Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Card

This came to my house, but it is for everybody at Castle Christian Church. I totally forgot to bring it yesterday, so I scanned it and I am posting it here.
The return address on the envelope is:
Patti Hanna
324 Addison Pl
Crestview, FL 32536

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Tuesday Night Bible Study

Don't forget, we'll be reinstating Tuesday Night Bible Study on Tuesday, Jan 6.



Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Lights

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

Debbie Whigham's Husband

Just got another update from Debbie:

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,

Debbie Whigham

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Debbie Hicks' Husband

Debbie gave me an update about her husband:

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

Secret Santa Family Reminder

Hey everyone,

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's not me, though.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Santa's Helpers

I caught a couple of Santa's Helpers yesterday:

Aren't they adorable???

Friday, December 12, 2008

Special Message Reschedule for This Sunday

Hello Church,

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

Cookies with Santa on December 13th!

Our 2nd annual Cookies with Santa event is coming up THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13 FROM 9 TILL 12, but we need your help. Below is the e-card that we would like for you to forward to all your friends and family, co-workers, fellow professionals, print it out and put it in the break get the idea. 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!!!

Acoustic Tradition and Cookie Correction

Hey all,

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

Christmas Table Event Pics

Hey everyone,

Here are some pics from the Christmas Table Event last Saturday, Dec. 6.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Cookie Reminder

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to send a reminder that we need boxes of cookies for this Saturday. Please bring all kinds of cookies for our Santa on Thursday evening!



Sunday, December 7, 2008

Pics of Table Event Wanted

Hey everyone,

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

Also, Michael Gunnin's message is on our podcast!


Kevin's Friend Update

Kevin emailed me today to say that his friend Steve's dad passed away yesterday. They'd appreciate our prayers.


Saturday, December 6, 2008


Kevin Slatton has requested our prayer for his friend Steve whose father is gravely ill.

Let's be praying!



In a recent post, I mentioned that Debbie Hick's husband was in need of prayer, but I called him Alan Hicks. That was incorrect, his name is Alan Whigham!

My bad!


Change in Plan for this Sunday

Hey church,

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

Alan Hicks Update

Got an update from Debbie today:

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.


Debbie Hicks' Husband

Just saw an email from Debbie Hicks. Her husband had a cardiac catheter put in today. Please be praying for them!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Judy Crafton Prayer Request

Hey all,

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

Cookies with Santa

Would you please send out a blog asking for folks to donate cookies for the Cookies with Santa Saturday? We need a variety of homemade cookies and if folks don't have time to make homemade cookies, we would appreciate a variety of store bought Christmas cookies. The cookies need to be brought to church this Sunday and on Saturday (12/13) morning by 8:00 a.m.