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The Spire
July 28, 2015   Vol. 5, No. 30
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Midpoint
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

4:45 PM - Family Dinner, Fellowship Hall

5:50 PM - Celebrations

6:00 PM - Midpoint Bible Study, Fellowship Hall

                 Wacky Wednesdays for Kids - Twin Night, FLC

                 Youth/College Backyard Bible Clubs, meet at FLC

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Worship with Us
August 2, 2015

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

The August 2 worship service will include a special time of parent/child dedication. Brian Lee's message, "Surrendered Prayer" will be presented as part of the "Learning How to Pray" series based on The Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6. The Sanctuary Choir and congregation will be led in music and worship by Hiram Rollo, including the Sanctuary Choir's presentation of "We Walk by Faith." Treva Medbery will inspire us with the following words as she sings the John Peterson song titled "My Song": I have no song to sing but that of Christ, my King! To Him my praise I'll bring forevermore!

 

Reminders:

 *  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.

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Extended Teaching Care

August 2, 2015

Patti Tanner, Melissa McLemore, Cindy Cutchen, Leigh Smith, Heather Smith, Kristie Jones, Amy Toenes, Pam Thompson, David Patterson, Hannah Smith, Emily Newsome. If you are not able to be here, please find a substitute, and let your coordinator, Patti Tanner at ptanner@hoover.k12.al.us, know as soon as possible.

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Our Church Family
Hospital Concerns

Caroline Bearden - released

Shirley Braswell - released

Mary Isaminger - Brookwood

Vera Vaughn - released

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Congratulations!

...to Mary and Jim Isaminger on the birth of their son, Silas Matthew Isaminger, July 28, 2015.

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Shades Crest T-Shirts Have Arrived!

The special-order Shades Crest t-shirts have arrived and are waiting for you in the Church Office workroom. Come by Monday-Friday and ask for assistance; or come by Wednesday evening or Sunday morning to sign for and retrieve your shirt(s). They are bagged and identified with your order form. 

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Events/Opportunities
Food Items Needed by Ministry Center at Green Springs

Food items will be collected this Sunday, August 2, for the Ministry Center at Green Springs. Boxes will be located at the education building entrances. Please help:

  • Donate non-perishable food items.
  • Assist with food stocking and distribution.
Contact: Sandy or Ray Flynn, 823-3044
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Women on Mission Update

The Tuesday morning WOM group will meet Tuesday, August 4, 10:00 AM, in the Family Life Center. Please remember to bring subscription money for Missions Mosaic magazine.

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Camp Chandler Reunion

Camp Chandler participants and their families are invited to our Camp Chandler Reunion Wednesday, August 5, 6:00-7;00 PM, in our Student Center (Room 223), located upstairs in our main building. Please know that our regular Bible study will be going on in Fellowship Hall; it may be easier to park in the back parking lot.

 

This will be a very relaxed time of meeting some new people. Some of our older students (7th -12th graders) will assist through the evening. We will have brownies and drinks and hear a few stories from our children and adults. It should be a great evening of fun and meeting a few new people. Our chaperones will be present along with some of our new Sunday School teachers to meet the children.

 

The new Sunday School year starts Sunday, August 9, 9:15 AM; if you are looking for a church home, we invite you to join us. 

Contact: Denis Tanner, dtanner@shadescrest.org
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New Young Men's Bible Study Class

This class is designed for young men (ages 22-39) who are wanting to grow in their faith through Bible study and doing life together. If you are new on your faith journey, or you have been following Christ for years, please feel free to visit this men's "connect group" on Sunday mornings.  We will start meeting August 9, 9:15 AM, in Room 255. 

 

This class, led by teachers, Owen Coulson and Lee Surtees, will be very discussion based, opposed to a lecture type time. Please make plans to join us and let others know as well. You can email/text/call Owen Coulson (ocoulson@vestaviacc.com, 283-1914) if you have any questions. Please find a message from Owen Coulson on page 2 of this article.

 

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Contact: Denis Tanner dtanner@shadescrest.org 531-7361
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Family Life Center Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to work in the Family Life Center for the 2015-2016 year. Volunteer times would be once a month or every other month from 7:00-9:00 PM on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. If you would like to volunteer, call Dale Stringfellow at 822-1750 or email  recreation@shadescrest.org.

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Shades of Adventure Trip

Shades of Adventure travel committee is offering a last opportunity to sign up for the fall excursion to the mountains of North Carolina November 2-5.  You are invited to join thirty-six other travelers to attend the seminar "Experiencing God through the Giants of the Bible" led by the Blackabys at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville. From there we will travel to Charlotte where we will visit The Carolinas Aviation Museum and The Billy Graham Library.  We have recently learned that Billy will celebrate his 97th birthday on November 7, and we will have an opportunity to sign birthday cards to help him celebrate. What other surprises may be in store? All you need to do is get your $75 deposit to Laura Strange in the Church office to hold your place. The balance of $600 (dbl. occ.) is due September 27. Don't miss out on this last opportunity to sign up and join the fun!

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School Supplies Needed

Last year families served by the Ministry Center at Green Springs (including 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.

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Shades Crest Calendar
Dinner Menu July 29

Menu for all:

spaghetti casserole, salad, Texas toast, dessert

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Weekend Minister on Call

July 31 - August 2      Brian Lee      531-5758

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August 2-8
Sunday, August 2
  9:15 AM  Sunday School 
10:30 AM Morning Worship
  4:00 PM Life Stewardship Cmte. Mtg.
  5:30 PM Children's Search Cmte. Mtg.
Monday, August 3
  9:00 AM Adult Fitness Class, FLC
  Senior Moments, FLC
  6:00 PM
WEE Registration, Fellowship Hall
Tuesday, August 4
  8:05 AM Ladies' Wake-up Workout, FLC
10:00 AM Women on Mission, FLC
Wednesday, August 5
  9:00 AM Adult Fitness, Fellowship Hall
  4:45 PM Fellowship Dinner
  6:00 PM Midpoint Worship
  Backyard Bible Clubs for Youth and College
  Wacky Wednesdays for Kids (Back to School Night)
  7:00 AM Finance Cmte. Mtg., PCR
Thursday, August 6
   8:05 AM Ladies' Wake-up Workout, FLC
Friday, August 7
 
WEE Teacher Orientation, FLC
Saturday, August 8
   
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Statistics
July 26, 2015 Summary

WEEKLY MINISTRY BUDGET REPORT:

Weekly Ministry Budget Need:

$      29,434

Ministry Budget Gifts July 20-26

        14,627 

Wkly Needs exceed Gifts July 20-26

$    -14,807

Total Month-to-Date Gifts

$    101,255
   

FOUND FAITHFUL CAMPAIGN:

 

Found Faithful Gifts July 20-26

$        2,607
Total Month-to-Date Gifts: $      24,636
Commitments to date: $    921,175
Total Gifts to date beginning 1/1/12 $ 1,124,388
   
               

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shades Crest Baptist Church

452 Park Avenue

Birmingham, AL 35226

 

PH (205) 822-1360

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10:30am Worship

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Wednesday Evening - Midpoint

4:45pm Fellowship Dinner

6:00pm Prayer Service

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