Mark Your Calendars

Posted by Chad Cossiboom

In this week's update, Chad Cossiboom looks ahead to Pastor Danny's final Sunday on Aug. 15. Take a look!

Hello church family!

Folks, it is such an exciting season for our church. In just a couple of months, we will celebrate the arrival of our new pastor, George Wright. Later this summer, George and his wife Megan will be getting their family settled in Birmingham and their children in school.  We’ll see George on the platform on Sundays beginning September 12.  

Danny’s last Sunday will be August 15 and we have a great day planned, focused on honoring Danny and his tenure here at Shades. Friends, Danny Wood loves this church! He has loved and served the Shades family well and we want to send him off in a way that reflects our deep appreciation.  

On that Sunday the 15th, we will have one worship service at 9:00. Danny will preach, there will be great music, and we will present special gifts to him and Janice. Following worship, the party starts, with food, activities, photo ops, and opportunities to speak to Danny. It will be a big day for sure … we will get a little nostalgic, we might shed a tear or two, we’ll laugh a lot … in all of it celebrating and loving our pastor, teacher, leader, and friend.

So, wherever and however you keep your calendar—on the side or your refrigerator or on your phone—mark it now for Sunday, August 15. You absolutely do not want to miss it!

This Sunday, Danny continues his sermon series Forty for Forty, with another look at some of the miraculous things God did for his people while they were in the wilderness. Our God was faithful and powerful then and he still is today! Can’t wait to see you on Sunday—either in person or online.