March 2015 FBCP Newsletter

 A Note From Pastor Sam 


19 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; 20 for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. James 1:19-20


This is a simple verse that outlines the necessary elements of effective communication yet it is very hard to implement.  It is one that if practiced it will save us a lot of grief in the long run. If we just listened a little longer, spoke a little less and refused to be offended we would have a lot less stress and a lot less problems.  The hardest place to act in this way is usually in the home.  Home is the place where we let our guard down and don’t feel we have to impress anyone.  In letting our guard down we need to remember to continue to love and continue to walk in the Spirit.  My anger has never produced a righteous outcome, it has only served to offend and hurt others.  The fruit of the Spirit growing in me however serves to edify and encourage other believers while at the same time producing the righteousness of God.


Operation Christmas Child Report 

Operation Christmas Child Report for 2014


Greater Chico Area = 4816 

     (this is a 10% increase over 2013)
West Coast Region = 568,277 

     (7.7% increase 41,000 more shoe boxes)
United States = 7,991,646 

     (or as we call it 8 million)
World Wide = 10,440,333

     ( amazing growth over 2013)
2015 goal for the United States is 8.6 million 

     (a goal of + 7.5%


Thank you for being a part of this ministry!

Pam Wrobel


Adult Sunday School 


March 8th Adult Sunday School will begin a new study as we look at what it means to genuinely follow Jesus. This series, will consist each week of a short presentation followed by a time of questions/answers and discussion.  We meet in Room #1 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM on Sunday mornings. 


Women's Ministry 


Mugs & Muffins 


Our women will gather next Saturday, March 14 at 9:30 AM at Georgene Goodwin’s home, 6311 Chatham, Magalia, for a  time of fellowship and prayer.  Bring your coffee/tea mug and we will provide the coffee and muffins.  All women are invited!


Leadership Meeting


This meeting is open to any woman who would like to participate in planning or helping in any way with women's events.  We meet at 5:30 (usually the first Tuesday), this month on March 10 in the Prayer Room, off the Sanctuary. We enjoy each other's company - and get quite a lot done!


Yard Sale - June 12-13


Women's Ministry is having their annual yard sale on June12 &13. Time to clean out your closets and garage! Clean house and help WM at the same time! Contact Beverly Ellefson at 559-0679--we will even pick up items and have a place to store them! All items welcome.


Women's Connection


The 4th Saturday of every month from 1 - 3 PM, the women gather in the Prayer Room for a time of games, snacks,some fun and just enjoying each other's company.  Please join us!  For more information talk with Juanita Grevalsky or Laurie Kaloper.

Cornerstone School Math-a-Thon 


This is the month that Cornerstone students have their annual Math-a-thon.  Each student signs up sponsors to make pledges.  Family and friends can donate based on correctly answered problems or a one-time amount..   The Math-a-thon runs from March 2 – 13 with the test taking place on Friday, March 13.


Missions Update 


Glen and Rita Chapman - Glen faced a situation where he was called to court due to an allegation of illegal prospecting(!). The case has been postponed for unknown reasons. We hope it just gets dropped! Glen and the Mission were targets of a sorcery attack, but Glen challenged the man he believed to be responsible.

The work of moving forward with recasting the Kikongo Pastoral school as a University is getting started. An additional family of Americans, the Williams, is aiming to come to Kikongo but first must raise their support! 

Rita was able to travel to San Diego to see their new grandchild, who was born while she was winging her way there!


Shawn, Dee, and Pari Collins - Shawn has returned from Ireland where he met with WordSign team members. Pari continues to wear her chest brace and is settling in to it, but needs care to keep from developing irritated spots due to the brace. They are deciding between expensive car repairs and a replacement car they can't afford! Pray for discernment. Praise that they received extra support so they were able to fly to Texas to see their latest grand baby!


Ed and Miriam Noyes - The Noyes have become grandparents with the birth of Anisa on February 13 in New Zealand!


Russell and Sharla Wiesner and family - Classes have started at the Learning Center in Kuala Lumpur! 


Russ and Sharla will be involved in a new church plant in Kuala Lumpur. Pray that people who have never heard the gospel will hear and be converted!


Jews for Jesus - There are continuing ministry opportunities in the Ukraine as the war in the eastern part of the country continues. 


Jews for Jesus reminds us that fruit in witnessing to Jews comes little-by-little and a few at a time, unlike some areas where thousands respond at once. Keep prying for continued diligence and support!


Eileen Lesher - Eileen is enjoying her time serving in Papua New Guinea.  Eileen continues to teach a 4 year pre-school class 3 mornings a week and a high school Child Development class every afternoon. The school year is close to finishing Term 3. Coming up in March is the bi-annual conference.  Eileen will be assisting with the children’s program while the adults attend meetings.  Ukraumpa has been getting plenty of rain and she wishes she could send us some.


Mike Robinson, Missions Director


PAC Offering Financial Seminar


9 Week Seminar

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University


Monday Evenings

March 30 - May 25

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Paradise Adventist Church


Cost $110 per/Person/Couple

For more information or to register call 877-4454


In this issue: 

A Note From Pastor Sam

Operation Christmas Child Report

Adult Sunday School

Women's Ministry

Cornerstone School Math-a-Thon

Missions Update

PAC Offering Financial Seminar

Birthdays & Anniversaries

April Schedule


Birthdays &





 3  Timothy Franks

11  Babs Jones

11  Amy Smith

15  Carl Smith

16  Lee Aranez

19  Doris Choniere

19  Vesta Steinacker

24  Georgene Goodwin



 2  Eileen Lesher

14  Zemeira Walker

16  Tom Grevalsky

21  David Snow



Mar 5   Tom & Juanita 


Apr 7   Timothy & Brittany


Apr 8   Brad & Sue Wells

Apr 14  Clarence & Coreen


Apr 14  Roger & Pam 


Apr 21  Carl & Amy Smith


April Schedule


April 5 - Easter Presentation in theMorning Service (No potluck this Sunday)


April 12 - Sally Klein O'Connor will be with us in the Evening Service