Wednesday, March 28 at 6:30 pm: We
have reserved a theater at Harkins on McDowell and 103rd
Avenue to watch the movie, "I Can Only Imagine." You
probably know the song, this movie tells the amazing story behind
the song. Tickets will be available beginning this
Sunday for only $7 per person or you can email Naomi at
Watch the trailer here, and then get your tickets! And
since it is a powerful movie, you may want to invite others
to attend with you!
Thursday, March 29, at 7:00 pm: We
will meet in the MAC for a simple but powerful Lord's Supper
around tables. The music will be simple, the Bible
reading and preaching very basic, so that we can participate
much like Jesus did with His disciples.
Friday, March 30, at 7:00 pm: We will meet in
the worship center for a Good Friday Service. The music,
preaching, and worship will focus on what Jesus did for us
on the Cross.
Sunday, April 1: We will celebrate
the resurrection of Jesus during our Easter Sunday morning
Celebration at both 8:30 and 11:00 am!
Join us on April 21 for our 15th Annual Women's Luncheon! Our theme this year is "Vessels: Filled by God...Poured out
for His Purposes." The cost is $16 per adult and
$10 per child.
God continues to bless this luncheon year after year. It
has grown to as many as 300 women with as many as 40 tables
and hostesses. We enjoy sweet fellowship, a delicious
catered meal, wonderful and moving entertainment, personal
testimonies, a powerful time in God's Word, and always a
sharing of the Gospel. We also have a pretty
phenomenal raffle with amazing items and 10 beautiful themed
gift-baskets graciously filled and given by our various
Sunday School classes that always add to the joy!
We will sell tickets for the next three Sundays— March 25,
April 1, and April 8. Purchase your tickets this week! You
may pay with cash, check, online, or with your debit card
with the ladies. You can also
reserve and pay on
our website! (Please include the correct spelling of those you
want to be seated with you if you already have that
information. We enjoy creating name placards for each
of our guests; so this is very important.)
Invite your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family
members! Remember, the cost includes a
delicious catered meal, a lovely gift, great entertainment,
the gospel message, an opportunity to have your picture
taken in a formal setting with free 4x6 prints given to you
the week following the event, and a chance to win a raffle and
incredible gift baskets. Now THAT, my friend, is a
It is always exciting to watch God at work! We have been
enjoying Priscilla Shirer's newest Bible Study, "Discerning
the Voice of God." One of the truths we have learned is
something that is also taught in Henry
Blackaby's Experiencing God: "FIND OUT WHERE GOD IS WORKING
and JOIN HIM THERE!" Well, it has been quite evident that
God is working and we are seeking to join Him! He is in the
PEOPLE business. He wants us to LOVE GOD and LOVE
PEOPLE! If we desire this sweet privilege of loving
others and POURING INTO their lives, we must first be FILLED
BY GOD. Hence, our theme: "Filled by God...Poured out for
His Purposes." God is at work and we are thrilled! Come
join the adventure of watching GOD AT WORK!
More To Being Pro-Life Than Being Against Abortion
I am often asked for my stance on
abortion and other moral issues. And I am more than
willing to share my opinions when my opinions are based on
Biblical values rather than merely a political stance.
But I tend to avoid short slogans (like "pro-life" or
"choose life") unless I can explain what I mean more
So, yes, in answer to a question I
received, I am "pro-life," but I mean far more by that than
"I am opposed to abortion." I invite you to read and
prayerfully and Biblically understand what I mean. My
stance on human life will help you to understand much of
what I believe and what we do in our church.
Benefits Brown Bag Ministry, which
passes out free lunches to the hungry.
Donations will be accepted Monday –
Thursday, March 19-23 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
What to donate?
Kitchen items, books, games, knickknacks, furniture, tools,
luggage, jewelry, purses, garden items, glass & plate ware,
seasonal items, kids toys, sheets and pillows. The things
you can live without might be the thing someone else can’t
live without. Please no clothes, shoes, guns, knives or
We need people to
help price and tag items, help to set up and take down
tables, people to collect money, keep an eye on the tables.
Help people find what they may be looking for or can use.
Help will definitely be appreciated! Please contact Mark or
Keli Blankenship or the church office if you can help.
Join us for a picnic at Friendship Park (on McDowell Road in
Avondale.) The Picnic is on Sunday, March 25 (Palm
Sunday) beginning at 4:00 pm--with dinner at 5:00 pm. There
will be no other classes or meetings at church on that day.
We have reserved ramadas right next to some beautiful children's
playgrounds, and since we have them reserved all day, you
can come early or stay as long as you would like.
The church will provide
grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, buns, condiments, paper
products, and bottled water. We're asking each family
to bring a side dish or chips to share and any additional
drinks you might like.
No reservations are necessary.
Everyone is welcome!
Join us Friday Night, April 6, as
we celebrate FAITH & FAMILY NIGHT with the PHOENIX SUNS!
Our Worship-Leading Choir has been invited to sing "The
National Anthem" for that night's game! The cost is
only $20 per ticket, and we will all be seated all together
which will make it that much more fun! The post-game
speaker will be Phoenix Suns' player, Alan Williams. A
dynamic post-game message will be brought by Pastor Chris
Brown. Chris is the Teaching Pastor at North Coast Church in
California since 2004. Prior to that, he developed a
natioanlly recognized student ministry at Azusa Pacific
College, where he served as the Campus Pastor. His mid-week
Bible Study known as "911" started with 80 and grew to over
1500 students! Musical guests for the evening will be
It is going to be an incredible
evening and I love that JESUS CHRIST WILL BE EXALTED in that
arena that night! "If I be lifted up, I will draw all
men to myself!" (John 12:32) Contact Mary Kaye or
Naomi Hutchison for
tickets. You may pay online, in the offering plate, or on
the foyer kiosks as well. (Make checks payable to
Come and enjoy a GREAT EVENING
Maybe it's a children's book. But it is also a book
that I enjoyed reading again last week! The
Prnicess and the Goblin (by George MacDonald) tella a
great story and deals with themes such as holiness,
obedience, and faith. If you read books to your
children or grandchildren, this one should be on your list.
And book two in the series (The Princess and Curdie)
is just as good!
It is recommended for children with a grade 5 of higher
reading level. And Pastor Jack recommends it for
adults as well who want to read an interesting story that
deals with deep things worth contemplating!