April Newsletter

April Series > Starting Point

Everything has a starting point—your life, your relationships, your education, your career.

Sometimes we forget that faith has a starting point as well. For some of us, our faith journeys began in childhood as a set of beliefs handed to us by a parent, teacher, or pastor. Maybe you developed a framework of faith based on personal experience. Or maybe you had no faith at all. Too often, a faith formed long ago isn’t strong enough to withstand the pressures of your current life. What if you could find a fresh starting point for faith?

Is it possible to wipe the slate clean and have an fresh starting point for faith?  If so, where would you begin?  What questions would you ask?  In this series we will  explore what it would look like to hit the restart button on your faith.


 

Water Baptism

Are you ready to go ALL IN and take your faith public? We will be having water baptism during both services on Sunday, April 24th during the 10:15 & 11:45 service. What a meaningful day to take part in a foundational event for a follower of Christ!  If you are interested in being baptized please let us know at info@citypointchurch.com or by filling out a Connection Card during a service and writing “Baptism” on it – you can drop it in the offering.


 

Connection Point

Connection Point is a 3-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.


 

Save the Date

Mother’s Day May 8th
Hey Moms of all ages! We have a special day planned just for you at CityPoint. We know you do a thousand things that make life better for the “little” people you love. The job of being a Mom is many times a thankless job. We want to take a moment on May 8th to celebrate you! We will have some special surprises that day and, as always, the legendary City Point hospitality to show you how much we care. Don’t miss it!

Save the Date

 Movie in the Park

We are excited about our 4th annual City Point Movie Night at Bethany Lakes Park in Allen on Friday, May 13th at 7:00. We have rented out the pavilion and Club House for a fun night out.  We have also asked Fun Flicks to set up a giant outdoor screen for us to watch a family-friendly movie. We will have hot dogs, burgers and drinks. Bring a football, frisbee, blanket & lawn chair. This event is open to anyone – so feel free to invite your friends. We will cook out and the movie will start at 8:30. We know it will be a perfect Friday night out and best of all it’s our treat!
LOCATION : 1201 E Bethany Dr, Allen, TX 75002


Get ready to dive into a life-changing adventure that leads kids deeper into God’s love! At Deep Sea Discovery kids will participate in the large-group excitement of Celebration Reef, experience God’s Word at S.S. Discovery, learn ways to serve others at E.C.H.O. Sea Sub, explore the mysteries of the sea through crafts and science at Curiosity Cavern, and enjoy snacks and games at Pelican Pier. Along the way, kids will explore the depths of the Bible using four dive markers to guide them. Through Deep Sea Discovery, they will resurface knowing that God is with them wherever they go! Your kids won’t want to miss this adventure! Secure their place on the dive team! Registration is now open for those who have completed Kinder through completed 5th grade. Register your child by Sunday, May 22nd to receive a FREE VBS t-shirt.

VBS Volunteer training will take place on Sunday, May 1st after the 3rd service with lunch provided.

June 13th-16th
9:30am-12:30pm
Ages:  Completed Kinder through completed 5th grade

Preschool Corner

Joshua. Gideon. Deborah. David. All were great leaders who knew about being ARMORED in battle and being on GOD’S TEAM.
This April, your preschoolers will learn about these famous leaders in the Bible and discover how to wear their ARMOR everyday!
Courage will be required. All children qualify.For our littlest braves, baby Moses and his family will be the story of the month. Babies, toddlers and two-year-olds will learn how God gave them a family and their special place within it. Expect these little ARROWS to come home excited about Jesus!!

We’re looking for some good people on the FORCE and we want YOU! Contact Alicia Ingram, aingram@citypointchurch.com, if you would like to be the newest RECRUIT on the preschool team!


City Kids

With spring season in full swing, City Kids on Easter Sunday saw 3 very full services. Besides the 2000 Easter eggs, petting zoo, and cotton candy, we had many visitors from the surrounding community. We also are ecstatic that several kids made a commitment for Christ and that’s what it’s all about! Thank you so much for all that volunteered and worked hard to make Easter Sunday one of the best City Point has ever had.
As for our continuing Gospel Project Journey it was amazing to go from Moses putting a bronze snake on a pole for the Israelites to be healed, to showing Jesus on the cross for the salvation of the World.

We will now be going back to the Old Testament wilderness with Moses passing the “torch” to Joshua. God is faithful and the kids will be learning how he fought for his people and made a way for them. Don’t forget to have your kids bring their Bibles each week.
If you would like to volunteer in our City Kids ministry we currently have multiple opportunities to serve. All adult participants will be given a background check. Junior High helpers are also welcome. Contact Joel or Cheryl at castile@citypointchurch.com


Uprise Series

Waves – Finding your breath in an overwhelming world.
We all have stress & anxiety in our lives. A common misconception of Christians is that we don’t experience these things in our life. But God’s word is very clear we all will experience these waves of emotions in our lives. Join us as we discover how to navigate our emotional hold downs, find hope in God’s truth, and discover a life amongst the waves.

Don’t miss our April event at Pin Stack in Plano!
$15 per person – Food & Drinks included
Bowling, arcade, laser tag, bumper cars, ropes course.

You will need to be dropped off & picked up at Pinstack in Plano:
6205 Dallas Pkwy
Plano TX 75024

Summer Camp: Verge Camp in San Destin, FL

We are looking forward to an amazing time this summer at Verge Camp! Students will have an opportunity to get away from their everyday routine, seek God, and hopefully have a life changing experience! This Summer we are going to Verge Camp in San Destin, FL from July 18th-22nd. The cost is $410 per student, or $85 per month from March-July. For more details please contact Pastor Andrew at abrenden@citypointchurch.com.

Expansion & Giving

We are so excited that the giving campaign for our expansion into the warehouse, (attached to our current location), launched on January 31st. We will use our current auditorium as our new kids & youth worship space. The addition of the warehouse will double our adult seating, new kids/youth auditorium and triple our parking. We have raised half of our funds through pledges and offerings. We still have $97,562.00 to go as of February 28th. We will give updates monthly.  You can give towards the expansion via text by texting the word EXPAND or give online to Building Fund.

We have two convenient ways to give outside of service:: You can text the amount you want to give to (972) 330-2495. You will be guided through the easy steps, it is simple and secure. You can also click the button below to give online.


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.


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.


Make a Difference

You can make a difference today by joining the Point Team! Email us at info@citypointchurch.com


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