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8:00 am
1st Priority Prayer
Gathering 6:00 pm








Deacon's Meeting
7:00 pm

W.O.M. 10:00 am
Staff Meeting
9:30 am
6:00 pm


Deacon Election
Morning Service





Tour at MBA w/
Claude King
9:30 - 1:30 pm

Prayer Group
8:00 am
Staff Mtg 9:30 am
Outreach 6 pm



Fantastic Fall
(Awanas and
Sanctuary Choir)

Student Net
Meeting in
Fellowship Hall




Staff Mtg 9:30 am

Outreach 6 pm
Committee Mtg.
6:00 pm

Quarterly Business
7:30 pm

CCC Soup Kitchen




Staff Mtg 9:30 am

Outreach 6 pm

Awana Ice Cream




Staff Meeting
9:30 am
Outreach 6 pm

Awana Potato Pet


Dr. Ben Hayes, Pastor

Wayne Baggett, Minister of Music/Seniors
Ben Tinley, Minister of Youth & Family Outreach
Tanya Spillman, Childrens Minister

Sunday Schedule

709 Ninth Street SE

Decatur, AL 35601

Church Council
6:30 pm

August 2016

Adult Fellowship
8:30 am
Shocco Summit Leadership


709 Ninth Street SE, Decatur, Alabama 35601



Christian Prayers & Sympathy to

Peggy Baggett and family on the loss of her brother,
Glen Howell. He passed away July 15th.
Tim Gandy on the passing of his mother, Helen
Gandy. She passed away July 19th.

By the way, that is why we are going to be focusing on

prayer in a big way starting August 7 with the Campus
Prayer gatherings at every school in Morgan County. We
are cancelling our evening service so that everyone can go
to the school closest to their homes at 6 p.m. and join in
the prayer meetings. Then on August 12 & 13, we will
have our Prayer Boot Camp, a program written by Dr.
Claude King. More details are available in this newsletter.
Then we will continue our study of prayer in our Discipleship Training hour starting August 14 and continuing until
we complete our study of The Battle Plan for Prayer. I
hope that you will join us for all of these opportunities,
and know that there is so much more in store for us as we
kick-off this new church year. I honestly believe that the
future is as bright as the promises of God.

Southside Baptist Church

(USPS 863-520)
Published Monthly
Periodical Postage
PAID at the
Post Office in Decatur, AL

9:15 a.m. Sunday School

10:30 a.m. Morning Worship, Childrens Church
5:00 p.m. Discipleship Training , Student
Discipleship, Childrens Time
6:00 p.m. Evening Worship

Wednesday Service
5:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.

Fellowship Supper
Youth Game Time
Awana - begins August 10th
Prayer Meeting, Youth Group
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Closed for lunch

(256) 353-8814

What a Summer! Can you believe that it is August, and

school will be starting in a matter of days? I hope that my
statement doesnt cause too much pain to our students and
our teachers. It is just a statement of fact. However, the
Summer has indeed flown by, and I am totally blown
away by what God has done in our church during these
months. Typically, churches struggle during the summer
months, but our attendance has remained strong even
increasing slightly. We have seen growth both through
baptisms and transfer of membership. Our giving has remained steady with less of a downward trend that most
churches face. In short, God has been very good to Southside Baptist Church, and I believe that is because we are
remaining faithful to Him and to His Word. It is imperative that we continue to do so. We must listen for the
voice of the Holy Spirit as He directs our paths in everything that we do.

3rd Friday


From Your Pastor

Prayer Boot Camp


in the grace and knowledge of

our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Remember, your pastor loves you,

Bro. Ben

Sanctuary Choir
Rehearsals Resume Wednesday, August 10th6:30 pm
in the Music Suite! Nows the time to join!

August 12 & 13
Southside Baptist Church
Event is free register by August 7th
Friday, August 12
Dinner, Session 1 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Break 7:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Session 2 7:45 to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 13
Continental Breakfast, Session 3 8:00 to 9:45 a.m.
Break 9:45 to 10:00 a.m.
Session 4 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WOM resumes on August 2nd at 10:00 a.m.

Everyone is invited to hear special guests Karen and Dr. Larry Fite discussing their trip to the
Lakota Indian Reservation in South Dakota. They carried the shoes and OTC medication that
we collected and donated. Lunch will be potluck. Please come join us - you will be blessed.

5Edith Parris, Jeron Witt
6Carolyn Cason, Meagan Pistorius
9Sharon Hamilton, Verna Rakestraw,
Verlon Whaley
10Wallace Johns, Cadince Williams
11Ellen Smith, Sidney Stevens
12Mary Gibson, Peggye Ratliff
13Edward Grubbs
14Matthew Jett
16Ann Allen
17Debbie Griffin
18 - Abby Tinley
19Thomas Asherbranner, Paula Prestwood
21Andrew Jett, Donald Perry
22Pam Gray
23Shelia Parker, Anne Quarles
25Rudolph Schrimsher
26Paul DeVine
28Jan Allison, JoAnn Pointer, Jeff Suggs
29Katherine Hopper, Cindy Michaels
30Ski Belovsky, Jim Lyons
31Ben Hayes

Building Access Supervisor
Purpose and function is to assure access to the
Church before services and to secure the Church
after services under the supervision of the
Pastor. If you are interested, please contact Bro.
Ben Hayes or Chairman of Personnel Committee
Linda Grisham.

Sadly, another summer is quickly coming to an

end. While I love school being out, the hot weather
and all other things associated with the season, I'm
excited to get started on our fall activities! We're
going to kick off our new year on August 10th with
our Awana Registration Night! Have your children
invite their friends and let's get our year started off
strong! While we welcome new kids to Awana all
through the year, it works best for those who can start off from the beginning. We're going to need some more adults to help us in several areas
this year. We are always in need of people to listen to children say their
verses. This is only from 6:00pm until 6:30pm so it doesn't interfere with
any of the other activities you may be involved in on Wednesday nights.
We are also going to need a Council Time Leader. This is the person
responsible for the Bible story each week. Please prayerfully consider
jumping in to work with our children this fall. Many of them have few (if
any) positive Christian role models in their lives. You would be surprised
at how much it means to them to make connections with the adults in our
church. Let me know or call Pam in the church office if you're interested. I
know you will find them to be a wonderful blessing!
Outside Brother Ben's study we have a board set up to help us collect
school supplies for our children and youth. All these items came straight
from the supply lists for our children and youth who attend Southside.
Providing supplies for just one child can easily exceed $100. We want to
help them get the things they need to have a successful school year. If
you can help, choose an item and take that tag off the board. You can
then drop the items off in the box by the board. Ben T. and I will then get
the supplies to the students.
You'll also want to mark your calendar for October 8th. We are planning a
really exciting church-wide event for that date that you will not want to
Wishing you a wonderful August!

Quarterly Business Meeting - Wednesday, August 17, 7:30 p.m.

Adult Fellowship Breakfast Saturday, August 6th at 8:30 a.m.
Come join us at Doubletree Hotel (by the river). Invite a friend or Sunday School prospect and
enjoy fellowship with us - Dutch Treat!

My Cup Overflows Coffee/Tea Room

Randy Barbrey will be our speaker for Brotherhood

Breakfast on Sunday, August 7th at 8:00 a.m.
Randy returned from a trip to Uganda Africa in
March of this year. His son is there working with
the Four Corners Ministries organization. Randy
will share some of his experiences from Uganda.
Prayer Group will meet Tuesday, August 9th at
Java Jaay's Coffee Shop in the meeting room.
George Mills is the prayer group leader.

Southside School Supply Wish List Drive

Join us Sunday mornings between 8:40 and 9:10 a.m. in Room 106. We have coffee, tea, and
refreshments. August refreshments provided by Dave Bittle's class.

CCC Soup Kitchen - August 18th

We will be preparing food for the CCC Soup Kitchen on Thursday, August 18th. Donations to
help purchase the food would be appreciated. You can place your donation in the offering plate
- just be sure to mark your check CCC SOUP KITCHEN. Please see Sharon Shirey if you are
interested in helping serve the food at the CCC.

39er's will not meet in August - resume on Sept. 20th

Deacons Meeting - Monday, August 1st, 7 p.m.

Cell: 256-572-7561
Social Media: @blt4au

We are cancelling our evening service so that everyone can

go the school closest to their homes and join in the prayer
meetings. There will be a leader at every campus to give
instruction and a Prayer Card.

3rd Friday in Downtown DecaturAugust 19th

Thank you for your support of our outreach at 3rd Friday! We have a great location in front of
Pineapples on 2nd Avenue! We need volunteers to work one hour shifts - if you can help contact the church office. See you on the 19th!!

**Please sign-up for all events at the INFORMATION

WALL outside the Youth Room.

Don and Judy Casey

Jeremy Jackson
Yzya Smith
Brody and Ty Dunham
Ed and Marsha Purcell
Bobby and Nancy Balch

Centrikids Campers - Front (l to r): Jack Spillman, Ethin Smith, Aniya

Hubbard, Chloe Alexander. Second row: Mary-Katherine Followay,
Emma Vassar, Yzya Smith, Levi McWhorter, Baylee Followay. Back
row: Sharon Shirey, Tanya Spillman, John Spillman and Frank Smith.

A new backpack filled

with new school
supplies makes any
child feel more
confident as they
head back to school
in August. We want to
help our children and
youth at Southside
feel that confidence!
Please take note of
the School Wish List
board located outside Bro. Ben's downstairs study. Items listed are
supplies specifically needed by our children and youth. Select an
item or more you can donate, return the items to the church (place in
large receptacles provided) and they will be gathered, sorted and
distributed to our children. Thank you for being such wonderful
supporters of our young people!!