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Summer at Shades

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed Jul 8, 2020

Summer at Shades

We've enjoyed worshipping together again in-person, and we continue to make preparations for integrating more Sunday morning ministry activities to our schedule. As we plan, take a minute to hear from Pastor Danny about how things are shaping up as we look to the rest of the summer!


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Meet with God

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed Jul 1, 2020

Meet with God

We had our first worship service back at Shades last weekend, and it was such an encouraging day together! Thanks for the efforts each of you made in attending and caring for one another. And while we look toward continuing to gather together, we want to remind you of resources we've made available in advancing our efforts toward racial reconciliation.


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The Church Together

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Thu Jun 25, 2020

The Church Together

This Sunday marks our return to in-person worship. We've made a lot of preparations to ensure the safest worship environment and best worship experience for you.

Additionally, we have an exciting summer of ministry ahead with various ways you can join in the mission of God here at Shades.

Take a look at this video update from Pastor Danny about what to expect this weekend and this summer!


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Preparations for In-Person Worship

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Thu Jun 18, 2020

Preparations for In-Person Worship

This week, Pastor Danny reminds us of our preview worship service next Wednesday night and outlines some of the measures we're taking to ensure a safe worship environment and the best worship experience.

Take a look at this week's update!


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ReImagined | VBS 2020

Posted in Children  |  By Stephanie Hartsell  |  Posted on Fri Jun 12, 2020

ReImagined | VBS 2020

VBS is taking on a new form, as we've rethought this unique ministry event from the ground up. Throughout the month of July, we're asking families to host a one-night event for children in their neighborhoods.

Taking VBS into our community allows us to start new relationships and strengthen existing relationships in our community and neighborhoods. It also provides us an opportunity to equip families in sharing the gospel and living out their faith to help them reach their world for Christ.

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Better Together | On-Campus Worship Services Resuming June 28

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed Jun 10, 2020

Better Together | On-Campus Worship Services Resuming June 28

The calendar has flipped to June, and with it, we're excited to give more details about resuming in-person worship services at Shades on Sunday, June 28. Take a look at the video below for more information!

You can also find more details by clicking the button below.

Better Together


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A Reponse to Racial Tensions

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed Jun 3, 2020

A Reponse to Racial Tensions

In light of the recent events that have taken place in our city and across our nation, we want to express clearly that Shades Mountain Baptist Church stands on the truth of God’s Word and condemns racism of any kind. We believe every human being is created in the image of God and therefore deserves dignity and respect.

In partnering with God and his work on earth, we as a church seek to be peacemakers among all people and ambassadors of Christ, who came to reconcile all people to God.

We pray with the psalmist, who says, 

“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” (Psalm 139:23–24)

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Connect With Others

Posted in Worship  |  By Chad Cossiboom  |  Posted on Tue Jun 2, 2020

Connect With Others

We're better together.

Take a minute to hear about how we're filtering plans to worship again as a community.


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Our Summer Schedule

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed May 27, 2020

Our Summer Schedule

Sending transformed people to influence their world for Christ. That's what we're about. And that mission hasn't changed through nearly three months of social distancing and social isolation.

This week, Pastor Danny has some exciting things to share regarding how we'll return to in-person worship services. He also previews this Sunday's message. Take a look!

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Changes to VBS & Student Camp 2020

Posted in Uncategorized  |  By Jordan Cox  |  Posted on Wed May 27, 2020

Changes to VBS & Student Camp 2020

Live Sent.

That's our aim, and Vacation Bible School 2020 takes on a new purpose in light of our mission and the current pandemic surrounding COVID-19.

VBS will not take place on campus later this summer.

Rather, we're encouraging families to sign up for a one-time event held in your home or yard throughout the month of July. The Sweet Life, VBS 2020, teaches kids the deep well of God's love by tasting and seeing the Lord is good. In the coming days, we'll share more information about how our preschool and children's ministries will equip families for this night, in addition to how our team will be involved!

We couldn't be more excited about how God will move in our homes and neighborhoods through VBS 2020. Stay tuned!


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