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The Spire
July 19, 2016   Vol. 6, No. 29
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Wednesday, July 20 Schedule

4:00 PM - Youth Backyard Bible Club Training, Youth Room

4:45 PM - Fellowship Dinner 

                  chicken and dressing casserole, salad, green beans, roll, dessert

5:30 PM - Departure for Backyard Bible Clubs

6:00 PM - Midpoint Bible Study, beginning with Acts 19:21

7:00 PM - Preschool Ministry Committee, Rockland 104


Worship with Us
July 24, 2016

Brian Lee will continue "Just the Facts" sermon series with his message "Just the Facts on Humanity," highlighting the nature of all humans. Hiram Rollo will lead the Sanctuary Choir and congregation in music and worship, including the Choir's presentation of "To Love Our God," a beautiful anthem of assurance based on scriptures from Ecclesiastes 1 and 12. Additional offerings of worship include Leslie Marshall's solo presentation of "His Eye Is on the Sparrow," Ken Mooney's monologue illustrating God's care for us, and Anne Graves' flute solo offertory.

 At a designated time during the Morning Worship Service, FOURS will be guided to Preschool Worship; children in Grades K through 4 will remain in the Sanctuary to worship with their families. Kids in Christ will resume meeting in August.


Extended Teaching Care

ETC workers this Sunday, July 24, are Kanita Reed, Jane Hosch, Leah Auchmuty, Geni Bomar, Chuck Williamson, Lisa Williamson, Greg Bomar, Jimbo Auchmuty, Ken Wills, Mary Ellen Wills, David Henry, Amanda Irvin. Student volunteers are Amelia Auchmuty and Anna Marie Auchmuty.

Those who normally work with Kids in Christ are reminded to check with your coordinator Sunday morning to see if your help might be needed with the younger children since Kids in Christ will not resume meeting until August.


Our Church Family
Welcome, New Members!

Henry Patterson

R.V. Simmons


Congratulations Bettye Barnes and to Kay and Walt Barnes on the birth of their great-granddaughter; to Carol and Rhett Whitley on the birth of their granddaughter, Summer Coraline Blom, July 18, 2016. The parents are Kristen (Henley) and Chris Blom.


Worship Discernment Form

A copy of the Worship Discernment form is available on the church's website.  Simply download it here, complete it, and then return it to the Church Office by Sunday, July 24.  Printed copies are available in the Church Office.


Hospital Concerns

Frances Goodwin - released

Amanda Irvin - released


Weekday Early Education - New Positions!

The 2016-2017 Weekday Program school year is almost here! We are currently looking to add two exciting positions to our staff: Librarian and Foreign Language Teacher. These positions will offer classes once a week for our 2K-4K preschoolers. If you have a love for books and reading or have the gift of a second language, please contact the Weekday Office at 205-824-9050 or Laura Tadlock at


Your Help Is Needed

The Ministry Center at Green Springs needs help with school supplies

for the 50 children who attend The Green Springs International Children's Camp as well as the children whose families are served by the Food Pantry. School supplies most needed are glue sticks, composition books, spiral notebooks, loose leaf paper (wide & college), colored pencils, and markers. We will be distributing school supplies throughout the month of July. Please place them in boxes at entrances. Your help will be deeply appreciated! 

Contact: Sandy Flynn,, 422-3427

Extended Teaching Care

It's time once again to begin preparing the next ETC Worker Calendar. If you are currently serving as an ETC volunteer, we will leave your name on the list unless we hear from you by July 31. If you are not currently serving in ETC and would be willing to serve our preschoolers in this way, please contact the Church Office. or go to

Contact: Suzanne Reece,

WMU Foundation Event

All are invited as The WMU Foundation sponsors a special event on Tuesday, August 2 at 9:00 AM at Shades Crest. Rosalie Hunt will present the program, "Her Way: The Unbelievable Faith and Courage of a Missions Trailblazer." She will bring Hephzibah Jenkins Townsend to life as she tells the remarkable and often scandalous tale of a woman who defied the culture of her time to found a missionary society.


We are the host church and want to have many members here to welcome those from all over the state who will be attending. We will serve light finger food refreshments that morning. If you can prepare something, please call Mary Swedenburg (403-9941).


Reservations (822-1360 or are appreciated but not required. Rosalie Hunt's books will be available for sale following the program. If you have questions, call Mary Swedenburg at 403-9941.


Back to School Celebration for PARENTS!

It's almost time for school to begin for another year. Parents are invited to join us on Thursday, August 11 in the Fellowship Hall for coffee and a light breakfast to celebrate the first day of school. Once you drop off your children, come on over and get in on the celebration! Coffee and breakfast will be available from 7:30-9:15 AM. We'll also have a prayer time for all of the teachers and students.


Family Food Truck Night

All ages are invited to the Family Food Truck Night on Wednesday, August 17 from 5:00-7:00 PM. There will be food, music, lots of fun, and information about all of the fall programming here at Shades Crest. Be sure to invite your neighbors and friends to join us. 


Ladies Bible Study

When the Thursday morning Ladies Bible Study begins this fall, there will be a new time, new room, new leader, and new topic! So whether you have been a regular attender in the past or never participated, we hope you will join us for a preview session on Thursday, August 18 at 9:00 AM in Room 104. The preview session will be an introduction to the fall study topic and you will receive a schedule for the Bible study which will begin in September. The preview session is simply to give you an opportunity to consider if this could be a source of spiritual nurture for you in your relationship with God.  We hope you will join us!


Nicaragua Mission Trip

The Nicaragua Mission Team is in need of Kodak EZ Share Camera. This is an older model, small camera. If you have one we could borrow for the trip, please contact Suzanne at


We are just two short months away (September 17-23) from the time we will leave for Nicaragua. Help us gather the items needed for the trip. Below is a list of items we are collecting. In addition, we are hoping to be able to build at least two houses while we are in Nicaragua. The cost to build a home is $2200. We already have enough for one house. Help us gather the necessary funds to build more houses. Consider giving as a Sunday School class, as a family, or as an individual. 


Items to gather:

Trial Size Toiletries --- soap, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, washcloths, deodorant

Fabric --- needs to be heavy cotton, duck, or canvas (at least one yard or larger)

Plastic bowls and spoons

Lip balm, fingernail polish, brushes, combs, small mirrors

Small toys for children (balls, cars, dolls, play jewelry, etc.)


Shades of Adventure Trip to Kentucky

Please join us for a fun adventure in Kentucky, October 3-6. In Northern Kentucky we will experience the Creation Museum and Planetarium. Biblical history will come alive with the special effects, animatronic dinosaurs, life-size human beings and the “Created Cosmos” planetarium show. Then we will travel to see a scale model of Noah’s Ark which opened July 7. Its immense proportions will surely make this a "must-see" and you will get to experience it in its opening year! Additionally, we will enjoy a visit to Churchill Downs and the George Patton Museum.


The cost is $600 per person, double occupancy. A $200 deposit to Laura Strange will be your reservation for this exciting and informative excursion. The trip will be filled on a "first come-first served" basis. If it reaches capacity before you make a reservation, ask about the waiting list, so that you can be notified about cancellations.

Contact: David Henry, 205-307-8793

Students/Young Adults
Backyard Bible Clubs

Our youth group continues to lead Backyard Bible Clubs (BYBC) at different locations throughout Hoover during the month of July on Wednesday evenings, 6-7 PM. Our children are invited to join them at Shades Cliff Community Park by Shades Crest pool July Wednesdays, 6-7 PM, if they would like to connect with children in the community and grow in their walk with Christ. Please note that children age 5 and under must bring an adult to stay in the area. Also, some families may be asked to go to another site. Email Denis Tanner, if you are interested in participating. Reservations are not needed.

Locations: Shades Cliff Community Park; Brooke and David Patterson, 448 Matzek Drive, 35226; Kanita and Matt Reed, 4478 Heritage Park Drive, 35226

Contact: Denis Tanner,

For Recent High School Graduates

Denis and Patti Tanner will be hosting our recent high school graduates on Wednesday evenings, 9:00 PM, beginning July 20, to help prepare them for college life. Contact Denis at dtanner@shadescrest if you are interested.


Mystery Trip for Upcoming 7th & 8th Graders
Thursday, Jul 21, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

You're invited! Meet Thursday, July 21, 9:00 AM at the FLC. Bring $25. We will return by 2:00 PM.


RSVP - limited space is available.

Contact: Denis Tanner 531-7361,

Guys Adventure July 28-30
Thursday, Jul 28, 4:00 PM - Saturday, Jul 30, 4:00 PM, Lake Mitchell

Guys Adventure for Students: Kayaking & Tubing

Dads are invited TOO! The $50 cost covers transportation, food (except traveling) gas for boat, and chaperones.


Departure time will be at 4 PM Thursday, July 28, and you will be home by Saturday at suppertime. Bring Eno or tent, swimsuit, fishing gear (guys who are age 16 will need a fishing license), life jacket (if you have one), noodles or things that float, tailgate or lawn chair, favorite snack and drink. 

Turn in your $50 to the office to register.

Contact: Denis Tanner 531-7361,

Shades Crest Calendar
Weekend Minister on Call

July 22-24    Mark Johnson    531-8698


July 24-30
Sunday, July 24
  9:15 AM Sunday School
10:30 AM Morning Worship
  2:00 PM Martha/Ken Cook Anniversary Celebration, Fellowship Hall
Monday, July 25
  9:00 AM Senior Moments
  7:00 PM Magnificent Mondays
Tuesday, July 26
  8:05 AM Ladies Wake-Up Workout
Wednesday, July 27
  4:00 PM Youth Backyard Bible Club Preparation
  4:45 PM Fellowship Dinner
  5:30 PM Departure for Backyard Bible Clubs
  6:00 PM Midpoint Bible Study
  Wednesday Wonders (Younger Preschool), Room 123
  9:00 PM College Readiness at Tanners'
Thursday, July 28
  8:05 AM

Ladies' Wake-Up Workout

  4:00 PM

Guys' Adventure Departure

Friday, July 29
Saturday, July 30



July 17, 2016 Summary

The Weekly Ministry Budget Report and Found Faithful statistics for July 11-17 are unavailable at this time.


July 17 Worship Attendance              402

July 17 Sunday School Attendance   384








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Birmingham, AL 35226


PH (205) 822-1360



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10:30am Worship


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