Announcements – July 16 2021

Sermon Preview:

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,

Before I give you a quick preview of Sunday’s sermon for this week, I want to remind you of three wonderful times of fellowship that we have coming up beginning tonight!

Our Friday Family Fellowship is at 5:30 PM tonight at the Church House.

Then, our After Worship Fellowship Lunch is this Sunday. All members and guests are invited to stay for a delicious meal.

Next Sunday, July 25 at 6:00 PM we will gather for our Favorite Hymn Sing, followed by an Ice Cream Fellowship.

And there are two more fellowship opportunities coming up in August!

Our Psummer Psalm Night will be on Sunday August 15 at 6:00 PM.

And our Parenting In the Digital Age Conference is on Friday night August 20 from 5:30-8:00 PM, and Saturday morning August 21 from 8:00-11:00 AM.

This coming Lord’s Day, I will be preaching from Romans 12:2 on the subject of a renewed mind (I was going to entitle this message ‘ Renewing Your Mind,’ but Dr. R. C. Sproul beat me to it!!).

Of course, it is in Romans 12:2 that we find the familiar command to “ be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” And we will also discover that there is a vital link between this “ renewal” and knowing and doing “ the will of God.”

What a joy it will be to explore the eternal riches of this great passage from our Father’s Holy Word!

I love you all so much,



Summer Worship Time Change:

Continuing throughout the summer, Sunday worship will begin at 9:30 AM in the Sanctuary. At 9 a.m. we have our coffee, snack and fellowship time just off the Narthex. We are serving special snacks to the children in the fellowship room at the same time. Parents, please encourage your children to enjoy their snacks where they are served.

Friday Night Fellowship:

Join us TONIGHT for our next Friday Night Fellowship of the summer! We will provide Lawlers barbecue sandwiches and have some water games!

Date: Friday, July 16
Time: 5:30-7:30p
Location: Church house
Food Provided: BBQ sandwiches, sides, drinks, & popsicles!
Bring: Chairs! Squirt guns, scooters, balls, etc.

Please RSVP HERE to help us with our dinner count!

Let Kerry Tameling know if you have any questions or if you would like to help set up!

Second Sunday Lunch:

Our next Second Sunday Lunch will actually be on the THIRD Sunday this month. Please plan to stay after the service on July 18 for a time of food and fellowship. Contact Denise Brown for more details.

Hymn Sing:

We will have a Favorite Hymn Night and Ice Cream Fellowship on Sunday evening July 25 at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary.  Join us as we sing our our favorite hymns and enjoy some sweet fellowship afterwards.  Submit your hymn choices to Jeff Brown at

Parenting Conference:

We want to invite you to our Fall parenting conference, Faithful Parenting in the Digital Age. Undoubtedly, all Christian parents in the modern era must wrestle with questions of technology, screens, explicit material, and the subtle and overt influences that vie for the hearts of their children. This conference targets issues and questions associated with parenting in an age of technology and considers the faithful response of parents who desire to train their children in Christian maturity. Registration begins Thursday, July 15th and ends Friday, August 13th. Please consider joining us for this important time together!

Our speaker is Dr. John Perritt, Director of Resources for Reformed Youth Ministries. John (MDiv RTS ’09 & DMin SBTS ’16) served in youth ministry at Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church for over 12 years. Prior to that, he served in youth ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, MS. He published Your Days Are Numbered (2016), What Would Judas Do? (2017), Time Out! The Gift or god of Youth Sports (2018), Bible 101: Living, Loving & Learning God’s Word (2018), Insecure: Fighting Our Lesser Fears with a Greater One (2019), and Mark: How Jesus Changes Everything (2019). He also serves as the host of RYM’s The Local Youth Worker and co-host for Parenting Today. He and his wife, Ashleigh, have five children and live in Ridgeland, MS.

Here are the conference details and registration information:

Where: Christ Presbyterian Church

When: Friday Evening and Saturday Morning, August 20th and 21st

Childcare: Alongside the conference for parents, we will have nurseries available for young children as well as a Bible club through the age of 12. These childcare times include all sessions of the conference but not the Friday evening dinner or Saturday morning family worship and breakfast. Please indicate on the registration form names, ages, and grades of the children that will be participating.

Cost: The cost of the conference is free. For those joining us at the meals, we do encourage a donation to help offset the cost of food. $10 for adults or $30 for families is recommended.

Registration: You may register for this event by clicking here.

Meals: We will have a Friday night dinner (Tazikis) and a grab-n-go Saturday morning breakfast with family worship. You may donate to the cost of food by clicking here and selecting the “Parenting Conference” tab on the drop-down menu.

Sessions: There will be two primary sessions, Friday night and Saturday morning. Additionally, we will have two breakout session options on Saturday morning. These are “Parenting Priorities: What’s my marriage got to do with it?” and “A Vision for Family Discipleship” Please indicate your breakout session selection preference on the registration form.

Who: Are you interested in inviting friends or family that might be interested in these parenting topics? We would encourage you to invite them to register on the link provided. We look forward to an opportunity to reach out to families who are interested in the conference material as well as opportunities to reach out to families who do not have a church home!


Friday Evening
5:30-6:30 – Dinner (Tazikis)
6:45-8:00 – Session I & Q/A

Saturday Morning
8:00 – Breakfast Starts
8:20-8:45 – Family Worship and Breakfast
9:00-9:45 – Breakout Sessions
10:00-11:00 – Session II & Q/A

Questions: Please contact Matthew Elliott at

Psummer Psalms:

I’m happy to announce that we will continue the tradition of our Psummer Psalms for the 4th straight year!

Please join us for an afternoon/evening of reciting Psalms followed by some food and fellowship. Everyone of any age is invited to memorize one entire Psalm this summer and then come together Sunday afternoon, August 15th, for a recitation and dinner.

Recitation can be individual, or together in a group or family.

Simple steps:

1)  Pick a Psalm, any Psalm
2)  Memorize it
3)  Recite it on Aug 15th, to God’s glory

It’s fine if multiple people pick the same Psalm. This happens every year!

As we get closer to Aug 15, I will send out more details about the event and get you to send me the Psalm you have memorized.

Join us by sending an email to for periodic encouragement and accountability.

Youth Group:

Youth Cookout, Pool, and Cornhole Tourny

On Saturday evening, July 24th, Fred and Kim Forrell have offered up their home and pool for a youth cookout. We will grill burgers, enjoy ice cream Sundays, swim, and crown the winner of a corn hole tournament. We will get started around 4:30 and conclude at 6:30. We do need some parental assistance that evening to help prepare and serve food for our youth. Please contact me if you are interested in helping!

To make sure we have enough food for the evening, help us get a head count by letting us know your youth are coming. Click here.

Youth GeoCaching Scavenger Hunt — And Pizza
On Sunday evening, August 29th, we wanted to invite the youth out to the church grounds for a fun night of food, games, and geocaching … with prizes. We will serve the traditional youth favorite for dinner. A reminder of the fellowship will come out the week before!

Additional Help for the Fall
We are looking forward to starting youth group again this Fall on Sunday evenings! Due to the number of junior high youth (plus additional incoming students), we are needing some assistance with junior high students on Sunday evenings during the teaching time (no teaching required on your part). If you are willing to sit in with the class once or twice during the semester, let me know as we begin to look at schedules for the Fall semester.

Children’s Ministry:

A note from Amanda, our Nursery Coordinator:

First, a huge thank you to those you have volunteered in our nursery during Sunday worship over the past couple of months. It has been a great blessing to our children, nursery staff, and families.

I have created a new sign up extending through the summer months so please click on the link below if you would like to help in the nursery in the coming weeks. Don’t forget our new worship schedule this summer! Since service begins at 9:30, we ask that you arrive in the nursery at 9:15 to help welcome our children in. More details can be viewed on the sign up page.

If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to Amanda Dean or Ashley Turnbull. It has been such a blessing as a parent to see our church as a whole lovingly take part in helping raise our children in a way that points them to their Creator. Thank you all!

Amanda Dean

Senior Fellows:

On Tuesday, July 20 at 10:00 AM the Senior Fellows will visit The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, AL. Church members and guests are welcome. Please contact us at if you plan to attend. Carpools will leave the church at 8:30 AM. The group will have lunch in the area after the event.

On Tuesday, August 3 at 9:00 AM the Senior Fellows will enjoy breakfast, fellowship and a devotional at the Church. Guests are welcome.

Women’s Ministry:

Monthly Lunch: Our next monthly luncheon will be on August 5 beginning at 11:30 at the Timbers Edge Clubhouse located at 1 Timbers Main, Brownsboro. It’s potluck – feel free to bring a dish or just yourself.

Wednesday Summer Fellowships: Make plans to join other ladies in the church for fellowship throughout the summer. Our goal is to connect across generational lines and encourage one another. All ages welcome! Groups will meet on Wednesdays at 10:00 am at Sharon Daughtry’s (5726 Jones Valley Drive, Huntsville 35802) as well as at 6 pm at Panera Bread on Airport Road. Contact Denise for more information.


The weekly bible study and fellowship for career/singles meets at 5:30 PM Sunday evenings at the home of Jim and Sharon Daughtry.

Prayer Requests:

Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Dave Angotti, Zig and Virdia Jastrebski, Ramona Edwards, Bill Dent, Jacky Haynes, Steve Terry, Bill Cowley, Larrabee Kirkland, and Elizabeth Holton.
Bereavement: Please pray for Nikki Profozich, whose father died this week.
Expecting: Please pray for the Deans, expecting in July, and the Prinzingers, expecting in November.
Ministries: Please pray for the following missionaries and ministries: Seth and Jessica Lewis (Ireland); Steve and Rita Williams (New Zealand); Noah and Karleigh Stephens (Thailand); Vinnie and Molly Athey (RUF at UAH); Amos and Jessica Williams (RUF at Alabama A&M); Ken and Angie Burnett (FCA); Franky and Alaina Garcia (church plant in Canada); Dieter Paulson (church plant in Scottsboro, AL); Gannon Miles (seminary student); The Huntsville Pregnancy Resource Center.

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