Week ending January 14




It’s two-timing time!!!

No, not what you think! A Simple Faith moves to two morning services on Sunday, January 7, 2018 to accommodate the “Snow Bird Season.” We are glad you are all here – but wish the weather was warmer.January – March Schedule is 8:30 am and 10:00 am


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


Learning Through Loss


After all the attempts to comfort ourselves and to make sense of our loss, we are still left with a huge hole in the fabric of our lives; “I miss you, I miss you, I miss you.”

And then what?

In this session of Learning Through Loss we will dig into the scriptures to learn what God has planned for us and how we can move forward with His divine plan for us.

This session will be lead by Robin Tharpe.  Our goal is to help you on your healing journey and deeper walk with Christ.

Meetings are held at Santa Rosa Beach Community Church in the chapel at 11:00A.M.

We encourage you to come and learn, forge new friendships with others who are also working through their loss, through these informative classes and occasional after-meeting lunches and outings.

We look forward to meeting you as we journey together in
Learning Through Loss.

Winter Session 4 Schedule:

January 23, 2018:      Why Me? Part 1
January 30, 2018:      Why Me? Part 2
February 6, 2018:      Grief Can Be So Different for Each of Us
February 15, 2018:     God’s Plan Through Grief
February 20, 2018:     Guest Speaker: TBA
February 28, 2018:    God’s Purpose in Our Grief

If you should need some additional info you can reach Robin at 706-442-7236  or  robintharpe@gmail.com




Art in the Park @ 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:


bible study!

2018 Upcoming Bible Study!


The Book of ACTS.Begins this Wednesday, January 10th.The Book of ACTS of the Apostles is our history book.This study will show us what God can do through ordinary people when they are filled with the Holy Spirit.

It will fill us with hope and a stronger realization of what a mighty God we have and what power He gives us through His Holy Spirit.

Wednesday mornings:  10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
ALL are welcome, men and women. Study Book is $24.00.

For any questions or to order a book:

Jen Kelley

Judy Skinner

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.


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

Joyous greetings to you! Nancy Gross ,MS 200+YTT invites you to a Gentle Yoga Class. “Motion is Lotion” quoted by a participant from Dr. Poelstra. Boost your Balance, Strength, Flexibility. Muscle Pliability and Mindfulness.The days time & location are the same! Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9AM at 769 Eden Drive Santa Rosa Beach, FL. and Monday at 11:15AM and Thursday at 8:30AM at A Simple Faith. Text Nancy Gross 850-797-6926!


Charlie’s Favorite Christmas by Bryan Kennedy

Even with Christmas past, everyone should read this sweet little book by our own Bryan Kennedy!

Every child has his favorite memory of his favorite Christmas. And these memories of this sacred holiday only become sweeter with time and a little understanding. Charlie, eleven years old, had planned for months on how to get exactly what he wanted that year for Christmas by only asking for one thing, so he’d be sure he’d find it under the tree. But instead, he got an even bigger surprise. What seemed like his worst Christmas ever would turn into a gift of a lifetime. Truly, a Christmas he would always remember, and a story you will never forget.



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!


communion servers:

Jan 14……Linny Delahoussaye and Lee
Carolyn & Jim Mullins

Jan 21……Kathy & George Davenport
Michael and Laura Granberry

Feb 11……Rose Rogers and Victoria Hunt
Kim Ryals & friend

Feb 18……John Youngbeck & Ann Scott
        Jackie Losapio & Donna Callahan

Feb 25……Cindy McBrayer & Kim Ryals
Garry & Lynn Hedges


Cindy and Tom Talty will serving at the 8:00 service for the month of January.  If you’d like to join in, please contact Barbara Tape at barbara@digitalpark.com



Ronnie’s Sermon…

I Have Found My Servant, David – From December 24, 2017

Read Ronnie’s weekly column

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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