SHADES BLOG

Message From Pastor Danny

Regarding COVID-19

Posted by Danny Wood

Church family,

Please watch an important update from Pastor Danny about plans for this Sunday and the coming weeks.

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the country, state and local health officials have asked Alabamians to avoid large gatherings in an effort to prevent additional risk.  In order to best protect the most vulnerable in our church family and community, we will not meet in a face-to-face worship service this Sunday.  Beginning this Sunday, March 15 all regularly scheduled activities at Shades have been canceled and are planned to resume the week of Monday, March 30.

This decision was made with careful thought, prayer, and counsel from community leaders.  Our staff team is working on creative ways to keep us connected and focused during our time apart. We look forward to being back together soon, hopefully the week of March 30, with a full slate of Wednesday night activities on April 1.

Join us online this Sunday at 9:30am.  Click here for an easy to follow guide of how to access the service online beginning this Sunday, including a list of frequently asked questions.  You can also go straight to the livestream at shades.org/live.

Stay connected and focused.  We’ve created a one-stop place where you can get great resources that will help you stay connected with others at Shades, and invest in those around you in creative ways during this unique time.  You can access this page at shades.org/connect.  Check this site often as resources will be added regularly.

 Live sent.  Use this opportunity, when many things seem uncertain, to share the dependable love of Jesus.  Listen to people around you.  Pray for their needs.  Begin a gospel conversation. Invite them to join us online.

Give to sustain ministry efforts.  If you’re a regular giver, please continue to be faithful with your generosity at Shades. When you continue to give, your financial support allows us as a church to maintain critical ministries that many depend on here in Birmingham, in North America, and around the world.  You can give in person at the church office, by mail, or online at shades.org/give.

Get the latest information.  Find out about ministry updates and future schedule adjustments by following our social channels on Twitter or Instagram @shadesmtn.  You can access similar information online through this blog post at shades.org/updates.

Know that we are praying for you, and we ask you to join us in trusting God’s presence and plan in the days ahead.