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 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 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!
  • 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! 
  • 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.
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.


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!