Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Party

The final session to close out 40 Days in the Word was Friday night.  There was a prayer time for the prayers in the jar from the beginning of the session. 
 
Prayer Requests:
  • Clarity and closeness
  • Revelation
  • Healing from divorce
  • God's plan for me
  • Children to fall in love with God's word
  • Salvation for family members
  • Heart to soften and be molded to God's heart and to find my purpose
  • A deeper love for God's Word
  • Son to survive college without losing his faith
  • Strengthen my heart
  • Husband and son to be saved and live with Christ with me, my son also...
  • Want ot LOVE reading my bible
  • Want to learn to pray for everything.
  • Healing
  • Learning to see and hear God's direction for my life.

Christmas Party
If you want to participate in gift exchange please bring a $5 and under white elephant gift (something from home that is funny or nice that you dont want, or a gift you buy), usually the couples have two gifts, one funny and one nice. 
 
The children will be doing a tobogan exchange.  These will be again $5 or under.
 
What's Cookin':
Casseroles! 
  • 20 piece chicken - The Holly's
  • Oreo balls - Stephanie
  • Broccoli Casserole - Stephanie
  • Another Dessert - Candi?
  • Hashbrown Casserole - The Israel's 
  • Chicken Casserole - Rose
Needs:
  • Veggie
  • Rotisserie Chicken
  • Salad
Let us know what you plan to bring. 
 
See you on Friday for food, fellowship, and a fun gift exchange.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Session Six and Chili Night

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  This Friday we will be covering Session Six:  Principles of Bible Interpretation.  Please remember to journal and meditate over the week as we close out this 40 days in the Word series.
 
Prayer Requests:
  • Please continue to pray for healing for Tiffany.
  • Please pray for Michelle and Mark to find a better balance with their busy schedules.
  • Please continue to pray for Candi's husband, Michael, to come to Christ.
  • Continue to pray for Susan's mission trip to Nicaragua.
  • Please continue to pray for Stephanie and Chrisha as they both job hunt.
What's Cookin?
White Chili provided by the Starnes' family.  So what can you bring?  Accessories and desserts.  The needs are cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips, and, of course, dessert.  Please let us know what you plan to bring.

White Chili - The Starnes
Dessert - The Chastain's
Cornbread - The Holly's
 
Christmas Party:
Also, December 7th is the Christmas party.  Please make plans to attend.  It will be a casserole night along with a white elephant/dirty Santa gift giving.  The rules are that no more than $5 gift and each person can bring either a nice or a gag gift.  (Typically a couple brings one of each.)  In addition, the kids will be doing a toboggan gift exchange of no more than $5 each. 

Hashbrown Casserole - The Israel's
 
 
 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Session Five and Taco Night

We are quickly approaching the end of this series.  We are going to be covering Session Five:  Personalize It!  Pray It!  Please continue to journal as you go through your week. 
 
Praise Reports:
  • God provided money in His great timing for Stephanie.
  • Ashtyn made it through her first set of shots.
  • Paula had a great time at the retreat.
  • Prayers are working for Michelle.
Prayer Requests:
  • Please continue to pray for healing for Tiffany.
  • Please pray for Michelle and Mark to find a better balance with their busy schedules.
  • Please continue to pray for Candi's husband, Michael, to come to Christ.
  • Jimmy Martin has been on two recent job interviews.  Please pray for him as he continues through the interview process.
  • Please pray for Susan for healing of her foot.
  • Continue to pray for Susan's mission trip to Nicaragua. 
  • April feels a spritiual attack forthcoming.  Please pray this does not occur.
  • Please continue to pray for Stephanie and Chrisha as they both are in interviews for new jobs.
  • Heather Ozee's Uncle Donald was involved in a gasoline fire over the weekend.  He has been flown to a burn unit in Augusta.  Please keep them in your prayers.
  • Chrisha's Mom is going to a neurologist for some shaking in her arm.  Please pray as she is fearful of the outcome since her sister has Parkinson's Disease.
 
What's Cookin'?
It's Taco Night!
 
The Holly's - Beef
The Chastain's - Toppings
The Israel's - Shells
The Starnes' - Beans
Stephanie - Dessert
Candi - Chicken
The Salter's - Yellow Rice, Salsa, Chips
 
 
 
On Friday we will be discussing the menu for November 30th as well as the Christmas Party.
 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Session Four and Finger Foods

We will be going through Session Four:  Paraphrase It! on Friday night.  Please remember to journal as you go through your week.  Remember to practice your week three memory verse. 
 
Praise Reports:
  • Susan and David's neighborhood party went well and Susan was able to witness to neighbors.
  • Tiffany's new iphone works well.
  • Michelle's daughter, Amanda, has tires on her car.
  • Valerie is getting lots of hours at JC Penny.  She really likes her new job and she is getting new shoes!
  • Douglas and his drama team won the drama competition at school.  Friday they went to the county competition and won.  Now the team will complete in January at district.
  • Things are better at work for Candi and her home life is awesome.
  • Tiffany's brother received a promotion and raise. 
Prayer Requests:
  • Please pray for healing and salvation for Michelle's friend, Maria.
  • Pam Salter had to put her dog down on Saturday.
  • Tiffany's mom and two TIA's last week. 
  • Please pray for good traveling graces for Tiffany's mom and dad as they travel to Texas for a week to visit Tiffany's brother.
  • Please pray for the people and towns affected by Hurricane Sandy.
  • Please pray for the election.
  • Rose's co-worker's brother is having experimental surgery on his heart.  Please pray for the medical staff and for his healing.
  • Please pray for Michelle's heaviness.
  • Tiffany is feeling heavy about the Coalition Against prayer and their attack on schools.  Tiffany is asking that we attack them with prayer.
  • Please pray for salvation and revelation for Candi's co-worker Wanda.
  • Please continue to pray for Chrisha and Stephanie as they job hunt. 
What's Cookin'
Finger foods! Please bring your favorites to share. 
  • Stephanie is bringing sausage balls and dessert.  
  • The Israel's are bringing a veggie tray.  
  • The Chastain's will be bringing two goat cheese fruit and almond bars and crackers. 
  • The Salter's are brining popcorn chicken.
What will you be bringing?
 
 
We will also be packing our Operation Christmas Child (OCC) boxes this Friday night.  Please bring your items to pack.  Chrisha has about 10 shoe boxes she will be bringing to use for packing.  If you have more please bring them.  They do not have to be OCC specific.  Any shoe box is fine.  Below is the information on packing a shoe box.
 
Use an empty shoe box (standard size, please) or a small plastic container. You can wrap the box (lid separately), but wrapping is not required. Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift.



 

Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the child’s age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Print out the appropriate boy/girl label by downloading the artwork to the right. Mark the correct age category on the label, and tape the label to the top of your box.



 

Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child. Use the gift ideas provided below.



 

Please donate $7 or more for each shoe box you prepare to help cover shipping and other project costs. You can give online by using our “Follow Your Box Donation” option, or you can write a check to Samaritan’s Purse (note “OCC” on memo line) and place it in an envelope on top of the gift items inside your box. If you or your family are preparing more than one shoe box, please make one combined donation.



 

Place a rubber band around each closed shoe box and Chrisha will drop them off during OCC collection week, November 12-19, 2012.
Ideas for items:
 
TOYS
small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch®, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky®, etc.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES
pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
HYGIENE ITEMS
toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.
OTHER
Hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps; sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)
A PERSONAL NOTE
In a separate envelope, you may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family.  (If you include your name and address, the child may write back.)
DO NOT INCLUDE:
Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers; aerosol cans.
 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Session Three and Chili Night

This Friday night we will be going through Session Three:  Probe It!  Please remember to check out www.40daysintheword.com for daily devotionals.  In addition, please remember to journal this week.
 
Praise Reports:
  • Paula's parents sent a Spanish bible from Jerusalem.
  • Mark Israel is home for two weeks.
  • Amanda stayed with the Chastain's for the week.
  • Destiny (Chrisha's co-worker) got word today that her cancer has stopped spreading. 
  • Michelle found a former doctor and has an upcoming appointment.
  • Tiffany felt God providing during troubling times this week.
  • Michelle was reminded of God's love this week.
Prayer Requests:
  • Susan's mission trip to Nicaragua to work in a deaf school.  Please pray that God puts the team and resources together for this trip scheduled for June 1-8, 2013.
  • Susan and David's neighborhood party Saturday night.
  • Stephanie is job hunting with her new degree (YAY!).  Pleas pray she finds the right job for her and her family.
  • Stephanie's mother-in-law has had two friends pass away.  Please pray for her to find peace.
  • Chrisha has a potential job and needs our prayers
  • Michelle is having some drug interactions and is seeking medical advice.
  • Please pray for healing for Candi as she battles a cold.
  • Please pray for Candi's husband to come to know Christ.
What's Cookin'?
 
Chili!  Susan and David will be providing Chili.  Rose will be providing all the toppings.  Mark and Michelle are bringing cornbread.  Stephanie is bringing dessert and cornbread fritters.
 
 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Session Two and Spaghetti Night

Reminders from last week:
Please remember to go to www.40daysintheword.com and view the daily messages.  Also remember to meditate on last week's bible verse and to journal this week on what you are expecting from God during this lesson.
 
This week we will be covering Session Two: Picture It!
 
Praises:
  • Michelle made it through the week!
  • Skylar only received on "N".
  • David had an awesome week!
  • Michelle celebrated her grandmother's 94th birthday.
  • Candi conquered her boss while being sensitive. 
  • Candi's daughter got a job at Chick-fil-A!
Prayer Requests:
  • Salvation for Candi's husband.
  • Michelle's heart is troubled. Please pray for her to have peace.
  • Please pray for Michelle's co-worker's wife Terri as she has relapsed with cancer.
  • David's friend Wayne's daughter just turned 21 and has many temptations.  Please pray for her to over come those temptations.
  • Susan has a friend that needs a job immediately.
  • Susan will be going on a mission trip in June to Nicaragua.  Please pray for God's blessings on this trip.
  • Tiffany asked for God's favor as they refinance their home.
  • Robert asked for prayer for a friend at work.
  • April asked for prayer for salvation for two people.
  • Chrisha needs prayers for a troubled work situation.
What's Cookin'?
 
Stephanie and Chrisha will have two kinds of spaghetti sauce: one beef and one pork. We will have salad, bread, and loads of noodles. Candi is making a scrumptious dessert to top it all off.
 
We need a plan for the month of November for meals so please plan to discuss that Friday night.
 
Have a great week!
 
 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sesson One and Pizza Night

Please make sure to bring your workbooks on Friday night.  We will be going over Session One:  Pronounce It! 
 
Praises:
  • Ashton Starnes' surgery went well and he is on the mend!
  • Travis was home when Ashtyn Williams was born!
  • Night of Worship was a blessing.
Prayer Requests:
  • Stephanie's mother-in-law's neighbor and best friend's cousin both have been diagnosed with cancer.  Please pray for not only these families, but Stephanie's mother-in-law as this is going to be a difficult time for her.
  • Jacqueline (Mark Chastain's co-worker) has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  She is undergoing treatment and has a great attitude, but still needs out prayers for healing.
  • Michelle's customer lost two workers due to a construction accident.  Please pray for these families and the co-workers in this construction team.
  • Please pray for the Woodland High School student that passed away.  The students as well as the families and teachers need our prayers for peace.
  • Rose's tenant has been having some heart problems.  Please pray for his healing.
  • Please pray for the upcoming election.
  • Please pray for Chrisha as she needs direction and guidance in her work.
  • Please pray for the growth and development of a deaf ministry at Sharon Baptist Church.
  • Please pay for Candi's husband to attend connect group.
  • Please pray for Michelle as she works through some things.
  • Please pray for all of our stressful situations at home and work.
 
What's Cookin'?
 
It's pizza night!  Please bring your favorite pizza to share with the group.  April will provide dessert.
 
Outreach:
 
Our community outreach this session will be Operation Christmas Child. (OCC)  Please bring shoe boxes of any shape, size, etc. if you have any hanging around the house.  Please bring your items to place in the boxes on November 9th for our packing party.  Here are some shoe box tips.  We will pack boxes after our lesson.  Chrisha Israel will take the boxes to the OCC relay center.  In addition, Chrisha Israel will print plenty of labels for our boxes.

 
Calendar:
 


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

40 Days in the Word Series

Welcome back everyone! 
 
Please join us Friday, October 12th at the Starnes' house to kick off 40 Days in the Word.  We will eat, fellowship, and then spend 30 minues talking about our series, calendar dates, agendas, and what you can expect from the group.  This is a kick off / fellowship meeting.
 
If you haven't already purchased your workbook, please make sure to do so Sunday at the Connect Group desk.  There are a lot of great resources in the book in addition to the weekly material we will cover each Friday.
 
 
What's Cookin'
 
Tiffany and April are preparing a lasagna dinner this week.  Sides will include salad, bread, cake and beverages.
 
We look foward to seeing everyone Friday!
 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Wrapping Up A Galaxy Far, Far Away

We want to thank all of you for joining us as we found God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away.  We have enjoyed this semester studying with you.  We hope you have learned a little bit about finding awe in your everyday life with everyday people. 
 
Praises:
  • Stephanie's brother will come home this Tuesday.
  • Tiffany's doc report she is hormonally imbalanced. (so she is not crazy and there is a solution.) Medication will help.
  • Tuesday is Heather and Ace's 15 year wedding anniversay.
  • Monday is Stephanie and Jeremy's 1 year wedding anniversary.
  • Heather's book is at the printers!
  • Tiffany's boss is turning away clients cause they are too small but it will take $18,000 to build out. Tiffiany's boss asked team to pray and they steped out on faith. Already received $10,500. Will move in new office Oct 5th
  • Papaw is home!
Prayer Requests:
  • Please pray for Stephanie's baby to come in next couple of days.
  • Rose is interviewing for a supervisor job on Friday.
  • Ace asked for prayer for a coworker's wife, Rebecca. She is only 25 yrs ols and has breast cancer. She is taking agressive treatment over next two weeks. 
  • Tiffany asked for prayer for Connie's grandchild. He just came out of a 29 day medical induced comma. He is 10 yrs old and in Grady's Burn Unit. Will come home Sunday ( yesterday) but has a long road ahead of him.
  • Robert's sister Jennifer is pregnant. 
  • Valerie is looking into becoming a Mary Kay Rep and looking for another part time job.
  • Mark is traveling a lot.  Please pray for traveling graces on him as well as for Chrisha as she keeps up with the kids.
  • Also as we just received word yesterday that Michelle Chastain's grandmother passed away.  Please keep Michelle, Mark, and the entire family in your prayers.
Look for information in the coming weeks for sign-ups for Fall Connect Group.  April will be leading us through 40 Days in the Word.  We will be meeting at the Starnes again on Friday nights at 7:00 p.m.  We hope you will join us starting in mid-October.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Chapters 7 and 8

We will be taking off Friday, August 17th to attend the Back to School Bash at Clark Community Park.  Details are as follows:

Family Ministry will be hosting a Back to School Bash for families at Clark Community Park on Friday, Aug. 17th at 6:00pm. SCC will provide the main dish and we are asking everyone to please bring a side dish to share. Please sign up at http://
www.perfectpotluck.com/
meals.php?t=ZRDL8225
for a dish to bring. We will have activities for families and children to engage in like family kick ball and obstacle courses to compete in. There will be inflatables, fellowship, food and fun. Don't miss it!

Praises:
  • We survived the first week of school.
  • Tiffany and Brian were able to get their chair repaired under warranty.
  • Douglas' seat assignment in school has been changed.
  • Stephanie's "little brother" was saved!  Priase God!

Prayer Requests:
  • Lynn Choate, Jaimi, and Don
  • Please pray for Heather's Papaw's health. 
  • Pray for peace for Roxy as middle school causing her difficulties.
  • Chrisha needs continued prayer for guidance at work.
  • Valerie's health is good so please pray it continues.
  • Prayer for healing for JJ.
  • Please pray for Stephanie to bring baby Ashtyn to full term and have an easy delivery.
  • Pray for Mark as he travels weekly to Ft. Lauderdale.
  • Please pray for Jeremy's work struggles with his manager.
On Friday, August 24th we will wrap up this series with Chapters 7 & 8.  We will continue without doing a full meal so please if you want to bring a dessert to share let me know.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Chapters Six and Seven

We hope everyone had a great first day back at school.  We had a good turn out at the prayer walk yesterday to cover our kids, teachers, and faculty in prayer. 

Praises:
  • We made it through the week.
  • Tiffany, Brian, and Ashton had good traveling graces.
  • The Starnes also had a "God Moment" when someone gave them $33 towards admission at a water park.  The woman told them it was just a way to have someone have a day of fun on her. 
  • The Salter boys like their teachers.
  • Stephanie has less than a month till she gets to meet precious Ashtyn.
  • We had a great little baby shower.
Prayer Requests:
  • Please pray for Stephanie to have an easy delivery.
  • Please pray for Brian to have steady work.
  • Please keep all the children, teachers, and staff in your prayers as everyone goes back to school.
  • Stephanie's brother is going through some classes that will help him to get through the parole board.  Please pray he is granted release so he can meet his neice very soon.
  • Please keep the Chastain's in your thoughts as they are covered up at work and their schedules are difficult.
  • Good traveling graces for Rose and Skylar.
  • Heather's work.
  • Chrisha's work.
What's Cookin?

NOTHING!  We are going to try to do a light snack and dessert rather than a full meal this week as we are back to school.  If you want to bring a snack or dessert please let me know.

Have a good first week of school and we will see you on Friday!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Chapter Five, A Baby Shower, and Finger Foods

We will be covering chapter five, "You Were My Brother" on August 3rd.  We will also be having a baby shower for Stephanie, Jeremy, and baby Ashtyn.  We will be eating at 7:00 and having bible study at 8:00 as usual.  During dessert time we will have the baby shower. 

Praises:
  • Brian worked all week
  • Heather is doing work for the Chairman's office
  • Mark Chastain's work is going really well
  • The Salter's are home from their vacation and had a good trip.
Prayer Requests:
  • Please pray for the victims in Colorado.  Also please pray the gunman finds Christ through this tragedy.
  • Chrisha is struggling with work and needs God's direction.
  • Pray for the upcoming vote.
  • Traveling graces for the Starnes'

What's Cookin'?

It is a baby shower, so we will be doing all things small sized.  Please let me know what you plan to bring for our finger food night.

  • The Israel's - Baby Ashtyn's Cake!
  • Stephanie - Sausage Balls

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pizza and a Movie!

We hope everyone is having a great week.  We missed Rose, Skylar, Michelle, Mark, and the entire Martin crew last week.  This week we will be watching Episode III and having a pizza night, but before I get to those details, here are the praise and prayer requests.

Praises:
  • Mark and Chrisha's air conditioner was able to be repaired rather than replaced.
  • Ashton doesn't have major GI issues.
  • Robert received a raise.
  • Sonya is at peace after going home to be with Jesus.
  • Mark Israel got a bonus.
  • Heather was able to complete two pages of illustrations with her shortened hours at work.
  • Stephanie is back from her travels.

Prayer Requests:
  • April's family is in need of our prayers with the loss of Sonya.
  • Please continue to pray for Stephanie's baby, Ashtyn, to continue to grow to be a healthy baby girl.
  • Please pray for Chrisha as she is struggling with some issues at work and needs God's guidance and direction.
  • Please pray the ant leave Heather and Ace's home and vehicle.
  • Please pray for safe traveling graces for the Salter's as they go on vacation.


What's Cookin'?

Please plan to bring your family's favorite delivery, frozen, or homemade pizza to share.  If everyone brings at least one pizza we should be in good shape.  If anyone would like to bring a salad or breadsticks to compliment the meal that would be great. 




We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday.  We will miss the Salter's as they are on a much needed vacation.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Chapter Four and Deli Night

What an awesome night we had doing bible study without power last week!  It was truly a fun night of laughs and insight into God's word.

This Friday we will be covering Chapter Four, Our Meeting was Not Coincidence. 

Praises:
  • Cheryl has a new job!
  • Ruth is healing from her surgery.
  • Power and A/C

Prayer Requests:
  • Rose needs to sell her truck.
  • Rose is also putting in for a supervisor position at work so please pray for her to get this opportunity.
  • While Ruth is healing we want to continue to pray for her as she goes through this time.
  • Please pray for the victims of the house fire at Flippen Road.
  • Michelle's grandmother has been moved to hospice.  Please pray for the family as they go through this transition.
  • Sonya, April's cousin, was moved to hospice.  Please pray for her and her family as they go through this time.

What's Cookin'?

It's deli night!  April is making a big pasta salad and we are putting together all the trimmings for sandwiches.  Oh and I"m making a chocolate trifle so we can celebrate a very special 25th birthday (yep, it is Valerie's birthday)! 
Please plan to bring enough meat for your family.  We also will need cheeses, mayo, lettuce, tomato, and bread so please let me know how you plan to compliment the meal. 

Here's a rundown:

Salter's - Pasta Salad
Israel's - Chocolate Trifle, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Ham, Two Packs of Hoagie Rolls, Two Types of Cheeses
Ozee's - Lettuce, Tomato, Side Dish, and Turkey for the Ozee's and Salter's
We look forward to seeing everyone!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Grill Out!

We hope everyone enjoyed the movie last week.  We will be covering chapters three and eight Friday night. 

I apologize for not having praise reports and prayer requests to post this week.

What's Cookin'?

It's a grill night... hamburgers, hot dogs, and all the trimmings...

Starnes' - beef hotdogs and buns
Israel's - Chips and burger buns
Chastain's - 8 pack of burgers and dessert
Salter's - turkey burgers and mac n cheese

We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Takin the Pancakes to the Street

As many of you know, the Starnes' Connect Group hosts breakfast for the annual Wheelchair Tennis Tournament.  This year the leadership of the tournament presented the connect group with a plaque for all the support.  Here is a picture of Tiffany receiving the award from Harlon.



Thanks to all of you who have assisted to make this event such a success.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Movie Night and Finger Foods

Your fearless leader and his family will be out of town on Friday night so ya'll will be watching Episode II The Clone Wars. Stephanie will also be out of town.  Heather/April, please send out prayer requests for me from Friday night.

Praises:
  • Cheryl has a new job!
  • Mark Israel's car was repaired at no cost to the Israel's.
  • Michelle is safe and having fun in Boston.
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes put on a baseball camp at Salem this past week.  It was so amazing to see how God moved those kids during their chapel time.
  • Cheryl and Snuffy had 14 kids over for their grandchild's birthday last week.  Cheryl said it was so moving to see the pure joy on the kids faces as they played in the pool.
  • Mark Chastain received praises at work from his "big bosses". 
  • Mark Chastain is also suppose to receive a raise with his new position at ACI.
  • Tiffany's mom is really doing well after weaning off some of her medication and going to physical therapy.
  • Rebecca had a great time at camp and is home safely.
Prayer Requests:
  • Continue to please pray for Stephanie's baby Ashtyn as she grows to be born a healthy baby girl.
  • Rose's niece's baby is in ICU.  Please pray for healing for the baby as well as for the parents to have comfort during this time.
  • Traveling graces for Michelle's safe return.
  • Ruth Sawyer's had surgery last week and is need of prayers for healing of her hand.
  • Cheryl's mom is having pacemaker surgery on Tuesday.  Please pray for all to go well and for healing after surgery.
  • Tiffany Hunt's grandfather passed away.  Please pray for the family.
  • Valerie Nunz's step-father passed away. Please pray for the family.
  • Brian and Tiffany need our prayers as Brian has not had a lot of work lately.  Please pray his work load increases.
  • Please pray for Chrisha's friend at work, Destiny, she is in need of a kidney transplant and has a myriad of other health issues.  Please pray for healing for her.
  • Please pray for Chrisha's friend, Fawn, as she is struggling after having left an abusive relationship.  She needs the peace only God can provide.
  • Traveling graces for Stephanie and the Israel's.
What's Cookin'?

Finger Foods!

Rose - Veggie Tray
Starnes' -
Salter's -
Ozee's -
Martin's -
Smith's -

Please note, we will be meeting on July 6th to cover Chapter three.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Chapter Two and Breakfast for Dinner

We will be covering Chapter Two, Your Eyes Can Deceive You, in our session on Friday night.  Please read the chapter before Friday.   

Praises:
  • Mark Chastain was hired by ACI, the company that has acquired his current firm.
  • Michelle's grandmother is moving toward a long term health care facility which will alleviate her mother's stress.
  • Jeremy, Stephanie's husband, works at Costco which is undergoing a change and has remained safe with no pay cut.

Prayer Requests:
  • Stephanie's best friend, Sherry, lost her mother last week.
  • Stephanie's baby, Ashtyn, to continue to grow and be a healthy baby girl.
  • Traveling graces for the Salter's.
  • Heather's Papaw is in the hospital with pending surgery due to blood clots.  He recently had a pacemaker put in so the surgery is going to be difficult.
  • Please continue to pray for Cheryl's employment possibilities.
  • Ruth Sawyer is undergoing surgery on her hand on June 18th. 
  • Michelle's daughter, Amanda, has endometriosis and may have to have surgery.
What's Cookin'

Orange Juice - Chastain's
Fruit and Condiments - Stephanie
Turkey Bacon - Ozee's
French Toast - Israel's
Pancakes and Eggs - Starnes'
Pork Bacon - Salter's
Creamer - Rose can you grab some creamer? We are dangerously low...
Eclair Cake and Ham and Cheese Casserole - Smith's

See ya'll on Friday night!


Monday, June 4, 2012

Chapter One and Italian Night

We will not be meeting again until Friday, June 15th.  Your fearless leader should be in Atlanta and not stuck in an airport in Florida.  We will be going through Chapter One, Your First Step Into a Larger World.  We will also be reviewing the Path of a Hero handout. 

Prayer Requests:
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Cheryl had interviews last week so please pray for her.
  • Cheryl's Mom is traveling so please pray for traveling graces.
  • Heather's company is doing layoffs please pray that she is unaffected.
  • Mark C.'s sister left her husband and is without a job. She needs our prayers for work as well as to get through this tough time in her life.
  • April's uncle has terminal throat cancer.  Her aunt also has terminal cancer.  Please pray for April's family.
  • Rose's sister-in-law has a baby due any day.  Please pray for the baby's safe delivery.
  • Stephanie's baby Ashtyn to continue to grow and be a healthy little angel.

What's Cookin'
  • Meat Lasagna - Israel's
  • Veggie Lasagna - Starnes
  • Dessert - Chastain's
  • Salad - Smith's
  • Garlic Bread - Ozee's
  • Side Dish - Stephanie