Week ending March 12

this week…..

change in church schedule

Beginning This week, Sunday, March 12, we will resume our normal service time at 10:00am.  There will be no 8:30 service.

“The Traveling Twenties”

(AKA Random Acts of Kindness)
“The Beginning…”

It started one day with an eye-opening realization. Not everyone had enough to eat or a friend or smile or heat or even a place to lay their head at night. Everyone was different. Everyone was in need and some were in need more than others. Twenties found their way into some very interesting adventures when they were put into the hands of those who cared but were unable to do. Those people then put twenties into the hands of those who saw but didn’t have twenties to give.  When hearts say help and God says move, adventures are soon to follow!!!

Traveling Twenties Adventure #6:

20-wingsThe sign said “Airborne Vet needs help.” He was on the side of a highway turning lane. He had a pole to lean on and a Chihuahua in arms. We were afraid he would stumble and fall down the small embankment. We said “don’t fall,” as he clutched the puppy and the cardboard sign to his chest in a tight grip. His legs didn’t seem to work smoothly as he took three jerky steps that we were sure would result in a horrible spill. He replied to my words of caution. “I am all tore up. Thank you, missus” were his next words as the twenty moved to his hand. The smile did not reach his eyes probably because pain had taken permanent residence there. Or maybe it was the pain of being a veteran and having to ask for help on the side of a road.

Adventure #7 coming soon!



9:00am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 3:00pm


CALL:  850-267-2866 (Ask for Barbara)

2  Bible Studies!

bible study

Ongoing Wednesday Morning Bible Study.
All are welcome!

Making Sure of the Truth” is an Explorer’s Bible Study.The books covered in this study are: Philemon, Colossians, 2 Peter, Jude, and 1,2,3 John.

This is a 16-week study and we will finish the end of April.

10:00-11:30 a.m. at Simple Faith Church.

If you wish to join the study please email Jen Kelley (elle2897@gmail.com) or Judy Skinner (judyskinner29@gmail.com).  Books are $25.00 each and we will order them.


Christian History 101!
Join Ronnie at noon!history_101c


Below you will find audio links to Ronnie’s 8-part series entitled, “Christian History 101.” New audio will be uploaded as it becomes available.  If you’d like to listen and to pick up notes directly from his site, click here on www.ronniemcbrayer.org  Scroll to the bottom of the page and they’ll be there below his sermons.

AUDIO AND lecture notes are here!

Returning to Our Roots: Christian History Session #1 (AUDIO) and Session #1 Notes

Patristics and Professions: Christian History Session #2 (AUDIO) and Session #2 Notes

The Rise of Rome: Christian History Session #3 (AUDIO) and Session #3 Notes

The Muddy Middle: Christian History Session #4 (AUDIO) and Session #4 Notes 

Out of Arabia: Christian History Session #5 (Audio) and Session #5 Notes

“Kill Them All:” Christian History Session #6 (Audio) and Session #6 Notes

March 15: NO MEETING
March 22: “Here I Stand! I Can Do No Other!” (Luther and the Reformation)
March 29: Back to the Future (Western Christianity Today)


Golden oldies

Ronnie will probably strangle me for this, but I came across some videos that were made some time ago, and I’d like to share them.  Here’s the first one. If video doesn’t appear, click on link.





Once a month come and serve with us at Rural Relief. Also remember the continuing need of diapers, feminine products and adult diapers or monetary donations. Come join us!! Talk to a Talty at 850-585-0370 or cyndibunnia@gmail.com.

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.

The purpose of MENTORS is to recruit volunteers to join with us as mentors in South Walton. There is currently no mentoring program in Walton County Schools. There are many great programs outside of the school system but many of the children most in need of a mentor do not participate in any outside activities or programs. The teachers and staff are great at what they do but cannot mentor all of the children in need. So that’s where YOU come in! Typically you will only need to volunteer 30 minutes of your time, one day a week to mentor a child who needs a positive adult influence in their life. If you have even the slightest interest in becoming a mentor, please email me at Mentorsouthwalton@yahoo.com

can we talk???


Chats With Cyndi Talty will again meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, start time at 10 am! Call 850-585-0370 if you are coming!  Other days and times are also available!


Yoga classes !

woman-practicing-yoga-lotus_smallYou are invited to a  Gentle Yoga Class with Nancy Gross, MS, RYT200+ Monday classes at A Simple Faith now will be  at 11:15 am and Thursday at 8:30 am.  Classes at 769 Eden Drive, Point Washington, Florida 32459 will be on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday at 9:00 am.  Please call or email your questions and reservation.  850-797-6926 or nancydgross@gmail.com

Classes are cancelled on March 16 & 17, 2017 only!

reader’s corner:

The Signature of Jesus by Brennan Manning

The Signature of Jesus challenges the gospel of “cheap grace” and calls the church to radical discipleship. With passion and boldness, author Brennan Manning invites readers to risk living life as Jesus lived—committed to simplicity, purity of heart, and obedience to the gospel.

As a radical alternative this book is offered to Christians who want to live by faith and not by mere “religion,” for those who recognize that many of the burning theological issues in the church today are neither burning nor theological; who see Christianity neither as a moral code or a belief system but as a love affair; who have not forgotten that they are followers of a crucified Christ; who know that following him means living dangerously; who want to live the gospel without compromise; who have no greater desire than to have his signature written on the pages of their lives.

“Behold,” Jesus proclaims, “I stand at the door and knock.” You may have already met him at the door…but do you truly know him? Have you been transformed by His furious, passionate, unexplainable love? Join Brennan Manning, the bestselling author of The Ragamuffin Gospel, on a personal journey to experience Christ’s love and live with His passion.




Greeters: Contact Terry Olive to meet and greet at firstolive33@yahoo.com; Thanks greeters!

Communion Servers:Contact Barbara Tape to serve communion: barbara@digitalpark.com. Thanks servers!

Tuesdays, The Prayer Boys meet at 8:00am. Contact Kevin Simonsen at 970-259-1748 or kevin@kjsems.com




Ken has been discharged from the hospital and coming home to hospice care.  Please continue to pray for us.

Lorraine and Ken Sloan


Hilda McDonald finally made it to a room last night. She is in ICU-8, but not because of her condition: The hospital is full. She may have a permanent pacemaker put in today. The knee surgery itself went great.

Nevertheless, she’s a trooper, surgery over!   She will go directly from Sacred Heart to rehab at Grand Blvd. in 2 days.  She will stay there for 5 days.  At 91, she’s still our strong girl!  Reminder, also, Caroline Wallace is at the same rehab.  If either of them are out of their rooms, leave a note.  Two great ladies!

The address for both Caroline and Hilda is 138 Sandestin Ln, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
We’ll keep you updated.  Thanks for all of the prayers and love!


Chris Perry, Pastor of Good News United Methodist Church in Santa Rosa Beach died in his sleep this week.  Please pray for his family as well as his church community in their time of need.

ASF Church Family 


Thank you so much to our prayer warriors for all their support and prayers, I really could feel them flowing into my heart and during my meditation times while here in bed, praying.

It seems inevitable that the Lord was slowing me down, to the point of an unexpected surgery and it has made me feel humbled and thankful….especially to be ALIVE! especially to all of you! God bless you all and keep you healthy and safe. I love you all!

Thank you,
Nina Horn

My granddaughter Abby is having pains in her abdomen.  She was released from the hospital a few weeks ago after having surgery for a ruptured appendix.  She is only 11 years old.  Please pray for her and our family.

Cathy Davis


Prayers please, for my mom, Joyce Slattery.

Kathy Davenport

I visited Caroline Wallace this morning. I was very surprised how well she appeared. She was sitting up in a regular chair. She knew me. She spoke as well as I have ever known her to speak, but she was waiting to go to speech therapy. The place where she is recovering is called Grand Blvd Rehab. Between Grand Blvd shopping and Sacred Heart Hospital. Used to be called Destin Rehab, I think.  The address is 138 Sandestin Ln, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Nancy McConnell


This is the daughter of a long time friend of mine.  Her name is Emily.  She was diagnosed with melanoma 2 yrs ago and has already had 2 surgeries and lots of chemotherapy.    She is 32 and is currently participating in a trial drug program that is just like having chemo for 2 more years to hopefully prevent the cancer from returning.   Please pray for her as she is one special young lady.  She has overcome so much… and with still so much to go.  Please pray for her and her Mom.

Thank you!!   Barbara Riddick


WOW!  You guys are TERRIFIC!  Prayers work!  Lloyd doing so much better all of a sudden after asking for prayers!  BP stable, HG little low, but stable, potassium normalized, platelets very low, but OK for him.  He is amazing!

He’s still in ICU but will probably be moved to a regular room tomorrow. He’s ready to go to the beach!

Thanks so much for all your prayers!

Betty and Lloyd Netherton


communion servers


March 12….……….Paula Brenick and Sara Brunson
Carolyn Brown and Lynn Watling

March 19…………………Linda and Phillip Singleton
Judy Hamilton and Craig Seelman

March 26…………………Jan Briscoe and Brenda Gail Speller
Melissa and Larry Davis

April 2……………………..Garry and Lynn Hedges
Linnie Delahoussaye and Lee Eyer

April 9……………………..Michael and Laura Granberry
Susan Breeden and Cindy McBrayer

April 16……………………Kurt and Barbara Tape
Rose Rogers and Jackie Losapio


Ronnie McBrayer’s sermon:

The River Of Life – From March 5, 2017



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