To understand or
play football, you need to know some basic terms (offense,
defense, special teams, first down, man-to-man, zone, blitz,
etc.), know the basic rules (how to score, what's allowable,
what's illegal), and have some basic skills, such as
blocking, tackling, passing, and running. If you don't
know the terminology and the rules and you have no skills,
it is a frustrating game.
That's true of any sport, any job,
and any hobby.
It's also true of Christianity.
We need to know our basic beliefs, our basic terminology,
the basic instructions for living the Christian life, and we
need to learn the basic skills.
Those are the things we are going
to study and learn beginning this Sunday in The
Essentials, What We Believe and How We Live.
We invite you to attend, and to
invite others to attend with you!
I'm as excited about this series as
any I've ever been involved in, and I'm looking forward to
the things that God is going to do.
Join us this Sunday!
If you are interested in serving on a team to plan and begin
Saturday evening worship services to our church, then we
invite you to a meeting on Saturday, February 3, at 6:00 pm.
We will need musicians, greeters, ushers, security workers,
and nursery workers. You can choose to work either in
a short-term (help us get started) or long-term basis if you
plan on worshipping on Saturdays regularly.
We don't have a firm start-up date yet, but the number of
potential workers will help us determine when is the best
time to start.
We believe that offering a quality Saturday worship service
will help us grow and reach new people in our community!
From A Federal Prison Camp in California . . .
We helped many families at
Christmas through our Project Angel Tree Ministry.
Here is one thank you from a mom who deeply appreciated our
ministry. I can't give you her name (we cropped it
out), but you can still pray for her and for her family!
Read Pastor Jack's latest blog on
"Things I'd Like To See . . . Washington Version."
It's a non-partison group of suggestions for the leaders of
our country. Read it at
He will follow this up in future weeks
with an Arizona Version, a church version, and maybe a few
more. Feel free to share your comments with him via
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 14 - Sunday (Make Up Day)
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Make your reservations now for a Valentine’s Day Dinner.
This youth camp fundraiser dinner is Wednesday, February 14
from 5:00-9:00 pm. This is a church wide event. Please plan
to attend with your sweetheart or come to enjoy the company
of others as a single in the beautiful restaurant atmosphere
with live music. The menu begins with a salad and choice of
dressing followed by Chicken Parmesan on a bed of pasta,
delectable sauce and garlic bread. The pièce de résistance
is a slice of homemade cheesecake with strawberry sauce and
whipped cream. Child care is also available. Children will
watch a movie and enjoy spaghetti, garlic bread, and a
cupcake. Couples are asked to donate $30, singles $15 and
child care including the meal is $10. Please plan to join
us! Every lady gets a rose! Reservation tables will be
outside the east foyer Sunday mornings, February 4 & 11. You
can also secure your table by emailing Student Ministries
Director Holly Kilfoyle at
We are looking to expand our church staff by calling a
part-time preschool coordinator to oversee our nursery and
Contact Naomi in our
church office for a job description and an application and
to answer preliminary questions about the position.
We are accepting resumes and applications now, and we will
be scheduling interviews in January.
There are no pre-determined educational requirements for the
job, but we are looking for someone with either the
appropriate education or the experience necessary to help us
improve and coordinate our nursery and preschool ministries.
A clean, modern, safe, and well-staffed nursery is necessary
for our church to attract families, so we are seeking a
staffer with high standards for excellence!
From Willy Elizondo and Jim Leligdon
It seems like nearly every day, there is another story of a
politician, actor, businessman, coach, or a pastor who
failed morally. This brings great shame and
embarassment to the man himself and to his friends and
Men are in a fight for their integrity, their families, and
Facing the battles of life as a Christian demands courage. Our
men's group next study,
"Stepping Up," will give men the vision and the tools to
live godly courageous lives.
Our men's group will begin on January 22 at 7:00 pm.
The study will be held at Jim Leligdon's house.
For more details and for directions, contact Jim Leligdon at
623-694-7094 or Willy Elizondo at 623-258-8809.
July 11-15, 2018
For any family with a disability!
One of our partner ministries, Joni and Friends,
does an incredible job of ministering to families who have a
child with a disabilty. We are currently learning how
we can be more effective in helping these families.
One of their new ministries is to put on a family
retreat at their new Family Retreat Center near Overgaard,
Arizona. For more information, you can read about
their new retreat center (Bison Ranch) and the retreat
itself, scheduled for July 11-15. Find out more and