Week ending March 19

this week…


Don’t forget!  Y’all come!

6:00 pm sunday!



“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 #7:  Paying it Forward
While talking to some friends, it was noted that not many places want homeless in or around their businesses. Some actually chased them away. One place we were told was different. They had actively changed their attitude toward those in need. We decided to stop by and see what they were doing. A few folks knew about it because they knew the proprietor. What we saw there was an interesting sign that said Pay It Forward. This is a popular idea floating around drive-thru places where people pay for the person behind them. But what does it mean in a fast food restaurant?  When we asked about it we were told the homeless walk by and can look at the board. If something is written on the board they can come in and ask for it. It has already been paid for and will be given with no charge. WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!! A “twenty” was just jumping out of our fingers to be given for food for someone in need so we gave the owner one. They promised to put several items of food up on the board. We encourage you to stop by your favorite fast food place, grab a bite, and PAY IT FORWARD for there are many homeless that could use a meal and this kindness too. We may not personally see who gets to eat that food but we know it will help someone who needs help and who knows? Some day they may be able to “pay it forward” too!



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.  This is a younger version of our Preacherman, but the message is gloriously the same.



The Rural Relief Pantry will be open THIS SATURDAY and if you’d like to lend a hand distributing supplies, the Muscogee Tribe will appreciate whatever help you can provide in their efforts to relieve the plight of our working poor. For information and directions to Bruce, please email Cyndi at cyndibunnia@gmail.com

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???


If you would like to have a Chat With Cyndi Talty call 850-585-0370
and plan to meet with her.


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]\


reader’s corner:

“Help, Thanks, Wow” by Anne Lamott

Author Anne Lamott writes about the three simple prayers essential to coming through tough times, difficult days and the hardships of daily life.

Readers of all ages have followed and cherished Anne Lamott’s funny and perceptive writing about her own faith through decades of trial and error. And in her new book, “Help, Thanks, Wow,” she has coalesced everything she knows about prayer to these fundamentals.

It is these three prayers – asking for assistance from a higher power, appreciating what we have that is good, and feeling awe at the world around us – that can get us through the day and can show us the way forward. In “Help, Thanks, Wow,” Lamott recounts how she came to these insights, explains what they mean to her and how they have helped, and explores how others have embraced these same ideas.

Insightful and honest as only Anne Lamott can be, “Help, Thanks, Wow” is the everyday faith book that new Lamott readers will love and longtime Lamott fans will treasure.



Greeters: Contact Terry Olive to meet and greet at firstolive33@gmail.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




Hilda McDonald is back at home and doing great. She is walking, getting up and down off the couch and is on only Tylenol!  Debbie is bringing food tomorrow!  All the prayers worked!!

Her phone # is 850-231-5069. She will be receiving home health care and the physical therapy for a while so just have people call her to find out a good time to visit. I somehow imagine she will be at church Sunday if you can believe it!  Thank you for all of the prayers and love that went out to my mom.

Serena Robison


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

Lorraine and Ken Sloan


Please pray for my husband, Kurt, and his 2 friends, Jeff and Andrew.  They are heading to Australia today for a 3-week motorcycle trip.  Please pray for safe travels and good weather.  

Thank you.

Barbara Tape


Caroline Wallace has moved to Brookdale in Sandestin. Her apartment number is 120. Visitors would be wonderful!  Thank you for all the prayers!Carolyn Mullins

My friend Sherry’s son John Marshall is having terrible pain in his abdomen and side. Hospital can’t do tests or surgery  to find out exactly what problem could be for sure until Thursday unless they have a cancellation or something to happen to change packed schedule at hospital. Please pray for some time to come available or something. She is waiting to fly out after they find out what problem is and then be there to stay with him.  This is what he wants his mom to do. Terrible “waiting “for a Mom and terrible pain for him. Will keep you posted. Please pray for both of them.

Linda Singleton

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


Continuing prayers please, for my mom, Joyce Slattery.

Kathy Davenport

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



communion servers


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



music from Sunday, march 12

Marcille Wallis and Friends



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


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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