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The Spire
March 24, 2015   Vol. 5, No. 12
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Worship With Us
Lenten Guided Devotions

Come to the Sanctuary during any of the following times each week for a personal time of guided devotion (will take approximately 30 minutes):

Tuesday         5:00-7:00 PM

Wednesday   6:30-8:30 AM, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, 4:00-6:00 PM


Wednesday, March 25, 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

          (Youth Choir will join the rehearsal from 7:15-7:30)


Sunday, March 29, 2015

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

The Lenten sermon series "The Seven Last Words" will continue as Brian Lee brings us the message ''A Word of Victory'' based on John 19:30.


Hiram Rollo will lead the Sanctuary Choir and orchestra as they present "The Power of the Cross." Other musical highlights will include Chita Drinkard's presentation of "Via Dolorosa" and Newell Sheridan's trombone offering of "The Holy City."



*  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.



Extended Teaching Care

March 29, 2015

Kelly Baker, Barbara Bratton, Sandy Johnson, Trudy Jones, Tracy Green, Becky Barksdale, Meredith Hornsby, Ken Cook, Irene Jones, Judy Stevens, Amy Lawrence, Drew Lawrence, Shay Hammonds

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


Good Friday Service

Come to the Fellowship Hall Friday, April 3, 7:00 PM, for a unique time of reflection and worship as we think about the sacrifice our Lord made on our behalf as we prepare for the celebration of His resurrection on Easter. We will also observe the Lord's Supper as a part of this experience.  Mark your calendar so that you don't miss this special moment of worship.



Our Church Family
Love and Sympathy Corri and Nathan Edwards in the death of his mother, Susie Edwards, March 24, 2015; also to Daniel and Ella Edwards.

First Baptist Church Nashville (108 7th Ave South--corner of 7th Avenue and Broadway)

Thursday, March 26, 4:00-7:00 PM - visitation

Friday, March 27, 2:00 PM - Memorial Service, with visitation an hour before


Hospital Concerns

Suzanne Jones - St. Vincent's

Ann Marchino - Lakeshore Rehab.

Leah Parker - released

Buddy Rawson - UAB Spain Rehab.

Julia Alice Rice - released



Congratulations Suzanne and Greg Jones on the birth of their son, Grant Matthew Jones, March 23, 2015; also to grandparents, Karen and Walter Smitherman.


Easter Sunday - Your Help Is Needed
  • Childcare Assistance Is Needed: We expect to have many families in attendance on Easter Sunday, April 5. If you would be willing to help meet this need for extra preschool childcare during the service, please contact Corri Edwards (
  • Flowers Needed! LOTS of Flowers: If you enjoy the beauty of the flowering Shades Crest lawn cross each year and making family photos in front of the cross, you will want to help decorate this cross. Make your plans now to bring fresh spring flowers, purchased or home-grown, to the cross when you arrrive on Easter Sunday morning.

Women on Mission Update

Please remember that our Easter Offering will provide for Christ to be proclaimed and served in North America. Our Shades Crest goal is $5,000.


Ready for a summer vacation? On Tuesday, April 7, at the 10:00 AM Women on Mission Meeting, we will learn from Lena Plunk how we can have a great get-away and serve Christ at the same time in the United States. Participating in this time of service would be a great memory for the children as they will know that Mom and Dad also serve Christ in missions. Join us!


Birmingham Barons - Opening Night - April 9
Thursday, Apr 9, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Regions Stadium

Yes, we are taking a group from Shades Crest to the Birmingham Barons season opener on Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 PM!  To top it all off, our very own James Harwell will be throwing out the first pitch and singing the National Anthem. This will be a great night of baseball and fun fellowship.


If you would like to buy a ticket to the game, we are selling them for $12.  The cost includes admission to the game, and a Hot Dog Combo (hot dog, chips and a drink). We will be seated along the first baseline, so these will be excellent seats. We have room to transport up to 20 passengers on the church vans, but space and tickets are limited.


Please contact Dale Stringfellow or Mark Johnson as soon as possible to reserve your space - either on the van or in our section. Tickets will sell fast, so call as soon as possible. Tickets will be available for sale on Wednesday night in the Fellowship Hall or by contacting Mark or Dale directly at (205) 822-1360 or by text to Mark Johnson at (205) 531-8698.

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 and Adventurers are looking forward to our day trip Tuesday, April 21, to the Buttonwillow Civil War Dinner Theatre and the Children's Holocaust Memorial at The Whitwell Middle School in Whitwell, Tennessee.  If you wish to join us, please give your check for $95 (made out to SCBC) to Laura Strange in the Church Office. The deadline to sign up is April 15. We would love for you to be a part of this fun fellowship! 

Contact: Trudy Jones, 913-8586

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).


Young couples who are thinking about getting married soon and those who have been married less than five years and have no children, are encouraged to talk with Denis Tanner or call the Church Office for more information about this new connect group.


If you know of a couple who may be interested in this class, please tell them about it, or provide their contact information to the church. And, if you are interested in helping in one of the following ways, please contact Denis Tanner:

  • People are needed to pray for this group.
  • Couples who are willing to be trained as mentors are needed. Mentoring would take place once a month for a year, not during the Sunday morning Bible study.


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



Celebrate Easter

Please make plans for your 2K-Kindergarten child to join us for our Celebrate Easter event on Wednesday, March 25 during regular choir and missions time, beginning in Mission Friends rooms.  We hope that your child can join us for a fun evening of singing, crafts, storytelling, and the celebration of Easter!


Shades Crest Calendar
Fellowship Dinner - March 25


hamburger steak, green beans, potato casserole, salad, roll, dessert    

Children's Menu:

pizza, fruit, cookie


Weekend Minister on Call

March 27-29     Denis Tanner      531-7361


March 29-April 4
Sunday, March 29
  8:15 AM Orchestra Rehearsal
  9:15 AM Sunday School
10:30 AM Morning Worship
  5:30 PM Sanctuary Handbell Choir Rehearsal
Monday, March 30
  9:00 AM Adult Fitness
   Senior Moments, FLC
Tuesday, March 31
Wednesday, April 1
  9:00 AM Adult Fitness, Fellowship Hall
  6:30 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal (time change this evening only)
Thursday, April 2
10:30 AM Mountainaires' Choir Rehearsal, Music Hall
Friday, April 3
   7:00 PM  Good Friday Service
Saturday, April 4

March 22, 2015 Summary


Weekly Ministry Budget Need:

$      29,434

Ministry Budget Gifts March 16-22

$      28,004

Wkly Needs exceed Gifts March 16-22

$      -1,430

Total Month-to-Date Gifts

$    107,039



Found Faithful Gifts March 16-22

$        8,499
Total Month-to-Date Gifts: $      23,847
Commitments to date: $    921,175
Total Gifts to date beginning 1/1/12 $ 1,042,844
Sunday School Attendance March 22

Worship Service Attendance March 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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