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Gifts

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Much of the focus during the Christmas season is about the giving of gifts. We put together lists. We spend way too much time in the mall. We spend way too much money. All in an effort to give the people we love a gift they will love.  But what about the receiving of gifts? What does the way I receive a gift say about me?

The message of Christmas is all about a gift-giving God. It’s about a God who gives us what we need the most. The most important thing this Christmas may have nothing to do with the gifts you give but rather the gifts you are willing to receive.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Services

Bring the whole family and join us on December 24th at 4:00 & 5:15 for our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service as we sing carols, listen to the Christmas story and light our candles in honor of the one who is the light of the world. It will be a beautiful Christmas celebration honoring the birth of our Savior.

Movie Night

Join us for our 2nd Annual Family Movie Night on December 4th from 6:30 – 9:00pm.  Come dressed in your favorite PJ’s as we watch The Polar Express and enjoy a hot chocolate bar, popcorn & candy.  Don’t forget to bring a blanket and pillow.  Be sure and invite your friends and family to come join the fun.  This night is for all ages! (The movie will begin promptly at 7:00)

Christmas with our City Kids

Our 4’& 5’s and our elementary kids will be singing during all three services on Sunday, December 13th.  If your child is in these age groups – be sure and pick up a CD and words to practice at home.

Community Christmas Service

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  This season we thought of you and made plans that are guaranteed to get the whole family in the Christmas spirit. We have asked Santa to make an early stop on Sunday, December 6th at City Point during all three services. We will have a photo area for your family to take a picture with Santa, a hot chocolate bar, and an encouraging message about the true Spirit of Christmas. You can schedule your photo with Santa below.

Time to Shop on Amazon Smile

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.

Donate A Toy

Bring an unwrapped toy for a child to any service. We want to help our local children have a Merry Christmas!

No Sunday Service

This year as a gift to all of our volunteers who make each Sunday happen – we will not have Sunday services on December 27th. Enjoy the day with your family and we will see you on Sunday, January 3rd.

Uprise Youth

Christmas is such a festive time of the year. On top of family get-togethers, holiday meals, & gift giving, we get to celebrate the birth of our Lord & Savior. This month however, we want to look past our lavish lifestyles and focus on the humbling circumstances that surrounded Jesus Christ’s birth. Join us as we realize the power of being Broke this Christmas season.

Wednesday, December 16th at 7:00PM – follow Uprise Youth on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter for more details as the time comes.

No Youth Service – Wednesday, December 23rd
Instead, bring your family on Thursday December 24th to one of our Christmas Eve services.

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 Israelites in Egypt and chronicles God as the “Redeemer.” Please encourage your kid’s to bring their bibles each week.

Regarding holiday festivities, our kids (pre-K thru 6th grade) will be singing Christmas songs for the Dec. 13th adult services. We’ve been practicing for a few weeks already. It’s going to be great!  Every child should have already received the music and lyrics to practice at home. Let us know if you still need a copy. Have your children wear red and green on that Sunday if possible.

Preschool Corner

It’s the holiday season in our preschool department! The excitement is mounting as we prepare for the wondrous telling of the Christmas story throughout the month of December. We’ll also sprinkle in candy canes, festive crafts and holiday games. I think it would be safe to say, you may spot some ugly Christmas sweaters later on in the month too. Ho, Ho, Ho!

 

Kids Camp

We are so excited for summer camp 2016. This year, we will be taking our elementary kids (ages 7-12) to Dry Gulch, USA in Oklahoma.
In order to hold your child’s spot, a $100 non-refundable deposit is due by Sunday, December 20th. Payment can be made via check to City Point Church
with your child’s name noted on the envelope OR through text giving by texting the word “CAMP16” to 972-330-2495. The estimated cost per camper will be around $400. However, we will have several fundraising opportunities leading up to camp.

We want every child to attend summer camp who wants to go. Please contact us to discuss options for financial assistance. Joel and Cheryl Castile- joelcheryl@gmail.com or Alicia Ingram- aingram@citypointchurch.com
This will be a summer to remember!!!

Make a difference

If you would like to volunteer in our City Kids ministry we currently have multiple opportunities to serve. There is a weekly worship team, technical needs (sound and lighting), small group leaders, and puppeteers to name a few.

Prayer

Have a prayer request? We would love to agree in prayer with you. Please let us know at prayer@citypointchurch.com. We also meet every Sunday morning at 8:30 in the multipurpose classroom to pray for our church, our families, and each other

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