Week ending September 24

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Thank you for your generosity in giving to Hurricane Harvey Relief. Beyond the $7,500 that we sent last week to Texas, on Sunday you gave an additional $2,500 designated for this project. We will send these donations along. In regards to volunteers going to Texas, those plans remain in place. We have been placed in the queue line to travel to the Houston area and will keep you up to date.  As to help with damage caused by Irma, there will be updates soon.


disaster relief concert at asf!

The Texas Disaster Relief Fund Raiser Concert on Sept 29 featuring Ray Scott…Luke Warm & The Backsliders are opening… doors at 5:45, music at 6:30… www.facebook.com/warehouse360music for details…click the “Shop Now” button for tickets.

Y’all come and help us help Texas out!
To get your tickets, click HERE!


bible study!

Began August 30th.
Simple Faith Church, Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Explorer’s Bible Study, incorporates a DVD lesson and workbook discussion questions. Cost of materials is $24.00

All are welcome!

Come join us as we study the 2 Books written by the only Gentile writer of the Bible.

Of all of Paul’s friends, there may have been no other more dearer than Luke.  Luke, a physician, was a man of culture, careful intelligence and of a very tender and sympathetic heart.  He loved Jesus and served Him with his whole heart.  The first 12 lessons will be in the Gospel of Luke.  In Acts, we will study of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and grow more and more in the knowledge of Who the Holy Spirit is. This is not only a study of the History of the church forming but a study of how the Holy Spirit works through us as believers today.  A transforming and life changing study of God’s Word.

Any questions and to order a book:
Jen Kelley:  elle2897@gmail.com
Judy Skinner:  judyskinner29@gmail.com


and, beginning september 6…


A study of the book of Revelation begins Wednesday, September 6th at A Simple Faith. The class will be led by Art Pierce, and will meet each Wednesday at noon directly following the 10:00 bible class. All are welcome to attend. 

“A group of us  had the wonderful experience of hearing Art Pierce teach a class on Revelation Wednesday. He presented foundational information on this amazing book and has us all eager to dig in further. The class is open to anyone interested and will be held at noon at A Simple Faith on Wednesdays. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore this most fascinating book of the Bible. Just bring a notebook and a bible, and lunch if you want.”
Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near. Rev. 1:3
Deb Riccitelli

The Revelation Bible study with Art is going to be so interesting. He’s a natural teacher. Illustrations and examples are wonderful, and we are thrilled to have this opportunity to study and be “spoon fed”.  Also, Rev. 1:3 says, “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy and keep those things which are written in it, for the time is near.”  If you want to get blessed, come on down!

Nancy McConnell


Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child(OCC) is up and running!! A Simple Faith and Seagrove Baptist are partnering again this year. The Youth Group at Seagrove Baptist is folding the boxes and the boxes will be ready to pick up this weekend,September 24, at A Simple Faith. A donation of $9.00 (increased from$7.00) should be placed in the box for shipping cost.

Labels are available where you pick up the boxes or you can print one out and pay the shipping on line and track your box. There are sample boxes on the table at A Simple Faith but just as a reminder… please pray as you pick out the items.

NOTE:  There have been some changes in articles which are NOT ALLOWED:  Please do NOT include toothpaste and candy. Mint dental floss and toothbrushes are allowed.

Sunday, October 1 I will have the new printed plastic boxes created at Samaritan’s Purse. A donation of $10.00 for the plastic box and the shipping label will be provided.

Important date! Completed box with label deadline November 12th,2017. We will pray over the boxes on that Sunday at A Simple Faith!

Packing Party at Seagrove Baptist Church at 9 am on Saturday, November 18th. More information will be forthcoming as we get closer to the date.

For more information, please contact please call or email your questions.  850-797-6926 or nancydgross@gmail.com

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 invite you to join me for a FREE SEMINAR!

 October  7@10:00 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 speakers 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


DIRECTIONS: Turn north on Blue Mountain Road, at the new traffic light on Hwy 98.  Take the first left turn into Blue Mountain Beach Industrial Park.  We are in the second building on the left.

“Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.” Isaiah 55:2


“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 15: 

While sitting at a popular chain restaurant, a man approached our table to ask for some spare cash. We were sitting with a dear friend who was very approachable but he had no money and shook his head sadly. The man’s countenance fell and his shoulders drooped as he moved away totally ignoring us at the table.

One of us jumped up to go to the car to get the twenty and as he watched one of us leave he got very scared. “I don’t want to get in any trouble so l’ll leave,” he said, and he started to go. We tried to reassure him it was OK. Just follow him as he is going to help you, not report you. He was very worried, but received the twenties to go see his sick father now that he could get a bus ticket.

You may wonder why he was so picky about who he asked and why he was afraid of being reported. He was in his mid-twenties, heavily tattooed, especially around his mouth. He could have been considered scary but he was the one who was scared and we felt his panic. Twenties don’t worry about those things, they just serve the Lord.

Adventure 16 coming soon!


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

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



Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God by Sheila Walsh

Do you ever question God’s ability to catch you when you fall?

Do shame, fear, and brokenness keep you from fully trusting God?

Do you secretly believe your dreams are unreachable?  You are not alone.

This is a book about trust. How we fight it. How we learn to do it. How it transforms us. Life is not safe. That reality slips over us as we grow. Our response to the Father in that reality allows us either to swing higher and higher with the trust of a child . . . or fearfully shrink back from the swing set altogether. As we weigh that choice, God whispers: Trust me.

In a remarkably transparent account, author and speaker Sheila Walsh opens wide her lifelong battle with trust and the moment-by-moment choices she made to follow where God led. Sheila has lived a life ruled by the “hidden places” of insecurity and brokenness and knows the overwhelming beauty of a life wholly handed over to Christ.

As you encounter her struggles and triumphs, you also meet ten of the Bible’s transformed—Tabitha, David, Paul, and others—who teach us that in spite of overwhelming circumstances, just one trusting encounter with Christ sets beautiful things in motion. It can resurrect dreams, instill purpose, and ignite hope.



Greeters: Contact Michael and Laura Granberry, to meet and greet. Contact Michael at mgranberry@earthlink.net  or call 850 496-6610.  You can contact  Laura at simpledesigns@earthlink.net

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

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!



Prayers are needed for a good friend of the Taltys. Nancy Harrell Davis is a single mother with a teenage boy.

She works with Tom at the Walton County offices and has been undergoing brain surgery. We gave to her GoFundMe account. She has to go back to the Mayo Clinic for more surgery. Prayers are badly needed. Nancy also has a GoFundMe account if you would like to lend a hand.  Just click on NANCY.

Tom and Cyndi

Jim Talty (Tom’s brother) had emergency surgery last night for blockage in his bowel. He’s under sedation and will have more surgery in a couple of days to reconnect sections. Please pray for him and family. Thank you.

Tom Talty



Praise and thank you God and thank you for all your prayers. Moved Ashley to Shepard Center in Atlanta and we are very happy because they will work his brain and put him through therapy to get him as far as possible, which we expect to be almost perfect because of what he has already done with God ‘s Miracles.

If you’d like to follow Ashley’s progress on the Facebook page it’s called
Praying for Ashley

Here’s the most recent update:

Ashley is ready to start full day therapy tomorrow! He is talking really well and louder since I saw him last week!! He is cracking jokes and was so happy to see Rivers!
God is good!!!
Natalie Tomberlin Singleton

The Singletons


Update on Scotty

Please continue to keep Scotty in your prayers as he makes it though this month’s chemo phase. This is the most abrasive phase since his initial treatment.



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


Ronnie’s sermon

We Will Rise – From September 17, 2017


communion servers:

Sept 24 ………Carolyn and Jim Mullins
                        Bob and Nancy Gross
Oct 1………….Nancy McConnell and partner
                         Janet and Cole Taylor
Oct 8………….Kathy and George Davenport
                        Kurt and Barbara Tape
Oct 15………..Kelly and David Cochrane
                       Donna Callahan and Jackie Losapio


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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