Week ending March 11

 

DON’T BE LATE!

Sunday Service 10am

 

Our next show will be Saturday March 24 – a charity fundraiser for the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center – featuring Alex Guthrie…tickets are $20 each …doors at 6pm, music at 7pm…more info later!

(The quotes in purple were sent by Terry Olive…..Tidbits from Terry! You’ll see them the next few weeks.  Thanks, Terry.)

Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited Until you try to sit in their pews.

 

Your Help Is Needed Today!ReNew-Logo

Dear Friends,

Many of you may know that my wife Cindy and I founded ReNew late last year to respond to the devastation of the 2017 Hurricane Season. ReNew, a not-for-profit organization, has a threefold goal: 1) To mobilize individuals, churches, and groups to respond to disaster needs; 2) To localize aid, responding to individuals, families, and specific neighborhoods; and, 3) To stabilize the lives of those who have suffered loss.

This work has begun in earnest in the town of Caguas, Puerto Rico, with “Gosen Iglesia De La Familia” (the Gosen Family Church). Gosen is a Protestant, Pentecostal church with several hundred members (pre-hurricanes), pastored by Jésus and Julia Madera. The congregation conducted an extensive community-based ministry, and their building served as a major “service center.” ReNew is currently rebuilding Gosen’s building, and in turn, restoring their community-based ministries.

Rebuilding Gosen’s facility will involves the following major considerations:

  1. Raising $50,000 for building materials, in-territory labor, furnishing destroyed or looted, and execution of the project (a full Budget is available). This includes all necessary materials to restore Gosen’s worship space, educational wing, and administrative offices.
  2. Mobilizing and sending four to six construction teams to complete the work. If adequate volunteer teams cannot be mobilized, additional funds would have to be raised to pay in-territory contractors and /or builders.
  3. Time is of the essence, as the facility has been in shambles for months. It is impossible, in this condition, to minister effectively. Further, the 2018 Hurricane Season looms large on the near horizon. Ideally, the project will be completed by mid-summer 2018.

Here is what you can do:

Give. The Caguas project is reliant upon funding. All donations to ReNew for this project will be used for charitable purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal EIN: 82-2916148). Giving can be done by mailing a check to: Renew; 16400 Highway 331 South; Suite B2, Box 275; Freeport, Florida, 32439. You can also give by online means.

Go. Four to six teams are needed in Puerto Rico over the next six months. This translates to 50 – 100 people able to do tear-out, light construction, frame, paint, and be able to meet physically demands of a tropical monsoon climate. Contact Team Leaders John Skinner (jbs30a@gmail.com) or Al Stewart (alstewart13@bellsouth.net) to join a team.

Guide. Become a leader who will organize, recruit, coordinate and lead a mission team to Puerto Rico. This can be from your church, work, school, friends or family. ReNew will assist you in this process.

Thank you for giving and for going.

Additional information is always available at www.ReNewFlorida.org.

Ronnie and Cindy McBrayer

 

The good Lord didn’t create anything without a purpose,but mosquitoes come close.

 

 

“ROAD TRIP: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE”

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.

 

People are funny; they want the front of the bus,middle of the road,and back of the church.

 

HAVE YOU STOPPED TO LEND A HAND?

 

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

Thanks!

Susan Thornton
sthornton821@gmail.com
850.830.3756

 

Did you know that every Monday morning volunteers from the Seagrove Garden Club pick up older flowers from supermarkets and wedding florists, rearrange them and then deliver the new arrangements to hospitals, nursing homes and anyone else that they know of who is ailing. Personally, I have received two flower shuttle arrangements, both as a complete and delightful surprise.  I have also arranged for arrangements to be delivered to a variety of people and places, including, believe it or not ~ the Red Bar!

Stay tuned for more information on how to donate your flowers to the “Flower Shuttle” or contact Debbie Schneider at blueyes22@comcast.net or 630/542-0543.

Garner Chandler

 

Many folks want to serve God,
  but only as advisers.

 

2018 Bible Study!

THE BOOK OF ACTS!

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
elle2897@gmail.com
(850)419-5111

Judy Skinner
judyskinner29@gmail.com

 

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.

Quit griping about your church;
  If it was perfect, you couldn’t belong.

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! 

READERS’ CORNER:

Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord by Dave Stone

Practical life lessons, real-life stories, and Scriptural truths for being the family that glorifies God.  

Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord is the first of three books in the Faithful Families series where Pastor Dave Stone applies a practical, conversational, and humorous approach to the challenge of building a strong spiritual foundation for the family. Topics include: Authenticity, Discipline, Modeling Godly Principles, Sharing the Load, and more.

Preaching is his gift, but Pastor Dave Stone’s family is his life’s blessing. While raising three kids with his wife, Beth, as well as shepherding the diverse families of his congregation, his heart, and passion for building strong families rings louder than ever. He knows that raising faithful families is a key to the future of the church.

“The world needs more people like Dave Stone. He is an astounding communicator, tremendous minister, terrific dad, and a dear friend. He writes from a wellspring of experience and character. Read this book! You will be glad you did.”Max Lucado

 

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:

10:00

March 11……… Linny Delahoussaye & Lee Eyer,Nancy & Don Gehrke

March 18……… Linny Delahoussaye & Lee Eyer, Judy & John Skinner

March 25……… Jackie Losapio & Donna Callahan, Candy & David Miller

April 1 ………… Carolyn & Jim Mullins, Janet & Cole Taylor

April 8 ………… Rose Rogers & Victoria Hunt

April 15 ………… Barbara & Kurt Tape, Cindy McBrayer & Kim Ryals

April 22 ………  Nancy & Bob Gross, Mary Jane & Jimmy Parrish

April 29 ……… Ann Scott & John Youngbeck, Mary Jane & Jimmy Parrish

 

Ronnie’s Sermon…

“Read Your Bible!” Part 6 – From February 18, 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.”

 Peace starts with a smile.

 

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