Night O' Good Times

For those of you who couldn't make it, we missed you much! It was a night of games, good food and memories. So you BETTER be here next year, or else!

Good old Christmas carol singin'. (We decided against scaring the neighbors. Sorry you missed it this year Chi Chi.)

Symon & Javier playing the can game.

Symon schooling Hicks.

Rebekkah and the optometrist exploring Mo's face.

Beverly trying to help Aquilla recognize CJ.

Erin & Rebekkah laughing at someone's expense :).

Sarah shows us her balancing skills.

Symon doesn't look too excited about fig lotion . . .

But Tre is deffinitely happy to have a Pedi Egg!!

Good times, good times. Wishing you all a really Merry Christmas and all the blessings that God continues to give each of us! See you next year . . .

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First Annual FNF Christmas Party!

Hi everyone!

You're cordially invited to
the First Annual FNF Christmas Parteeeeeee!

Saturday evening, December 13th, at 7pm
536 LaSalle Ln
Birmingham, AL 35210

Come on time for some crazy games,
yummy food,
and you're guaranteed to leave with a gift!
Please leave a comment if you plan to come!

What to bring?
  • a favorite dessert from your home country
  • a gift to exchange of $10 value or less
  • dress in comfortable clothes

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Ephesus Unity Praise Fest

This Friday night is a special Praise Festival at Ephesus Church. ALL area churches and members are invited, so FNF will meet at the church at 7pm.

Ephesus SDA Church,
105 Sixth Ave. N.
Birmingham, AL

Hope you all can come out in support of bringing the Adventist community in the Birmingham area together. Come on down for a great time. You KNOW the music will be good!

"Now there are various kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are various kinds of service, and the same Lord. There are various kinds of workings, but the same God, who works all things in all. But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the profit of all. .... For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ" 1 Corinthians 12:4-7, 12

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For those of you who will be in town, we would love to have you join us for a Thanksgiving feast! It's one of the last holidays that hasn't been commercialized and we are able to really give God the glory for all the goodness He brings to us.
If you can come, please drop me an email or leave a comment in the comment box. You know it's gonna be good if there's mashed potatoes and jello involved!

Thanksgiving Day Menu:

Frozen Cranberry Salad
Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potato Casserole
Harvard Beets
Green Beans
Pumpkin Pie
Pecan Cranberry Tarts

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November 21 FNF

FNF will be at BJ's place this week. If you haven't seen him in awhile, now's the chance! :)

It's close to the church down in Hover. Bring your own Bibles!

Also, don't forget about the Thanksgiving dinner at Birmingham 1st Church on Sabbath. Everyone's invited!

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No FNF this week!

We don't have a host for this week so no FNF. Please don't forget about the bonfire tomorrow night in Pell City! Should be a good group out there and it'll be a BIG bonfire. That's what I hear!

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November 7 FNF

FNF will be at the Thompson's house. We will have soup and homemade bread. A hearty meal for my hearty friends!

Come about 6:30pm
See you for the continuation of the fruits of the spirit.

If you missed last week's study by Ryan, I'm told you missed a really great "dig deep" study. Thanks Ryan for taking the time to put that together!!!

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Bonfire Night!

You're all cordially invited to a bonfire night at

Nicki & Richard Linton's home
1116 Fincher Rd.
Pell City, AL

November 15th at 6:30pm until ???? whenever the coals die down

Please mark your calendars and plan on good food, fun games, and good times!

If you can make it, this would really mean alot to the Birmingham First church family since they are reaching out to FNF and want to build relationships.

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Oct 31 FNF

Come to Sarah's house for more good food and friends! Please meet at 6:30pm.
If you have juice, paper plates or cups, please bring 'em!

BYOB = Bring Your Own Bible! You'll need it!

If you need directions, please call 706-436-6992.

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Camping! You had to be there!

Cheech & Chong. Or ChiChi and Shim.

Saturday night camp stew prep. Thanks girls!

About to pounce on CJ.

Saturday night Mafia game!

Extra points for guessing who belongs to this tent!

Little River Canyon falls.

Silly girls . . . and some guys too!

Three manly men: Symon, Symon & Jeff.

Sabbath morning worship around the fire.

Silly girls! . . .

Almost everyone Sabbath morning. Where's Enoch?

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October 24 FNF

We'll be meeting at Jeff & Symon's house in Irondale for FNF this week. Plan to come by 7pm for a FEAST of Kenyan food! We're still studying the fruits of the spirit. Last week we talked about Joy, and this will we will study more about the fruits.

Come enjoy amazing food and good friends!

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Desoto State Park October 17-19

Our big fall camping weekend is finally here! It's looking like we'll have a pretty big group too! Lots of fun!
Please get directions to the park before you leave. Check here and it will give you exact directions from here to there. We may not have cell service there, so you won't be able to "phone a friend".

Here is what you should bring (in case you're not an expert camper yet! :)

Sleeping bag or blankets
Matt for the ground
Warm clothes
Cool clothes
Hiking shoes
Water bottles
Snack foods (whatever you like to eat outside of mealtime)
Games to play
Cooler with ice (if you have one)

Please try to be at camp before 8 pm. The gates are locked at 8pm and you will have to call to get someone to let you in the park. We will be camping in the PRIMITIVE CAMPSITE. Follow the directions to this area.

Feel free to bring anything else you want to add or if you don't like what we're having. No problem!

Camping Weekend Menu:

Friday night - Kenyan food (Symon & Jeff), juice

Sabbath Breakfast - Pancakes, eggs, hashbrowns & ketsup, OJ, fruit

Sabbath Lunch - everyone bring their own lunch (sancwiches, snack foods, fruit, anything that is easy to carry. Let's go explore the waterfall!)

Sabbath Dinner - Camp Stew (potatoes, carrots, onions, mushrooms, garlic, peppers, meat (bring your own!), marinade & sauces), juice, smores

Sunday Breakfast - Croissants, eggs & cheese, OJ, Oatmeal

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FNF 10/10/2208

FNF will be at Birmingham First at 6:30 P.M.

eat something at home and come over for dessert, we will continues talking about the fruit of the spirit so come on and bring a friend

Javier & Aquila

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Sabbath Plans!

Hi everyone,
Kellie is getting baptized tomorrow at Ephesus Church. Let's go show our support!!! God is using her to reach so many people in her new career. Not sure when church service starts but let's get there on time.

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October 3 FNF

The fruit of the spirit is still the topic, and this week Joseph is leading us out in JOY. (In times like these, I think joy is a pretty important gift to have . . . )

We will be meeting at Birmingham 1st Church in Hoover at 6:30pm. Directions are here.

Please one of the following:

  • juice
  • potato chips
  • fresh fruit
  • cookies or other simple dessert
(please leave a comment or a note in the box to tell us if you're coming!!!!!)
Hope to see you all there. Bring a friend and come for the food and fellowship!

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What If Everyone Connected

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FNF - Sept 26th

This week FNF is at ChiChi/BJ's place. We're making our way through studying the fruits of the spirit, so bring your Bible, come for some good food, and bring a friend! (I'm gunning for Zambian food! I'm thinking it's about time for ChiChi to cook!)

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Enzyme Productions

Take a few minutes and check out Enzyme Productions website. View the trailer for the short movie being produced as a market to those who don't believe God is even real. I think you will be impressed and surprised.

God IS real. You WILL find Him.

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Last Week's FNF

For those of you who missed Friday night, you really missed a FEAST! Symon and Jeff made a table full of Kenyan food that was fab-u-lous!

We had some new friends join us too. Thanks Jasmine, Beverly & Allen for spending Friday evening with us. Hope we can see you all again soon!

This coming week (September 19-20) several of us will be going to GYC. If you're interested in heading up to Chattanooga for some spiritual food and socializing, leave a comment ASAP. We will look for housing for you if you need it!

Have a beautiful week! Happy Fall!

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Sept 13 FNF

Symon & Jeff are hosting this week! You know what that means?

Home-cooked Kenyan food!!!!!

Please bring just one of the following:

Paper plates

Here's a map for directions to their place.

See you at 6:30-7pm! Come hungry!

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Night Explorers

CJ braved the waters with Tre. Bold man, he is!

For those of you who missed our FNF canoe trip, here are a few pictures. If it looks fun to ya, make sure to mark your calendars for October 17-20 for a camping trip to Florida together!
Good times ahead!

Last night, we had a good group who ventured onto the Cahaba River and paddled two miles upstream to a water treatment plant, and then canoed back downriver. It was pitch dark about a mile into the trip which made for some exciting times! "Left, left LEFT, there's a tree!" and "Um, I think we should go this way, I see "eyes" up there".

ChiChi and Karah navigated smoothly through dark waters!

We missed Beverly and Allen in the group shot.

*Note: when Aquila wants to move a canoe, that girl can MOVE a canoe!*

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Canoeing Details

Tomorrow evening is CANOE TIME! Wear comfortable clothes, bug spray, and bring a towel (just in case) Even if you don't have a canoe reserved, come hang out. I am told they may have extra boats! It's only $35 per canoe!

We will meet at the 280 bridge which is right before Cahaba River Rd. Be there at 6:15 PM!

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Feel free to zoom in to make sure you know how to find it! See you soon!

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Prayer Requests

If you missed FNF last night, here are some of the things that we are praying about this week. Please remember to bring one or two of these things to God in your prayers and we will watch as He works out His answers!

  • Sarah- her mom's flower shop is for sale and needs to sell quickly AND for her clinical skills as she begins to work with patients.
  • Rebekah- her aunt Hilda is struggling with health issues
  • Aquila - find a new grant study for work
  • Javier & ChiChi - immigration status
  • Karah - two friends from work who are struggling with their marriages

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September FNF with Sarah!

Dear ALL ~
It's been waaaaay too long.
but Sarah is BACK! ^-^
I will host FNF this friday nite, so let's ALL come AND bring some friends too~!

FRIDAY 7:30pm (please try to come on time)
603 Oaks Dr
Birmingham, AL 35209

I will need some volunteers to bring the following:

vanilla ice cream
fresh strawberries
fresh kiwis
fresh peaches
non-dairy cool whip
Nutella or chocolate syrup
utensils, cups, and paper plates

Call me if you have questions: 706.436.6992


Please RSVP in the comments!


Sarah S.

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August 29 FNF

No FNF this weekend. Hope you all have a great long weekend, and enjoy the time off! Blessings and prayers that you're all safe! See you next Friday!

Photo Credit Clay Bennett.

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August 22 FNF

I promised, so I will deliver. Home-made ice cream for FNF at the Thompsons.
BYOB (Bible).

I'll provide ice-cream and toppings. Please bring one of the following:

  • chips
  • dip
  • veggies & dip
  • paper plates!! (I need these bad!)
Here's the deal: if you do not comment and tell me you're coming, there will NOT be enough ice-cream to go around. Please leave a comment so I know how much to make!!!!

Last week ChiChi did a great study on forgiveness. Come see what the topic will be this week!

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August 15 FNF

Guess what? Chi Chi is hosting FNF this week! Really, it's true!
Come join us for good food, more fellowship, and growing friendship. Christian Life Issues won out in the online poll, so bring an idea for future topics to study that fit this category. Looking forward to relaxing together!

Please comment if you can bring:
  • drinks
  • dessert

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Big Plans!

It's time to mark your calendars & make reservations for the 1st Annual FNF Canoe Trip! Yup, that's right, it's our first but not last, annual trip! September 7th, at 6:30pm on the 280 Bridge!

If you would like to come,
please call 322-5326 during normal business hours and reserve a canoe!
Cahaba River Society webpage

The trip will be in the evening, which will be so much fun!

Also, MARK YOUR CALENDAR for camping!
October 17-19

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FNF August 7

FNF this week will be a bit different. Symon & Jeff have invited us all to their roommates church for a special musical program. Sounds like a great idea and it should be a bunch of fun. Let's get together for something out of the ordinary! Give Symon a call for where to meet. 205-447-3804

Friday Night

2230 Greensprings Hwy.
Birmingham Al 35205

See you soon!

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August 1 Feast

It was kind of lonely the last two weeks so I hope all of you can come over this time.
Come celebrate the gift of the Sabbath. If you play guitar or piano, we want YOU! :)
Lots to discuss so we need you there to share you thoughts and opinions.

(Look what you missed last week! Homemade Empanadas!)

Join us THIS WEEK @:

Thompsons House
536 LaSalle Ln.

6:30pm - 9pm

Leave a comment if you are coming!!!!

And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I'll be there. Matthew 18:20

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Fun Stuff!

In an effort to get more feedback and make FNF more personalized, please VOTE on the poll in the right column. What interests you and how can we all grow together through God's word? Scroll down and vote right now!

Summer has been kind of crazy with schedules, but we're getting back in the swing of things. Javier suggested that we do some fun things together as a group, so that's what we're about to do.

We need your input on what sounds fun . . .

  • Interested in a cultural outing? The Art Museum has some excellent exhibitions we could view and then go out to eat together. The museum is FREE.
  • Never been canoeing? This looks like so much fun. Anyone free Sunday night August 10 OR September 7? Let's make reservations! (It's only about $15 per person for an evening of adventure.)
  • Summer Film Series at the Alabama Theater looks fun. It's only $6 to watch an old film in a completely restored old theater. Sunday showings at 2pm through the summer. And for Jeff and Symon, they have a link to directions! :)
  • Sabbath Picnic at Moss Rock preserve would be great. Several hiking trails near a creek, and some bouldering and rock-climbing also. It's only 5 minutes from the church!
  • Sabbath Hike and Picnic overlooking Birmingham at Ruffner Mountain. Hike in 2 miles and look out over the city. Even on a hot day it's worth the view!
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens are gorgeous and FREE. If you've never been there, it's HIGH TIME you go! It's in the middle of Birmingham so it would be a great place to meet on Sabbath afternoon!
That should be a start. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW about what sounds most fun to you. Let the planning begin!

Don't forget to vote for topics of interest or suggest a new
one in the comments!

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Summer Food & Study

Come on over to the Thompsons for FNF this week. It's hot, so we'll have something cool to eat.
We will start studying a topic that will carry on through the next month. I think you'll like it! Bring your Bibles and a notebook!

See you at 6:30p

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This Friday

No plans for FNF. Last week I forgot to ask if someone could host, and I'll be out of town this weekend. If you can host, leave a comment below and I'll direct everyone your way.

Sarah had an AMAZING weekend at LEADS Seminar and she's coming back with encouragement, training, and excitement! I can hardly wait till she's back "home". Just start praying right now, because our group has some incredible changes and great things ahead!

Hope you're all having a great week!

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July 11 FNF

So, we went peach pickin' this week and we have a bunch of them, so expect something peachy for FNF.

Thompson house:
536 LaSalle Ln.


BYO. . . Bible

Leave a comment so I know how much food to make!!!! And a suggestion for something to make with peaches too!!!

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No FNF this week!

We're sad to say that this week, no feasting, no fellowship, and no fun :) will be had! Due to the holiday, travel schedules, etc, we will resume the eating of fabulous food, friendship, and fun the following week in July. Keep checking back for details!

Here are a couple things you could do instead:

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June 27 FNF!

Hi everyone!!!!!

We want to welcome you to our place this week

Looking forward to welcome you again.

Address :

2822 commerce blvd
35210, Birmingham

Thanks a lot

Jeff & Symon

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FNF June 20!

Hello all,
Hope everyone have a lovely week. I do not have the updated list of email addresses, so I used the generic list. If you had asked to be removed from the email list, I'm sorry you got this.
FNF will be at my place this friday. My address is:

Look forward to welcome the sabbath with everyone of you!


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FNF Prayer Warriors!

Hey everybody!
here's an apology for being so tardy on our post for prayer requests.
Our moments of prayer for FNF are Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 9 pm. (did we say sundays too?)
Our prayers will ascend all at the same time together no matter where we may be at 9 o'clock !

Please especially uplift:
1. CJ's Aunt who suffered a stroke 2 wks ago and CJ's mother who was in an accident.
2. Chichi's coworker's family (Heflins) as they mourn their loss of a son, husband, and a father.
3. Sarah's summer plans and direction
4. Toyin as she is now in Massachusetts taking her Neuro course and as she searches for a new summer church family.
5. Aquila's visa
6. Simon who was sick (but is better now hopefully ;) )

Last week's FNF was at Sarah's place.
A Warm welcome to new friends who joined us: Aquila, Franc, Toyin, and Latonya!
We did a simple yet a powerful study on the Second Coming.
If you would like a copy of the study, please email

This week's FNF will be at Chichi's place (more info will be posted).
If you would like to host the Friday Night Feast for the next week, please let us know! =)

Here are some Bible Promises on Prayer:

Jer 1:12............I am ready to perform My Word.

Jn 16:24..........Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

Mt 21:22..........whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.

Jer 33:3..........Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things...

Jn 14:14..........If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.

Jn 16:23..........whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.

Jas 5:16..........The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

Job 22:27........You will make your prayer to Him, He will hear you...

1Jn 5:14..........Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

1Jn 5:15..........And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

Jn 14:13..........And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Isa 55:11.........So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

Jn 15:7............If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

Mt 18:18..........Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Mt 18:19..........Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.

Jn 15:16..........You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.

Jer 29:12..........Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.

Isa 65:24..........It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer, and while they are speaking I will hear.

Ps 91:15..........He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.

Ps 141:2..........Let my prayer be set before You as incense, the lifting of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

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June 13 Friday Night Feast!!!

Dear Everyone!!!

Tomorrow's FNF will be held at my place:

my email is: if you need any other information!

Dinner will start @7:00pm.
Bible study will start @ 8:00pm.

Please RSVP!!!!!!!! via email or by adding comments to this post.

See you soon!!!

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June 6 FNF

Come on down to the Thompson's for FNF. We'll be discussing the book of James which is very short, but somewhat overwhelming.

We see in the Book of James a challenge to “walk the walk” and “talk the
talk” of a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. While our faith walk, to be
certain, requires a growth of knowledge about the word, James exhorts us to not
stop there. Many Christians will find this reading challenging as James presents
us with 60 obligations in only 108 verses. It is hard-hitting as he asks us in
verse 1:23 to look at ourselves in the mirror and then straighten ourselves up.
He focuses on the truths of Jesus’ words in the Sermon on the Mount and
motivates us to act upon what He taught. (This take from here.)

Let's talk about why it was placed in the Bible and what we can glean from it in light of the message of grace and salvation.

Here's what we're going to do since it's getting pretty tricky to be done before 11pm.

Eat something light at home (I mean light, no big fancy meal or anything) and then come on over to our house for homemade ice cream, and chips and dip.

Don't bring anything this time. Just come and relax and enjoy.

See you at 6:30pm!!!

536 LaSalle Ln.
Birmingham, AL 35210

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FNF-Church service preparation

Hey guys,

We'll be meeting at the Church for FNF this week.
We will be going over our program for the Church service.
So please be there!
We'll eat at 6:30
and We'll start at 7:30.

We'll have Haystacks.

Dinner will be simple. =)

We are going to have sandwiches again.
I need someone to bring:

1 loaf of bread
jar of PB
jar of Jelly
2 tomatoes
2 cucumbers
2 avocadoes

(Karah, can you send the utensils, plates, juice, etc with Tre? Thanks)

Thanks guys and see you soon!!!

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Sabbath Reminder

Sabbath at Birmingham First is FNF group. Hope all of you can make it! It won't be the same without you!

Here's the bulletin info as a reminder to those of you who have comitted to doing something.

Theme: "We are the Light of the World . . . "

By Friday Night FeastExaltation begins at 10:45
Opening song We are His Hands
Opening prayer: Jeff Nyagami
Welcome/announcements: Chichi Chilomo
Children's story: Karah Thompson
Sabbath in Kenya/
offering for World Mission: Symon Gitari
Offertory Sarah & Grace Shim
Moments of Prayer: Rebecca Mack
Scripture Reading Treson Thompson
Presentation Sarah Shim
Special music: Karugia Ladies
Sermonette: Tre Thompson
Closing "So Send I You" #578

Looking forward to seeing you all there! Yipee!

Prayer Request: Miguel's mother in law just had surgery for a tumor, and they have requested prayer for their family and the stress of everything. Thanks so much! We all know that connecting to God's power really does work, so keep their family in your daily prayers!

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Nature Dwellers

For those of you who couldn't make it, you missed a really amazing trip, and we missed you too! Cheaha State Park was beautiful all weekend. Perfect weather (except for that hour of pouring rain we got on Friday), incredible food (like the fabulous spread of Kenyan food the guys brought Friday evening), amazing conversations and storytelling (Saturday night was most memorable when Enoch led out in a group storytelling effort, and we played Mafia), beautiful memories and a priceless weekend we all want to remember forever. Camping is always an experience, but this one was exceptional when people from so many parts of the world, so many cultures and backgrounds could all share being together in God's gorgeous creation, having so much fun!

Here's some pics (ChiChi I need yours too!) from the weekend:
Scroll over the picture to see the caption.

We missed you all who couldn't make it but now you know, don't miss it next time! :)
Looking forward to church service at Birmingham First next week. Hope everyone can be there!

Leave a comment about what your favorite part of the weekend was!

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Directions to Camp

It's finally here! We gonna be sleeping under the stars tomorrow night!

If you're wanting to find out what to pack, you can check the webcam and current weather conditions.

For directions from Birmingham just Mapquest or Google Map it.

From Birmingham or Atlanta areas - From Interstate-20. Take exit # 191. Turn South on U.S. Highway 431 for approximately four miles, then turn on the access road to get to Highway 281 South to the Park (Watch for the Cheaha Resort State Park Signs).

As you get closer to the park, look for signs to the Lake and Campground #3 area. Turn left there and take the first road left. We will probably be here. If not, just ask where Primitive or Semi-primitive camping areas are and look for our cars!

We will be leaving as early as possible (around noon or 1pm) but we need people to help bring some stuff as it won't all fit in our car. Just give me a call if you can take a tent or a cooler!

Looking forward to hanging out! Sarah has some ideas for Saturday night games! That crazy girl!

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Food on the Fire

OK, the general plan for the food this weekend is:

Friday Night Supper - Symon & Jeff will cook for everyone.

Sabbath Morning - Pancakes, eggs, tofu, potatoes, OJ, fruit (camping breakfast is a big deal, so it'll be good!)

Sabbath Lunch - everyone bring whatever they would like (PB & J, sandwiches, chips, drinks, fruit, snack mix, etc) just bring enough to make yourself a lunch. We will probably be out hiking or swimming so whatever sounds good to eat!

Sabbath Dinner - Camp stew (carrots, potatoes, onions, veggie meat, spices,) cooked in the fire, Juice, Smores, Caramelized Apples (cooked in the fire)

Sunday Breakfast - Pancakes, eggs, OJ, fruit, whatever is left!
Sunday Lunch - leftovers or whatever you want for hanging out or hiking again.

I'll get everything for all the listed meals and we'll just divide up the cost. Symon & Jeff shouldn't have to pay since they are providing a meal for everyone.

Does anyone have any other suggestions for meals instead of what is listed? Just leave a comment and let me know. I'm totally open! I won't get groceries until Friday morning!

If anyone is in the market to buy a tent, now would be the time!!! I'm getting a little worried about the tent situation/ :(

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Cheaha Camping Trip

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Cheaha State Park May 23,24! Even if you can't come to camp, come on out for Sabbath to hang out, hike, swim and relax together. In keeping with tradition, we will also feast. Camping food is always delicious, so plan on eating well!

Now, I'll openly warn you: THIS IS NOT LUXE CAMPING BY ANY STRETCH! We're primitive camping, which means, we have a piece of land to pitch tents on, and a pit of fire to cook over. That's about it. Bring whatever you think you may possibly need.
It's coming up soon! If you haven't already, please let us know if you are coming. Here is a short list of a few things you will need if you have never camped before:

Sleeping bag


Water jugs

Eating utensils

Good walking shoes

Swimsuit (there's a lake, and a cliff-jumping site to swim at!!!)


Sweatshirt or jacket (it gets cool in the evenings)

Toilet paper!!!

Paper towels


Bug spray



Camera (duh!)

Snack foods (whatever you like)

Cooler (if you have one)

Inspirational story to read


If any of you have a tent or have access to borrow a tent, that would be GREAT! We will need them!
Leave a comment if you are planning on coming! Hope to see you there!

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Hoover Feast

Feasting will be at Birmingham First Church in Hoover this week.
Here's the plan: Sarah is going to run through our church service for May 31st so we get a better idea of who's involved and what we want to convey.

We'll also have singing and praising!!!, and share our favorite scriptures and why they are our favorites.

Everyone welcome! Come'on this one will be easy!

Yummy, soft delish' Sandwich bread will be provided.
Everyone bring Fixins;

PB & J
anything you like to eat on a sandwich . . .

Bring a friend, bring a Bible, and we'll see you there at 6:30pm!!!
(Park on the side where you see cars)

3520 Lorna Rd
Hoover, AL

Map here:,+al&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=34.671324,59.765625&ie=UTF8&ll=33.389815,-86.794996&spn=0.035689,0.058365&z=14&iwloc=addr

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Ordinary Attempts

Ya'll missed out! Waffles, eggs, tater tots and OJ were on the plate and we ate by candlelight on the back deck. Kellie joined us from UAB dental school, and since this girl knows everyone, we'll have some more join us soon!

Discussion revolved around our call to be disciples of Jesus and what that means in a practical sense each and every day. It was recommended that everyone check out Doable Evangelism to read some really touching stories about people reaching out in the name of Jesus to share His love in common and uncommon circumstances.

So . . . even though you missed the Feast, you still have an assignment to complete!

Click on the link above, read a few short posts about Ordinary Attempts at sharing Christ, and go out and DO IT! Pray that God will lead you into a scenario where you can get out of your comfort zone and do something you wouldn't normally do. Nothing fancy. Just reach out and connect with someone in a real way!

Report back next week at Joseph's! Chocolate will be served to the people who have a story to tell!

See ya soon for another Feast-ola!

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Rebekah's Feast

This last Friday night, we met at Rebekah's place to enjoy hot dogs, salad, cake and a discussion about what it means to be living in "the last days". The group continues to grow and evolve and it was such a blessing to be able to hang out, connect, and share to bring in the Sabbath.
(And yes, I realize most of us look ridiculous here, but it's the best I've got! :)

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upcoming events~

Hey guys,

Here are a few dates to keep in mind:

Leadership Education And Development Seminar (LEADS)
2nd week of July (wed~sun) 7/9~13
Ann Arbor, MI
Registration is $75 for early bird and DUE this friday!

Generation of Youth for Christ (GYC)
December 17~21
San Jose, CA

in MAY

Sabbath Program for BFC!


This Friday's FNF will be @ ChiChi's place!!!


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What I can bring...

Hello everyone!! Hope to see you all out tomorrow night remember to bring someone (at least one!! :-)) I can bring the frozen mixed veggie! Take care

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[FNF] April 4

I hope everyone's week is going well!
As always, it seems that there are more than a million and one things in our way we have to get thru before we get to the end of the week...and it seems that the more we pray, more darts of trials and temptations are thrown our way...but let's not forget what we discussed last wk.... "Heaven is CHEAP enough!!" =)

It was great seeing everyone last week although we got started off about an hour behind schedule >_< And thank you Joseph for hosting the fabulous "feast" in more than one way.
We missed you Tre & Karah & Livie & Treson! =)And welcome to Marcus (sp?) & Dennis who joined us last week! We hope to see you on a regular basis!

This week our FNF will be at my place.
Thanks to my three exams this week and a upcoming practical...
our "feast" this week promises to be quite simple. =)

for our FNF, I need volunteers to bring:
two packs small frozen veggies
one small bag of onions (sweet onions are even better)
one small can or pkg of veggie meat
one bunch of green onions
fresh veggies (like carrot sticks, broccoli, etc)& dip
plates, bowls, spoons & forks

Please comment on the blog what u will bring and if you are coming this week!
(or u can still email or call me as well)

looking forward to seeing all of you!!!!



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I believe for this week we had decided to take a break since many people are on Spring Break.
Hope that everyone has the MOST fabulous Sabbath and Wknd.
Although we don't celebrate Easter like the world does (ie. rabbits and eggs) we do celebrate "Easter" or the celebration of His resurrection and what He's done for us on the Cross.
May this Sabbath be a meaningful one as we contemplate the life of the ONE who
came, lived, died, and rose for US!
I'm looking forward to seeing all of you the following Friday 28th for another wonderful "Feast" !

Blessings & Happy Sabbath!

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Conversation & Stories

This past FNF we had a great group. Although there was something different planned to study, the conversation diverged into this:

What has kept you in your faith, and what has helped you realize that God is real?

Everyone had the opportunity to share their stories and life experiences that have allowed them to realize that God is real and to realize that we are indeed comitted to our faith experience.

It was a really meaningful time for me, and I felt that I got to know each of you a little better than before! Thank you!

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