July….

 

 

ART IN THE PARK CONTINUES

Art in the Park meets at Topsail Park Preserve State Park.  Sign up early as classes normally fill up quickly.  See Victoria Hunt or Carl Dickson or contact friendsofthsp@gmail.com

JULY 13 WATERCOLOR PAINTING CLASS

 

“TAKE ME TO THE RIVER….”

What a wonderful baptism I had! Ronnie asked me those 3 questions he always asks when he baptizes, and I had my face on his chest, nodding YES. Then, I went under, and when I came up, it was as if all my stuff, my past, my life, was gone and fresh. Almost like I blacked out for a second and came to in a different place. So thankful I finally did it. And I had Jesus, Ronnie, Garet and all of Heaven around me. Holy Spirit!!!!  It was surreal.

Nancy McConnell

 

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.

Jeff Allen and his son UpeEsJefe will be joining the group.  He says to tell you that it will undoubtedly be the trip of a lifetime, and truly will be a life-changing experience.  Be prepared to build houses, feed the peeps,  give and receive unbelievable amounts of love from the Salvadoran people and to hug beautiful babies.  If a mission trip is on your “Bucket List” don’t miss this one.  Jeff just called and said that he and his son just purchased their airplane tickets!  CALL NOW AND GET YOURS BEFORE THE FLIGHT IS FULL!

For more info, anyone can contact me at andrealafr@aol.com or 518-588-0068.  Thank you!  More details to come!

 

I CAN AND I WILL!

“It was 2 o’clock in the morning. The darkness was powerfully frightening, and I saw the fear in my wife’s face with every flash. We had $19.70 to our names with no where to live and no where to go.” This is a story about hard-learned lessons, a family’s survival, and the goodness of God that changes lives.

Hey everyone!!! Order your copy of “I Can And I Will” today!!! You can go to Amazon and search Rick Stanfield under the book section and you’ll see it!  If you want to get it quick, CLICK HERE!

 

VETERANS’ INITIATIVE FOR ASF!!

If you are a veteran of the Armed Service and would like to get involved (Yes, Coast Guard included.)
(Crayons will be provided for Marines.) please send your contact information to:

 SFC Clifford Beard (USA)
cliphord@gmail.com
912-271-4728

READERS’ CORNER:

The Jesus Tribe: Following Christ in the Land of the Empire by Ronnie McBrayer

Once again I’m breaking with tradition because Ronnie’s last four talks have much to do with one of his books, “The Jesus Tribe.”  If you haven’t read it, you should.

We operate under the notion that America belongs to us Christians and that we belong to it. We believe that preaching the Kingdom of God and rallying around the red, white, and blue are always compatible, but if you are like a growing number of Jesus followers, you’ve had this splinter in your mind for a while now that tells you there is something suspicious about attaching a national flag—any national flag—to the cross.

With the Sermon on the Mount as the constant reference point, The Jesus Tribe fleshes out the implications, possibilities, contradictions, and complexities of what it means to live within the Jesus Tribe and in the shadow of the American Empire.

Ronnie McBrayer was born in the foothills of the North Georgia Appalachians and claims he barely survived the fire-and-brimstone, fundamentalist instruction of his hard shell Baptist-raised childhood. But in the great comedy of God, Ronnie has spent his adulthood in Christian ministry, both preaching in and protesting against; both loving and leaving; both running away from and returning to the church. The faith he is trying to keep isn’t in organized religion, however. It is in Jesus. Ronnie is the author of the nationally syndicated newspaper column “Keeping the Faith,” as well as multiple books and publications, including Leaving Religion, Following Jesus. Visit his website at http://www.ronniemcbrayer.org.

A short Bible study was held in June.  Several of us from ASF took part in an enlightening and powerful Trauma Healing study. The first session dealt with FORGIVENESS.

The picture shows two men tied together. When we don’t forgive, we are the ones who suffer. We won’t be able to break free and live the full life God intended if we are constantly carrying that burden. The person you are not able to forgive will always be with you…

Wednesday Bible Study is on summer break. Contact Jen or Jackie with any questions. Upcoming study information coming soon.

For more information:

Jen Kelley (850)419-5111, elle2897@gmail.com or Jackie Losapio, jackielosapio@gmail.com

yoga classes

Nancy Gross invites you to a Gentle Yoga Class. The month of June is a great time to practice yoga. He says, ” Be still and know that I am God”. Psalm 46:10. The union of breath with Gentle Movement with moments of stillness is very powerful. Class times for the month of June remain the same. At A Simple Faith on Mondays at 11:15AM and Thursday at 8:30 AM, and at 769 Eden Drive Santa Rosa Beach by Eden State Park on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9:00AM. Text Nancy Gross at 850-797-6926 for more information and reserving a mat. Namaste

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 for July:

July 1……….Carolyn & Jim Mullins
          Kathy & George Davenport

July 8……….Nancy & Bob Gross
          Candy & David Miller

July 15……..Judy Hamilton & Craig Seelman
           Carolyn & Jim Mulli ns

July 22……..Sara Brunson
           Mary Jane & Jimmy Parrish

July 29…….Barbara & Kurt Tape
         Judy & John Skinner

“Always On My Mind” Series

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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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