Getting to Know our PFC Family
FEBRUARY 2012 Volume 1 Issue 2 2012
New Eyes by Jamie Pagels And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with everincreasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. II Cor. 3:18 Living in the Northwest we have some of earth’s most wonderful eye candy. Places like the San Juan islands, the Rocky Mountains and yes, even the Palouse, fill our vision with images of amazing beauty time and again. The thing about living in a place where constant beauty abounds is that our eyes often grow tired of the wonders and cease to see them. One glorious mountain peak blends into the next, the sparkle of the ocean diminishes, and the trees blend into an indistinguishable color of green just short of gray. As the saying goes, "familiarity breeds contempt." And so it is with the heart. Those of us who have been in Christian circles for a while often encounter this in our relationship with God. We have read the Bible cover to cover, we've sang the songs
and prayed the prayers and after a while we want something new and exciting. It’s like a veil has covered our eyes and we can no longer see the beauty of God. What's to be done? How do we see the same thing every day and not grow familiar with it? How do we encounter God year after year without pulling the veil down and seeing Him only dully? French writer Marcel Proust gave me something to think about the other day when I read this quote: " The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." We don’t really need a new view, new scenery, what we need is new eyes to see the beauty that is right in front of us! New eyes do not come cheaply or easily; they are something we must work for, they require discipline and effort. But, as all things spiritual, effort, discipline and work will not in and of themselves give us new eyes – new eyes must also be asked for. As we journey together toward transformation and Christlikeness, let’s ask God for new eyes to see Him and
Inside this issue:
Getting to Know Our 2 PFC Family-Heimbigners his story fresh – and in doing so, to be changed from glory to glory by it.
Kid’s Missions Bake Sale
PFC Mom’s Group
Questions for discussion: How have you experienced the “veil” covering your vision spiritually? Can you name a time when God tore the veil and broke in on your sight? How would your faith change if you had “new eyes?” What if we asked God to lift the veil from our faces and to reveal his glory anew? What if we entered the wilderness place seeking God, and found Him? What if we let God form our experience and sight instead of our experience forming our view of God?
Free Film of the Month 4
The Ship by Angel Ferdinand
God give us new eyes!
Couples Valentine Dinner by Angie Feuerstein We are celebrating Marriage, celebrating love by having a Valentine's Day Progressive dinner, Saturday, February 11 from 5-9 pm. We'll progress from appetizer's at the church to the first stop at a home for salad and soup with a smaller group. The children will stay behind to have their own Valentine celebration at the church under the watchful eyes of our faithful volunteers. Next house will reveal a delicious main course by some of our church's best cooks. Finally, cheesecake and amazing chocolate cake awaits at the last house where we will be all together again to find out who is the most "Truly-Wed" from the trying questions of the evening's game. This promises to be an evening to remember as we create deeper friendships and have an evening out with our spouses.
February Highlights • 11th Progressive Dinner 5-9pm • 12th Missions Bake Sale • 16th Council Meeting 6pm • 17th Free Film 7:30pm Casablanca • 26th International Food Festival after church service • 27th Ladies Dinner 6:00 pm
Getting to Know our PFC Family
Who are the Heimbigners? by Victoria Lewis Laurie and Bruce Heimbigner are one of those rare couples that won’t stick out like a sore thumb and talk about what they do unless asked. And asked I did indeed. Since they are a humble couple, it took some praying and prying to get some answers. We thank God for them, not only for what they do for our community but for what God wants them to do. They stand by the church’s mission statement which is out of Matthew 28:19, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations.” Bruce and Laurie have been married for 35 years and have three sons and two daughter-in-laws. Two of their sons were born when Laurie and Bruce were involved in the church at Pullman Foursquare over 20 years ago. Bruce added that they met when they were both attending WSU and Laurie asserted she was the second out of the two gals he met.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:19)
Laurie began in missions when Bruce and Scott Linklater, a previous Pullman Foursquare youth pastor, wanted to get the youth into missions. Going to Thailand opened the door for Laurie to get involved. “I wanted to help but I was the one that was changed,” she said. When asked what changed, Laurie said “my spirit became more aware and lifted when I went to see other lives changed - that Jesus not only changed those whom I thought I was there to help; He also changed and touched me”. She saw that the people were happier because they didn’t need anything else as long as they had Him. Amen, my Sister. Besides working in Thailand with a local pastor name Pakhim, Bruce and Laurie also worked with Ken and Eunice Ochieng in Kenya and Chris Curry in Burma-Myanmar, where Pullman Foursquare was involved in raising money for families to be able to afford and feed their village. For a year now, Laurie and Bruce are Missions Directors for Pullman Foursquare. They also have a Home Group Bible Study on Sunday nights, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Along with a meal, college students and young adults are invited to attend. For further information on this, please refer to our church website www.pullmanfoursquare.org or call the office for more information. Bruce has a degree in Agriculture Ed from WSU. He taught high school for three years in Ellensburg, and went back to get his Masters in Plant Physiology. He likes biking, sailing, good food, and traveling. You can also find Bruce working with the church’s sound and lighting systems and “whatever happens physically within the sanctuary,” he said. Laurie has been working as a nurse for 34 years in the O.B. department at Pullman Regional Hospital. She has also spent years developing her photography skills to the extent that she is marketing her photos commercially. To see her work you can visit her website- http://www.llheim.com
Volume 1 Issue 2
Mission’s Month for PFC Kids by Angela Nelson It's missions month for PFC kids!! In fact, the whole idea for a missions month sprang out of the desire we teachers had to share the needs of children in the world with our own children, using some excellent curriculum from the lady at KIDZANA who writes our regular kids curriculum. Did you know that she herself is a missionary, who travels all around the world training people in high-need countries how to minister to kids?? Through her travels she has been exposed to many children in desperate and even dangerous situations, and she wanted to share the needs of these children with kids in the United States. So she developed curriculum for this and makes it available for FREE for churches to use. How cool is that?! The mission curriculum is organized around different groups of children: Children who live on the street, Children in poverty, Orphans, and Children affected by war are some examples. The kids will be bringing home prayer cards to help them pray for each category of children. The curriculum does an excellent job of presenting difficult situations to young children in a way they can understand and relate to, yet is discreet and not overwhelming. The goal is for children to be able to relate to these kids in some way, and to see real activities they can do to help. Each week there is a DVD, along with some teaching and projects for the kids to do. On February 12th the kids will be having a bake sale, with items which they have helped bake themselves, to raise money. They also have special money boxes at home, along with their prayer cards. The money will go to the mission outreach of Kidzana. The kids have set a big goal for themselves of what they want to raise, and if they meet it, our wonderful pastor will get a face full of cream pie up on stage on a Sunday morning coming soon. Won't that be a blast?!?!?!!
Kid’s Missions Bake Sale by Janie Salvadalena Yummy! Be prepared to buy your sweetheart delicious baked goods Sunday February 12th! Pullman Foursquare's Children are baking cookies, cakes, brownies or pies to raise money for the Kidzana International ministries. February is missionary month here at Pullman Foursquare and the elementary age children are becoming missionaries by giving their time and resources in order to help others spread the love of Christ throughout the world. Please join our children in becoming missionaries by generously purchasing their baked goods and blessing your sweetheart at the same time!
PFC Mom’s Group by Heidi Pagels Being a mom is a tough job! Come and join other moms just like you in a place where you will find community, support, friendship and resources in a welcoming environment where we believe no mom should have to mother alone. We are a group open to any mom in Pullman or our surrounding hills. Our desire is to provide a .... place for moms to pray together, support one another, and share what God is doing in our lives.... all the while having a bit of fun! During our meetings, we will discuss various biblical topics, exchange parenting advice, and have real conversations about what the bible says about being a mom. Children are welcome!
When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month 9:3011am. Where: The Cordova Theater Pullman Foursquare Church How much: $2 per child or $5 per family
GOD ANSWERS OUR PRAYERS by Angie Feuerstein
135 N Grand Ave Pullman, WA 99163 Phone: 509-332-8612 E-mail:email@example.com
If we have noted the Lord’s answers to our prayers and thanked him for what we have received of him, then it becomes easier for us, and we get more courage, to pray for more.” Quote from Ole Hallesby (1879-1961) Rejoice with hands upraised, praising God’s answers to our united prayers. Please report answers to prayer so we can all give God thanks and be encouraged to seek Him still more. •
Stella Nindo reports that her brother in Kenya is home from the hospital and much improved. He has medication to treat the faulty muscles surrounding his heart, however, he had to quit his job creating new problems. Please continue to pray.
Angel Ferdinand reports a successful heart valve repair for a friend’s father.
Baby Malachi Cheney has recuperated from serious breathing trouble he was hospitalized for.
Paul Bennett has been in the hospital and has now been transferred to Avalon. Please continue praying for the family during this time. If you would like to help in other ways you can contact Janice Busboom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loving God, Loving People, Loving Pullman
www.pullmanfoursquare.org Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 18:19
The Ship by Angel Ferdinand Free Film of the Month
An undisputed masterpiece and perhaps Hollywood's quintessential statement on love and romance, Casablanca has only improved with age, boasting careerdefining performances from Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. PG, 1 hr. 42 min. FEBRUARY 17th 7:30 pm The Cordova Theater
There once was a ship, in all her glory. One person lives to tell her story. Her captain, brave and tall Had thunk to be the wisest of them all. Her bow longer than it is wide, rocking against the ocean's tide. Her crew a many, with their endless gaze at her splendor. Step out on her main level to feel the breeze, appreciate the setting sun. For everyone knew in each moment a hard day's work was done. Until one fateful night, not a feather in sight, nor a sound to be heard. Everyone was quite disturbed. For, the moment before, everything was fine. Shipmates asked not one, not two, but three times. The captain quite dismayed caught everyone's gaze. For he had run a taut ship all of his days. Those remember when sailing was fun in all its glory and the memories of few, a taut ship they do recall. For their captain was wise and fairest of all. Back to that night not a single word. Silence was only heard. From within the silence, panic had shook. An iceberg had taken the ship like a crook. Every correction made, every deck combed. They turned to the captain wise. But everything was wound into fierce compromise. Man, woman, and child gathered in rafts to escape that fearful craft. In the end the captain was alone, the ship down under, with him on his throne. Down in a blaze of glory went she. That is why only one lived to tell her story.