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Fountain Hills, AZ November 2018

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

Ron Waldo, Elder
I have enjoyed the with the same people week after week but to be very de-
moments shared liberate to be friendly and loving to anyone who comes
recently in service, through our doors.
by people telling The stickers we have been receiving may not be needed
why they love our to show we love our church, but may they serve as a won-
church. I came to derful reminder to each of us that here in church, we have
this church after a chance to practice being kind. As we pray for one an-
many years without other and for the world, deliver meals and visit the sick,
a church home or teach and are taught. We’re being shaped, week by week,
family. Many of you into persons who are kind. Here in church we have the
know my story, I opportunity to be around some remarkably kind people,
had reached out to and learn from them. There is the generosity of spirit
many churches, only to find myself rejected…nicely which allows for kindness, and politeness, that embraces
rejected, but it still leaves a sting. difference without fear, and that genuinely sees an equal-
Many people probably felt they would have little in ity between people. This is at the core of why I love my
common with me when I first came around. I was so church.
lucky to fit into several groups that allowed me to We were all, once, in need of a home. We are all in need
meet all of the wonderful people that started me feel- of community and a place to belong – and it must be a
ing welcome and wanted, and then to say I love this place where we sense something worthwhile is going on,
church. where we can both receive and give. Jesus encouraged us
It’s only natural that we like to hang around people to be church and community. He encouraged us to be
that we have a lot in common with, but how willing welcoming and inviting. May we be bold in our inviting
are we to step outside of our comfort zone and show and welcoming of others to our church family so that they
Christian love to people who we wouldn’t normally can leave our doors saying I love this church! Just like I
want to associate with. We have to be careful to make did.
sure that we don’t fall into the trap of only associating

Ton of Turkey
Every year our church family comes together to make sure other families
do not go without a turkey dinner at Thanksgiving. We will be collecting
frozen turkeys and other non-perishable food items for a turkey dinner on
Sundays, November 4, 11 and 18. Don’t miss out on this incredible op-
portunity to put your gratitude to God for your own blessings into action by
responding to the needs of others.
- Mission Committee
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OUR CHURCH STAFF Focus on Finance
Rev. Bill Good
Pastor/Head of Staff
Pastor Ken Brown Sept Income $ 42,636 Budget $ 33,607
Associate Pastor
Sept Expenses $ 37,355 Budget $ 36,852
Marta Ludwig
Administrative Coordinator
Debbie Fisher Yr to date Income $ 357,563 YTD Budget $ 311,044
Director of Music Ministry
Yr to date Expense $ 358,420 YTD Budget $ 331,378
Dorothy Parris
Caryl Bates
September income showed improvement over the
John Gallagher
slow summer months. We still have some catching
up to do. We've made several significant transfers
CHURCH TREASURER from restricted accounts to cover expenses during the
Linda Lull year. Transfers are included in the YTD Income.
CHURCH SESSION We thank you for keeping up your pledges and con-
Class of 2018 tributions.
Mary Alice Bivens The church cannot operate and run its various pro-
Yvonne Ellingson grams without your commitments.
Jerry Miles
Helen Quigley Respectfully,
Jack Reynolds Linda Lull, Treasurer
Class of 2019
Maria Berry
For fast-acting relief,
John Brockelman
try slowing down.
Tim Halchuck
- Lily Tomlin (submitted by Phyllis Rapp)
Bob Lull
Terri Schmidt
Carol Skewes
Class of 2020 On the Inside:
Ron Waldo, Elder .. .. … … .. .. .. . … .. .. … . … .. .. .. . 1
Nancy Grahlmann
Focus on Finance.. .. .. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. 2
Joyce Leo
Upcoming Events: .. .. . … .. .. . … .. .. … .. .. . .. ..… . . .. . 3
Kristi Robinson
Mission Ministry . . … . . . .. .. .. .. . . . .. . . . . … .. . . . . . . .. 4
Ron Waldo
Operation Christmas Child .. .. .. .. . .. . .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. . 5
Women’s Ministries .. .. .. …. .. . . . . .. . … .. . . .. . . .. .. .. . 6
Library Footnotes.. … .. …. .…. …. …. …. …. …. …… 7
Honor our Veterans . … .. … ……. … .. .. .. … .. . . . . . 7
Moderator: Linda Warren
Annual Church Decorating . .. .. . . .. .. .. . . … .. .. . .. .. . .. .. 8
Class of 2018
More Upcoming Events .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. … .. . .. . . . .. .. .. . . 9 ..
Mary Martinson
Women’s Fellowship Kick Off … . . .. .. .. . .. .. . . . . . . .. .. 10
Elvira Ruiz
Youth & Children’s Ministry .. .. .. .. . . .. . .. . . …. .. . …. 12
Bob Titus
Christian Formation.. .. .. … .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. 13
Chris Young
Not Yet a Member? .. .. .. . . . … . … . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 13
Class of 2019
Music Ministry .. .. .. . .. . …. .. . .. ….. .. . .. …… .. . .. . .. 14
Louise Jones
U.S. Military Medallions .. … ….. … .. … .. …. .. . . . . . 14
Dorothy Rudack
2019 Pat Covault Memorial Concert Series … … … .. .. .. .. 15
Clarence Utter
FHPC Foundation.. .. … .. .. . … .. .. . .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . 16
Nancy Wulfmeier
Facebook. .. .. … .. .. .. .. . .. … .. .. . .. … … . .. .. .. .. . . .. 16
Class of 2020
Member Spotlight...Did you Know? .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . … ... 17
Michele Hasley
Miscellaneous.. . .. …. .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. . . . .. . . .. . .. 18
Mary Lee Lehrich
Necrology for 2018… .. … .. . . .. … .. … . .. . . .. . . …… 19
Bonnie Matty
Thank you note… ….. .. . ….. .. .. … .. . .. .. . .. . . . . . . .. 19
Linda Warren
November Birthdays . .. ... .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . 19
Celebration Singers . .. .. .. . .. ... .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . .. .. … 20
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Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Dinner
Saturday, November 17, 2018
5:00 p.m. Dinner in Fellowship Center

On Saturday, Nov. 17th at 5:00 p.m. FHPC will be sponsoring a
Thanksgiving dinner for the entire congregation. You will be able to
sign-up to attend the dinner on the first two Sundays in Novem-
ber. The dinner is free but when you sign up for the dinner you will
have the opportunity to select which dessert, salad or veggie you
wish to contribute to the meal.

It will be a wonderful evening that our members can spend together
giving thanks for all of the blessings we have received. Please put
the date on your calendar.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

More info to follow, we will let you know when it is time to
bring your treasures in.

Instructor Sarah Nunn
STARTING November 7, 2018
8:15 to 9:15 am
$10 per session
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Mission Ministry
The Committee discussed
this year’s budget for chari-
table support. Funds have
Support Our Troops
already been distributed to
the following organiza- Fall is soon upon us and that means two things for our
tions: Camp Tatiyee / Food Veterans and Troops projects. First, with the colder
for Kidz ( packing event). months soon approaching, our annual collection of
Other organizations that sweatshirts begins and they can be of any color, sizes
will receive funding this M, L and XL. The second thing and most important is
year are: Donna Sims for for all families that have a loved one in the military, I
veteran’s assistance / will need an updated mailing address as soon as you
Changing Lives Center / know the latest update in order for our annual Christ-
Jack Reynolds, Elder EHFB / Free The Kids – mas card mailing to be accomplished. Cards will be
mailed to those deployed by Thanksgiving and mailed
Haiti / One N Ten / Christ-
to all others nationwide by December 10th. These two
mas meals for 4 high school families in need / AZ dates are very important to remember.
Brainfoods / PHX Rescue Mission and ECO Disaster
Relief. On September 28th, CBI (Community Bridges, Inc.)
A note of appreciation was published in the F.H. Times picked up from my garage two boxes (see photos next
from the American Legion where the cases of water that page) and bags of our donations which included bed-
we donate for the homeless vets are collected. Since ding, clothing, shoes, toiletries and snacks. This group,
May 110 cases of water have been donated by our mem- out of Phoenix and Mesa then distributes donated items
bers. A significant number of these were donated by the to a huge number of veterans and homeless groups. On
late Butch Utter and his generosity will be missed. Also October 8th, 11 boxes of books, magazines, puzzles,
games and calendars were picked up and delivered to
this year, by asking for financial donations for this cause
the Veteran’s Hospital/Home in Phoenix.
an extra 60 cases were able to be purchased and deliv-
ered. The water is picked up at the Legion by CBI and The Mission Committee is very happy to see many
delivered to MANA House and other veterans organiza- members placing their donations in our new collection
tions. box located in the Narthex. Throughout the year, the
On Saturday evening October 20th, FHPC Women’s Fel- signs may change depending on which Mission project
lowship hosted the Coldwater Bluegrass Band as a is being worked on, but the one project that never stops
benefit for Free The Kids feeding program in Haiti. A and never changes throughout the entire year is our
free will offering raised $1,646 which will be sent to Mission Project for our Military and Veterans. The
Haiti to feed students at a school where they receive one other locations for you to place your donations are the
Fellowship Center on the left side as you enter and in
hot meal each day. Thank you to those who donated.
the Church office. Gently used clothing, bedding,
small household items, books, magazines, CD’s,
DVD’s, puzzle books and toiletries are always needed.
An up-to-date flyer regarding information on needed
items should now be attached to the Vet’s container in
the Narthex. If you should have
any questions, just ask me. Thank
you again for remembering our
Veterans and Troops.

Donna Sims,
Mission Committee
In Touch
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CBI (Community Bridges, Inc.) pickup

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child has been delivering shoeboxes filled with gifts to children in need around
the world for 25 years. Each box brings not only the excitement of receiving a new toy, maybe for the
first time, but also an opportunity to learn about Jesus. Each child that receives a shoebox gift also
receives The Greatest Gift Gospel booklet. Many have the opportunity to participate in a follow-up
discipleship program, The Greatest Journey, which teaches them to faithfully follow Christ and share
Him with others.

We hope you will support this important mission project by filling a shoebox with a special new toy
and other fun smaller items. Please do NOT include candy, gum, toothpaste, seeds, liquids, medica-
tions or breakable items. There are instructions on packing a shoebox on the inside of the shoebox and on the brochure/mailing la-
bels. You will decide if your gift is for a boy or girl ages 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14 years old.

A $9 donation to cover shipping costs is requested and will save our Mission budget that expense. You may insert a personal check
or cash into the envelope attached with the mailing label OR you may donate online using a credit card which allows you to track
the destination of your gift. If you donate online, you will print your label for a boy/girl of a specific age and a receipt will be sent
to your email address.

This year we are also offering an opportunity to participate in Operation Christmas Child by donating $25 and we will prepare your
shoebox, including shipping costs. Make your check payable to FHPC and note “shoebox.

However you decide to participate in this important mission project, please include prayer for the children receiving the gifts that
they will feel loved and that the gifts will be the beginning of a lifetime relationship with Jesus Christ. Pray also for the volunteers,
local and international, for making this project successful.

Return your Shoebox Gifts to the Narthex or Fellowship Center by Sunday, November 11. You may also drop them off at the
office during working hours.

Questions?? Call Ilene Berg @ 480-837-3771 or Nancy Grahlmann @ 480-404-6039.
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Women’s Ministries
November 6 1:00 p.m. Women’s Afternoon Circle (Fountain View Village)
November 8 9:00 a.m. Women’s Morning Circle (AC)
No Meeting in November 9:30 a.m. Hooked on Books
No Meeting in November 12:00 p.m. Out ‘n About
November 19 7:00 p.m. Women’s Evening Circle, Home of Maria Berry

Morning Circle Evening Circle Christmas Mission Project
The Morning Circle will meet on Thurs-
At our October meeting I presented a suggestion for a
day, November 8, at 9 am in the Adult
Christmas giving Mission project and it was agreed
Center. We will be discussing Chapter 3
that the ladies approved of the idea and want to par-
from Parables by John MacArthur: A Les-
ticipate. I became aware of this organization at a
son About the Cost of Discipleship. An-
meeting I was attending on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the
swer as many questions in the correspond-
Mesa First Presbyterian Church. A presentation from
ing workbook as you can. Join us as we
Streetlight USA really grabbed my attention and I felt
learn more about the stories Jesus told. For
that I wanted to do something and that I strongly feel
more information call Monique Reynolds 336-382-8733.
that women in particular would want to be involved.
The statistics are alarming and to know that Phoenix is
Afternoon Circle one of the worst cities in the Nation for sex trafficking
First Tuesday, November 6 1:00pm of young children (the majority are young girls) is
Fountain View Village, Assisted Living Activity Room more that I can bear. Every 2 minutes a child is
forced to sell her body for the basic needs of life. The
Join us! We will study from our Guide PSALM average age of a child forced into sex trafficking is 12
110 - Christ, The Eternal Priest and King. -14. Young female runaways are often trafficked
within 48 hours of being on the street. Streetlight
Jane Allen, Leader 907-538-3223 USA is an Arizona Qualified Foster Care Organiza-
tion that addresses her needs, including medical,
physical, spiritual, and emotional. Once she is stabi-
lized and feeling a sense of trust and safety, Streetlight
staff can begin to help her rewrite her story, giving her
a second chance at life.
Evening Circle At our November 19 meeting, the members of our
The November meeting of the Evening Circle will be held on circle will gather items they have purchased based
November 19 at the home of Maria Berry 14923 E Summit upon the suggested needs of Streetlight. They will
Drive. The meeting will begin at 7PM and Maria will be co- then be taken to the organization as our Christmas gift
hostess as well. (Maybe it is Strudel season!!) to these young ladies. The list of items needed can be
The Bible Study is Lesson Three from the Horizons Bible study found on their website, www. or
“God’s Promise – I am with you”. The title of this week’s study contact Linda Capron at 480-699-2946 for more infor-
is “God with us in our discouragement”. We are told that the mation. We would welcome any support that you
root word for courage is cor, the Latin word for “heart”. To be might want to lend to this project of love.
discouraged is to be disheartened. It was also providential that the same presentation was
If you would like additional information about the Circle, have presented as a news item on CBS News (local channel
questions, need directions or a ride, please contact Maria at 480- 5) aired on the next evening, Sunday, Oct 21 at 10
836-2424 or Circle chair Judy Irvin at 480-215-0827. Guests PM. What more of a nudge could I get to take some
are always warmly welcomed. ACTION. -Linda Capron

Out ’n About—Out to Lunch HOOKED ON BOOKS
There will be no Out ‘n About in November Hooked on Books will not meet in November
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Library Footnotes
Our local PBS TV station KAET started a series May 22 titled “The Great American Read” that explores and celebrates the power
of reading, told through the prism of America’s best loved novels as chosen in a national survey. The list of 100 books contains a
broad range of fictional titles, authors, time periods, countries, genres and subject matter. Throughout the summer, anyone could
vote for their favorite book on the list. Voting closed Oct. 17 and the top book was to be revealed Oct. 23 (since our newsletter
deadline for November was October 15, you will have to go to the PBS website to learn which book won.)

Vivian and I thought it would be interesting to see how many of the books on the list are in our church library. Since the list is
fiction, religious works were not included. But some of the books are definitely religious. These are the books we have and they
are available for check out:

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis:

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

The Color Purple by Alice Walker Prince Caspian

The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown The Magician’s Nephew

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson The Horse and His Boy

The Help by Kathryn Stockett The Voyaage of the Dawn Treader

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold The Silver Chair

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks The Last Battle

The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

The Shack by William Young

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Barbara Oakeson


Veterans Day, which is November 11 each year, is a holiday to honor America’s
veterans for their patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for our na-
tion’s common good.

Christians follow the Prince of Peace, so war is a dilemma that often challenges
people of faith. Some Christians are pacifists, while others believe in a “just
war.” Many believe that the goals of freedom, justice, equality and democracy
are worth the cost required.

Whatever individual Christians decide about any given conflict, most Christians
believe that men and women who strive to make this world free of tyrants are to
be respected. As Winston Churchill said, “Never in the field of human conflict
was so much owed by so many to so few.”

Thank you to all the men and women who served or are now serving our country.
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Please come on December 1 and help us decorate the church for
Christmas. The decorating will start at 9 a.m. We need inside and
outside decorating done.

Hilltop Hospitality will have donuts and yogurt ready for you and
of course there is hot coffee, hot chocolate and tea at 9 a.m. with
the Chili Dump starting at 11a.m.

Please bring your pot of chili that will be put in a very large pot
along with all the other chili that is donated. That's why it's called
the "Chili Dump". Believe it or not, it really tastes good! There will be accompanying
corn bread, honey butter, shredded cheese, crackers, chopped onions, sour cream and


The following questions were in last year's GED examination
These are genuine answers (from 16 year olds)

Q. Name the four seasons
A.. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar

Q. How is dew formed
A.. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire

Q. What are steroids
A..Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs

Q. What happens to your body as you age
A.. When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinen-

Q. Name a major disease associated with cigarettes
A.. Premature death

Q. How can you delay milk turning sour
A.. Keep it in the cow

Q. What is the fibula?
A.. A small lie
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Don’t miss this “Special” event!!

On Sunday, February 17, 2019, the music of the Diamonds (50’s, 60’s, 70’s . . . and modern times) can be enjoyed on
this date.

The Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church and the National Performing Artists have contracted this wonderful music con-
cert for your enjoyment. All proceeds from the concert will be used to pay down the Church’s mortgage.

We have just 385 tickets to sell, so please order your tickets early. As members of the church, you will want to order
tickets before we invite the general public. The concert will be held at the Church on Sunday, February 17, 2019, begin-
ning at 4:00 p.m. After the performance, everyone is invited to the Fellowship
Hall for refreshments and a chance to meet the Diamonds group in person.

Because this performance is a fund raiser prices are a little higher than our
Entertainment Series.
Section “A” Rows 1-4 $50.00 per seat
Section “B” Rows 5-8 $45.00 per seat
Section “C” Rows 9-11 $40.00 per seat
Section “D” Choir Loft $35.00 per seat
Section “E” Narthex $25.00 per seat

When you order, remember tickets are sold on a first come basis – so, call the
office to reserve your tickets today.
Capital Campaign Committee

More than skin deep

Gratitude, said Martin Luther, is “the basic Christian attitude.” Yet gratitude
is much more than a state of mind. Often it’s a decision, and it becomes an BLESSED ARE…..
act of humility when we recognize our depravity—and our need for a
Savior. Blessed are those who have learned
The 10 disgraced lepers who beg Jesus for mercy (see Luke 17:11-19) are to admire but not envy;
described as allogenes, Greek for “outcast.” (All humans, sick with sin, fit to follow but not imitate;
that description!) The leper who returned to give thanks received more that to praise but not flatter;
just physical healing, according to scripture. When Jesus says “Your faith and to lead but not manipulate.
has made you well,” he uses the Greek that means “Your faith has saved
you.” The grateful leper, recognizing his depravity, humbly decides to re-
turn and give thanks, knowing—through faith, that his skin and his soul have
been healed.
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Women’s Fellowship Kickoff

Emerson Uphoff
Sunday, October 7, 2018 was a special day here at FHPC. The Women’s
Ministry Fellowship organized a wonderful time of gathering after services
where they presented all the different ways women can become involved
here at FHPC. There was a French theme throughout and the food was

Arlene Stewart, Chef Extraordinaire
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Women’s Fellowship Kickoff
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Youth & Children’s Ministry

If you were in worship Sunday, October 21 you heard the exciting news that young newly-weds Tim And Christina Schlum have
joined us as Co-Directors of Youth and Children’s Ministries. They will be leading our renewed efforts to reach out and embrace the
unchurched young people of Fountain Hills and their parents.
Tim has deep connections to the FH youth community, being a 3rd generation resident and recent graduate of FH High School. He is
currently pursuing a degree in Biblical Studies at Ottawa University. Christina is employed full-time as Web Designer and Online Mar-
keting Manager at Start Clinic in Phoenix. Both Tim and Christina have gained skills and experience in youth ministries and worship
leadership at Scottsdale Bible Church over the past several years.
The pair’s initial efforts will be directed toward enriching Tuesday nights at FHPC with “Crosswalk”, a program for Middle School
students from 5:30-7:00pm, and “Ground Zero” targeting Sr. High age youth from 7:30-9:00pm. Both gatherings will occur in our
newly-refurbished Fireside Room.
Tim and Christina have become regular participants in our Sunday morning worship over the past several weeks. If you have yet to
meet them, please reach out and welcome them into our family this Sunday.
And meanwhile, our established Wednesday evening Christian Formation opportunities for Elementary School children continue from
4:00-5:15pm under the able direction of Debbie Fisher and Joe and Jill Gregory.
If you have children, grandchildren, or young neighbors please share this great news with them and invite them to join us for the age-
appropriate activities.

Who will lead?

After the people of Shechem made a poor decision about who would rule as their king, Gideon’s son Jotham told them a parable.
In Judges 9:8-15, the trees had difficulty finding a willing leader. The olive tree, fig tree and grape vine all declined, saying they
didn’t want to leave their important production jobs. Finally out of options, the trees asked the wretched, thorny bramble bush
to be king. Although this wild shrub wasn’t welcome on anyone’s land, still it was a plant. And it was willing to rule if the trees
announced their allegiance. The trees opted for the worst of the worst.
When the most worthy, qualified people neglect to step up and lead, results—and morale—suffer. Where can your expertise and
passion best be put to use in God’s Kingdom?
-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc
page 13 November, 2018

Christian Formation
Preparing Hearts and Hands for Advent and Christmas:
Seeking live nativity characters for Christmas Eve Family Service on
December 24 at 4pm and Saturday, December 1 on the Ave of the
Fountains Lighting of the Avenue community event.

We have a place for you in our live nativity! Contact the church
office (480-837-1763) for more information!

We need: Wise men
Mary & Joseph

More than skin deep
Gratitude, said Martin Luther, is “the basic Christian attitude.” Yet gratitude is much more than a state of mind. Often it’s a decision, and it be-
comes an act of humility when we recognize our depravity—and our need for a
The 10 disgraced lepers who beg Jesus for mercy (see Luke 17:11-19) are described as allogenes, Greek for “outcast.” (All humans, sick with sin,
fit that description!) The leper who returned to give thanks received more that just physical healing, according to scripture. When Jesus says
“Your faith has made you well,” he uses the Greek that means “Your faith has saved you.” The grateful leper, recognizing his depravity, humbly
decides to return and give thanks, knowing—through faith, that his skin and his soul have been healed.
-The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc

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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Music Ministry
We look forward to the returning
folks who join in worship! It is so The Celebration Singers have been preparing ahead for
good to see you, and hear of your our December presentation of “Journey of Promises”, a
fun adventures while you were beautiful cantata written by Joseph Martin, Pamela Mar-
away. The different music groups tin and Brant Adams. We will sing of the journey which
love the support as we all come began in the hearts of devout prophets and culminates in
together in rehearsal and worship. the glorious celebration of Christmas. Watch for details
Often times seeing each other in the bulletin! If you are interested in joining with us in
throughout the week is such a great singing, or ringing the bells, please contact me at 480-
time of real Christian fellowship. 688-0828 or contact the church office to leave a message
The choir often meets after our for me. We would love to have you join us!
Thursday night rehearsal at Que
Bueno to eat and have a won- “Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, His
Debbie Fisher, Director of Music praise in the assembly of the faithful.”
derful time just being to-
gether! We have done that for years, and we look forward to
having everyone returning and joining tables together in what Psalm 149:1
ends up looking like a huge family feast. Lots of laughter,
Deborah Fisher
and often some very deep discussion on so many different Director of Music Ministries
levels and topics. It is always good to be together!

The genius of generosity

Kansas pastor Jack Wellman has been credited with the insight that “there is a certain genius in generosity.” He ex-
plains that when we open our hands—figuratively speaking— to allow something to pass through our fingers, rather
than holding it with tightly clenched fists, God can give us new blessings.

“God cannot pour more into hands that are already clinging tightly to what they hold,” says Wellman. Whether material
goods or time, ideas or talents, money or energy, the gifts that God has given us so generously are to be shared just as
freely with others. With our hands continually open to receive, give and receive again, God’s genius cycle of generosity
goes on and on.
-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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2019 Pat Covault Memorial Concert Series

January 8, 2019 February 19, 2019
Tribute to “John Denver” with Band Comedy and Unique Manipulation of Everyday Objects
Jim Curry is a California native who grew up as a great fan of What happens when a hilarious professor of mathematics
pop-country superstar John Denver. Amazingly, as he matured, it performs a show with object lessons and world class jug-
became quite evident his vocal prowess as well as his physical gling? You get non-stop laughter, “infotainment” and true
stature, actually started taking on the Denver persona. In recent amazement. Right from the start, he engages the audience
years, Jim Curry has enjoyed tremendous success, as Denver fans with fast paced stand-up clean comedy and mesmerizing
all over the world have begun to identify him as an almost rein- physical feats. The result is a highly entertaining and educa-
carnation of their idol. He has become the center of attention at tional treat.
Denver tributes and has enjoyed monumental acceptance from “Making the common uncommon” is one of Dan’s signa-
Denver fan clubs everywhere. Jim Curry has since realized the ture routines. After earning his Bachelor & Master Degrees
incredible wide appeal John Denver’s music possesses as people in mathematics and combining that knowledge with his love
of all ages cheer his music wherever he appears. for comedy & talent for juggling, a show was born. There
January 22, 2019 was no turning back once he discovered how fun it was to
entertain with math, physics and economics. Intellectual
DAN REED’S DIXIELAND HOTSHOTS joke telling evolves into scientific bravado which in turn
** 7 Piece Band ** utilizes the visual aids of juggling, balancing and prop ma-
Dan Reed is an amazing trumpeter who started his musical jour- nipulation.
ney at the ripe old age of nine in St Louis, MO. Although he
wasn’t a fan of practicing, his parents insisted he do so and even March 5, 2019
had him performing every weekend for company. Dan felt he
couldn’t face his relatives if he quit, so he stayed with it and be- “A SALUTE TO GLEN CAMPBELL”
gan to love practicing hour and hours daily. starring JEFF DAYTON with band
While still in high-school, Dan had an opportunity to play 1 night Campbell’s Bandleader, Guitarist and Right-Hand Man
at the “Preservation Hall” in New Orleans where he met AL for 15 years
HIRT. This is when he fell in love with Traditional Jazz. With Jeff presents an intimate, upbeat performance of Glen’s hits,
music in his blood and St. Louis Jazz surrounding him, it’s no the “first-person” stories behind the songs, backstage antics
surprise that his greatest professional influences were Louis Arm- and adventures on the road with a “Hall of Fame” great”.
strong, Al Hirt, Maynard Ferguson, Bill Chase and Doc Severin- Jeff is joined by fellow Campbell band members and top pro
sen, just to name a few. musicians, making this show the closest thing to hearing
Dan has been described as an amazing musician and as much fun Glen as he was in the 70’s, 80’s and 2000’s. Reminisce with
to watch as a “whirling dervish”. Dan and his “Hotshots” will songs such as “Wichita Lineman”, “Rhinestone Cowboy”,
take the audience on a trip to New Orleans to hear Dixieland as “Gentle On My Mind” and “By The Time I Get To Phoenix”
you’ve never heard or seen before. as well as many others.

February 5, 2019 March 19, 2019
Variety Magazine dubbed Mark Preston “One of the best enter- One Guy, One Guitar, Loads of Laughter by World’s #1
tainers in show business today.” Phyllis Diller always referred to Humorist
Mark as “The Finest Voice Around. He sings, acts, For thirty years now, Jimmy has been holding audiences
emotes…..fabulous.” Accompanied on stage by a symphony or- spellbound with his unique blend of humor, music and add
chestra or just a trio, from Las Vegas, to the Philippines or lib interaction with the audience. His entertainment credits
Europe, to the world’s largest cruise ships, Mark Preston has per- run the gamut from performances in the country’s most pres-
formed thousands of shows in theaters all around the world, tigious theaters for world leaders and Fortune 500 companies
truly earning him the title “International Entertainer”. His shows to conventions for farm associations, church groups and even
combine almost every type of music, from Pop, to Broadway, to Nascar, which sets Jimmy apart from others with his wide
Country, as well as plenty of humor. Whether he’s singing ‘My appeal and unique ability to connect with almost any audi-
Way’ or ‘Friends In Low Places’, Mark Preston delivers his ence.
songs with a showmanship and ease rarely seen on stage. In addition to his comedic skills, Jimmy is also a gifted musi-
cian, singer and songwriter. This combination makes him
one of the most versatile performers in the industry today.
Musician, Singer, Songwriter and Clean Comedy all in one
In Touch page 16

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Member Spotlight …. Did you know?
Jill Gregory Joe Gregory
I was born in Dumont, N.J. and lived in Paramus, I was born in Paterson, N.J. and grew up in River-
N.J for 26 years. I have lived in Fountain Hills for five dale, N.J. We have been winter residents but Arizona resi-
years. I have one sister named Robin. Joe and I have been dents for five years now.
married for 13 years as of April 23, 2018. Joe’s nephew I am the youngest of three. The oldest is my brother
introduced us at Houston’s at a golf outing. Don and middle child is my sister Marie.
I’m not big on acting silly or crazy but I always My wife tells me the silliest thing I do is that I like
enjoyed dressing up for Halloween with my two boys and to watch scary movies—vampires, etc.
take them trick or treating. I would decorate the house and My first job was working in the frozen food depart-
play spooky music. ment of a local grocery store.
My first job was working I thought I wanted to be a
for Dairy Queen while attending high doctor so I tried to enroll in medical
school. My first real job was teach- school and didn’t make it so I found
ing at Paramus High School in the my love for teaching and coaching
Physical Education Department and tennis and I have to say it was my
teaching Health classes. I have al- favorite job. Working with the ath-
ways loved teaching. During my letes and children was a very reward-
teaching career I have taught college, ing experience.
high school, middle school and ele- My most interesting accom-
mentary. I have also taught adult plishment in my life was starting my
school at night. own business after running a Design
We are not members but Firm in N.Y. That was 29 years ago
attend regularly. Joe and I were mar- and I’m still working.
ried 13 years ago by Ewen Holmes, I would have to say that my
the former Fountain Hills Presbyte- parents divorce was a life changing
rian minister. Since our move to Ari- experience for me as it probably
zona we have been coming to church would be for most children.
for five years. I think the best advice I
The most interesting event was Joe & Jill Gregory could ever give anyone is you don’t have
adopting my second son from the state to try everything, but whatever you do. .
of Arkansas. It was exciting, nerve wrenching, and I have .do your best. (100%)
many interesting life stories to tell. It was the best experi- My father had the most impact on my life. He had a
ence of my life. God held my right hand and helped me very unique way of using sports as an approach to life. Be
through the maze and it all went very well. That was 30 honest, work hard and do your best.
years ago. After college I taught and coached Tennis for 5
My life changing experience was going through a years. I think I had a positive influence on the children I
divorce after 25 years of marriage. It was an eye opener in taught as many of them came back to me and thanked me for
many aspects for family and friends. I would never want to the guidance and the example I set for them.
go through that again. My trust was truly affected. It was a The best advice I can offer is to always try your best
learning experience. in life and love.
The best advice I was ever given came from my There are so many wonderful things about our
Dad. He always said “you never give up– go another route, church you would have to start at the top and work your way
try another idea, but never give up.” My Dad, Tom Pepe - down. Start with the leadership and the members. It’s the
great listener, lots of love, even up to his end always had people!!
great advice for life issues. And his advice was always very
The people that had the most impact on my life
was my students, my boys and my mentees at FHSD.
The best advice that I could ever give anyone is to
always be positive. Being positive gives you the strength to
do anything. You have to go through the door anyway so do
it with a positive attitude. Live, love and laugh!
The most wonderful thing about the church is that
I loved the sermons when Rev. Holmes was here and now
the sermons from Bill and Ken. They talk to me and I get it!
Life is good in AZ.
In Touch page 18
Routinely grateful King of kings and Lord of lords
When a national day of thanksgiving was established on the fourth In the Bible, no one is called “Lord of lords” but God and Christ.
Thursday in November, it was not because that was a particularly Although a couple of Old Testament earthly kings (Artaxerxes and
thankful day. It was intentionally chosen precisely because of its Nebuchadnezeezar) are referred to as “King of Kings” only in refer-
arbitrariness to remind us to say “thanks” on a daily basis for the ence to Christ is the term capitalized—”King of Kings.”
bounties God has heaped upon our lives. Earthly rulers can claim supremacy, but we celebrate Christ the
For Christians, every Sunday is a Thanksgiving feast day. Every King Sunday as the culmination of the liturgical year to testify that
Sunday at worship, we give thanks for the greatest event ever to hit our Lord Jesus is Ruler of all. In the words of the famous
planet Earth, the greatest “opening” in human history—the open “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel’s Messiah, King of kings and
tomb, testifying to Jesus’ resurrection. Every Sunday is Thanksgiv- Lord of lords; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
ing Sunday. Every Sunday dinner is Thanksgiving dinner.

-The Newsletter Newsletter -The Newsletter Newsletter
by Communication Resources, Inc by Communication Resources, Inc

Think That You Know Everything?

1. "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt."
2. All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back on the $5 bill.
3. Almonds are a member of the peach family.
4. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
5. Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
6. There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
7. Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Neustria Senora Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula"
8. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear
9. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain
10. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
11. In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
12. Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer
13. The characters Bert & Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop & Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a
Wonderful Life."
14. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
15. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

STROKE: Remember, the 1st Three Letters.... .S . T. R.
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster.
The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a
stroke. Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S * Ask the individual to SMILE .

(e.g. "Chicken Soup" )

R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number 911 immediately and describe
the symptoms to the dispatcher.

NOW HERE'S A NEW SIGN OF A STROKE -------- "Stick out Your Tongue" Ask the person to 'stick' out his
tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.
page 19 November, 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
Bob Hegwood
Marie O’Leary I am very thankful for the prayerful positive energy sent
Clarence ‘Butch’ Utter to me during my journey with cancer. I want to thank the
Donna Ryan Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church and wish blessings
Walt Nommay for all. Thank you again.
- Ben Dresser
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Matthew 25:21

The most significant gifts are the ones most easily
overlooked. Small, everyday blessings, woods, health, music,
laughter, memories, books, family, friends, second chances,
warm fireplaces, and all the footprints scattered throughout
our days. - Sue Monk Kidd
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by Communication Resources, Inc

11/01 Deborah Stark 11/12 Bob Berg 11/18 Hank Tufte
11/02 Louise Jones 11/12 Melissa Fast 11/19 Dorothy Rudack
11/02 Jack Morris, Jr. 11/13 Sandi Thompson 11/20 Kris Peluso
11/03 Jean Foster 11/13 Trey Uphoff 11/24 Monika Buck
11/03 Marilyn Pape 11/15 Carolyn McCanless 11/28 Mary Jo Roy
11/10 John Skewes 11/29 Connie Harris
Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church
13001 N. Fountain Hills Boulevard
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

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13001 Fountain Hills Blvd. - Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Phone - (480) 837-1763 Fax - (480) 837-1729 Office E-Mail Address:
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Pastor/Head of Staff: Rev Bill Good email: cell phone: 480-329-8090

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