Week ending January 21

 

 

 

IT’S TWO-TIMING TIME!

snowbirds

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

MEN’S COATS, MEN’S COATS!

Jen Kelly and her daughter Gabriella will be traveling to New Orleans right after church this Sunday to hand out MEN’S WINTER COATS and JACKETS. 

If you would like to send some with them, please bring them to church THIS SUNDAY.

 

 

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.

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!

 January 27 @ 10:00

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

melanie@yumtumnutrition.com

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

 

 

Receipts for 2017 donations are now printed and are available in the foyer of the church, on the table to your left as you walk in.  If you would prefer that I email your receipt to you, just let me know!  sthornton821@gmail.com

All envelopes not picked up after Sunday service, January 28, will be mailed on Monday, January 29.

Thanks so much –

Susan Thornton
850.267.0455  O
850.830.3756  C
1Corinthians 10:31

 

 

Learning Through Loss

SESSION 4 – WINTER 2018

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:
https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill


2018 Bible Study!

THE BOOK OF ACTS!

The Book of ACTS.Begins 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
elle2897@gmail.com
(850)419-5111

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.

 

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!

READERS’ CORNER:

Be the Gift: Let Your Broken Be Turned into Abundance by Ann Voskamp

Be the Gift, by New York Times–bestselling author Ann Voskamp, will challenge and encourage you to listen to God and look for opportunities to be His gift to others.

The idea that even in the depths of our own brokenness God can use each of us to be a gift to someone else is powerful—that He makes each of us enough to give to someone else. Just as powerful is the realization that in becoming God’s gifts to others, our lives become more abundant: “Maybe the only abundant way forward is always to give forward.” Ideas this powerful need to be put into action.

Live out the messages in Ann’s bestselling books, The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts, with Be the Gift, a practical guide that takes you through each day of the year with ways to bless those around you.

Featuring selections from The Broken Way and Ann’s blog, beautifully designed quotations, inspirational verses, and Ann’s signature photography, this gorgeous book will be an incredible gift to any loved one. It also includes pages of perforated gift tags in the back to include with a meal dropped off for an ailing friend or a pie baked for a friendly neighbor or even passed to a friend with a much-loved book.

One Thousand Gifts encouraged readers to live a life of thanksgiving and to chronicle the gifts from God in their everyday lives. The Broken Way reminded that freedom is not found beyond fear and pain, but within it. Now Be the Gift will unpack and chronicle the next step to really live in communion—opening ourselves up to givenness in spite of our brokenness.

 

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!

 

communion servers:

8:30 Service

Jan 28……John & Sara Segal
Feb 4……..Bob & Nancy Gross
Feb 11…….Sara & John Segal
Feb 18…….Cyndi & Tom Talty
Feb 25…….Cyndi & Tom Talty

10:00 SERVICE

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

January 28…Bob & Nancy Gross,
Craig Seelman & Judy Hamilton

Feb 4…Nate & Donna Dearing,
Kurt & Barbara Tape

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

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

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

 

Ronnie’s Sermon…

Read Your Bible – From January 7, 2018

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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