Monday, August 22, 2016

Tuesday Night Service of Reflection

Join us tomorrow night (Tuesday, August 23) at 5:00 pm in the Chapel for a short worship service featuring poetry and jazz. David Hodgson will help us reflect on the lessons of the first three Sunday sermons of this month. Dinner will be served afterward in Swain Hall. Please come and bring a guest!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New News Deadline

We have been told that in order for our events to be included in the local newpapers' monthly church calendars, the information must be submitted to them no later than noon on the Tuesday before the last Monday of the month. To ensure we have everything we need before that deadline, we are changing the monthly deadline for The SPIRE to the second-to-last Monday of each month. If we have all the necessary event details that day, we can send them to the papers the next day. And, voila! Free press!

So, the deadline for anything to be printed in the September issue of The SPIRE will be next Monday, August 22, and we will send our September calendar of events to the newspapers on Tuesday morning. If you have an event that should be included in the calendar, please help us meet the papers' deadline by meeting ours. After all, it's good publicity, and free!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Quote of the Day

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” ~Mother Teresa

Monday, August 15, 2016

2016 90+ Tea

Did you know that our church has 41 members and regular attendees who are 90 years of age or older? We have invited them all to a special tea at 2:00 pm on Thursday, August 25, with special music by pianist Vonda Hagen. If you are not yet 90 but would like to help in the kitchen, transporting the attendees, or serving as the host/hostess of one of the tables, please contact Beth Mabee in the church office (623.974.3605 or bethm@firstpressuncity.org).

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Movie Night Cancelled

The venue of the preview showing of Ben-Hur has been changed to a location on the other side of Phoenix, so our church will not be participating.  Thank you to everyone who signed up!  We hope you are not too disappointed.


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

August Ecumenical Hymn-Sing

This Sunday, August 14, join us in our chapel at 3:00 pm for a hymn sing with members of several other local churches. Sing all your old favorites and maybe learn a few new tunes! Homemade cookies will follow in Swain Hall at 4:00 pm. For more information, call the church office at 623.974.3605.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Movie Night

Thursday, August 11, 7:00 pm

Join us at the Harkins Arrowhead Fountains 18 Theater for the preview of the new Ben-Hur movie! This new screenplay adheres more closely to General Lew Wallace's original story and is much-more Christ-focused than the 1959 version starring Charlton Heston. This Mark Burnett and Roma Downey production centers on messaging of mercy, redemption, reconciliation, compassion, faith and forgiveness.

Call Beth in the church office for tickets. They are free for veterans and $9.00 each for the rest of us.

Let us know what movies you'd like to see in the future!