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.