August Newsletter – City Point Church

August Series

We know why Jesus died. But why did He choose to make His home among us? Why did He choose the earth as the stage to teach us from? This month we are going to look at the lessons God could only teach us face to face. What we will discover is some of the most critical lessons were taught in a way that every person could understand. We will learn not just about God but who is God. What is His temperament? How would he treat the people that hated him? How would he treat His friends? We encourage you to read the gospel of John this month as we answer the question: Why in the World?

We kick off a new 12-week semester of Community Groups on September 4th that will end on November 20th. You will be able to register for a group starting August 21st online at www.citypointchurch.com and click the Connect tab. If you are interested in leading a group this semester, it is not too late to jump on board. We have two 1-hour training events for group leaders. Our first training is a luncheon on August 21st after the third service. The second training event is Monday, August 22nd at 7:00 pm at the church. Please let us know today if you want to lead so we can collect the details of your group.

This semester is going to be awesome!


Season Of Prayer
We have planned a special time of prayer in preparation for the fall as we believe God for a season of fruitfulness in our church. We will have a 1-hour corporate prayer service from 9:30 am – 10:30 am on Saturday – September 3rd, September 10th and September 17th. Join us for this special season of prayer!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 one of the classrooms to pray for our church, our families, and each other.


Summer is almost over and the first day of school is right around the corner! We know you have a laundry list of things to purchase, places to go and things to do, but we want to help you start this school year off right. On August 21st, we will have a special day to pray for your students and our teachers as they go – Back to School. This will also be the day that our students are moving into Middle School will join Mom & Dad in the adult service.


Who is the Holy Spirit? What is the role of the Holy Spirit? What does being led by the Spirit Mean? What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit? We hear many of these questions often as a church. I think we can more easily understand the role of our heavenly father, and we identify with His Son Jesus. However, many believers are not sure how to relate to the Holy Spirit. It is clear in scripture that he is to play a significant role in our lives. In fact, Jesus said it was to our advantage that the Holy Spirit would come. The spirit of life… the essence of truth… the voice of God. He has always been here, and will always remain. If you have a curiosity about the Holy Spirit, we have just the thing for you. In September we will have a 4- week class to take a look at scripture to help us to understand the Holy Spirit. Explore the power and comfort of the one who resides within. Join us on Wednesday evenings – September 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th from 7:00 – 8:00 at the church. Please register by filling out a connection card in service, so we know how many to expect.


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.


Preschool Corner

Pickles. Pickles come in various shapes and flavors. I love a crispy dill. But sometimes we find ourselves in a pickle. Esther, Joseph, and a widow in debt all found themselves in such pickles, but God had a plan. This month in our 4’s-Kinder class, your children will be learning these stories and discover how God has a plan for us even in the greatest of challenges. It’s going to be a Vlasic Classic!

Three-year-olds love to look at animals and enjoy all the wonders of creation. This month, that is just what they’ll do as they learn about the world God created and the amazing way He made people too. Don’t be surprised if they come home experts in botany, zoology, and meteorology!

Our littlest cucumbers have a great lesson lined up in August learning how God gave us our church. We come to church to sing, learn about God and help each other. They’re going to leave knowing church is a fun and loving place to come!

Join the Team!
Interested in being a part of the team who teach children lessons like the ones just mentioned? We’d love to meet you! Please contact Alicia Ingram at aingram@citypointchurch.com for more information!


City Kids

Dry Gulch USA was a hit!  Camp was awesome, and our kids had a blast. We are very grateful for all those who had a hand in making it possible. Thank you very much. We’re already excited thinking about next year!

Camp always tends to foster a fresh energy in our kids. Pray that we will be able to build on the momentum that was generated and reach more kids for Jesus.


City Kids on Sundays continues our “Gospel Project” series learning about King Solomon and the Wisdom he received from God. Our current key verse says “For the Lord gives Wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless.” (Proverbs 2:6-7 NIV) True wisdom comes from the Lord and there is no better place to go for instruction and advice for godly living than his Word. He also tells us in James 1:5-7 that all we need to do is ask him for wisdom and He’ll give it to us. Our current culture thrusts so many voices at our kids today that it’s imperative as believers that we are pointing our kids to God’s Word. An example of one of those voices is the movies our kids watch. In the recent Angry Birds movie, the main character embarks on a journey to get help from the “great eagle” who lived up a mountain. Ironically, the problem was an effort to save the kids of their village who had been kidnapped by pigs. This “mystical” eagle character was disappointing and unhelpful. The main character responds to this disappointment by saying “I used to believe in you. When I was a kid.”. Make no mistake about it. This is a message or voice that says when we ascend the mountain to God for help, he will disappoint us. The Word of God plainly encourages us to go to Him. If you ask kids today what the Bible says about going to Him for Wisdom, they may be challenged to be specific with their answer. However, there’s a good chance they’ll be very specific about details from the movie. In City Kids we are learning that God does desire for us to be wise and that He wants us to come to Him.
Remind your kids to bring their Bibles each week. Being a part of the City Kids ministry is a great way to serve. If you have an interest, come and talk to us. All adult participants will be given a background check. Middle School helpers are also welcome. Contact Joel or Cheryl at castile@citypointchurch.com


Uprise – Summer Series

Summer is the season to take a break from school, homework, and early bedtimes! Summer is also a time for getting rid of all the old stuff you don’t need any more #GarageSales. It’s a time to make room for new priorities, new experiences, new freedom and new passions. Join us as we finish up our Summer Seven series by digging into topics that will help make our summer better! #SummerSeven #MakeSummerBetter

Summer Camp

Uprise Youth had an amazing, life-changing week at Verge Camp in Destin, FL. They spent the week soaking up the sun at the beach, and the weather was perfect, and the water was crystal clear! But more importantly, each and every student had an experience with God! They came back with their lives changed and ready to kick off the school year on fire for God. We are so thankful for everyone that sponsored someone and supported our fundraisers to help send our students to camp. We believe that these types of experiences are ones that they will remember for the rest of their lives and be able to look back and pinpoint that God did something in them. We can’t wait to go back next summer and will let you know the dates to mark your calendars as soon as we can.

Summer Slam Games
You don’t want to miss any nights this summer at Uprise!! Summer Slam is our summer team game series. Every week we will have an epic team game at the end of the service. The team that wins will receive some points, and you can also earn points for your team just by showing up that night. At the end of the series, whatever team has the most points wins an awesome prize! Make sure to be there every night and support your team this Summer at Uprise! #SummerSlam

Event- August 21st
We are going ice skating at the Allen Community Ice Rink immediately after the 11:45 AM service. Skating hours are from 1-3PM so grab a quick lunch on your way and meet us there. Afterward, we will all eat pizza at CiCi’s. Pick-up will be at 5PM at the CiCi’s Pizza on Greenville Avenue.
Cost is $8 per student. (Allen Event Center, 200 E Stacy Rd #1350, Allen, TX 75002)

NO SERVICE – August 28th
Uprise Night – Wednesday, September 7th
U-Groups Launch – Wednesday, September 14th at The Brenden’s


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. As of today, we have raised over $126,836.00. We will give updates monthly.  You can give towards the expansion via text by texting the word EXPAND or give online to Building Fund. Our goal is to raise $200,000 by December.

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.


We have an App for that

If you miss a Sunday but want to keep up with the current series – Download our App today. We have it for Android, Windows, and Apple devices. Simply follow the links below and pick up your free App today. You can also go to www.citypointchurch.com and click the link “media”.



Support City Point by Shopping

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Make a Difference

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


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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