Week ending February 18

 January – March CHURCH SERVICES are AT 8:30 am and 10:00 am


Puerto Rico update! We are going back to the island around the first week in March. This is the church in Caguas that we are helping to rebuild. (and some photos of the surrounding area) They have over 500 members, almost all are still without power or have been displaced. Anyone that feels like they could help we would love to have you!

We’re just a small group of folks that want to help. We have a very simple website if you want to know more about the trip. renewflorida.org – The people we are helping never asked for it, we came to them. Beautiful people and a beautiful island (underneath the rubble).

If you want to join us on the next trip, see Al Stewart 615.668.4668, John Skinner 850.687.3440 or Tim Ryals 850.333.6577.  If you would like to donate go to www.ReNewFlorida.org

If you want to join us on the next trip, see Al Stewart 615.668.4668, John Skinner 850.687.3440 or Tim Ryals 850.333.6577.  If you would like to donate go to www.ReNewFlorida.org



Each winter Ronnie leads an extended Bible Study at A Simple Faith. The study for 2018 is called “Road Trip: A Journey Through the Bible,” is currently running and meets at 6:00 pm every Wednesday evening at ASF Church for eight weeks.

Audio sessions will appear on Ronnie’s website (ronniemcbrayer.org)as they become available, along with the session notes.  For audio sessions and session notes, click on ROAD TRIP.

You’ll find the sessions by scrolling down the page a bit past Ronnie’s weekly talks.   Last year’s study, Christian History 101, is available here.




Hello, all my fellow Simple Faith peeps!

I have mailed all the donation receipts that weren’t picked up in the foyer of the church.  And actually, we’ve gotten a few back already as undeliverable.  Please email me if you don’t receive your receipt soon, and I’ll email you a copy right away


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:

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



What: Bryan Kennedy & Forrest Williams @
Warehouse 360
When: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: A Simple Faith Church

Join your friends at Warehouse 360  on Feb 23rd for a great night of all original tunes from local favorite Forrest Williams and award winning songwriter Bryan Kennedy from 6-9pm.

Proceeds to benefit the PW Medical Clinic. Ticket Price – $15. Click HERE to purchase tickets!

Point Washington Medical Clinic has recently opened to provide medical care to those who cannot afford it. The clinic is a ministry of Point Washington United Methodist Church (PWUMC) and is located in the Stephens Center behind the church’s sanctuary. While the clinic does accept donations, which are tax deductible, there is no charge for treatment and insurance is not required.

About the Artists:

Growing up in the hills of Arkansas, Forrest picked up the guitar when he was 14 years old and has been playing ever since. He grew up listening to Rock, Blues, Country, and Folk music from the 60’s to present day, so these genres have greatly influenced his songwriting. His style covers a variety of music, incorporating the acoustic guitar and the harmonica.

Bryan began his musical quest as a song plugger for his father, and later for Ricky Skaggs, and The Statler Brothers. He attributes his writing know-how to listening to all the great songs he got to hear daily while listening to his father, the legendary record producer Jerry Kennedy, and to growing up in the same house with a mom (Linda Kennedy) who was singing and recording records as a teenager, and two brothers who would become most influential in Bryan’s life and in his career. (Gordon and Shelby Kennedy). Bryan has written over ten songs that appear on numerous Garth Brooks records, including three #1 radio hits; “Good Ride Cowboy”, “The Beaches of Cheyenne,” and “American Honky Tonk Bar Association.” In addition, Bryan served as the opening act for Garth Brooks performing in front of over three million people in two years.

2018 Bible Study!


The Book of ACTS.Began Wednesday, January 10th.The Book of ACTS of the Apostles is our history book.This study is showing 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

Art Pierce’s class on the book of Revelation has been temporarily postponed for 8 weeks. Details on when Art’s class will resume will be forthcoming. Just a reminder. This is a fascinating class and if you weren’t able to attend the first session it’s not too late to “drop in” when he resumes the class. 


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

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! 


Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions by Rachel Held Evans

Eighty years after the Scopes Monkey Trial made a spectacle of Christian fundamentalism and brought national attention to her hometown, Rachel Held Evans faced a trial of her own when she began to have doubts about her faith. Growing up in a culture obsessed with apologetics, Evans asks questions she never thought she would ask. She learns that in order for her faith to survive in a postmodern context, it must adapt to change and evolve. Using as an illustration her own spiritual journey from certainty, through doubt, to faith, Evans adds a unique perspective to the ongoing dialogue about postmodernism and the church that has so captivated the Christian community in recent years. In a changing cultural environment where new ideas threaten the safety and security of the faith, Evolving in Monkey Town is a fearlessly honest story of survival. 


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

Feb 18…….Cyndi & Tom Talty
Feb 25…….Cyndi & Tom Talty


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!” Part 4 – From February 4, 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 bridge on 30A  between Grayton and Redfish Village  IS NOW OPEN.  I drove over it to confirm.

Terry Olive



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