Newsletter August 1, 2014

Pastor's Corner

Dear Friends,

As I mentioned a few weeks back, the next book I would like us to read together is Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. This book is absolutely a classic and a must read! Charles Spurgeon said of this classic, "Next to the Bible, the book I value most is John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. I believe I have read it through at least a hundred times. It is a volume of which I never seem to tire; and the secret of its freshness is that it is so largely compiled from the Scriptures."  Furthermore, Pilgrim's Progress is the most printed and most translated book of all time, next only to the Bible!
Simply stated, Pilgrim's Progress is a Christian allegory. An allegory is "a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one." It tells the story of a man named Christian who sets off on his journey to the Celestial City. In very short order, you will discover that Christian's journey is our journey. You will discover the joys of the Christian life and well as the trials of walking with Christ as you follow along with Christian on his journey.
This book is an exciting read and an excellent book to read aloud with your family. If you have never read it, now is your chance! This book is available for free online in many different places and formats. There is also a new version adapted for children. The original version is great, but if you have young children, I recommend getting a new version published by Great Commission Publications that brings the story to life with colorful illustrations of the story. (Click here to get a copy.)
As I mentioned before, I want us to read books together that will make us want to pick up our Bibles and read them more. I believe Pilgrim's Progress will do just that. In 3-4 weeks, I will post a review over on our Facebook Page and invite you to tell me what you think.  

By His grace and to His praise, 



Read a Book with the Pastor


Prayer Concerns

  • Ministry Coordinator Positions - Please be in prayer that God would raise up two people to fill our youth and children's coordinator positions.
  • Officer Nomination Process - Pray that God would call men in our congregation to serve as deacons and elders.
  • Susan Duncan - Please pray for Susan’s dad, Roland Brown, that antibiotics would heal the infection and damage to his heart valve would be minimal.
  • Aubrey Lammons - Pray for Aubrey as he recovers from knee surgery.
  • Shep Park - Pray for Shep as he recovers from hip surgery.
  • Bill Baldwin - Please pray for Bill as he recovers from back surgery and other health issues.
  • Shelly Caramanian—Continue to pray for her and her family as she nears completion of her cancer treatments.
  • Andrew Mace/Laura Griffin - Please pray for safe travels for Andrew and Laura on a short term mission trip to the United Kingdom with a group from Briarwood Presbyterian.  
  • Serving Overseas:
  •     John Hinshaw (Afghanistan) and Chris Hahnemann (Kosovo)
  • Please pray for persecuted christians in the Middle East.
  • Pray for our expectant mothers - Esther Cook, Erin Harris, Suzie Harrison and Sarah Robins Powell.
  • Continue to pray for members of our congregation with aging parents.
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church - Huntsville, AL
  • Young Life of North Alabama
Send your prayer requests to Cynthia Keen at or call the church office.
Service Opportunities
Nursery: New families are visiting every week and 4 new babies will be born into the Cornerstone family this year. Please contact Janice Martin  @ ( or 256-479-6278) to sign up to serve in the nursery with some of the cutest kids in Christendom.
Children: Due to the large number of younger children, we are starting off with a 3s and 4s preschool class but we may need to divide that quickly. Additionally, we are dividing up some of the upper grades. Contact Kyle Mosier  ( or 256-658-1050)  if you can teach or assist in our children's Sunday School program.

Youth: We are anticipating 45+ youth involved in our youth ministry this fall. Therefore the Junior High (6th-8th) and Senior High (9th-12th) will meet separately for Sunday School. Consequently, we need two additional adults to assist Chris Joiner in the Junior High ministry. Contact Kyle Mosier ( or 256-658-1050)  if the Lord may be leading you to love on these students. 

Greeters: If you are interested in serving, please e-mail Jenni Boerner at


Current Sermon Series

Upcoming Events

Promotion Sunday - Sunday, August 10th.  The new class divisions are:
Preschool (3's & 4's), K-1st, 2nd-4th, 5th, 6th-8th, 9th-12th.

Churchwide Back to School Ice Cream Social -
Sunday, August 10th from 3:30 - 5:30 at Greenwycke Pool.  $3.00 guest swim fee. (Non-swimmers do not need to pay.)  Please RSVP to Gail Kimrey at with number coming and if you can bring homemade (or store bought) ice cream to share.

New Members Class - Sunday, August 3rd and 10th.  We will be meeting during the Sunday School hour.  If you are interested in joining the class, please visit: and sign up!  

Walk for Life - Saturday, August 2nd @ Westminster Christian Academy (237 Johns Road).  Form your walking team.  Family fun: inflatables, face painting, games, free concessions, etc.  For more information visit

Young Business Leaders - Young Professionals Forum - "Developing & Applying a Biblical World View", Thursday, August 7 @ 11:30 a.m. Please join us at the Dynectics Solutions Complex (1004 Explorer Blvd.).  Skip Thompson will be our speaker.  Skip is a native North Alabamian and true leader.  He served as the President and CEO of First American Bank of Alabama, and currently serves as a Partner in a privately owned finance related company.  Cost is $10.  Lunch catered by Little Paul's BBQ.  Pay at the door.  Registration required by Monday, August 4th by e-mail at or calling the YBL office at 256-882-6003. **Guests who are not U.S. citizens need to indicate this as they register.

Back to School Breakfast -
Calling all Cornerstone Ladies.  Please join us at Rolo's Cafe on Airport Road on Tuesday, August 5th @ 8:15.  Please click RSVP to Heidi Honeywell  @ by Friday, August 1st.

Women’s Fellowship -
Please join us on Friday, August 8th at 6 p.m. at the home of Lora Abernathy.  Bring your favorite summer dish or beverage along with the recipe.

Fall Women’s Bible Studies -
Mom2Mom, Tuesday mornings from 9-11 @ First Cumberland, beginning September 2nd.  “Rebuild: A Study in Nehemiah”, Tuesday mornings 9-11 @ First Cumberland beginning September 2nd and Thursday evenings at 6pm  beginning September 4th at the church office.  Registration online at

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