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Our Mission Hasn't Changed

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed May 20, 2020

Our Mission Hasn't Changed

As many of us look ahead to the holiday weekend, we're reminded of our mission: Sending transformed people to influence their world for Christ. That remains, though the COVID-19 pandemic has altered how we engage our mission as a church. 

In the video below, Pastor Danny reminds us to what we're called, honors those who've fought for freedom we didn't earn, and looks ahead to this Sunday. Take a minute to hear from your pastor!


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Class of 2020

Posted in Students  |  By Shades Staff  |  Posted on Wed May 20, 2020

Class of 2020

Class of 2020,

Congratulations!

We're thrilled to celebrate this achievement in your life. Through more than 1,000 Sunday mornings and 250 Wednesday nights, you've been shaped by God's church on Shades Mountain. Know as you step into this next chapter, we're praying for you and we love you.

Take a look at this short video commemorating your milestone!


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A Look Ahead & The Bigger Picture

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed May 13, 2020

A Look Ahead & The Bigger Picture

Pastor Danny recaps the Food Drive-Thru, makes you aware of some details regarding reopening our campus, and looks ahead to his new sermon series launching this weekend!


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Influencing our World for Christ

Posted in Missions  |  By Tim Wheat  |  Posted on Tue May 12, 2020

Influencing our World for Christ

This past weekend, we participated in a Food Drive-Thru to help restock the food supply for Christian Service Mission. What an incredible experience! Not only was it such a blessing to see some 350 cars of smiling, waving people, it was an even greater blessing to see the amount of food you provided. 

All in all, you gave 12,561 pounds of food. That's more than six tons of food which will go to feed thousands of individuals in the greater Birmingham area. The food drive is an expression of what it means to live sent. Through the simple act of buying and bringing food, you all showed the love of Christ in a real and tangible way.


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Serving and Praying for Our Community

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed May 6, 2020

Serving and Praying for Our Community

We hope the Safer-at-Home order has eased a little of the burden for you. We're thankful for the steps our public officials are taking to reopen our state. Take a minute to hear from Pastor Danny regarding life at Shades, specifically information on plans for when we will worship in-person!

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National Day of Prayer

Posted in Adults  |  By Jacob Simmons  |  Posted on Tue May 5, 2020

National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 7, is the National Day of Prayer.

We as a church family will pray with brothers and sisters around the country for our nation and for God's kingdom. Our encouragement is to set aside a few minutes each hour to pray for the Seven Centers of Influence. You can find prayer prompts by clicking the button below.

View Prayer Prompts

Here's a brief overview of the day and the prompts for each hour:

  • 9 a.m. -- Government
  • 10 a.m. -- Military
  • 11 a.m. -- Media Arts
  • Noon -- Business
  • 1 p.m. -- Education
  • 2 p.m. -- Church
  • 3 p.m. -- Family

You can download the document above to revisit the hourly prompts, or you can follow us on social media. At 4 p.m. we'll host a prayer service online where we'll pray for one another's prayer requests and lift up the National Day of Prayer prompts. If you'd like to join our online prayer gathering, you can access the Zoom link sent in Shades Weekly on Wednesday, or you can email Jacob Simmons.

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Church Updates and Opportunities

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed Apr 29, 2020

Church Updates and Opportunities

How do we persevere in this season? Take a minute and hear from our pastor.

In his weekly video to our church family during the pandemic surrounding COVID-19, Pastor Danny updates us on the loss of a valued church member earlier this week and recaps last Sunday's ManChurch. He also provides an update regarding ministry operations at Shades and finally makes us aware of an upcoming opportunity to live sent. Take a look!

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Food Drive-Thru

Posted in Missions  |  By Tim Wheat  |  Posted on Wed Apr 29, 2020

Food Drive-Thru

On Saturday, May 9, we're holding a food drive-thru in partnership with Christian Service Mission.

Church, you've done such a phenomenal job finding ways to live sent during COVID-19, but this is an opportunity for the everyone. And you'll get to see our staff team! We'll have familiar faces at each drop-off location waving to you and unloading your groceries.

The team at CSM is running low on food to distribute to the needy, so we're encouraging every family to go to the store and purchase groceries (canned and boxed grocery items are acceptable). They've met food needs for approximately 5,000 people to date during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to honor and support their efforts in loving our city!

There's no limit to the amount each person can bring, so let's join together to support this wonderful ministry!


Details

  • Any canned or boxed food that is non-perishable … baby food, children, adults is accepted. Specific items are: canned beans, canned vegetables, canned salmon, tuna, chicken, canned soups, chili’s, stews, fruits, canned ravioli, spaghetti, rice, oatmeal, grits, peanut butter, jelly, cereal bars, pop tarts, protein bars, snack items, coffee, and tea. However, any food will be accepted as long as it is contained and sealed. Items in jars are least preferred because of potential breakage.
  • Please have items boxed or sacked in a trunk or tailgate for easy unload.
  • You can drop off your items from 10 a.m. to noon on May 9th at the two following locations at Shades!

Two locations to receive food:

  • North Entrance
  • Preschool Drive-Thru

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New Online Small Group Available

Posted in Adults  |  By Lisa Davis  |  Posted on Thu Apr 23, 2020

New Online Small Group Available

We have a new online small group on Sundays at 11 a.m. for anyone who’s new to Shades or who is not already involved in an Adult Sunday School Class. To sign up for it, email groups@shades.org and you’ll receive an invitation to join us over Zoom. Our hope is that this small group will introduce you to some of the new faces at Shades and stay connected with them throughout quarantine.

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How Do We Stay Together While Apart?

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed Apr 22, 2020

How Do We Stay Together While Apart?

This week, Danny provides several updates to life at Shades during the pandemic. Take a look!

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