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Church Calendar & Announcements on Website The official church calendar and most up-to-date announcements are now available as tabs on the top of the church website. Have an announcement? Let Brother Will Jackson know.

Get texts about important SHBC info! The church is now able to send important messages via text, not just email! If you would like to sign up to receive text messages from the church, we are legally required for you to “opt-in” via this quick form. You can opt-out by using the same form. You will NOT receive texts from the church until you complete the form or call the church office to specifically request to be added to our new text list. Thank you for your understanding. We will keep texts to important information and a weekly link to this page on our website once the announcements have been updated.
It’s Shoebox Time! Don’t forget to turn in your Operation Christas Child Shoeboxes by November 12! If you forget Sunday, bring them ASAP during the week. More info and suggestions can be found here.
We have so many fun activities planned this Thanksgiving and Christmas season, we’ve compiled a list. You can also check out the live, interactive church calendar here.
Looking for somewhere to serve? We have several areas of community ministry that need more volunteers. If you would be available to help serve as a driver or co-pilot for the van ministry, please see a deacon. We also are building our community prayer ministry. If you would like to join, see Brother Will for information and training. Our food pantry also needs items. Check out the flyer in the lobby.
Prime Timers Get Together for November 11 has been canceled due to weather.
Photographer on November 12 There will be a professional photographer taking candid shots of church members/activities for us to use in church publications and media. If you have a specific concern about being excluded from any pictures, please see Bro. Will.

200th Alabama Baptist Convention The 200th state Convention will be held November 14-15 at FBC Montgomery. All are welcome to attend. For more info, visit https://alsbom.org/convention/ .

Ladies Retreat – Love One Another Y’all! We will be hosting a Ladies Retreat on January 5-7, 2024 in Mentone. We had an amazing response and had to change retreat locations. The total cost will now be $150. A non-refundable deposit is needed by Oct. 15 and total payment by Nov. 26. Please make checks out to SHBC (Women’s Retreat in the memo line) or pay cash and give to Laura Bennett. You can also give online, just be sure to mark “Women’s Retreat” in the notes section and let Laura know to mark you as paid. See Laura Bennett for questions.

Are you Foll-o-ween Jesus? Shirts now available! To help us purchase equipment like tents and lighting for our large events like the Fall Festival, the Social Committee is doing a shirt fundraiser. Short-sleeve $15. Sweatshirt $28. Go to 419crafters.com, call Heather Gooch, or sign up by the display in the lobby. Orders are due by November 15.

Brookside Community Thanksgiving We will have our community Thanksgiving service at 6PM on Nov. 19 at Lee’s Chapel. Due to limited parking, we will be coordinating shuttle service from our parking lot. Meet us at our parking lot at 5:30PM to carpool/ride the church bus.

Caring Center Update Did you know that our church helps to support the North Jefferson Caring Center? In addition to providing over 300 families/month with food assistance, they also have over 100 families/month that receive help from their clothes and toy closet. They regularly need plastic grocery sacks, clothes, toys, etc. to assist families. If you are able to help, contact Bro. Will.
Thanks for helping the Food Pantry The Food Pantry needs donations of canned soup and fruit (we have plenty of veggies)! Thank you for your help!
Choir Needs You Did you used to sing in choir? Have you ever thought about? Now is the time to join us as we prepare for Christmas! Practice Wednesday Nights at 7:30PM after the service!

Aletheia House Hygiene Drive Aletheia House is hosting a hygiene drive to help low income families and homeless veterans in the Bessemer area (men and women). See the lobby flyer or Kayla Martin for details.

Scheduling Church Activities Christmas is just around the corner! If you would like to book the Fellowship Hall for your church group, remember that the calendar opens to personal use by church members 2 months out. Contact the church office for details or send a scheduling request by filling out this form.

A Call to 2 Chronicles 7:14 Prayer Join us Wednesday mornings at 8AM in the Sanctuary for Midweek 714 Prayer. Each week we will focus on a specific area of the church to pray over & submit to God. See Bro. Will for details. Even if you cannot join, a weekly Prayer Focus can be found in the bulletin and monthly prayer guide in the lobby with a daily Scripture and prayer topic. Prayer starts with you.
THIS WEEK’s PRAYER FOCUS: the Church including our fellow congregations and local association. To see the prayer guide, click here.

Prayer Request Box There is now a prayer request box in the lobby by the bulletin board.

Behold God Is With Us! This Christmas season, we will have a special daily devotional/prayer guide as we remind ourselves of the amazing hope, peace, love, and joy God gives to us through Jesus, our Savior. It will begin Dec. 1 through Christmas Day. Each week, we will sing songs and have special scripture readings to match the weekly focus. Copies will be available in the lobby and online on Nov. 26.

Safety Plans & Training Our church leadership and safety teams are updating all of our safety plans and training to make sure each ministry area can focus on their mission. As we have moved Sunday School rooms, make sure you know the location of the fire exits in your area. Stay tuned in coming weeks for more information. If you have any specific questions or concerns, speak with Brothers Will or Corey.

Got Kids Under 18? We now ask that all church members use the elevator as their primary entrance to the second floor to help improve our church security. We will begin checking-in all preschool, children, and youth at a new Safety Desk in the elevator lobby of the second floor. The check-in process will change over the next few weeks as we implement an app based check-in software. Volunteers in preschool, children, and youth will get more information and training as we continue to update our safety protocols. Parents please also make sure your contact information is up to date!

Don’t Forget the Watering Hole! Different adult Sunday school classes bring pot-luck breakfast to help fuel us for 9:45AM study in the Bible. Make sure you don’t forget (but don’t worry you can still eat … there is always plenty!)
November 12: Won by One
November 19: Properties & Prayer Warriors
November 26: Come & See, Soul Sisters, & Whosoevers
December 3: Waters/Bennett & College & Career
Deacon of the Week (November 5): Sam Trusty
Deacon of the Week (November 12): Adam Waters
Deacon of the Week (November 19): Joe Taylor
Deacon of the Week (November 26): Anthony Andrews