Week ending October 1

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Plans are in the works and updates will be coming soon.

We’re getting ready!

Nina Horn and her helper Trip stacking the storage closet with donations!


Samaritans’ Purse Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is officially begun so please pick up a box or two and have a joyful time picking out the contents!😇 Please pray as you shop and you will find guidance from above on what to select.

Be sure to pick up the label and fill out the information and enclose $9.00 or a donation for shipping. You can also go to the website and pay and print your label so you may track your box. Either way you choose, thank you for participating. PLEASE have the filled and labelled boxes in by November 12th, 2017 so the congregation can pray over the boxes. Any questions call or text Nancy Gross 850-797-6926.



bible study!

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

second bible study

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



guitar man

La Vergne, Tennessee—the inside of 87-year-old Stuart’s home is covered in faded photographs and country music albums.

Black-and-white images of a young man line the walls. The photogenic young man is strong, a guitarist, a mechanic, a soldier, a laborer, a father of seven.

His best girl Faye is a living saint.

“When we met,” his wife says, tapping a picture frame. “I’s seventeen, Stuart was nineteen. We were babies.”

Stuart Wood is my good friend. I wasn’t far past twenty when I met him.

He was a silver-haired man living in a double-wide trailer off Musset Bayou Road—only steps from my house. I was a skinny young fool.

He used to smack my shoulders and say, “This here’s my BOY.”

I never got tired of hearing that.

His wife would serve us beer on coasters. Stuart would tell war stories. Then, he’d flatpick a red Gretsch guitar for my entertainment.

I would watch his quick fingers play “I Ain’t Got Nobody,” or “San Antonio Rose,” or “Peanut Vendor.”

I wanted to be Stuart.

Sometimes, I’d stay for supper. After a meal, we’d walk to Stuart’s garage. He’d light a cigarette, we’d talk about cars. The oil cans on his shelves were older than I was.

We’d sit on swivel stools—the kind in body shops—and make easy conversation.

And that’s what we’re doing now. Stuart is in his recliner, telling stories about a bygone era.

The Alzheimer’s makes him forgetful, the diabetes makes his feet numb. He just lost his driver’s license.

That hurt.

But nothing has changed his sunny disposition. He’s still Mister Happy. He still piddles on his Cadillac.

He hasn’t tasted beer in months, but he wants one today. So do I.We sit together, holding long-neck bottles. He retells his top-40 greatest memories. I could listen to him talk until the second coming of Roger Miller.The more he speaks, the younger I get, and the younger he becomes. The lines on his face disappear.

His hoarse laugh takes me back to a time I hadn’t yet figured out what I wanted to do with my life. And it reminds me that I never did figure it out.

I still wish I was Stuart. I wish I smiled as easily as he does. And I wish I played guitar like him.

“Haven’t played my damn GEE-tar in years,” he says. “Can’t make my fingers move no more.”

I tell him not to bother playing if he doesn’t feel up to it.

“Hell with that,” he says. “I’ma play for you, boy.”

Before long, he’s holding the dusty Country Gentleman Gretsch in his old hands. He plays. And even though his fingers don’t work, the music comes back to him.

When he’s done playing “Bye Bye Blues,” he inspects his fingertips.

“Aye God,” he says, laughing. “Feels like someone chopping my hands with an axe.”

His wife snaps our picture with an old-fashioned camera. We have our arms around each other. Then, Stuart hugs me. I feel his shaky muscles squeeze. Why does life move so fast.

He slaps my shoulders. His eyes are still bright.

“This here’s my boy,” he says.

I drove a long way just to hear him say that. 

…Sean Dietrich

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





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



Ruthless Trust: The Ragamuffin’s Path to God by Brennan Manning

In his sequel to The Ragamuffin Gospel bestselling author Brennan Manning shows how true and radical trust in God can transform our lives.

Manning, beloved author and spiritual teacher, shows us how trust in God can transform our lives and open us up to deeper experiences of grace and love. In Ruthless Trust, he turns his focus from furious love to radical trust, revealing the ways in which trust renews our faith and help us grow.


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



Ashley will be finished with Sheperd’s Pathway Outpatient Therapy Oct 19th.These are pictures of Ashley and his family at Pathway’s Picnic this past week, they take everybody with wheelchairs and all to this picnic. He only uses the wheelchair if long ways to walk or stand but building up his stamina .Thank you ,Thank You, Thank You for ALL your prayers ….this has been a miracle every day through this accident (since he was told he was not going to live )  and recovery will be close to 95% hopefully in 1-2 years . Thank you, God! He has certainly been blessed with answered prayer!! Don’t let anybody tell you there isn’t a God and he doesn’t answer prayers!

Linda And Philip Singleton


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:

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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