⛄ December Newsletter ???? City Point Church ❄

December Series

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! There are several things that set this season apart. There is music that lifts the soul, decorations that warm the home and a generous spirit that seems to unify everyone. However, Christmas is not celebrated because of what is happening but because of what did happen. Join us for all three Sundays in December and as we let His light shine.

Community Christmas Party- This Sunday!!!

We thought of you and made plans that are guaranteed to get the whole family in the Christmas spirit! We kick off the fun on Sunday, December 4th with a special visit from Santa all morning long and free family photos with the big guy himself. We will also have a Hot Chocolate Bar and an encouraging message about the true Spirit of Christmas.  This event is designed with your friends and co-workers that don’t have a church home in mind. Don’t wait – invite them today!


Family Movie Night

Our Family Christmas Movie Night is back by popular demand – one of our favorite City Point holiday traditions! This year we are offering TWO viewing times – Friday, December 9th at 6:30 pm ( the movie will begin at 7:00) and a matinee on Saturday, December 10th at 1:30 pm ( the movie will begin at 2:00).  You can sign up for your movie time and get a ticket at the link below.  Space is limited so be sure and sign up yourself and your kids and any friends you might want to bring along. Kiddos wear your PJ’s and bring a blanket.  There will be a hot chocolate bar, popcorn, movie candy and a visit from a special train conductor. This event is completely FREE so be sure to invite your friends, family & neighbors!


Candle Light Christmas Eve Services

On December 23rd at 7:00 pm & December 24th at 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm, we will have our Candle Light Christmas Eve services. These services help set the tone for a truly peaceful and joyful Christmas. No matter when you celebrate bring the family and celebrate the season with us!

We will be partnering with Allen Community Outreach by collecting toys for children and teenagers in need. Please bring an unwrapped gift for children and a gift card for teenagers. Our last Sunday to receive donations is December 11th. 

We are focusing our energy on our Christmas Eve services so you can enjoy Christmas day with the people you love. Have a wonderful Christmas and we’ll see you back at CityPoint on New Year’s Day at 10:15 & 11:45.

Connection Point – Starting in January 

For the month of December, we put Connection Pont on pause but we will begin again in January so make plans to attend. Connection Point is a 4-week course where we share the vision and purpose of our church. You will learn more about City Point and our vision as well as a focus on how to grow in your relationship with God. We also look at discovering our purpose & gifting’s and we show you practical steps to utilize your gifts to build the Kingdom of God and find true purpose. It takes place DURING the 11:45 service. Connection Point begins the first Sunday of every month with Class 101. If you have questions, please email us at info@citypointchurch.com.


Preschool Corner

It’s Christmastime! Our preschool and nursery team love this time of year. The songs, the crafts, the games and the wondrous telling of the birth of our Savior throughout the month of December. Your kiddos will know Christmas isn’t about the candy and toys, but about the best present ever….Jesus!

Be sure to join us on Sunday, December 18th for our fun, festive parties in the 3’s and 4’s-Kinder classes! Everyone leaves with a treat and a little holiday cheer!


City Kids

There’s a lot happening with City Kids in December and heading into the New Year. Our Gospel Project series continues with the Israelite’s captivity in Babylon and their eventual return to their homeland. God sustained his people during 70 years of slavery. As God’s vision to Ezekiel showed, dry bones would once again be made whole, and God would breathe life again into Israel. That hope was a foreshadowing of what God would provide us with Jesus.

Regarding Christmas festivities, our fun “Polar Express” night returns on Friday, December 9th at 7 p.m. and we will have a 2nd showing on Saturday, December 10th at 2 p.m. The hot chocolate and marshmallows will be ready! We will also be having a Christmas birthday celebration for Jesus on December the 18th. Your kids will not want to miss either of these fun events.
Another important announcement for December is that we have started collecting summer camp Dry Gulch deposits.

It may seem premature to be discussing summer camp. However, Dry Gulch is such a popular camp, when the application process opens at the beginning of the year, any available spots will be gone quickly. It is critical that we send in deposits to reserve your kid’s place at camp. If your child is 7 years of age by June 19 and no older than 12, they are eligible to go. Our projected date for camp will be June 19th thru the 24th. Camp deposits are $100 per child and should be turned in by the week of December 11th. The camp is not exclusive to only City Point kids, but others are welcome. If you have neighbors, friends, or relatives that would like to go, please pass on the information to them and let us know about it A.S.AP.
Finally, joining the City Kids Elementary team is a great way to get connected. Come check us out. We’d love to meet you. castile@citypointchurch.com


Uprise

Holiday Break
Uprise Youth had a great semester with our student community groups! We met in homes in Rowlett and Allen for 12 weeks and finished up a great study on who Jesus is. We can’t wait to pick back up next semester when community groups start again so keep an eye out for sign-ups in the new year. In the meantime, the holidays are a great time for students to get involved on Sundays and join a Point Team to serve with.
Email uprise@citypointchurch.com for more info on joining a team or come see Andrew & Liz any Sunday morning.

Summer Camp 2017
The dates for Verge Summer Camp 2017 have been released!! On June 19th-23rd we will head back down to sunny Destin, FL for another amazing week filled with games, beaches & powerful God-moments! You can visit http://vergecamp.co to check out highlights from last year’s experience. Go ahead and mark your calendars and plan on attending Verge Camp with us next year! To make the cost easier you can start a payment plan now of $50/month now through June.
Register now to reserve your spot!

Text “UPRISE” to 972-460-9235 for info & updates.


Support City Point by Shopping

If you are shopping on Amazon this year please use this Amazon Smile link.  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support City Point Church every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a 0.5% of the purchase price to the church.

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