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Keep Up the Good Work

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Chad Cossiboom  |  Posted on Wed Sep 23, 2020

Keep Up the Good Work

In this week's video update to our church family, Chad tackles some safety protocols that make a big difference in our time together on Sundays, highlights our decision to adopt McElwain Baptist Church, and tells us about an exciting new staff change. Take a look!

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A New Relationship

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed Sep 16, 2020

A New Relationship

This past Sunday was such an exciting morning; it was such a joy to see more of your smiling eyes on campus! This Sunday night, we'll have important churchwide vote on next steps in our possible relationship with McElwain Baptist Church, and we also have a great next five weeks in our study of the book of Job!

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An Exciting Next Step

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed Sep 9, 2020

An Exciting Next Step

We begin our new Sunday schedule this weekend, and with this change comes expanded ministry happening at Shades! In today's update, Pastor Danny covers our new schedule details, provides an update on McElwain Baptist Church, and encourages all of us to get involved by volunteering. Take a look! 

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God is at Work

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed Sep 2, 2020

God is at Work

We have a different worship schedule this Sunday in observance of Labor Day, ongoing conversations with McElwain are progressing, and we have volunteer needs in advance of our next phase of our Better Together plans coming Sept. 13. It's all covered in this week's update. Take a look!

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Worshipping at Shades

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed Aug 26, 2020

Worshipping at Shades

The calendar is nearly to September, and we have many exciting things happening here at Shades. To hear all about them, check out this week’s video update!

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Exciting Days at Shades

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed Aug 12, 2020

Exciting Days at Shades

These are great days at Shades! We're thick in the middle of our ONE Month emphasis, there are exciting new details of our Better Together plan coming in September, and we have a new sermon series launching this weekend. Take a look!


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Fall at Shades

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Thu Aug 6, 2020

Fall at Shades

The fall at Shades is going to look different, but we're still committed to finding creative, meaningful ways to stay together. There are some ways to get involved in ONE Month as well as some Better Together updates to be aware of. Take a look!


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Living Sent in Every Season

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Fri Jul 31, 2020

Living Sent in Every Season

The calendar is turning to August, and as we anticipate another month, we're reminded that our mission remains the same ... no matter the circumstance.

We have a lot to cover as August comes rolling around, so take a look at our latest update!


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McElwain Church Adoption

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

McElwain Church Adoption

Updated Sept. 20, 2020

Last Sunday, the McElwain church body met to discuss moving forward with a potential relationship with Shades. They voted overwhelmingly -- with more than 96% in favor -- to proceed. This affirms how the Lord has worked in each step of this evaluation.

Earlier this week, our leadership met with deacons and the finance committee to review due diligence. After discussion, both groups voted unanimously to move forward.

So tonight, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m., we'll hold a church-wide business meeting in the Worship Center. 

I, along with our leadership, will talk about next steps and our plans for a relationship with this new church. We'll also answer your questions and hold a vote. Please make plans to be with us in-person, but if you cannot, you can still participate online. Join us on livestream, where you'll still be able to send in questions and vote electronically!

We've put together a document to answer some questions you may already have. If you've seen the video below I recorded first announcing this plan, know that we've sought to be flexible and open, following God's guidance in how to best partner with McElwain. Click the link to review the FAQs, and I'll see you tonight, either in-person or online!

Frequently Asked Questions


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We're in This Together

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Thu Jul 23, 2020

We're in This Together

We're moving forward. Even as we still grapple with COVID-19 in our country, here at Shades, we're finding innovative ways to pursue our mission as a church. Some bring us together and others allow us to remain apart. No matter where you are, we're in this together as a church family.


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