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The Spire
June 30, 2015   Vol. 5, No. 26
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

We will enjoy a hamburger/hot dog dinner followed by a time of fellowship, sharing homemade ice cream and other treats. Please come to join us (call the Church Office for supper reservations if you are not already on the list) and bring homemade ice cream or another treat. Wear your favorite patriotic attire if you would like.


Parents, please note that there will be NO Wacky Wednesday activities; children will remain in the Fellowship Hall with their families.


Worship with Us
July 5, 2015

Morning Worship, 10:30 AM, in the Sanctuary or Charter Chapel

Brian Lee's message, "Seduced by the American Dream," will challenge us to avoid being drawn away from kingdom values and appreciate the blessings we have as American citizens.


Musical offerings will include the Sanctuary Choir's presentation of "Rekindle the Flame," featuring Tracy Green as soloist, and the Choir's presentation of  "A Celebration of God's Blessings to America," an instrumental and choral arrangement by Hiram Rollo.



 *  At a designated time during the Morning Worship Service, FOURS will be guided to Preschool Worship; children in Grades K-4 will remain in the Sanctuary to worship with their families. Please be reminded that you may worship in Charter Chapel, where a live feed of the service is available.

*  If you arrive after the worship service begins, please enter through the front doors of the church.

*  You may access previous sermons by clicking on "Podcasts" on the Shades Crest website's home page.


Extended Teaching Care

July 5, 2015 - Patti Tanner, Laurie Zimmer, Laura Strange, Leigh Smith, Julie Chester, Mary Jo Patton, Gladys Christian, Stacy Love, Lauren Studdard, Hannah Smith, and Sarah Buchanan. If you are not able to be here, please find a substitute, and let your coordinator, Patti Tanner at, know as soon as possible.


Our Church Family
Love and Sympathy Clella and Brian Lee in the death of his father, Jack Edward Lee, June 26, 2015. Gladys and Frank Lee in the death of their son, Clifford Thrash (Buddy) Lee, June 26, 2015. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 1, at 10:00 AM; funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM, Elmwood Chapel. Sandy and Mark Johnson in the death of his father, James Johnson, June 30, 2015; also to Sam, Luke, and Anna Claire Johnson. Barbara Rawson in the death of her husband, Hubert Eugene (Buddy) Rawson, June 30, 2015; also to Susan and Doug Rawson, to David Rawson, to Kaela and Jonathan Rawson, and to Shaye and Philip Rawson.


Hospital Concerns

Kathy Corsentino - released

Joe Murchison - St. Vincent's

Marie Simmons - released


Thank You, Shades Crest!

From the beginning of my time with you, I was told that Shades Crest was exceptional in how they loved others, especially in moments of great need. As I have gone through the recent death of my father, I have found out just how true this really is.


When you first heard what happened to my dad, you immediately began to send text messages and emails offering your support. You repeated these same expressions of encouragement when you learned that he had gone to be with the Lord.


And then on the day when we celebrated my dad's life, I was overwhelmed to see so many of you walk into the chapel to express your support and love. And to know that the hearts of so many back in Birmingham were with us as well brought a deep sense of peace and joy in our hearts. So thank you, Shades Crest, for being who you are and for loving your pastor in such a meaningful way. I will never forget it.


Brian Lee



Crest Connections

Many have already enjoyed the benefits of accessing the Church Member Online Pictorial Directory on your computers and smartphones. If you would like to have an always-updated directory available, here's how you can do so:

First, the computer:

  • Go to the web site
  • Click the tab for “Crest Connections” which will be under the MEMBER  tab.
  • You must “click” to register the first time you sign in.  Keep in mind that your email address MUST be the same email address that we already have in our system.

Once you have entered the site, you will be able to print or view a directory, view your Sunday School roster and your committee rosters. You also have the ability 24/7 to update your personal contact information or change/submit a photo for the online directory.


Then, the smart phone:

  • You MUST register for the first time on your computer in order to download the mobile app.
  • Once that’s done, go to your app store and download, “Churchlife."

You will use the same username and password that you created on-line.


If you experience any difficulty, please contact Laura Strange.

Contact: Laura Strange, 822-1360,

Making Charitable Contributions through Amazon Smile

Effective immediately, when you purchase items through Amazon and list Shades Crest Baptist as your charitable organization, we will receive 0.5% of the amount of your eligible purchases. If you are an Amazon Prime customer, you will still receive your free two-day shipping.


Simply type in, select Shades Crest as your charity, and start shopping! 


Job Opportunity

WEE is looking for Part-time and Full-time teachers.

Shades Crest Baptist Church Weekday Early Education Program ministers to 100 families daily for children ages 3 months to 4 years old. Our hours of operation are 7:30-4:30 daily, August through May, following Hoover City Schools Calendar. Join our talented team, where we inspire children to be lifelong learners from a faith based perspective.

Contact:, 824-9050

Accepting Resumes

Shades Crest is looking for an interim Preschool Coordinator.  This individual will be responsible to the church through the assigned pastor for planning, developing, coordinating, conducting and evaluating a comprehensive educational, recreational, and ministry program for preschool children. (up to 20 hours/week, position through January)


Please submit your resume to the Church Office.   

Contact: Denis Tanner

We Love Hoover - Opportunities
Monday, Jun 29 - Thursday, Jul 2

Free Breakfasts (this week, continuing through Thursday)


Preschool Missions Week (continuing through Thursday) 9:00-11:00 AM. Children who have just completed 2K to Kindergarten, please make plans to join us as Preschool Missions Week continues.


Homemade Ice Cream at Shades Crest - Wednesday, July 1

We will enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks followed by a Homemade Ice Cream Night in our Fellowship Hall. Call the Church Office to add your name to the reservation list if you do not have standing reservations. Your help in making this night a success will be greatly appreciated - please come to join us and bring your favorite homemade ice cream or another treat to share. 


School Supplies for The Ministry Center at Green Springs

Last year families of 300 children were so grateful for the school supplies they received through the Food Pantry. 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. These supplies will be distributed through mid-August, as long as they are available. Please place them in the boxes at building entrances.


Food Items Needed by Ministry Center at Green Springs

Also, please remember that food items will be collected for the Ministry Center at Green Springs on Sunday, July 5. Realizing that this is a holiday weekend, please do not forget this important ministry we all support. If you happen to forget, you can always bring food to the church on any day. Boxes are located at the education building entrances and at the main Church Office entrance.


$25 Wal-Mart Gift Cards for WellHouse Ministries

Women on Mission are collecting $25 Walmart gift cards for the WellHouse Ministry. Please give these cards to Joy Sinclair, our project leader.


Community Furniture Bank "Fans and Furniture" Drive

We will be leading a “Fans and Furniture” Drive this year for the Community Furniture Bank (CFB) at the Shades Crest Front Parking Lot on Thursday, July 2 from 8:00-10:00 AM. The “Item of the Month” for June and July is Air Conditioners or Box Fans.  New or used box fans will be accepted. All furniture, houseware items, and bed linens should be brought to the church either on Wednesday, July 1 or Thursday morning 8:00-10:00 AM.

Contact: Mark Johnson, (205) 822-1360

Students/Young Adults
Backyard Bible Club

The students need cookies to give out at our Back Yard Bible Clubs each Wednesday evening when they go to the apartments located in Bluff Park. If you are willing to buy one bag of cookies or make cookies, please bring them to the Church Office. We have four more weeks of Bible Clubs. Please pray for the children and youth as you provide the gift of a snack.

Contact:, 531-7361

Shades Crest Calendar
Dinner Menu July 1

Menu for all:

hamburger or hot dog, chips, baked beans

Please remember to bring homemade ice cream/other sweet treats.


Weekend Minister on Call

July 3-5     Hiram Rollo     902-9619


July 5-11
Sunday, July 5
  9:15 AM  Sunday School 
10:30 AM Morning Worship
Monday, July 6
  9:00 AM Adult Fitness Class, Fellowship Hall
  Senior Moments, FLC
  7:00 PM
Magnificent Mondays for Youth
Tuesday, July 7
  Women on Mission will NOT meet
Wednesday, July 8
  9:00 AM Adult Fitness, Fellowship Hall
  4:45 PM Fellowship Dinner
  6:00 PM Midpoint Worship
  Backyard Bible Clubs - Youth and College
  Wacky Wednesdays for Kids (Favorite Team Night)
  7:00 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
  Finance Committee Meeting, PCR
Thursday, July 9
        TBA College Cookout 
Friday, July 10
Saturday, July 11

June 28, 2015 Summary


Weekly Ministry Budget Need:

$      29,434

Ministry Budget Gifts June 22-28


Wkly Needs exceed Gifts June 22-28

$       -7,425

Total Month-to-Date Gifts

$     134,300



Found Faithful Gifts June 22-28

$       2,975
Total Month-to-Date Gifts: $     15,722
Commitments to date: $    921,175
Total Gifts to date beginning 1/1/12 $ 1,099,752
Sunday School Attendance June 28 

Worship Service Attendance June 28


















Shades Crest Baptist Church

452 Park Avenue

Birmingham, AL 35226


PH (205) 822-1360



9:15am Sunday School

10:30am Worship


Wednesday Evening - Midpoint

4:45pm Fellowship Dinner

6:00pm Prayer Service

Activities for Children & Youth

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