The Church at Shelby Crossings
Friday, October 31, 2014
A diverse community of believers developing passionate followers of Christ to impact the world.
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Two Morning Worship Services, Beginning Sept. 14

You won't want to miss this Sunday at The Church at Shelby Crossings!  We'll have two opportunities for worship, at both 9:00 and 10:30 (see below). You'll be inspired by uplifting songs of worship and praise to God, and hear practical truth from his word as pastor Ken Letson begins a new series of messages from the New Testament epistle of 1 John, entitled "Keeping It Real."

Sunday Morning Life Groups

There's no better way to get plugged in to the body life of our church than our Life Groups on Sunday morning.  We began a new cycle of groups for the fall last week, with groups meeting at both 9:00 and 10:30. All of our groups are studying together through the New Testament epistle of 1 John during the fall, in conjunction with Pastor Ken's message series. You can choose a group by the time slot or leader, or you can just find out which group your friends are in and join them there. For more information about our Life Groups, contact small groups pastor Jim Beckner.

On the October Calendar

Nov. 3 - 7, Freedom Week

Our Ecclesia college ministry is hosting a week of fundraising and awareness of modern-day slavery and sex trafficking the week of Nov. 3-7, on the campus of the University of Montevallo. Over the past few years, Ecclesia has raised nearly $10,000 through Freedom Week to help fund ministries dedicated to rescuing victims of human trafficking, both locally and around the world.


One of the events during the week will be "Freedom Fest," on Tuesday, Nov. 4. There will be carnival style games, live music, face painting, food, and ways to get involved and donate to this cause. The event is not only for the students of Montevallo but for the community as well. For more details about Freedom Week, contact college pastor Brett Roney.

Nov. 9, Chili Cookoff

Our Student Ministry will be hosting our second annual church wide Chili Cook-Off and lunch on Sunday, Nov. 9, following our 10:30 morning worship service. Everyone is invited to join us for the lunch and time of fellowship. The cost will be $5 per person, with a family cap of $20, and proceeds will go toward our youth Winter Retreat, coming up in December.


Anyone can enter a pot of chili in the contest. Contestants can enter for free, and eat free. The chili will be judged by members of the Calera Fire Department, and the winner will receive a prize. See the sign-up sheet at the Welcome Table in the worship center on Sunday to sign up your chili for the contest, or contact youth pastor Dean Shirley for more information.