Monday, April 29, 2013

It's a Wrap

We finished Taking Care of Business on Friday night.  It was an enlightening series.  We hope you enjoyed it.

Prayer Requests:
  • Susan Holly - prayer for clarity and strength to do a good job on her assignment
  • David Holly is in Florida visiting his parents.  Please pray he has a restful time and for good traveling graces.
  • Pray for Ashley to be healed from cancer
  • Please continue to pray for the Nicaragua mission trip
  • Please pray for Jacob to get back into church
  • Please pray for Paula to be on fire for Jesus
  • Chrisha needs continued prayer for her job situation
  • Please continue to pray for Rose as she is under a lot of job stress
  • Valerie needs our prayer as she continues her recovery from surgery.
As a reminder The Starnes' are taking the summer off from teaching Connect Group. 

See you all soon.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Session Six and Taco Night

This is the last night of this series.  We will be covering Session Six and having a taco bar.  Please let us know what you plan to bring to compliment the meal.

Prayer Requests:
  • Mr. Mote has been in intensive care
  • Christina's (Heather's author friend) dad passed away.
  • Holly's friend Weston who is very ill
  • Chrisha job
  • Douglas is being picked on
  • Nicaragua Mission Trip
  • Valerie's continued healing
  • CRCT for the kids this week
What's Cookin'?

Taco Bar!

Please let us know what you plan to bring to compliment the meal.

One pound ground turkey meat - The Salter's
One box of 12 taco shells - The Salter's
Mexican Rice - The Ozee's
Dessert - The Israel's


Monday, April 15, 2013


Rerun?  What?  Yes, we are going to rerun Session Five this week.  It sparked a lot of great conversation and we had some folks out so we want to make sure we all get to hear Session Five.

Prayer Requests:
  • Valerie - healing after surgery
  • April is not well.  Please pray for her to feel better.
  • David and Stephanie- traveling graces to get back home safely
  • Jacob Holly- moving out and to establish himself well complete with finding a church home
  • Isabel - follow up on no clarity for chest pains and headaches
  • CRCT for our kids next two weeks
  • Nicaragua trip and funding
  • Paula- development of relationship with Jesus
  • Heather said PRAISE GOD
  • Ashley Hester- pray for healing for cancer
  • Karla Wagner- Brad’s family after the death of sister
  • Chrisha's job
What's Cookin'?
Veggie and Meat Lasagna - The Israel's
Brownies - The Salter's
Garlic Bread - The Ozee's

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Session Five and Breakfast for Dinner

We will be covering session five on Friday night. 
  • Stephanie likes her new job.
  • Tiffany made it to group. 
  • Heather's art classes are filling up.

Prayer Requests
  • Chrisha's job situation
  • Nicaragua mission
  • Valerie's surgery went well.  Please pray for her healing.
  • Tiffany is scheduled for an ultrasound.  Please pray for her as she finds answers to her unexplained pain.
  • Isabel is scheduled for blood tests
  • Linda is struggling and is not responding to dialysis well. She has lost 30 pounds. 
  • Destination Church
  • Ashtyn is teething. 
  • Rose is working a lot of hours and it is very difficult for her and Skylar
  • Heather potentially leading small group

What's Cookin'?

  • Cheese Grits - The Starnes'
  • Cheese Quiche - The Ozee's
Please let us know what you plan to bring.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Session Four

Schedule Change!
We will not meet this Friday, March 29th, but will meet on April 5th.  We will cover session four at that time.
  • Isabel's chest pains are greatly reduced.  Tests will be coming in April
  • Successful spaghetti dinner
  • Ozee's visiting a church for the second time.
  • Douglas made it to the next level in math competition and has been recommended for SAGE
  • Stephanie got the jobs!  Full time at Nissan in Union City and then working for the restaurant Mystic Grill on the weekends
  • Heather had a great time sketching but said no to goign to Buddhist temple for statue sketches.
Prayer Requests:
  • Ashton continues to have stomach issues
  • Tiffany's abdominal pain
  • Chrisha's job situation
  • Nicaragua Mission Trip
What's Cookin?
Finger Foods
  • Veggie Tray - The Israel's
  • Turkey Sloppy Joe Sliders - The Salter's
  • Chicken Nuggets - The Starnes'
  • Dessert - Candi
What are you bringing?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Session Three and Pizza

Thanks to everyone for their help last week with the Nicaragua Mission Spaghetti Dinner.  It was a successful fund raiser.  Please continue to pray for the mission trip.
We are back at the Starnes' this week to cover Session Three, The Corner Office. 
What's Cookin'
  • Everyone:  Bring a pizza to share with the group but enough to cover your family plus a little extra.
  • Salters:  April can you make a salad?
  • Stephanie:  Can you do a dessert?
Have a great week!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Session Two and Finger Foods

This week we will be covering session two entitled Current Economic Indicators.  Please remember to try to pick one day in which you approach your job as if you are working for the Lord.
  • Stephanie got a new job and into her pre-pregnancy jeans.
  • Ashtyn got through her shots and cut two teeth last week. 
  • April slept through the night.
  • Susan got to spend time with one of her best friends this week.
  • Susan's friend and her boyfriend came to church and liked it.
  • Candi's husband watched a Perry Noble sermon.
  • Susan got four jobs this week.
  • Brian's Mom started her dialysis and is doing good.
  • Leigh (Mark's cousin) got the results from her lumpectomy and they are clear.
Prayer Requests:
  • Destiny (Chrisha's friend) with Lupus and her cancer has returned.
  • Tiffany's Mom and Dad have had several financial issues hit them...  appliances failing and a tree fell on their house.
  • Stephanie's Aunt Shirley passed away.  Please keep the entire family in your prayers as they lay her to rest this week.
  • Rose is having back pain.
  • Chrisha is truly struggling at work and needs the Lord to move her forward to a new job.
  • Ashley has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Please pray for healing.
  • Isabel is on a heart monitor for 30 day testing and is also now suffering with bad headaches.
  • Please continue to pray for the mission trip to Nicaragua.
  • Please pray for Rhonda Siedlinger as she undergoes surgery.
What's Cookin'?
Finger Foods
The Israel's are bringing a veggie tray.
The Salter's are bringing chicken fingers.
The Starnes' are bringing a beefy rotel cheese dip and chips.
Please let us know what you plan to bring.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Session One and Soup/Chili Night

We are going to kick off the with Session One on March 1st.  We are off this Friday, February 22nd.  Here is the planned schedule for this series: 
  • February 22nd - off
  • March 1st - Session One
  • March 8th - Session Two
  • March 15th - Nicaragua Mission Dinner (Please note the link for more information)
  • March 29th - Session Three
  • April 5th - off
  • April 12th - Session Four
  • April 19th - Session Five
  • April 26th - Session Six
Praise Reports:
  • Heather's friend Christina's book might be published by a publishing company.
  • Mark finished the Ft. Lauderdale Project
  • April is excited to start her new journey.
  • Stephanie's friend is potentially coming to church with us
Prayer Requests:
  • Susan's mission trip is a continued prayer request.
  • Brian's Mom, Linda, please pray for healing as she begins dialysis. 
  • Linda's husband Bill emotional stress for caring for Linda.
  • Chrisha's friend, Destiny's daughter is now out of the hospital and is diagnosed with epilepsy.  Please pray as they get her medication regulated. 
  • In addition, please pray for Destiny as she undergoes chemo and radiation for cancer.
  • Please pray for our work:  specifically illustrations for Coke, contract renewal for Mark, jobs for Chrisha and Stephanie
  • April is not sleeping well, please pray for her to get the rest her body needs.
  • Ashton is having stomach issues and is going to an allergist for food and environmental allergy testing
  • Isabel is having health issues.  Please pray for her and the doctors to diagnose her.
  • Ashley has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  Please pray for healing.
  • Leigh also has breast cancer and will be undergoing surgery on Tuesday so please pray for her healing.
  • Rhonda Sidelinger had a full hysterectomy; however, the removed organs have cancer so she is undergoing more tests.
  • Heather's family member for breast cancer.
What's Cookin'?
Chili and Soup 

  • The Holly's are making a beef chili
  • The Israel's are bringing crackers and cheese
  • The Ozee's are bringing corn bread
  • The Salter's are bringing Banana Pudding.
  • Candi is bringing chicken noodle soup.

 Let us know what you plan to bring.

Nicaragua Deaf Mission Trip 2013 Spaghetti Dinner

We are having a fundraiser for the Nicaragua Deaf Mission trip 2013.  We are hosting a Spaghetti dinner on March 15 at
Stockbridge Community Church
4401 Highway 155 North
Stockbridge, GA  30281
If you would like to donate items for the dinner, please let Susan know what and have it to her by March 4 (except the cakes will have to be brought to her March 14 or 15).  Money donations are also welcome.
We also need people to sell tickets and put out fliers so if you can help with that, let Susan know. 
The cost of the meal is $6 for adults and $4 for kids 6 and under. We are hoping to have 100 people come.  We will also do take out meals for those who don't want to eat at the church. We want to do as many pre-orders as possible, so we know how much to buy.
Donation Items Needed:
  • Thin spaghetti Noodles
  • Plain tomato sauce in cans
  • Ground beef
  • Raw onions
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Season salt
  • Chili powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • Ranch dressing
  • Italian dressing
  • Salad bags (close to time) 
  • French bread loaves presliced
  • Lemonade
  • Sweet tea
  • Unsweet tea
  • Red plastic cups
  • Hefty sectional plates
  • Forks
  • Knives
  • Spoons
  • Decorations...I was thinking Heart of reds, hearts from valentines, red rectangular table clothes
  • Cakes
People who can volunteer their time
Decorators:  3:00 to 5:00
Servers:  4:30 to 6:30
Clean up: 6:00 to 8:00

Monday, February 11, 2013

Taking Care of Business

Welcome back to Connect Group!  We will be meeting on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Starnes' House.
We are going to be doing a study entitled "Taking Care of Business" by Andy Stanley.
The study guide is available on Amazon in hard copy and electronic copy.  You won't need the guide until February 22nd.
So What's Cookin'?
We will have lasagna and pasta provided by the Starnes'.  Rolls will be provided by Candi.  Dessert is being provided by the Israel's.  The Holly's are bringing salad.  If you can bring any additional sides, please let us know.
Please recall we have a few housekeeping items to go over on Friday night such as:
  • $3 per child for child care
  • $5 for paper products per family
Please make sure your bring your calendars this week so we can go over meeting dates, community involvement, etc.
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday night.