Week ending December 10

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We have a beautiful 7’ lighted Christmas tree donated by Donna Callahan. Thanks, Donna!!!  We are hoping that each will bring one ornament from your personal collection to put on the tree. You can have it back!  When you come in Sunday, or Wednesday Bible study, put it on the tree. Choose a special one to honor our Baby Jesus’ Birthday! 

We also have 2 huge wreaths with no decorations on them. I had used them as Spring wreaths, but now they need Christmas decorations.  Would anyone like to take them on?

From our Christmas elf, Nancy McConnell. Any questions, call or text Nancy at 850 865-1140.


Marcille Wallis & Friends, pictured above, is a high-energy traditional Celtic band but oh, so much more!  We infuse our performances with music and dance from many genres,
including bluegrass and old-time Appalachian, rock and classical, and Christian hymns, always staying true to our Celtic heritage.

Rich and Kathy Hines just moved to their new home near Grayton Beach and have a bunch of moving boxes for free to anyone that might need them. Their phone numbers are 913-219-7627 or 913-226-6758. They would be happy to recycle to someone else that could use them. Thanks.



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.


Missed your chance to pack a shoebox for the Operation Christmas Child -Samaritan’s Purse?

We have several boxes left so you can pick them up this Sunday, December 10, but you will need to bring them back to the church by Wednesday December 13 ready to go . The team from A Simple Faith headed to the Atlanta Processing Center is leaving early Friday AM December 15th. Call Nancy Gross with any questions 850-797-6926. Blessings to all! Merry Christmas!

Nancy Gross 


bible study!


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!


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

Judy Skinner: judyskinner29@gmail.com

second bible study

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.



  Just Think About This               

Ever wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone?  

What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?  

What if we flipped through it several times a day?  

What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?  

What if we used it to receive messages from the text?  

What if we treated it like we couldn’t live without it?  

What if we gave it to kids as gifts?  

What if we used it when we traveled?  

What if we used it in case of emergency?  

This is something to make you go….hmm…where is my Bible?  

Oh, and one more thing.  

Unlike our cell phone, we don’t have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill.  


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


Journeys with the Messiah: The Parable Edition by Michael Belk

With his camera, creativity and unique story-telling skills, Michael Belk embarked on a journey to explore the modern-day relevance of the centuries-old messages of Jesus. The result is a magnificently-beautiful and thought-provoking collection of fine art, Journeys with the Messiah. These compelling photographs capture 1st Century Jesus intimately interacting with 21st Century Wall Street executives, high rollers, Nazis and people of questionable character. Produced in the ancient Italian city of Matera, this one-of-a-kind photographic journey incites a fresh perspective of Jesus. It is a journey for all people of all faiths. Michael’s vision to share these images includes a limited edition fine art collection, an exhibit, the Journeys Book, DVD, posters, interactive web site and more. All of the Journeys with the Messiah images (45 total) and the messages they depict are bound together in our beautiful, oversized, deluxe religious coffee table book. It is 9.75″ wide by 12.75″ tall – 108 pages – and includes fold-out spreads of The Last Supper and Passover.



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!


Please pray for Tina Kanaris – her mom passed away on Saturday from a lengthy heart condition.  Tina’s Dad has dementia and struggles day to day -so this is hard on Tina and her brother Tom. 

Thank you and I know she thanks you all for your prayers.

Cindy McBrayer


Please pray for Kenny Andress of Pensacola. It’s Hannah Ryals father-in-law. He was having trouble thinking/remembering. His blood pressure bottomed out and he is now at the ER. God’s holding him and them.

Thank you, prayer warriors! 

Kim Ryals


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: 

Dec 10…….Nancy McConnell and Larry Davis
                    Linny Delahoussaye and Lee Eyer
Dec 17…….Kim Ryals and friend
                    Donna Callahan and Jackie Losapio
Dec 24……..Carolyn and Jim Mullins
                     Garry and Lynn Hedges
Dec 31……..Kurt and Barbara Tape
                     Mary Jane and Jimmy Parrish


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.”

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



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