Week ending…December 4

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Christmas services at asf:

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service…..6pm
Christmas Day service…10am

 

1000 Bags of Blessings UPDATE

Thank you for your donations! We have reached our $10 a bag goal! We have ordered 500 stuffed animals so every child will get one thanks to one person’s generous donation.

As for donations, any more diapers, feminine products and adult diapers or money to buy them) will be icing on the cake. Remember this is an ongoing need. The summer jobs have ended and the gardens are no longer producing so as usual we see an increase in the number of families needing help through the winter. While the food pantry meets most of the food needs, the shelves often are empty after a pantry. A Simple Faith, at this time, is the only church that provides the diapers, feminine products and adult diapers. Please talk to Cyndi for a better understanding of the need and how you might help including coming up with us at Christmas.

PARTY  (PARTIES) There will be shopping and stuffing parties in the days ahead! Watch for notices and announcements of dates and times. Elf costume optional!

You can still help in several different ways. Monetary Donations are accepted. Put RR Christmas in the note line and make checks out to A Simple Faith Church. Or simply give money to Cyndi Talty for gifts.

Shopping– join Cyndi and Kim Ryals and many others with shopping trips. We sometimes go into a store and divide and conquer.

Ideas for Children
hats (fun ones)
socks
toy cars
dolls
stuffed animals (see Cyndi before buying)
coloring books & crayons
pencils and other school supplies (fun ones)
books
small games

Women’s items
cooking items
scarfs
gloves
bath and body lotions
Christmas items for home or tree
Kitchen items
Beauty items
nail polish and remover
costume jewelry

Men’s items
small tool sets
flashlights
pocket knives
coffee mugs for the car
Any single tool also would work
Kerchiefs for neck, etc.
socks (no embarassing ones LOL)
hats
work items like tool belts or lunch boxes
 
Food and candy

We usually try to put in some kind of food gift in each bag. Bags of candy, pez dispensers with candy, cans filled with popcorn, nuts, beef jerky and little cookie tins, etc. We want everyone to have a little taste of Christmas.

We appreciate everything you do. It is probably easier to buy 10 of the same item so that it looks like we are being equal to everyone.

Don’t forget to bless yourself and help us pass out gifts on December 17th.

Matthew 25:40
“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’

Contact me at 850-585-0370 or email cyndibunnia@gmail.com

Thank you,
Cyndi and Tom Talty

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Good morning!  We are in Boone, NC at Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child!

What an amazing place processing shoe boxes to go to children all over the world with a message of God’s love! God bless you today and always!  

Nancy Gross and her group of elves!

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DO YOU WANT TO BE A MISSIONARY FOR A WEEK?
 ASF is planning a trip to Sus Hijos in El Salvador for February 7-14.  We will be building at least one house, visiting the orphanages and children’s prisons and will be feeding the homeless, to name a few of the things that we will do.  
We are looking for volunteers to go with us and help us with this ministry.  We don’t have the cost as of yet but it will be around $1000.  It depends on how many people are going and how many houses we want to build. 
If you are interested, please contact Barbara Tape……barbara@digitalpark.com…….If you feel led to go with us and do not have the funds there will be some scholarship money available to help out.
More details will follow as our plans progress.

thanWe all have so much to be thankful for this year. You are all so generous and kind to this little unorganized organization that is A Simple Faith. We do things like this on occasion but this year, it’s especially called for. Your church council has decided to donate a Thanksgiving blessing of $1,000 to each of the following charitable organizations who are close to our hearts:

Blue Skies Ministries
Canaan Recovery Foundation
Caring & Sharing
CVHN
Family Life Ministries
Food for Thought
Habitat for Humanity
Haven House Mission
His Children / Sus Hijos in El Salvador
Salvation Army Local
Samaritan’s Purse

1Thessalonians 5:18

 

 

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Readers’ corner:

“Crash the Chatterbox: Hearing God’s Voice Above All Others” by Steven Furtick

Recommended by Jeff Allen, it’s definitely a good read!

51kgzwr9ddl“I used to think that someone who struggled with the kinds of weaknesses I deal with daily was useless to God. I felt so often like I was drowning in internal dialogue I couldn’t control. It had been the soundtrack of my life for as long as I could remember.

Yet everything changed when I began to realize God has given us the ability to choose the dialogue we believe and respond to. And once we learn how, we can switch from lies to truth as deliberately as we can choose the Beatles over Miley Cyrus on satellite radio.  Read more…

 

prayerAN IDEA: When sending a prayer request, we’d love to include a picture of the person who needs prayer!  If you have one, we’ll publish it along with the request.  We’d also appreciate it if you’d write an update so our warriors know how things are progressing.  Thanks!

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Please keep my friend’s husband, Fred K in your prayers.  He will be undergoing intense radiation and cancer treatments over the period of the next 2 weeks.  Your prayers would be most appreciated.

Thank you,
Nina Horn
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bible study

Bible Study starting Wednesday, November 30 at 10:00 at A Simple Faith.  It’s a 4-week Advent study, “Awaiting The Already”, An Advent Journey through the Gospels. (Author: Magrey R. deVega.)  Judy Skinner will lead the study.  The dates: Nov 30th-Dec 21st.  Everyone is welcome to join us as we prepare to slow down and really focus on Who we celebrate during this Holy Season of Advent. Those coming to Advent Bible Study can get a book at the church on Sunday for $9.50 or purchase on Amazon or for kindle.  

Please read the introduction and 1st chapter in book before first meeting.  

For any questions or to sign up, please contact: Jen Kelley, elle2897@gmail.com (850)419-5111 or Judy Skinner, judyskinner29@gmail.com  (850)496-1840.

 

COMING TO a sIMPLE fAITH!

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 The band will also perform on Sunday morning, December 4 at ASF

 

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YOU ARE INVITED to a LIFE CHANGING LUNCH!!
Jump Start into Positive Health!

Melanie Stewart invites you to a Nutrition Class, December 10th. Check out her flyer on the table in the Narthex and see what it is all about!  You can register at this website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jump-start-into-positive-health-tickets-29264137824

 

FRIDAY FUNNY 🙃

 

This is what happens when your child is exposed to too many commercials on TV.

A Baptist pastor was presenting a children’s sermon.  During the sermon, he asked the children if they knew what the resurrection was.

Now, asking questions during children’s sermons is crucial, but at the same time, asking children questions in front of a congregation can also be very dangerous.

Having asked the children if they knew the meaning of the resurrection, a little boy raised his hand…

The pastor called on him and the little boy said, “I know that if you have a resurrection that lasts more than four hours you are supposed to call the doctor.”

 

cookieIf you haven’t gotten your copy of Rick and Tina Stanfield’s sweet little cookbook that tells a wonderful story, you can get it at Amazon by clicking on the book cover above.  Have a look! 

 

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YOGA CLASSES!  Hooray!  Nancy Gross, MS, RYT200+, invites all to come and experience Gentle Yoga focusing on breath and movement to build calmness, strength & balance; a journey of self-discovery & healing.

Classes at A Simple Faith are Monday 5:30-6:30PM and Thursday 8:30-9:30AM. or The Healing Terrace 769 Eden Drive, Point Washington, Florida 32459 Monday, Tuesday & Friday 9:00-10:15AM. Please call or email your questions and reservation. 850-797-6926 or nancydgross@gmail.com.

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Rural relief!

If you are willing to help donate to Rural Relief, please bring items to church by the second Sunday of the month. There is a box in the front of the church where you can put your donations.These items currently are always in very short supply:
DIAPERS (both children and adults) are always needed.
Female personal hygiene items
Diabetic candy

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12/4……Linny Delahoussaye and Lee Eyer
Paula Brenick and Sara Brunson

12/11…..Susannah Wright and Cindy McBrayer
Rose Rogers and Deb Ricatelli
12/18…..John and Judy Skinner
Donna Callahan and Jackie Losapio

12/25 …..Michael and Laura Granberry
Bob and Nancy Gross

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The Twelve Traditions (#12) – People Before Programs – From November 27, 2016

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And please don’t forget….if you’re shopping at Amazon, please don’t forget to participate in our “His Children” mission.

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When you order go to smile.amazon.com and put in the charity name “His Children Kevil Kentucky.”   Amazon will donate 0.5% of your order total to the organization. It will help provide supplies for “His Children.”

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