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Hope is Alive

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Thu Dec 3, 2020

Hope is Alive

Pastor Danny talks through Hope is Alive, our upcoming holiday event schedule, and finishing our sermon series in Psalms. Take a look!

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A Season of Advent

Posted in Uncategorized  |  By Jordan Cox  |  Posted on Tue Dec 1, 2020

A Season of Advent

We're in the month remembering Christ's coming, and the resulting hope, love, joy, and peace we've been given.

Shades Preschool, Shades Kids, and Shades Students all have various Advent resources to help your family worship throughout this season. 

We also taped four episodes of The Shades Podcast specifically for this time of year. Bradley Patton sat down with Sarah Kent, Stephanie Hartsell, and Jeremy Horton to discuss how to walk through these Advent guides with preschoolers, children, and students. But they also talk about what truth of Christ's coming for us means to them. Each episode will release over the next four weeks. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast below!

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A Season of Gratitude

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Tue Nov 24, 2020

A Season of Gratitude

In his weekly update, Pastor Danny encourages to carry a spirit of gratitude with us this Thanksgiving week. He also covers some exciting upcoming events here at Shades -- take a look!


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Faithfully Blessed

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed Nov 18, 2020

Faithfully Blessed

The Lord has faithfully blessed us, and we want to work together to bless others.


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Hope in Uncertainty

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Thu Nov 5, 2020

Hope in Uncertainty

It's hard to believe it's time to talk about Christmas, but before we announce some exciting plans, we have some other things to make you aware of. Take a look at this week's update from Pastor Danny!

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Time Change this Weekend

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed Oct 28, 2020

Time Change this Weekend

We're rolling into November, which is so hard to believe, but things are picking up here at Shades! We have an important message this Sunday, in addition to the time change, and the deadline for submitting deacon nominations is coming up.

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Another Exciting Sunday

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Thu Oct 22, 2020

Another Exciting Sunday

We have another exciting weekend coming! More Sunday School classes are returning, we'll celebrate baptism and more activities continue to resume each week! Take a look at today's weekly update.

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McElwain Update | New Name & New Pastor

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Thu Oct 22, 2020

McElwain Update | New Name & New Pastor

We have some exciting new updates about the Shades and McElwain adoption process! Last Sunday, our relationship with McElwain became official, and with the completion of this significant step, there are three terrific announcements to share!

First, McElwain Baptist Church is now Hope Community Church. You can watch and read more below about how we landed on this name. Second, we're sending out one of our own to serve as pastor at Hope Community. Jacob Simmons, Minister to Single Adults and Pastoral Care, will become pastor of Hope Community, effective November 1. Third, there will be an interest meeting for anyone wanting to learn more about ways to get involved with Hope Community. Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 1 at 6 PM in the Student Building to learn more about how you can join this work.

Take a look at the videos below for all the details!

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Exciting Fall Plans

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Thu Oct 8, 2020

Exciting Fall Plans

It's hard to believe Christmas is just 12 weeks away! But before we all look to our lists, gatherings, and trips, let's take a look at what's happening here at Shades.

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Things are Moving

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed Sep 30, 2020

Things are Moving

The cooler weather, the change of seasons, the return of SEC football remind us that things are moving along. Take a look at this week's church update!

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