Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Cathy Schmidle asked me to send this to you all:
The Campbell’s (Diane & Dan) have a Christmas light display set to music on their house. It will be running every evening from 6 to 9:30 through Christmas or after. All are invited to come by, tune into the radio station and watch the beautiful display.
Their address is: 7020 Cole Ct, Cumming, GA 30028
Friday, December 19, 2008
I just wanted to take the time now to say thanks to all my friends and family for your prayers for Alan. His cardiac cath showed 1 blockage of about 50% but the doctor wants to treat it with medication and not surgery. Praise to God! Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery so he can go back to work. (Going back to work would lift his spirits greatly.)
Please continue to pray for my grandson, Jeremiah. He has had another seizure and is now waiting to have an EEG done.
Thanks and praise to God for your prayers and friendship,
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Alan's blood work came back good and Dr. Reddy wants to do the cardiac catheterization Thursday morning at North Fulton. We should be there around 6:30am. Everyone please prayer that all goes well and a speedy recovery will follow.
Thanks - Debbie
Also, don't forget the secret Santa family. We are looking for plenty of gift cards for a family that can really use the assistance. And we need those by this Sunday.
Monday, December 15, 2008
I just want to send a reminder about our Secret Santa family. As was announced on Sunday, due to the nature of things this year, we are going to be giving the Secret Santa Family gift cards. They can use gas gift-cards, grocery gift cards, and Wal-Mart/Target type cards. Obviously Kroger cards and Wal-Mart cards can be used for both.
This is a family with GREAT need who can use our help. Let's bless them this year!
BTW, I don't know who the elf pictures are...it's not me, though.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
I mentioned a few weeks ago that we had a special guest coming on Dec. 7 to share with us during the message. Unfortunately, my friend got very sick last weekend and could not make it. However, THIS weekend, she is much better and will be able to join us! I'm very excited to share her ministry with you all and it will be a great illustration of the kingdom concept in Sunday's message. Please don't miss it!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Lorie asked me to remind everyone that the band Acoustic Tradition (Lorie Short, Judy Ware, Tim Ware, Cheryl Turner, Paul Turner and Jan Abernathy) are leading the praise and worship this Sunday. This should be GOOD!
Also, the blog post I sent out a few days ago said to bring cookies tonight (Thursday). I wrote that because I'd thought I'd heard someone say on to bring them on Thursday. But there is no praise team practice tonight and there WAS no plan for anyone to be there. That's my misunderstanding.
SO...if you did buy cookies, can you bring them on Saturday morning? If not, let me know and we'll work something out.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
If you were at the BLUE Christmas Table Event on Saturday and took pictures, I'd like to publish those on our website and blog. Please send them as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, Michael Gunnin's message is on our podcast!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I have been planning for weeks to have a special guest tomorrow (Dec 7). However, the person who was coming in has become dreadfully ill this weekend. I am trying to reschedule her to come next week, but we will have to wait and see.
So this Sunday we won't have our special presentation.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Thanks but here is an update - they could not do his cath today because his blood work was not good. They were afraid they would not be able to stop the bleeding or that his kidneys might shutdown from the contrast dye. He has to change some of his meds for a few days and have more blood work done on Tuesday. If all is better then he may have the cath next Wednesday or Thursday. Please have everyone keep praying up to and thru those days. I will keep you posted. Thanks!! Debbie
Let's agree in prayer for Alan.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Judy asked us to pray for her daughter:
Please pray for my daughter Charla, who is having surgery today. She has several problems, all of which could be serious, but the most problematic is a cyst the size of a grapefruit that can be seen on a sonogram from the pelvic bone to the navel. She will be in surgery starting at 10:00 this morning.
Let's agree in prayer for her!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Our 2nd annual Cookies with Santa event is coming up on the 13th of December, but we need your help. Below is the e-card that we would like for you to forward to all your friends and family. We really want to let people know who we are and what we are about, this event is a perfect opportunity to do so. So will you forward this e-card on to as many people as you can so we can grow our church? Thank you in advance for your support. If you want to get involved, please contact Nathan to do so. We'll see ya there!!!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
As you all know we've been in Matthew for nearly four months now. This Sunday will mark the 15th message we've done in Matthew. I have been thrilled to get this in depth in this important Gospel.
However, I am even more excited now. On Dec. 7 we are starting the Sermon on the Mount with a series on the Beatitudes of Matthew 5. I'm telling you this because I have something very special planned for the 7th which I think will illustrate what this Kingdom of Heaven thinking is all about.
Please mark on your calenders to be with us on Dec. 7 if possible. I think we'll find that it isn't disappointing!
Kathy Copeland has asked for our help. Here is what is needed:
We need ladies to decorate tables at the Dec 6th function. We have 8 tables and only 5 people who have volunteered to decorate. Please contact Kathy at KCope924@aol.com if you can do a table.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I am emailing all of you to ask you to pray for my husband, Alan. We went to the er on Friday morning and he was admitted to the ICU with congestive heart failure. His blood pressure was extremely high (at one time it was 198 over 183). He could not breathe. They have since moved him into a room today but his cardiologist says his heart is still real weak. Please pray for a speedy recovery for him. In case you would like to send a card or something, he is in Northside Forsyth Hospital in Cumming GA in room 3025. Thanks for your prayers and love to you all.
Debbie (Hicks) Whigham
Monday, November 17, 2008
Just got this update from Mike Amos: "Just want to pass along my thanks to everyone who has prayed for and supported us. It's great to be a part of the family of God. :)
I am back home and, all things considered, I am doing very well. Although I did have to undergo a second surgery to fix the complication, it turned out to be relatively minor. I continue to covet your prayers as I recover over the next few weeks.
Thanks to everyone who prayed and supported the Amos's throughout this ordeal. Let's keep praying for his recovery.
Also, I got a call from Nathan today. Apparently Lindsey's father is very ill and fading quickly. If I remember correctly, it looks like problems with his liver. She is trying to take care of his estate and other issues right now. It is a very difficult time for Lindsey, let's be praying for the Holmes' family AND extended family through this.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Just a note about Tuesday nights. We had been planning to move to Wednesday nights for two reasons, 212 Student Ministry was changing its format and that would leave Wednesdays open to us 3 out of 4 weeks of the month. AND, I have two ACC classes starting next week, one of them meeting on Tuesday nights.
However, I had not taken into account that we have some who have changed their work schedules around in order to come on Tuesday nights (such devotion!). Therefore, rather than switch to Wednesdays, we're going to cancel Tuesday night Bible study for 5 weeks (starting next Tuesday), while I complete this course.
That would mean no Bible study on the 17th, 24th, 1st, 8th, and 15th. We'll analyze the Christmas schedule at that time and figure out when to start back up.
BTW, we had a great discussion this Tuesday about the Tabernacle as a model of heaven in Hebrews chapter 8. Very interesting, thanks to all who were there!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Join us at Castle Christian Church for a celebration of Christmas with decorative tables, dinner and a message of God's Love.
Friday, November 7, 2008
I stopped by to visit with Mike today and he seems to be doing well. He's up and around and healing from the surgery, though there is still one possible "hurdle to jump through" as he called it.
We had a great talk. The Amos's are grateful for your prayers and all of the food and love you've shown. Let's continue our work to be a blessing as we pray and serve Mike and his family.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Diane told me they are feeling very relieved to have had this done. Mike's looking forward to coming home tomorrow. If you'd like to help with meals for the Amos's, please email Stacie at email@example.com.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Our ABC group was planning a major event to promote our move--which has been put off indefinitely. Now, we are starting to work with Lindsey and Nathan to promote the Santa event on the 13th of December.
So...we'd like to re-instate our personal invitation list. We'd like you to provide a list of contacts--preferably families with kids--that we can invite. Then we'd get a mailing out to them. Your responsibility would also be to invite them to that event personally.
Please jump on this right away. We need you to email those lists to Janet Otts at firstname.lastname@example.org this week if possible!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I had told a couple of people I'd be in the office today. Unfortunately, because of her strep, I am having to work from home today. If you need me, please email me or call me on my cell.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
We've decided to take at least one more week to discuss the topics covered in this video, specifically the topic of abortion and the Christian response. If you are interested in this topic and would like to come, I highly recommend watching the video and coming this Tuesday.
By the way, we're still needing items for the nursery. Please contact me if you can provide any of these:
- pack n play sheets
- Plug covers
- 2 Small shelves
- Spray bottles
- Laundry bags
Monday, October 27, 2008
- pack n play sheets
- Plug covers
- 2 Small shelves
- Spray bottles
- Laundry bags