“Built God-Tough”

Ford Motor Company recently used a very unique phrase to market their line of pick-up trucks, “Built Ford-tough.” When I consider this phrase, I question whether being built “Ford-tough” is a good thing technically. I say this because one must consider that if something is built “Ford-tough” is that really tough enough. When I consider all of the trucks of every make and model and all of the problems associated with them, I have to say they all are pretty fallible and vulnerable to imperfection by far. While our Senior Pastor would agree that Ford trucks are better than most, they … [Read more...]

A Note From Our Pastor

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The year was 1621. Governor Bradford decreed that the Pilgrims would hold a day of thanksgiving for the harvest. President George Washington proclaimed November 26, 1789 as a national day of thanksgiving. Abraham Lincoln named it a national Harvest Festival on November 26, 1861. For the next 80 years the holiday was proclaimed each year by the President and the governors of each state. In 1941, Congress passed a bill designating the fourth Thursday of November as Thanksgiving Day. That history is interesting, but it leaves out a serious question. To who is thanks given? Many historians will … [Read more...]

Mother Nature’s Farm

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Friday, October 18, 10:00 a.m. - Noon Preschool PALS group (ages 0-5 and adult chaperon), siblings are always welcome!   … [Read more...]

CHANDLER PARADE OF LIGHTS

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We will have a float in the Chandler Parade of Lights this year, celebrating our 100th birthday! The people mover, (driven by our Pastor), will be pulling a trailer with a nativity scene on it. The people mover will be lit up, and the puppets will be singing “Joy To The World” out of the windows. We have the plans, and Mr. Rittenhouse will be making the stable, but we need help putting it all together. This will be fun! The good news is that everything on the float will be moved to the lawn for the “Live Nativity”! The work days for this event are: November 16, 1-3 p.m. - paint … [Read more...]

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!

We have a great opportunity this year to minister and celebrate Christ’s birth to our surrounding community by sharing a “Live Nativity”. This project has sparked excitement in some of our members, however, we need more help! On Saturday, December 14, and Sunday, December 15, we will set up a live nativity out in front of the church on the lawn by Arizona Avenue. The event will be from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., and will include the children’s choir and puppet ministries, as well as live animals and many adults in character. If you are interested in helping with this event, please … [Read more...]

Are We Unquenchable Worshippers?

“Though the fig-tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior”. (Habakkuk 3:17, 18). I so love the attitude of Habakkuk, who refused to be discouraged in his quest to glorify God, no matter how bleak the situation he found himself in, “yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior”. We see the same attitude in Acts 16 with Paul and Silas, sitting in their jail … [Read more...]

A Note From Our Pastor

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When I started martial arts, every student in the class was ahead of me. I worked hard. When others would take a month off I stayed with it. I tested for the next belt as quickly as I was allowed. I stretched, practiced at home, memorized terminology, drilled for untold hours, and kept going even after pulled muscles and injuries with no break. After four and a half years I earned my black belt (a black belt typically takes about 5 years to earn). I stayed after it and kept working hard, staying after class for extra training, came in early to teach classes, still took no time off and earned … [Read more...]

Widows & Widowers Banquet

Sunday, October 27 1:00 p.m. The Deacon Body of FBC would like to invite all widows and widowers who are members of the church to attend the Annual Widows & Widowers Banquet. The Banquet is Sunday, October 27 beginning with a Meet and Greet in the foyer at 12:30 p.m. The Banquet and meal will begin at 1:00 p.m. If you plan to attend please RSVP with the church office at 480-963-3439. We hope that you will attend. This is a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with your Deacon! … [Read more...]

Senior Adult Fellowship Breakfast

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Tuesday, October 29 9:00 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant (Alma School & Chandler Blvd.) … [Read more...]

Senior Adult 55+ Picnic in the Park

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Saturday, October 19 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. at Arrowhead Park The Annual Sr. Adult Picnic will be at Arrowhead Park, 1201 W. Erie Street in Chandler (west of the pool). Bring your plate, table service and a favorite dish to share: A-J: Main Dish K-Q: Salad R-Z: Dessert Drinks will be furnished. Need directions or more info? Call Carolyn or Katherine. There will be sign-up sheets in your Sunday School class. … [Read more...]