Sunday, December 29, 2013

Baby shower for Sally Earhart Massie

To all the Ladies of Castle Christian Church:

You are invited to a baby shower being held for Sally Earhart Massie on Sunday, 1/5 @ 2:30.

Place: 850 Island Ford Road in Buford

Registered at Target

Sally is expecting Catherine Elizabeth on 2/5/14.

RSVP Tricia via text/call 678-794-8760

Friday, December 27, 2013

James Introduction

Hello everyone!

Just a reminder that, though Vangie and I will be out of town this Sunday (the 29th), we'll be back for the following Sunday (Jan 5) when we'll be starting our new study of the book of James!

Vangie and I are really excited to start our study with a very special video.  On Sunday, January 5, we'll be starting our study by watching a video about a very important archaeological find which some people say is the resting place of James himself!  The find is very controversial.  However, the video is very informative and will be a really fun and interesting way to introduce ourselves to this very important biblical writer!

So...I really hope as many of us can be at church on the 5th as possible!  Not only will it be interesting, but the video will be a great discussion starter and catalyst for a great learning experience in this wonderful little book of the Bible.

I can't wait to get started!  See you on January 5!


P.S.  Thanks to my old James professor, Eric Stevens, for loaning us this DVD!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Coming Up!

Greetings everyone!

The Holidays are definitely upon us.  I want to tell you about the next sermon study we're going to be doing.

On Sunday, December 29, Vangie and I will be out of town visiting my kids and my family.  We'll be back the first Sunday of January when we'll be starting the book of James!

I think we're all really going to enjoy James' message and his straightforward, honest, and passionate style!  James is one of my favorites.  I've already heard that many of us have never studied his book.  I can't wait to introduce him to you.

I'm very excited to begin this new study!  I hope you are excited, too.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Prayer request

Sharon Freeman asked that several of her nurses be place on the prayer list as they have family in the Philippines and, of course, have not been able to get in touch with them. Please remember to pray for all of the people there including these nurses' families.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lee Lamb's uncle

Lee Lamb's uncle, Dwight Massey, passed away yesterday. He has been on our prayer list for several weeks. Please remember this family as they adjust to life without him. Services will be in Canon, Georgia.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Immediate prayer request

A prayer need from Debbie Whigham:

Please put my youngest brother on our prayer list. His name is Davey Scaffe, he is 52 years old and married with 2 grown children. He was taken to Emory in Decatur from his work this afternoon. He had a heart attack. He had a blockage which they have taken care of and put a stent in. He is in CCU. I am not sure how long he will be there or how much other damage there may be. They are watching him for now. Please keep his family, my parents and the rest of our family in prayer. Thanks!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Agape Sunday and Diapers!!!

Hey everyone,

Don't forget that this Sunday is our Agape Sunday.  Please plan to bring a meal to share in fellowship with one another.  There will be no sermon, but we will be taking communion together as part of our meal.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

October Collections

Greetings everyone!

Please don't forget we are collecting diapers for Haiti this month!

We need children's diapers and adult ones, too!



Saturday, September 28, 2013

Tomorrow's service

We will be having several visitors for tomorrow's service as Noah will be giving his Good Confession and the whole Shaver clan will be there. Following services, Noah will be baptized in the pool at the Rodenbeck's apartment complex.

Asking all cooks to bring food tomorrow to feed our visitors. This is a very special day for everyone that knows and loves Noah! See you there.

Also, don't forget the collection items for Cathy Schmidle's mission trip. Tomorrow's the last day for collecting underwear and deodorant. Some small or medium adult sized underwear is needed as well as some of the kids at the orphanage are in those sizes.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Hey everyone,

I've just been reminded that this Sunday is the last Sunday to collect kids' underwear and deodorant for Cathy Schmidle's Haiti trip.  Next month we'll be moving on to our next items.

If you haven't contributed to this yet, and you can, please make sure you do it this Sunday.  I'd really like to see us give as much to this as we can!



Saturday, September 14, 2013

Ryan Hubbard

One of our newest members, Ryan Hubbard, will be leaving next week to begin a tour of duty in Afghanistan for approximately a year. The family is asking for prayer as he enters this unsettled part of the world and as they anxiously await his safe return.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Prayer request

From Judy Ware:

My cousin by marriage, Lanelle Hart, passed away today.  Please pray for her husband, Ronald.  They had no children.   Ronald is devastated.

Judy and Tim are traveling to Alabama for the services. Please remember this family in their loss and travel mercies for the Wares in your prayers.

Thanks, all.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Haiti Collection

Don't forget that in September we are collecting children's underwear and deodorant for Cathy Schmidle's mission trip to Haiti.  These items will be for the orphanages she will be serving.

Please try to find deodorant that kids can use.

This will be all throughout September!



Saturday, August 3, 2013

Prayer request

Lee Lamb's uncle, Dwight Massey, will be having surgery tomorrow morning at 9:00 am. He's 80 years old and they are very concerned about him. Please remember Dwight and his family in your prayers tonight.


Agape Sunday - TOMORROW

Don't forget our Agape Sunday tomorrow. We'll celebrate our mutual love for Christ, which in turn makes for our love of each other. Bring food to share. We'll enjoy fellowship in our meal together and we'll offer praise and worship to our Lord God through song and Communion.

Same time. Same place. Bring food and a happy heart.

NOTE: Michael Foster's surgery went well. Remember his recovery in your prayers.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Michael Foster

Please remember Michael Foster in your prayers tonight. He will be having knee replacement surgery tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. at Northside Forsyth. He will be in the hospital for several days following the surgery.


Friday, July 26, 2013

Agape Sunday AUGUST 4!!!

Hello everyone!

Sunday, August 4 (a week from this Sunday) we are going to have another Agape meal celebration.

Let's plan to bring food to share (breakfast/brunch/lunch).  We'll sing some songs, take communion together, and share in fellowship and food!

We're looking forward to the day!


Monday, July 15, 2013

Sherry Lizotte's mother, Barbara Ann Whitley

Funeral services to celebrate Mrs. Whitley's life will be held at Crowell Brothers Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, July 18th, 2013 at 1:00pm. The address is 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard (one mile north of Medlock Bridge on Peachtree Industrial). Interment will follow at Peachtree Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11:00am-1:00pm prior to the service. Online condolences may be expressed at

Sherry and Roger only ask for your prayers at this time. Food is not needed.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sherry Lizotte's mother

Hi all,

We just got word that Sherry Lizotte's mother passed away today. That's the only details we have for now, but will update you as more information is available. The family is located in the Atlanta area and Roger and Sherry have gone there.

Please remember this family in your prayers.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Meal for Umbergers on Friday

Judy Ware has asked that I send out a message asking for help with a meal for the Umbergers on Friday after the funeral.  Please contact me by text message (770-377-8981) to let me know if you are interested.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Omer Umberger - arrangements

In Memory of

General Information

Full Name Omer Umberger
Date of Birth
Thursday, June 22nd, 1944
Date of Death
Monday, June 24th, 2013

First Visitation

When Thursday, June 27th, 2013, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Ingram Funeral Home
210 Ingram Avenue Cumming, GA

Second Visitation

When Friday, June 28th, 2013, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Ingram Funeral Home
210 Ingram Avenue Cumming, GA

Service Information

Friday, June 28th, 2013, 2:00pm
Larry Deckard
Ingram Funeral Home
210 Ingram Avenue Cumming, GA

Interment Information

Sawnee View Gardens
1390 Dahlonega Hwy Cumming, GA

Monday, June 24, 2013

Omer Umberger

Please be in prayer for the family of Omer Umberger.   Omer passed away this evening (6/24/13) around 7:30.  He was out this evening with the family and had a heart-attack.  His death was very sudden and the loss is great.

When arrangements have been made, we will notify everyone through the church blog.


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Upcoming wedding

If you are planning on attending the wedding between Rebecca Stewart and Ryan Hubbard this Saturday,  June 22, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (and they hope you can come) here are directions to the church:

Go north on Highway 400 until you reach the red light at Highway 53 in Dawsonville. You will turn left at the light onto Highway 53. Continue on Highway 53 for 2.9 miles until you see Etowah River Road on your right (on the left side of this intersection the road is called Thompson Road). Etowah River Road will be the third right you come to after crossing the Etowah River.

Turn right onto Etowah River Road. You will pass the entrance to Cornerstone Christian Church on your right. Keep going until you see the sign for Etowah River Church of Christ on your right. Take that turn and continue on the driveway to the top of the hill.

The address is 494 Etowah River Road. Google maps only gives you an approximation of the location. If you encounter Seed Tick Road on your left, you missed the church entrance. It's approximately 1/2 mile from Highway 53. You cannot see the church from the road, but you may be able to visualize the covered bridge on the backside of the property.

You are asked to bring an appetizer or two to share at the reception (money is tight as you all well know). Dress comfortably. The service will be outside, weather permitting.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Plea for help

Hi all,

Please remember Rebecca Stewart, Ryan Hubbard, Amber Abernathy and kids and pets as they begin their journey back to Georgia tomorrow. Amber flew up to help drive the vehicles back down. Also, if anyone...anyone...anyone...anyone has a couple of hours to spare on Saturday, June 15th they could use all the help offered to move them into their new home.

It is located at 4425 Bonneville Drive here in Cumming (just up the street from the Abernathys). Take Pilgrim Mill to a right onto Pilgrim Point. Go to the 2nd stop sign and turn left (Bonneville Drive). You will crest one hill and at the top of the next hill their house will be on the left. There will be a moving truck in the driveway. They will appreciate anyone who can offer some help with this undertaking.

Make note that Debbie and Alan will be moving in next door sometime in July. Help may be needed again at that point for the Whighams.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Agape Worship – Sunday, May 19th

Bring extra breakfast to share with our Castle Christian family as we worship through fellowship this Sunday. Don’t forget to bring serving pieces for your breakfast dish, since we are in short supply at the Kiwanis building. Breakfast juices would also be greatJ

Breakfast: 10:00

Songs of Worship & Communion: 10:40

Things that need to be done:
  • serving table set up for more food than we usually have (something similar to what we had for Judy Crafton’s farewell lunch)
  • tables set up in the worship area
  • coffee made
  • communion prepared and ready for end of worship service
Also, please don't forget that we are still collecting sunscreen and sunblock for foster families in Forsyth county this month!

Vangie and I will be out of town for Vangie's graduation this weekend, but our hearts will be with you on Sunday morning.  We will see you all again the following week!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Food for Sharon's family

In speaking with Sharon tonight (4/29), she said it would be great if we could get a dinner together for tomorrow night for her family (10 people). Please, either email (, call (770-889-1526) or Facebook Jan and let me know what you'll be bringing.

You can either take it to Judy before she gets off work at the First Baptist Church office and she'll get it over to Sharon or you can take it to Sharon's house yourself if you'd like, just let me know which route you'll be taking.

I'll be making a chicken/dressing casserole. Let me know your plans.


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Arrangements for Nancy Jordan

Arrangements for Sharon Freeman's mother, Nancy Jordan will be:

Visitation Monday 2-4 and 6-9 at Ingram's Funeral Home.

Funeral Tuesday 11:00 am at Coal Mountain Baptist Church.

Please remember this beautiful family as they journey through this difficult separation from their beloved mother and grandmother.

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Hey everyone,

Got a message from Judy yesterday.  Apparently they are calling for rain on Saturday so we are a NO-GO on the yard sale for Saturday.



Saturday, April 13, 2013

Don't forget

Two things for tomorrow's worship service:

1. Bring your joy food for everyone

2. Bring your facial tissues for the foster family collections

3. Pray

See you in the morning.

Saturday, March 9, 2013


Hi all,

Don't forget:

1. Set your clocks forward tonight.
2. Danielle Earhart will be giving her presentation about Bone Marrow donations tomorrow.

See you in the morning ONE HOUR EARLIER than we saw you last week.


Friday, March 1, 2013

Reminders and new information

Hi all,

Don't forget our laundry detergent collection this month.

I sent this info to Jason and he wanted me to share it with all of you. This minister died in Nazi Germany for his faith.This presentation is on Monday night so if you want to go, mark your calendars. The church is on Highway 9 south of Antioch Road and north of Sawnee Gardens.

Cumming New Life Church
Cumming New Life Church Special News

Live Simulcast - Monday March 4th Here at Cumming New Life Church
Bonhoeffer Simulcast

Bonhoeffer Date and Time
 Eric Metaxas is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Bonhoeffer:  Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. Metaxas was the keynote speaker at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC.
Join Eric as he shares the story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his extraordinary faith and the tortured fate of the nation he sought to deliver from the curse of Nazism. Be inspired by the courage of a man determined to do the will of God radically, courageously, and joyfully-even to the point of death. 
Bonhoeffer Tour Promo with Eric Metaxas
Bonhoeffer Tour Promo with Eric Metaxas

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Daniell Earhart Project

Hey everyone, I am inviting you to listen to my 6 minute presentation on becoming a bone marrow donor, during our Church service March 10th. If you would like to learn more about this amazing opportunity before then, please visit
The official Bone Marrow Drive will be held at the church on Wednesday, March 13th, from 2:30 to 7:30.
It is a beautiful thing to be able to save a life!! 
We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us, Philippians 4:13
Thank you and have a blessed day.
Danielle Earhart
High School Senior Project

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Prayer need

Hi All,

Michael Foster called and asked for prayers for his mother. They have been being treated her for a kidney infection, but she doesn't seem to be responding. She is in the emergency room at North Fulton and will probably be admitted. They want to make sure she doesn't  have a blockage of any kind.

Please remember this family in your prayers.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Several prayer needs

Late getting this information out...sorry.

Wesley's grandfather, John Henry Turner, "Bud" passed away on Friday, December 28th. Please pray for the families who will miss him so much.

Michael Foster's mother fell and broke her pelvis yesterday. She is in the hospital and could use prayers for a speedy and complete recovery.

Jan's home from the hospital after a battle with a blood infection. Please pray for my recovery and job situation too.

Thanks all.

Michael Foster Prayer Request

Received this request from Mike Foster,

I just learned late this afternoon my mother lost her balance and fell in her garage and broke her pelvis.She was taken by 911 to Northside Hospital where she will be for at least six days.After that she will go to a therapy clinic for three weeks and then do several weeks of in home therapy after that.Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks!!