Week ending May 14

this week…

 

 

 

Due to technical issues, recent recordings of our services have been unavailable.  We are resolving an issue with our cameras and recording equipment and, once resolved, we’ll be back online.  We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

No pictures of the Baptism last Sunday so far, but that didn’t stop it being a beautiful one.
Ronnie baptized 10 people, five from ASF and 5 Hispanics from the Good News Spanish Church!  What a wonderful, blessed occasion!  If you have any photos to share, please send them so they can be posted.

 

 

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“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!!!

Adventure #9:  A Different Reality

Often those on the street are there because their minds are in a place that is different from ours. We closed down places to help people who may need extra kindness and medicine to keep them here in the present day. These are not people to be afraid of but to realize their reality is very different from ours. We as a country have chosen to let them wander and so they do.

               A gentleman on the bridge in Shalimar caught our attention. He had 2 buggy/carts. That was not what made us take a second look. It was the way he moved the carts. He had an interesting order to the way he walked. He kind of took 4 steps with one, left it ahead and went back for the other one and moved it ahead of the first for about the same amount. He then would stop that one and get the one left behind and bring it up past the other. Like a hop scotch or frog jumping over his belongings always returning for those left behind but never moving both together as we might have, his earthly possessions filling each cart. 

               We approached and greeted him. He was very cordial and introduced himself. He explained he was the inventor of the “B2 Stealth Bomber and the Neutron Bomb.” He accepted the twenty offered but with the condition we keep in touch. He explained that he was waiting for a call from the government any day now as they were going to pay him $100 Billion a week starting soon. We said that was great but we really didn’t need the twenty back. It was for him. We thanked him and went on and left the twenty with our friend from a different reality.

 

 

 

Blayze and Bryce McBrayer are graduating!

 

Tawnia Machell is looking for a 1-2 bedroom/1-2 bath for around $1000/month. She prefers to stay in her area near the beach but realizes it’s out of her hands! 

 

bible study

Ongoing Wednesday Morning Bible Study.
All are welcome!

Our “Making Sure of the Truth” study ends with the last class on April 26th.
(We will take two weeks off.)
Our new “Co-Ed All Are Welcome Wednesday Morning Bible Study” study is:
“When God’s People Pray”.  It is a DVD study by Pastor Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle.
The study begins: May 17th at 10:00-11:30 a.m. 
We meet at Simple Faith Church. 
This is a 6-week study: May 17th- June 21st.
Participants Guide is $5.00.
Prayer can change lives and circumstances like nothing else can.  Prayer is our lifeline to God- Who is our source of strength and abundant blessing.  This study will instruct and inspire, revive and bless!
For more information: Jen Kelley: elle2897@gmail.com
 
THANKS SO MUCH TO THE ANGELS WHO REMEMBER TO DROP OFF DIAPERS AND FEMININE PRODUCTS EACH WEEK! 
please join them!

Once a month why not 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.

 

can we talk???

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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

Seasons of Caring: Meditations for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers by ClergyAgainstAlzheimer’s

Having a husband with Alzheimer’s, this book has become very important to me as his caretaker.

Offering the gifts of hope, encouragement, compassion and empathy to those on the difficult journey of caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Seasons of Caring is primarily intended for the much-needed comfort and support of caregivers.  The book is organized around themes and metaphors of seasonal transition, with each of the four seasons paralleling the various stages of life. The 141 entries open with quotes from scripture, sacred text or other inspirational text. The original writings by seventy-two authors representing a great diversity of spiritual traditions range from thoughtful meditations to poignant personal stories, moving poems and meaningful songs. Each is followed by a prayer and words of comfort and encouragement.

The book is a product of the ClergyAgainstAlzheimer’s Network, an interfaith national network of clergy, laity, and faith organizations working to focus attention on improved treatment, better care and a cure for dementia. It’s also an educational tool for support groups and advocates. Inspiring and uplifting, Seasons of Caring champions the dignity of all those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and is a powerful resource in raising awareness about this disease and helping to remove its stigma.

ClergyAgainstAlzheimer’s is a network of USAgainstAlzheimer’s.

 

 

opportunities:

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

Mentor Become a mentor to a child in South Walton County today!

 

 

 

prayer

I would like to thank the people of A Simple Faith who sent cards, gave me hugs and lifted my sister and I up in prayer during this difficult week. Even though I am fairly new to this church I am overwhelmed by the strong feeling of being part of a loving, caring family. My sweet sister Beth is fully restored and at peace with her Savior, and that gives me such comfort.

Love,
Deb Riccitelli
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Please put my very good friend Jay and her husband for strength on our prayer list for God to look over her and bless both of them with healing. She found out today she has throat cancer. Still awaiting one more test to see if it has moved to other glands to see if she will elect surgery or treatments. She’s a great lady and does so much for so many, and never complains. She fought breast cancer and won, please pray she will concur and win once again.

Judy Hamilton and Craig Seelman

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Bobby Rains is at home now.  He will be continuing to receive treatment for some time. Please continue to include him on your prayer list.

If you’d like to send him a card, Bobby’s address is: 

304 River Chase Dr
Bainbridge, GA 39819
brains63@yahoo.com

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Great news!

5 rounds of chemo, 4 blood transfusions, 2 platelet transfusion, 2 cryoprecipitate transfusions, 2 bone marrow biopsies, 3 spinal taps, 2 weeks in the hospital & 19 blood withdraws. Scotty is officially in FULL REMISSION!!!!!! We will now spend the next 3 1/2 years keeping this beast of a disease at bay. Thank You Sacred Heart and Nemours for all the wonderful care.  WHO SAYS PRAYERS DON’T WORK?  Let’s all continue encircling Scotty with prayer! 

Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, closeupCLICK HERE TO SUPPORT “SCOTTY FIGHTS IT BIG!”To follow Scotty on his Facebook page, CLICK HERE.


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communion servers

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May 14…Janet and Cole Taylor

                  Garry & Lynn Hedges
May 21…Linny Delahoussaye and Lee Eyer
                 John and Judy Skinner
May 28…Linny Delahoussaye and Lee Eyer
                 Kathy and George Davenport

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(The sermon was not recorded due to a technological malfunction.)

 

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