Just like Old Times

Posted by Shades Staff

Pastor Danny pumps us up for VBS and highlights a few upcoming calendar items. Take a look!

Hello Church!

Two weeks from today, our church campus will be buzzing with children … Vacation Bible School starts on Monday, June 7th and we are pumped! Many of you have jumped in to serve and I appreciate that so much! There are still a few spots available in preschool and Hand in Hand if you are able to help we would love it.  

The biggest need now is PRAYER for this important week. So many people at Shades and everywhere else came to faith through VBS. For some, their very first exposure to the Bible and God’s love happened when a neighbor invited them to Vacation Bible School. During these five days, seeds will be planted … hearts will be changed …and the kingdom of God will grow! So let’s all pray for three things:

  • For the details because there are a bunch!
  • For the children who will hear of God’s mercy and grace and the life-changing gift of Jesus.
  • For the families represented that their hearts would be softened for the lord as they listen to their children talk about what they learned at VBS and the songs they will sing over and over and over!

Next Wednesday, June 2nd, at 6:30, there will be another Pastor Search Prayer Gathering. This time, we will meet together in person in the Conference Center. It will be a time of worship and guided prayer as we lift up the 4 Ps of the search for the next pastor: the pastors (my family and the next pastor), the process, the personnel, and the people. As the search process moves along, your prayers are more important than ever. The committee has continued to evaluate candidates and has narrowed the list. So plan to join us next Wednesday evening at 6:30.

I hope you’ve had a chance to check out the summer schedule at There are a number of things going on in every ministry area. Lots of opportunities for serving, for outreach, and for fellowship. Seems like old times! So make the effort to place some of these on your summer calendar and enjoy serving the Lord and hanging out with some of the greatest people in Birmingham!     

This Sunday will be another great day of worship at Shades. Chad Cossiboom will preach this week, bringing a message from the book of Philippians. You don’t want to miss it. We’ll see you Sunday … either in person or online.