Sunday, December 30, 2012

Jan Abernathy in Hospital

Hello everyone,

Vangie and I are in Indiana still but I received a call from Ben today saying that, after a two-day adventure in taking Jan to the ER because she wasn't feeling well and being sent home, Jan has been admitted to the hospital with an infection in her blood.  As of 8:00 AM they were on their way to the hospital.

Jan has asked, because she is not feeling very well, that for a few days there be no visitors--until she can recover well enough to visit.

Please be praying for both Ben and Jan.



Sunday, December 23, 2012

Prayer request

From Debbie Whigham:

My brother-in-law, Ronnie, who lost his mother about 7 months ago, lost his dad, Richard Kerbow, last night. Please keep the entire Kerbow family in your prayers during this time (including my sister Miriam).

Please let me add one more prayer request. My daughter, Deborah, has ask for prayer for her boyfriend's (Darren) mother, Judy Buckmaster, who had a stroke during the past week.

Thank you all - Debbie Whigham

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Hi all,

Just got word that the Earharts are planning to deliver baked goods to the nursing homes on Christmas Day. If you'd like to help out, you can bring your baked goods to church tomorrow or bring them to the church on Christmas Day at 3:30 pm. You are more than welcomed to help with the deliveries, but if you can't, that's okay too. If you have questions, talk with Tricia or Mike.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Update on Tricia Earhart

Well, Mike tells us that Tricia came through the heart cath just fine, but there was some blockage so they inserted a stint. Remember Tricia and her family as she recovers. Mike thinks she'll be coming home tomorrow.

Prayer request

Hi All,

Tricia Earhart is having a heart cath today at Johns Creek Emory around 12:00 pm. Please be in prayer for the outcome of this procedure and for Trish's well being. Our sister needs our prayers.


Friday, November 30, 2012

Can you help tomorrow?

Kathie Copeland is moving this weekend from Dawsonville to Cumming. She could really use some help. If you have some time this weekend and you can help out, let Kathie know.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Immediate Prayer Need

We just got news that Vangie had to take Noah to the ER earlier today. After a normal CT Scan, they sent Noah to Scottish Rites. He had a pain in his head at school today which resulted in slurred speech, one foot turned in and his eyes crossed. Please pray for our young brother in Christ and his family.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Challenge for Castle for tomorrow

As many of you already know, Cathy Schmidle is being led into the mission field. She will be joining a group from Sugar Hill Church that will be going to orphanages in and around Port au Prince in Haiti. She asks for prayer for the mission as they will be delivering food and clothing to those in need there. Financial backing is also a consideration for this trip and if you would personally like to contribute to her journey, you may do so by giving a check made out to Sugar Hill Church and including the following, “Haiti – Cathy S.” or you may go online to the following website: Click on the $ sign, then select the guest option and record your gift under “other” with the same note, “Haiti -Cathy S.” 

The challenge for us is that whatever we raise in a special offering tomorrow morning, the church will match for Cathy's trip. If you have already contributed, please let the church leadership know so we can include that amount in our matching funds. Thanks, all.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Catherine Archer's service

Here are the arrangements for Anne and Maurice's mother's funeral:

Viewing at Ingram's tomorrow, November 18th between 2:00 and 5:00 pm.

Funeral service will be Monday, November 19th at 11:00 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Holtzclaw Drive.

Please remember this special family in your prayers.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Katherine Archer Passing

Please pray for the Archers and Fosters today.  Katherine Archer passed away this morning.  Katherine is Maurice's mother and Ann Foster's mother.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Katherine Archer

Please be in prayer for Katherine Archer.  Maurice has informed me that she is not doing well at all.  She is fighting pneumonia and starting to get worse.  Please be praying for her.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cathy Schmidle Haiti Trip

Hey everyone,

Cathy sent this message last week and I'm just now seeing it.  

"As you know I am going on a mission trip to Haiti the first week in Dec to help in several orphanages.  We had a meeting last night and there are several things that are needed that would be a blessing to the children.  I was wondering since we are not collecting anything at the moment if we could put this need out to our people.  I only have a few Sundays to collect the items, so I was hoping that this could be sent out in the blog as well as mentioned on Sunday. (I will be out of town this Sunday).  I’m thinking that I will have to have the items by 11/25 so we can figure out how to pack them.

The most needed items are Disposable Diapers(all sizes) and Lawn/Kitchen Trash Bags.

Some other needs are Powdered Baby Formula
                                                Cloth Diapers
                                                Powdered Juice mix
                                                Hand Soap (liquid-refills or new pumps)

Thank you for considering this opportunity to show Jesus in other parts of the world."

Let's see if we can't get all this stuff collected over the next two weeks!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Marge Bieler Microwave Available!

Marge Bieler is moving and has a microwave that she doesn't need if anyone would like one. Please let her know asap before she takes it to Goodwill. Her cell# is (770) 367-2795.
Also, Marge will be having surgery again in mid-October.  Please be in prayer!

Friday, September 7, 2012


There has been a change made in the date and time for the Men's Prayer Breakfast. Instead of this Saturday, the breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2012. You should still meet at the Golden Corral for this time of fellowship.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Sunday Remembrance

Hey everyone,

This weekend Vangie and I have a rare opportunity to get away and spend some time together.  We're very excited about it!  However, it means that we won't be able to be with you physically, though are hearts will be with you.

This Sunday is our one-year anniversary of meeting in the Kiwanis building.  We do have something special planned.  What I am hoping is that everyone can come with a story they'd like to share--something you can share in a few minutes about what God has brought you through this past year.  It can be personal or about the church itself.  It can be happy or sad or funny or serious.  But it is good to share our stories and remind each other about the good work that God is doing in our lives.

Someone will be leading the church in a time of reflection after the singing service at which there will be time to share our stories with each other.  I think it will be a very healthy and beneficial time for everyone who comes.

Please plan to come and share!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Blood Drive

Hi all,

Castle will be hosting another blood drive on September 5, 2012 between 2:30 and 7:30. Mark your calendars!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pray for Vangie

Hey everyone,

Please pray for Vangie.  She had been experiencing some abdominal pain all weekend and it got very very bad last night.  Today we took her to the Dr. and he is pretty sure she's got a kidney stone.

We had a CT scan today so we're waiting for the results of that.  She's home and on some pretty good medications, so she's starting to feel a little better. 

Please pray also for Noah's school meeting.  We've had to postpone that for a later time. 



Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Three Things for This Sunday

Hey everyone,

I have three announcements:

1. Don't forget that this Sunday is the last  Sunday to bring personal care items for families in the area. 

2. Trish has told me that Mikey Earhart is needing a full or queen-size bed.  If anyone has one available, please contact Trish or Mikey.

3. I've asked Vangie if she would preach this Sunday.  I'm looking forward to her message on Acts 3:1-12!

Thanks everyone!


Friday, June 22, 2012


Our congratulations to Angel as she passed her final exam and in now a full fledged police officer. Way to go, Angel! We knew you could do it.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Prayer Request and a Reminder

REMINDER: Don't forget we are collecting personal hygiene products this month (which is almost over). Some suggestions are deodorant, shampoo, razors, body lotion, nail clippers, etc.

PRAYER REQUEST:  Lori Short's friend, Keith Hyde, has asked for prayer. He will begin new chemo treatment next week and is running out of options. He's asking for a miracle.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Kim and Kurt Baby is HERE!

Pleased to announce that Kim and Kurt had their baby, Lilian at 7:07 this morning.  She weighs 7 lb 8 oz, 20 and 1/2 inches.  Perfectly healthy!

They are in room 201 and will be until Saturday for whoever would like to come visit.  They want to thank everyone for the prayers.


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Two invitations for you

June 2, 2012 - Amicalola Falls State Park - 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. You are invited to join Michael and Anne Foster as they celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. Lunch will be served at 11:00 am, but if you're unable to make it for lunch you are welcomed to come when you can and share a time of fellowship. They state, "Your presence is your gift to us!" RSVP - 678-965-6743

June 16, 2012 -  Sawnee Mountain Perserve - 11:00 am You are invited to join Jason Rodenbeck and Vangie Shaver at their marriage. RSVP - 770-314-5775. They write, "We are looking forward to sharing this special day with our friends and loved ones. We are celebrating simply with a "wedding picnic" at one of our favorite parks. Our ceremony will be in the amphitheater with a picnic to follow in the pavilion. Please dress comfortably - you can even plan to hike the mountain if you'd like - and bring food to share with our family and friends." Also, we're told to bring your own chairs.

See you there!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Update on Mikey Earhart

For those of you that may not know, Mikey was injured when a tree he and Colby were cutting down twisted and landed on Mikey. He has a serious ankle fracture and will be having surgery tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. Please remember Mikey and the Earhart family in your prayers.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Another prayer request

Judy Ware asks for prayer for her cousin, Lamar Smith. He is 88 years old and is having serious stomach problems and is losing weight. He's back in the hospital.

Prayer Request

Debbie Whigham has asked for prayer for her sister's mother-in-law. Hazel Kerbow has suffered another major stroke and has been placed in hospice this time. Prayer is needed for Ronnie, Debbie's sister, Miriam, and their daughter, Keisha. It is a difficult time for the entire family.

Friday, March 23, 2012


Don't forget the Men's Prayer Breakfast TOMORROW at 10:20 a.m. We'll be meeting at the new Cracker Barrel this time.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Important Reminders

Hi all,

Just a reminder of a couple of things before Sunday:

  1. Turn your clocks FORWARD when you go to bed this Saturday night.

  2. Don't forget your underwear....for the Drop Your Drawers for Africa campaign and don't forget your underwear either.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

False Alarm!

Good news! Tiffany and baby are ok. She is being rehydrated in the hospital and it looks like everything will be ok--no birth yet!

Thanks for praying, we'll keep you posted.

Tiffany Earhart

Tiffany Earhart is having an emergency C-section today at Northside Hospital Forsyth County. Please be in prayer for her!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cross Walk Video

Hey everyone,

Here is a link to a new video that Vangie created for us about the Good Friday Cross Walk. We're looking forward to another meaningful Friday this year as we focus on helping foster families in Forsyth county!

Important reminders

Hi all,

Three things to remember:

  1. Ladies, come to Anne Foster's home this Saturday at 2:00 pm to begin work on lap throws for folks in the community that would benefit from them. If you have knitting needles, crochet hooks and/or yarn around the house, be sure to bring them. If you don't know how to knit or crochet, we'll teach you! Should be fun.

  2. Covered dish meal this Sunday. As we say goodbye to Judy Crafton, we're going to enjoy a time of fellowship after church via a carry-in dinner. We will begin church at 9:00 am to allow time for our meal together.

  3. Men, don't forget, we're going to be loading Judy's household goods this Saturday morning at 9:00 am. Call Judy if you need directions to her home.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Super Bowl Party AND TP/PT Week!

He everyone

The Fosters want to invite everyone out for a Super Bowl party this Sunday. Please RSVP by Saturday so they can know how much food to have.

RSVP info:
Mike`s cell 404-218-5863
Anne`s cell 678-234-4833
House # 678-965-6743

ALSO, don't forget that this month we are collecting toilet paper and paper towels for foster families in the area. Please bring packs of TP and PT to church this Sunday!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mustard Seed Video

Hey everyone,

Vangie created a video for our church. Click the link below to see it!

It's beautiful and really captures our church well. Please enjoy it and share it with folks you know!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Gayle Surgery Went Well

Gayle Darragh has asked us to tell everyone thank you for all the prayers. Her surgery went well and she is recovering.

Please don't forget to bring DRYER SHEETS this week!

ALSO, we are going to have a special service this week. It will be one you won't want to miss. Join us as we celebrate the Lord's Supper with Jesus!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Prayer request and valuable information

Karen Turner asks that we put Bill's mother, Martha Turner, on our prayer list. She had surgery on the 12th and had part of her lung removed because of lung cancer. She's been in ICU since the surgery as her blood pressure dropped and her sodium levels are low. They also suspect she might have pneumonia. Please remember Martha and her children, Patty, Larry and Bill.

Doris Richardson wanted everyone to know that Dollar General has 2 quart bottles of detergent for $1.00. She said it's located right in the front of the store on the right. Clark Howard had recommended their cleaning products and she went and checked it out. This information might come in handy for our current support drive.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Judy Ware's brother

Judy and Tim made if home safely, but got news this morning that her brother has passed away. They're heading back out to Missouri so please pray for their travel and for their family. Judy asked that everyone know how much your prayers and support have been appreciated.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Don't Forget Detergent Sunday

Hey everyone,

Don't forget that this Sunday we are collecting detergent for those in our community who cannot afford it. Specifically we are supporting the local Boys' and Girls' homes which often receive clothing donations, but also need donations of daily supply type items.

So, please bring laundry detergent--SPECIFICALLY detergent labled HE (High Efficiency).

Thanks, and see you Sunday!