Newsletter July 25, 2014

Pastor's Corner

Dear Friends,

One of the common refrains that I keep repeating as I interact with people in the community and folks at our church is, "Everything is new!" Since we are a young church, barely a year old, every ministry and every initiative that we embark upon is new. We are literally creating ministry and direction every week at Cornerstone.

As your pastor, my desire, hope and prayer is that every new ministry initiative we take as a church meets certain criteria, and those criteria must flow out of our values as a church. Those values are to create ministries that are biblically centered, discipleship oriented, and centered on the family.  

As I reported to you a few weeks back, the Lord has blessed Cornerstone with nearly 90 children under the age of 18... and more are on the way! Of this 90, nearly 45 will be in our youth ministry program this Fall, grades 6th-12th.  What a blessing to our growing body and the future of the Lord's church! 

With that in mind, I'm excited to announce to you that the Session has approved the hiring of two new ministry staff positions at Cornerstone: a Children's Ministry Coordinator and a Youth Ministry Coordinator. We are asking that you join us in prayer that the Lord will fill these positions with people who are ruthlessly biblical, who long to see our children grow in their knowledge of Jesus Christ, and who see the value of coming alongside families in our church to assist them in raising their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. 

Both of these positions will be part-time and focused on coordinating with the existing efforts of our wonderful volunteers already working with children and youth.  Specifically, we are praying that the Lord would bring along a young man with whom Cornerstone could assist in his seminary education as well as work in a local church.

If you know of anyone interested and/or qualified for these positions, they may send their resumé to the church office at The job descriptions for these openings are available at :  

By His grace and to His praise, your friend,



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Prayer Concerns

Officer Nomination Process - Pray that God would call men in our congregation to serve as deacons and elders.

Aubrey Lammons - Pray for healing as he recovers from knee replacement surgery earlier this week.  If you would like to provide a meal for the Lammons, please click here.  (PW is Lammons)

Shep Park - Pray for Shep as he recovers from hip surgery this past week.

Bill Baldwin - Please pray for Bill as he is recovering from back surgery.

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 as they leave for a short term mission trip to the United Kingdom with a group from Briarwood Presbyterian.  

Serving Oversees - 
     John Hinshaw  (Afghanistan)
     Chris Hahnemann (Kosovo)

Please continue to pray for members of our congregation with aging parents.

Pray for our expectant mothers - Esther Cook, Erin Harris, Suzie Harrison and Sarah Robins Powell.

The Village Church - Huntsville, AL

Young Business Leaders of Huntsville

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

Leader Night for Children and Youth Ministry Volunteers
. Sunday, July 27th, 5-7pm at First Cumberland.

Churchwide Back to School Ice Cream Social - Sunday, August 10th from 3:30 - 5:30 at Greenwycke Pool.  

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 the women of Cornerstone.  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 StudiesMom2Mom, 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 Sunday evening beginning September 7th place and time TBD.  Registration online at

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
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