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Resetting for What's Next

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed Jan 13, 2021

Resetting for What's Next

We're refocusing our eyes to God and others in 2021. In his weekly update, Pastor Danny reflects on his retirement coming this fall, the plan for the search process, and an update to the Who's Your One rally. Take a look!


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God's Doing Some Amazing Things

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Thu Jan 7, 2021

God's Doing Some Amazing Things

Pastor Danny's weekly update is back! This week, Danny looks to an important message this Sunday, the ordination of three new deacons coming, and how we can continue to care for one another with best health and safety practices. Take a look!

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Christmas at Shades

Posted in From the Pastor  |  By Danny Wood  |  Posted on Wed Dec 9, 2020

Christmas at Shades

As we begin to close out this challenging year, Pastor Danny guides us through what's happening here at Shades. Take a look!

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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 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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