Christmas at Shades

About Christmas at Shades

Christmas at Shades features Christmas by Candlelight; a variety of multimedia projects; Christmas Eve Candlelight Service; and, worship service on both Dec. 23 and 30. This season at Shades is more than just events and services. It's a season for our community, and your individual families, to remember. To remember that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. To remember that God sent a King; a King in the form of His Son whose life, death, burial, and resurrection would change the course of human history.

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    Dec '18

    Christmas by Candlelight

    December 2, 2018 at 2 pm — 8 pm

    Come and Worship: Christmas by Candlelight 2018 is the story of Jesus presented through song…

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    Dec '18

    Morning Worship

    December 23, 2018 at 9:30 am — 10:30 am

    Be sure to make our worship services a part of your Christmas at Shades plans.…

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    Dec '18

    Christmas Eve Service

    December 24, 2018 at 5 pm — 6 pm

    Christmas Eve is a special time at Shades. We do an annual candlelight service at…

Out For Delivery

Shades entered a new chapter in 2017, and with it, the Visual Arts team questioned how it could tell a great story with Gospel themes woven throughout, but in a different way that would align with our mission to live sent. The result was "Out for Delivery," a 30-minute television movie that aired in Birmingham and throughout the state of Alabama. It told the story of a pair of delivery truck drivers who realize the contents of the their trucks are more valuable at Christmas than any other time of year. They hatch a plan to effectively steal Christmas in their small town until an uninvited guest threatens the whole operation.

Recent Film Projects

Our Visual Arts and Technical Production teams have combined to make original short films each of the previous three years, with last year's -- "Out for Delivery" -- being aired on local television. Take a look back at each movie.

Kingdom Come

This 2015 project examined the meta-narrative of the Gospel through the lens of a family. There are relationships, circumstances, and memories throughout our lives that point us to the story of Jesus.

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Thy Perfect Light

Thy Perfect Light is the story of a man faced with tragedy who begins a journey looking for hope. Little would he know, Hope would arrive in the form of a baby boy.

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We'll have more content available this Christmas at Shades, including the rebroadcast of Christmas by Candlelight. To revisit some of the recent memories of CBC, click here.

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