Join Us for Worship
"I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the (ware)house of the Lord!" --Psalm 122:1
You're invited! We would like to invite you to be our guest and come experience the life-changing community called "the church." You will find real people who face real problems every single day. The difference-maker in their lives? The love of God and the love of the people who are the church.
Winter Weather Plans
The forecast for possible snow in our area later today and tonight serves as a good reminder to pass on our plans in the event of winter precipitation at a time when we have church events scheduled, especially on a Sunday morning or Wednesday night. If we do get snow or freezing precipitation so that travel is hazardous, and our staff and elders decide to cancel or postpone services, we will communicate in a timely fashion to our members and regular attenders via email (to this ePistle mailing list) and through our Facebook and Twitter pages. As for individual small groups that meet off-campus, group leaders will communicate with their groups to let you know about any changes in schedule.
Refresh Women's Ministry
Ladies Birthday Bash!
You are invited to a birthday party...foreveryone!, coming up Thursday night, Feb. 18. We'll eat cake and ice cream and have a great time of "partying" together, no matter what month you were born. This will be our Refresh women's ministry event for the month of February. Plan to bring a snack or drink to share, and bring along a friend or two! Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
Our ladies are taking orders for those who would like to purchase Shelby Crossings t-shirts, with the proceeds going toward helping out with the "Refresh" women's ministry beach retreat, coming in May. T-shirts will be available in youth and adult sizes, and will be available to purchase for $20 each. See one of our leadership team members to see the design, and to place your order. Or for more details, contact Nan Letson.
Guys, mark your calendars and make plans to join your friends from Shelby Crossings for a men's fellowship breakfast, on Saturday morning, Feb. 27, at 8:00. We'll enjoy some good food and good fellowship, hear a brief challenge, and also discuss some other men's ministry events for 2016, including some opportunities to serve our community together. Stay tuned for details in the coming weeks, and begin now inviting your friends. If you'd like to help out with the breakfast, contact Mike Herrera.
The Church at Shelby Crossings will be receiving nominations for new elders the next couple of weeks, through Sunday, Feb. 14. Nomination forms will be available at the Welcome Center in Building C. If you are a covenant-signed member of our church, please prayerfully complete a nomination form and place it in an offering basket after the service. Per church bylaws, prospective elders must have been members at Shelby Crossings for a minimum of two years. After the nominations, we will begin an extended process over the next few months to discern who God is leading to be our new elders.
Opportunities to Serve Others
Local Food Delivery
The city of Calera is seeking volunteers to pick up and deliver food to elderly citizens during the middle of the day. It would require picking up food at the Senior Citizen Center in the late morning, and delivering it to 12-15 people around the city. You can volunteer as an individual, or if we have enough who would like to help, we can take a day of the week as a church and cover that day each week. If you're interested, contact Pastor Ken, or if you need more information, you can contact Brandi at the city of Calera (668-3028).
Opportunities to Serve Your Church
Want to get involved in ministry at Shelby Crossings? As our church continues to grow, so too do the needs, especially since with the addition of a second worship service in the last year. 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:
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.