Summer at Shades

Vacations, trips, sports, and holidays claim our time and before we know it our families are apart more than they’re together. What if we thought about our summer differently? What if instead of doing all the things, we decided instead to BE?

Be Intentional | Be in Prayer | Be Sent

May 30 - August 3
At Shades & in the Community
Opportunities for Every Age

Be Intentional

In what’s happening this summer at Shades and invite someone far from God to join you.


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Shades Preschool has numerous opportunities this summer for your family to connect with other families in our community. We believe spending time together encourages one another and helps you remember there are other families on the journey of discipleship with you. Check out how you can be intentional this month with the events below!

Vacation Bible School

June 6 - 10 | 9 AM - 12 PM

Parent Panel Lunch for Parent Dedication

June 12 | 11:30 AM - 1 PM

Ross Bridge Playground

June 15 | 5:30 - 7 PM

Itty Bitty City at McWane

June 22 | 9 - 10:30 AM

Date Night

June 24 | 6 PM - 9 PM

Parent Dedication

June 26 | 4:30 PM

Mommy and Me Music Camp

June 28-30


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Join in on the fun with Shades Kids this summer! Grab your 1st-6th grader and come hang out with other families as we seek to live in community together. There are tons of ways you can connect with us all summer long!

Vacation Bible School

June 6 - 10 | 9 AM - 12 PM

Taco Mama Meetup Vestavia

June 14 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Whole Scoop Meetup Hoover

June 16 | 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Family Fun Night

June 17 | 6 PM - 9 PM

Summer Camp

June 20 - 23

Splash Pad Hoover

June 28 | 1 PM - 3 PM

Homewood Park

June 29 | 9 AM - 11 AM

Special Needs - Hand in Hand

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Our Special Needs Ministry seeks to provide a loving atmosphere for those with special needs and to minister to their families by providing a welcoming and loving place for their child so that they can fully participate in the life of the church.

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Hand in Hand family bowling at Oak Mountain Lanes

June 25 | 4 - 6 PM

Registration Required (coming soon)

Hand in Hand Play Day

June 29 | 9 AM - 12 PM


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It's a jam-packed summer for Shades Students! From a Braves game to a day by the water to Taco Tuesdays every week, you won't want to miss hanging out with other students during your break!

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Summer Hangs

June 6 | 6 - 8 PM

Taco Tuesday Lunch

June 7 | 12 PM

Summer Hangs

June 13 | 6 - 8 PM

Taco Tuesday Lunch

June 14 | 12 PM

Spring Valley Beach

June 17 | All Day

Summer Hangs

June 20 | 6- 8 PM

Summer Hangs

June 27 | 6 - 8 PM

Taco Tuesday Lunch

June 28 | 12 PM

Mission Night

June 29 | 6 - 8 PM

Be in Prayer Together

As a family for one another, our church, and the world once a week for 5 minutes.

How Do We Pray?

  • Choose a time to gather each week.
  • Share prayer requests together.
  • Spend 5 minutes in prayer together.

Don't Know What to Pray for?

Pray for One Another

Share prayer requests, worries and hopes with one another and pray for each other.

Pray for Summer at Shades

Pray for our summer events at Shades and for God to use them to introduce people to Jesus.

Pray for our World

Pray for our mission partners around the world and for trips we take as a church this summer.

Be Sent

Sharing and showing others the life found in Christ in and through your everyday activities.

Service & Volunteer Opportunities

Share the message of Jesus through word and deed.

Vacation Bible School | Volunteers

Mon, Jun 6 - Fri, Jun 10

Student Summer Camp | Leaders

Mon, May 30 - Jun, 3

Mission Projects

Go with a team to share the gospel around the world.