AUGUST 2018 Newsletter

Check out whats happening this month at City Point!

August Series

It Is Written

We know that God creates with His words. We often underestimate the power of His word because so often words mean so little in our culture. We see words used loosely without thought, promises that are broken and people sometimes don’t even stand behind what they say. The opposite is true of God, His words establish our very life. His word is a creative foundation we can build a stable life with. In August we will take a look at the life-changing power in the His word for our life.

Super Sunday is August 19th!

Hey Kids! Super Sunday is coming up on Sunday, August 19th during both services! We’re going to have an incredible time in all of our kid’s classes as we gear up to go back to school.  We have lots of fun planned and you don’t want to miss out on meeting your favorite Incredibles characters. Invite your friends & we’ll see you there!

It’s time for a manly weekend get-away at Lake Texoma with the guys of City Point. This Men’s retreat will be one for the books – brotherhood, fire pits, great food & a gathering on Friday night and Saturday morning to hear from Pastor Eddie. There are other amenities to enjoy at the resort on Saturday afternoon – if you would like – we will send those details out once you are registered.
For those of you that are married – Shhhhh – don’t tell your wife how much fun you’re gonna be having! Register today – Space is limited!

You are invited to take some extra time over the next 21 days to pray with us as a church family. We have provided a link to a 21-day prayer devotional for us to go through together as a church. We have planned this season of prayer in preparation for the fall as we believe God for a season of fruitfulness in our church and lives. We will have church wide prayer meetings on Tuesday, August 7th, 14th & 21st during lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 in the kids auditorium. Come join us as we seek the heart of God together.

Get started on the pathway to discovering your purpose and realizing your potential with our Connection Point class! We talk about healthy habits of a believer, how to make a difference in the world you live in and we also share the vision of City Point. If you recently became a follower of Christ or you are interested in joining City Point Church, this is the class for you. Connection Point takes place every six weeks on a Sunday night, from 5:00–8:00 PM, at the end of the class we will share a meal together. To sign up for the next available class, just click on the link below to register so we can include you in the meal and provide childcare if needed.

Help save a life!  On Sunday, August 12th, the Carter Blood Care bus will be parked outside of the main auditorium from 8:00am to 1:00pm to accept blood donations. If you would like to serve the community in this way, please click the link below to make an appointment.

Fall Small Groups are just around the corner and we would love for you to lead a group! If you would like to lead a group please email info@citypointchurch.com.

For new group leaders – training will be held during 1st service on Sunday, August 12th.  We’ll also have a meeting for all leaders that will be held after 2nd service on Sunday, August 26th.

Sisterhood Night
Hey Girls! It’s time to Light Up The Night at our next Sisterhood gathering on Friday, October 5th at 7:30 with special guest speaker Pastor Dianne Wilson from Newport Church in Newport Beach, CA. Dianne is the founder of the Imagine Foundation – an organization that goes into local public schools to teach girls about their value and seeing themselves as God created them. You will have a fun night with food on the lawn, giveaways, worship, an inspiring message, afterparty, dancing, new Sisterhood merch and much more. Invite your girlfriends and join us for one of the best nights of the year!

The nitty-gritty
The cost is $15 per ticket. Childcare is available for infants through 6th grade for $5 per child – pre-registration is required. Online registration opens on August 19th. The lawn will open at 6:30 with auditorium doors opening at 7:00.

TRUSTED WORLD DONATION CENTER

If you have gently used clothing that you would like to donate to those in need, we are an official Trusted World donation center and have a donation receptacle located on the far west corner of the property.

8/1-8/21 – 21 Days of Prayer
8/12 – Small Group Training
8/12 – Blood Drive
8/19 – Super Sunday
8/19 – Small Group Registration Open
8/19 – Move UP Sunday 
8/19 – Sisterhood Registration Open
8/26 – Connection Point
8/26 – Small Group Leader Meeting
9/9 – Fall Small Groups Launch
9/15 – Prestige Circle Clean Up
9/23 – Team Night
9/26 – Uprise SYATP Event

We are excited to announce an important update to giving at City Point! As you know, your generosity and financial partnership with us is how we are able to help expand the Kingdom. We value our church family and want to make sure everyone at City Point is aware of this exciting new giving platform, which allows for simple giving through a variety of ways, including mobile and online. You can try it out before Sunday, and even set up an account, if you’d like!

To start, you can:

1. Visit our website at citypointchurch.com/give
2. Text CITYPOINT to 77977
OR
3. Download our City Point Church App here: citypointchurch.com/app-download/

*This applies to ALL online giving, not just those who have recurring giving setup. Our current giving through Fellowship One and Kindred will no longer work so please save the new text number in your phone or setup a new account with PushPay for online giving.

With all this back-to-school business, we thought, “Why not have a little back-to-school action in our Preschool Department?” Jesus is our Teacher, so let’s look at the encounters He had with kiddos. Stories about Samuel listening to God’s voice, a little boy sharing his lunch and Jesus blessing the children are on the line-up of learning. The littlest lambs will discover all about Jesus, the Good Shepherd. Looking forward to some fabulous Sundays this August!

If you read the Move Up Day announcement and wondered, “What will I do during Sunday services with my 7th grader?” Three words…Junior.Point.Team! All of our 6th-8th graders are welcome to serve in our Preschool classes during either 1st or 2nd service as classroom helpers. Maybe you wanna join them and serve together? Love it! Contact me, Alicia Ingram, at aingram@citypointchurch.com for more information!

Attention all incoming 1st, 5th and 7th graders: Get excited!!! Your Move Up Day has arrived!! It’s going down on Sunday, August 19th.

  • All kiddos entering 1st grade will begin attending City Kids Elementary.
  • All kids entering 5th grade will begin attending Club 56 during the 2nd service.
  • All students entering 7th grade will begin attending Uprise Youth on Wednesday nights at 7pm.
We can’t wait to see what God has in store!!! This is going to be an Incredible School Year!

City Kids

City Kids is having “Move up / Super Sunday” soon. The new school year is upon us and kids will be promoting up to the next grade level on August 19th. We’ll have a great time with giveaways, snow cones and more. We’re also nearing end of a 3-year journey through the Bible. It’s amazing to think that we started with creation in Genesis and are now going through the New Testament letters that the Apostles wrote to the early Church. The constant thread weaving through the scriptures is Jesus. It’s all about Jesus. He was there at creation and he’s coming backs again. Let’s be honest though. Who likes to wait. Kids especially don’t like to wait. Our “Big Picture Question” over the last few weeks is “How do we live while waiting for Jesus’ return? We remember God’s truth, grow in godliness, and spread the Gospel.” (Gospel Project for Kids, 2018)

For Club 56 (5th and 6th grades), they recently had a pool party that was lots of fun, Thanks to Bernie and Sue for hosting! Our 5th and 6th graders are wrapping up a “Jesus at the Beach” series. Jesus wants our obedience. In the little things and the big things. Jesus asked the disciples to cast their fishing nets on the other side of the boat after a long night of unsuccessful fishing. It might not have seemed like a request that made any sense, but their obedience was rewarded. Not only did they snag an incredible catch, they got served breakfast on the beach by Jesus. Amazing!

City Kids is a great place to connect with other believers and make a great impact. Come check us out. We’d love to meet you.

UPRISE YOUTH
Uprise Youth is the student ministry of City Point led by Andrew & Liz Brenden. We meet every Wednesday from 7:00-8:30pm at the church. Students in 7th-12th grade have an opportunity to make new friends, build a deeper relationship with Christ, and experience God in a real way! Bring some friends from school and come have a great time!

Follow us on social media @upriseyouth & text “UPRISE” to 972-460-9235 to stay up-to-date on everything we have going on at Uprise!

THIS MONTH IN UPRISE:

August 5th – FIRST SUNDAY
What would a modern-day disciple of Jesus look like? How would they act, live, and interact with others? Every FIRST SUNDAY we’ll look at the concept of going all in and talk about what it really means to be a disciple. You won’t want to miss this class—it may just change the way you live your life. Join us for a breakfast & discussion every first Sunday during 1st service in the Club56 classroom.

August 12th – PARENT MEETING
Is your student is going into 7th grade? We would love to meet all of you (if we haven’t already) and answer any questions you may have about Uprise Youth! Please plan on attending a brief parent meeting on Sunday, August 12th at 12:30pm in the Club56 classroom.

August 19th -MOVE UP EVENT
We are so excited that you’re student is going to be joining us in Uprise Youth this fall! One thing we like to do is host a special event just for incoming 7th graders with our leaders so we can all get to know each other. This event will happen on August 19th from 1pm-4pm at Pinstack in Allen. There is no cost for your student but we do ask that you RSVP by Sunday, August 12th so we can reserve enough spaces.

August 22nd – MOVE UP SERVICE
If you have a student going into the 7th grade they are officially in Uprise starting Wednesday, August 22nd at 7pm! Come early at 6:30pm to hang out before service starts!

August 29th – FIFTH WEDNESDAY EVENT
Don’t miss Fifth Wednesday on August 29th from 7pm-10pm! These are special events we do every time 5 Wednesdays come around. There’s always food, fun & games so you won’t want to miss this chance to bring your friends! To end summer with a splash we will have a giant slip-n-slide water slide so make sure you bring a swimsuit & towel.

AUGUST AFTER HOURS
All summer long we’re having Uprise After Hours!! Come hang out with us after service at a different spot each week! Bring some extra cash if you want food and have your parents pick you up there by 10pm. *Students that dont drive are welcome to ride over with a leader to the restaurant.
August 1st – Jack In The Box on Stacy
August 8th – Chick Fil A on McDermott
August 15th – In N Out on Stacy
August 22nd – IHOP on 75 (Allen)

Follow us on social media @upriseyouth & text “UPRISE” to 972-460-9235 to stay up-to-date on everything we have going on at Uprise!