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FOUNTAIN HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

IN TOUCH
Fountain Hills, AZ August 2018

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

Kristi Robinson, Elder

VBS 2018 learned so much through her experience and leader-
ship. We complement one another well and enjoyed
Shipwrecked VBS working together.
2018 is in the
books! With the When you worry…
help of 36+ staff This summer’s VBS dates were about 6 week earlier
and volunteers we than we have ever held the program and only one
served 40 children, week after I wrapped up the 2017-18 school year. We
ages 3 months - 12 worried about having enough time to prepare and hav-
years. For 5 days, ing volunteers available to help. So, we prayed and
40 children and we trusted.
their adult helpers
began and ended the day praising God; prayed for When you struggle...
and gave to others in need; and heard God’s word Our church is full of servant-hearted individuals. The
and looked for God sightings. I feel so blessed to supplies we needed were provided and the hands we
have been part of it all and in a new and challenging needed for many tasks were offered, but we strug-
capacity. gled, initially, to find enough volunteers to help as sta-
tion leaders and crew leaders - the positions that work
In past summers I have participated in VBS by serving most directly with the kids.
in the nursery and twice as a crew leader. Outside of
VBS, I’ve taught teenagers for 10 years and have par- When you do wrong…
ented for 5 years. There were times before and during the program, that
our focus on one or more urgent needs caused us to
These positions did little to prepare me for my role, overlooked others. A time or two our communication
this summer, as assistant VBS director and I am so or leadership was lacking.
very glad that I was only the assistant! Strong crew
leaders are essential for a successful program, but the Continued on page 3...
position requires very little preparation or time outside
of the actual week of VBS. As a teacher and a parent, SUMMER HOURS
I’ve learned to manage children and teenagers, to SUNDAY SERVICES
plan, to prepare, to improvise and roll with the One service only at 10:00 AM
punches - but I’ve never had to manage adults or In the Sanctuary
keep so many separate components and locations in May 27 to Sept 2
mind as I prepared.
Church Office will be closed
When you are lonely… On Fridays
I can’t say that I felt lonely during this process, but I June-July-August
also can’t imagine serving as director alone. Bonnie Office hours:
Hollabaugh is an amazing VBS director - I have 8am to 2pm
In Touch page 2

OUR CHURCH STAFF Focus on Finance
Rev. Bill Good
Pastor/Head of Staff
Pastor Ken Brown June Income $ 32,957 Budget $ 34,157
Associate Pastor
June Expenses $ 36,665 Budget $ 37,900
Marta Ludwig
Administrative Coordinator
Debbie Fisher Yr to date Income $ 239,506 YTD Budget $ 213,270
Director of Music Ministry
Yr to date Expense $ 238,596 YTD Budget $ 222,026
Dorothy Parris
Pianist
Caryl Bates
Organist
Lynn Medley
Custodian
Although June income and YTD Income exceed
CHURCH TREASURER Budget, a total of $23,000 was transferred from Re-
Linda Lull stricted accounts earlier this year to cover the extra
expenses we have incurred to cover repairs and main-
CHURCH SESSION tenance. With an aging campus, we may see addi-
Class of 2018 tional repairs and maintenance required.
Mary Alice Bivens Thank you for keeping up your pledges and offer-
Yvonne Ellingson ings, the church cannot operate and run its various
Jerry Miles programs without your commitments.
Helen Quigley
Jack Reynolds Respectfully,
Class of 2019 Linda Lull, Treasurer
Maria Berry
John Brockelman
Tim Halchuck
Bob Lull
Terri Schmidt
Carol Skewes On the Inside:
Class of 2020
Joyce Leo
Kristi Robinson Kristi Robinson, Elder Christian Formation.. .. … … .. .. .. 1
Ron Waldo Focus on Finance.. .. .. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. 2
Upcoming Events: .. .. . … .. .. . … .. .. … .. .. . .. ..… . . .. . 3
Mission Ministry . . … . . . .. .. .. .. . . . .. . . . . … .. . . . . . . .. 4
BOARD OF DEACONS Do You have a Story to Tell? .. .. .. .. . .. . .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. 5
Moderator: Linda Warren Capital Campaign . .. . …. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . .. … .. …… . . .. . 5
Class of 2018 Women’s Ministry .. .. .. …. .. . . . . .. . … .. . . .. . . .. .. .. . 6
Mary Martinson Library Footnotes . … .. .. .. . . .. …. .. .. . .... …. .. .. . . . . .. 7
Elvira Ruiz VBS 2018 .. .. . . .. . . … .. … ……. … .. .. .. … .. . . . . . 8
Bob Titus Not Yet a Member?.. .. .. .. .. . . . .. .. . .. .. . . .. . .. …… .. . . 11
Chris Young Columbarium . .. .. .. .. . .. . .. . .. . . . . . . . .. . .. .. . . .. .. .. . 12
Class of 2019 Circle of Honor for Veteran Bates. .. .. .. . .. .. … .. … … . . 13
Louise Jones Music Ministry .. … … .. .. .. .. …. . . . . .. . . .. . . . . .. . .. 14
Dorothy Rudack U.S. Military Medallions .. … ….. … .. … .. …. .. . . . . . 14
Clarence Utter FHPC Foundation.. .. … .. .. . … .. .. . .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . 15
Nancy Wulfmeier Facebook. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . .. … .. .. . .. … … . .. .. .. .. . . .. 15
Class of 2020 New Member .. .. .. . . . .. . . . . … . . . . . . . .. . . .. .. .. .. . .. 16
Michele Hasley Member Spotlight...Did you Know? .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . … ... 17
Mary Lee Lehrich Necrology for 2018… .. … .. . . .. … .. … . .. . . .. . . …… 19
Bonnie Matty August Birthdays . .. ... .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 19
Linda Warren VBS 2018 .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . .. .. … … . . .. . . . . . . 20

****** People who laugh a lot are healthier than those who don’t.
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Upcoming Events

MENS FELLOWSHIP
Pastor Ken Brown has arranged a breakfast meeting August
25 at Phil’s Filling Station back room at 16852 E Parkview
Ave in Fountain Hills.
All men are invited.

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES
Morning Circle will resume meetings on Thursday, September 13 at 9 am in the
Adult Center. This year we will be studying Parables by John MacArthur. There is a compan-
ion workbook and both are available from Amazon and other sites on the Web. Please read
the Introduction and Chapter 1 in the book and then proceed to the workbook and continue
the study in depth in its corresponding chapter. Do what you can and join us as we explore
Jesus’s parables “word pictures with profound spiritual lessons”. For more information call
Monique Reynolds 336-382-8733.

VBS 2018 Continued from page 1

When you’re powerless… gram. We grew through the experience and wit-
As we prepared, there were times that we really felt nessed growth in others, kids and adults alike.
what seemed to be spiritual warfare. Some of our po-
tential volunteers were experiencing serious life- God placed just the right people, with just the right
changing events. For some, these changes simply gifts where they were needed and when they were
made volunteering more challenging, but for others it needed. He was at work through each person in-
made it impossible. volved and I feel privileged to have witnessed it.

Jesus rescues! We’re already recruiting volunteers for Roar VBS
We began and ended each work session in prayer. We 2019! God knows who He will call and how they will
tried to remember to responded to each little emer- serve.
gency that popped up by seeking the Lord’s guid- - Kristi Robinson
ance. He provided. By 3:00 PM the Friday before VBS
we had enough volunteers to safely run the pro- Enjoy our VBS photos on pages 8-9-10-11+20
page 5 November 2012
In Touch page 4

Mission Ministry
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!
Summer is now upon us and this is a gentle reminder that if you
have not done so yet, there is still time for you to be part of our
annual Mission Summer Project of collecting donated short-
WATER – WATER - sleeved t-shirts for our Veterans. Large and extra-large t-shirts are
WATER - Please remem- needed the most and can be of any color.
ber to continue to donate On June 15, thanks to a very large donation from a mem-
cases of water for MANA ber of our community, several members of the Mission Committee
House – MANA (Marine, separated and boxed the donations which were then picked up by
Army, Navy, Air Force) the Streets of Joy located in Mesa and Sunshine Acres also located
which is a shelter in PHX in Mesa. I spoke with the lady and thanked her very much for her
for homeless veterans. more than generous donations and that they had already been dis-
During June and to date tributed. (see picture below).
Jack Reynolds, Elder in July we have collected On July 2, a delivery of 12 boxes of magazines, books,
38 cases. In May we re- calendars, DVD’s, puzzle books, etc., were delivered to the Veter-
ceived 49 cases for an impressive total of 87 cases. ans Hospital/Home. They are always so pleased to receive items
Let’s keep the momentum going for the rest of the sum- such as these.
mer. Please drop off cases at the church office. If it is On July 6th, I was part of a special meeting regarding vet-
not convenient to donate cases of water and you'd still erans and the homeless. Representatives from several of our local
like to help the vets, please put a check in the Sunday veteran’s groups were also in attendance. I am hoping to have the
basket or drop one off at the church office and write in speaker make a presentation at one of our Mission Committee
the memo line "water for vets." The Mission Committee meetings within the next few months. Hopefully, a delivery of all
will purchase the water and get it delivered to MANA collected clothing from the past several months will be made to
House. Thank you. MANA House. Final plans are now being made.
The Mission Committee is very happy to see many mem-
Even though school is starting and bers placing their donations in our new collection box located in
lunches are served for the students, Ex- the Narthex. Throughout the year, the signs may change depend-
tended Hands Food Bank continues to ing on which Mission project is being worked on, but the one pro-
need donations. Their supplies are de- ject that never stops and never changes throughout the entire year
pleted and they are counting on our gen- is our Mission Project for our Military and Veterans. The other
erosity to meet their needs. Please be generous with locations for you to place your donations are the Fellowship Cen-
your food donations into the shopping cart on Sundays ter on the left side as you enter and in the Church office. Gently
as well as emptying your pocket change into the Pennies used clothing,
For Hunger buckets you see around the church campus. bedding, small
household items,
We are once again, collecting school supplies during books, maga-
July and August. School starts August 6th but we will zines, CD’s,
deliver the collected supplies throughout the month. DVD’s, puzzle
The supplies we are collecting are: spiral writing tab- books and toilet-
ries are always
lets, #2 lead pencils, erasers, crayons, Elmers glue
needed. An up-
sticks, colored pencils, and boxes to-date flyer re-
of Kleenex. This has been a project garding informa-
we have taken on for several years tion on needed
because there are many children items should now
that cannot afford these items and be attached to the
the schools do not provide for Vet’s container Jane Allen and Donna Sims
in the Narthex.
them. We want to say “Thank If you should
You” for helping us with this pro- have any questions, just ask me. Thank you again for remember-
ject again this year. ing our Veterans and Troops.

Donna Sims, Mission Committee
In Touch
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DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL?
We’d love to hear it! Our Stewardship Committee will be assembling your short stories (each 250 words or less)
of Grace, Gratitude, and Generosity in a booklet for distribution to our congregation. You might consider writing
about:

• How God has enriched your life and your response to Him
• A circumstance or person who has influenced you to give to others and your church.
• What about your church has blessed you
• Why you give your time, talent and treasure to FHPC
• What you have done for others that impacted their life and yours
• An incident when someone has graced you with their generosity
• How being grateful for your blessings changes your outlook on life
• Anything else that falls in the categories of Grace, Gratitude and Generosity

Finish the story with a short one or two-sentence prayer about the topic.

Please prayerfully consider this opportunity and contact Carol Skewes at cskewes@cox.net or 480-292-9021 to
let her know you would like your words to be included in this booklet.

Capital Campaign
Through early July, 68 pledges and commitments have been made to the Miracle of Sharing Capital Cam-
paign. These pledges and commitments now total $315,580. Total receipts are $59,054. Summer is always a
time to slow down and hibernate. Unlike bears who hibernate from the winter cold, Arizonans hibernate from the
summer heat. With the coming of fall, the Capital Campaign Committee
hopes to see renewed vigor and additional pledges from those members
of the congregation who have hesitated to make a commitment. We un-
derstand that some are hesitant for a wide variety reasons. It is still the
goal to receive sufficient funds to pay off the debt of the Church by De-
cember 31, 2020. A major purpose of this Campaign is to reduce or
eliminate the monthly payment on the debt so that funds will be available
for other church purposes, with buildings and grounds maintenance and
repair being the primary need. As contributions are received, they are
applied as additional principal payments each month. Every three
months, the monthly payment amount is reduced based on these addi-
tional principal payments. The difference between the original monthly
payment and the current monthly payment is allocated each month to a
maintenance and repair reserve account. If you desire any additional in-
formation, please do not hesitate to contact one of the committee mem-
bers.
Capital Campaign Committee
Art Spalding, Chair Yvonne Ellingson
Fred Hansen Tim Halchuck
Aleyne Larsen-Craig Dawn Lau
Bob Lull Carol Skewes
Maria Berry
Miracle of Sharing
page 7 December 2011
In Touch page 6

Women’s Ministry
Meet the Evening Circle of Presbyterian Women
The smiling faces in this picture are the faithful members of
the Evening Circle at FHPC. We meet on the third Monday
of the month from September through May. All meetings
begin at 7PM at the home of Maria Berry. Our Circle Leader
is Judy Irvin who also leads each Bible Study lesson.
We have annual social traditions for fellowship and fun that
we all look forward to each year. In December our tradi-
tional meeting is changed to a Christmas potluck at the home
of Donna Yordy with Mary Alice Bivens as our Bible Study
leader. Donna is Ms. Christmas and goes all out in creating a
beautiful place to host us for the celebration. We have
adopted Mary Alice from the Morning Circle to once a year
share her knowledge and expertise with us. She will work for
food and we enjoy having her with us.
In June we have a potluck supper to just celebrate a good year
and have a good old girl gab fest with food and laughter.
In late summer, August or early September, we have a lunch
and movie day on Sunday after church. This year instead of a
movie we will be going as a group to see “Godspell” at the
local Fountain Hills Theatre. If any lady from the church
would like to join us, you are welcome as long as there are Seated: Linda Warren, Jen Young, Louise Jones, Peg Inglis Standing:
tickets from our block available. Please call Linda Capron at Evelyn Hrunek, Linda Capron, Donna Yordy, Judy Irvin, Chris Young,
480-699-2946 if you are interested. The tickets are $25 each Barbara Oakeson, Althea Halchuck and Maria Berry
and must be paid in advance.
Our Mission project is the adoption of a young lady in Haiti which will be from the Horizons Bible Study “God’s Promise – I am with
through the Free the Kids program. Our sponsorship helps to you” authored by Amy Poling Sutherlin. Three of our members attended the
pay for her to live and go to school at ESPWA. See the June/ Bible Study overview last Spring and felt that it would be a great study for the
July issue of In Touch to read about her and our relationship year. The study will focus on God’s actual articulation of his promise. We
with her. We are proud to be her sponsor and to give her an will see anew that God offered these words of profound comfort and commit-
opportunity to live comfortably and receive an education to ment to individuals and communities from the time of the patriarchs to that of
better her future. the prophets; from the judges to the kings; before, during and after the exile;
You can see our members ushering, working in the kitchen on into the New Testament and beyond, to the end of the age.
Sunday mornings, singing in the choir and serving as mem- We look forward to another good year. If you have questions or need more
bers of various committees in the life of the church. We are information, please contact Judy at 480-215-0827. We always have upcom-
active and productive and enjoy our long time friendships. ing meetings and events in the monthly “In Touch”, the email “Weekly” and
We are a growing circle and have received the blessing of 3
new members in the last year but always have room for one the Sunday church bulletins the week before the meeting or event. All guests
more. Maria just keeps finding more chairs. are warmly welcomed.
We have selected the Bible Study for the 2018-2019 year

Ladies Out ‘n About luncheon at their June meeting. Seated: Susie McCready,
Out ’n About—Out to Lunch Edee Grider, Nancy Saine, Evelyn Hrunek and Ruby Pearson. Standing: Nancy
Wulfmeier, Joyce Leo, Mary Wernecke and Melissa Fast.
The August meeting of Out n' About will be
Wednesday the
15th at noon. Our
church chef
Arlene Stewart is
making a deli-
cious lunch for
us to be served
in the church
Fellowship Hall. This should be fun for eve-
ryone, so sign up early with Nancy Wulf-
meier at 480-837-3021. A donation will be
requested.
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Library Footnotes
Quilts From Heaven, Lucinda Secrest McDowell

Who of us has not snuggled under a Grandmother’s quilt and felt the love of the hands that sewed the scraps of fabric together
into a thing of beauty, as well as the warmth it provided?

Author Lucinda Secrest McDowell is a quilting hobbyist, a Seminary graduate, an inspirational
speaker and writer. She sees each moment in life as a piece of quilt that God weaves together to make
a glorious work of art. She recognizes threads of faithfulness, stitches filled with love, and the lining
of His grace while assembling her own patchwork of Scripture, testimony, and heartwarming stories.

McDowell has chosen sixteen familiar quilt patterns to write about. As we learn a bit about how these
patterns happened to be designed, they are then compared to God’s intricate work in every person’s
life.

Nothing is ever wasted. Anything torn can be mended. Just as with quilters,
God truly can make something beautiful from the scraps of our lives.

Can you visualize the quilt that expresses your life?

Vivian Virden

A repeat from several years ago! Too good not to repeat.

THE YEAR IS 1915

• Sugar cost four cents a pound.
• Eggs were fourteen cents for a dozen.
• Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
• Most women only washed their hair once a month. They used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
• Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.
• The five leading causes of death were: Pneumonia and influenza, Tuberculosis, Diarrhea, Heart Disease and stroke.
• The American flag had 45 stars.
• The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was only 30.
• Crossword puzzles, canned beer and iced tea hadn’t been invented yet.
• There was neither a Mother’s Day nor a Father’s Day.
• Two out of every 10 adults could not read or write.
• Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated high school.
• Marijuana, heroin and morphine were all available over the counter at local drugstores.
Back then pharmacist said, “Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the
stomach, bowels and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health!”
• Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
• And last, there were about 230 reported murders in the entire United States!

It is impossible to imagine what it will be like in an other 100 years!!
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VBS 2018...Shipwrecked

VBS Rogues Gallery: Pastor Bill Danielle Gebbie Bonnie Hollabaugh

Getting soaked

Debbie Fisher & Bonnie Hollabaugh

Pastor Bill & Debbie
Fisher in opening skit

Aurora and Emily, our
youngest participants
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VBS 2018… Shipwrecked
In Touch page 10

VBS 2018... Shipwrecked
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Christian Formation...VBS

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 be-
come 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.

Yvonne Ellingson
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Columbarium
Our Columbarium Trustees under the leadership of
Althea Halchuck have upgraded the fountain in the
Columbarium. Stop by and check it out.

1.Original water feature
2. work in progress
3. work in progress
4. New three tower fountain complete

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Circle of Honor

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Jim Bates’ Celebration of Life
service was held on July 11. The
family requested the Patriot
Guard Riders to hold a Circle of
Honor for Jim, a Marine Vet-
eran. Attendees listened to Lee
Greenwood’s God Bless the
USA besides several speeches
and poems.

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God Bless the USA And defend Her still today And I won't forget the men who died
'Cause there ain't no doubt Who gave that right to me
If tomorrow all the things were gone I love this land And I'd gladly stand up next to you
I worked for all my life God Bless the U.S.A. And defend Her still today
And I had to start again 'Cause there ain't no doubt
With just my children and my wife From the lakes of Minnesota I love this land
To the hills of Tennessee God Bless the U.S.A.
I thank my lucky stars Across the plains of Texas
To be living here today From sea to shining sea And I'm proud to be an American
'Cause the flag still stands for freedom Where at least I know I'm free
And they can't take that away From Detroit down to Houston And I won't forget the men who died
And New York to L.A. Who gave that right to me
And I'm proud to be an American Where's pride in every American heart And I'd gladly stand up next to you
Where at least I know I'm free And it's time we stand and say And defend Her still today
And I won't forget the men who died 'Cause there ain't no doubt
Who gave that right to me That I'm proud to be an American I love this land
And I'd gladly stand up next to you Where at least I know I'm free God Bless the U.S.A.
In Touch page 14

Music Ministry
I hope everyone is hav- ings like no other, unless we are speaking of being in
ing a wonderful summer, and God's love, now THAT is a real influence. We know
for those of you traveling, that music and prayer go hand in hand. Consider Paul and
you have great experiences eve- Silas as they were praying and singing hymns to God as
rywhere you go! the prisoners were listening! As it is said in James 5:13
Our worship services "Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any-
are just wonderful! I love to see one cheerful? Let him sing praise."
everyone filling the Sanctuary!
The musicians are doing such a "Sing to God, sing praises to His name; lift up a song to
variety of music, and we love to him who rides through the deserts; His name is the Lord;
hear it all! Good job, folks! exult before Him!”
The Wednesday kids Psalm 68:4
are still in session. We sing,
we eat and talk a bit, and there Deborah Fisher
is a lot of movement and dance, Director of Music Ministries
Debbie Fisher, Director of Music even with parents joining with
us in the fun! Music is such a
mysteriously engaging activity! It manages to influence feel-

Prayer from the heart

John Bunyan said, “In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without
heart.” A story told by a 19th century Jewish rabbi shares the same idea:

A disheveled old man entered a synagogue for the first time. Not realizing he was holding the
prayer book upside down, he tried to follow the congregation’s singing, but his words were incorrect.
Finally, he simply looked toward heaven, repeating one Hebrew word over and over.
After worship, some people complained to the rabbi, “Why didn’t you ask him to leave?” He
replied, “That man said more to God with his one word than some of us will ever say in our whole
lives. God hears the words of the heart.”

-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc

U.S. Military Medallions for our Veterans
for our Columbarium niches are now available. Please
call or stop by the church office for more information.
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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
Church.”

The Foundation pays tribute to the
Legacy members of the Foundation who
have passed.
The memorial plaque hangs in the
narthex next to the back door that takes
you to the Fellowship Center. 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
member.

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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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.

Thank you Michele Hasley for the daily work you put into our page.
In Touch page 16

New Member

My name is Alvira Beatrice Levins (Vi) My favorite pastime is watching classic
and I am happy to be joining the church. I am a movies and listening to old traditional Christian
widow as my husband, Richard, music. I also love to cook and I’m
passed away December 26, 2017. interested in gardening and I love
God gave us 65 wonderful years birds. I also love to read Christian
together. We moved here from novels and mysteries.
Minnesota in 2013. I have one Being a bird lover I can iden-
daughter, Lore, and son-in-law, tify all the bird songs in Minne-
Greg, that live here in Fountain sota and I’m learning the birds of
Hills and my grandson Josh. Arizona as well.
I also have a daughter, Sandy that We visited many churches here
lives in White Bear Lake, Minne- and I like the old traditional
sota with her husband and five hymns that this church sings. Also
grandchildren. We are a very the people seemed very friendly
close family and help each other. and I want to belong to a church
We also have many meals to- family where I can hear God’s
gether and enjoy doing activities word.
together.

Long Time Members

Western Michigan is home to a giant lav-
ender labyrinth so big you can see it on
Google Earth.

Rose Marie Kramer and Jane Haynes keeping company in Fountain View Village.
Flowers were a gift from Michele and Andy Hasley.
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Member Spotlight …. Did you know?
Michele (Owens) Hasley was born on a Sunday Detroit Institute of Arts, as a docent and as Public-
morning, in Pittsburgh, PA, where it was an- ity Coordinator and photographer for the Fountain
nounced from her Grandparents’ First Presbyte- Hills; Friends In The Hills, Women’s Club and
rian Church pulpit, in Mars, PA, the place she Christian Women’s Connection, organizations.
spent her summers, vacations, holidays and called
“home” for over forty years. After many moves Andy was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan (so his
through-out Michigan, due to her father’s career Mother could have natural child birth, in 1939!)
in engineering, Michele graduated from West and raised in Basking Ridge, N. J. His father
Bloomfield High School, after worked for Bell Labs during the
serving as the Editor-in-Chief of war and Andy followed in his fa-
the yearbook, the first women‘s ther’s footsteps, obtaining his En-
sports radio announcer at WBLD gineering Degree from the Univer-
and taught physics at Cranbrook sity of Michigan. He launched his
Institute of Science. Starting out career, in Seattle, Washington, at
her college career in Iowa in Edu- Boeing and worked on the Minute
cation, she later returned to Michi- Man Missile .
gan to enter the world of newspa- After the completion of his assign-
per advertising, where her first job ment there he returned to Michi-
was at The Detroit News. gan, where he obtained his Mas-
After eight years she was hired Andy & Michele Hasley ter’s Degree in Business & Man-
by their competitor, The Detroit agement, again from the Univer-
Free Press and achieved “Sales Person Of The sity of Michigan. His specialty since that time has
Year” recognition, three years in a row, before been small business start-up companies, which he
the merger of the two major city newspapers in developed, ran and sold through-out his career.
1989. Michele later was approached by an after- Andy also partnered in a Michigan high-tech Vi-
market start-up company, in Southfield, MI, sion Company, specializing in computer aided di-
where one of her former clients persuaded her to rectional and quality operations, as well as his own
join their company, where she held the position business here in Fountain Hills, Hasley Health &
of Director of Sales & Marketing. And, guess Life, which he developed, after moving to Fountain
who also worked at that company, her future hus- Hills permanently, with Michele in 2003.
band, Andy Hasley and they ended up running
the company together for several years, until Michele and Andy started coming to FHPC in 2002
Michele got an opportunity, with USA TODAY. as snowbirds and joined the Church in 2004, where
Handling all the General Motors divisions, Audi Michele offers her Grief Ministry, “Griever’s Jour-
& Volkswagen clients, while opening up the state ney” for our members, as well as the Fountain
of Ohio and helped to implement the online Hills Community. Andy served on the Christian
newspaper web site. Education Board for two years, taught classes on
Revelation, for the Church’s Adult Education in
After Michele’s health began advancing in sever- 2005 & 2006 and served on the Session 2006-09.
ity and became too challenging with her M.S., This is Michele’s 3rd term on the Deacon Board,
she left her 20 year advertising career and spent where she and Andy serve our Homebound Church
the next few years as caretaker of her Grandpar- family Communion every month and Michele man-
ents and Mother-in-law in Arizona, Pittsburgh, & ages the monthly Birthday calls, for our congrega-
New Jersey, while also volunteering for Meals-on tion.
-Wheels, Pet-A-Pet nursing home visitations, the Continued on page 18...
In Touch page 18

This speech was broadcast by legendary ABC Radio commentator Paul Harvey on April 3, 1965:
If I were the Devil . . . I mean, if I were the Prince of Darkness, I would of course, want to engulf the whole earth in darkness. I
would have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple
on the tree, so I should set about however necessary to take over the United States. I would begin with a campaign of whispers.
With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: “Do as you please.” “Do as you please.” To the
young, I would whisper, “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I
would confide that what is bad is good, and what is good is “square”. In the ears of the young marrieds, I would whisper that
work is debasing, that cocktail parties are good for you. I would caution them not to be extreme in religion, in patriotism, in
moral conduct. And the old, I would teach to pray. I would teach them to say after me: “Our Father, which art in Washington” . .
.
If I were the devil, I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull an unin-
teresting. I’d threaten T.V. with dirtier movies and vice versa. And then, if I were the devil, I’d get organized. I’d infiltrate un-
ions and urge more loafing and less work, because idle hands usually work for me. I’d peddle narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell
alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction. And I’d tranquilize the rest with pills. If I were the devil, I would encourage
schools to refine young intellects but neglect to discipline emotions . . . let those run wild. I would designate an atheist to front
for me before the highest courts in the land and I would get preachers to say “she’s right.” With flattery and promises of power,
I could get the courts to rule what I construe as against God and in favor of pornography, and thus, I would evict God from the
courthouse, and then from the school house, and then from the houses of Congress and then, in His own churches I would sub-
stitute psychology for religion, and I would deify science because that way men would become smart enough to create super
weapons but not wise enough to control them.
If I were Satan, I’d make the symbol of Easter an egg, and the symbol of Christmas, a bottle. If I were the devil, I would take
from those who have and I would give to those who wanted, until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. And then, my po-
lice state would force everybody back to work. Then, I could separate families, putting children in uniform, women in coal
mines, and objectors in slave camps. In other words, if I were Satan, I’d just keep on doing what he’s doing.

Paul Harvey, Good Day.

Member Spotlight continued from page 17...

With Michele’s background in Advertising and Now they enjoy a simpler life, exploring local
Publicity she really appreciates the opportunity to areas and the great state of Arizona. The couple
assist with the Publicity for the Church, writing ar- have been blessed with seven grandchildren,
ticles for The F.H.’s Times, doing the Church Ads, from his three married children and one niece
managing our Facebook Page daily and also the and three nephews, from her siblings and their
Church’s Web Site. Their passions are music (she beloved rescued Cock-a-poo, “Church-grief min-
sometimes admits to playing the piano, organ & istry” dog, Addison.
flute and he plays the violin). She loves photogra-
phy, gardening, bird watching, riding horses, and is
A sermon on legs
a fierce Pittsburgh Steeler fan, while Andy loves
history (especially the Civil War), golf (where he I’d rather see a sermon
than hear one any day:
was an excellent caddie for Michele, when she I’d rather one would walk with me
played in the Oldsmobile Classic, with Amy Alcott) than merely tell the way.
and the Hilltop Hospitality’s leftovers, while root-
ing for his beloved New York Giants. The eye’s a better pupil,
and more willing than the ear.
Fine council is confusing,
Andy & Michele have traveled extensively in their but example’s always clear.
25 years together, through-out the U.S., Europe,
Caribbean, were married on St. John’s, Hawk’s -Edgar A. Guest
Nest Beach and played golf in many exotic places. -The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc
page 19 August, 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.
Joanne Jones
Jim Bates
Carl Hayungs

Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a
car, I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying.

jxÄÄ wÉÇx? g{Éâ zÉÉw tÇw yt|à{yâÄ áxÜätÇà‹A And just before he died, he licked the tears off my face.
XÇàxÜ à{Éâ |ÇàÉ à{x }Éç by à{ç _ÉÜwAÊ
Matthew 25:21

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
08/01 Diane Runfola 08/09 Letha Neely 08/22 Charles Eberspacher
08/02 Harold Hutchinson 08/10 Ben Owens 08/23 Lynn Medley
08/03 Carol Hencz 08/13 Pat Ahrens 08/23 JJ Prokupek
08/04 Jerold Miles 08/15 Byron Hodgson 08/26 Maria Berry
08/06 Rodger Bachman 08/17 Andy Hasley 08/26 Kent Martinson
08/08 Ken Brown, Rev. 08/17 Suzie McCready 08/27 Richard Uphoff
08/08 Norm Collins 08/18 Mary Ann Nickel 08/29 Keith Junk
08/09 Jim Carroll 08/20 Wanda Collins 08/30 Margie Brown
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.
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VBS
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Pastor Bill & Carolyn Jen with VBS camper

Laura with mother Amanda

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