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The Spire
January 27, 2015   Vol. 5, No. 4
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Worship With Us
February 1, 2015

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

Dr. Lee will begin a three-part sermon series reflecting creation, the fall, and God's work at redemption. This coming Sunday, his first message will portray life as God intended, the life shown in the creation accounts of Genesis 1 and 2.


Musical highlights will include the Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra's presentations of "Then Sings My Soul" and "Faithfulness," as well as a piano duet Offertory, "This Is My Father's World." The congregation will be led in singing songs of praise "How Great Is Our God," "How Great thou Art," and "I Sing the Mighty Power of God."


Preschool Worship and Kids in Christ:

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



  * 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

February 1, 2015

Patti Tanner, Melissa McLemore, Cindy Cutchen, Leigh Smith, Heather Smith, Kristie Jones, Amy Toenes, Pam Thompson, David Patterson, Sundra LeCroy, Dorothy Mangum, Brooke Patterson, Mike LeCroy, Jason Jones, Hannah Smith, Emily Newsome, Jerome Kirkland


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
Welcome, New Members!

Lisa and Allen Bolton



Love and Sympathy Carolyn Thomley in the death of her mother, Kitty Sue Gregory, January 22, 2015; also to Daniel and Marshall Thomley. the family of Etta Whitlock in her death, January 22, 2015.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 31, 10:00 AM at Elmwood Cemetery; funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be given to the Youth Group at Shades Crest Baptist Church.


Hospital Concerns

John Frith - released to Brookdale Rehab.

Maria Paracca - released

Jimmy Weidenback - released



Disciple Now 2015

Thank you to all who are participating in the DNow weekend! Between all the hosts, prayers, cooking, participants, and many more - it takes the whole church. We are blessed and, are blessing! So that you can continue to pray for the weekend, here are the leaders, participants and other assisting adults:

Cole Anderton, Gabe Anderton, Cindy Anderton, Dwayne Anderton, Amelia Auchmuty, Anna Marie Auchmuty, Jimbo Auchmuty, Caroline Bearden, Joey Bearden, Reid Bearden, Cathy Bearden, Grace Bonner, Leah Bonner, Stephen Bonner, Laura Bonner, Charlotte Bragg, Jake Branin, Elizabeth Bridges, Sheila Bridges, Glenn Bridges, Sara Bryan, Mary Catherine Bryant, Sarah Buchanan, Mattie Buford, Julie Buford, Jon Buford, Leah Byerly, Ben Byerly, Lisa Byerly, Kaitlin Byerly, Saralyn Campbell, Scout Campbell, Ben Chaney, Lily Compher, Seth Compher, Allie Couch, Emily Couch, Will Couch, Amy Couch, Hubert Couch, Finn Dowdey, Sam Dozier, Caroline Dunne, Trent Dunne, Isaiah Etheredge, Kaleb-Noah Etheredge, Brooke Franklin, Lupita Garcia, Tracy Green, Hardy Green, Hal Green, Haley Green, Josef Halcomb, Lawrence Hammonds, Nolan Hammonds, Shay Hammonds, Brian Hammonds, Caroline Hart, Jackson Hart, Anna Hart, Brandon Harwell, Eleanor Jo Harwell, James Harwell, Kim Harwell, Katie Hatch, Parker Hutchens, Anna Claire Johnson, Mark Johnson, Sandy Johnson, Luke Johnson, Sean Kennedy, Connor Kilgore, Jeppa Kilgore, Ashley Kilgore, Bruce Kilgore, Jon Michael Lee, Alex MacQuarrie, Davis Mann, Cain McCoy, Mykayla Mitchell, John Mitchell, Kym Mitchell, Emily Newsome, Jaqueline Parker, Hayden Perry, Jackson Perry, Victoria Perry, Carissa Perry, Chris Perry, Makenzie Rath, Emily Rice, Kole Roberts, Tanner Roberts, Andrew Sasser, Julia Sasser, Sarah Niles Simmons, Mona Simmons, Braxton Sims, Jonathon Skurstenis, Hannah Smith, Nicholas Smith, Micah Smith, Leigh Smith, Preston Smith, Michael Spence, Jan Spence, Dwight Spence, Maggie Spiller, Benjamin Stocks, Emily Stocks, Travis Stringfellow, Anna Swaika, Mara Swaika, Patti Tanner, Denis Tanner, Caleb Tanner, Daniel Thomley, Carolyn Thomley, Abbey Tucker, Savannah Tucker, Taylor Tucker, Lesley Turner, Sam Warren, Reed Watson

Contact:, 531-7361

Wheelchairs Needed

The Medical Equipment Ministry has a need for additional wheelchairs. If you could donate a wheelchair to this ministry, please contact Donna Henry, 253-7785 or Rita Lakeman, 837-2715.


Post Hospital Ministry

Shades Crest Deacons are pleased to announce that Nathan Edwards will be coordinating a new Shades Crest ministry. Deacons will be assigned to reach out to members following hospital stays and throughout the immediate recovery period.


Getting to Know Your Pastor

If you would like an opportunity for an informal meeting with the pastor, please call Connie Shaffer in the Church Office, 822-1360, to make an appointment.



Mystery Lunch
Thursday, Jan 29, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, It is a mystery lunch!

Those who are retired (or tired of cooking) are reminded about the mystery lunch outing on Thursday, January 29.  We will depart from the FLC at 11:30 and should return no later than 1:00.

Contact: Mark Johnson: 205-822-1360 or text to 205-531-8698

DNow 2015 - Your Help Is Needed
  • If you are willing to bake 2-3 dozen cookies (packaged 12 per zip lock baggie) and bring them to the church Friday, January 30 before noon, please call the Church Office and let us know.
  • If you have signed up to prepare food for the Saturday, January 31 meal, and haven't yet been contacted, please contact Jan Spence at 910-4715.
Contact: Denis Tanner, 822-1360, ext. 222

Transformational Church - Sundays 9:15 AM

All adults are invited to join us for the Transformational Church, a study designed to lead us in transforming lives and training people to follow Christ, as well as encouraging us to be people of prayer.


Sessions will take place Sunday mornings, 9:15, in the Fellowship Hall.  Dr. Lee will begin with a brief introduction to each session, rather than watching the Transformational Church DVD. (Seating issues have been addressed with chairs from each seating row being removed to relieve the crowding; we will do additional rearranging to make the flow and experience good for everyone.) Classes will separate after the introduction and discuss what was heard as they also look at scripture. Dr. Lee's weekly introduction will be available on our website soon.


The DVD is available for viewing by adult teachers and others on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM in Room 252.  It will also be available for viewing after Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal (8:15 PM).


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ken Boyd or Denis Tanner.


Food Items Needed by Ministry Center at Green Springs

Food items will be collected this Sunday, February 1, for the Ministry Center at Green Springs.  Boxes will be located at the education building entrances. 

Please help:

  • Donate non-perishable food items.
  • Call Ray or Sandy Flynn (823-3044) to assist with the food stocking and distribution associated with this ministry.

For the Love!

The 7th and 8th grade girls of SCBC are so happy to provide childcare for your children ages 6 months – 5th grade while you celebrate Valentine’s Day on Saturday, February 14 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM!  Please sign up ASAP, as space is limited. The childcare is being provided free of charge; however, if you would like to make a donation, all proceeds will be given toward our Youth Room renovations. We will provide pizza, drinks, and a dessert. If your child has allergies, please let us know!! 


To register, email Julie Buford ( with your name, children’s names and ages, and your contact information. Registration forms will also be available on Wednesday evenings (during supper). If you have any questions, please see Julie Buford or Leigh Smith.


Samaritan Counseling Centers of Birmingham - Annual Benefit
Sunday, Feb 15, 6:00 PM

You are invited to celebrate SCC's 15th birthday Sunday, February 15, 6:00 PM. Come for entertainment, silent auction, door prizes, hors d'oeuvres, and fellowship. See Rodney Van Dyke for tickets ($25) or purchase them at the door (call for reservations at 967-3660 or email Your attendance supports SCC's mission to provide counseling services to the Greater Birmingham community.


Concordia Choir and Birmingham Boys Choir in Concert
Thursday, Mar 5, 7:00 PM

Read the details below, make plans now to attend the concert and serve as a host home! Call Marilyn Crotty at 822-1360, ext. 243 if you can host two or more students Thursday evening, March 5.


Shades Crest is excited to host one of the nation’s finest college choirs  along with the Birmingham Boys Choir, Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available online, by calling 800-838-3006, or at the door ($15 General Admission Adults/ $10 students).


Visit today for complete concert information!


Kiddie Keeper Collection

Help restock our supply of kiddie keepers! If you are the parent or grandparent of a preschooler (or former preschooler), and any of our "kiddie keeper" bracelets or clips has made it home with you, please return it to the basket located outside Room 123 as soon as possible. Thank you!

Contact: Corri Edwards,

Weekday Registration for Church Members

Weekday Early Education is accepting registration from church members for the 2015-2016 school year program. Registration will open to the public February 2. Brochures are available at the WEE office or online,

Contact:, 824-9050

Save the Date

Please mark your calendars for upcoming summer events and invite a friend!  

  • June 8-12 - Vacation Bible School
  • June 23-25 - Camp Razzle Dazzle (entering and exiting Kindergarten)
  • June 30- July 1 - Preschool Missions Week
  • July 12-15 - Children's Camp
Contact: Corri Edwards,

Students/Young Adults
Message to the Youth Choir from Hiram Rollo

Hey, everyone. Thank you so much for a good rehearsal last Sunday. It was very productive, with the choir learning the new songs we practiced really well.


As the new kid on the block, I'm still learning the dynamics of the events here at Shades Crest. Although I had heard about D-Now, I didn't grasp early on the magnitude of the event. It has been brought to my attention that with the intense weekend you probably will not have any energy left when Sunday afternoon comes. So, I believe it's better to cancel this coming Sunday's rehearsal. Enjoy your time off.


Meanwhile, this buys me a little more time to study my video and continue to memorize everyone's names. Thanks to those of you who have texted me in these last few days. And those of you who haven't done so, know that I'm waiting.


Thanks for the opportunity to do ministry together.

Have a blessed D-Now.

See you Sunday morning.



Grace At Work: New Orleans Mission Trip

Just a reminder to parents whose students are going to New Orleans for the summer Mission Trip May 31-June 6: a payment is due. Contact the Church Office if you have any questions.

Contact:, 531-7361

Judson College Preview and Scholarship Day
Saturday, Feb 21, 9:00 AM

High School students, please be reminded about the Judson College Preview and Scholarship Day February 21. For more information, visit



Shades Crest Calendar
Fellowship Supper - January 28


baked chicken, peas, fried okra corn, roll, dessert         


Children's Menu:

pizza, salad, cookie 



Weekend Minister on Call

January 30 - February 1     Mark Johnson     531-8698


February 1-7
Sunday, February 1
  8:15 AM Orchestra Rehearsal, Sanctuary

  9:15 AM

Sunday School
10:30 AM Morning Worship
  4:00 PM Bible Drill
  Sanctuary Handbells
Monday, February 2
  9:00 AM Adult Fitness, FLC
  Senior Moments, FLC
Tuesday, February 3
 10:00 AM Women on Mission
Wednesday, February 4
  9:00 AM
Adult Fitness
  4:45 PM Fellowship Supper Begins
  5:00 PM Children's Handchimes/Handbells
  5:55 PM Preschool/Children's Choirs
  6:00 PM Midpoint Worship (DNow Sharing)
  6:35 PM PS/Children's Missions
  7:00 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
  Finance Cmte. Mtg., PCR
  Adult SS Teacher Training, R. 252
  8:15 PM Adult SS Teacher Training, R. 252
Thursday, February 5
 10:30 AM
Mountainaires' Choir Rehearsal, Music Hall
Friday, February 6
Saturday, February 7

Community Basketball League games


January 25, 2015 Summary


Weekly Ministry Budget Need:

$       29,434

Ministry Budget Gifts Jan. 19-25

$       30,864

Wkly Gifts Exceed Needs Jan. 19-25

$      +1,430

Total Month-to-Date Gifts

$       89,941 



Found Faithful Gifts Jan. 19-25

$        5,815    
Total Month-to-Date Gifts: $      17,967 
Commitments to date: $    921,175
Total Gifts to date beginning 1/1/12 $  1,004,351
Sunday School Attendance Jan. 25

Worship Service Attendance Jan. 25



















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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