Week ending June 4

this week…

HELP WANTED:  We need some people to train as alternate sound booth people.  You will be trained so that in case of illness or emergency, we have people who can stand in for Bobby Rains.

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.

 

Here’s a beautiful example of one of Nancy’s lower flower arrangements!  Great job, Nancy!

Nancy McConnell needs some pretty flower vases to use on the Lord’s Table.  She has moved the table to the front, center, so she will be making lower flower arrangements.  She only has tall vases. Vases need to vary because she never knows what size and height flowers are going to be available at Public each Sunday morning.

I am now making some recycled art with bottle caps – if you would like to help out – just bring your collected caps to church from time to time.

Thanks!

Cindy McBrayer

 

Jump Start into Positive Health – FREE!

Hi! I am Melanie Stewart, a Holistic Nutritionist and Health Coach specializing in human digestion and the importance of eating REAL foods the RIGHT WAY. I have an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and a Master’s Degree in Holistic Nutrition. I am also an experienced educator, author, counselor/coach and public speaker and I am offering you the opportunity to join me for FREE!

June 10th @ 10 AM

A Simple Faith Church

No matter what your wellness goal(s) – healthy eating, weight loss, improved cholesterol ratios and/or triglyceride levels, reduced markers for inflammation, stabilized blood sugar levels, reduction in the need for medications, even reversal of the disease process, or maybe you just want to feel GREAT, you are sure to gain something positive from our time together!

Jump Start to Positive Health and Healing through the Power of 3

                                                             

Nutrition 101 – No matter what or how much you eat, if you are not absorbing the nutrients from the food – YOU ARE AT RISK!  Learn tips and techniques that will make you feel great while you maximize your health and minimize your waistline!

Understanding Digestion – No matter how serious the message, it goes down a bit easier when it’s fun!  We’ll take a ride through the digestive system that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!

Meal Planning – Many of us were taught to include every food group at every meal.  This a digestive nightmare!  It requires just a bit of rearranging to work with our perfectly designed system and, fortunately, it’s easy!

This presentation is a call to action! 

People don’t just listen, they get emotionally connected, excited and ready to change!

“Melanie Stewart is one of the most knowledgeable and entertaining speaker’s l have ever had the pleasure of hearing. She explains complex digestive workings in terms that both amuse you and make you think.” – Cyndi Talty

“Melanie’s simple techniques for healthy eating combined with explaining how our bodies function is inspiring and LIFE CHANGING, even for people who are well versed in healthy eating!” – Kim Ryals

“Melanie is an engaging speaker and is able to easily communicate complex nutritional information into practical and easy action steps that you can implement into your life immediately.” – Susan Shipley

“Mel really knows her stuff and does a superb job communicating and encouraging. I deeply enjoy the group dynamic of the workshop and recommend participation by both men and women.” – Rick Wimberly

Please RSVP by June 7th to:  melanie@yumtumnutrition.com

 

“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 10:  The Many Faces of Homelessness

We have told you about the altered reality of some of the homeless we have come across. Their reality, while different from ours, is as real to them as ours is real to us and often they cannot be convinced of any other. They live their lives in a state of confusion or simplicity. It can be both at the same time. They have a world that is different and sometimes our world enters theirs in a pleasant way with $20’s or in a sci-fi way with monsters and hatred from those who do not understand and therefore think of them as an enemy or something to be scorned and dismissed. 

There are other kinds of homelessness that we may not know. Sicknesses such as PTSD in homeless VETs can cause such disruption in families, the person is asked to leave. Having no one, they end up on the street trying to justify simply being alive while their friends are not.  They are covering a moral injury you will never see. It is almost better to have a visible injury so that people can pity you than one hidden inside. We cannot know the pain they are going through. And that would be true for others fighting their inner demons as it is for some Veterans.

Not being able to work because of a visible handicap makes it easier to pity the person asking for help on the corner.  The problem may not be only financial but familial. Some need not only financial help but someone or group to take care of them. When we started helping we became aware of a large group of men sleeping in cars some with their sons all together. They live in their cars and eat together and most have jobs but the cost of living is too great to be on their own. So they share resources in this outside camp of cars. They are together and have work to go to, but realize they cannot afford housing so they share. They are a large extended family that watch over each other and even help each other when the need arises.

We have mentioned families. Homelessness can often occur from disruptions in families. Divorce, disagreements, bankruptcy and just plain living pay check to pay check can all be causes of homelessness. We became aware of a family where the father had a job but the family had been staying with his parent. A disagreement arose over the father’s girlfriend and the father’s mother threw the family out. So while he had a job and the girlfriend had a job, they had no home for themselves and the 4 children and they were brought to work where we found them and gave them assistance. Families living in someone else’s home are still homeless. This is called secondary homeless.

Whenever a child is thrown out of a home and they find a place to live in a friend’s home they are still homeless. It is still the idea of loss they must feel and we wonder if they ever lose that feeling or if it follows them forever.

Homelessness does not have to be a permanent state but sometimes the people staying in a car while their daughter is in the hospital in another state and they are already at the poverty level and cannot afford a hotel are still homeless even if it is for a month.

Homelessness cannot always be solved with a $20 either. It needs to solved with homes and services for those in need.

 

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

 

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???

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

Yoga classes !

PLEASE NOTE:   Gentle Yoga classes are cancelled Mondays May 22 and May 29 (Memorial Day) at 11:15 at A Simple Faith . Gentle Yoga Classes are cancelled at 769 Eden Drive at 9am on Tuesday May 23, Friday May 26 and Monday May29-(Memorial Day.)

You 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

 

READERS’ CORNER

Small Graces: The Quiet Gifts of Everyday Life by Ken Nerburn

In twenty elegant pieces, writer, sculptor, and theologian Kent Nerburn celebrates the daily rituals that reveal our deeper truths. A companion piece to Kent Nerburn’s book Simple Truths, Small Graces is a journey into the sacred moments that illuminate our everyday lives. Through the exploration of simple acts, he reminds us to chart a course each day that nourishes the soul, honors the body, and engages the mind. Small Graces asks us to observe life’s quiet rhythms, the subtle shifts in perception and changes in light, the warm comfort of family voices; to feel the blessing of birdsong, the solitude of a falling leaf, the echo of footfall in snow-covered woods. By inviting us to recognize the hidden power of the ordinary, Small Graces reveals the mystical alchemy of the mundane made profound by the artistry of a well-lived life.

 

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!

 

Hilda McDonald had semi-emergency surgery yesterday to remove her most recent knee replacement. It had become contaminated with a bacterial infection. The surgery went well. After a few days she will be at physical rehab, will return home, and after all infection is resolved have a new knee replacement.  Please remember her in your prayers.

Ronnie McBrayer

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I’d like to thank our Simple Faith family for their prayers and well wishes for my mother-in-law Grace Losapio. Mom’s surgery was a success, and she is now in rehab, working hard and looking forward to going back to her assisted living apartment. 

Thank you all, in Christ’s Love,
Jackie Losapio

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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! 

 

CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT “SCOTTY FIGHTS IT BIG!”To follow Scotty on his Facebook page, CLICK HERE.

 

 

The Communion Cup

As I stood staring down at the communion cup in my hand I saw the cup full to the rim almost overflowing with a rich red color, the color of a royal, bright blood.

Then the people came and dipped into the cup and soon I felt the strength of that bright red blood ebbing away, life declining ever so slowly.  But then I looked up into the face of an old man and a middle- aged woman. I saw life in their faces, their cheeks flushed bright and glowing as they drank from the cup.

I saw life, my Christ’s life, transferring, transforming I saw the transference of life and then the transformation.

As my life was draining away the lives of so many others were flourishing so deep in love with life and all that their lives could be.  Although the cup was empty it was still full, as though my life was gone but the lives of so many others were full.

I saw clearly how His blood is our blood, how his life is our life now.

If you want to experience the flow of our Christ’s life, serve communion some Sunday – it will change your life!  If you want to feel as our Lord did, serve communion –  Your life will be deeply enriched!

Thank you,
Rose Rogers
May 2017

communion servers:

June 4………Kelly & David Cochrane
Nancy McConnell and Michael Granberry

June 11……..Kurt and Barbara Tape
Linda and Philip Singleton

June 18…      Kathy & George Davenport
Michael & Laura Granberry

June 25……..Paula Brenick and Sara Brunson
Judy Hamilton & Craig Seelman

July 2………..Cindy McBrayer & Kim Ryals
Kelly & David Cochrane

July 9………..Ann Scott & John Youngbeck
Nancy McConnell

 

ronnie mCBRAYER’S SERMON

Raising Hell: Mother’s Day, 2017 – From May 14, 2017

 

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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