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The Spire
October 6, 2015   Vol. 5, No. 40
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

1:00 PM - Flu Shots, Gallery (until 5:00 PM)

4:45 PM - Fellowship Dinner

5:00 PM - Children's Handbells and Chimes

5:55 PM - Preschool/Children's Choirs

6:00 PM - Midpoint Worship/Bible Study, Fellowship Hall

                 Youth CROSStRAINING

6:35 PM - Preschool/Children's Missions

7:00 PM - Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal     

                 Finance Cmte. Mtg., PCR

7:15 PM - Shades of Adventure NC Trip Meeting, Chapel


Worship with Us
October 11, 2015

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

Brian Lee will continue the sermon series, "Becoming Who You Are," messages which help us to take on the fruit of the Spirit in our lives. Sunday's message is titled "The Process of Becoming," Part 2 and comes from John 15:1-17. Musical offerings will include a presentation by the Sanctuary Choir, Youth Choir and Orchestra of the anthem, "Total Praise" and a two piano offertory, "The Power of the Cross."



 * At a designated time during the Morning Worship Service, FOURS will be guided to Preschool Worship; children in Grades K-4  will be guided to Kids in Christ worship in the Music Hall.

*  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

October 11, 2015

Laura Tate, Sarah Sinyard, Mitzi Webster, Nancy Mooney, Madeline Perkins, Laura Powell, Greg Jones, Amanda Bryant, Jonathan Bryant, Mike Parker, Brian Breeze, J.D. Powell, Duce Tate, Amelia Breeze.  Student volunteers are Nora Webster and Abby Webster. If you are not able to be here, please find a substitute, and let your coordinator, Laura Tate,, know as soon as possible.


Our Church Family
Hospital Concerns

Ben Byerly - released

Judy Bynon - released

Audrey Cowley - St. Vincent's

Ilys Hogstrom - released

Oley Kelley - released

Barbara Sisk - Shelby Ridge Rehab


Discernment Group Invitation

Sunday, October 11, 4:00 PM, you are invited to the Fellowship Hall for a churchwide discussion of the Discernment Committee report. Don't miss this special opportunity. If you were not able to be present for the presentation of the report, you may find it on the website as a podcast. Look for Discernment Report, Parts 1 and 2.


Debt Reduction Sunday

Mark your calendar for October 18. That's the Sunday when we will be taking a special offering to help reduce our building debt. All funds designated toward the debt will go directly to reducing the principle of the loan and thus will save interest in the long run. We have been taking this special offering for several years now, and it makes a real difference. As a reminder, this offering is above and beyond our regular giving. So begin praying now about how much you should give to this year's effort.



Flu Shots Available

A Flu Shot Clinic is coming to Shades Crest Wednesday, October 7, 1:00-5:00 PM. The shots will be $25.99 (FREE with a Medicare Card or PEEHIP Card).


Shades of Adventure

We are excited about our November trip to North Carolina; we will meet Wednesday, October 7 at 7:15 PM in Charter Chapel. All participants should plan to attend.


Explore Cypress Swamps of the Lower Cahaba
Saturday, Oct 10, 8:00 AM

Fall is a great time to visit wetlands, because normally the temperatures are good, bugs are few, and drier though still wet conditions allow you to keep your feet dry on the trails. Perry Lakes Park on the Lower Cahaba River offers such an opportunity. Join us Saturday, October 10. Participants will get a chance to see Spanish moss-draped Bald Cypress Swamps which look like they are right out of Louisiana, but are only about an hour from Birmingham. The site includes numerous trails around the swamps which lead to the largest gravel beach on the Cahaba River as well as a one-hundred foot observation tower. Families and individuals are welcome.


Wear clothes appropriate for trails, and bring insect repellent just in case. If you want to stay past lunchtime, bring a sack lunch. Tables and bathroom facilities are available onsite.  We will carpool from the Church to Perry Lakes Park. You should be headed back to Birmingham between noon and 2:00 PM.


This trip is part of the "Exploring Wild Alabama Trip Series" sponsored by Shades Crest Baptist Church. 

Contact: Ken Wills at (205) 515-9412,

WMU Update
  • Thanks to everyone for the donations and contributions, and thanks to the event leaders, vendors, and guests who helped make the Arts and Crafts Fair successful.
  • Threads of Care invites you to join them Tuesday, October 13 at 9:00 in the FLC. They will be cutting out clothing items to be sent to Nicaraguan children. If you can help, please come with scissors and pins.

Shades Crest Has Got Talent
Thursday, Oct 15, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Fellowship Hall

Thursday, October 15, LLL (Live Long and Love It!) will feature one of our very own, talented individuals. Wes Hankins will entertain and wow us with his fantastic magic act, which includes many feats recently seen on the widely popular America's Got Talent. We will meet on Thursday, October 15 at 11:30 AM. Join us in the Fellowship Hall first for a covered dish lunch, followed by this fun and fascinating magic act. The cost is just $1 per person. See you there. 

Contact: Mark Johnson, 531-8698

Refuge and Hope

Invitation from Shelah and Jade Acker, Directors of Refuge and Hope International 

Shades Crest friends are invited to the Refuge and Hope ANNUAL FUNDRAISER event Sunday, October 18 in the Fellowship Hall from 4:30 – 7:00 PM. Join us for a fun evening of food (catered by Moe’s Southwest Grill), silent and live auctions, and door prizes. It is going to be a great event! Come hear stories of lives transformed and hope restored! The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children (12 and under). For reservations call 205-837-7524 or email Thank you for your service and partnership in God’s work!


Let's Keep Talking...

You talked. We Listened. ALL parents are invited to a district-wide event Tuesday, October 20, 6:00 -8:00 PM at Crossroads School, 2826 Old Columbiana Road, 35216. The following experts will present topics based on recent parent survey results: Cindy Bond, Angela Camp, Alice Churnock, Margaret Kneisley, Natalie Noble, Jeff Richardson, and Katie Smith.


Contact: Denis Tanner 531-7361,

Crest Fest 2015
Wednesday, Oct 28, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Our Fall Celebration will be held in the front church parking lot. Featured will be food and fun for all ages, with inflatables, costumes, and games! Invite your friends and plan now to join us Wednesday, October 28, from 5:00 -7:00.


Operation Christmas Child

It is time to send shoeboxes full of God's love all over the world.  Last year more than 10 million shoebox gifts were shared with children who need to hear about God's love for all people. Not only do these children receive a box with things they need and will enjoy, but they also hear of God's message of love through Jesus Christ. Please join us by filling up a box and praying for the child who will receive the box. Boxes are due at Shades Crest by Sunday, November 15. Boxes will be available in the front of the church, in the Fellowship Hall and by the office. You may also use a shoebox and cover it with wrapping paper or use a plastic one from the store. This is a wonderful project for your family, Sunday School Class, Mission Project or yourself. Give a blessing to a child in need. If you don't have time to fill up a shoebox, you can go build one online at the website for Operation Christmas Child. For more information, please contact Irene Jones at 902-3280.


Weekday Position Opening

We are currently interviewing for a part-time Office Assistant/Floater position for our Weekday Early Education Program.


We are seeking a highly motivated, reliable, responsible individual with a love for children and a desire to invest in the families and ministry of the SCBC Weekday Program. Strong organizational and time managment skills are needed. Experience with children is preferred.


Please contact Laura Tadlock, Director at 205-824-9050 or



Students/Young Adults
Youth Choir News

Parents and students should make note of the following:

  • Since Youth Choir will sing this coming Sunday morning in the worship service, they will meet Wednesday, October 7 for a brief rehearsal with the Sanctuary Choir, 7:15-7:30 PM.
  • Sunday morning, October 11, Youth Choir members will gather in the Music Hall at 10:15 to rehearse.
  • Sunday afternoon, October 11, Youth Choir members will gather for rehearsal at 5:30 PM (Youth Choir will NOT meet at our regular 4:00 time; instead, students are invited to the 4:00 PM Discernment report discussion in the Fellowship Hall.)
  • There will be NO Youth Choir Rehearsal Sunday, October 18.

Shades Crest Calendar
Dinner Menu October 7

vegetable beef soup or cheddar broccoli,  salad, cornbread, dessert

Children's menu:  chicken noodle soup, fruit, cookie


Weekend Minister on Call

October 9-11    Hiram Rollo    902-9619


October 11-17
Sunday, October 11
  8:15 AM  Orchestra Rehearsal
  9:15 AM Sunday School 
10:30 AM Morning Worship
  2:30 PM Missions Cmte. Mtg., R. 104
  3:00 PM Sanctuary Handbells Rehearsal (different time)
  4:00 PM Discernment Cmte. Discussion, F. H.
  5:30 PM Youth Choir Rehearsal (different time)
  Church Council Mtg., R. 104 (different time)
Monday, October 12
  9:00 AM Senior Moments, Fellowship Hall
  7:00 PM Deacons' Meeting, R. 104
Tuesday, October 13
  8:05 AM Ladies' Wake-up Workout, Fellowship Hall
  9:00 AM Threads of Care, FLC
  5:00 PM WEE Doughnuts with Dad, F. H. (until 8:00 PM)
Wednesday, October 14
  9:00 AM Adult Fitness, FLC

  4:45 PM

Fellowship Dinner, Fellowship Hall

  5:00 PM

Children's Chimes/Handbells

  5:55 PM

PS/Children's Choirs

  6:00 PM Business Meeting, Bible Study
  6:35 PM PS/Children's Missions
  7:00 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, October 15
  8:05 AM Ladies' Wake-up Workout, FLC
10:30 AM Mountainaires Choir, Music Hall
11:30 AM LLL Meeting, Fellowship Hall
Friday, October 16
Saturday, October 17

October 4, 2015 Summary


Weekly Ministry Budget Need:

$      29,434

Ministry Budget Gifts Sept. 28-Oct. 4


Wkly Gifts exceed Needs Sept. 28-Oct. 4

$    +13,436

Total Month-to-Date Gifts

$      42,870


Found Faithful Gifts Sept. 28-Oct. 4 $        5,080
Total Month-to-Date Gifts: $        5,080
Commitments to date: $    921,175
Total Gifts to date beginning 1/1/12 $ 1,162,455
October 4 Worship Attendance           431
October 4 Sunday School Attendance           402




















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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