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WELCOME, Garet McHugh, our new addition to our ASF family!  We’re so happy to have you and your beautiful family here!

After living out his life in the Mid-West, Garet comes to us ready to adopt the Southern life, and become a part of the Simple Faith family. He began his journey as a youngster in the small farming community of Logan, IA, located in the West-Central part of the state. He grew up during the supremacy of Nebraska football in the 90’s, and is a big Husker fan (don’t hold that against him). At the age of 17, he attended a CIY (Christ In Youth) conference in Anderson, IN and it was there the he felt the call to go into ministry.

He attended Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan, KS where he received a B.S. in Bible & Youth Ministry in 2009, and he has spent the past 9 years serving at a variety of churches in Nebraska, Kentucky, and Indiana. Just recently he earned is M.A. in Ministry from Lincoln Christian Seminary in Lincoln, IL.

Garet and his wife, Erin, will celebrate their 6th anniversary in May. They have one strong, energy-filled son, Graeme, who will be turning 5 on May 11th, another son, Judah, who departed to be with Jesus in 2016, and are expecting another son, Samuel, in just a few weeks! They have two dogs, Rita & Ripley, a basset hound and lab-mix that round out their family.

Garet brings a passion for youth and families, and a heart that seeks to serve the Church locally, regionally, and globally. His mission is to be a conduit of Jesus—someone that points others to Jesus, and to be used by God for His glory.

A special invite for all A Simple Faith Ladies … you are all invited to an Open House BABY SHOWER honoring Erin McHugh on Sunday May 6th from 2-4PM at the home of Laura Granberry – located at 364 Gilmore Road in Point Washington 32459. Let’s get to know Erin and shower her with love as she and Garet prepare to welcome a baby boy in the coming month.

RSVP to Nancy McConnell

DIRECTIONS Laura Granberry / 850.496.6550 or


We have a reservation at Sus Hijos from August 5-11, 2018. We have about 10 people signed up so far, and anyone is welcome to join. For more info, anyone can contact me at or 518-588-0068.  Thank you!  More details to come!

Bryan Kennedy and Forrest Williams are bringing the toe roaster back into vogue on 30A…this time inside at The Warehouse, and we’re donating proceeds to support the Alaqua Animal Refuge! That’s right, we’re setting the room up “in the round” with Bryan and Forrest bringing their amazing music and great stories to share in the most intimate of listening room settings. If you’ve never heard these two perform, well, just ask around. And even if you have seen these two before, it’s unlikely that you seen them do this! Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7:30pm…Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the amazing Back Beach BBQ and show/event photography by Lynn Crow Photography. Click here for tickets!

Bobby Rains,Warehouse 360, 360 WRM Circle,Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (850) 687-0662


Farewell Angelina is bringing their show back to the Warehouse Sunday night, May 27 and this time they’re bringing friends…Johnny Henry & Rob Boyle! The show will benefit Path of Grace. Doors open at 6PM, show at 7PM.  More info to come

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! This will be the LAST Seminar offered this year.  Please help me spread the word!!

 May 19 @ 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

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 first 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



Prayers In The Storm:Resting in God’s Comfort and Care by Sandy Lynam Clough

As most of you know, my husband Larry has Alzheimer’s and recently broke his hip.  He is being discharged and will move into Brookdale Assisted Living this week.  Although it breaks my heart because I won’t have him at home, I take heart in all that Jesus has done for me.  Kim Ryals stopped by and gave me this lovely little book and wanted to share it with you. It has brought me comfort and inspiration.

Reaching out to others as only one who has suffered personal loss can, Sandy Lynam Clough creates a visual journey through pain, grief, and the assurance of God’s provision. Tender art, comforting Scriptures, and original prayers reassure the promise of God’s love in the midst of life’s storms.

Up-coming concerts in May and June

May 11…doors open at 6:30, show at 7:30…Bryan Kennedy & Forrest Williams “Around The Campfire” benefitting Alaqua

May 27… doors open at 6, show at 7…Farewell Angelina benefitting Path Of Grace.

June 16.…doors open at 6, show at 7….Granville Automatic and Revelrie Lane (featuring Tanya Tucker’s daughter, Presley Tucker)…benefitting Caring & Sharing

More info to come!

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 ( or Al Stewart ( 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

Ronnie and Cindy McBrayer


2018 Bible Study!


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

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.

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! 


Greeters: Contact Michael and Laura Granberry, to meet and greet. Contact Michael at  or call 850 496-6610.  You can contact  Laura at

Communion Servers: Contact Barbara Tape to serve communion:

Tuesdays, The Prayer Boys meet at 8:00am. Contact Kevin Simonsen at 970-259-1748 or

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:

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

May 6……..Linny Delahoussaye & Lee Eyer,          Nancy & Don Goerke

May 13……Mary Jane & Jimmie Parrish,      Judy Hamilton & Craig Seelman

May 20……Rose Rogers & Victoria Hunt,        Nancy McConnell & Harry Millsaps

May 27……Linda & Philip Singleton,           Kurt & Barbara Tape


if you’re shopping at Amazon, please don’t forget to participate in our “His Children” mission.

When you order go to 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.” 



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