Week ending January 7

this week…


There will be a Bible Survey study beginning January 10th, and on every Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM, thereafter for eight weeks. Led by Ronnie, it will help Bible readers gain a better understanding of the “story of the Bible” and provide background for individual books. Meeting at A Simple Faith, all are welcome.

    As the year draws to a close, I’m thinking about what needs to be done starting January 2.  And you can help. 

If you have moved but are still using checks with your old address for your contributions, please email me your current address – sthornton821@gmail.com

I’’ll be creating your yearly contribution receipts around the middle of January.  They will be available in the church foyer for a couple of weeks, then those not picked up will be mailed at the end of January.  if you need it sooner, just email me with that, too.

Thanks!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Susan Thornton


Art in the Park is back at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Art in the Park is back at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and started on December 8, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. with Basket Weaving. Join local artist, Carol Dickson, for an opportunity to create your own beautiful work of art. Class fees for the December 8th class are $35 and include all materials needed. Regular park admission applies and is paid at the Ranger Station on the day of class. All classes need a minimum of five participants to occur. Classes are limited to 10 participants and participants must be at least 12 years of age. Registration is due seven days before class date and can be done in the park store or online at www.topsailparkfriends.org. The park store is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Future dates for Art in the Park include Watercolor on January 12, 2018 for $25 and Basket Weaving on February 9, 2018 for $35. A different theme and technique are used in each class.

For more information about Art in the Park, please email friendsofthsp@gmail.com. For more information about the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, please visit: www.topsailparkfriends.org.

To learn more about the park, please visit:

Directions/Location Description
Main entrance is located .25 mile south of Hwy. 98.


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. 


The Walton County AARP Taxaide free tax preparation program is in desperate need of volunteers.  Please contact Carolyn Mullins 850 348-1349.



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. 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


Devotions for Christmas: A Celebration to Bring You Joy and Peace by Zondervan

In the swirling busyness of December, take a moment to relax and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas with this sweet little book

We all know that Christmas is a time to celebrate Christ the King born to us, to enjoy our family and friends, and to indulge in those annual traditions we look forward to every year. But even though we may understand the true reason for the season, far too few of us know how to celebrate Christmas as the time of peace that it is meant to be.

With a rich, daily devotion for every day of December, Devotions for Christmas offers you a way to unplug and spend some time reconnecting with a childlike sense of wonder and joy at the mystery and blessings of Christmas. Settle in and enjoy peaceful and hope-inspired Devotions for Christmas.



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 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: 




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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