Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,
First, just a reminder that everyone is invited to the Picnic tonight at 5:30 pm at the church house. No worries if you didn’t RSVP – everyone is welcome! There will be plenty of BBQ, brisket, sides, drinks, and sweets! We look forward to a great time of fellowship together!
Then, on Sunday in Worship our sermon will come from 1 Peter 1:14-16. This will be our fifth message on ‘The Church: The People of God.’ We will be considering the Church as a ‘Holy People.’
More specifically, we will be seeking to understand why Christians are so frequently called “saints” in the New Testament (see 1 Cor. 1:2 for one example), and what the Apostle Peter means when he says, “but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct” (1 Pet. 1:15).
Also this week in our Adult Sunday School Class on ‘The Fundamentals of the Christian Faith,’ we will be continuing our examination of Protestant Liberalism, the characteristics that define it, and its relationship to the rise of theological Progressivism.
Your Session believes that this is one of the most important topics we’ve ever covered in Sunday School as it relates directly to the challenges that virtually every Christian denomination is presently facing, including our own. I hope you will join us this week for study and discussion!
I love you all, and pray for you always!
If you haven’t yet, please use the link below to sign up in the new church directory.
New Members Class:
Sunday May 15, 2:00-6:00 PM in the Fellowship Area. A supper will be served. Sign Up for the class today at the table in the Narthex.
Tonight, Friday April 29th at 5:30 p.m. at the church house and fields. Everyone is welcome!
It’s an exciting time at Christ Pres, as we move into spring and summer!
First, our new check-in procedure for nursery will begin on Sunday, May 1st. When you arrive, you will go to the new iPad station (near the nurseries), find your last name, and “check-in” your infants and toddlers. The printer will then print labels that we will put on their backs. This will include name, contact information, and allergies. It will help our staff members keep the children safe and secure. It will also keep attendance. Visitors may also check-in via the iPad. Amanda and I will be there to help.
Secondly, VBS is LIVE! We are utilizing the new Planning Center program. You will click the link HERE, log in to your PC account, and select those you want to register. For example, I can choose to register myself and Kate as “volunteers” and the boys as “attendees.” It will allow you to choose t-shirt size, include allergy information, and pay.
Please register both volunteers (adult/youth) and children. You’ll receive a confirmation email once completed. This is how we will communicate with volunteers, order t-shirts, place youth/children in age groups, and check-in attendees.
Feel free to invite a friend, neighbor, or cousin! Registration will be open until mid May. Amanda and Erin still need help, so reach out to them if you are able!
I am so thankful to see each of you at church and Sunday school regularly. You are all so faithful! Our children’s ministry and nursery ministry is overflowing, and I pray you also reach out to the many visitors we have each week. It is a blessing to work with your families!
Below you will find the Winter/Spring dates for youth group, which meets at 4:30 PM at the church house.
On May 3 at 9 AM the Senior Fellows will have breakfast and fellowship in the fellowship hall. Please email us at seniorfellows@
The next meeting will be at 10:30 AM on May 19 at the church. We are delighted to announce that Eleanor will be leading us in making clay doves! If you know for sure that you will be able to attend, please let us know so we can correctly estimate the supplies needed to make them. For sign up and any questions you may have please contact Kathy Cooper, Kathy Hightower, or Suellen Dempsey.
Monthly Lunch: Our next monthly luncheon will be on May 5 beginning at 11 AM at the Timbers Edge Clubhouse located at 1 Timbers Main, Brownsboro. It’s potluck – feel free to bring a dish or just yourself. If you have questions or transportation needs please contact Pat Galecki at 256-244-0612
Winter/Spring Bible Studies: The Tuesday study for mothers meets at 9:30 AM at the church. Contact Amy Schnorrenberg for more info.
Baby Shower: There will be a baby shower for Katie Jackson from 3-5 on May 1. Location at the home of Cheryl Johnson.
Career/Singles meet on Sundays at the Daughtry home at 5:30 PM.
Healing: Please pray for the health of the following individuals: Virdia Jastrebski, Ramona Edwards, Bill Dent, Cynthia Dent, Steve Terry, Bill Cowley, Elizabeth Holton, and Jean Terry. Additional details may be found in the Ministries/Prayer Requests section of the church website.
Expecting: Please pray for the Jacksons (June); the Thornhills (August); the Thompsons (September).
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); Marcus and Jessica Nobles (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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288 Old Highway 431
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763