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Fountain Hills, AZ September 2017

Our Vision:
Living God’s love. calls us to . . .
Our Mission:
Reach out to all with faith and love.

John Brockelman, Clerk of Session
a slate of potential officers in September. If you are con-
Happy New Year ! tacted, please consider your response prayerfully. If you
would like to serve as an Elder or Deacon contact me soon.
We are beginning a The coming year will offer many opportunities to serve and
new church year and participate in the life of the church- Bible studies, fellow-
we have many oppor- ship groups and Wednesday study of “The Story,” in addi-
tunities to serve. If tion to Sunday morning worship.
you have an interest That is just a small part of what will be happening this year.
in serving on one of Watch The Weekly e-mail and In Touch Newsletter for
the mission units of more. We look forward to your participation in the coming
the Session, contact year.
the chairperson listed.
This November Pastor Bill Good will be with us for seven
years. Based on the terms of call he is to take a three month
sabbatical in the seventh year. Bill will be taking that next
Building & Grounds, Bob Lull summer, June, July and August. Pastor Ken Brown has
Christian Formation, Bonnie Hollabaugh agreed to cover and preach during most of that time. Our
Mission, Jack Reynolds prayers will be with Bill and his family during this time of
Hilltop Hospitality, Helen Roesch renewal, with Ken as he takes on additional responsibility
Stewardship, Carol Skewes and with our church.
Technical Support, Ron Waldo
May God be with all of us in the coming year that this
These are all necessary for this church to function, please
church may serve him.
prayerfully consider your participation.
John Brockelman
In November we will have an election of church officers.
The nominating committee will be preparing

Why God watches
An English bishop recalled a childhood visit to an elderly woman, who showed him a
framed text that read “Thou God seest me.”
The woman told him “When you’re older, people will tell you that God is always watching
you to see when you do wrong, in order to punish you. I don’t want you to think of it that way. In-
stead, take the text home and remember all your life that God loves you so much he can’t take his
eyes off you.”
-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc
In Touch page 2

OUR CHURCH STAFF Focus on Finance
Rev. Bill Good
Pastor/Head of Staff
Pastor Ken Brown July Income $ 42,294 Budget $ 32,633
Associate Pastor
July Expenses $ 29,731 Budget $ 31,965
Marta Ludwig
Administrative Coordinator
Debbie Fisher Yr to date Income $ 253,793 YTD Budget $ 245,099
Director of Music Ministry
Yr to date Expense $ 247,908 YTD Budget $ 250,770
Dorothy Parris
Caryl Bates
Lynn Medley July pledges came in strong compared to budget, and
Custodian we managed to keep the July expenses below budget.
CHURCH TREASURER This is good for a summer month.
Linda Lull
CHURCH SESSION We appreciate your faithfulness in keeping your
Class of 2017 pledges and contributions up-to-date.
Mary Alice Bivens
Bonnie Hollabaugh Respectfully,
Aleyne Larsen-Craig Linda Lull, Treasurer
Helen Roesch
Ron Waldo
Class of 2018
Yvonne Ellingson Non- Emergency Fire Department Number to help seniors get up
Jerry Miles after they have fallen.
Helen Quigley No ambulance will come, just the help that you might need.
Jack Reynolds 480-945-6311
Class of 2019
Maria Berry
John Brockelman
Tim Halchuck
Bob Lull
Terri Schmidt
Carol Skewes On the Inside:
John Brockelman, Clerk of Session .. .. … … .. .. .. . … .. .. 1
BOARD OF DEACONS Focus on Finance.. .. .. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . 2
Moderator: Linda Warren Upcoming Events: .. .. . … .. .. . … .. .. … .. .. . .. ..… . . 3
Class of 2017 Mission Ministry . . … . . . .. .. .. .. . . . .. . . . . … .. . . . . . 4
Michele Hasley Hilltop Hospitality Theater Outing…. .. . .. .. . … .. .. . .. .. 5
Mary Lee Lehrich Presbyterian Women .. .. .. …. .. . . . . .. . … .. . . .. . . .. .. 6
Bonnie Matty Global Leadership Summit… .. …. .. .. . .... …. .. .. . . . . .. 7
Linda Warren Library Footnotes.. … .. …. .…. …. …. …. …. …. …… 8
Class of 2018 Christian Formation.. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . …. .. .. . . . . 9
Mary Martinson Music Ministry.. … .. .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . . .. .. …… .. . . .. .. 10
Elvira Ruiz Life Line Screening . .. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . . . .. . . .. . .. . . .. .. 10
Ray Schmidt Lockboxes for Seniors. .. .. .. … … … .. .. .. .. .. .. . . .. . .. 11
Bob Titus Not Yet a Member? .. .. .. . . . … . … . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 11
Class of 2019 FHPC Foundation.. .. … .. .. . … .. .. . .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . 12
Louise Jones Facebook. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . .. … .. .. . .. … … . .. .. .. .. . . .. 12
Dorothy Rudack Did You Know? .. .. .. . .. .. … .. .. .. .. . . … .. . . .. . . . . .. 13
Clarence Utter Member Spotlight...Did you Know? .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . … ... 14
Nancy Wulfmeier Necrology for 2017… .. … .. . . .. … .. … . .. . . .. . . …… 15
September Birthdays . .. ... .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . 15
****** Backpack Blessings .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . .. .. … … . . .. . . . . . . 16
page 3 September 2017

Upcoming Events

Hilltop Hospitality is sponsoring a
free Pizza-Movie Night at
6:00 PM
Friday, September 16th!

“The Secret Life of Pets”

Max (Louis C.K.) is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable
life in a New York building until his owner adopts Duke, a giant
and unruly canine. During their walk outside, they encounter a
group of ferocious alley cats and wind up in a truck that's bound
for the pound. Luckily, a rebellious bunny named Snowball
swoops in to save the doggy duo from captivity. In exchange,
Snowball demands that Max and Duke join his gang of aban-
doned pets on a mission against the humans who've done them
page 5 November 2012
In Touch page 4

Mission Ministry
Christmas Shoe Boxes
School Supplies The Mission Committee has once again decided to support
Terri Schmidt reported to the this project sponsored by
Mission Committee that the Samaritan’s Purse. Starting
annual collection of school in October and into Novem-
supplies was very successful; ber we will be distributing
in fact, the most ever col- the decorative boxes with
lected. She and Susan instructions and suggestions
Owens delivered them to on how to fill them for distri-
McDowell Mountain School bution to children in poverty
the week before school stricken countries. Last year
started and they were very we filled 127 boxes and are
Jack Reynolds, Elder appreciative. Thank you to aiming to exceed that this year. More details to follow –
all who donated. plan ahead.
On the same day, Terri and Susan also delivered 12 boxes
of children’s books and games to the Changing Lives Cen- Haiti Mission Project – Save The Date
ter for their daycare program. Again, the directors of CLC The Committee discussed plans for the visit to FHPC by
appreciated our efforts. Haitian missionary, Fr. Marc Boisvert. He will be preach-
ing on October 29 specifically to thank us for supporting
the feeding program at one of their schools where 350 chil-
Water For MANA House dren receive a noon meal. We are also considering hold-
MANA (Marine, Army, Navy, Air Force) House is a shel- ing a free-will offering Creole supper on Wednesday eve-
ter in PHX for homeless veterans. We continue to collect ning, Nov. 1 in lieu of The Way for church members.
cases of water to be donated to their “community.” This Then the public would be invited after the supper to hear
summer we have collected 64 Fr. Marc’s story of his 20 year history of starting and oper-
cases through August 15 and they ating the mission for abandoned, abused and orphaned
have been delivered to FH Ameri- children. He started with 15 young boys and a few teenage
can Legion Post to be taken to assistants. Today Pwoje Espwa (Project Hope) is home to
MANA House. They are ex- 350 boys and girls and serves 3000 meals a day to the
tremely grateful for our support and they thank all con- needy in the region. Visit: for
tributors who help our vets. Let’s keep up the good work more background.
into the fall.


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

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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page 4

100 + years ago
• The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
• Fuel for cars was only sold in drug stores.
• Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
• Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
• The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
• The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
• The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.
• An average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
• A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000.00 per year.
• A dentist could make $2,500.00 per year.
• A Veterinarian could make between $1,500 and $4,000 per year.
• A mechanical engineer could make about $5,000 per year.
• More than 95 percent of all births took place at home.
• Ninety percent of all doctors had no college education. Instead, they attended so-called medical schools,
many of which were condemned in the press and the government as “substandard”.

It is amazing how fast everything around us is changing. be continued next month

HILLTOP HOSPITALITY invites you to an evening of local entertainment by FH Theater’s showing of
CABARET on Mainstage Too! HH has reserved a block of seats at the group rate of $25 per ticket; a group is 10 or
more. There will be a sign-up and payment sheet at the Sunday services of Sep 24, Oct 1, 8, and 15, as well as, in the
Office with the final count being turned in and all paid in full by Thursday, Oct 19. Get set for a grand time of music and
fun! If you have questions, contact Jane Allen at 907-538-3223.


In 1930’s Berlin, American Sally Bowles works as a singer in the Kit Kat club. At her rooming house she
meets Englishman Brian Roberts who has come to Berlin to improve his German. He hopes to pay his ex-
penses by giving English language lessons. Sally is unconventional and she and Robert have a number of
adventures together. The romp continues with several of their friends, including the very rich Maximilian
von Heune. Life takes a sudden turn for Sally however and throughout it all, the rise of Nazism casts a
shadow over everyone.
page 7 December 2011
In Touch page 6

Presbyterian Women
Sept 14 9 a.m. Morning Circle (Adult Center)
Sept 18 7 p.m. Evening Circle, home of Maria Berry
Sept 20 9:30 a.m. Hooked on Books
Sept 20 12 noon Out ‘N About

PW Evening Circle News
The PW Evening Circle is resurfacing again after a LONG Guests are always welcomed at any of our activities or
HOT Summer! meetings, so please don’t hesitate to call Maria or Judy
Irvin, Circle Chair, at 480-215-0827.
Our September meeting will be held on September 18 at 7PM. We are a lively group and plan a robust year of Bible
The hostess will be Maria Berry and the Co-Hostess is Judy study, mission outreach and good food and fun.
Irvin. We will be meeting at Maria’s home at 14923 E Sum-
mit Drive. For directions, gate code or any information, please
call her at 480-836-2424. Judy will provide the refreshments
and the Bible Study will be Lesson One: “In Community with
Jesus Christ” from our new book Cloud of Witnesses.

At this meeting we will be finalizing our plans for choosing the
child we will sponsor from “Free the Kids”. This is the mis-
sion outreach project from our church as part of the Haiti relief
effort to feed the kids who are starving. Rev. Ken Brown and
Jack Reynolds have done great work and we intend to do our
small part.

Our summer lunch and movie date has been postponed to Sep- Maria Berry Judy Irvin
tember due to many of our group travelling during the summer
months. We have made plans to see ”Glass Castle” on Septem-
ber 10. The book was on our PW Reading List a few years ago
and is in our church library. When closer to the event, a defi-
nite theatre and time will be announced. We always leave after PW Afternoon Circle
church on Sunday and then go to lunch and the movie. Car- Will not meet in September but will resume on October
pooling will be available from the church parking lot. In the 3 at 1:00 PM at Fountain View Village.
meantime, please contact Linda Capron at 480-699-2946 or
email at if you are interested or if you
need any more information.

Out ’n About—Out to Lunch HOOKED ON BOOKS
Out n' About will meet on Hooked on Books will be meeting on September 20th at
Wednesday, September 20th 9:30 a.m. at the home of Elsie Hoffarber. We will be
at Mimi's Cafe which is lo- discussing our "Summer Reads"
cated at 8980 E. Shea Blvd. and exchanging books
We will gather there at we have read. For further infor-
noon. All women are wel- mation please call Elsie (480-837
come for lunch, a chat, and companionship. If anyone -4518) or Carol Fuls
would like to car pool, please call Nancy Wulfmeier for (480-836-2346).
information and reservations. 480-837-3021.
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Last year a steering committee of the women formed the Mary and Martha Ministry. We
held three events and will hold three in the coming year beginning with Christmas. Our
purpose was to get to know one another better, have a lovely event with an inspiring
speaker and of course, enjoy delightful food.
The Christmas event last year began our season which waits on the snowbirds to return.
Dec. 3 is a temporary date. There will be a Planning Committee meeting this fall and any-
one interested in participating will be welcomed. From needing worker bees to set up the events and help with the food, to writ-
ing for the Weekly and the Newsletter, being a greeter or a table hostess, but especially your creative ideas. Please watch for an
announcement of this meeting.
We do try to open some of our meetings and this year we are hoping to invite the men to join us for one, and the community for
Speaking of the community, Bible Study Fellowship which is an international study for women is being hosted by Shepherd of
the Hills. All across the country, BSF will study the book of Romans weekly on Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. beginning in Sept.
A very good study..
Monique Reynolds who is the morning circle chairman will hold a monthly Bible study and circle using Christian Women's
Club studies beginning with "Christ In The Psalms." This study will begin in Sept.
The evening study and circle leader is Judy Irvin who will be doing a Presbyterian study entitled "Cloud of Witnesses" a com-
munity of Christ in Hebrews. For more information contact Judy--

Jane Allen, afternoon circle chairman, is offering a study on Tuesday afternoons at 1 p.m. at Fountain View Village As-
sisted :Living activity room. She will focus on hymn singing and music with a devotional. Oct. 3 will be her beginning date.
Jane invites FHPC ladies to come.
Watch for announcements in the Sunday bulletin for Hooked on Books and Out N' About times and dates.
Blessings on our ladies' journey in 2017-18.
Sylvia Burke


On Thursday-Friday, August 9-10,
leaders from FHPC attended
the Global Leadership Summit via
live HD telecast along with Chris-
tians from 128 countries and 60
languages. Committed to improv-
ing and honing leadership skills
with fresh perspectives, FHPC
leaders heard from world-class
leaders such as Sheryl Sandberg,
chief operating officer at Face-
book, Lazlo Bock, who served as
Google's Senior Vice President of
People Operations,
and others.
Those attending from FHPC
were...John Brockelman, Pastor
Bill Good, Carol Skewes, Pastor
ken Brown, Ron Waldo, (second
row) Marta Ludwig, Helen Quigley
and Michele Hasley.
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Library Footnotes
A funny thing happens after viewing a movie which is Moving from city to city across the nation and
based on a book: The person who has read the book often back to rock bottom in West Virginia created a pre-
says, “I liked the book better than the movie” and the per- carious existence for the children –on–and-off school-
son that has not read the book says, “Now I want to read ing, living with no heat or plumbing, having little or
the book.” Either way, the book becomes important to nothing to eat.
both. A new movie in theaters is The Glass Castle. The The parents insist on “true values” and proclaim
book has been in our library for several years and is ready “what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger.” This
for check out if you have not read it. seems to prove true, for all the children
escaped to New York City and did well.
The Glass Castle—A Memoir by The parents eventually show up too, pro-
Jeannette Walls claiming they’ve come to keep the family
From her first memory, of catching together. Jeannette and her siblings try to
fire while boiling hotdogs by herself in aid their homeless parents, who insist they
the trailer park where her family was prefer living on the street. Jeannette never
passing through, to her last glimpse of her condemns her parents’
mother picking through a New York City erratic, irresponsible
dumpster, Walls gives a direct account of behavior but does her
her rags-to-riches life. Her parents, Rex best to support and love
Walls, from a poor mining town in West them.
Virginia, and Rose Mary, a well-educated
artist from Phoenix, love a good adven-
ture and don’t usually take into account
the care of their children, Lori, Jeannette,
Brian and Maureen—leaving them
largely to fend for themselves. Rex is a Vivian Virden
dreamer and believes that one of his en-
trepreneurial ideas will eventually fund Also in our library are two more books by
him building his dream house, the Glass Jeannette Walls:
Castle. However, he is also a drinker and often has to
“skedaddle” out of town fast pursued by creditors. Half-Broke Horses and The Silver Star

A taste of heaven

When an admirer asked renowned pianist Vladmir Horowitz how he could
play so beautifully, he’s said to have replied that anyone could play the notes, but
the true music lay in the pauses between them. The same can be said of life.
Rabbi Evan Moffic (Shalom for the Heart) writes, “It is in the pauses — the
rests, the spaces in between—that meaning is made and that holiness is felt.”
Nowadays we keep so busy there’s hardly a pause or space in our day.
“But that’s not the way God created us [or] the world,” Moffic continues.
“God worked, then rested. God created, then paused . … Thus, our Sabbath is
the day when we can marvel at the beauty of the world God created. It is the day
when we stop thinking about the what of life and remind ourselves of the why of
-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc
page 9 September 2017

Christian Formation
Christian Formation Opportunities: • Youth Rehearsal on Wednesdays
4:00 PM Preteen/teen Choir
Sundays 5:00 PM Children’s Choir
10:15 AM Sabbath Day Bible Study
10:15 AM Elementary Life with God Women’s Bible Study Circles
11:15 AM Blessed Beginnings Nursery (Sept thru May)
11:15 AM Preschool Life with God 9:00 AM 2nd Thursday
1:00 PM 1st Tuesday
7:00 PM 3rd Monday
• The Way on Wednesdays • Men’s Bible Study on Thursdays This map shows how much space the
(Sept-May) 7:00 AM in the Adult Center United States would occupy on the
12:00 PM Lunch & Bible Study
5:00 PM Elementary “Big God Story”
6:00 PM Bible Study

Men’s Bible Study
7:00 am to 8:00 am
Join us every Thursday to share coffee, donuts and your thoughts. Meetings are held in
the Adult Center, on the lower level of the Fellowship Center.

This is a group-taught study, seeking to interpret and understand the writings of the au-
thors of the Bible and how it affects our daily lives. We have just begun the New Testa-
ment Book of Romans, the letter/epistle written by Paul to the churches of Rome. It is the
longest of the Pauline epistles and is considered by many to be his most important theo-
logical legacy. No reservations necessary. For additional information, contact Pastor Ken
Brown or John Bivens.

Beautiful use of tiles

Viking River Cruise from
Berlin to Prague
Linda and Bob Lull with Marta and
Dieter Ludwig holding FHPC In Touch
August Newsletter
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Music Ministry

to perform more, now that they can actually speak, sing
and dance, (we've had to grow a few of our youngest
congregants for a couple of years)!
We have another addition to our ensembles, the Summer
Celebration Singers resume Singers, who will soon change their name to the Au-
Thursday Evening rehears- tumn Singers, then Winter Singers, then Spring Singers,
als SEPTEMBER 14 @ then we're back to the Summer Singers, again. Bonnie
6:00 pm in the sanctuary. I Hollobaugh suggested it after we had thought through a
so look forward to few names. We loved it, we agreed, then sat down to
the Autumn season, with rehearse. It's good.
even more music and So, start your deep breathing, Singers, and practice
Debbie Fisher, Director of Music
voice shared in our wor- your standing , that we might do these things together as
ship service. Folks begin to trickle in from other States, your season begins. God's season.
soon filling our Sanctuary and Fellowship Cen-
ter. Friends meet again, and new friendships begin, "By day the Lord directs His love, at night His song is
while we continue living and worshipping in the grace of with me - a prayer to the God of my life."
Christ. I have always, since beginning my worship at this
church Psalm 42:8
28 years ago, appreciated the friendships developed Deborah Fisher
through this church. I am able to work so closely with Director of Music Ministries
marvelous people while developing our music ministry,
and I look forward to another year of musical selections
from the Celebration Singers, Celebration Ringers, the
Pearwood Recorder Consort, and working with the youth

God’s left hand
A 6-year-old and his grandma went for a walk one autumn day. “Look at the gorgeous
leaves!” Grandma exclaimed. ‘Just think, God painted each one of them just for us!”
“Yep,” said her grandson, “and he did it left-handed.” Perplexed, Grandma asked, “why do
you think God used his left hand to create all this beauty?”
“Because,” said the boy matter-of-factly, “we learned in Sunday school that Jesus sits on
God’s right one.”
-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of
community-based preventive health screen-
ings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive
and painless health screenings at Fountain Hills
Presbyterian Church on 10/10/2017. Five
screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke;
abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor
of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for
men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and
osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. In
order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-
6441 or visit or text the word circle to 797979
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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
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 **
your organization.) It is #84123 JUST CALL
7. Under ‘Select Your Organization’, click on the
circle next to your organization. John Brockelman
8. Click on ‘Enroll’ 602-359-2388
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.

A sign of what’s to come
When God is about to do something great, he starts with a difficulty.
When he is about to do something truly magnificent, he starts with an impossibility.
- Armin Gesswein
-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc

Not Yet A Member? Next Inquiry Meeting Tuesday, October 3 at 3:30 pm
*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,
Yvonne Ellingson at 480-471-1027 or call the church office at 480-837-1763. Aleyne Larsen-Craig Yvonne Ellingson
In Touch page 12

Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church Foundation

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


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

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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Did YOU Know?...China has Wal-Mart with specialty items not found in U.S. ….

Meat Water. (Notice the flavors on the bottles)

Specialty Pickles. (Just like
"Cracker Jacks"--a prize in every

Pig faces

Rib Cages? No packaging?

100% Powdered Horse Milk (Genghis Khan Special)
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Member Spotlight …. Did you know?
Tony Harris was born in Champaign, Illinois. At the nealogy for the past 17 years. They have travelled to
age of 5 years the family moved to Darien, Connecticut. His especially Holland, Germany, France, England, Ire-
Mother soon built a new home in Riverside, Connecticut di- land, Scotland and all over the USA tracing their heri-
rectly on the Long Island Sound. Growing up on the water he tage, accumulating enormous amounts of family data,
loved boating and sailing and later enjoyed scuba diving and meeting with many close and very distant family mem-
snorkeling. He was raised in the Episcopalian faith. bers, cemeteries, churches, libraries and genealogic
Tony received a degree in Business from Parsons societies. Connie has over 25,000 names in their tree
College in Fairfield, Iowa. He was drafted soon after into the with lots of data and pictures. She also helps many
Army. By March 1969, Tony was others with their genealogy
assigned a 15-month deployment research on a weekly basis. If
for service with the 101st Airborne it isn’t genealogy drawing her
Division mostly in the jungles of attention, she is baking deli-
Viet Nam. Connie spent a week cious dinners or desserts, gar-
with him on his R & R in Hong dening, scrapbooking, sewing
Kong that year. Connie was born and playing with her two little
and raised in Fairfield, Iowa grow- doggies.
ing up with 2 older brothers and 2 Tony and Connie
older sisters. Connie was raised in have a daughter, Jill and fam-
the Methodist faith. ily in Chandler. Their son,
They married on June 27, Jason and family reside in Los
1970 at the Barhydt Chapel at Par- Angeles. They both say there
sons College. After a 3-month hon- is nothing better than all of the
eymoon to San Francisco, Japan, fun times of being a grandpar-
Bali, Australia, New Zealand, Ha- ent to their 3 small grandsons.
waii, and Disneyland, the couple They enjoy working in
resided in Carmel and Pebble Connie & Tony Harris Ethan’s classroom in Chandler
Beach, CA.Then they designed and Tony as- on a regular basis.
sistied their contractor in building a unique 6,000 sq ft house Travelling all over the world has been an
in Corral De Tierra in the Salinas Valley, CA. They lived amazing experience which they truly enjoy the variety
there until 2000, when they built their new home Cordabella of cultures and meeting new people. Tony spent 3
at Copperwynd for retirement. months for two summers in a row as a teenager at sum-
Tony later became a nationally certified Master mer camp in Annecy, France learning to speak French.
Locksmith. In his spare time he could fix anything and was Annecy has always felt like home away from home to
always creating new projects. Connie received a BA degree them, spending many vacations there with their family.
in Business Management & Accounting. Later she completed Tony and Connie and their children were
her teaching certificate for high school and college level ac- members of the Methodist Church of the Wayfarer in
counting, business, and math classes. Connie’s biggest pas- Carmel for all of their years living in California. They
sion has been involved in the directorship of food manage- were always very active in the church. After moving to
ment companies, teaching food service classes, and eventu- Arizona they wanted a church that was nearby. They
ally teaching accounting and business at a college. She was a became acquainted with Fountain Hills Presbyterian
volunteer member in charge of almost all of the catering Church through attending the entertainment series and
(2,000 to 10,000 people on a race weekend) at Laguna Seca liked the church. So they decided to join the church in
NASCAR Racetrack in the Monterey-Salinas Valley. For 15 2007. They really enjoy being on the hospitality com-
years she as a fundraiser for Children’s Home Society, in mittee and working with such a special group of mem-
addition to involvement in other charitable organizations. bers.
Connie has been very dedicated to both of their family’s ge-

In balance
Knowing God without knowing our wretchedness leads to pride. Knowing our
wretchedness without knowing God leads to despair. Knowing Christ give the balance.
- Blaise Pascal
-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc
page 15 September 2017

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
With deepest sympathy we list assume, when we don’t see someone, that they are simply
those members who have passed “vacationing away.” The truth is that some of you are sick and
away in 2017. we are not aware of it.
You can help us by simply letting one of the staff know of your
Norma Boysen situation. We have an excellent support system in place due to
Harry Grider the diligent efforts of our deacons. Help us serve you by com-
Mary Braund municating your situation.
Russ Larson
Cecyl Herguth
Richard Stockwell
Glen Ford
Amy Martinson What’s your calling?
Ann Stavely When you have a sense of calling -
Arlene Olsen whether it’s to be a musician, soloist,
Mary Morris
artist, in one of the technical fields or a
Wendell Hinkley
Norma Shultz
plumber— there is something deep and
Don Young enriching when you realize it isn’t just a
casual choice; it’s a divine-calling. [That’s]
ÂjxÄÄ wÉÇx? g{Éâ zÉÉw tÇw yt|à{yâÄ áxÜätÇà‹A not limited to vocational Christian service,
by any means.
XÇàxÜ à{Éâ |ÇàÉ à{x }Éç by à{ç _ÉÜwAÊ - Charles R. Swindoll
Matthew 25:21
-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc

The deepest hole ever drilled by man is the Kola Super deep
Borehole, in Russia. It reached a depth of 12,261 meters
(about 40,226 feet or 7.62 miles). It was drilled for scientific
Research and gave up some unexpected discoveries, one of which
was a huge deposit of hydrogen - so massive that the mud coming
from the hole was boiling with it.

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

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