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Fountain Hills, AZ May 2018

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

Pastor Ken Brown, Associate Pastor

Do I have any hesitation about going through with this pro-
Will I be Ready and cedure? Not in the least. It is brain surgery, but Dr. Ponce is
Able? literally the best in the world and he has done this proce-
dure so many times that he is hands down, the leading ex-
pert on DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) surgery. So three
My surgery is scheduled for April weeks after surgery, I should be well on my way to a full
26th. So by the time you read this and active recovery.
article, I will be in the process of
recovering from it. Yes, it is brain Am I nervous about having “brain surgery”? Not in the
surgery. But it isn’t rocket science. Yet the question begs to least? I have seen where Parkinson’s Disease takes people
be asked, “Will I be ready and able to preach for Pastor Bill and I have no interest in going there. This is my exit and I
this summer, while he is on his sabbatical?” have my turn signal on and I’m ready to take it. The disease
will continue to progress in my brain (meaning that dopa-
I don’t have any hesitation in saying, “Yes!” By the end of mine will continue to disappear from it). But the neuro-
May I’m convinced that I will feel better than I have felt in stimulation from the current that this medical device will re
five years or more. No more Parkinson’s symptoms and no -introduce into my brain will make the symptoms of Parkin-
more need for medication for that dread disease. I anticipate son’s disappear. I’m ready and willing to make that bar-
being able to walk and hike again like I did for so many gain! Wouldn’t you?
years before Parkinson’s robbed me of that wonderful
hobby. Maybe I’ll even start jogging again. How do you Which leaves only one question remaining? Will I be ready
think I will feel? How would you feel? I’m afraid that to preach Sunday after Sunday this summer while Pastor
“Thrilled!” is understating it by a long shot. Bill is on sabbatical? Yes, I’m sure I will be. I have more
than thirty years of a track record of doing just that and it is
Someone asked me yesterday, “Will you still have your a rhythm and routine I am very familiar with as a result. I
sense of humor after you undergo this surgery?” I asked a love to preach and I intend to enjoy and relish the opportu-
question in return, “Does that mean that you think I have nity this summer. So, unfortunately for you, my dear church
one?” Yes, I don’t anticipate any changes in my personality family, you will be stuck with me all summer. I’ll be having
as a result of this surgery. So, poor Marta. I will still say a great old time and you’ll have to grin and bear it.
punny things that will make her roll her eyes and then
chuckle. As long as I get that chuckle, Marta, I’m gonna’ Ken Brown
keep it up! Fair warning!

I’m thrilled to be able to have this surgery and grateful to The power of Pentecost
God for answering my prayer that I can have it before the
end of April. That way, I have more than 6 weeks to re- Before Pentecost the disciples found it hard to do easy
things; after Pentecost they found it easy to do hard things.
cover strength and agility and adjust to having a fully alert -A.J. Gordon
and active brain again before I will begin this summer’s
preaching regimen. -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 March Income $ 46,718 Budget $ 36,832
Associate Pastor
March Expenses $ 47,273 Budget $ 39,548
Marta Ludwig
Administrative Coordinator
Debbie Fisher Yr to date Income $ 119,111 YTD Budget $ 109,246
Director of Music Ministry
Yr to date Expense $ 119,678 YTD Budget $ 111,748
Dorothy Parris
Caryl Bates
Lynn Medley
Although March income and YTD Income exceed
CHURCH TREASURER Budget, some of the funds were the result of transfer-
Linda Lull ring from restricted accounts into the Income side to
CHURCH SESSION cover extra expenses incurred during this period, such
Class of 2018 as a water leak repair, a new air conditioner for the Fire-
Mary Alice Bivens side Room, a new coffee machine, tree trimming, to
Yvonne Ellingson name a few. Thank you for keeping up your pledges
Jerry Miles and offerings, the church cannot operate and run its
Helen Quigley various programs without your commitments.
Jack Reynolds
Class of 2019 Respectfully,
Maria Berry Linda Lull, Treasurer
John Brockelman
Tim Halchuck
Bob Lull
Terri Schmidt
Carol Skewes
Class of 2020 On the Inside:
Nancy Grahlman Pastor Ken Brown .. .. … … .. .. .. . … .. .. … . … .. .. .. . 1
Joyce Leo Focus on Finance.. .. .. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 2
Kristi Robinson Upcoming Events: .. .. . … .. .. . … .. .. … .. .. . .. ..… . . .. 3
Ron Waldo Men’s Fellowship .. .. .. … .. .. . .. .. . . … .. . .. . … . . . .. 3
Mission Ministry . . … . . . .. .. .. .. . . . .. . . . . … .. . . . . . . 4
Support Our Troops …. . .. .. .. .. .. . .. . .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. . 5
BOARD OF DEACONS Capital Campaign .. .. .. … .. .. . .. .. . . … .. . .. . … . . . .. 5
Moderator: Linda Warren Women’s Ministries .. .. .. …. .. . . . . .. . … .. . . .. . . .. .. .. 6
Class of 2018 Easter Basket “Thank Yous” . .. .. …. .. .. . .... …. .. .. . . . . 7
Mary Martinson Library Footnotes.. … .. …. .…. …. …. …. …. …. …… 8
Elvira Ruiz Palm Sunday photos . . … .. … ……. … .. .. .. … .. . . . . . 9
Bob Titus Last Supper Dramatization .. .. .. .. . … .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. 10
Chris Young Easter 2018 .. .. .. . . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. … .. . .. . . . .. .. .. . . .. 11
Class of 2019 Vacation Bible School .. .. … .. … … . . .. .. .. . .. .. . . . . . . 13
Louise Jones Not Yet a Member? .. .. .. . . . … . … . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 13
Dorothy Rudack Music Ministry .. … … .. .. .. .. …. . . . . .. . . .. . . . . .. . .. 14
Clarence Utter U.S. Military Medallions .. … ….. … .. … .. …. .. . . . . . 14
Nancy Wulfmeier FHPC Foundation.. .. … .. .. . … .. .. . .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . 15
Class of 2020 Facebook. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . .. … .. .. . .. … … . .. .. .. .. . . .. 15
Michele Hasley More Easter Photos .. .. .. .. .. . . . .. . . . . … . . . . . . . .. . . .. 16
Mary Lee Lehrich Member Spotlight...Did you Know? .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . … ... 17
Bonnie Matty Best Rum Cake Ever .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ….. .. ….. .. .. . . . .. . . . 18
Linda Warren Necrology for 2018… .. … .. . . .. … .. … . .. . . .. . . …… 19
May Birthdays . .. ... .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 19
Baptism Laura & Emily Neaton .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . .. .. … . 20
page 3 May 2018

Upcoming Events

Friday evening May 4th
between 4:00 - 7:00 pm
FHPC will host Jim Bob's food truck
in our lower parking lot adjacent to
the Adult Center
serving a 4 piece fish dinner
including fries, hush puppies and
coleslaw to be taken home
or eaten with friends
in the Adult Center.
Water will be available.

There will be no May meeting. Ken Brown will arrange for
two summer meetings on July 7 and August 25.

Our next regular Men’s Fellowship will be the THIRD Satur-
day in October when yours truly returns. Thanks for all your
help this past winter.
Bob Titus
page 5 November 2012
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Mission Ministry

Thursday, May 3, 2018
In 2018, our theme will be Pray for America -
UNITY, based upon Ephesians 4:3 which challenges
The hot weather is here. us to mobilize unified public prayer for America,
Please remember to donate "Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit
cases of water for MANA through the bond of peace."
House – MANA (Marine,
Army, Navy, Air Force) Free food 5:30 to 6:15 PM
which is a shelter in PHX for Prayer Service 6:30 PM
Jack Reynolds, Elder homeless veterans. Please Fountain Park, Fountain Hills, AZ
drop off the cases at the
church offices. Thank you.

A special request from the Food Bank: During the sum-
mer, school students who qualify for the hot lunch pro-
gram during the year may go without a
nutritious meal on any given day.
Hence, their families rely of the EHFB
for assistance. Please be generous
with your food donations into the basket
on Sundays throughout the summer.

We had a great turn out for the Fish Fry to support Pentecost Petals
Extended Hands Food Bank on Friday, April 6. The
truck served 153 meals. We had 16 FHPC volunteers The Pantheon, dedicated in 126 A.D. as the home of
who helped set up the Adult Center, flagged in drivers ancient Roman gods, is now a Catholic basilica. In a
tradition dating back to the seventh century, on Pente-
to the back parking lot, welcomed guests and cleaned
cost Sunday thousands of rose petals are dropped
up. The next Fish Fry will be Friday, May 4. By
through the roof’s opening
addressing certain areas for improvement, guests onto worshipers below. The
should enjoy this event even more. red petals symbolize the Holy
Spirit descending on Jesus’
The Mission Committee has elected to support a cro- disciples, as well as the blood
chet/knitting ministry at Perryville Prison. About 50 Jesus shed on the cross.
women participate to To accomplish this “rose
sew clothing for the rain,” five firefighters climb to
benefit of the PHX Chil- the roof before mass. While the choir sings the ancient
dren’s Hospital and hymn Veni Creator Spiritus (“Come Creator Spirit”),
Palm Valley Senior firefighters empty seven bags of petals through the
Center. Please drop off building’s 27-foot-wide oculus, or eye in the sky.
any new or used yarn Only a fortunate few can witness this spectacular
to the church office and event in person each year, but videos are available
we will have it delivered online.
to the prison. -The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc
In Touch
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Support Our Troops
The Mission Committee is very happy to see many mem-
MISSION PROJECT – bers placing their donations in our new collection box
SUPPORTING OUR VETERANS/TROOPS located in the Narthex. Throughout the year, the signs
may change depending on which Mission project is being
I am still waiting for MANA House to be able to move worked on, but one project that never stops and never
into their new facilities and because of that, they have not changes throughout the entire year is our Mission Project
been able to come to make a pick-up of our large pile of for our Military and Veterans. The other locations for
donated items. They do know that there is a lot of good you to place your donations are the Fellowship Center on
stuff waiting for them and that they will need to bring a the left side as you enter and in the church office.
big truck to haul all of the donations back to MANA
House. They want me to contact them again in 2 weeks to Donna Sims,
hopefully schedule a pick-up date and time. Mission Committee

On March 23rd, a total of 7 boxes of books, magazines and
puzzle books were picked up and delivered to the Vet-
eran’s Hospital/Home in Phoenix. They are always so
grateful for our donations, so please keep on reading.

Capital Campaign
A Capital Campaign Committee has been created by the Session. The Committee has been charged with
the stated purpose of raising funds to significantly reduce the mortgage debt. Reduced expenditure of
funds for the monthly mortgage payment will make funds available for other needs of the Church. If suffi-
cient funds are raised to payoff the mortgage debt, more than $42,000 would be made available every year
to address the infrastructure needs and mission objectives of this Church. In any event, such commitment
of funds will need to be over and above your annual pledge made to support the mission of Fountain Hills
Presbyterian Church.

The Capital Campaign Committee has met for several months in order to organize and plan the process.
The Committee acknowledges that many who have gone before during the last 40+ years have sacrificed
much to make available the facilities we so love and enjoy today.

The Capital Campaign Committee invited the Congregation to a special gathering on April 22 in order to
present the details of the Campaign and to begin the process of receiving pledges of support for the Cam-
paign. We hope everyone will be able to participate in this Campaign to eliminate the mortgage debt and
to establish financial stability so that care of the Church facilities and pursuit of the Church mission may
continue for many years to come.

The members of the Capital Campaign Committee are Maria Berry, Aleyne Larson-Craig, Fred Hansen,
Yvonne Ellingson, Bob Lull, Tim Halchuck, Carol Skewes, Dawn Lau and Art Spalding.
page 7 December 2011
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Women’s Ministries
May 1 1:00 p.m. Women’s Afternoon Circle (Fountain View Village)
May 10 9:00 a.m. Women’s Morning Circle (AC)
May 16 9:30 a.m. Hooked on Books, Home of Carol Hodgson
May 16 12:00 p.m. Out ‘n About Luncheon at the Fireside Grill
May 21 7:00 p.m. Women’s Evening Circle, Home of ???

MORNING CIRCLE The May meeting of the Presbyterian Womens’ Eve-
ning Circle will be held at the home of Maria Berry
Morning Circle will meet at 9 am on Thursday, May 10,
14923 Summit Drive. The meeting will begin at 7PM
in the Adult Center. Please read Chapter 11: Christ-The
with Louise Jones as co hostess.
Cornerstone, Psalm 118 in our guide Christ in the Psalms.
The Bible Study will be lesson 9 of the Horizons Bible
For information call Monique Reynolds 336-382-8733.
Study Book “Cloud of Witnesses. This lesson is title
“In Community with all the Saints”. This will finish
this study with an emphasis on the great “cloud of wit-
nesses” from the past and present who show us how to
Good News! Our ladies will continue to meet the first live in faith and who support us in that faithful living.
Tuesday of the month throughout the summer. Mark your
calendars for Tuesdays May 1, June 5, July 3, & August This will be the final meeting for the year. We will
7. Join us at Fountain View Village in the Assisted Liv- begin again in September. Planned summer get to-
ing Activity Room at 1:00 PM. gethers are a potluck in June and our annual lunch and
movie day in August.
We will continue our study of Christ in the Psalms
(chapters 16, 22, 23, & 40) by Stonecroft with a devo- The Bible study for next year has not been selected
tional, hymn-singing, and a fun, group activity guaran- and will be announced as soon as the decision is made
teed. We want you! God wants at the April 16 meeting. For more information, please
you! Give us your time. Jane contact Circle Chair Judy Irvin at 480-215-0827.
Allen 907-538-3223
If you need directions to this meeting or need a ride,
please contact Maria at 480-836-2424.

Out ’n About—Out to Lunch HOOKED ON BOOKS
Out n' About will be going to The Saddle Bronc on Hooked on Books will be meeting on Wednesday, May 16th
May 16th at noon. The address is 11056 N. Sagurao in the Fireside Room at 9:30 A.M. This will be our last
Blvd. meeting until Wednesday, September 19th. We will have
our usual sharing of books that we have read, and we can
Contact Nancy Wulf- discuss books we have read and enjoyed that we can recom-
meier for questions or mend for summer reading, plus men-
tion books we hope to read during
reservations - 480-837
this time.
For further information, please call
Elsie Hoffarber, 480-837-4518 or
Carol Fuls, 480-836-2346.
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Easter Basket “Thank Yous”

Thank you to all who participated in the Easter Baskets for Devereux!
In Touch page 8

Library Footnotes
“As Glenn Sees It!: A Brief History of Fountain Hills gregational dinner, which was held at the (Catholic)
Presbyterian Church” Church of the Ascension. The meal was prepared
By Glenn A. Atchinson and served by members of Shepherd of the Hills
Review by Carol Skewes Lutheran Church. This set the stage for the won-
derful relationship we still share with our neighbor-
I first came across our founding pastor’s booklet, “As ing churches.
Glenn Sees It!”, in a meeting of our current Capital
Campaign. It was presented to the com- Through loans and generous gifts
mittee as a retrospect of our church so over the years (a piano, organ,
we could get a good idea of what it took monies and even an oil well!), the
to be who we are today. I found the property and buildings we all still
booklet to be full of wonderful stories enjoy became a reality.
about faith, generosity, grit and risk.
Glenn talks about the style and tra-
The first worship service was held in ditions of FHPC. While the church
Little John’s Bar on March 31, 1974, holds on to many traditions, it has
with 60 people in attendance. They sat always had a style of its own. “I
around tables in the bar as Glenn was a traditionalist when I came
preached the Word of God from a bar- here”, says Glenn. “But listening to
stool. Glenn says, “Starting in such a the people who moved to Fountain
place set the character of our congrega- Hills and to this church I learned
tion. Those who were too uptight to that this would not be meaningful. I
worship God didn’t come. Those who did not intend to create a style. The
came were folks free enough in their style evolved out of seeking to be
faith to worship anywhere! The style of meaningful and relevant, creating
a people free, open and accepting continues to be the each service or event to touch lives in the here and
character of this congregation.” now.”

Six months later, the congregation had already out- You can find a copy of “As Glenn Sees It!” in the
grown Little John’s and a new meeting place was se- church office and in the church library.
cured. When the church was chartered in December
1974, there was $616.91 in the General Fund and
$198.21 in a Building Fund.

In 1981 a building campaign was kicked off with a con-

Finding Meaning in Surrender

Swedish diplomat Dag Hammarskjold, the second secretary-general of the United Nations, was known for his
Christian faith and his efforts as a peacemaker. He received the Nobel Peace Prize posthumously after dying in a plane
crash in Africa en route negotiate a cease-fire.
In Markings, his published diary, Hammarskjold wrote not of his illustrious career but of his conversations with
God. He expressed concern about finding meaning in life and living a life filled with meaning. On Pentecost in 1961 (just
months before he died), Hammarskjold wrote: “But at some moment I did answer Yes to Someone—or Something—and
from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life, in self-surrender, had a goal.”

-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc
page 9 May 2018

Palm Sunday

Celebration Singers

Pastor Ken

Jim Landau, Debbie Fisher and Roy Nickel
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Last Supper Dramatiztion
page 11 May 2018

Easter 2018
In Touch page 12

Easter 2018

Hilltop Hospitality
page 13 May 2018

Christian Formation
From Bonnie Hollabaugh... be a lot of things that need to be done, so we will have some-
Hello, church family! I write this article with a few different thing for everyone to do who wants to help. VBS is for me,
thoughts in mind. First off, I would like to extend my sincere thanks one of the most special times of the year. I have often said that
to all of you who have asked me about my recent job change. As I feel that the adults get just as much out of VBS as the kids
many of you know, I am no longer at Fountain View Village. I have do. It really is a beautiful thing to watch kids come together
joined the team at Benson Systems in Gilbert, as the Human Re- and learn about Jesus. No matter what home church these kids
sources Administrator. I will be responsible for all payroll activities attend, hearing the word of God and opening those doors to
as well as dealing with any personnel concerns. After 9½ years at them can only be a blessing. The number of un-churched peo-
Fountain View, it was a tough decision, but I feel that I made the ple continues to grow, and for many of these kids, this may be
right choice in making the change. I have gone from a two-block the only time that they hear about the wonderful things that
commute to about a 35-minute drive, but it gives me a chance to Jesus can do.
listen to some new books, and it’s really a very easy drive to
make. Again, thanks for all of your thoughts, prayers and well The theme this year for VBS is “Shipwrecked” and focuses on
wishes throughout that process. Many of you have asked me about things that every kid (and every adult, for that matter) has to
how things were going, and I truly appreciate your concern. deal with a some point. Whether you are lonely, worried,
struggling, make a mistake or feel powerless…Jesus rescues.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me at 480-886-
6761 (new phone number) or Thank you
in advance for making the VBS process a success!

Walk the Walk

Do you rush, push, shout and become generally
unpleasant on Sunday mornings? Do you complain about
church? Are you irregular in your attendance? Are you
This brings me to my second topic: Vacation Bible School is over-conscientious about matters that are not really impor-
being held from June 4th through 8th. It will be on the church tant?
grounds from 9:00 to noon each day. With my job change, we are Do you always criticize the pastor, the choir, the
going to need a lot of help - before, during, and after VBS. I am not length of services and the usher crew? Then don’t be sur-
able to take the amount of time off for set up as I was able to in the prised if your children grow up to look at Sundays as the
past, so that is going to mean that our time for those activities is worst day of the week.
going to be greatly diminished. I am fortunate to have Kristi Robin-
son with me this year, so we are able to focus on various areas of -Karen Burton Mains, author of Making Sunday Special
VBS, without one person (ME) having to put the entire process
squarely on my shoulders. Decoration dates and times will be pub- -The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc
lished in The Weekly, as well as in upcoming bulletins. There will

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 Yvonne Ellingson at 480-471-1027 or
Nancy Grahlman at 480-404-6039 or call the church office at 480-837-1763.
Nancy Grahlman Yvonne Ellingson
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Music Ministry
What an amazing time Good stuff!
in our Music Ministry April "I lift up mine eyes to the hills, from where will my help
was. Our beautiful Easter come? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven
service was so heartfelt, and and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; He who
it just felt great to worship keeps you will not slumber. He who keeps Israel will
here. The musicians of our neither slumber nor sleep.
church played and sang so The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at Your
well, and our church was so right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the
welcoming to all who came moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil, He
to experience resurrection. will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out
It is a documented event, and your coming in from this time forth, and for ever-
that still provokes thought more."
2000 years later. The mes- Psalm 121
Debbie Fisher, Director of Music
sage through music is in-
spirational, truthful and so poetic: Deborah Fisher
Director of Music Ministries
"...risen today...holy day...upon the cross...redeem our
loss..let us sing...heavenly King...cross and
grave...redeem and save...God His
love...heavenly host...Holy Ghost.”

Find Your Wings

It’s only for a moment you are mine to hold.
U.S. Military Medallions The plans that heaven has for you will all too soon unfold.
for our Veterans So many different prayers I’ll pray for all that you might
for our Columbarium niches are now available. do. But most of all I’ll want to know you’re walking in the
Please call or stop by the church office for more truth. And if I never told you, I want you to know as I
watch you grow.
I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams.
And that faith gives you the courage to dare to do great
things. I’m here for you whatever this life brings. So let
my love give you roots and help you find your wings.
May passion be the wind that leads you through you days.
And may conviction keep you strong, guide you on your
way. May there be any moments that make your life so
sweet. Oh, but more than memories.

It’s not living if you don’t reach for the sky.
I’ll have tears as you take off,
but I’ll cheer as you fly.

The Giver
It is beyond the realm of possibilities that one has the ability to out-give God. Even if I give the whole of my
worth to Him, He will find a way to give back to me much more than I give.
-Charles Spurgeon
-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc
page 15 May 2018

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

“To those who have moved on to
the Kingdom of God and left their charita-
ble mark and final testimony of faith and
value to the Fountain Hills Presbyterian

The Foundation pays tribute to the
Legacy members of the Foundation who
have passed.
The memorial plaque hangs in the
Fireside Room on the left wall as you en-
ter the room. It is there for your viewing.
If you are interested in learning about the Foundation, have
a question or comment, feel free to contact a Board of Trustee

Foundation Board of Trustees

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


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Easter 2018
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Member Spotlight …. Did you know?
group of us were finally able to convince the rest of the board
My name is Phyliss we should own rather than rent. That building was paid off in
Lavonne Kern and I full six years later. The third achievement was that I was one
grew up in a community of three who got now President Donald Trump to visit Foun-
south of Owatonna, Min- tain Hills in March of 2016. My original thought was to try
nesota called Hope. In and rent the portable stage to the Trump campaign. Because
1962 my family built a of security reasons the Secret Service had their own stage.
home in Medford, Min-
nesota where I graduated My life changing moment—I had an overhead grain bin with
from Medford High 1700 bushels of corn fall on me. To this day I can still feel
School in 1965. God’s hand guiding me to a safe place. When I got out all I
had was a little tear in my jeans. I felt the force of a higher
I have 3 older brothers power and my guardian angel was at work!
and 2 younger sisters.
Both my parents have My best advice I give people is to look in the mirror and take
passed away. care of that person first. Not to be egotistical, but when you
are happy, your family, friends and co-workers are happy too.
I met Jerry Kern in 1965 The most influential person in my life was my Grandmother
Phyliss Kern and he had just come back Jennie Hanson. I spent a lot of summers with her and she was
from the Peace Corps. just one grand lady.
Two classmates and myself married Kern boys.
My best advice to people is two-fold. One, “This too shall
In 1978 we rented a furnished home and put our two chil- pass” and second, “God doesn’t give you more than you can
dren (Brad and Lisa) into school in Fountain Hills. We handle.” Usually everything works out for the best.
started attending Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church at that
time with Pastor Glenn Atchinson. The services used to be The most embarrassing moment must be the time I showed
held in a building behind Hao Restaurant. up at an “informal marriage vow renewal” for a fellow
Realtor and realized their idea of informal and mine was very
My first real job was working for a grocery store called different. Women were wearing gowns, men in tuxedos,
Piggly Wiggly as a cashier in the produce department. This Rabbi in full dress, and then me in a very casual blue outfit. I
was in my junior year in high school. I got my real estate literally think of this every time I get dressed for an event.
license in 1983 and this has been my favorite occupation. I My take away—always dress nicer than you think necessary!
have always loved helping people and I found out being a
Realtor/Broker that real estate is 75% psychology and 20% I enjoy the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church for numerous
social work and 5% real estate! No two days are ever the reasons. I really enjoy the choir and the music. Secondly,
same. everyone is usually very friendly and cordial.
When I think back on some major accomplishments, I can In conclusion I would say I have been very fortunate and
think of three things. In 1978 when corn ethanol was devel- blessed. I have traveled far and wide. I have good friends that
oped, a group of farmers wanted to possibly build a plant I can count on and I raised a wonderful family, and thank-
and I was able to get ADM Grain (from Decatur, Illinois) to fully they all reside nearby.
allow us to tour their facility. My second largest achieve-
ment was putting the current Chamber of Commerce build- Life is good!
ing together. At that time, they had $225K in savings and a

Thanks, Mom!
At his graduation, a young man tasked with giving a speech began reading from some notes. “I want to talk about
my mother and the wonderful influence she had on my life,” he said. “She’s a shining example of parenthood, and I
love her more than words can ever do justice..”
The graduate then paused, appeared to struggle a moment and looked up at the audience with a mischievous
smile. “It’s really hard to read my mom’s handwriting,” he said.
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In Touch page 18


1 or 2 qt. rum 1 tsp. soda
1 c. butter Lemon juice
1 tsp. sugar Brown sugar
2 large eggs Nuts
1 c dried fruit Baking powder

Before you start, sample the rum to check for quality (good, isn't it?). Now go ahead.
Select a large mixing bowl, measuring cup, etc. Check the rum again. It must be just right. To be
sure rum is of the highest quality, pour 1 level cup of rum into a glass and drink it as fast as you
can. Repeat.

With an electric mixer, beat 1 cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add 1 seaspoon on thugar
and beat again. Meanwhile, make sure that the rum is of the finest quality. Try another cup. Open
second quart of necessary. Add 2 arge leggs, 2 cups fried druit and beat till high. If druit gets stuck
in beaters, just pru it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the rum again, checking for tonscisticity.

Next, sift 3 cups peppar or salt (it really dosen't matter which). Sample the rum again.
Sift 1/2 pint of lemon juice. Fold in chipped butter and stained nuts. Add 1 babblespoon of brown
thugar, ior whatever color you can find. Wix mel. Grease oven and turn cake pan to 350 gredees.
Now pour the whole mess into the coven and ake. Check the rum agan and go to bed.

Carol Reynolds, Hibbing, MN
Submitted by Debbie Fisher

This is my spot...and I am not moving! So there… submitted by Helen Roesch
page 19 May 2018

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 2018. we are not aware of it.
You can help us by simply letting one of the staff know of your
Roger Essenburg situation. We have an excellent support system in place due to
Toni Patterson the diligent efforts of our deacons. Help us serve you by com-
Joan Larson municating your situation.

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So comfortable!

05/01 Phyliss Kern 05/13 Kurt Augustine 05/22 Gail Botsford
05/01 Charles Matty 05/14 Bonnie Hollabaugh 05/22 Summer Jones
05/02 Mike Owens 05/16 James Stewart 05/23 Mary Alice Bivens
05/03 Claire Cartmell 05/17 Matt Botsford 05/25 Peggy Kurkjian
05/05 Lois Medley 05/17 Beverly Watters 05/27 Leah Carillo
05/08 Eloise Robinson 05/18 Bobbie Dangremond 05/27 Linda Covault
05/09 Michele Sivets 05/19 Michael Stanton 05/27 Anabelle Good
05/10 Bob Lull 05/20 June Shaffer 05/28 Patsy Knoy
05/12 Aurora Robinson 05/30 Christine Young
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 Editor, Marta Ludwig; Proof Readers: Phyllis Rapp & Helen Roesch; Staff Pho-
tographers: Gary Oakeson & Michele Hasley;

Baptism of Laura & Emily Neaton with parents, Alex and Amanda
Pastor Bill and Kristi Robinson

Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church
13001 Fountain Hills Blvd. - Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Phone - (480) 837-1763 Fax - (480) 837-1729 Office E-Mail Address:
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Pastor/Head of Staff: Rev Bill Good email: cell phone: 480-329-8090