Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Men's Retreat--Change of Venue, but STILL ON!

Hey all you guys going on the men's retreat. I got a call from Ned yesterday saying that the cabin we went to last year had some issues with water (in that it has no water) this past week. It is being repaired this weekend.

Fortunately, we've been able to find another place to go. It is another cabin, a closer location. Contact Ned Wolfe for more details.

This one has electricity AND a hot tub!

We are still planning on leaving about 6:00 on Thursday. Should be a great weekend. The theme is "A Weekend with James." We'll be studying the book of James, specifically James' teaching on "double-mindedness."



Sunday, April 26, 2009

Softball Game AND Bible Study

Hello everyone,

Two reminders. First, there is no softball game this Monday. Check the schedule on the blog for the next game and time.

ALSO, don't forget that this week's Wednesday Night Bible Study is canceled. We well be picking up again May 6 in Hebrews 11.



Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Womens Retreat

We realize this is kind of short notice, but if you were thinking you might want to attend the women's retreat this weekend 4/24 to 4/26..and thought it was too late to sign up...two women just said they would not be able to attend after all and would like to give their spots to someone else who may not have signed up, yet.....
Please contact Patti Fuller 770-861-2095 or by email pf227@bellsouth.net for more details.

Monday, April 20, 2009

DISREGARD last post!

Hey everyone,

I sent out a post yesterday saying I needed to cancel Bible study this week. That was an ERROR. I need to cancel it NEXT week (the 29th).

I know this is going to confuse things more--and it's all my fault! Sorry.

Again we WILL be having Bible study this Wednesday (the 22nd). We WON'T be having it next Wednesday (the 29th).

Sorry for the confusion.


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wednesday Night Bible Study Cancelled This Week

Hello everyone,

I meant to have this announced Sunday morning, but forgot! Sorry!

I have an unavoidable meeting this Wednesday that I need to cancel Bible study for. So this Wednesday, the 24th, there will be no Hebrews study.

We'll pick right back up again the following Wednesday!



Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bob Hollifield - Update

Bob Hollifield, member of First Christian Church and Diane Babb's Brother, passed away yesterday from cancer. There will be a visitation from 10:00 to 12:00 this Saturday with a memorial service at 12:00 at the chapel of

Northside Chapel Funeral Home
2050 Crabapple RoadRoswell, GA 30075Phone Number: (770) 645-1414

www.northsidechapel.com - here is the website address for further information on Bob.

The family has requested donations be made to the American Cancer Society on behalf of Bob.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bob Hollifield

Judy Ware sent me this announcement:

Please let everyone know that Bob Hollifield (FCC member and Diane Babb's brother) passed away this afternoon. Funeral arrangement are pending, but he will be going to Northside Chapel in Crabapple.

Also received this update from Lorie:

John Roberts will have his first surgery today to repair his pelvis. The set up is what takes the most time. They have to line up two ct scans of some sort and then run a wire and then once it is straight they bolt on both sides. It has its risks we will not concern with as this has to be done.

Let's keep praying!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request from Lorie Short:

Please pray for John Roberts. He is our friend Jane Roberts' stepson. I'm not sure how old he is, but he is married with 2 daughters. He had a terrible dirt bike accident on Sunday, and needs lifted up in prayer right now!

Here are some other particulars:

He was riding on a trail different than the one his buddy was riding and somehow he had an accident and another rider found him unconscious and called 911. He was airlifted to Floyd Medical in Rome and then to the Atlanta Medical Center. He has brain injuries, a couple of fractures in his neck, a shattered shoulder, three broken ribs (the top ones), a broken sternum, a broken pelvis, and some bleeding in his brain and his intestine. He is married and has two daughters.

Let's agree in prayer for John.


Softball Game

Well, it was another close one last night. Our Castle Christian Church Mercy Rules lost by a narrow margin. The final score was 23-1 (narrowness is relative, you know).

Of course, there were a lot of people who couldn't make it out last night due to lateness or other issues, so we were a little shorthanded. Thanks to everyone who came out and braved the late night and impending weather. Thanks to Christine Poisson who filled in in the outfield--we wouldn't have been able to play without you!

We're looking forward to an early game next week--6:45, I believe!



Moving Reminder

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to remind everyone who volunteered to help us move storage units. We're going to be doing that THIS Saturday at 1:00 in the afternoon. We're needing as many pick-up trucks and backs as we can get to move out of our storage unit.

Let's plan on meeting at the church and then driving over to the storage unit at 1:15. Please let me know if you are still available to help with this.



Sunday, April 12, 2009


Well, today's Easter Service went very well! Thanks to the worship team, our special musicians, and everyone who helped put together Castle's first double service.

We counted 136 total, not including those who were at both services!

Thanks again, everyone!


Cross Walk Pics

Here are some really great pics form the Cross-Walk!

You can go here to read the article in the Forsyth County News.

Thankfully, the rain waited until we were all done!

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Just got a couple of messages from Nathan and Lindsey Holmes. Apparently the storms hit at their house pretty hard last night and they are in need of some assistance.

There are some branches and trees down and the Holmes are going to need a chainsaw and a few backs to help clear it out.



Thursday, April 9, 2009

Prayer Request for Bill Turner's Family

Hey everyone,

Karen Turner emailed to ask us to pray for Bill's family. Apparently, Bill's nephew (in his 20's) passed away on Wednesday. Bill, his mother, and sister will be driving to Florida tomorrow (Friday) to be with family as the body is cremated.

Let's agree in prayer for Bill and his family in the face of this tragedy!



Cross Walk FINAL Update

Hey everyone,

Don't forget to be at the parking lot across from Goodson Drugs downtown at 4:00 tomorrow (rain or shine)!

Also, we are still having some people turn in sponsor money. Great! However, we want to have all sponsor money turned in to Cathy Schmidle by the 19th of April so we can cut the check to HomeAid.

See you Friday!


Monday, April 6, 2009

Moving Storage Units

Hey everyone,

We need a few backs and pick-up trucks! Currently we have some of the church's supplies in a storage unit and we're going to be moving those to a building over on Keith Bridge Road.

With 3 or 4 pick-up trucks and trailers and 5-6 people to help load, we should be able to get it all moved in one trip. I'd like to get this set up for the Saturday AFTER Easter (April 18).

If you can help and have a truck or trailer OR if you can just help, please let me know by replying to this email. For now we'll plan to meet at the church at 1:00 Saturday the 18th.



Sunday, April 5, 2009

Cross Walk Meeting Review AND EASTER Sunday

We're getting closer to the cross-walk event. Just in case you couldn't be at church for our meeting, here are the main points:

1. Even if you didn't raise the $30-$50 to participate in the cross-walk, you may still participate!

2. Be sure to be at the parking lot across from Goodson's Drugstore (the Tyson parking lot) at 4:00 Friday afternoon.

3. The tent will be set up all day, come out anytime and join us!

4. We'll be handing out information about the church and the cross-walk all day

5. We will also be distributing bottled water to our walkers--we still need someone who can drive a truck with the bottles of water to certain points along the path. If you can do this, please respond to this email.

6. We'll be having a short devotional service following the walk (approximately 6:30).

7. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as well as a white shirt or one of our cross-walk T-shirts!

ALSO, we need to get an idea about which church service you're coming to, please respond to this email if you are planning on going to the earlier (9:00) service.



Friday, April 3, 2009

Cross Walk Update and Meeting

Well, one more week until our Cross Walk event. Hopefully you've been able to collect as much sponsor money as possible and you're gearing up for a life-changing day!

We did want to inform everyone though, that several people have had a lot more luck finding sponsors than others. If you have not been able to collect $30 or $50, there is enough overflow from those who've collected more that you will still be able to participate. Again, IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO COLLECT THE FULL AMOUNT, YOU MAY STILL PARTICIPATE IN THE CROSS-WALK!

Please be prepared for a short meeting after church this Sunday to give instructions on where to meet, and other details.