The Ides of March…

 

EASTER SERVICES

Sunday, April 1: The Watercolor Inn Easter Sunrise Service, 7:00 AM (Ronnie with Sean Dietrich8:30 and 10am at A Simple Faith

SIMPLIFY, SIMPLIFY, SIMPLIFY!

In an attempt to simplify and streamline things, it has been decided that newsletters will now be sent out once a month instead of every week. If any upgrades are made you will be notified. Thanks!

ALEX GUTHRIE AT THE WAREHOUSE!

Some of you may not know that ASF has an alter ego called the Warehouse 360 Music Hall. Ronnie made the decision when we built the new building to not make it a single use facility, but to try to use the building for a variety of purposes all aimed at helping the community we worship in. He asked me to help him use the church sanctuary as a listening room venue and to use a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to support local charities.

Which leads me to this…we have a show on March 24 featuring Alex Guthrie (www.alexguthriemusic.com)! Yep, that same young singer in the park with Jennifer Hudson on the American Family Insurance commercial is coming to the beach to help us raise money for the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (www.eccac.org)…such an important organization that protects area children in abusive situations.

Click on the ticket link above the article or go to the Warehouse 360 FB page and click on the “Shop Now” button…tickets are $20, Back Beach Barbecue will be selling food and beverages…it’s great entertainment for an even greater cause!

In addition, to add to the fun, ASF’s own “Ronnie and the Backsliders” will be opening for Alex!

 

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

 

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

Will you lend a hand?

 

2018 Bible Study!

THE BOOK OF ACTS! 

The Book of ACTS Study is ongoing and anyone is welcome to attend!!

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.

yoga classes

Nancy Gross invites you to a Gentle Yoga Class. 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! 

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

If you would like to have a Chat With Cyndi Talty call 850-585-0370 and plan to meet with her.

Mentor – Become a mentor to a child in South Walton County today! 

communion servers:

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, Barbara Riddick and Nancy McConnell

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

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.” 

upcoming in April…

April 13 show at Warehouse 360 featuring Erin Enderlin, Levi Lowrey and Wyatt Durrette

Melanie Stewart’s  free Yum Tum nutrition classes on Saturday, April 14.

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