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Greater Huntsville Pastors Prayer Summit (GHPPS) - Monthly Meeting

Greater Huntsville Pastors Prayer Summit

Greater Huntsville Pastors Prayer Summit

Monthly Mini-Summit
March 2011
Mini-Summit Time

Monthly Prayer Summit

Tuesday March 8th

Please note that the mini-summit for the month of March will be hosted at the New Beginnings Christian Church. 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

New Beginnings Christian Church
604 Jordan Ln NW
Huntsville, AL 35816
(centrally located corner of Holmes and Jordan)

Steering Team

Please note there will also be a meeting of the Servant Leadership Team at 11:00am in the same location.

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

City-Wide Day of Prayer - Area Churches Join in Prayer for Our City (3/26)

City-Wide Prayer Day

Many have had a growing burden for united corporate prayer for our city and community, especially in light of recent school shootings, violence, economic hardships, and instability. A number of area pastors joined together to host united corporate prayer at the Civic Center last August. In November we built on this foundation with A Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving for Our City hosted by Union Chapel MBC, and the "heart-beat" of prayer continued in January 2011 hosted by The Rock Family Worship Center, and will next occur March 26th, 2011 and be hosted by Union Hill Primitive Baptist Church. An invitation is extended to the Christian Community of Greater Huntsville to come together for this special time of united corporate PRAYER for our city and valley.

City-Wide Prayer Day
A Day of United Corporate Prayer for Our City

11am-1pm Saturday, March 26th, 2011

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

For Resources and Additional Information:

Some Local Churches Uniting 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 • The Realm • Eagle's Nest Ministries • Fletcher's Chapel Primitive Baptist #1 • The Dwelling Place • Lakewood Baptist Church • Vision of Hope 21st Century Church • Word of Truth

Christ Our Passover City-Wide Celebration - Info and Prayer

Christ Our Passover

Christ Our Passover
Unity Banquet and Seder Demonstration

“Christ our Passover was sacrificed, therefore let us keep the feast”
(1 Corinthians 5:7-8)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Included below is information for the Christ Our Passover Celebration on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011. The Christ Our Passover celebration has occurred for nearly 30 years in Huntsville, and this will be the 10th Anniversary of the city-wide celebration moving to the Von Braun Center.

Approximately seventy local churches from various backgrounds participated in this celebration last year. This is your opportunity to take part in a public demonstration of Christian UNITY without compromise! Be part of the answer to Jesus’ prayer: “My prayer for all of them is that they will be of one heart and mind, just as you and I are, Father—that the world will believe you sent me” (John 17:21).

I encourage you to purchase your tickets early. Tickets are $16.00. The number to call for additional brochures and information is 256-882-7651. In addition, weekly city-wide prayer will occur Tuesdays 7pm (in Covenant of Peace sanctuary at 926 Weatherly Road) leading up to the Passover celebration. For more information on ways you or your congregation can unite in prayer please contact Carol Baker at or 256-882-2303.

Yours in the bond of Calvary,
Robert S. Somerville
Director, Awareness Ministry

Christ Our Passover
Celebration & Unity Banquet

Von Braun Civic Center - North Hall
6-9pm, Tuesday April 19th, 2011

“Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;
therefore let us keep the feast.”
(1 Cor 5:7-8)

A Fellowship Meal with the Christian Family

Eating together is the universal gesture of love and acceptance in every culture. The Kingdom of God is no exception. Jesus chose the Hebrew “Seder” meal as His Last Supper to eat with the disciples. Through this unique meal, He demonstrated the lessons of love and unity that He desired in the body of Christ as He said to them at the table: "By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another." (John 13:35)

We encourage you to reserve this evening, for celebrating Christian unity through the blood of Christ. When Israel left Egypt, it did not matter what tribe (church) they belonged to, it only mattered that the blood of the lamb was applied to their doorpost. The blood of God’s sacrificed lamb makes us one! [The evening banquet will be traditional, not a Seder meal.]

Everyone Welcome

Join believers from many streams of the Christian faith in celebrating together at this event of Holy Week. A dramatic demonstration of Christ in the Hebrew Seder (Passover) meal will be presented.

The Passover Prayer and Theme

It was during the Passover week that Jesus prayed His now famous prayer for unity: “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one . . . that the world may believe that You sent Me." (John 17:20-21)

Deliverance and Brotherhood/Unity are key lessons to be learned from the Passover Seder demonstration. That Christ can deliver us from every enslaving condition of mankind and humility is the key to unity! Jesus demonstrated these two lessons by offering the cup of blessing and washing the disciple feet.

A Gift to Bless the City

"Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper." (Jer 29:7-8)

This year we will honor city leadership and unite to bless the city as we contribute through our special offering toward the field of education, and specifically Mayor Battle's "First Book" project.

Admission Price

Admission price is $16 per plate, which will go entirely toward expenses. Our desire is for everyone to attend, and so we have developed a sponsorship program through individuals and churches for those who may need assistance to attend. Please call (256) 882-7651 to order your tickets or mail seat requests to P.O. Box 364, Huntsville, AL 35804.

We are confident that you will leave this celebration knowing you have genuinely honored your Lord!

Von Braun Center Map - 700 Monroe Street - Huntsville, Alabama 35801 -

PLEASE NOTE THAT TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR! You must acquire tickets beforehand due to the VBC needing to ensure appropriate seating and food preparations for the banquet and celebration. For information on sponsorship (to donate or request assistance), please call 882-7651

Comments from several Area Pastors!

“I am delighted to enthusiastically endorse the Christ Our Passover celebration. In my opinion this activity has made a significant impact on the Christian community in helping them gain a clearer understanding of the history of the Judeo-Christian roots of the Christian faith. A number of former participants have commented to me how helpful this event has been in enhancing their understanding of the faith.” Rev Dr. John L. Herndon, Fellowship Presbyterian Church (USA)

“The Christ Our Passover celebration affords an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the unity of the Body of Christ in the Huntsville area. In the context of the Jewish Passover Feast, participants gather to break bread, worship, and celebrate the prophetic fulfillment of the Passover in our Lord Jesus Christ. This is truly a wonderful gathering.” Pastor Alan Weatherly, Asbury United Methodist Church

“I continue to marvel at the unique contribution the Christ our Passover event brings to our city - and region! It has a way of creatively uniting the Body of Christ while at the same time linking Hebrew and Christian sensitivities and understandings of the world God has created and continues to create! Who knows what ‘new thing’ the Holy One will bring about this year through this most meaningful celebration of unity!” Rev Frank Broyles, Faith Presbyterian Church

“This event is one that crosses the barriers of Church Denominations and allows us to come as one through our Passover Lamb, Jesus Christ. I encourage the Body of Christ, throughout the entire region, to come and ‘keep the feast’ together at the Christ Our Passover celebration.” Pastor Rusty Nelson, Rock Family Worship Center

Serving the City As One - Project Brochures and Info


Serving the City As One - Saturday, April 2, 2011
Project Brochures and Info

Dear Friends,

Each of the hub sites have established their list of projects and they are ready for you to pick up the brochures. The hub sites are Willowbrook Baptist (the south hub), CrossPointe Church (the Madison hub), Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church (the north hub) and First Baptist Church (the central hub). You also can go online to to sign up. The next four Sundays are the sign up days, February 20 & 27 and March 6 & 13. Please note that all sign ups are due in on Sunday, March 13. If you would like to have the STC brochure for your hub go to the web site and contact the coordinator and they will get you information on how to pick them up.

Serving the City day is Saturday, April 2, 2011!

This year three of the hubs are making Easter Yard Crosses and will make these available to all churches on a first come, first serve basis at no charge. If you would like to reserve some crosses for your congregation please respond back to me and I will hold them at the hub nearest you. We believe the crosses will make a visual and spiritual impact on our community.

If you have questions or need more information please let me know.

Hand in Hand,
Mike Pearce
Serving the City Coordinator, Huntsville Alabama
256.428.9448 office, email

Purpose of Serving The City
  • Allow churches an opportunity to serve the community together
  • Demonstrate the love of Christ
  • Build bridges from the church to the community
  • Meet basic and urgent needs in the city
  • Provide face to face encounters with people in our community
  • Service to the community presents opportunities for sharing Christ

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