Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Foster Family Service Update

Got this update on Anne about Mike Foster's father's ceremony.

On Thursday, March 31st from 4 to 7 pm, there will be visitation of family and friends. On Friday, April 1st, there will be a memorial service at 2:00. These will be held at The Roswell Funeral Home. Thank you. Anne

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mike Foster's Father Update

Just got word that Mike Foster's father, Buford, passed away this evening around 9:45. Please be praying for the family. We'll let you know when we get word on service info. Jason

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Update on Mike Foster's Father

The family has learned today that there is extensive bleeding in Mike's father's brain and will be moved to a hospice facility. Please pray for Mike's father and the family.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Prayer need

From Mike Foster:

Just wanted to pass along that my Dad had a stroke last night and is at North Fulton Hospital. The outlook in not good. He has lost most of the movement in his right arm and most of his speech. Please keep him in your prayers.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bible Study Ideas

Hey everyone,

I'm planning on re-instituting our Wednesday evening Bible study. I've asked around and it looks like a late start would be good--perhaps around 7:00 pm. I'm looking at starting this in April.

If you go to our blog (click here) there are is a survey about the possible topics. I have two ideas.

Idea 1 would be a fairly in-depth, but devotional, study of the book of James (one of my favorite books). This would involve some online content through the week and would be fairly interactive. It would be a "listening post" style exercise, where we have some exercises through the week and meet together to talk about them and reflect on the passage.

Idea 2 would be a much more scholarly type of thing. I'm interested in doing a class on interpreting the Bible. I teach a class on this at Atlanta Christian College. If we do this one, we may be required to purchase a book and do homework. This one would be more involved, but would definitely be worth the time.

Please go to the blog (click here) and let me know ASAP!


Friday, March 18, 2011

Bake Sale Reminder

Hey everyone,

Don't forget our bake sale to support the Cross Walk and God's Ministry in LaGonave this Sunday!

Bring your baked goods and prepare to take some home!


Friday, March 11, 2011

Daylight Savings Time

SPRING AHEAD MARCH 13, 2011. Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday morning at 2:00 a.m. Turn your clocks ahead by one hour before you go to bed Saturday night, otherwise you'll be late for church and you'll be missed.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Happy Day

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Jason and Jack Benny on their 39th birthday and Christian (not on his 39th)
Happy Birthday to you


Sung to the tune of Happy Birthday with a really long third line.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Cross Walk Email

Hey everyone,

I was talking to a couple of folks after service today about the Crosswalk and saying that I'd already been able to raise a little money by sending an email to the people I work with at the college. They asked that I send everyone what I put in my email. So here it is! I recommend pasting the content below into your own email and sending it to people you know. You can also change it to suit your own contacts better.

Hello friends and colleagues,

Two years ago my church, Castle Christian Church, started an event called the “Crosswalk.” On Good Friday we take turns carrying a large cross through downtown Cumming. It is a way for us to literally live out Jesus’ command to “pick up our cross and follow.” It also leads well into our Easter celebration on Sunday. We carry the cross through town, stop at the end, take communion, have a devotional service, and commemorate Jesus’ crucifixion by nailing nails into the cross. On Easter, we celebrate the empty cross and the empty tomb. It’s been covered by the local newspaper both years. This year will be our third year.

When we started we decided we don’t just want the event to be symbolic. We want to also bear a real burden for the world. So each year we’ve used the event to raise money or resources for a community need. The first year we benefitted HomeAid Atlanta. The second, a sister church’s food bank. This year we want to benefit God’s Ministry in LaGonave.

God’s Ministry in LaGonave is a ministry involving Laura Clancy-Dalla, a friend of our church. Laura is now a missionary in Haiti, married to YBene Dalla. They are currently working to build a school for the children of Belle-vie on the Haitian island of LaGonave.

I’m writing to you to ask you to consider sponsoring me in the Crosswalk. We are trying to raise around $3000 for this exceptional cause. If you’d like to sponsor me, just respond to this email and let me know. You can also go directly to this website: http://godsministryinlagonave.org/Resources.html and click the “donate” button to sponsor us online. In that process, I’m told there’ll be an opportunity to indicate that you are sponsoring me in the crosswalk.

To learn more about our event and our goal go to: http://castlechristian.com/good-friday-cross-walk/. Thank you for considering sponsoring me!


Saturday, March 5, 2011


Judy Ware asks for prayers for her brother, Jim Carter. He is now facing an infection in his foot and bone with possible amputation of that foot. Her brother is very discouraged and needs our prayers.

Jeff Hollis is back in the hospital with three blood clots in his lungs following surgery for the kidney cancer. They have also discovered a "spot" on his lung. Jeff and Leslie need prayer as well.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Cross Walk

Hello everyone!

I want to encourage you to begin raising money for God's Ministry in LaGonave, our Crosswalk beneficiary this year.

One easy way to ask folks to donate money is to send people a link to our Crosswalk page on our website and ask them to donate whatever they would like to that ministry using one of the links on that page. That link is http://castlechristian.com/good-friday-cross-walk/. When they donate they'll be able to enter "cross walk" on the paypal form.

Also, don't forget to pick up copies of the sponsor sheet that you can take with you. These are in the back of the worship area at our church. We only have a few short months to reach our goal of $3000 for the school in Bela Vie.