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Maundy Thursday, April 18 | 6pm

A Moveable Feast: Our worship begins with the recounting of the Maundy Thursday story around candlelit tables in our Fellowship Center as we share in a “family style” meal of rice and beans served by first century disciples. This “meager meal” is typical of food eaten by 2/3 of our Christian brothers and sisters and reflects our response to Christ’s command that “the first shall be last. . .” As dinner progresses, we will meet five of the key participants in the unfolding story of that fateful night who will share their stories with us.  We’ll move to the Sanctuary and share in the Lord’s Supper amidst appropriate music and scripture. Finally, as the events of the night darken around us, we will drape our Sanctuary in black cloths and depart to face Good Friday. As part of our evening’s worship, we will gather a free will offering to be given to Extended Hands Food Bank for care of our needy neighbors here in Fountain Hills.


Holy Saturday, April 20 | 7pm

The Great Vigil of Easter: Joining in the tradition of the historic Protestant Church, we gather in mourning in a sanctuary draped and dim. At the mid-point of the service, the world changes before our eyes and the shadows of despair yield to the clear light of new hope. Our sanctuary – and our lives – are transformed! A world which had formerly appeared dark and foreboding is now bright and blossomed with promise. Resurrection has triumphed and our first Easter celebration has begun amidst flowers and alleluias!


Food for Extended Hands Food Bank

Extended Hands Food Bank is expecting extra demand in the upcoming period before and during Holy Week. Please be generous in donating food items in the cart outside the Narthex for the next several Sundays. The food bank distributes the food to the neediest in Fountain Hills. Thank you!



Out ‘n About – Out to Lunch

Wednesday, April 17 | 11:30 am | Flapjacks  Join us at Flapjacks at 16758 E. Glenbrook Blvd. for breakfast items or sandwiches. Go north on Fountain Hills Blvd. towards Rio Verde. It is across from the Methodist church. Note the time change is 11:30 am. Please contact Nancy Wulfmeier for reservations at 480-837-3021.

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Hooked On Books

Wednesday, April 17 | 10 am | Home of Jo-Ann Spalding  Donna Yordy will be reviewing a wonderful book which has received very high acclaim. Any questions please call Carol Fuls (480) 836-2346 or Elsie Hoffarber at (480) 837-4518.



Evening Circle

April 15 | 7 pm | Home of Maria Berry  The April meeting of the Women’s Evening Circle will be held at the home of Maria Berry, 14923 E. Summit Drive. Louise Jones will be our co-hostess. The Bible Study will be Lesson Eight of the Horizons study book “God’s Promise – I Am With You.” Each month’s study looks at thematic passages of scripture where God consistently promises that He is with us. Although our circumstances are always changing, God does not. He is always there. Lesson Eight looks at how the Holy Spirit is present with us today just as Jesus promised the disciples. If you need additional information, directions or a ride to the meeting, please contact Maria Berry at 480-836-2424 or Circle Chair Judy Hamouda at 480-215-0827.



Devereaux Easter Baskets

Ten days to go! Our quota of 54 baskets is fulfilled! Praise the Lord! Please bring your filled baskets to the church office during the week or on Sundays, no later than Palm Sunday, April 14. Such generosity and gifting is a sign of many warm hearts at FHPC – bless you all! Jane Allen, Coordinator



April InTouch Newsletter

The newest issue of In Touch is now available for your viewing pleasure! You can also catch up on past issues! Click here!


Biblical Garden Tea Party – 4/6 – 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

FHPC Biblical Garden – Dedication of the Columbarium Fountain – Re-Dedication of the Biblical Garden. You are invited to visit our beautiful Biblical Garden and enjoy just such an experience as we are hosting a garden party for our FHPC family. What would it be like to walk among the Bible’s plants, trees, flowers, and herbs, surrounded by their colors, textures, tastes, and smells? Click here to view the evite and RSVP. 




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