Newsletter October 24, 2014

Pastor's Corner

Dear Friends,

As promised, I want to introduce our next book to read together: "Growing Your Faith - How to Mature in Christ" by Jerry Bridges. Jerry Bridges is my favorite author and theologian. Perhaps he is my favorite because he has had such a profound impact on my growth in Christ. The very first Christian book I ever read was "The Pursuit of Holiness." That book radically changed me as I then saw God's calling for my life, and the call for every believer, was to pursue holiness and grow in Christ.

Another reason that I appreciate many of Jerry Bridges’ works is because he is ruthlessly biblical in the way that he writes and applies the Word of God. Similarly, Bridges does yeoman's work by taking some of the old theologians and making their writings accessible and practical for everyday believers.  

"Growing Your Faith" by Jerry Bridges is available from most online retailers and in ebook formats. I have selected this particular book by Bridges because of the uniqueness of the work. As Bridges will tell you in his forward to this book, "Growing Your Faith" is actually a compilation of eight different books written by him. His publishers recognized that many of his writings dealt with a believer’s growth in Christ, so why not take the main themes of those books and compile them into one. The result is a great book that I am certain will not only help you mature in Christ, but also, I hope, will whet your appetite to pick up other books by Jerry Bridges to read and study. His works are also excellent resources for small group study so consider selecting one of his books for your next Bible study.

by His grace and to His praise, 

Read a Book with the Pastor


Prayer Concerns

Children's Ministry Coordinator  - Continue to pray that God would raise up someone to fill our Children's Coordinator position.

Ann Keown - Ann has been hospitalized in Nashville following a fall which injured her leg.  Please be in prayer that she will not require surgery.

Pray for healing - Aubrey and Ann Lammons and Shelly Caramanian.

Serving Overseas:

    John Hinshaw (Afghanistan)
    Noah Evans (Afghanistan)
    Chris Hahnemann (Kosovo)

Please pray for persecuted Christians in Iraq and Syria.

Pray for our expectant mothers - Esther Cook, Erin Harris, Suzie Harrison and Katie Park.

Pray for sister PCA church: Southwood Presbyterian Church - Huntsville, AL

Pray for Local Ministry:  Choose Life of North Alabama

Pray for CPC Ministry: Pray for Mike King and the Student Ministries Leadership Team.
Send your prayer requests to Cynthia Keen at or call the church office.


Men’s 5-week small group study:  Men are invited the join the follow-up to Pastor Shirleys' talk: “The 5 Priorities of the Christian Life."  We will meet the next 4 Friday mornings at 6:30am at Little Rosies and conclude by 7:35am. Contact Bob Boerner at for more information.

New Members Class - Sunday, November 2nd and 9th @ 9:45. Please visit: to sign up!

Youth Event @ Shakalaka - Monday, November 10th, from 7-8 p.m.  RSVP by Nov. 9th to  Space is limited.

YBL Fall Luncheon - Wednesday, Nov. 12th @ 11:30 at The Jackson Center (6001 Moquin Drive, NW, Huntsville, AL  35806).  Speaker is Bill Yeargin, President and CEO of Correct Craft, Inc.  Registration required by Friday, Nov. 7th, by calling YBL office at 256-882-6003 or email  Tickets are $25/each.

Outreach Opportunity - Every year, InFocus (UAH Campus Ministry) places int'l students in American homes for Thanksgiving dinner.  If you are interested in hosting 1-2 students, please e-mail Huggy An ( by Nov. 14 with the full name of the host, email, phone number, and home address.

Thanksgiving Celebration Lunch - We will celebrate Thanksgiving together as a church family on Sunday, November 23rd at Monte Sano Lodge.  Please save the date and watch for details to come.

2015 Cornerstone Short-Term Mission Trip to the Yakama Indian Reservation in Washington State, May 30-June 6. An informational meeting will be held in the choir room after Sunday School on Sunday, Nov. 16th at 11:00am. A $100 non-refundable deposit for each participant is required to reserve a spot on the trip. Participants must be 13 and older. Students 13-15 must come with a parent.

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