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The Spire
June 28, 2016   Vol. 6, No. 26
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Wednesday, June 29 Schedule

4:45 PM - Fellowship Dinner

parmesan chicken, rice, baby limas, salad, roll, dessert

Children's Menu: pizza and cookie

6:00 PM - Midpoint Worship and Bible Study (beginning with Acts 16:35)

                 Wednesday Wonders - Preschool Threes, Room 123

                 Backyard Bible Club Preparation, FLC (Preschool Fours-Youth)

7:00 PM - Sanctuary/Holiday Choir Rehearsal


Worship with Us
July 3, 2016

Brian Lee will continue "Just the Facts" sermon series with his message "Just the Facts on God," focusing on major Biblical teachings about the nature and character of God. Musical moments will include Treva Medbery's solo presentation of "God and God Alone" and the Sanctuary Choir's (along with guest singers) presentation of "The Majesty and Glory of Your Name." Also, the congregation will have a special opportunity to sing "The Lord's Prayer." At a designated time during the Morning Worship Service, FOURS will be guided to Preschool Worship; children in Grades K-Grade 4 will remain in the Sanctuary to worship with their families. Kids in Christ will resume meeting in August.


Holiday Choir Singers

Request from Hiram Rollo:

Please consider our need and another music ministry opportunity. A holiday weekend is coming up, and your help is crucial to support the musical leadership of this Sunday's worship service. If you were at Shades Crest June 26, you noticed that, with so many people gone on summer trips, our Sanctuary Choir was already very small. With the holiday this coming weekend, a collective effort seems all the more necessary so we have a choir to sing the beautiful anthem, “The Majesty and Glory of Your Name.”


If you are going to be in town, let me encourage you to come rehearse this Wednesday (June 29) with us, from 7:00 to 7:45 PM. The rehearsal will be followed by a social time with ice cream.


Please consider being a part of this Holiday Choir. We need you! Those of you who came to sing with us recently when we had another extended holiday (Memorial Day) made a significant difference. Feel free to contact me or Marilyn Crotty (822-1360), if you need more information.


Your support will be greatly appreciated.





Extended Teaching Care

ETC volunteers for July 3 are Lauren Studdard, Laura Strange, Linda Tucker, Leigh Smith, Jane Hosch, Gladys Christian, Mary Jo Patton, Treva Medbery, Meredith Hornsby, Cortney Mixon, Stacy Love, Chris Love, Adrian Morris and Jonathan Hornsby. Student volunteers are Jerome Kirkland, Hannah Smith, and Eleanor Jo Harwell.  If you are not able to be here, please find a substitute, and let your coordinator, Lauren Studdard,, know as soon as possible.Those who normally work with Kids in Christ are reminded to check with your coordinator Sunday morning to see if your help might be needed with the younger children since Kids in Christ will not resume meeting until August.


Our Church Family
Love and Sympathy Ellen and Frank Wall in the death of his sister, Mary Ann Biederman, June 22, 2016.


Hospital Concerns

Elmira Tanner - released


A Message from Brian Lee

Now that we have reached the end of the Worship Connection trial period, it is time to discern what the Lord would have us do in worship in the future.  At the end of the service this Sunday, a discernment form will be made available to you. In it I have included some thoughts that hopefully will help you as you seek the Lord’s heart on the matter. The response form itself is short, but the information requested is very important; your participation is encouraged. 


If you are not available on Sunday, a copy of it will be put on our website next week, and copies will be available in the Church Office. The deadline for returning your form is Sunday, July 24. Completed forms should be turned in at the Church Office.


Notes of Thanks

It is with great pleasure that we would like to recognize Sara Bryan for 50 years of faithful service she has provided to Shades Crest as our organist.  What a true blessing she has been to not only the Shades Crest Music Ministry, but also to so many other ministries throughout the church and our church family. Sara has also gracefully submitted a letter of retirement to the Church as our organist. While Sara will continue to serve as our organist for the near future, a time to recognize Sara and her family will be scheduled at a later date.

With gratitude,

The Personnel Committee


Dear Shades Crest Baptist Family,


Retiring from a responsibility that has been a joy and blessing for many years is not easy. I have given much thought and prayer to this decision and feel that this is the right time to retire as your organist.


I am grateful for our SCBC pastors - Joe Parker, Jim Auchmuty, Dennis Foust, and Brian Lee - and other ministers and staff with whom I have had the privilege of serving through these years. I am especially indebted to the music ministers with whom I have served in our music ministry - Ronnie Hilburn, Wes Haley, Tim Mann, Terry Taylor, and Hiram Rollo. And what a privilege and blessing through these years to accompany our Youth, Adult, and Sr. Adult choirs and, of course, the congregation! I have listened to you, learned from you, and loved you through these years. That will never cease!


Thank you, my dear SCBC family!


Sara P. Bryan


Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow


Great Is Thy Faithfulness!


Thank You, Shades Crest!

THANK YOU so much to everyone who helped make Vacation Bible School 2016 a wonderful experience for all involved. Those two words seem inadequate to express my gratitude for all of the hours and hours of hard work and dedication given by so many. An event of this magnitude doesn’t just happen without many willing hands. Thank you to those who helped with brainstorming, planning, logistics, gathering supplies, preparing craft and mission project supplies, studying for Bible study, leading recreation, preparing and serving snacks, guiding children, teaching children, and dedicating a week’s time to make a difference in the life of a child. You are greatly appreciated! Below is a little recap of VBS by the Numbers.

4,591-----Number of meals purchases for boys and girls in Nicaragua

3,549-----Number of goldfish served as snacks throughout the week

$1,561---Number of dollars given in offering for the week

400-------Number of people attending VBS Family Night

221-------Number of children on high attendance day

196-------Number of Kleenex boxes decorated to give away

145-------Number of bracelets made to be taken to Nicaragua

133-------Number of cards written to encourage missionaries

127-------Number of Christmas cards that will be sent to Antarctica

119-------Number of workers who served in VBS

73---------Number of years between the oldest and youngest VBS workers

40---------Number of Bible studies taught in various classrooms

20---------Number of sixth graders who traveled to four mission project sites throughout the week

5----------Number of missionaries who shared with the children throughout the week

4----------Number of Food Trucks at VBS Family Night

1----------Amazing truth that “God is with us and watches over us wherever we may go". (Genesis 28:15) 


We Love Hoover (and Birmingham!) June 27 - June 30, 2016
Wednesday, Jun 29, 6:00 AM - Thursday, Jun 30, 8:00 AM

Wednesday, June 29 - Thursday, June 30

Free "Pay It Forward" Breakfasts

We continue providing opportunity for members of our community to “pay forward” free breakfasts through Thursday morning.  Signups for this event are now closed, but please continue in prayer for our volunteers as they hand out breakfasts and share the love of God.


Report from Tuesday, June 28

Thank you to all who brought casseroles and breakfast breads for our youth to share with our Hoover Firefighters Monday evening.  With the many casseroles and breads we received, we were able to visit all seven stations west of I-65.


Thank you to all who brought desserts for our Hoover Police Officers.  On Tuesday, we delivered lunch and dessert for over 45 officers throughout Hoover.  Chief Nick Derzis was waiting for the delivery to personally thank the people of Shades Crest for this generous gift. 


Sunday, July 3 - Sunday, July 31

Donating School Supplies for The Ministry Center at Green Springs

Please continue to bring in school supplies for the Ministry Center at Green Springs. School Supplies Needed: filler paper, pocket folders, spiral notebooks, composition books, pens, pencils, erasers, colored pencils, construction paper, stick glue and school glue, markers, scissors, highlighters, binders, note cards. This project continues throughout the month of July. If you have not yet donated your supplies, you can do so each Sunday and Wednesday simply by leaving these items in the Green Springs food collection boxes located near most entrances.


July 3 Sunday School

Youth and adults are invited to the Fellowship Hall this coming Sunday, July 3, for a combined Sunday School class to be led by Clella Lee.


Food Items Needed by Ministry Center at Green Springs

Food items will be collected this Sunday, July 3, for the Ministry Center at Green Springs. Boxes will be located at the education building entrances. Please help:

  • Donate food items.
  • Assist with food stocking and distribution.
Contact: Sandy or Ray Flynn, 823-3044

Online Directory Photos

The online directory is a big help to our members! If you have never had your photo made for the online directory, or if it is time for an update, stop by the North Connector Building before or after worship this coming Sunday, July 3 to have your photo made. No appointment is necessary.


Back Yard Bible Clubs

Our youth group will be leading Back Yard Bible Clubs (BYBC) at different locations throughout Hoover during the month of July on Wednesday evenings, 6-7 PM. Our children are invited to join them at Shades Cliff Community Park by Shades Crest pool July Wednesdays, 6-7 PM, if they would like to connect with children in the community and grow in their walk with Christ. Please note that children age 5 and under must bring an adult to stay in the area. Also, some families may be asked to go to another site. Email Denis Tanner, if you are interested in participating.  

Locations: Shades Cliff Community Park; Brooke and David Patterson, 448 Matzek Drive, 35226; Kanita and Matt Reed, 4478 Heritage Park Drive, 35226

Contact: Denis Tanner,

Shades of Adventure Trip to Kentucky

Please join us for a fun adventure in Kentucky, October 3-6. In Northern Kentucky we will experience the Creation Museum and Planetarium. Biblical history will come alive with the special effects, animatronic dinosaurs, life-size human beings and the “Created Cosmos” planetarium show. Then we will travel to see a scale model of Noah’s Ark, opening later this year. Its immense proportions will surely make this a "must-see" and you will get to experience it in its opening year! Additionally, we will enjoy a visit to Churchill Downs and the George Patton Museum.


The cost is $600 per person, double occupancy. A $200 deposit to Laura Strange will be your reservation for this exciting and informative excursion. The trip will be filled on a "first come-first served" basis. If it reaches capacity before you make a reservation, ask about the waiting list, so that you can be notified about cancellations.


It's Backyard Bible Club Time

Attention all Children ages 4 years old-6th grade:

On Wednesday night, June 29, children are invited to the FLC from 6-7 PM to join the youth as they prepare to lead Backyard Bible Clubs during the month of July. Come ready to have a great time and bring a friend. (Those attending Camp Chandler will be returning from camp this evening, and will not be back in time to participate.) 


Save the Date!

Children who have just completed 2K thru Kindergarten, please make plans to join us for Preschool Missions Camp, July 12-14, 9-11 AM. You will learn about music and missions in different countries around the world from Shades Crest members who have been there serving. Please register here. For more information, contact Lauren Studdard at


Shades Crest Calendar
Weekend Minister on Call

July 1-3     Hiram Rollo     902-9619


July 3-9
Sunday, July 3
  9:15 AM Sunday School
Monday, July 4
    Independence Day - Church Office/FLC Closed
Tuesday, July 5
  8:05 AM Ladies Wake-Up Workout
  7:30 PM SCBC Men's Softball Game
Wednesday, July 6
  4:00 PM Youth Preparation for BYBC
  4:45 PM Fellowship Dinner
  5:30 PM Departure for Backyard Bible Clubs
  6:00 PM Midpoint Worship/Bible Study
  Wednesday Wonders (Younger Preschool), Room 123
  7:00 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
  Finance Committee Mtg., PCR
Thursday, July 7
  8:05 AM

Ladies' Wake-Up Workout

Friday, July 8
Saturday, July 9



June 26, 2016 Summary


June 20-26 statistics: unavailable at this time  

Worship Attendance - 6/26/16

Sunday School Attendance - 6/26/16

393             387


















Shades Crest Baptist Church

452 Park Avenue

Birmingham, AL 35226


PH (205) 822-1360



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10:30am Worship


Wednesday Evening - Midpoint

4:45pm Fellowship Dinner

6:00pm Pastor's Bible Study

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