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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 2012
Mini-Summit Time

Monthly Prayer Summit

Tuesday March 13th

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

Seek God for the City - 40 Days to Palm Sunday!

Seek God For The City

Pray with biblical hope for people throughout our community. Equip Christians to pray with relevance and clarity.

Seek God for the City 2012 Mobile App also now available to help Pray As You Go!

Forty days to Palm Sunday
February 22 - April 1, 2012

Seek God for the City helps you to mobilize many to pray with united, sustained vision for people of your community. The prayers are profoundly biblical and easy to pray.

The forty days to Palm Sunday makes an ideal time to venture into a season of sustained, hope-filled prayer.

In 2012, the prayers have been revised and sharpened, making this year's edition even more practical as a way to stimulate your congregation to pray with confidence and clarity.

Pastors, mission leaders and positioned prayer leaders can call for a complimentary full review copy or see samples online - (800) 264-5214 or (512) 419-7729.

Soon to be released as an app that will make it possible to help many to keep their prayers rolling in the midst lifestyles with scattered schedules.

Some helpful features of Seek God For The City 2012

Strengthens what you are already doing. No complicated program to organize or meetings to schedule.

Unites prayer throughout your church. An attractive, easy-to-use tool that can help unite prayers between many churches throughout an entire community.

Lifts prayer from private or trivial matters. Helps your people learn to pray for what matters most by directing attention toward what God is doing in the lives of people throughout your community.

Builds the confidence of everyday believers to help them pray with clarity, authority and relevance as they learn to pray in keeping with scripture.
Involves everyone in your church family, not just a “prayerful elite.”

Opens a great way to pray toward Easter. For those of liturgical streams, it augments the Lenten season with a marvelous blend of repentance and intercessory hope. Those of other streams find that it lifts attention toward Christ's visitation at Palm Sunday. The calendar concludes on Palm Sunday, leaving everyone prepared for Easter week without crowding the schedule with extra activity.

What leaders are saying about Seek God For The City

Dana Olson, Dir. PrayerFirst (BGC) and Chairman, Denominational Prayer Leaders Network: This tool literally disciples your people in kingdom-minded prayer.

David Bryant, founder of PROCLAIM HOPE! and author of CHRIST IS ALL!: Seek God For The City will fill your heart with the glory of Christ, your vision with abounding hope, your mind with strategic insights, and your mouth with the kind of prayers God is eager to answer for the sake of His Son.

Phil Miglioratti, Church Prayer Leaders Network, IL: Seek God For The City is the best written, most comprehensive in scope and most denominationally integrated prayer guide you can get for the Lenten season.

Dr. John W. Seth, First United Methodist Church of Murrysville, PA Seek God For The City took us beyond our normal prayer concerns to the needs of others in our community and opened doors for real ministry to take place.

Jimmy Hayes, Christ Chapel, Florence, AL:
As we came to the end of the 40 days leading to Palm Sunday, people literally begged us to continue to gather churches together to pray. WOW!

To pray as you go: Get the Mobile App (for Android and iOS devices).

Download the app: Seek God for the City 2012. The cleanly designed pages and simple navigation make it easy to keep praying through each day's prayers. Contains all the same scriptures, prayers and practical ideas. Set your smartphone or tablet to remind you to pray one or more times each day. Bookmark your favorite prayers. And more.

Search for the app by name, "Seek God for the City 2012" or use the link: Mobile App - Seek God for the City - Waymakers

Christ Our Passover City-Wide Celebration - Info and Prayer

Christ Our Passover

Christ Our Passover
Celebration and Unity Banquet

“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 3rd, 2012. The Christ Our Passover celebration has occurred for nearly 30 years in Huntsville, and this will be the 11th year the city-wide celebration has occurred at 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 $20 (register online below). 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 Center - North Hall
6pm, Tuesday April 3rd, 2012

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

2012 Christ Our Passover
Brochure (PDF)

Family Reunion

The Christ Our Passover Celebration has often been referred to as Huntsville’s Christian family reunion. Regardless of your church or denominational affiliation, remember, we are all a part of God’s Kingdom. The day before our Lord celebrated His final Passover meal, prior to His crucifixion, He prayed: “I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: that the world might know that you sent me.” (John 17:22-23)

Everyone Welcome

Join believers from many streams of the Christian faith in celebrating together at this event of Holy Week. For the last ten years, the focus has included the Hebrew Seder meal, but this year shall include a greater focus on the Christian Communion and on why we call it “The Lord’s Supper.”

The Melchizedek Transition

“Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” (Hebrews 6:19-20)

Who was Melchizedek? What is the whole story, and how does it possibly relate to the Hebrew Seder meal? What possible connection might the Melchizedek story have with the Christian Communion/ Eucharist? Theologians, Rabbi’s, Bible Scholars, Prophetic Teachers, and Pastors of all streams and persuasions have sought to define this mystical character. We will reflect on this story together. Don’t miss it!

Deliverance and Brotherhood/Unity are key lessons to be learned from the Passover. 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)

The annual Christ Our Passover Celebration provides an opportunity for the corporate Christian community to respond to this biblical directive and bless our wonderful city of Huntsville, Alabama. Our contributions to an entity in the city from which all of our citizens benefit will continue this year with a special opportunity for those who would like to share in this unique gift to honor and bless our city and community.

Admission Price

Admission price is $20 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 for more information and REGISTRATION is available online at:

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. For tickets and registration please visit

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

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