June 1st -- Be Fruitful and Multiply

 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Galatians 5:22

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming...

Hello Friends!

Our study leader will be Danae!  Please come out and come prepared to listen, discuss and bring in the Sabbath with thankfulness.  We'll start the study at 7:30pm.

I love how FNF continues to grow and change and I think that as we try to learn more about God and seek His will, the Holy Spirit will produce the "fruit of the spirit in us"-- and, make us "fruitful" so that our numbers will continue to multiply ;-)

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May 25th -- FNF hits the Trail

The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
 Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
 There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
Psalms 19:1-3
Dearest, intrepid FNF-ers! 
It's time! 
It's time to head to the mountains!
A time of fun, forests, fellowship, campfires, rafting and nutella deliciousness awaits all who are willing in the mountains of North Carolina.

FNF will be taught by nature this weekend and will begin as early as you arrive on Friday.
Thank you in advance to the Thompson family for hosting us and Vuyo for planning all the goodness in store.

You are asked to bring an adventurous/peaceful/loving attitude and to leave behind all the worries of the past week. We will spend the Memorial Day holiday remembering the awesomeness of the Creator God and celebrating life! Can you tell I'm stoked? ;-)

God bless & see you this weekend!

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May 18th -- Still Cracking (...the Code)

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalms 51:10


FNF this week will be hosted by Adè!  
Please join us for dinner at 6:30pm.
She asks that someone be kind enough to bring a dessert.

Hilary will continue the study of Stephen Bohr's "Cracking the Genesis Code" at 7:30pm. 

I don't know about you but I am really looking forward to the Sabbath and to camping next week-- mentally and spiritually, I'm a feeling a little... meh.

Hope to see your face in the place tomorrow! 

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May 11th -- The Genesis Code (Potluck!)

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Cor 12:9-10
 Hello Friends!

Congratulations to everyone who successfully completed the spring semester! 
Soooooo proud of you all!

Awesome Hilary has an intriguing study for us based on Stephen Bohr's series "Cracking the Genesis Code" and we'll start that once we've finished feasting on...
HAYSTACKS! The most awesome, sabroso haystacks you've ever had provided by... everyone!

That's right, FNF potluck this Friday night at Birmingham 1st SDA @ 6:30pm!
The address is 3520 Lorna Road Hoover, AL 35216.
Can we please organize this and make it really delicious and plentiful by each committing to bring one of the following?  Thanks in advance!

Tortilla chips
Beans (black or pinto)
Lettuce & tomatoes
Sour cream
Veggie meat
Onions/Black Olives/Corn
Paper Plates
Forks/ Cups/ Napkins

Please leave a comment on this post or, better yet, write what you're bringing in the column on the left side of the screen so that we can know what remains to be supplied. 

I'm sure you will want to hear more of the Cracking the Genesis Code series so here's a link to one of the sermons entitled "The Genuine and the Counterfeit."  It's good stuff.  God Bless!

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May 4th -- The Faith of Abraham

"Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude—innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore. These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth." Hebrews 11:12-13

Hey Peeps!
The camping countdown has begun! 
Please check the left column for weekly updates!

Lovely Chichi will host FNF this Friday at 6:30pm.

At 7:30p, our very own Vuyo will lead us in a bible study on another cherished bible hero, Father Abraham and the nature of biblical faith and righteousness.

I heard an awesome sermon once by Mark Finley called "Strange Fires on Church Altars" and he had this to say regarding the subject...

(Based on Hebrews 11:4-24)
By faith, Abel was killed and Enoch lived (verses 4-5).
By faith, Noah stays in the same place for 120 years and Abraham moves at the will of God (7-8).
By faith, Sarah receives a child at 90 years old and Abraham offers up a child (11; 17)
By faith, Joseph goes to Egypt to become a rich man while Moses by faith leaves Egypt and becomes a poor man (22-23).

Can we really say one person's faith was greater? Don't miss the point of Hebrews 11:
Faith has nothing to do with what is happening around you and everything to do with what is happening inside of you.  Remember that when you are tempted to compare your spiritual walk with others'.
Wishing you a wonderful, strong finish to the week!
God bless.

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Prayer Requests

“And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His will He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of Him.” 1 John 5:14-15

Praying that all did well on exams/coursework this week & finished the semester strong!

Christina -- Praying for her mother's health.
Zeke -- Thankful for travelling mercies to Canada and praying for words of wisdom as he speaks to the youth of British Columbia.

Adé -- Praying for her mother's health and strength.
Eliel -- Praying for traveling mercies to Michigan.

Victor -- Praying that his brother does well in truck driving school; also praying that Victor will continue to be a good Christian influence to him.  Shared testimony of how God continues to provide jobs for him.

Candeis -- Praying for peace, understanding and safety of her brother's family.
Pastor Horton -- Praising God for his son passing a test to become a teacher!

Melody -- Praying for paying dental patients.
Martina -- Praying for guidance and patience.
Cara -- Praying that her father continues to make progress and that he'll have a complete recovery.  She's also thankful to God for providing them with a home!

Vuyo -- Praying for those who were/still are affected by the tornadoes of April 27th, 2011.
Ryan -- Praying for the bible studies that he is having with the two young men from GA; that they will be brought closer to God.

Rose -- Praying for patience with family and an increase in clientele.
Chinwe -- Gave thanks for God's faithfulness and timeliness; was happy to see everyone again.

Thank you Pastor Horton for the wonderfully challenging study and thanks in advance for when you come back to lead out again with Mrs. Horton!

Thank you Ryan and Leah for being awesomely accomodating hosts! Can't believe how much I loved the vegan everything!

Memory Verse ... (because God has been so good this week)...Psalms 40

 Love y'all!

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