Archive for November, 2009

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Update on NCAA Football Tourney

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The tournament field has been whittled down to 4 players with no losses and 7 players with 1 loss each. Players are welcome to contact each other and play the next two rounds on their own using the same rules from Saturday OR they can wait until we can set a date for their next game back at the youth area.

Big props to Jake, Jared, Coby, Bradford, Bart, and Reid played great and were even better sports throughout their games!

UPCOMING GAMES (As of 3 pm, Monday, November 23, 2009)

Bracket A – Round 4 (Winners advance to Bracket A, Round 5; losers move to Bracket B, Round 5)

Ty vs. Chandler

Will H. vs. Ben H.

Bracket B -  Round 2 (Winner advances to Bracket B, Round 3; loser is eliminated)

Patrick O vs. Walker M.

Bracket B – Round 3 (Winner advances to Bracket B, Round 4; loser is eliminated)

Patrick or Walker vs. Nathan H.

Peyton H. vs. Nolan T.

Bracket B – Round 4 (Winner advances to Bracket B, Round 5; loser is eliminated)

Patrick or Walker or Nathan vs. Niko P.

Peyton or Nolan vs. Ryan D.

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“I’m telling you the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone who was overlooked or ignored, that was me – you did it to me.” – Matthew 25:40 (The Message)

What if you had a home but no money to buy furniture? No bed to sleep in, no table where you could eat or do your homework?

We’ll hear how Chris is living for Christ as his organization has grown in 5 years from 50 furniture deliveries a year to over 500! We’ll also learn how we can help.

Covered Dish Supper @ 5:30 pm

Message from Chris immediately afterward.

ski trip 2009

We will leave the church mid-morning on Monday, December 28th for Flat Top, West Virginia where we will enjoy two days of skiing and snowboarding at WinterPlace. We will return by early evening on Thursday, December 31st. Trip is limited to 24 people and at least 15 must sign up or the trip will be canceled.

Full information is available on a flier which you can pick up in the church lobby or request via email.

Contact Bart for more details: or 205-951-7707 ext 306.

We will celebrate the dedication of the Prayer Trail, enjoy a beautiful fall evening and consider how we fit into God’s plan for creation.earthday_hand

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Sifat Trip Packing List

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Phone Number for Sifat is 256-396-2015

Sifat Packing List

Warm Clothes
Rain Gear
Closed-toe shoes or boots
Personal care items and any prescribed medication
Sleeping bag and pillow
Water bottle
Backpack or bag (required to carry all personal items into the village area)
Money for Dinner on Tuesday Night (we will eat in Oxford, AL)

Money for Sifat gift shop

Do not bring:
Excessive money
Valuables or jewelry
Electronic devices/games

Weather Forecast for Tuesday, November 10th:

High of 65F, Low of 57F, with heavy rain throughout the night.

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Healer: Sunday November 8th: 6 PM

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Jesus HealsLast week we focused on how Jesus is with us during the fires in our lives. He is there when we feel like we will be consumed with anger, grief, loneliness, all those kinds of situations.

But what about when the fire is gone, the crisis is over, yet we’re still deeply hurt or wounded? Or what about when people are sick or dying? Where is Jesus then? This Sunday we’ll learn about how Jesus heals all wounds.

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NCAA Football 10 Tournament

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ncaa tourney logoEligible Teams:
Eligible teams must not have an Overall, Defensive or Offensive rating higher than a B+. Teams are claimed on a first-come, first-serve basis by emailing and must be confirmed by a reply email from Bart.

Ineligible Teams:
Bama, Cal, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Miami, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas, Southern Cal

Overall Game Play Rules of the Tournament:
No “global” playbooks may be used.
Difficulty setting will be All-American.
5 minute quarters.
In-game injuries will not carry over to the next game.
Created teams or players cannot be used in the tournament.
Fatigue and injuries will be ON.
Weather is OFF.
NO fake punts or field goals.
NO on-sides kicks unless a player is losing in the 4 quarter.
Players are not allowed to audible out of QB kneel, field goal or punt formations.

This will be a double-elimination tournament. All teams will be randomly seeded in Bracket A to begin the tournament. Teams that win will continue to advance in Bracket A. Once a team loses their first game, they will be moved to Bracket B, where they must win all remaining games or face elimination from the tournament. So any team with two losses is immediately eliminated. The last team with 0-1 games lost will win the tournament. The second team listed in a specific match-up gets to be the home team. Games may be played on either a PS3 or a XBOX 360, depending on the first-available console.

In addition to “in-game” penalties, the following behavior will be penalized. Unsportsmanlike conduct by a youth participant (trash-talking, profanity, throwing controller, etc.) will result in a player on defense taking an off-sides penalty OR the quarterback on offense taking a delay of game penalty on the next resulting play.


Arizona – Reid Adams

Arizona State – Ty Roberts

Arkansas – Walker Minor

Auburn – Bradford Abele

Boise State – Niko Paige

Clemson – Austin Hancock

Houston – Will Hardwick

Iowa – Will Vickery

Kansas – Ben Haynie

Michigan State – Jai Hammers

Nebraska – Curtis Bowden

Oregon State – Jake Rice

South Florida – Jared Chappell

Texas A&M – Grant Young

TCU – Peyton Hewitt

Texas Tech – Coby Milner

Tulsa – Norman Chen

Vanderbilt – Patrick O’Sheal

Virginia Tech – Nathan Hospes

Western Kentucky – Ryan Detwiler

West Virginia – Nolan Turner

Wisconsin – Bart Styes