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[MH] Area-Wide Update - Aug, Prayer, Intercession, MLL, and More
John Buhler, Mission Huntsville

August 1, 2010

Mission: Huntsville - Area-Wide Update
Mission: Huntsville
Mis·sion: noun: 1.) a specific objective or task which a person is charged or assigned; 2.) a personal or collaborative effort that includes a definite military or evangelistic objective; 3.) a divine assignment to the people and place within a specific geographic area;

Hunts·ville: noun: 1.) proper name identifying a city and surrounding geographic area of North Alabama in the Tennessee River Valley; 2.) historical capital of Alabama and birthplace of the state constitution 3.) a city of birth and new beginnings; 4.) a city of nations;

Mission: Huntsville
A City-Impact Initiative

"O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon His Name and make known His deeds among the people!" (Ps 105:1)

May the LORD cause His face to shine upon our City and Valley!

Please be aware of several of the following opportunities for prayer, support, or community involvement, and pass this information along to others who may be interested as well. You may also access this update on the web at http://www.MissionHuntsville.org/updates.htm (please check back there for any additional updates or changes that occurred after monthly email distributions went out).

Community and Special Events
Area-Wide Prayer for the City at the Civic Center - VBC East Hall! (8/21)

Pastors and Ministry Leaders
Greater Huntsville Interdenominational Ministerial Fellowship (GHIMF) - No meeting (July/August)
Greater Huntsville Pastors Prayer Summit (GHPPS) - Monthly Meeting (8/10)

Prayer and Intercession
Community Prayer Calendar - City Intercessors
24 Hour City-Wide Prayer - The Storehouse (Mondays Weekly)
State-Wide Prayer for Alabama - First Tuesday Monthly (8/3)

Marketplace and Christian Business Community
Marketplace Leadership Luncheon (MLL) - Thursdays Weekly

Compassion, Mission, and the Nations
"The Least of These" Mentoring Program for Ex-Offenders - City-Wide Prayer Brunch/Praise Rally (8/7)
The Care Center - Southeastern Madison County

"GOD be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause Your face to shine upon us ... that Thy way may be known upon earth, and Thy salvation among all the people!" (Ps 67:1-2)

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Contact Information

Area-Wide Prayer for the City - VBC East Hall! (8/21)

Many have had a burden for growing united corporate prayer for our city and community, especially in light of recent school shootings and violence. A number of area pastors are joining together to host united corporate prayer at the Civic Center. An invitation is extended to the Christian Community of Greater Huntsville to come together for this special time of PRAYER and FASTING to seek God for continued healing, awakening, and transformation.

City-Wide Prayer Day
A Day of Prayer and Fasting for Our City

11am-1pm Saturday, August 21st, 2010
Von Braun Center, East Hall

For Resources and Additional Information:

Local Churches Uniting Already Include:
The Rock FWC • Union Chapel Missionary Baptist • Valley Fellowship • Central Assembly of God • Weatherly Road Assembly of God • Union Hill Primitive Baptist • The Fellowship of Faith Church • Whitesburg Baptist Church • First Baptist Church • Building Church • New Beginnings Christian Church • Mission Huntsville • First Missionary Baptist • Capshaw Baptist Church • Awareness Ministries/Covenant of Peace Church


Host Location
Von Braun Center (VBC), East Hall
700 Monroe Street SW
Huntsville, AL

Greater Huntsville Interdenominational Ministerial Fellowship (GHIMF) - Monthly Meeting


Please note there will not be a GHIMF meeting during the month of July or August.

Greater Huntsville Pastors Prayer Summit (GHPPS) - Monthly Meeting


Greater Huntsville Pastors Prayer Summit

Monthly Mini-Summit
August 2010
Mini-Summit Time

Monthly Prayer Summit

Tuesday August 10th

Please note that the mini-summit for the month of August will be hosted at the The Storehouse Community House of Prayer. The location and directions are included.

Meet and Greet: 11:30am
Prayer: 11:40am
Lunch: 1:00pm*

*Those who are able share lunch and fellowship together afterward.

Mini-Summit Location

The Storehouse
Community House of Prayer

604 Jordan Ln NW
Huntsville, AL 35816

Steering Team

Please note there will also be a meeting of the Servant Leadership Team at 10:30am in the same location.

Host Possibilities: If your church or ministry would be willing to host a mini-summit one month, or you would like to recommend a location that may be a strategic site for a future month, please let us know (Email: Host Possibility)!

Additional Information: If you would like more information about Pastors Prayer Summit or the monthly mini-summit please visit us online at www.PrayerSummit.org or email info@PrayerSummit.org.

24 Hour City-Wide Prayer and Worship - The Storehouse (Mondays Weekly)

24 Hour City-Wide Prayer and Worship
7am Monday - 7am Tuesday, Weekly!

The Storehouse - Community House of Prayer and Mission Base
604 Jordan Lane Huntsville, AL 35816 (Map)

about • times • events • contact • directions

About The Storehouse

The Storehouse is a community house of prayer and mission base for Madison/Huntsville, Alabama area. The Storehouse is but one expression of the movement of the Holy Spirit throughout the world to renew and equip the church to be keepers of the two greatest commandments: to love God with all our being and to love our neighbors as ourselves [Mark 12:30-31].

Jesus prayed that his followers would be united as one. "May [my disciples] be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me." [John 17:23] It is the heart of the Storehouse ministry to demonstrate the unity of the Body of Christ and to strengthen local churches.

As demonstrated many times throughout history, a new work of God is initiated through believers who cry out to the Lord day and night [Luke 18:7]. Through music, the prophetic word and prayer, intercessory worshippers seek the face of the Lord and yearn for the powerful anointing of the Holy Spirit. It is through this anointing that Christ followers are equipping to live sacrificially and lovingly the life of Jesus in a darkening world.

Recent Article in Huntsville Times: http://blog.al.com/living-times/2009/01/the_storehouse_in_huntsville_s.html#more

State-Wide Prayer for Alabama - First Tuesday (8/3)

State-Wide Prayer for Alabama is occurring with congregations across the state uniting in prayer and worship, on the first Tuesday monthly. Last month the Greater Huntsville Host location was Valley Fellowship, and for August the Greater Huntsville Host location will be Covenant of Peace. Please see details below.

State-Wide Prayer for ALABAMA!
7pm Tuesday August 3rd, 2010

August Greater Huntsville
Host Location

Covenant of Peace Church
926 Weatherly Road, Huntsville, AL

Marketplace Leadership Luncheon (MLL)


Marketplace Leadership Luncheon (Greater Huntsville)

The Area-Wide Marketplace Leadership Luncheon (MLL) is a unique time of encouragement and specific focus, including consideration of greater purpose and unique opportunity in the workplace. It is hosted by businessmen and women for businessmen and women. Please consider joining us for this special time!

Area-Wide Marketplace Leadership Luncheon

 Time: 11:30am-12:30pm (MLL private buffet will open at 11:15am)
 Date: Thursdays - weekly
 Location: Carrabba's Italian Grill
2801 S. Memorial Parkway, Huntsville, AL 35801, (256) 288-1333
Map and Directions - Located in the Parkway Place Mall parking deck.

Please RSVP here due to limited seating if you have not already confirmed your attendance in some way!

This is a special luncheon occurring every Thursday as a gift to the Marketplace and Business community (no cost other than your lunch).

Marketplace Leadership Luncheon

"The Least of These" Mentoring Program for Ex-Offenders - City-Wide Prayer Brunch and Praise Rally (8/7)

"The Least of These"
An Area-Wide Mentoring Program for Ex-Offenders

City-Wide Prayer Brunch and Praise Rally
9am Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Host Location
Union Hill Primitive Baptist Church,
2115 Winchester Road, Huntsville, AL

9am-11:45am Prayer Brunch with Workshop Speakers (Fellowship Hall)
Keynote: Rev. Dr. Claudette Owens, Shiloh Church, Decatur AL - Theme: The Power of Prayer to Transform Lives
Workshop Facilitators: Dr. Verna Chapman-Lewis, Serenity Consultants & Turning Point Recovery Services, Gainesville, GA - Topic: Keeping It Real, Dr. Edward Owens, Pastor, Shiloh MB Church, Decatur, AL - Topic: Evangelism the Cutting Edge - Innovative Strategies for a Massive Harvest of Souls

12pm-1pm A Call to Action for the Least of These (Matt 25:31-45), Praise and Worship Rally (Sanctuary)
Union Hill Combined Choir, New Life Outreach Church International Praise and Worship Team, Women of Excellence Fellowship Praise Team, and many others

Collaborative Partners
Union Hill PB Church - Pastor Oscar Montgomery, New Shiloh Church Ministries - Pastor Kenneth Tate, Victory World Outreach Ministries - Pastor and First Lady Amosene Sledge, Second Chance Deliverance and Outreach Ministries - Pastor Theodis Acklin

The Care Center - Southeastern Madison County

The Care Center

The Care Center: Community Assistance Resource Effort
Offering hope for southeastern Madison County through resources that create self-sufficiency.

The Care Center

Southeastern Madison County is predominately rural - economically lower middle class to lower class, high school educated, skilled and semi-skilled laborers ... 32% have only a high school education or equivalent:

  • 35% of the families in these areas have a yearly income of less than $24,999
  • 24.8% of individuals age 65 and older are below the poverty level
  • 41% of children under the age of 5 in single mother families are below the poverty level
  • 47% of the children in the county schools receive Free/Reduced Breakfast-Lunch assistance
  • Areas Served: Brownsboro, Gurley, New Hope, Hampton Cove, Owens Cross Roads, Berkley, Big Cove

    Areas Of Service: Summer Camp Scholarships, Tutoring, Home Repair, Community Garden, Clothes Closet, Adopt A Grandparent, Financial Assistance, Emergency 3 - Day Food Supply

    Member Churches: Aklin CME • Big Cove Presbyterian (USA) • Chestnut Grove UMC • Cove UMC • Keel Mountain Presbyterian Church • FaithQuest • First Baptist New Hope • New Hope Church of God • New Hope UMC • Oak Bowery UMC • Owens Cross Roads UMC • St. Columba-in-the-Cove Episcopal • Rivertree Church • Christ Presbyterian (PCA) • Gurley UMC • Life's Journey • Cave Spring Baptist

    For more information about The CARE Center, please contact us at info@thecarecenter.us

    Area Update from the Care Center

    CARE Center Friends,

    What a week! We got our first government grant - more info below. This is a HUGE answered prayer! We are excited and nervous but know this will be an amazing opportunity for the children in the community. Read below for more updates.

    God will delight in His people when they obey Him. When the hungry are fed, the poor are cared for, and justice established, He will hear and answer His servants’ prayers; He will guide them and protect them, and they will be a light to the world. This is the vision of God’s people transforming God’s world in God’s way ... This is what Jesus meant when He prayed, 'Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.' Charity, equity, and mercy are the marks of the kingdom of the Messiah, and Christ wanted it to begin on earth.” Richard Stearns - President World Vision


    1) Apple iPad - the 8th Annual Golf Tournament and Fundraiser is coming Monday, Oct. 18th at RTJ Highlands Course Hampton Cove. We are offering one free Apple iPad to the person who brings in the most corporate sponsorship dollars above and beyond $5,000. Interested in this? Contact Amy Summers at summersaeb@yahoo.com

    2) NHHS Resource Classes - we are excited to announce that New Hope High School will be trying a new “pilot program” based on the Pisgah High School Model. Pisgah is very similar to NH demographically and tried this innovative approach several years ago with great success. In the 2 years that Pisgah has done this approach, every senior who took the graduation exam passed before graduation. With this approach, third period everyday will be a Resource Class. Three days a week, those that need remediation will get that during this time. Students at NHHS will be able to choose classes like fishing, bow hunting, rock band, golf, Bible class, wildlife observation, coin collecting, Wii/Guitar Hero and more! Students will be able to choose 2 classes/semester to attend and those in remediation will be incentivized to pass b/c they can then be a part of all 5 days of Resource Classes. The CARE Center hopes to be a resource to NHHS in any way we can through this endeavor. Other great news - 2 years ago, NHHS had 28 students that dropped out. Last year they had 13 students. This is a huge step in the right direction! Also- NHHS will also be offering AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP English 11, and AP English 12 next year which will be an extremely valuable opportunity for the students there as they prepare for college.

    3) After School Program - The CARE center is excited and honored to announce that we have been selected as a 21st Century Community Learning Center by the State Department of Education. This is a joint partnership between New Hope Elementary School, Madison County Board of Education, and the CARE Center. The name of the center is The New Hope Community Learning Center (NHCLC). The center will be situated on the New Hope Elementary School Campus. The NHCLC will provide safe, challenging, engaging and fun learning experiences in an afterschool setting designed to help children and youth develop their social, emotional , physical, and academic skills. Stay tuned for more details. If you have questions about this, contact Andrea Bridges at afmbridges@hotmail.com

    4) Meth Forums - mark your calendar! There are 2 upcoming Meth Forums in our community. Panelists will include law enforcement, mental health, and recovery. Tues., Aug. 17th- New Hope High School - 6pm; Tues., Aug. 24th- Madison County Elementary/Middle School- 7pm; For more info- go to our website below and see the flyers under “Hot Topics”

    5) Men Needed - we still need men who can help w/furniture and appliance pick-ups on Tues./Thurs. from 12-4pm. Even if you can just help once/month, that would be a huge blessing. Questions? Contact Tara Furlough at tfurlough@taramfg.com

    6) 3rd Annual I Race Because I C.A.R.E 5K Walk/Run - Coming Sept. 18th! Mark your calendars and plan to participate. Questions? Contact Ashley Turnbull at aoturnbull@gmail.com and go to website below for more info.

    Thank you,
    Becca Abercrombie, Director
    The C.A.R.E. Center
    256.652.9502 Cell