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2020 Sweetheart Brunch Photos

The 2020 Sweetheart Brunch, hosted by the Men’s Fellowship, was held on Saturday February 15th with over 100 people in attendance.  A wonderful time was had by all!
 

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Mission Project

The Mission Committee is collecting empty prescription pill bottles for a future project.  Please bring your empties to the office. 

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FH Desert Botanical Garden Celebrates Jane Haynes

February 20, 2020 | 2:00 pm | Fountain View Village Bistro

The Fountain Hills Botanical Garden will host a tribute to Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church member Jane Haynes in honor of her 101st birthday. The Fountain Hills Botanical Garden was founded by Jane in 1975 as a wildlife preserve and garden. All are welcome to attend the celebration, where cake and ice cream will be served.

Please enjoy the video below featuring Jane as she describes this special place.

 
 

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2020 Foundation Benefit

You don’t want to miss —

MAC FRAMPTON & LARRY LINKIN 

Sunday, February 16

Doors Open: 2:15 p.m. | Show Begins:  3:00 p.m

FHPC Sanctuary

FHPC Capital Campaign Fundraiser.“Meet & Greet” with refreshments following the show. Click HERE for details!


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Annual Meeting of FHPC Foundation

Thursday, March 19 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm | Fellowship Center

All FHPC members and friends are welcome to attend the Annual Meeting of the Foundation. We will discuss the annual financial report and election of the Trustees. Arlene Stewart will be preparing a luncheon for this event.

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2020 Sweetheart Brunch

Saturday, February 15 | 10:00 am | Fellowship Center

LAST CHANCE to get tickets are still available in the church office for $13 each, with the exception of our single ladies who may obtain a ticket for no cost. 

LAST CALL for pictures of you and your “sweetheart” from your wedding, engagement, anniversary, etc. will frame our event.  Please email them to fhpc.marta@gmail.com or drop them by the office to be scanned.

The men are looking forward to preparing a delicious brunch for our ladies, with scrambled eggs, sausage, quiche, fresh salad, sweet rolls, and dessert.


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2020 Lenten Vespers

Candlelight Services

Wednesday Evenings (3/4 – 4/1) | 6-7 p.m.

The season of Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and self-examination to prepare us for the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection at Easter.

Lenten Vespers provide an opportunity for us to explore and deepen our understanding of the events leading to Jesus’ death and resurrection. These quiet meditative services include a homily by Pastor Bill, the Lords Supper and music to encourage meditation and reflection.

Your attendance will keep this unique and meaningful service a tradition at FHPC.


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Mission Challenge from Men’s Bible Study

CAN YOU SPARE $1 PER WEEK?

This past fall, the Thursday morning Men’s Bible Study Group decided to pick a mission program to support. The program chosen was FREE THE KIDS, a program that was already ongoing and designed to help children and their families in Haiti. Our local connection is Jack Reynolds. We each agreed to donate $1 (or more) per week. Now, we would like to extend an invitation to each person in the congregation to set aside $1 per week and give it to this program. You can give weekly or when the chance arises. Put your dollars in an envelope marked “Free the Kids” and put it in the offering plate. If you want more information about the program or how you can help, click here or contact Jack Reynolds and look for brochures in the Narthex.


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Rent-A-Teen

To raise funds for their service/fellowship trip to California in March, the Youth Group will “Rent-A-Teen” to members of the FHPC congregation. Need help around the house or in the yard?  Call on our Youth Group to help you and in return, make a donation to support their trip! Call/text Tim Schlum at 480-436-0412 to schedule a “Rent-A-Teen” meeting sometime in the next two weeks! 
 
FHPC Youth Group students will leave for California on Friday, March 20th for a weekend of fun and service. We will partner with Christ Pacific Church, an ECO Presbyterian Church, which will lodge our group for two nights, joining efforts in a couple of service projects like feeding the hungry and assisting homeless people. Mixed in with our service projects we will also enjoy a day at Disneyland! On Sunday morning, we will go to church and then to the beach where we will be doing baptisms in the ocean.
 
It’s going to be a very impactful trip, but it’s a trip that costs $6,700 and we’ve only raised about $2,200 so far and have to raise the remaining $4,500 by Thursday, March 5th!
 
Thank you all for the support in the past we really couldn’t do it without all of your support. God Bless!

 


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The Way on Wednesdays

Soul KeepingA journey to spiritual wholeness

Wednesdays Through February 19 at 6 p.m. Fellowship Center

Using John Ortberg’s book and DVD curriculum, Pastors Bill Good and Bob Simmons will join together on Wednesdays leading up to Lent in an exploration of Soul Keeping, providing practical and vital tools to foster the formation of the living Christ within each of us. Copies of the book Soul Keeping are available for $15/ea. at the church office. Click here for more details about the study.

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Women’s Ministry Morning Circle

Thursday, February 13 | 9:30 am | Adult Center

We will be discussing Chapter 10 of Parables by John MacArthur: A Lesson About Persistence in Prayer.

Please read the chapter and answer the questions in the accompanying workbook. We will also decide which book to read next. For information call Monique 336-382-8733.

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Women’s Ministry Evening Circle

Monday, Febuary 20th | 7 p.m.

Home of Maria Berry | 14923 E. Summit Dr.

This month Maria Berry will be leading the sixth study in Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments, entitled Words of Love: Hold Your Marriage Sacred. This month’s discussion will be centered around understanding God’s desire for deep and faithful relationships in the human family and how behavior can devastate people and communities. Janet Scaggs will be our hostess. 

For information contact Donna Yordy, leader, at 480-837-6169, dyordy3@yahoo.com.


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Hooked On Books

Wednesday, February 19 | 10 am Fireside Room

Marilyn Pape will be reviewing Tactfulness: Ten Reasons We are Wrong About the World and Why it is Better Than We Think, by Hans Rosling.

If you have any questions, call Carol Fuls (480) 836-2346 or Elsie Hoffarber (480) 837-4518.  


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Out ‘n About – Out to Lunch

Wednesday, February 19 | Noon | Fountain View Village Maricopa Room

We will have a choice of grilled salmon OR grilled chicken salad – rolls – beverage – cookie platter. The cost is $12.00.  If we can have exact change on the day of the luncheon, it would be greatly appreciated. For reservations, please contact Nancy Wulfmeier at 837-3021, soon.


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Men’s Bible Studies

Thursday, February 13 | 7 a.m. | Adult Center

We invite the men of the  church to come to the Men’s Bible Study Group. We meet on Thursday mornings in the Adult Center (the lower level of the Fellowship Hall.) You will get coffee, donuts, and a chance to exchange your view of what the scripture says, with the others in the group. Don’t be shy or think you have to be a Bible scholar to attend. Many times we have opposing views, but that is how we learn. Our upcoming topic, “Is the US a Christian nation?”, begins February 13.

For more information contact John Bivens. jabivens@aol.com, or 480-837-4857.


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In Touch Monthly Newsletter

February’s In Touch is now available to read online!  You can “flip” through the pages of In Touch on your computer or tablet just like reading a magazine. For the best on-screen experience, click the “Full Screen” icon at the bottom; then click the ESC key when you are done reading. Save trees and the expense of printing by viewing it at your leisure on-line.

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Women’s Ministry Afternoon Circle

February 4th| 1:30 p.m.

Fountain View Village’s Assisted Living Activity Room

 

Save Nothing for the Next Life (Chapter 2 pages 17-30, 203, and 211) in THE LAST ARROW  by Erwin R McManus. The “Power of Now” intrigues us. God effortlessly does the impossible through ordinary, common people like us. Alongside Him, we face our battles/conflicts and discern when we need to settle and when we should never settle. Copping out is not an option. On the fun side, we’ll sign valentines to hand our loved ones. God’s Love lives on in us!

Jane Allen, Leader 907-538-3223


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Chancel Flowers

Interested in serving on a committee to preserve the tradition of providing flowers on the chancel in memory/honor of loved ones? Please contact Ilene Berg at 61bergri@gmail.com or Marta at fhpc.marta@gmail.com.

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2020 Women’s Sunday

Women’s Sunday was held on January 26, 2020. Here are some snapshots from the service.  MISSED IT?? You can watch the service by clicking HERE.

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Come & Get It!

Sunday, February 2 | 10 am | Fellowship Center
Hilltop Hospitality has accumulated a lot of plates and dishes that we will placing on long tables at the back of Fellowship Center. Some of these items may belong to individuals who have donated cookies, etc. from previous events and were forgotten. Be sure to check and see if any of these items belong to you. Please help yourself to anything you might like to have. All items not selected will go into storage for the next Rummage Sale.
 

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2019 Messiah

The Celebration Singers, under the direction of Debbie Fisher, presented “Handel’s Christmas Messiah” on  December 15, 2019 at the 9:00 a.m. worship service.  The choir was accompanied by Dorothy Parris on the piano and Mike Pizzuto on the organ.  The Soloists included George Holtan- Tenor, John Skaggs-Bass, Beverly Mills-Soprano, and Mary Alice Bivens- Soprano.

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2019 Advent – 3rd Sunday

Todd and Vicky Corsello lit the 3rd candle of Advent.  If you missed Sunday Worship, you can watch it now by clicking here.

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2019 Advent – 2nd Sunday

 
Pastor Bill Good along with his wife Carolyn and daughter Anabelle, lit the 2nd candle of Advent.  If you missed Sunday Worship, you can watch it now by clicking here.

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2019 Live Nativity

Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church sponsored a Live Nativity during the Stroll in the Glow on the Avenue of the Fountains on Saturday, December 7th.  Many enjoyed the blessed setting, along with carols and live animals.
 
The Live Nativity and Petting Stable return on December 24th at 4:00 p.m, for the Children’s Service.

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Reverse Advent Calendar for EHFB

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The Mission Committee is promoting a Reverse Advent Calendar for the benefit of the Extended Hand Food Bank. You don’t actually have to bring in the item on the suggested day. On Sundays, three shopping carts will be placed outside the church entrance to receive your items for the week. Or drop your items at the church office during the week.

Jack Reynolds
336-382-1787

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2019 Advent – 1st Sunday

Members of the Youth Group, along Tim and Christina Schlum, lit the first candle of Advent.  If you missed Sunday Worship, you can watch it now by clicking here.

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2019 Church Decorating

Several folks pitched in to decorate the church for Christmas!

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Family Feast of Thanks

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Passion Art Project Pictures

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FVV Shoebox Elves

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On November 5th, Afternoon Circle had a blast at Fountain View Village filling five Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes with goodies & fun stuff. The giggling was priceless; the stories from the past made smiles. We were kids at heart. God bless us, every one! -Tiny Tim, A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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Christmas Cookies for Fellowship

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to share your special Christmas cookies with the Congregation! Hilltop Hospitality is inviting all bakers to donate a dozen or so cookies to be served during Sunday Fellowship beginning Sunday, December 8th. Please leave them in airtight containers in the Church Office during the week or bring them to the Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings. Include copies of your recipe, too!

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Passion Takes Flight

There is still time to make your pledge for 2020!  To learn more about Passion Takes Flight Stewardship Campaign, please click here.
 
Pledge On-Line  If you haven’t yet done so, you may make your pledge online, drop it by the Church Office or mail it to FHPC at 13001 N. Fountain Hills Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.  
 
Your do not need to be a member to Pledge  All are encouraged to contribute by serving and giving, and we are grateful for your gifts. 
 
Please make your commitment prayerfully and generously as an act of worship and discipleship.
 

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Consecration Sunday

During worship services on Consecration Sunday, November 17th, we unveiled the Passion Art Project and consecrated all of the financial commitments received to date for the upcoming church year.
 
Thank you to those of you who have already submitted your pledges!
 
Click HERE to view addditional photos.

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Christmas Decorating & Chili Dump

November 30, 2019 | 9 a.m.
Join us to decorate the Church, inside and out, for Christmas and after enjoy the Chili Dump for lunch! 
 
Bring a pot of your favorite chili to add to the pot.
Hilltop Hospitality provides the rest!

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Christmas Shoeboxes

Wednesday, November 20 is the deadline for accepting the Operation Christmas Shoe boxes.
Please bring your boxes to the office or place in the narthex on Sunday. We are also collecting checks for $34 made out to FHPC with “shoeboxes” in the memo in lieu of packing a box.
 

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FHPC Hosts the Phoenix Boys’ Choir Holiday Concert

Carols with a Twist
Sunday, Dec. 8 | 2:00 p.m. | FHPC Sanctuary
Bring in the holiday season with a spectacular musical celebration of many of our favorite well known carols featuring new invigorating choral arrangements and incredible instrumental forces.
 
Our audiences will have several unique experiences joining us on familiar carols with a full orchestra. This will be an unforgettable evening for the whole family and one you will not want to miss!
 

General Admission is $20; Senior Admission is $15. Click here to read more and to purchase tickets.


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Fountain HIlls Community Thanksgiving Service

Tuesday, November 21, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
16150 E. El Lago Blvd.
 
The Annual Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by the Fountain Hills Christian Ministerial Association, will start at 7 p.m. The featured speaker for the service this year will be Deacon Dick Smith of Church of the Ascension.
 
Others participating in the service include Rev. Bill Good of the Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Dr. Steve Bergeson of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Pastor Todd Forrest of the Fountain Hills Christian Center, Rod Warembourg of Desert Creek Fellowship, Pastor Rick Ponzo of Calvary Chapel, the Rev. Dr. Bobby Brewer of North Chapel, Pastor Trent Renner of Christ’s Church of Fountain Hills, the Rev. Dr. Cathy Northrup of Community Church of the Verdes, and David Iverson from the Extended Hands Food Bank.
 
Special music will be provided by and Fountain Hills Presbyterian Church, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church choir and bell choir and The Praise Band of Desert Creek Fellowship.
 
Those who attend the service are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to the Extended Hands Food Bank. A special offering will also be taken for EHFB.

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The Parable of Jesus – Available in the Library


A recent book acquired on this topic by Arland Hultgren is one of the best resources available, providing much insight to help us understand what Jesus was teaching.
~Barbara Oakeson, Church Librarian

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Men’s Bible Study

Every Thursday Morning| 7:00 am | Adult Center

Men’s Bible Study continues its study of The Parables. All the men in our church are invited to join us for coffee, doughnuts, study, fun and fellowship.

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Like Us on Facebook!

Visit the FHPC Facebook page by clicking here. Even if you’re not on Facebook, you can view it and read our posts, events and view Worship Services. If you are a Facebook member, LIKE our page and LIKE our posts. Then they will appear in your Newsfeed.

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Suggestion Box

Have a suggestion, question or just want to give a shout out to something great at FHPC? We have a box for that! A suggestion box is located in the narthex near the water cooler. Or, click here now to submit your suggestion online. Each comment will be read by seated Elders and addressed either personally or, if you wish, at the Family Meeting with the Elders. The next meeting will be held Sunday, October 27, at 2 pm in the Fellowship Center.


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All Ministry Kick-Off Sunday

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Youth Ministries – Grades 7-12

Hang out with students every Tuesday night! Play games, make friends, and learn about God in a fun environment.  Read more about our Youth Ministry by clicking here.
 
 
Cross-Walk | Tuesdays 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Students in 6th through 8th grade
 
 
Ground Zero | Tuesdays 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Students in 9th through 12th grade.
 
 

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Sabbath Bible Study

Sundays | Between Services
Fireside Room
 
Beginning Sunday, September 29th between services, we will resume Sabbath Bible Study. John Bivens will lead. More to come!

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Elementary Ministries – Jesus And Me

Wednesdays | 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
 
Children Pre-K to Grade 5 are invited to J.A.M. each Wednesday. 
  • Music & Movement 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
  • Believe – The Story 4:45 – 5:30 p.m.
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Flowers for the Sanctuary

Order flowers in honor or memory of a loved one, or in celebration of a special day or event.
 
A flower chart is located in the Narthex, or contact the Office at by phone at 480-837-1763 or click here now to email.

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T-Shirts & Water for Mana House

There is a great need for t-shirts for the vets at MANA House – MANA (Marine, Army, Navy, Air Force) which is a shelter in Phoenix for homeless veterans.
 
Please drop the shirts off in the Narthex collection box or take them into the church office. Donna Sims will collect them weekly and have them delivered to the vets.
 
Also, we still need cases of water for MANA House. Cases may be dropped off in the church office.

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View Our Worship Services

Are you away from Fountain Hills or homebound and unable to attend worship at FHPC? Would you like a friend or family member to be able to hear the message from one of our services? Thanks to Ron Waldo, our Elder who oversees technology for FHPC, our 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. worship services are now being video recorded using Facebook Live. This puts the service on the FHPC Facebook page and anyone to “stream” or view the service on their computer or phone, as it is happening — or later on, at your own convenience.
 
You can connect to FHPC’s Facebook page directly by clicking here.  Facebook members can login and “like” the broadcast, BUT — you do not need to have an account on Facebook to watch.
 
As an alternative to going to Facebook, you can click “Worship” on this website menu, or go the webpage www.fhpresbyterian.info/worship.  Here you’ll have the option to connect to the FHPC Facebook page, watch videos of previous services, or listen to previous sermons.

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Water for Vets

The hot weather is here.  Please remember to donate cases of water for MANA House –  MANA (Marine, Army, Navy, Air Force) which is a shelter in Phoenix for homeless veterans. Please drop off the cases at the church office. You can also donate money and the Committee will purchase the cases of water. Please write “water” on the memo line of your check and either place in the collection tray or give to Marta in the office.  


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Church Office Hours

The Church office will be open Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closed on Fridays.  To contact the office, click HERE.


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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.


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