Women’s Ministry August Activities

August OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD COLLECTION. Put donations in the south storage room (south side of church). Collect school supplies for Mexico School Ministry August 1 Monday Lunch Bunch Monday, August 4, 11:30 a.m. Olive Garden (Gilbert & Germann) Questions? Contact Linda. Women’s Ministry Team Meeting August 18, 6:30 p.m. at FBC Ladies Quilt Group Will meet in September. Thursday Lunch Bunch August 21 at 11:30 a.m. at Chili’s Grill & Bar, South Gilbert Road, Gilbert Questions? Please call Dorothy. Ladies Bible Study Tuesday, August 26 Invincible Love, … [Read more...]



We have multiple televisions in our house. Most of them are HD flat panel TVs and have a DIRECTV box hooked up. We have somewhere around 700 channels. You read that right - 700, not 70 but 700! However, I only watch a few channels. History, History 2, American Heroes (formerly Military), Science, Discovery, ESPN lineup. I don't want to waste time with worthless shows or channels. Life is much like DIRECTV. We have more choices than we can fathom, yet in reality we concentrate on only a few of those. Make sure you pick the right "channels" of life to focus on. God, the Bible, family, … [Read more...]

Operation Christmas Child


Excitement is in the air as we plan for Operation Christmas Child through the year! The ladies of our church have decided they would like to collect specific items each month to spread it out over the year, then have a church-wide ladies Operation Christmas Child packing party to fellowship and pack boxes in November. As you collect items you can put them in the Secret Sister room in the Operation Christmas Child box. Dates to remember: October 29: Leigh's Children's Choir packing party at 6:30 p.m. November 15: Men's Get Connected Breakfast. FBC Men and boys packing party … [Read more...]

Faith & Family Night


With the Arizona D-Backs on Saturday, August 23! … [Read more...]

Craft Retreat in Flagstaff – July 25 – 31  


Let the creation juices flow with other women in beautiful Flagstaff! … [Read more...]

Sr. Adult Breakfast

seniors breakfast

Sr. Adult Breakfast Tuesday, July 29, 9:00 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, Chandler Blvd. and Alma School Rd. Sr. Adult May Outing Twenty of our Senior Adults toured Schnepf Farms on May 29. The history tour included a hayride through the farm, a visit to the original farmhouse, which is now a museum, a train ride and a stop to pick peaches. After the tour we enjoyed our lunch which always includes a piece of peach pie. This is a fun place for all ages to visit. … [Read more...]

Upcoming Events for the Men’s Ministry


-Monday, July 21: Fun event for men and youth at the Main Event in Tempe -Saturday, August 16: Men’s "Get Connected" Breakfast with speaker Dr. Keith Henry from Golden Gate Seminary. -Saturday, September 27: Volunteer event at Feed My Starving Children in Tempe at 9:00 a. m. Golf Outing planned for October, venue TBD -Tuesday, October 14: Men’s Conference, theme Act Like Men. This event is for men and youth. -Saturday, November 15: 1st Annual Operation Christmas Child packing party. -2nd week in December: Operation Christmas Float. … [Read more...]

Women’s Ministry July Activities

Ladies Bible Study Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 The Amazing Collection for Women, Book by Book, 9:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. at FBC in room A111/112, call Jimmie Sue if you have any questions. Monday Lunch Bunch Monday, July 7, 11:30 a.m. At Red Lobster (NE corner of Gilbert & Germann) Questions? Contact Linda. Ladies Quilt Group July 15, 2:00 p.m. at FBC Thursday Lunch Bunch July 17 at 11:30 a.m. At Joe’s Real BBQ 301 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert Questions? Please call Dorothy. REMINDER: No Ladies Craft Night in July. No Women’s Ministry Team Meeting in July. No … [Read more...]

What does “Maturity” look like?

Sometimes things just strike me funny. Maturity is one of those things. You see the young trying to look “grown up” by their dress, make up, trying to grow beards and moustaches, anything to make them look more mature. Then on the other side you have those who are supposed to be mature trying everything to look younger. There are more advertisements for hair color, hair transplants, wrinkle removers, tummy tucks, chin lifts and an endless list of other products to make you look and feel younger. Now I’m not saying any of these things are bad. It just strikes me funny. Maturity is an … [Read more...]



According to the American Bible Society 88% of Americans say their household owns a Bible. That is good news. 82% of Americans consider themselves knowledgeable about the Bible. That number is higher than I would have expected and is really good news. 43% of Americans can name the first five books of the Bible. I guess what Americans say about themselves is better than reality. Half of the people who said they are knowledgeable about the Bible apparently don't know it very well. This reminds me of the parable Jesus told about two sons. A father asked the first son to work in the vineyard … [Read more...]