Newsletter August 8, 2014

Pastor's Corner

Dear Friends,

I hope that everyone has had a great week and that many of our families have enjoyed their first week back to school. 
Just as a new school year has begun, it is also the start of a new season of ministry at Cornerstone. This Sunday, August 10th, is Promotion Sunday. Many of our children will be moving to their new class and meeting their new teachers. I'm so thankful for our teachers and volunteers as there are almost 30 volunteers assisting in children's and youth ministries this year. Let's thank them and encourage them in their service.  
We are adding two new children and youth classes to accommodate our growth. The new class divisions are: Preschool (3's & 4's), K-1st, 2nd-4th, 5th, 6th-8th, 9th-12th. The senior high and middle school ministry classes will be located upstairs at First Cumberland and all other classes will be located on the bottom floor. The deacons will be installing new signage that will mark each class room.  
Also, by way of reminder, our children and youth are beginning their new Sunday School curriculum this Sunday. I'm excited about the opportunity that our children will have to study all of God's Word and be equipped to walk with Christ. Each week our children will bring home a bookmark that will have a Scripture reference to review what they studied in class as well as a memory verse that would be excellent for families to use to memorize Scripture together. 
Remember that we are going to celebrate this new school year at the Churchwide Back to School Ice Cream Social at Greenwycke Pool 3:30 - 5:30. Please RSVP to Gail Kimrey @ if you plan to come.
I'm looking forward to this exciting new school year at Cornerstone! See you Sunday.
By His grace and to His praise,

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 strength as she has completed her cancer treatments.

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.

Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church - Cullman, AL

Reformed University Fellowship - UAH & Alabama A&M

Send your prayer requests to Cynthia Keen at or call the church office.
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Upcoming Events

Women’s Fellowship - Please join us TONIGHT at 6 p.m. at the home of Lora Abernathy.  Bring your favorite summer dish or beverage along with the recipe.  RSVP to

Promotion Sunday this Sunday.  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.  Please join us this Sunday at Greenwycke Pool from 3:30 - 5:30.  $3.00 guest swimming fee.  (Non-swimmers do not need to pay.)  If you have not RSVP’d, please do so to Gail Kimrey @  Also, please let Gail know if you can bring homemade ice cream or store-bought to share!

New Members Class - Sunday, August 10th @ 9:45 downstairs.

Fall Women’s Bible Studies 

Mom2Mom, Tuesday mornings from 9-11 @ First Cumberland, beginning September 2nd.  Cost is $15 to cover materials.  Please register online at by August 22nd.

“Rebuild: A Study in Nehemiah”, Tuesday mornings 9-11am @ First Cumberland beginning September 2nd and Thursday evenings at 6pm beginning September 4th at the church office.  Cost is $12.  Please register online at by August 22nd.

Current Sermon Series
Service Opportunities
Christian Roommate - A female college graduate will be moving to Huntsville take a position with RUF @ UAH.  She is looking for a house to rent and share with another female christian.  Please contact Susan DuPre with any information you may have to assist. 256-797-7733 or
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