The Church at Shelby Crossings
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
A diverse community of believers developing passionate followers of Christ to impact the world.
Nehemiah Message Series

Join Us This Sunday

You and your family are invited to join us for worship this Sunday at Shelby Crossings. You'll be inspired by uplifting songs of praise to God, and hear practical truth from his word. Our worship service begins at 10 a.m., but why don't you come a little earlier and join us for one of our Life Groups, which meet at 9:00 a.m. in Building C. We'll see you Sunday!
It's a great time to come get involved in a Life Groups.  We'll be kicking off a new cycle of groups this Sunday, July 6, and you can choose the topic or group that best interests you.  Some of the studies are based on popular Christian books or subjects relevant to your Christian life, while others are based on specific studies from the Bible.  It's a great opportunity to come try out a group, make some new friends, and grow in your walk with Christ.  The groups meet at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays, in Building C.  For more info, talk to small groups pastor Jim Beckner.
Check out the list of groups, and come get plugged in to a Life Group!

Starting September 14 We Will Have Two Services

Calendar PhotoIn case you missed the announcement last Sunday, The Church at Shelby Crossings will going to two Sunday morning worship services, starting Sept. 14. The services will be at 9:00 and 10:30 and will be identical in content, and we will have simultaneous activities for children, youth and adults at the same time.
At 9:00, we will continue to have adult and youth Life Groups, children's Bible lessons and preschool Angel Choir--just as we have now, but with a little more time before the worship service. During the 10:30 service, we will also have adult Life Groups, and will have our Pathway for children.

Missionary Biography Book Club

Our summer Missionary Biography Book Club has been a big success, with several children having read more than ten books about missions in less than two months. Children, please bring your blue reading slip with you to Pathway this week, along with any books you may still have checked out.  Thanks to the Skip and Carole Coulter for leading our MBBC this summer, and to all the children (and parents) who participated.

Men's Pistol Shoot, Aug. 23

Target PhotoOur men's ministry will be hosting Pistol Shoot on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Double Tap Training Grounds in Calera.  The pistol shoot will be 9 a.m. to 12 noon with lunch afterwards.  The cost for this event is $20 (includes lunch).  This event is pistol only (no rifles or shotguns).  Paper targets will be provided but please bring eye and ear protection if you have it. Ownership of a gun or previous experience with one is not required. There will be several guys available to teach new shooters. If you don't have a gun, there will be some provided but please contact Scott Schuttinga at 205.966.5894 or to make arrangements for ammo. Please sign up in advance by contacting Scott.

Back-2-School Church Picnic - Aug 27

Picnic Photo Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for a fun time of food, fun and fellowship with the Shelby Crossings family at our "Back-2-School Picnic," on Wednesday night, Aug. 27, at Veteran's Park in Alabaster.  This event will take the place of all of our regular Wednesday night activities and small groups.
We'll begin gathering at Pavilion 7 at the park around 5:00 and hope to be set up for our dinner around 6:00 p.m.   Our picnic dinner will be around 6:30.  The picnic will be "potluck," and each family is asked to bring enough food for their family, plus one person, to share.  Please also bring a 2-liter drink.  Paper goods, cups, utensils and ice will be provide.  This is a church wide event, and everyone is invited.

Training Day - Sept. 6

Attention all leaders...servants...Christians:  If you're involved in serving or teaching at Shelby Crossings--or if you'd like to be--you'll want to join us for our "Training Day" on Saturday morning, Sept. 6, from 9:00 to 12:00 noon.  There will be opportunities for training in several different areas of ministry, including working with children and preschoolers, leading small groups, working in sound, lighting and projection for our worship services, and greeter training, among others. We will have two separate training sessions, and you can be a part of one or both.  Childcare will be provided.  Plan to be with us for this helpful morning of training, fellowship and encouragement, as we seek to honor the Lord with all of our ministries.


Ministry Opportunities

Want to get involved in ministry at Shelby Crossings?  As our church continues to grow, so too do the needs, and that means more opportunities to serve the Lord through our church.  We have several needs for volunteers for are looking for a place to serve, and we'd love to get you plugged in.  Here's a list of a few of our immediate needs:
  • Greeters for our Sunday worship services
  • Bi-weekly cleaning of buildings
  • Children's & preschool teachers and nursery workers
  • Sound board and media projection operators
  • Small group hosts and co-leaders
If you would be interested in serving in any of the above areas, or in another area not listed, please let the staff know and we'll try to get you connected.