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The Spire
February 24, 2015   Vol. 5, No. 8
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Worship With Us
NO Wednesday Activities February 25

Due to inclement weather, there will be NO Wednesday activities this week; this includes the Lenten personal devotional times and regular Wednesday afternoon/evening activities.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

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

The Lenten sermon series "The Seven Last Words" will continue with Dr. Lee's message "A Word of Promise," based on Luke 23:39-43.


Hiram Rollo will lead the congregation, choir, and orchestra in worship and music,  including "There Is a Fountain," "Great Redeemer, We Adore Thee," and "Shout to the Lord." Other music includes a Youth CROSStRAINING Band offering titled "This Is Amazing Grace." The Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra will present "Written in Red" and the Orchestra will present "The Old Rugged Cross" as the offertory.



*  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. Or, children may remain with their parents either in the Sanctuary or 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.



Our Church Family
Congratulations Vivi Parker who received the Bob Finley Character Award for Kindergarten at Deer Valley Elementary School.


Hospital Concerns

Don Bennett - St. Vincent's

Fred Kelley - Brookwood


Pre-Need Funeral Arrangements

If you would like to have funeral/memorial arrangements on file at Shades Crest, or if you would like to make any changes to previously made arrangements, please contact Connie Shaffer (822-1360).


Congregational Meeting to Discuss the Columbarium Project
Sunday, Mar 22, 4:00 PM

There will be a congregational meeting on Sunday, March 22 at 4:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall to discuss the proposed Columbarium Project here at Shades Crest. Mr. David Bishop, with Columbarium Designers, Inc. will be our speaker and will address all questions/concerns about the Columbarium in general. He will also review the proposed project for Shades Crest in particular. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your thoughts regarding the proposed Columbarium Project. Hope to see you there!


Men's Softball

The first men's softball game is to be played Tuesday evening, February 24. Anyone interested in playing should call Hardy Green at (205) 613-8379 or send him an email at


Food Items Needed by Ministry Center at Green Springs

Food items will be collected this Sunday, March 1, 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

The Vineyard - Sunday Evening Discipleship Classes

On Sundays at 4:00 PM, you are invited to the Vineyard, discipleship in a class format. Sessions are one hour. Current and upcoming topics for adults include:

  • In Search for Significance continues through March 15, led by Dr. Brian Lee, Room 104
  • Faith at Bat March 8 and 15, led by Chuck Williamson, Family Life Center
  • Ten Commandments of Mental Health March 1, led by Ken Cook, Room 102
  • Suicide Prevention March 8, with Ken Cook, Room 102  
  • Mental Health Issues In The Family March 15, with Ken Cook, Room 102

For more information about adult classes, click Vineyard.

Youth Choir will meet from 4:00 - 5:00 in the Music Hall.

Bible Skills, Drills & Thrills (4-6 grades) Led by Mike LeCroy, Room 211

Bible Buddies (1-3 grades) Led by Sundra LeCroy, Room 219

Hide It In Your Heart (older preschoolers) Led by Corri Edwards, Room 125

Younger Preschoolers (Contact Corri Edwards for childcare.)


Women on Mission

We welcome Frances Ford as our guest speaker Tuesday, March 3 at 10:00 AM.  She is the Director of Seeds of Hope in Perry County.  Come join us in the Family Life Center and learn how God is giving us an opportunity to serve Him in Perry County.


On Wednesday evening, March 4, we shall observe the Week of Prayer, praying for and learning about home missions. All are welcome. The goal set for this year's Easter Offering is $5,000.


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

Shades Crest is excited to bring to our own Sanctuary one of the nation’s finest college choirs along with the Birmingham Boys Choir, Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 PM. Tickets ($15 General Admission Adults/ $10 students) are available:

  • in the Church Office Monday-Friday
  • by calling 1-800-838-3006
  • at the door

Visit today for complete concert information!


Thanks to those who have offered to host Concordia students. Call Marilyn Crotty at 822-1360, ext. 243 if you can host two or more students Thursday evening, March 5.


March Mystery Lunch
Monday, Mar 9, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

For all those retired or tired of cooking meals at home, we have a great event for you! Our next Mystery Lunch is scheduled for Monday, March 9. We will depart from the Family Life Center at 11:30 AM and return no later than 1:00 PM. I hope that you will make plans to attend. Please invite your friends to join us as well; no reservation on your part is necessary. Contact Mark Johnson for more information, or just as an attempt to find out where we are going.

Contact: Mark Johnson, 205-531-8698

High Country 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run

The High Country 5K will be run on Saturday, April 11 at 8:00 AM. Registration is now open for just $20 at  Or download a form here and bring it to SCBC or mail to High Country Run, Shades Crest Baptist Church, 452 Park Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35226.



Shades of Adventure

Shades of Adventure travel committee is planning our next day trip! We are still working out the details but want to let you know that we will be going to the Civil War Dinner Theatre in Whitwell, Tennessee on Tuesday, April 21. To preview our excursion, click Button Willow and select "video." Details and the opportunity to sign up will follow shortly.  We hope you will be joining us for a fun day.

Contact: Trudy Jones, 913-8586

Community Egg Hunt
Sunday, Mar 15, 2:00 PM

Please make plans to join us for the Community Egg Hunt in the Fellowship Hall, Sunday, March 15, at 2:00 PM. Kids, bring your baskets and a friend! All members are encouraged to attend for a time of fellowship and to meet guests in attendance.


Help is needed! If you would be willing to provide candy/small toys to help stuff the eggs, assist with setup, serve as a greeter, help with parking, provide refreshments, hide eggs, help at the event, or guide families to their egg hunt location, please sign up to help! We are using VolunteerSpot to sign up easily online. Simply choose how you want to help - you will not need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot. Or, you can also contact Corri Edwards to sign up.

Contact: Corri Edwards,

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,

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,

Students/Young Adults
SCBC Student shirts wanted

We are collecting old SCBC student shirts from DNow, Mission Trips, Crosstraining and more to be hung in the new Youth Room (Student Center) for decorations. We need enough shirts for a 12x12 frame.  If you no longer wear your t-shirt/sweatshirt, then please drop it off at the Church Office. It is okay if the shirt is stained or torn.

Contact: Mona Simmons, 424-7598

Guys' and Girls' Adventure

Don't miss these opportunities for guys and girls, March 13-14!

Girls will be going to Raccoon Mountain located in Chattanooga for a guided four-hour cave exploration, as well as sleeping and eating in the cave. A devotional time will be included. Sign up by paying $50 (includes breakfast and lunch) to the church. You will need to bring money for Friday's dinner and weekend snacks. Departure time from the FLC will be approximately 3:00 PM.  Ladies interested in driving should contact Latricia Hutchens. For more information, click wildcave.


Guys will be going canoeing and camping. We will depart approximately at 4:00 PM from the FLC on Friday and return close to 6:00 PM on Saturday. Sign up by paying $50 to the church. Part of the weekend will be spent doing ministry for others. If you have a canoe you are willing to bring, please let Denis know. Men interested in driving should contact Denis Tanner.


Make plans for Super Summer

Super Summer, at Shocco Springs, Talladega, Alabama is unlike any other camp. It is not designed for the entire youth group, but for those students who are already committed to growing in Christ and have a strong desire to go deeper. Super Summer is an incredible experience! Cost before May 1 is $235.

Contact:, 531-7361

Shades Crest Calendar
No Fellowship Dinner February 25

Please be reminded that the Fellowship Dinner and all other Wednesday activities have been canceled this week.



Weekend Minister on Call

February 27-March 1     Denis Tanner      531-7361


March 1-7
Sunday, March 1
  8:15 AM Orchestra Rehearsal
  9:15 AM Sunday School
10:30 AM Morning Worship
  4:00 PM Vineyard Classes
  Youth Choir Rehearsal
  5:30 PM Sanctuary Handbell Choir Rehearsal
  Life Stewardship Cmte., R.104
Monday, March 2
  9:00 AM Adult Fitness
   Senior Moments, FLC (Senior Adults)
  6:00 PM Trustees' Mtg., R. 104
Tuesday, March 3
 10:00 AM Women on Mission, FLC
Wednesday, March 4
  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 Finance Cmte. Mtg., PCR
  Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
  Adult SS Teacher Training, R. 252
  8:15 PM Adult SS Teacher Training, R. 252
Thursday, March 5
10:30 AM Mountainaires' Choir Rehearsal, Music Hall
  7:00 PM Concordia Choir and BBC Choir Concert, Sanctuary
Friday, March 6
Saturday, March 7

February 22, 2015 Summary


Weekly Ministry Budget Need:

$      29,434

Ministry Budget Gifts Feb. 16-22

$      21,468

Wkly Needs Exceed Gifts Feb. 16-22

$       -7,966

Total Month-to-Date Gifts

$      92,235



Found Faithful Gifts Feb. 16-22

$        2,305   
Total Month-to-Date Gifts: $      14,646 
Commitments to date: $    921,175
Total Gifts to date beginning 1/1/12 $ 1,018,977
Sunday School Attendance Feb. 22

Worship Service Attendance Feb. 22



















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

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