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The Spire
October 28, 2014   Vol. 4, No. 43
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Worship With Us
Time Change This Weekend

Please be reminded to reset your clocks before you go to bed Saturday evening.


November 2, 2014

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

Dr. Brian Lee will continue the current sermon series with "The Jesus Life: How It Develops." Using the following scriptures: Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 26:39, and Luke 4:14-20, he will lead us to develop in our own lives the traits that marked Jesus' life.


Hiram Rollo will lead the congregation and Sanctuary Choir in worship and music, with the Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra presenting "Then Sings My Soul," a new setting of the text of "How Great Thou Art" as special music. Other musical offerings include the Orchestra's presentation of "Jesus Is the Song."


Preschool Worship and Kids in Christ:

At a designated time during the Worship Service, FOURS and FIVES will be guided to Preschool Worship; children in Grades 1-4 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

November 2, 2014 

Laurie Zimmer, Laura Strange, Leigh Smith, Julie Chester, Mary Jo Patton, Gladys Christian, Stacy Love, Nathan Edwards, Treva Medbery, Chris Love, Ken Wills, Mary Ellen Wills, Adriane Morris, Hannah Smith, Sarah Buchanan, 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
Love and Sympathy Flo Hughes in the death of her sister, Viola Dillard, October 27, 2014.


Hospital Concerns

Lonette Berg - released

John Frith - Brookwood Rehab.

Kym Mitchell - St. Vincent's

Nell Redmill - Golden Living Rehab.


Thank You, Shades Crest

The Alabama Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (ALCBF) celebrated their 20th anniversary at Shades Crest on October 26-27.  The event was a wonderful gala featuring Coordinator, Terri Byrd and CBF National Coordinator, Suzii Paynter.  We are especially grateful to the great team of volunteers who made this night such a success, including Donna Henry, Charlotte Bragg, Sandy Flynn, Joyce Roberson and our Shades Crest Youth.  Thank you all for a tremendous evening and for your splendid hospitality. 


Crest Fest 2014
Wednesday, Oct 29, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please make plans to join us for Crest Fest Wednesday, October 29, 5:00 -7:00 PM, for food, fun and games. Dinner is $3/person for hamburger or hot dog, chips, cookie, and tea, lemonade or water. Reservations can be made by contacting the Church Office.


Entertainment includes James Harwell and friends, Shades Crest Student CROSStRAINING Band, Leah Byerly and Emily Stocks, Sundra LeCroy and more! We hope to see you there! Bring a friend!

Contact: Corri Edwards,

Food Items Needed by Ministry Center at Green Springs

Food items will be collected this Sunday, November 2, 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.

Crest CAFÉ

Crest Cafe is casual, fun, in-home fellowship for groups of 7 or 8 adults. Sign-up begins this coming Sunday, November 2. Look for the sign up locations in the Narthex and the Gallery (gathering area outside the Choir Room).


Baptist World Alliance Day of Prayer

Join us November 3, 10:00 AM, at Vestavia Hills Baptist Church as we focus on the world around us and learn how God is working to meet the needs of others through BWA.

Baptist World Alliance has designated October as World Hunger Month. Please note that a special offering envelope is among your October envelopes. You may learn more at


Women on Mission
Tuesday, Nov 4, 10:00 AM, Family Life Center

Edna Shell will lead us in a mission study of the Ivory Coast. We have heard of the sorrow in West Africa; now let us hear of joy in how Jesus is proclaimed!


Join us for this meeting and afterward for a light lunch. Sandwiches and drinks are provided; and, perhaps Edna will share her chocolate! (Did you know that chocolate comes from this country?)


Judson College - Preview and Scholarship Day

Judson College will host its second fall Preview and Scholarship Day on November 8. Prospective Judson students and their parents are invited to visit the Judson campus, explore the college’s academic programs, meet current students and faculty, and learn more about admissions and financial aid. More information and a registration form for Preview and Scholarship Day may be found at or by contacting the Admissions Office at 800.447.9472.


Veteran's Day Lunch - November 9
Sunday, Nov 9, 11:45 AM

Veterans, you are appreciated! Our students invite you to make plans now to share lunch together on Sunday, November 9, 2014.  Email Julie Chester,, or call the Church Office at 822-1360 to let us know that you are coming.


If you have not done so in previous years, email your picture (in uniform) to the Church Office at the above email address.


Students (7th-12th grade) are asked to bring a side dish for the luncheon.


More Missions for Women

Our new Women on Mission group has some more brainstorming to do! Bring your best ideas and join us on Saturday, November 15 at 10:00 AM in the Young Adult Commons as we shape this new group together. Hopefully, we'll determine a name for ourselves at that time as well!

Contact: Janet Erwin, 354–3338.

Missional Opportunities for Giving

Thanksgiving and Christmas are wonderful times of the year, filled with family, love and giving. At Shades Crest, there are many opportunities to give, both of your time and resources.  The following opportunities are listed for your convenience:


Ministry Center at Green Springs

  • Share the Joy of Christmas - Will you give a $30 toy and/or clothing gift for one of about 160 children, age 10 and under who are being raised by grandparents?   Please sign up no later than November 9 to get a gift suggestion for a child.  Gift assignments will be distributed as long as they are available until November 12. Contact Sandy Flynn, or 823-3044, if you have questions.
  • Christmas Party and Fellowship - December 6, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM, your help is needed to carry gifts to grandparents’ cars and to provide refreshments, crafts, Christmas program and fellowship at The Ministry Center at Green Springs. This will be a wonderful opportunity to Share the Joy of Christmas with families in need!  Contact Sandy Flynn, or 823-3044. 
  • Thanksgiving/Christmas Meals - Your gift of $45 will buy ingredients needed for holiday meals for 4 families. About 240 families will receive these meals. Contact Ray Flynn, or 823-3044.


Operation Christmas Child (the Shoeboxes)

Operation Christmas Child delivers shoebox gifts to children around the world. Brochures and flat boxes are available in the Church Office. Please bring filled boxes and your check for $7.00 per box to Church Office no later than Sunday, November 16.  For more information, please contact Mark Johnson at 205-822-1360, ext. 239.


World Crafts Party (a ministry of WMU)

The Shades Crest World Crafts Party will be on Wednesday, November 12, 4:30 - 6:00 and 7:00 - 7:30, before our fellowship meal and after the Bible study. This is a great opportunity for Christmas shopping AND helping others who are in poverty and slavery; WorldCraft catalogs will be available before and after the Wednesday meeting.  For more information, please contact Lynne Werner at 531-6569.  The shopping time will be before the meal and after the Bible study. See you there!


The Annual Shades Crest Christmas Offering for World Missions

This offering also gives you two choices:  You may give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (Southern Baptist Convention Missions Offering) or to the CBF Offering for Global Missions (Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Missions Offering).


Wreaths Across America

The Alabama Gold Star Mothers are again sponsoring the Jefferson Memorial Gardens South Cemetery on Highway 150 as an official site for the "Wreaths Across America" program. If you would like to sponsor a wreath, donation forms are available in the Church Office. You can also order via the website  Search by the state of Alabama, then choose the Hoover site from the list. If you have any questions, please contact Marynell Winslow at or at 205-914-1824.



Shades Crest Calendar
Fellowship Supper Menu: October 29


hamburger/hot dog with chips, cookie, and lemonade/tea/water


On Sunday you may view the upcoming Wednesday menu on the message boards (connector buildings and the Gallery outside the Fellowshp Hall). If you need to cancel or add a dinner reservation for Wednesday night, please call the Church Office at 822-1360 or dial extension 242 (after hours) to leave a message with your additions or cancellations.




Weekend Minister on Call

October 31-November  2        Denis Tanner      531-7361


November 2-8
Sunday, November 2
  8:15 AM Orchestra Rehearsal

  9:15 AM

Sunday School
10:30 AM Morning Worship
  3:00 PM
Church Council Mtg., R. 104
  4:00 PM The Jesus Life: A Closer Look, Fellowship Hall
  5:30 PM Youth Choir Rehearsal
  6:30 PM Sanctuary Handbell Choir Rehearsal
Monday, November 3
  9:00 AM Adult Fitness Class
  Senior Moments
Tuesday, November 4
  8:00 AM Mimi and Me Fitness, FLC
10:00 AM Women on Mission, FLC
Wednesday, November 5
  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
  6:35 PM PS/Children's Missions
  7:00 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, November 6
  8:00 AM Mimi and Me Fitness, FLC
10:30 AM
Mountainaires' Choir Rehearsal, Music Hall
Friday, November 7
Saturday, November 8
            RA Campout - departing Friday, returning Saturday

October 26, 2014 Summary


Weekly Ministry Budget Need:

$       29,054

Ministry Budget Gifts Oct. 20-26

$       13,626 

Wkly Needs exceed Gifts Oct. 20-26

$      -15,428

Total Month-to-Date Gifts

$       96,497 



Found Faithful Gifts Oct. 20-26

$         1,706  
Total Month-to-Date Gifts: $       13,960
Commitments to date: $     921,175 
Total Gifts to date beginning 1/1/12 $     898,225  
Special Offering - Debt Reduction
$     94,711
Sunday School Attendance Oct. 26
Worship Service Attendance Oct. 26



















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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