Shades Crest Baptist Church
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serving and growing together to build God's Kingdom
in our lives, our community, and the world.

Selected Event Camp Razzle Dazzle
Tuesday, Jun 23, 9:00 AM - Thursday, Jun 25, 12:00 PM

Selected Event Preschool Missions Week
Tuesday, Jun 30, 9:00 AM - Thursday, Jul 2, 11:00 AM

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The Spire
April 21, 2015   Vol. 5, No. 16
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Worship With Us
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

4:45 - Family Dinner

5:00 - Children's Handbells/Handchimes

5:55 - Preschool/Children's Choirs

6:00 - Midpoint Worship

           CROSStRAINING for Youth

6:35 - Preschool/Children's Missions

7:00 - Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal


April 26, 2015

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

We certainly appreciate our students for teaching Sunday School classes last Sunday. This coming Sunday, the final day of Shades Crest Youth Week, students will usher, greet, make announcements, receive offerings, and lead through prayer, testimony, and song during the worship service.


Dr. Lee will introduce a new sermon series, "Peace Talks'' with his message based on Romans 12:18 and Colossians 3:15. The sermons in this series will address how we can live in peace with ourselves and others based on Paul's teachings.


Special music Sunday will include the opening prelude by Leah Byerly and Emily Stocks. Their flute/clarinet duet is "Great Is Thy Faithfulness," which was arranged by Ken Berg. The Youth Choir will combine with the Sanctuary Choir to sing "10,000 Reasons," and the CROSStRAINING Band will present "Mighty to Save." Other offerings include the Youth Choir presentation of "Full Control" and the Candelaria family's (Leonard, Alexander, and Arianna) trumpet trio, "Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus."



 *  At a designated time during the Worship Service, FOURS will be guided to Preschool Worship; children in Grades K-4 may remain in the Sanctuary to worship with their families or be guided to "Kids in Christ" in the Music Hall. Please be reminded that you may worship in Charter Chapel, where a live feed of the service is available. (Supplies for busy little hands may be found in the Chapel.)

*  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

April 26, 2015

Kanita Reed, Sally Brinks, Mamie Van Dyke, Joyce Allan, Courtney Zimmer, John Allan, Amanda Reagan, Candice Lee, Nathan Edwards, Amanda Irvin, Mark Hendren, Sarah Hendren, Jim Rice, Owen Coulson, Sally Coulson, Rodney Van Dyke, Anna Marie Auchmuty, Amelia Auchmuty

If you are not able to be here, please find a substitute, and let your coordinator or Corri know as soon as possible.


Our Church Family
Hospital Concerns

Cathy Barker - St. Vincent's

Bob Boutwell - Lakeshore Rehab.

Amanda Bryant - released

Cy Hughen - Brookwood

Bruce Kilgore - released

Buddy Rawson - UAB Highlands

Vera Vaughn - released


Discernment Group Update from Brian Lee

The Discernment Group, created as a follow-up to the Transformational Church emphasis, has had its initial meeting, and I’m glad to report that it was a wonderful experience. There are twenty-seven of your fellow church members (from our many Sunday School classes) who have agreed to represent you on this group. They reflect the diversity of our congregation and the shared desire for us to reach as much of our potential as a church as we can.


Much of the work of this group will be conducted away from the church during times of personal Bible study, prayer and reflection. They will be engaged in a process of personal transformation while seeking to discern possible directions for our church. During group meeting times, we will be sharing the results of our private encounters with God with the hope that we will come to one mind as to what we sense God is revealing to us.  


It will take us a few months to complete our work, which will then be presented to the Church Council and the deacon body before ultimately being presented to the church for consideration. Group members have been asked to keep their work confidential until it is complete in order to avoid any potential miscommunication. Your understanding of this will be most appreciated. In the meantime, I ask that you be in prayer for the group as they do their work. Pray that each group member will indeed be growing in their walk with God and that every decision suggested will come from the mind of Christ rather than our own personal thoughts.



Items Needed

Several items are needed for Bible School.  Please help us in collecting:  

  • 20 oz. clear soda bottles with caps, rinsed
  • Oatmeal canisters (any size)
  • Empty toilet paper rolls
  • Pie tins
  • Dead 9V Batteries (cover the contacts with electrical tape)

A collection bin is just outside of Corri's office in the Rockland Building.  

Contact: Corri Edwards,

Tag Us!

Facebook users, please be sure to tag Shades Crest in photos at SCBC or church-related activities to help get the word out about all the great things going on at Shades Crest!


Nearly-Wed/Newly-Wed Young Adult Connect Group

Shades Crest is beginning a Young Adult Nearly-Wed/Newlywed Sunday morning Connect Group. This group will focus on Bible study and will seek to build relationships with one another and the Lord, with intentions to reach out to our community as well.


Three couples will be leading the class: Lisa and Ben Byerly, Marissa and Todd Rath, and Lindsey and Michael Whisonant. This group will have their first Sunday meeting on April 26, 9:15 AM in Room 242 (Young Adult Commons - located upstairs behind the Sanctuary).



Come enjoy live music, a Velcro wall, inflatables, Disney princesses, face painting, clowns, delicious food and more, on Saturday, May 2, at Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes' (ABCH) first annual Party at the Parks! We’ll have fun and make memories at Railroad Park from 4:00–6:00 PM, and those who have purchased tickets can walk over to Regions Field for a Barons game at 6:30 PM. Reserved game seating with ABCH will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for $7 per ticket. Find more information at



Girls in Action Recognition Tea

Girls in Action (Grade 1 – 6) and their moms are invited to the Recognition Tea right after the May 3 worship service in the Fellowship Hall. Women on Mission are also invited to be our guests. A light lunch will be served.


Please RSVP to Pam Thompson, 979-8952 by April 29 if you plan to attend.


Coming Soon - Roofus!

The children's choir ministry has been working hard on our spring musical, "Roofus," written by our very own Ken Berg!  We will present it to the church on Sunday evening, May 3, at 5:30 PM. If you have a wooden bench or items that would fit well in a Bible times carpenter's or blacksmith's shop, please contact Cathy Bearden or Sheila Bridges


Home Missions Emphasis

Order the oven mitt made by Graffiti 2 to help them in their ministry in New York City. You may find this item in the World Crafts catalog. Or, you may order by calling Mary Swedenburg, 403-9941. Consider these as great gifts or maybe as a special treat for yourself.


We are collecting (white linens preferred) twin bed sheets, as well as towels and pillows for the Alabama Baptist Family Ministries apartments. You will have a special opportunity to bring items to the ''Linen Shower Table'' in the Fellowship Hall, Wednesday, May 13 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Contact Billie LeCroy with your questions, 822-6190.


Camp Razzle Dazzle
Tuesday, Jun 23, 9:00 AM - Thursday, Jun 25, 12:00 PM, Family Life Center

Children entering and completing Kindergarten, please make plans to join us for Camp Razzle Dazzle - three mornings of fun and games just for you! The cost is $35 per child. Register here.


Adult and Youth volunteers are also needed for Camp Razzle Dazzle! If you would be willing to help, please contact Corri Edwards.

Contact: Corri Edwards,

Preschool Missions Week
Tuesday, Jun 30, 9:00 AM - Thursday, Jul 2, 11:00 AM, Preschool Hall

Children who have just completed 2K to Kindergarten, please make plans to join us for Preschool Missions Week. You don't want to miss these three mornings of fun. You will learn about missions in different countries around the world from people who have been there serving and have hands-on mission opportunities, all without ever leaving Shades Crest!  Register here.  

Contact: Corri Edwards,

Students/Young Adults
Youth Week Activities

Thank you, Shades Crest, for your prayers and support of our students last Sunday as they taught Sunday School and this week as they participate in Youth Week activities and prepare to lead in the April 26 worship service.


Students attended a Prayer Breakfast Monday morning and had fellowship time at Yogurt Mountain Tuesday afternoon. They will have dinner and CROSStRAINING together Wednesday and dinner Thursday at El Gringo’s. Friday, they will participate in a service activity.


Sunday, after leading in worship, they and their families are invited to a lunch (chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, chips, tea/lemonade, and homemade desserts). The cost is $3/person with a $15 family maximum; you may sign up through Thursday. Youth should bring extra clothes Sunday for playing kickball.




Shades Crest is recognizing all graduates May 17. Our high school graduates will have a luncheon immediately following church. Save the date!


Please send 5 pictures of your high school senior, ranging from baby to senior portrait by Sunday, May 3 to be used for the website and a PowerPoint presentation during the luncheon. Please scan each picture individually rather than all at once and email to Pictures can also be put on a disc and turned in to Julie Chester.


If you have additional pictures you would like to share, Kelley Bearden is decorating the Fellowship Hall with candid shots of the children growing up.  Please email those pictures to

Contact:, 531-7361

Shades Crest Calendar
Fellowship Dinner Menu - April 22

ribs, baked beans, potato salad, Texas toast, dessert     


Children's menu:

mini-burger, chips, cookie


Weekend Minister on Call

April 24-26      Hiram Rollo        902-9619


April 26- May 2
Sunday, April 26
  8:15 AM Orchestra Rehearsal
  9:15 AM Sunday School
10:30 AM Morning Worship

11:45 AM


Youth/Family Lunch, Fellowship Hall

   followed by Kickball at Fresh Air Farm

  4:00 PM NO Youth Choir Rehearsal
  Personnel Cmte. Mtg., PCR
  5:00 PM Search Cmte. Mtg., PCR
  Rehearsal - "Roofus" speaking parts, Sanctuary
Monday, April 27
  9:00 AM Adult Fitness
  Senior Moments, FLC (Senior Adults)
Tuesday, April 28
Wednesday, April 29
  9:00 AM Adult Fitness, Fellowship Hall
  4:45 PM Fellowship Dinner
  5:00 PM Children's Chimes/Handbells
  5:55 PM Preschool/Children's Choirs
  6:00 PM Midpoint Worship
  6:35 PM Preschool/Children's Missions
  7:00 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, April 30
Friday, May 1
 11:30 AM WEE Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, YAC
Saturday, May 2
   6:30 PM "Roofus" Rehearsal, Sanctuary (all cast and singers)

April 19, 2015 Summary


Weekly Ministry Budget Need:

$      29,434

Ministry Budget Gifts April 13-19


Wkly Needs exceed Gifts April 13-19

$      -7,242

Total Month-to-Date Gifts

$      95,263



Found Faithful Gifts April 13-19

$        1,355
Total Month-to-Date Gifts: $      14,884
Commitments to date: $    921,175
Total Gifts to date beginning 1/1/12 $ 1,064,574
Sunday School Attendance April 19

Worship Service Attendance April 19





















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452 Park Avenue

Birmingham, AL 35226


PH (205) 822-1360



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10:30am Worship


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6:00pm Prayer Service

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