Week ending November 12

this weeK…

NOTICE: The 30A road closure (from Grayton Beach to Blue Mountain) will be in effect from October 23 through January 31.

HURRICANE RELIEF

The long-term plan for hurricane relief has shifted to Puerto Rico, which will take years to recover. Getting people, even supplies there, is nearly impossible right now. However, we have multiple contacts on the island and are staying connected. The Puerto Rico trip has been pushed back until the first of the year because the area we were going to has been quarantined because of water contamination.

In the short term, we will be assisting the Immokalee Community in Collier County, Florida. This is an agricultural community that suffered a good deal of hurricane damage. Mostly tenants and renters, their housing is going to be taken care of, but the Guadalupe Social Services program is in need of supplies. We will provide further information in the days ahead, and deliver a load of supplies to them.

  

 

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.

Lots of cardboard boxes are left so please pick them up with a shipping label. Be sure to tape the shipping label on the box and secure with a rubber band which is also available at the table in the front hallway.

NOTE:  The packing party at Seagrove Baptist has been moved to Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 pm.

There are lots of boxes left so be sure to pick up a box or boxes this Sunday November 5 and bring back Sunday November 12 so we can pray over the boxes. Thank you so much for your time and generosity! Don’t miss the video this Sunday before church showing the excitement as the boxes are given to children, or go to Samaritan’s Purse.org and click on Operation Christmas Child.

We next deliver our boxes to Point Washington Methodist Church and they are put on a huge truck to go to the Atlanta Processing Center! Nancy Gross 850-797-6926.

  HELP WANTED:  I need a retired, semi-retired, or bored person…male or female…who knows a little about food to work at Baytowne Provisions in the general store… they will be trained to explain some of the specialty foods we have to offer and assist in store functions… they need to have a good personality and the gift of gab…we got anybody like that? For info contact Bill McConnell at 850-685-2088 or billy7071@gmail.

Thanks!!!

 

 

bible study!

THE BOOK OF LUKE

Through December 14th, 2017.

We meet at Simple Faith Church.
Wednesday’s 10:00-11:30 a.m.

An “Explorers Bible Study” that incorporates a DVD lesson & workbook with discussion questions.
All are welcome to join us at any time throughout our study.

2018 Upcoming Bible Study!

THE BOOK OF ACTS!

Begins Wednesday, January 10th, 2018.
To order your workbook ($24) or for any other questions:
Jen Kelley: elle2897@gmail.com
(850)419-5111

Judy Skinner: judyskinner29@gmail.com

second bible study

NOTE: Art Pierce’s Revelation Bible study will NOT meet the last 2 Wednesdays of November. 

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

Although the class began in September, there is no cut off time to attending the class. There is so much to learn and absorb about this incredible book of the Bible and anyone interested should feel free to join us at any point at noon on Wednesdays at ASF.

 

 

 

Can we talk???

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

 

I am volunteering with a program for those who have lost loved ones.  It’s called Learning Through Loss and sponsored by SRB Community Church (we are currently in our third series this year having upwards of 25 attendees).

This time of year is very difficult for many who have suffered loss of a loved one or even divorce.  The program is facilitated by CC Veasey Whittinghill, D. DIV, and myself.

Here are the particulars:

Learning Through Loss:  Getting Through the Holidays. Will meet Tuesday mornings each week beginning November 14 through December 18, 2017 at 11AM at Santa Rosa Beach Community Church.  Monthly evening grief groups will meet on two dates only, November 13 and December 18 at 630pm.

This is a FREE program, no registration is required and everyone experiencing loss and wanting grief support is invited to attend.

Thank you for any help you can give us in getting the word out… and thank you for all you do at A Simple Faith.

Please fill free to call me if you have any questions or concerns 706-442-7236 or robintharpe@gmail.com

Thank you,
Robin Tharpe

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

READERS’ CORNER:

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp

Just like you, Ann Voskamp hungers to live her one life well. Forget the bucket lists that have us escaping our everyday lives for exotic experiences. “How,” Ann wondered, “do we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties? What does the Christ-life really look like when your days are gritty, long—and sometimes even dark? How is God even here?”In One Thousand Gifts, Ann invites you to embrace everyday blessings and embark on the transformative spiritual discipline of chronicling God’s gifts. It’s only in this expressing of gratitude for the life we already have, we discover the life we’ve always wanted … a life we can take, give thanks for, and break for others. We come to feel and know the impossible right down in our bones: we are wildly loved — by God. Let Ann’s beautiful, heart-aching stories of the everyday give you a way of seeing that opens your eyes to ordinary amazing grace, a way of being present to God that makes you deeply happy, and a way of living that is finally fully alive. Come live the best dare of all!

opportunities:

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!

Who’s Important?

It’s probably the hardest lesson a success-oriented individual can ever learn. Most of us aren’t nearly as important as we think we are — and sometimes as others tell us we are. One of the wonderful things about Christ’s religion is that it puts everyone on the same rung of the ladder — Christ is the great equalizer.

There’s a story of a newly-elected politician who went to our nation’s capital to get acquainted with the place. At the home of a high-ranking senator he was trying to get the feel of this great city and all he anticipated he would be able to accomplish. He greatly admired the prominence of his host and spoke of his grandiose intentions and plans. Somewhere, back in his mind, he even entertained the possibility of actually running things in the country from the White House.

As they looked out over the Potomac River, they noticed a log floating down stream. It was rotten, old, deteriorating, obviously of no worth. The older senator remarked to his young friend, “You know, that log is about a perfect example of what this city is, and what our nation is becoming.”

“How’s that?” asked his young friend. “Well you see, there are probably hundreds of grub worms, no telling how many ants, and bugs and critters of about every kind you can name, and they’re just floating down the stream on that rotten old log.”

“Well, how’s that like this city?” the young man wondered aloud. “It’s simple,” replied the senior senator, “Every one of those critters thinks he’s steering the log.”

With no intent to demean the government, how true it is in almost every area of life that ambition often outruns reality. It is the meek who inherit the earth, not the mighty. It is the poor in spirit who enjoy the rule of God — not the arrogant and haughty. Paul summed all this up for us quite nicely:

“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith” – Rom. 12:3.

 

Please add Karen Brown to your prayers.  Karen is the daughter-in-law of Mickey and Linda Brown (snow birds from Manistee, MI) She was hit by a car crossing the road at her job last week near the hospital. She is facing major reconstructive surgery to her face and jaw this week.  3 plates will be put into place and she will have major swelling.  I ask that you keep this sweet family in your prayer!

Thank you!
Cindy L. McBrayer

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Please continue praying for Crystal!  She is an employee of Sacred Heart and a very good friend of Erica and Amber who watched ASF nursery for years.  Crystal has an adopted daughter Zoe that some of you may remember.  She is fighting cancer and had a 20-hour surgery this week.  Your prayers would be greatly appreciated.

I know many of you have been anxiously waiting for an update.

She’s not alone. Her Mama and Chris are with her.

She was more alert this morning, moving her limbs and eyelids more and actually realizing she’s on a vent.

She went back to the OR to have an Ileostomy put in and some of her colon had to be removed because one of the connections separated and feces was getting in her belly.

They washed her belly out with water and they will take her back to the OR on Wednesday to rewash her abdomen again, and change wound vac -this bag will likely be temporary.

They also debrided her wound in the OR, cutting away all dead tissue.

Kidney function is better, creatinine is 1.7. YAY! They’d like to see more urine output.

The goal is to try to extubate her on Wednesday.

Her b/p out of the OR was low but has since stabilized.

Because she so recently came from the OR they’ll monitor her closely, but right now they are optimistic with the things they’ve done to get her turned around and on a clean recovery. She has a long road ahead of her but she’s on the right path and in the best hands.

Please continue to pray for Chrystal and everyone involved in her care.

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Update on Scotty

Please continue to keep Scotty in your prayers.

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

 

communion servers: 

 

Oct 29………..Kelly and David Cochrane
                Mary Jane and Jimmy Parrish

Nov 5….Garry & Lynn Hedges
Michael & Laura Granberry

Nov 12…Nancy McConnell and Larry Davis      

Nov 19….Rose Rogers and Victoria Hunt
                Kurt & Barbara Tape

Nov 26….John Youngbeck and Ann Scott

Dec 3 …..Jan Briscoe
                Linny Delahoussaye and Lee Eyer

December 10…..Nancy McConnell and Larry Davis
                Linny Delahoussaye and Lee Eyer

Dec 17…..Kim Ryals

Dec 24……Carolyn & Jim Mullins

Dec 31……Kurt & Barbara Tape

Ronnie’s Sermons

 

Keeping the Faith, Part 4 – From November 5, 2017

Keeping The Faith, Part 3 – From October 29, 2017

Keeping the Faith, Part 2 – From October 22, 2017

Keeping the Faith, Part 1  – From October 15, 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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