The Spire newsletter will not be published May 21; the next edition will arrive in your Inbox May 28, 2013. Please contact the Church Office at 822-1360 if you have church schedule or event questions.
On May 19, worship in the Sanctuary or in Charter Chapel at 10:30 AM. The service will include a time of recognition of our graduates. Dr. Brian Lee's message, "My Prayer for You," based on Colossians 1:9-14, shares Paul's prayer for the Colossians as the basis for a prayer for these graduates.
Our Weekday Early Education children will share their music at the beginning of the service. Other special music includes "God of Grace and God of Glory," arranged by Ken Berg, as the graduates' processional hymn. Also included will be the Sanctuary Choir's presentation of "On Eagle's Wings" and Treva Medbery's solo presentation of "Now Walk with God."
On May 26, Dr. Brian Lee's message is titled "A Word of Hope for the Devastated" and comes from John 11:1-44. This will be a message of encouragement to those who may be struggling with significant issues.
Special musical offerings will include as a call to worship, Tim Banks' joyful arrangement of "O Come, Loud Anthems Let Us Sing" and the very meditative "Canticle of Hope." Also, the Sanctuary Choir will sing as the Offertory, the Ralph Vaughan Williams anthem based on Psalms 84 and 90, "O How Amiable." Congregation and choir will end this anthem with the familiar, majestic hymn "O God, Our Help in Ages Past.''
Please be reminded that podcasts of previous sermons are available on our website. Click on "Media" to access.
May 19, 2013
Ashley Goodwin, Amanda Bryant/Jacquelyn Stover, Pam Thompson, Henry Sledge, Jim Isaminger, Patti Tanner, Sheila Bridges, Glenn Bridges, Cathy Veazey, Mike and Susie Helton, Caleb Tanner, Preston Smith, Jordan Wilcox
May 26, 2013
Kelly Baker, Charlotte O'Barr, Kay Barnes, Courtney Zimmer, Mona Simmons, Geni Bomar, Kanita Reed, Fred Kelley, Allyson George, Greg Bomar, Julie Buford, Rebecca Stocks, Nathan and Corri Edwards, Sarah Beth Stocks, Micah Smith, Leah Byerly
I am pleased to announce that $123,688.75 has been given so far to the "Above and Beyond" campaign to reduce our debt. Your generosity will save the church thousands of dollars in interest which can ultimately be used in direct ministry causes. This level of giving is a powerful statement about the depth of commitment our people have to Shades Crest and their desire to be responsible stewards of the resources God has entrusted to us. May this good spirit continue among us as together we move into the future.
Fred Duncan - released
Bill Paracca - BMC Princeton
Newell Sheridan - BMC Princeton
Joe Welford - St. Vincent's
...to Brandon Harwell who was elected Seventh Grade President at Simmons Middle School.
Congratulations to the High School graduating Class of 2013:
Mickenzie Keith, Wyvolyn Kirkland, Blake Neill, Tanna Roberts, Rebecca Stocks, Sarah Beth Stocks, Whitney Turner, Faith Vines, Rachel Vinson
Congratulations to our College Graduates:
With grateful appreciation to pastors, staff, members, and friends for the outpouring of love, prayers, concerns, food, cards and deeds expressed to Walter McCullers' Family during our times of grief.
What a great year of LLL meetings we have had this year! This will be our last meeting until August, so I hope you will plan to join us. Our program this month will be directed by Heather Jones Skaggs, author of Bluff Park, a newly released book on the history of our community. She will share her stories about how she wrote this book and all that she learned about Bluff Park in doing her research. She also wants to hear from us about our recollections of the growth of our community. Please bring a covered dish to share and a friend to enjoy the prgram and fellowship.
High school graduates, as well as college graduates and upper level students, will be recognized Sunday, May 19, in the morning service. If you are willing to participate and have not already contacted the Church Office, please contact Denis Tanner.
The Birmingham Boys Choir will present their 35th Annual Spring Concert in the Sanctuary of Shades Crest Baptist Church on Sunday, May 19th at 4:00 PM. SCBC's own JOHN CARTER SIMMONS will provide the "welcome" as part of his capacity as 2013 Head Chorister of the BBC; SCBC members, Ken and Susan Berg, will be celebrating 35 years with the BBC at this concert. The program is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.
Please join us as we review the book, A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison. The book is available through Amazon.com.
Women on Mission will collect gift cards and gift bags during the month of May for the mothers and children at our Alabama Baptist Children's Home shelters. Billie and Jerry LeCroy are coordinating this mission action; all church members are invited to participate. May is a month in which we celebrate mothers and homes; let us also remember families who need some extra care. Please find contact information below.
Children entering and completing Kindergarten, please make plans to join us for Camp Razzle Dazzle. There will be three mornings of fun and games just for you! The cost is $35 per child. Register now.
Adult and youth volunteers are still needed for Camp Razzle Dazzle! If you would be willing to help, please contact Corri Edwards.
Kung Fu Night at the FLC
You are invited! We will be meeting at different homes for dinner and then having a Bible study, followed by different activities (bring $) throughout the summer. This Thursday evening we will kick off our weekly Bible study at 6:30 PM, Denis and Patti Tanner's home (800 Crest Cove, Hoover, 35226). There is no cost for dinner, but the activities will vary in cost. Contact Julie Chester in the Church Office if you are willing to host a group of college students one week.
Please remember, also, that we have a weekly Bible study on Sunday mornings, in the Young Adult Commons at 9:15 AM. This is a great opportunity to connect with peers and others before the morning worship service.
If you are interested in going to Six Flags, Saturday, May 25, please contact the Church Office at 822-1360 or David Anderson (college ministry volunteer). We need to purchase tickets by Wednesday, May 22.
A brand new list is being created. Please let us know if you plan to come for Wednesday Evening Fellowship Dinner during the summer months, even if you are already on the "regular" Wednesday night list. Contact Lynda in the Church Office at 822-1360. The Wednesday Evening Summer Schedule will begin May 22.
Menu for May 15
chicken fingers, green beans, potatoes, salad, roll, dessert
Pre-packaged meal: chicken nuggets, potatoes, green beans, roll, cookie
Menu for May 22
Menu for all: spaghetti, salad, Texas toast, dessert
Each Sunday you may view the upcoming Wednesday menu on the electronic message boards (connector buildings and the Gallery outside the Fellowshp Hall). To make additions or changes to the supper reservation list, call Lynda Ellison at 822-1360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Tuesday.
May 17-18 Brian Lee
May 24-25 Denis Tanner
"Turn Your Hearts Toward Home Week," originally scheduled for May 19-25, has been cancelled; therefore, please be reminded that all regular evening meetings and events will take place during the week (please see calendar below).
WEEKLY MINISTRY BUDGET REPORT:
Weekly Ministry Budget Need:
Ministry Budget Gifts May 6-12
Weekly Gifts Exceed Needs May 6-12
Total Month-to-Date Gifts
FOUND FAITHFUL CAMPAIGN: