Upper Room Daily Reflections

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Furniture Bank is a 501c3 public charity and every penny donated goes toward helping our families, veterans, and individuals in need. We are in the hand-UP business and not the HANDOUT GAME! The AZ Charitable Tax Credit has doubled this year to $400 (filing single) and $800 (filing jointly). It is a dollar-for-dollar tax credit to your state tax burden, much better than a deduction. Please help us help others! www.FurnitureBank.us



Sunday, November 13, 2016



As the holidays approach I wanted to share with you what Faith Through Works Fellowship is doing to help those not as blessed as we are right now in our community.

We are looking for help to fund the Thanksgiving dinner we are providing for 30 at Autumn House, the local domestic violence shelter we support. We have a team of volunteers who are taking time from their families on Thanksgiving Day to go serve and fellowship, but like most of us they are funding their own family meals as well!


We are just looking to provide a meal for the clients and their children. Also if anyone is willing to cook a Turkey that we can bring along that will be great.

We will be doing our annual underwear and socks drive for our homeless friends at the CASS shelter. Your donations are welcome and needed!

We still have some opening to ring the bell for Salvation Army in front of Fry's Grocery on 40th and Chandler Blvd in Ahwatukee on Saturday December 17

As always we are partnering with Furniture Bank and you can make your tax deductible financial donations at the website www.FurnitureBank.us

Please let me know if you have questions or are looking to help in any way!

God bless you and as always....
Let the blessings roll

Pastor Mark

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Did you know a donation gets you an Arizona state tax credit up to $800? Earn yours today.
The state of Arizona provides an incredible incentive for taxpayers who donate to certain qualifying charities like Furniture Bank. Thanks to the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, you can donate up to $800 and get it right back on your Arizona tax return.
Furniture Bank works directly with Phoenix based social services, programs, and faith based communities to assist families, Veterans, seniors, and other folks with a hand up to regain self-sustainability as they work to escape homelessness and helplessness.
Please help us help others! Donate today! www.FurnitureBank.us


Sunday, September 4, 2016


Throughout August Furniture Bank continued to assist families and individuals with a hand UP as they worked their way out of homelessness and helplessness.

One recent story I wanted to share with you is about 3 senior citizens. Harry, his brother, and their friend, all widowers, share an apartment that was destroyed by a fire. The seniors lost everything. One of our partner helping agencies who specializes in helping senior citizens contacted us after the seniors were relocated to a new home and shared the situation with us. Furniture Bank was able to supply needed beds, bedding, a TV, kitchen table, chairs, a couch, along with furniture and furnishings for all of the rooms. We received a thank you note from Harry; “You made our apartment a home again. Thanks again and God Bless..”


Furniture Bank is in the hand UP business and not the hand OUT game. This means we only work with clients that are actively participating in programs to help them achieve self-sustainability with work, finances, and a stable home. We work closely with Family Promise, Save the Family, and many other social services, helping groups, and the faith based communities.

The great news is that Furniture Bank has grown year after year and thrives. The challenge is that Furniture Bank has now outgrown its much relied on resources of storage, transportation, manpower, and funding resources. We need your help to allow Furniture Bank to continue its healthy growth.

Since we came into being in 2012 as a nonprofit and worked to gain our 501c3 public charity status, each year we have doubled our ability to serve the homeless and helpless throughout greater Phoenix. From a dozen in 2012 to over 200 served in 2015, we continue to grow because the need is here and it’s real. We have received many requests for assistance this year, but due to our lack of space, transportation, workers, and the funds to support this huge need, we will not be able to help everyone. We have reached our limit and need to expand in order to meet this increased demand for help.

In order to meet this growing need, we need to have access to and financial support for a large warehouse in or near the Ahwatukee and or East Valley area. We need to have a large box truck and funding to pay for it as well as 3 part time employees to help manage the daily needs of Furniture Bank.

Please pray about supporting Furniture Bank. Your financial gifts are welcome as every penny will go toward helping Furniture Bank to grow to meet the needs of our clients.
All donations will receive a tax receipt and any amount is appreciated.
DONATE HERE – www.FurnitureBank.us

Sunday, July 31, 2016






As the July heat pounded the Phoenix area, Furniture Bank continued to work with our clients to give a hand UP and not a hand OUT as they worked with their respective agencies to escape homelessness and achieve self-sustainability.

Connie is a single mom with 5 kids, all under the age or 12. She reached out to us for help after her helping agency referred her to us. Gainfully employed and moving into her own home for the first time in a while, she was excited to receive help with furniture and furnishings. We felt blessed to be able to help her turn her house into a home for her children.


The great news is that Furniture Bank has grown year after year and thrives. The challenge is that Furniture Bank has now outgrown its much relied on resources of storage, transportation, manpower, and funding resources. We need your help to allow Furniture Bank to continue its healthy growth.

In order to meet this growing need, we are looking for help and financial support for a large warehouse in or near the Ahwatukee and or East Valley area. We need to have a large box truck and funding to pay for it as well as 3 part time employees to help manage the daily needs of Furniture Bank.

Since we came into being in 2012 as a nonprofit and worked to gain our 501c3 public charity status, each year we have doubled our ability to serve the homeless and helpless throughout greater Phoenix. From a dozen in 2012 to over 200 served in 2015, we continue to grow because the need is here and it’s real. We will receive at least 400 requests for assistance this year, but due to our lack of space, transportation, workers, and the funds to support this huge need, we will not be able to help everyone. We have reached our limit and need to expand in order to meet this increased demand for help.

Furniture Bank is in the hand UP business and not the hand OUT game. This means we only work with clients that are actively participating in programs to help them achieve self-sustainability with work, finances, and a stable home. We work closely with Family Promise, Save the Family, and many other social services, helping groups, and the faith based communities.

Please pray about supporting Furniture Bank. Your monthly financial gifts are welcome as every penny will go toward helping Furniture Bank to grow to meet the needs of our clients.

All donations will receive a tax receipt and any amount is appreciated.

DONATE HERE – www.FurnitureBank.us

Let the blessings roll!



Saturday, March 26, 2016


Please accept my invitation to try Pure Flix free for 30 days!

Faith Through Works Fellowship and Furniture Bank are partnering to promote Pure Flix.

We all win!!

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To begin your subscription go to our website www.FaithThroughWorksFellowship.org and click on the link!


Sunday, November 15, 2015


Let's Ring the bell for Hope! Volunteers help bring in the joy of the holiday season to millions across the world. For many people seeing the red kettles and ringers are a true sign that the Christmas season has arrived. The money you raise brings hope to thousands of less fortunate families, children, seniors and institutionalized individuals through the distribution of new toys, Angel Tree gifts, care packages and financial assistance right here in the Phoenix Area. If you are interested in helping us ring the bell on December 12 and or 19th please email us for details                                                                           FaithThroughWorksFellowship@gmail.com