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The Spire
August 23, 2016   Vol. 6, No. 34
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Wednesday, August 24

Midpoint Schedule

4:45 PM - Fellowship Dinner

chicken noodle casserole, green beans, salad, roll, dessert

5:30 PM - CROSStRAINING Kickoff

5:55 PM - Preschool/Children's Choirs

6:00 PM - Midpoint Business Meeting and Bible Study

6:35 PM - Preschool and Children's Missions

7:00 PM - Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal


Worship with Us
August 28, 2016

This Sunday's service will open with a Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra presentation of Hiram Rollo's arrangement of "We Have Come to Worship You, Lord." The Choir and Orchestra will also present "Then Sings My Soul," Mary McDonald's updated setting of the text from "How Great Thou Art." Monte Erwin's solo "No More Night" will help introduce the sermon as Brian Lee brings his concluding message, "Just the Facts on Last Things," of his "Just the Facts" sermon series. Sara Bryan will present the organ offertory.


At a designated time during the Morning Worship Service, FOURS will be guided to Preschool Worship; children in Kindergarten through Grade 3 will be invited to the Music Hall for Kids in Christ worship.


Extended Teaching Care

Workers this Sunday, August 28, are Mamie Van Dyke, Sally Brinks, Joyce Allan, Laurie Zimmer, John Allan, Amanda Irvin, Sarah hendren, Mark Hendren, Amanda Reagan, Owen Coulson, Sally Coulson, Geni Bomar, and Nick Irvin; student volunteers are Carolline Hart and Emily Newsome.


Our Church Family
This Sunday - You Are Invited!

Everyone is invited to a Retirement Celebration to honor Sara Bryan and her loving family. Please join us for coffee and breakfast Sunday, August 28, at 8:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall.


Love and Sympathy Sidney Martin in the death of her brother, Terrell Martin, August 21, 2016.


Welcome, New Members!

Tammy and Jonathan Prell

Oakley Prell

Trey Prell


Thank You, Shades Crest!

Thank you so much for all of those who worked so hard to make the Family Food Truck Event such a great success. From those who worked in the kitchen, helped with set-up and clean-up, assisted with promotion, served as greeters, and so much more, everyone was a vital part of making this a wonderful night for everyone. Thank you also to the youth praise band for leading and sharing through song. We are looking forward to our next food truck event at Crest Fest on October 26. 


Ladies Bible Study

The ladies fall Bible Study, "The Depth of Discipleship," will begin Thursday, September 8, meeting from 9:00-10:30 AM.  It will be a nine-week study, with the final session on November 17. Please join us as we consider Christ's call to be a faithful follower and apprentice.  



Do you know how to connect with others at Shades Crest?  Find out more at our Connect Booth Sunday, September 11.  We look forward to seeing you.  

Contact: Denis Tanner,

Nicaragua Mission Trip Need

The Nicaragua Mission Team will be traveling to Nicaragua September 17-23. We are in need of a cordless nibbler saw. If you or someone you know has one you'd be willing to let the team use as they assist with building houses in Nicaragua, please contact Suzanne Reece,


Prayer Ministry Team Will Meet September 25

Shades Crest is implementing a new prayer ministry team this year. If you desire to be part of this ministry by praying individually or as part of a group, join us Sunday, September 25, (lunch included) immediately after the morning worship service in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone interested can participate. Please call the Church Office by Wednesday, September 21, if you would like to have food provided. 


We had an initial meeting for this team Sunday, August 21; nine people participated. Now we invite you now to join us; even bring a friend!  


Goal: Develop and implement a prayer strategy to encourage people to pray individually or in groups.

Contact: Denis Tanner,

Shades of Adventure Trip to Kentucky

Please join us for a fun adventure in Kentucky, October 3-6. The cost is $600 per person, double occupancy. A $200 deposit to Laura Strange will be your reservation for this exciting and informative excursion. 



Contact: David Henry, 205-307-8793

Share Your Musical Gifts

Shades Crest music groups - New Beginnings!

  • Sanctuary Orchestra - meets Sundays at 8:15 AM
  • Sanctuary Choir - meets Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
  • Youth Choir - meets Sundays at 4:00 PM
  • Sanctuary Handbells - meets Sundays at 5:30 PM
  • Preschool and Children's Choirs - beginning August 24, 5:55 PM
  • Sanctuary Christmas Choir - beginning August 27, 9:00 AM
  • Children's Chimes and Handbells - beginning September 7, 5:00 PM
  • Mountainaires Choir - beginning September 8, 10:30 AM

Please contact Hiram Rollo or Marilyn Crotty for information about sharing your musical gifts through Shades Crest Music Ministry groups,,, or 822-1360.


Helping Hands Needed

We have created the 2016-2017 Extended Teaching Care Worker calendar. At this time we are in need of 18 additional people in order to finish out the schedule for the year. If you would be willing to serve just six times in ETC this year, please contact Connie Shaffer in the Church Office. It is very important that we have adequate supervision and care for our children during the worship hour.

Contact: Suzanne Reece,

Students/Young Adults
Retreat 78

7th and 8th grade students are invited to Retreat 78 at Shocco Springs Friday/Saturday, August 26-27. Cost is $60 plus $ for one meal Friday night. We will meet at the FLC at 4:00 PM Friday, August 26 and return Saturday, August 27 in time for dinner at home. 

Contact: Denis Tanner 531-7361,

SALT (Student Adult Leadership Team)

Congratulations to the folllowing students who will serve on SALT 2016-2017. Please be in prayer for them.  

  • Seniors: Madison Baker, Emily Couch, Anna Claire Johnson, Caroline Hart, Oakley Prell
  • 11th grade: Anna Marie Auchmuty, Nicholas Smith, Ben Stocks, Tanner Roberts
  • 10th grade: Joey Bearden, Reid Bearden, Mattie Buford, Allie Couch, Mykayla Mitchell, Hannah Smith
  • 9th grade: Amelia Auchmuty and E.J. Harwell
  • 8th grade: Mary Buford, Brooke MacQuarrie, Savannah Parker-Ross
  • 7th grade: Mary Cooper Bearden and Madelyn Stocks


We appreciate the following adults who are serving: 

  • Adult Representatives: Sara Bryan, Patti and Denis Tanner
  • 2016: Kym Mitchell, Sheila Bridges, Jimbo Auchmuty
  • 2017: Brian Breeze, *Shay Hammonds, Latricia Hutchens
  • 2018: Cathy Bearden, Sandra Dozier, **Leigh Smith

*Chair, **Vice chair


We will have our first meeting this Sunday, August 28, after church. Bring $5 and your calendar.  We will dismiss students at 1:40 and adults by 2:00 PM. 



Attention All Sixth Graders - CROSSover

CROSSover is up and running for the year, with the first gathering to be Sunday, September 11 from 5:00-7:00 PM. Be sure to be there, and invite a friend! For questions, contact Suzanne,



Shades Crest Calendar
Weekend Minister on Call

August 26-28   Brian Lee   531-5758


August 28-September 3
Sunday, August 28
  8:15 AM Orchestra Rehearsal
  8:30 AM Sara Bryan's Retirement Celebration, Fellowship Hall
  9:15 AM Sunday School
10:30 AM Morning Worship
12:00 Noon SALT Meeting at the Tanners'
  4:00 PM Youth Choir Rehearsal
  Personnel Committee Meeting, PCR
  5:30 PM Sanctuary Handbells Rehearsal
Monday, August 29
  9:00 AM Senior Moments (11:30 AM Fish Fry)
Tuesday, August 30
  8:05 AM Ladies Wake-Up Workout
Wednesday, August 31
  4:45 PM Fellowship Dinner 
  5:55 PM

PS/Children's Choir Rehearsals

  6:00 PM

Midpoint Prayer and Bible Study



  6:35 PM PS/Children's Missions
  7:00 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, September 1
  8:05 AM

Ladies Wake-up Workout

Friday, September 2
Saturday, September 3



August 15-21

Financial statistics for August 15-21 are not yet available for publication.

August 21 Worship Attendance - 471

August 21 Sunday School Attendance - 478



Shades Crest Baptist Church

452 Park Avenue

Birmingham, AL 35226


PH (205) 822-1360



9:15am Bible Study

10:30am Worship


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4:45pm Fellowship Dinner

6:00pm Pastor's Bible Study

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