Joni and Friends Family Retreat at Bison Ranch


Would you like to step out of your comfort zone this summer and be part of an exciting ministry outreach bringing hope to people who face very different pressures...people affected by disability? Joni and Friends Family Retreat provides an opportunity for you to serve as a short-term missionary to families affected by disability with Christ-like encouragement and friendship. Family Retreat is July 13-18, 2015 at Bison Ranch Retreat Center in Heber-Overgaard, Arizona just 2.5 hours northeast of Phoenix! STM’s must be at least 17 years old and the cost is $450 which includes housing, meals, … [Read more...]

Women’s Ministry February Activities

Women’s Ministry Team Meeting February 2, 6:30 p.m. at the church Monday Lunch Bunch Monday, February 2, 11:30 a.m. Cheddars, 2530 W. Chandler Blvd (W of Dobson, E of the 101)Questions? Contact Linda. Women’s Bible Studies February 3, 10, 17 & 24 -Signs of the End Time Issues and Events Plus Four Blood Moons by John Hagee 9:30 & 6:30 p.m. at FBC in room A111/112. Facilitator is Jimmie Sue. Ladies Craft Night February 6, 6:00 p.m. at FBC Women’s Ministry Team Meeting February 16, 6:30 p.m. at the church International Student Luncheon February 17 at 11:30 … [Read more...]

16th Annual Sweetheart Event


Sweetheart Banquet (Masquerade) Saturday, February 14 Start enjoying appetizers at 5:30 p.m. … [Read more...]

Are Church Choirs still “relevant” to today’s worship experience?

In a conversation I had recently with some people, the question came up, “How many churches in the East Valley have a choir ministry?” In our Valley Rim Association it is not common to find a church with a vibrant choral ministry. Why is that? Is there really a place for Choirs in today’s worship experience? Another friend sent me an article that made me think and I wanted to share my thoughts with you. In thinking about this, there may be many reasons a church does not have a choir, but I wanted to express some reasons why we do have a choir here at FBC. 1. Choirs support good … [Read more...]

Disciple Now 2015


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It’s raining outside. Not in Chandler, but in Jacksonville, FL where I am while writing this. The street between the parking deck and the church auditorium where the pastor’s conference is has been closed to allow all the pastors to cross the street safely. I was standing in the middle of the street looking up at the rain falling. I felt a tap on my shoulder and a policeman asked me warily if everything was OK. I told him I was enjoying watching the rain fall. He looked at me like I’m from another planet, so I told him I’m from Arizona and since it hardly ever rains in the desert I was … [Read more...]

Women’s Ministry January Activities

Ladies Craft Night January 2, 6:00 p.m. at FBC Monday Lunch Bunch Monday, January 5, 11:30 a.m. Keegan’s Grill Alma School & Queen Creek Questions? Contact Linda H. Women’s Bible Studies January 6, 13, 20 & 27 -Invincible Love, Invisible War 9:30 & 6:30 p.m. at FBC in room A111/112. Facilitator is Jimmie Sue Secret Sister Revealing January 9, 7:00 p.m. at FBC. Bring a final gift for your Secret Sister. Thursday Lunch Bunch January 15 at 11:30 a.m. at Brunchies, 17 E. Boston St., Downtown Chandler Questions? Please call Lena. Forever Love Group Saturday, … [Read more...]

Bi-Annual Parent & Volunteer Meeting


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Music Ministry


Dear Beloved Members of FBC, A new year is upon us. It seems almost impossible that 2015 has come. As we begin a new year I cannot help but reflect on the last one and thank God for His many blessings. On a personal note, Rosie and I thank God for the addition of another wonderful grandson, Patrick, to our family. Grayson and Patrick are looking forward (along with Grammy and Pawpaw), to welcoming the arrival of four more grandchildren this year. What a blessing the Choir and Orchestra has also been to our “Church Family” in 2014, leading us in wonderful, soul stirring music. I … [Read more...]



Adjectives are powerful tools. They allow us to describe nouns to add depth, color, intensity, clarity, and more to ordinary words. However, as a society we have reached a point where we use adjectives in exaggeration. A good movie is now and awesome movie (or even “the most awesome movie ever!”). Dinner out is a great meal. A very good game has become an incredible game. Writing for Christianity Today, author Megan Hill has noted “we live in a culture of inflated language. Our text messages and e-mails explode with exclamation points and smiley faces.” The danger of using … [Read more...]