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Greater Huntsville Pastors Prayer Summit (GHPPS) - Monthly Meeting

Greater Huntsville Pastors Prayer Summit

Pastors Prayer Summit - Strategic Focus:

Please note that the Pastors Prayer Summit for the month of August will meet at a special time (11:30am) and location (Madison County Library) to enable a time for pastors to meet with a strategic focus including students and education with school starting. There will be a time of informed and focused prayer for the students and schools of our city and community.

If you would like to be part of this strategic time, please join us at 11:30am Wednesday August 20th, 2008 (Room C, Reference Department on the 2nd floor of the Madison County Library, downtown Huntsville - map).

Greater Huntsville Pastors Prayer Summit

Monthly Mini-Summit
August 2008
Mini-Summit Time

Mini-Summits occur the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Special August Mini-Summit

Wednesday August 20th

Please note that the mini-summit for the month of August will be hosted at the Madison County Public Library. The location and directions are included.

Meet and Greet: 11:30am
Prayer: 11:40am
Lunch: 12:30pm
Mini-Summit Location

Madison County Public Library
915 Monroe Street
Huntsville, AL 35801

Map and Directions
(Room C, 2nd Floor, Reference Dept)

Steering Team

Please note there will also be a meeting of the Servant Leadership Team at 8:30am 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

Fireproof Private Screening - Area Leaders Invite (8/12)


Please note the following special invitiation from Debbie Preece, Director of the Madison County Coalition for Healthy Marriages (MCCHM). The creators of "Facing the Giants" have an upcoming movie focused on God's heart for MARRIAGE called FIREPROOF. There will be a local private screening for leadership in the Greater Huntsville community with the hope that the leadership in Huntsville to attend this event will become inspired to bring people to the opening of the movie on September 26th. The leadership specifically invited to the private screening includes:

  • Pastors
  • Ministry Leaders
  • Church Lay Leaders
  • Business Leaders
  • Community Leaders
  • First Responders
  • If you are a minister or leader involved in an area above, please conisder this unique opportunity available to you and your spouse!

    Dear Ministers and Leaders,

    An incredible opportunity to help marriages is coming very soon to the Huntsville community. On Tuesday, August 12th, there will be a private pre-release screening of a new movie called "Fireproof." This screening is available only to the leadership of Huntsville. This is so that you can then take the lead in mobilizing our entire community to attend the movie on opening weekend, Sept. 26th.

    Last April, myself along with some of our Board members had the privilege of viewing Fireproof at the CoMission training. This movie is about a firefighter and his wife whose marriage is on the brink of divorce, but who are then are able to turn it around through the grace of God's help. It is an incredible movie, and we all walked away filled with inspiration and hope that even the most difficult marriage can be saved.

    We want our entire community to gain the hope that we experienced - that there is no marriage that is too difficult to save, and that there are things we can do to greatly enhance the quality of our marriages. Therefore, we need your help in promoting this movie in your churches and getting the word out. For this reason, you are invited to attend this private screening with your spouse for absolutely free. At the screening, you will receive materials such as posters, flyers, a promotional DVD, etc., to help you promote the film in your church.

    We would love to see the theaters packed on opening night, Sept. 26th. When this happens we will then have the opportunity to tell hundreds of people about the many marriage ministries and programs you and others are doing in our community, where they can go to get help.

    Seating is limited for the screening so please reserve your seat ASAP by going to the link below. You can also click below to view the trailer of the movie. I would also like to ask you a favor, and that is to let me know if you reserve a seat. This way I can keep track of how many seats are filled since there are only about 250 seats available.

    Debbie Preece
    Director, Madison County Coalition for Healthy Marriages (MCCHM)
    (256) 489-3924


    Provident Films and Sony Pictures invite you to a private, pre-release screening of FIREPROOF for select leaders and their spouses. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to see an action-packed love story about a firefighter, his wife, and a marriage worth rescuing!

    Denominations and marriage ministries across the country are supporting this major motion-picture release about God's heart for marriage! And more than 90 percent of moviegoers at research screenings say that FIREPROOF is a must-see when it opens!

    Experience FIREPROOF for yourself before the film opens in theaters September 26, 2008.

    Tuesday, August 12 - 7:00 PM
    Regal Hollywood 18
    3312 S Memorial Pkwy
    Huntsville, AL 35802


    SPECIAL NOTE: When the above link to RSVP shows screening is full, you may still contact Debbie Preece (MCCHM) directly to be included on a waiting list (256.489.3924 or

    View the trailer and get more info at the Official Movie Site:

    Access Great Marriage Ministry Resources at:


    Shevet Achim, Uniting Brothers for Life - Life-saving Heart and Medical Care



    In late July John Carter with Ron Lynch and the Madison Baptist Association hosted in Huntsville a special guest, Jonathan Miles, an international leader and founder of the ministry Shevet Achim (

    The name Shevet Achim is taken from the Hebrew of Psalm 133, "How good and how pleasant for
    brothers to dwell together in unity...For there the LORD commanded the blessing--life forevermore."

    Shevet is a Christian ministry that helps non-Israeli children (primarily Palestinian and Arab) receive life-saving heart and medical care by Israeli doctors in Israel. It is a ministry seeking to literally bind up the broken hearted, and bring peace to the middle east one heart at a time.

    John Carter and his wife Cyndi are from Huntsville, but recently traveled to Israel and see firsthand the work of Shevet. John is a local leader in the house church movement, and was also many years part of leadership at Southside Baptist with pastor Murray Wilton, and prior to that for many years part of leadership at Grace Lutheran with pastor Dick Lessman.

    It is very significant with the growing relational bridge between the local Christian and Jewish communities in North Alabama, as well as the strong relationship growing between Greater Huntsville and Jerusalem, that this ministry has emerged with personal and local Huntsville connections through the Carters. SELAH!

    Shevet Achim - Uniting Brothers for Life

    If you or your congregation would be interested in working with or through the ministry of Shevet Achim, you may contact John or Cyndi Carter locally (256-883-2427 H, 256-503-4446 C, Email), or visit the Shevet web site for more details on mission and compassion opportunities.

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    "Healing Arrives Amid Middle East Conflict," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 26, 2007 by Christopher Quinn Behind the bad news coming out of the Middle East, there are brief flashes of hope, and this Georgian has a role in those. Donna Petrel spends part of her year at home near Dalton and the rest of it negotiating tricky passages between Iraq, Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza and Israel. She doesn't travel alone.

    "The Iraqi Children that Fell In Love with Israel," Yediot Ahronot, July 20, 2005 by Reuven Weiss and Meir Turgeman  Their death was a question of time, their visit in the land saved their lives — five children from Iraq were successfully operated on in Israel in the framework of a special project — When a child is sick, this is beyond borders.

    "A Bridge to Life," The Jerusalem Post. September 26, 2001, by Patricia Golan  Jonathan Miles is an American on a mission who helps bring desperately ill Palestinian children from the Gaza Strip to Israeli hospitals.

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