civil war. Their
way to survive in the wilderness of Oregon Territory. story is still happening to other children and adults in the
The Housemaid’s Daughter, Barbara Mutch Middle East.
Life in South Africa before, during and after apartheid, Levi’s and Lace, Arizona Women Who Made History,
is portrayed through the eyes of a black woman servant Jan Cleere
and the white woman who becomes her benefactor as More than 35 heroic Hispanic African American, Native
well as her employer. American, and Anglo women who made their mark in the
intriguing history of our state are celebrated in this book.
Under the Wide Starry Sky, Nancy Horan
The tempestuous love story of Fanny Van de Grift Os- Where the Wind Leads: A refugee Family’s Miaraculour
borne and her husband Robert Louis Stevenson is the Story of Loss, Rescue and Redemption,
subject of this historical novel. It spans decades and the Dr Vinh Chung and Tim Downs
globe. A remarkable account of Vinh Chung and his family’s daring
escape from communist oppression in Vietnam for the
A Man Called Ove, Frederik Backman
chance of a better life in America.
Ove is a curmudgeon called by his neighbors “the bitter
neighbor from hell.” Behind his cranky exterior there is Learning to Walk in the Dark, Barbara Brown Taylor
a story and a sadness. The story is full of surprises. Having become very uncomfortable with our tendency to
The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah associate all that is good with lightness and all that is evil
A tribute to the extraordinary courage and endurance of with darkness, Taylor asks us to explore all that God has to
Frenchwomen during World War II. This novel celebrates teach us in the dark.
the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of
women. Hillbilly Elegy, A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in
The Edge of Lost, Kristina McMorris Crisis, J.D. Vance
Stanley Keagan goes from an orphan at the death of his uncle Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a cul-
on an Atlantic crossing from Ireland to America, to being ture in crisis-that of white working-class Americans. Vance
adopted by an Italian family, to performing on Vaudeville, to tells the true story of how a social, regional, and class de-
a prisoner on Alcatraz Island. cline affected him.
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Library Footnotes
“A Man Called Ove” times and each time he was stymied, beginning with
By Fredridk Backman the rope breaking. Though this is a tragic subject there
is some dark humor.
A number of people had mentioned this book to me and One day his quiet and solitary life changed drastically.
they were very enthusiastic about it. After reading it I had There were new neighbors and he was extremely irri-
the same degree of enthusiasm. It is wonderfully sensitive tated. No more peace and quiet.
and filled with insight. It began with the good natured, but very inept hus-
When first we meet Ove (oo vay) we see a fifty–nine year band and father trying to park and smashing Ove’s
old man who could well be described as a curmudgeon; mailbox. His wife was a very energetic, good-hearted
surly, ill-mannered, inflexible, bad-tempered and thor- and assertive extrovert. Ove’s ill-natured behavior did
oughly cantankerous, but already on page 35, we can be not faze her a bit! They had two young daughters and
brought to tears. a third child was expected.
He had lost his wife six months before and all of the light It is fun to read how Ove, in spite of himself, got
in his life had been distinguished. He no longer lived, but drawn into doing good deeds and more involvement
merely existed. with others, including taking in a homeless cat, than
Our story continues and tells us about his former life. An he had ever intended. All he had wanted was to be left
only child in a good home, his mother died when he was alone!
eight years old, and his father died when he was sixteen. Now, for those who feel strongly that there should be
He never attended school again; lived alone in the small less government involvement in people’s lives, this is
house he had shared with his parents and went to work indeed the book for you. Ove was fiercely independ-
where his father had worked. His was a solitary life. He ent and he engaged in a tireless and lifelong battle
was very quiet and introspective as well as having great with government officials, (referred to as “White
physical strength and very high ethical standards. Shirts”) because of what he saw as their undeserved
His was a black and white world until he met and was power, hard-heartedness, destructiveness and stupid-
mesmerized by a beautiful and friendly young woman. ity. His barrage of letters and telephone calls through
The story of their courtship was lovely and touching. the years made him a legend. There are many inter-
They spent forty years together in a happy marriage esting characters in this book, including some lovable
which, very unfortunately began with a terrible tragedy. misfits.
None of his wife’s friends could ever understand why she There are great losses but also large and small tri-
married him, and humble Ove was equally puzzled. How- umphs. One cannot remain unmoved. We are given
ever, a closer look revealed that they were just right for much to think about and when
each other. She was kind, optimistic, outgoing, a voracious we are finished we will feel that
reader and a very successful teacher of difficult children. it was time well spent.
He was a very taciturn man, deeply devoted to her, con-
scientious, very hard working, and a builder and master at
fixing anything broken. She loved to talk and laugh and he Reviewed by
loved the sound of her voice. His wife’s death left him so Elsie Hoffarber
bereft that he became obsessed with the idea of taking his
life so that he might join her. He made an attempt four

Subject: A TEASPOON, A TEACUP AND A BUCKET

During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put
in an old age home?" "Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to
the person to empty the bathtub."
"Oh, I understand," I said. "A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the
teacup." "No" he said. "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?"
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Explanation of God

It was written by an 8-year-old named Danny Dutton, who lives in Chula
Vista , CA . He wrote it for his third grade homework assignment, to 'explain
God.' I wonder if any of us could have done as well? (and he had such an
assignment, in California , and someone published it, I guess miracles do
happen!)

'One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the
ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth.
He doesn't make grownups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and
easier to make. That way he doesn't have to take up his valuable time teach-
ing them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers.'

'God's second most important job is listening to prayers. An awful lot of this
goes on, since some people, like preachers and things, pray at times beside
bedtime. God doesn't have time to listen to the radio or TV because of this.
Because he hears everything, there must be a terrible lot of noise in his ears,
unless he has thought of a way to turn it off.'

'God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere which keeps
Him pretty busy. So you shouldn't go wasting his time by going over your
mom and dad's head asking for something they said you couldn't have. Athe-
ists are people who don't believe in God. I don't think there are any in Chula
Vista . At least there aren't any who come to our church.'

'Jesus is God's Son. He used to do all the hard work, like walking on water
and performing miracles and trying to teach the people who didn't want to learn about God. They finally got tired of him preaching
to them and they crucified him. But he was good and kind, like his father, and he told his father that they didn't know what they
were doing and to forgive them and God said OK.' And God did not let Jesus stay in the grave, but raised him from the dead.

'His dad (God) appreciated everything that he had done and all his hard work on earth so he told him he didn't have to go out on
the road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So he did. And now he helps his dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things
which are important for God to take care of and which ones he can take care of himself without having to bother God. Like a secre-
tary, only more important.'

'You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to help you because they got it worked out so one of them is on duty all the
time. You should always go to church on Sunday because it makes God happy, and if there's anybody you want to make happy, it's
God! Don't skip church to do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong. And besides the sun
doesn't come out at the beach until noon anyway.'

'If you don't believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents can't go everywhere with you,
like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He's around you when you're scared, in the dark or when you can't swim and you get
thrown into real deep water by big kids.'

'But...you shouldn't just always think of what God can do for you. I figure God put me here and he can take me back anytime he
pleases.

And...that's why I believe in God.'
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God’s Amazing Creativity

Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major) Happy Alien (Calceolaria Uniflora) An orchid that looks remarkably like a tiger

Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula Simia)
White Egret Orchid (Habenaria Radiata)

The Darth Vader
(Aristolochia Salvadorensis)

Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid
(Ophrys bbomyblifora) Parrot Flower (Impatiens Psittacina)
Swaddled Babies (Anguloa Uniflora)
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Christian Formation
Christian Formation Opportunities: • Youth Rehearsals on Wednesdays Doing faith
4:00 PM Preteen/teen Choir
Faith is better understood
Sundays 5:00 PM Children’s Choir
as a verb than as a noun, as a
9:00 AM Sabbath Day Bible Study process than as a possession.
10:15 AM Elementary Life with God Women’s Bible Study Circles It is on-again-off-again
11:15 AM Blessed Beginnings Nursery (Sept thru May) rather than once-and-for-all.
11:15 AM Preschool Life with God 9:00 AM 2nd Thursday Faith is not being sure where
1:00 PM 1st Tuesday you’re going, but going any-
7:00 PM 3rd Monday way. A journey without
Wednesdays maps. {As the theologian }
• Paul Tillich said. . . Doubt
• The Way on Wednesdays Men’s Bible Study on Thursdays
7:00 AM in the Adult Center isn’t the opposite of faith; it
(Sept-May) is an element of faith .
12:00 PM Lunch & Bible Study
5:00 PM Elementary “Big God Story” —Frederick Buechner
6:00 PM Bible Study
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WE NEED YOUR HELP!
WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!!
Volunteers needed to help with a variety of tasks, including crew leaders, snack helpers, games
leader, etc. Please contact Bonnie at 480-399-1769 or at fhpc.cf@gmail.com if you are able to
help. Registration link can be found on the FHPC website.
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Music Ministry
Here we are at the beginning songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your
of our summer schedule, heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Fa-
preparing music to our sum- ther for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus
mer style of worship. For so Christ."
many years we have enjoyed
a blend of music styles, I look forward to seeing those who are absent from us
hearing music from so many soon, and, for those who are here, see you Sunday!
that just love to play and
sing music that glorifies "I have seen You in the sanctuary and beheld Your
God, His Son, and His Com- power and Your glory. Because Your love is better than
forting Spirit in our souls. life, my lips will glorify You. I will praise You as long
The youth will continue as I live, and in Your name I will lift up my hands. I will
meeting through the sum- be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with sing-
Debbie Fisher, Director of Music
mer on Wednesdays at ing lips my mouth will praise You."
4:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Center, and we will have a
small group of Singers, the "Celebration Summer Sing- Psalm 63:2-5
ers" blending harmoniously on tunes familiar and com-
fortable, and tunes new to our souls. We must reach into Debbie Fisher
our hearts and quite possibly, while doing so, some songs Director Music Ministry
reach all the way to our tapping toes. These are not
my instructions. We must feel joy. We must feel the
Spirit stir. As it is written in Ephesians 5:19,
"speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and

There was a young man who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as he was getting his
things 'in order,' he contacted his Priest and had him come to his house to discuss certain aspects of his final wishes. He told him which songs
he wanted sung at the service, what scriptures he would like read, and what outfit he wanted to be buried in.

Everything was in order and the Priest was preparing to leave when the young man suddenly remembered something very important to him.
'There's one more thing,' he said excitedly.. 'What's that?' came the Priest's reply. 'This is very important,' the young man continued. 'I want to
be buried with a fork in my right hand.' The Priest stood looking at the young man, not knowing quite what to say.

That surprises you, doesn't it?' the young man asked. 'Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the request,' said the Priest.

The young man explained. 'My grandmother once told me this story, and from that time on I have always tried to pass along its message to
those I love and those who are in need of encouragement. In all my years of attending socials and dinners, I always remember that when the
dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, 'Keep your fork.'
It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was coming .... like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. Something
wonderful, and with substance!' So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder 'What's
with the fork?' Then I want you to tell them: 'Keep your fork .. the best is yet to come.' The Priest's eyes welled up with tears of joy as he
hugged the young man good-bye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see him before his death. But he also knew that the
young man had a better grasp of heaven than he did. He had a better grasp of what heaven would be like than many people twice his age, with
twice as much experience and knowledge. He KNEW that something better was coming.

At the funeral people were walking by the young man's casket and they saw the suit he was wearing and the fork placed in his right hand.
Over and over, the Priest heard the question, 'What's with the fork?' And over and over he smiled. During his message, the Priest told the
people of the conversation he had with the young man shortly before he died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to
him. He told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking
about it either. He was right. So the next time you reach down for your fork let it remind you, ever so gently, that the best is yet to come.

Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. Cherish the time you have, and the memories you
share. Being friends with someone is not an opportunity, but a sweet responsibility. And just remember ... keep your fork!

The BEST is yet to come!
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How can you help? Lockboxes for Seniors
Fry's Community Rewards Program
The more our church family shops at Fry's, the more mone-
tary support our church will have. Won't you consider reg-
istering to allow Fry's to donate a portion of your grocery
expenditures to our church programs?
How to Re-Enroll for the
Fry’s Community Rewards Program
1. * Go to www.FrysCommunityRewards.com
2. * Click on ‘Sign-In’.
3. Enter your email and password, click on ‘sign in’.
4. Click on your name (top right hand corner),
under ‘Account Summary’ scroll down to
“Community Rewards”.
5. Click on ‘Edit’ under Community Rewards.
6. Under Find Your Organization: Enter the NPO
number or name of organization then select
‘search’. (You can get the NPO number from ** FREE **
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7. Under ‘Select Your Organization’, click on the
circle next to your organization. John Brockelman
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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 Sum-
mary page.

Spiritual Submarines
Author Steve Farrar encourages Christian fathers to be spiritual submarines under the surface of their children's
lives. “Through your prayers you have the ability to affect situations where you are not physically present,” he writes in
Standing Tall. “ You may be undetected, but that does not mean that you are ineffective.”
A man who puts on the armor of God and goes to war on his knees for his children is a force to be reckoned with,
Farrar adds. “When it comes to battle. . . understand that you have been given awesomely powerful weapons.”
-The Newsletter
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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.
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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,
Yvonne Ellingson at 480-471-1027 or call the church office at 480-837-1763. Aleyne Larsen-Craig Yvonne Ellingson
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Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church Foundation

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

CONTRIBUTING TO THE FOUNDATION

This is the third and final article explaining the operating procedures of the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church Foundation.

In thinking about creating a gift (funds of bequest) to the Foundation, have you considered what happens to your gift? What are
the procedures for distributing your gift? Here is an overview of what takes place with the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church
Foundation when this situation occurs.

1. Please notify the Church office of the death. The office will notify the Foundation.
2. The Foundation will contact the Administrator/Executor concerning the death.
3. The Document (Will and/or Trust) is read. The question of Probate is answered.
a. The Administrator/Executor informs the Foundation of the results.
b. If the document must go to Probate, the procedure is set aside until it has been resolved. Once that happens,
continue with step 4.
4. Foundation and Administrator/Executor resolve the details of the document.
5. When the document contains directions for the use of the gift, the Foundation notifies the Session and appropriate
Ministerial Unit (s).
6. If the gift is undesignated the Foundation notifies the Session and they determine the usage of the gift. The Session
completes a Foundation Request Form and submits it to the Foundation.
7. After all interested parties have approved the usage, the Foundation will distribute the gift.
8. The Foundation will notify the giving party as to how the gift was distributed and thank them.

The Foundation will be in hiatus from May 20th to September 15th. If you have any questions or want to get in contact with the
Foundation, please call the Church office. They will contact a Trustee who will get back to you.

Enjoy the summer!

Foundation Board of Trustees

Gary Oakeson 480-837-5563 Jean Ipema 480-837-1770
Matt Jefferson 480-837-6001 Dawn Lau 480-837-2607
Roy Nickel 480-688-8392 Ben Fast 480-837-1119
Tim Halchuck 978-618-7150

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Ways to spruce up your garage door...

Don’t think most/any HOAs would approve!

HAPPY JUNE BIRTHDAYS!

06/02 Sally Atchinson 06/12 Terry Martin 06/23 Joanne Jones
06/03 Richard Lau 06/13 Sandra Heunisch 06/25 Mary Morris
06/04 Alan Pape 06/16 Helen Orr 06/27 Sandy Myhr
06/06 Elvira Ruiz 06/18 Heather Greco 06/28 Suellen Russell
06/09 Jerry Cain 06/19 John Brockelman 06/28 Susan Titus
06/10 Nancy Grahlman 06/22 Carol Hodgson 06/29 Joyce Babaian
06/11 Leanne Reynolds 06/29 Ruby Pearson
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Member Spotlight …. Did you know?
Bonnie Hollabaugh was born in the spring of ’76 and grew left in the game, the Hanover team was down by al-
up in New Oxford, Pennsylvania, a small town right outside most 20 points, and Bonnie called a time-out, much to
of Gettysburg. Growing up, she was an absolute Daddy’s the chagrin of everyone in the gymnasium, who just
girl, who learned early in life that being outside and mowing wanted the game to be over. At that point, she looked
the lawn was way more interesting than staying inside and at Sarah and said, “Do you want to play?” Sarah hesi-
doing the inside chores. During high school, Bonnie was tated, knowing that she was not supposed to play with
very active – playing sports, being in the marching and con- the cast on, but then ran out onto the court with a huge
cert band, and lots of clubs. It wasn’t unusual for her to leave smile on her face….and everyone applauded. Every-
her home at 7:00 a.m. and not get home until 9:00 or so in the one, that is, except for her parents, who were the one
evening. Bonnie did not grow up in a church, but when she set of people that Bonnie did not get permission
was about 14, her dad decided it was time to start going to from. After the game, Sarah came off the court and
church again, so the two of them went “church shop- could not have been happier. This is a mo-
ping” and visited a different place each week. Eventu- ment that had stayed with Bonnie throughout
ally, they decided that the local Baptist church seemed her adult years.
like the best fit, so they joined. As per usual, Bonnie
In 2006, Bonnie moved to Arizona, and lived
was very involved in the youth group, going to various
in Phoenix for approximately 18 months. At
church camps and being part of the puppet minis-
that time, Ron Waldo (tech Elder and
try. She was baptized (dunked, really) a month before
neighbor) was offered a position at Fountain
her 15th birthday. After graduating from New Oxford
View Village, so Bonnie moved to Fountain
High School, Bonnie chose to go to Bloomsburg Uni-
Hills, where she and Ron continue to be
versity, where she majored in interpreter train-
neighbors. She started at FVV in 2008 and
ing. Bonnie had learned bits and pieces of American
has worked as a caregiver and in the activi-
Sign Language before this point, but it was in college
ties department. Four years ago, the Human
that she truly developed her skills.
Resources Manager position opened up,
When Bonnie was 22 years old, she was ap- Bonnie Hollabaugh and Bonnie was given the opportunity to
proached by one of the people in the church about learn a new role. Her position involves
the possibility of coaching one of the local middle school doing the payroll for almost 200 employees, as well as
volleyball teams. Bonnie had played sports all through everything else that is employee related. It’s been a
school, so it seemed like something that may be interest- challenging position for sure, but it’s taught Bonnie a
ing. This was where Bonnie really found something to be lot and it is something that has been an interesting step
passionate about. She ended up coaching one season of vol- in life.
leyball and 12 seasons of middle school girls’ basket-
Bonnie is not married nor has any human children, but
ball. She truly loved being with the kids and showing them
there are three animals at home who mean the world to
how to be responsible young adults. There is one specific
her. Boo and Bob are the cats (ten- and nine-years old
story that sticks with her, and that lives out her motto of
respectively), and Bella is the 2 ½ year old schnauzer /
“sometimes doing the right thing and following the rules are
terrier mix. They fight like cats and dogs most of the
two different ideas.” During one of the games, Bonnie put
th time, but when it is time to go to bed at night, all three
one of her 7 graders into the game at the beginning of the
animals have their designated places on the bed. As
third quarter. Sarah was in the game for a grand total of
someone who has been an animal lover throughout her
seven seconds when she fell and broke her arm. Throughout
life, there is nothing quite like the love that pets bring
the rest of the season, Sarah continued to attend every prac-
to the table.
tice and every game, even though she was not able to play. It
was not unusual to see her sitting on the bench beside Bon- As far as the family side of things, Bonnie is the
nie, keeping stats of the game. The team made the playoffs youngest of eight kids. Because she has a sister who is
that year, but they were going in ranked fairly low, so the almost 18 years older, her oldest nephew was born
reality was that they were probably not going to win the when Bonnie was five. She became a great-aunt at the
game. What Sarah did not know at the time was that Bonnie ripe age of 30, and currently has a total of twelve
had added her name to the roster of players for that nieces / nephews and 8 great-nieces / nephews. Al-
game. Before the game started, she had cleared it with the though she lost her dad in 2011 to ALS, Bonnie defi-
referees and the other coach – if the game was decided with nitely takes after him – both in looks and personality.
thirty seconds or so, Bonnie was going to put Sarah into the
Bonnie is a collector of all things Titanic – it has been
game, even though she was still in a hard case (breaking all
a fascination of hers for many, many years. She also
of the safety rules of the game, but being able to reward the
collects Bicentennial items and coins, since it is the
kid who had worked so hard to be there). With 17 seconds
year that she was born.
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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
With deepest sympathy we list “vacationing away”. The truth is that some of you are sick and
those members who have passed we are not aware of it.
away in 2017. 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
Norma Boysen the diligent efforts of our deacons. Help us serve you by com-
Harry Grider municating your situation.
Mary Braund
Russ Larson
Cecyl Herguth
Richard Stockwell “Summer Flowers”
Glen Ford
Amy Martinson Behold the flowers of June!
Ann Stavely How fair and bright their buds appear.
Arlene Olsen As, opening to the summer air,
Our eyes and hearts they cheer!

ÂjxÄÄ wÉÇx? g{Éâ zÉÉw tÇw yt|à{yâÄ áxÜätÇà‹A Who would have thought there could abound
such beauty and delight
XÇàxÜ à{Éâ |ÇàÉ à{x }Éç by à{ç _ÉÜwAÊ beneath the cold and wintery ground
Matthew 25:21 that hid those flowers from sight?

That power which made and governs all —
the mighty power of God—
Continued from page 14... alone could life and beauty call
out of the lifeless sod.
Bonnie joined FHPC four years ago, and became an elder in 2015,
starting as the Mission Elder and then moving to Christian Forma- And he, who from the winter’s gloom
can summer thus disclose,
tion. It has been a blessing being back in a church and definitely is
shall one day make the desert bloom,
something that keeps her busy. Besides being an elder, Bonnie is and blossom as the rose.
the Director of the annual Vacation Bible School, and she is part of Anonymous
the Hilltop band for second service as well as the Celebration Ring-
ers….and whatever else needs to be done. One of her favorite -The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc
things to do as part of a worship service is to be the liturgist.

HAPPY JULY BIRTHDAYS!
07/01 George Holtan 07/10 Mary Lee Lehrich 07/19 Nancy Saine
07/02 Susan Phillips 07/10 Roger Essenburg 07/20 Linda Moyer
07/03 Bill Covault 07/11 John Youngquist 07/25 Keith Coultrap
07/03 Jean Ipema 07/11 Alissia Zenhausern 07/27 Jean Linzer
07/04 Caryl Bates 07/13 Ralph Splittberger 07/28 Ramona Moore
07/05 Dorraine Aggen 07/13 Ron Waldo 07/29 Christopher Carillo
07/05 Donald Young 07/14 Evelyn Hrunek 07/29 Deborah Fisher
07/07 Janice McGuire 07/14 Dawn Lau 07/29 Dorothy Parris
07/09 Ann Neal 07/16 Violet Wieder 07/30 Susan Owens
07/17 John Schopbach
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
fhpc.marta@gmail.com Editor, Marta Ludwig; Proof Readers: Phyllis Rapp, Helen Roesch & Carol Jen-
kins; Staff Photographers: Gary Oakeson & Michele Hasley;

Thank You Deacons, for all you do!
Not pictured: Ray Schmidt and Louise Jones

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 – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday: Closed www.fhpresbyterian.info
Pastor/Head of Staff: Rev Bill Good email: fhpc.billg@gmail.com cell phone: 480-329-8090