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

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 bonus that Amazon will donate a 0.5% of the purchase price to the church.


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.

July Newsletter

July Series

We all know what’s required to fall in love . . . a pulse. Falling in love is easy, but staying there, that’s something else entirely.With more than a thousand matchmaking services available today and new ones springing up all the time, finding a romantic match can be easier than ever. But staying together with the one you’ve found seems to be the real challenge.

So is it possible for two people to fall in love and actually stay there? Absolutely! Learn how this month.


HAVE A HAPPY & SAFE 4TH!


Super Sunday

I think everyone can agree that our City Kids have a great time every Sunday. They worship, play games, make friends and learn about Jesus. This summer we’ve decided to take it to a whole new level! We’ve invited their favorite Super Heroes to join us for all three services on July 10th. What would it be like to meet Spider-Man, Ironman, Batman or Captain America? Invite somebody that has a child who loves superheroes to be part of this Super Sunday!  And don’t forget your camera to snap a few pics!

Come join us for a worship experience that is sure to take your walk with God to a deeper place.  Take some time out of your busy summer and allow room for God to speak to you.  We all carry burdens and walk through circumstances that are beyond our control and this night is designed for you to forget about the worries of life – cast your cares on Him – and be refreshed in God’s presence.  We’ll see you on Sunday, July 10th at 7pm for this awesome time together!  Childcare is provided for babies through 6th grade.


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

A star-nosed mole.  Sea pigs. Blobfish. Sloth.
These are some of God’s more unusual creatures, yet they have a name and a purpose.
(One purpose being they look cool on Discovery Channel.)
The Creation story, Adam, Eve, Noah, Abraham & Sarah will give your 4’s and 5’s a look at God’s epic creation of a planet, a plan, a promise and a people. More fun than watching Discovery for sure!

Another of God’s wonders is friendship.
This July, the babies & toddlers, 2’s and 3’s will learn the value of friendship with stories like Jonathan & David plus four special dudes who creatively helped their friend meet Jesus. It’s the heat of the summer and our hearts are warm with God’s goodness.

Love gardening? Looking for some fresh soil to exercise your green thumb? Join our preschool and nursery team and start planting the seeds of God’s Word in little hearts today! Contact Alicia Ingram for more information at aingram@citypointchurch.com. Seeds will be provided!


City Kids

Kids Camp is almost here!  It’s going to be “major” fun! It will also be a great opportunity where the typical cultural voices surrounding our kids becomes less and they can get more connected with God. How awesome is that? Please pray that camp will truly be a life-changing experience for the kids!

1 Peter 5:8 instructs us to, “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” (NLT) This is particularly true for our kids today. So please be in prayer for us.
In our weekly City Kids services, we continue our “Gospel Project” journey with the emergence of King David and a prophetic covenant. God promised to establish an eternal kingdom through David’s line. It was the promise of Jesus.
The promise of Jesus continues to flash forward as we learn about God and his people in the old testament.

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. Junior High 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 anymore #garagesales. It’s a time to make room for new priorities, new experiences, new freedom and new passions. Join us as we dig into topics that will help make our summer better! #summerseven #makesummerbetter

You don’t want to miss any nights this summer at Uprise!! Summer Slam – our summer team game series. Every week we will have an epic team game to kick off the night. 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

NO SERVICE- July 17th (Summer Camp)


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

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.


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.

June Newsletter

June Series

Life is full of uncertainty. Daily situations beyond our control put us at risk for disappointment, failure, and regret. For most of us, bravery is not about staring death in the eye, but finding the courage to face the everyday pressure and anxieties life throws our way. In this series, we’ll discover how to be brave and what it means to rely fully on God’s peace and promises in every situation.

Team Night

We can’t wait to gather for our Team Night happening on Wednesday, June 8th at 7:00! We will have some fun, worship together and hear from our Pastors on leadership and what’s coming up for CityPoint.  This night is for all of our Point Team and those who would like to learn more about getting involved.  We also hear there will be some serious Team competition happening – so come ready to play. We have childcare covered for birth through 6th grade – so don’t miss out!

Father’s Day – June 19th

Hey Dads of all ages! We have a great day planned just for you at City Point on June 19th during all services. We know you don’t want a day filled with flowery decorations and dainty finger food. You want a day that is an expression of you, a man, and not only a man but a Dad. We have designed a day to help the hair in your ears and on your back grow.  A man-sized Father’s Day service. We will have sausage on a stick and a message aimed at all the men in the house. You only have one day a year that is “man” day and City Point is the place to kick it off!

Super Sunday

I think everyone can agree that our City Kids have a great time every Sunday. They worship, play games, make friends and learn about Jesus. This summer we decided to take it to a whole new level! We’ve invited their favorite Super Heroes to join us for all three services on July 10th. What would it be like to meet Spider Man, Super Man, Batman or Iron Man? Invite somebody that has a child who loves superheroes to be part of this Super Sunday.

Worship Night

Come join us for a worship experience that is sure to take your walk with God to a deeper place.  Take some time out of your busy Summer and allow room for God to speak to you.  We all carry burdens and walk through circumstances that are beyond our control and this night is designed for you to forget about the worries of life – cast your cares on Him – and be refreshed in God’s presence.  We’ll see you on Wednesday, July 13th at 7pm for this awesome time together!  Childcare is provided for babies through 6th grade.


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.


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 open for those who have completed Kinder through completed 5th grade.

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

Preschool Corner

Dads. Dads take us under their wing. They teach us about life. They protect us. Dads dream with us. And our Heavenly Father is no different.
This June, your preschoolers will learn about the heart of our Father. With stories like the Lost Sheep, Jesus blessing the children, Zacchaeus, and Fishers of Men, the children will learn that God seeks us out, welcomes us, loves us even when we are unlovable and teaches us how to bring others to Him.
We’ll also have a loosen-your-tie kinda day honoring the dads in our lives on Father’s Day with games and fun crafts. The kids are gonna love it!Our littlest tots will discover that God is always with them through learning the story of David and the Giant all month long.
Shhhh! They may have a special surprise for daddy on Father’s Day too!Interested in construction work? Be a part of the team who pours the foundation of God’s Word in little hearts. Join our nursery and preschool team today! Contact Alicia Ingram at aingram@citypointchurch.com!

City Kids

Summer is finally here and with it, City Kids is rolling out a new phase of our “Gospel Project”. Since starting the program last fall, we have seen God as creator, covenant maker, covenant keeper, deliverer, as Holy, and journeyed with the Israelites to the “promised land.” Now we will take a look at how the Israelites went about establishing their kingdom. In a twist of irony, we’ll see how God brought his people into their inheritance only for them to decide they would rather be ruled by a human “king.” How can people be so quick to replace God’s way with what they think is best? If we’re truly honest, many of us do the same thing by insisting we have things our way instead of God’s. We will learn that true peace and joy are only found when Jesus is Lord and Savior.

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 – 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 anymore #garagesales. It’s a time to make room for new priorities, new experiences, new freedom and new passions. Join us as we dig into topics that will help make our summer better! #summerseven #makesummerbetter

You don’t want to miss any nights this summer at Uprise!! Starting Sunday, June 5th, we are kicking off Summer Slam – our summer team game series. Every week we will have an epic team game to kick off the night. 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

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 $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.

Give-Online-Button


We have an App for thatIf 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

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.


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

May Newsletter – City Point Church

May Series > Galatians

We have been given freedom through Christ. We may live in a different century than the  church in Galatia but we share the same struggles. Discover how to live each day with the freedom God desires for you in this series. Join us this month as we walk through the book of Galatians each Sunday at 9:00, 10:15 & 11:45.

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 and 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!

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!
PARKING NOTE:: There are 2 parking lots available – one that faces Bethany and the second that faces Allen Heights. Look for our CityPoint signs to find us – we will be under the pavilion.
LOCATION : 1201 E Bethany Dr, Allen, TX 75002

Senior Sunday
We will honor the Class of 2016 on Senior Sunday during our 11:45 service on May 22nd. There will be a luncheon after the service in their honor. If you have a student graduating this year please email Liz at  lbrenden@citypointchurch.com.

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.


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

May is Miracle Month in the preschool department! One month certainly cannot contain all the mighty miracles of Jesus, but the children will learn a few, from calming raging storms to a stinky dead dude who came back to life. The kiddos will know that with God, nothing is impossible!

Little ones love to sing and dance and have fun. David was no different. Those sheep got a concert every day with David as their shepherd. Your babies, toddlers and two-year-olds will have a great time this month singing songs to the Lord and learning how God knows all about them and loves them very much!

Interested in construction work? Be a part of the team who pours the foundation of God’s Word in little hearts. Join our nursery and preschool team today! Contact Alicia Ingram at aingram@citypointchurch.com!


City Kids

Is that summer we see on the horizon? Like the Old Faithful Geyser, summer is fast approaching and kids are getting excited to, once again, indulge in popsicles, swimming pools, and time with friends.  It doesn’t seem to matter how predictable the seasons are.  They still sneak up on us, don’t they? Our current Gospel Project study in City Kids exposes a similarly sneaky pattern. During the time period of the Old Testament Judges, Moses and Joshua were long-gone and the Israelites were caught in a pattern. They would fall away from God, end up in trouble, cry out to God for help, and God would raise up a judge to rescue them. Over and over again the pattern would repeat. Is there any hope for a humanity, which gets easily caught in a “close to God”, then “away from God” Merry-go-round? Yes there is. Jesus was and still is the answer. Our kids are learning that God is faithful even when his people are not and that Jesus did more than rescue us. He breaks that revolving nature of sin in our lives.

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 May Series – Direct Message

We live in a very social-media driven culture. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Periscope, YouTube & Snapchat are all apps/services that have allowed us to instantly connect with all of our friends & relatives, regardless of the distance between us. It’s a pretty amazing feat if you think about it. No other generation before us has had the capabilities and/or technologies to connect & keep up with all those involved in our lives. Yet, as we strive to become more & more connected as a society, there’s one relationship we’ve seemed to completely forget about, and that’s with God. Join UPRISE as we take a look at how we can send and experience Direct Messages from God!

Don’t miss our church-wide event Movie in the Park on Friday, May 13th at 7:00 PM. We will have bubble soccer for students to play before the movie starts!

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.


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

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.


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.

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


Easter Sunday

Invite your family and friends to our Easter celebration on Sunday, March 27th during all three services.  We have an amazing day planned for all ages! We will have an egg hunt for ages 2 years through 6th grade, petting zoo, cotton candy and a visit from the Easter Bunny. We have invite cards available to make it easy to invite family and friends. It’s going to be fun!

March Series

What time is it? Where did all the time go? Does time really fly when you’re having fun? Maybe we think about time so much because there never seems to be enough of it. Maybe there’s only one question we need to ask: What am I doing with my time? Simple question? Easy answer? It’s time you found out.  During this series on one of the Sunday’s, we will  have a special guest speaker. Don’t waste another second.


 

Community Groups – Register Today!

We kicked off a new 12-week semester of Community Groups on February 22nd that will end on May 9th. This semester we will, again, focus on one very simple goal – “Make a Friend”. Our hope is that during the 12 weeks we will all have a new friend or friends in our life. Our small groups are Free Market groups which mean they can be just about anything. Register online at citypointchurch.com.

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

Easter is right around the corner! What better way to celebrate than to share the story of Easter throughout the whole month of March. The children in preschool will learn about the greatest gift ever given with lessons about Palm Sunday through the Resurrection. Perfect for every age!

The kiddos won’t wanna miss an egg-stra special Easter Sunday on March 27th including a good, old-fashioned Egg Hunt.  The eggstravaganza will be happening during every service and wouldn’t be complete without candy, toys and prizes galore!

Love gardening? Looking for some fresh soil to exercise your green thumb? Join our preschool and nursery team and start planting the seeds of God’s Word in little hearts today! Contact Alicia Ingram for more information at aingram@citypointchurch.com. Seeds will be provided!


City Kids

Snowball fight in Children’s Church? Yes, we did! City Point’s “Frozen” Sunday this past month was an awesome continuation to our Texas winter!

Behind a healthy dose of fun, City Kids Elementary saw God unveiling the Old Testament law through Moses. We learned that God required a holy people because he was a holy God. We also learned that only Jesus could follow the law perfectly and that he was the one true sacrifice, for all time, for our sins. As city kids continue to journey through the Gospel Project series, the next unit will show God as a savior. Joshua emerges as the new leader of God’s people as they cross the Jordan into The Promised Land.

Parents, it may not be too late to sign up your child for summer camp. Please let us know as soon as possible.
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. Middle School helpers are also welcome. Contact Joel or Cheryl at castile@citypointchurch.com

Kids Camp Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone that contributed on February 21st for Kids Summer Camp. We exceeded our goal of $1,000.00!


Uprise Series

This month in Uprise we are going to be focusing on Honor. From relationships, parents, leadership, to God we really want to take a look at it all and how living a life full of honor is so important. To honor someone is to value them highly or bestow value upon him. The Bible tells us to show honor to certain people in our lives, but before we can show honor to others we must truly understand what it is and who it truly belongs to.

Event: The Justice Games

In anticipation of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we are having a team game night! There will be a Game Truck available outside in the parking lot before service from 4:30-5:30 on Sunday, March13th. Then we will break up into teams, Team Superman vs. Team Batman, for a night of competition! Don’t miss the chance to bring your friends to this event and maybe even win an awesome door prize!

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


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

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.


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.

February Newsletter

February Series

When you feel down and out, you may be down, but you’re never out. There is still hope. Sure, you may be behind. It may be the Bottom of the 9th, but there is still a chance to turn this game around. Join us in February as we look at how to turn things around.

Community Groups

We kick off a new 12-week semester of Community Groups on February 22nd that will end on May 9th. This semester we will, again, focus on one very simple goal – “Make a Friend”. Our hope is that by the end of the 12 weeks we will all have a new friend or friends in our life. Our small groups are Free Market groups which means they can be just about anything. We will send an email soon with the list of groups and give you an opportunity to register.

Do You Want To Host a Group?

If you are interested in hosting a group please let us know at info@citypointchurch.com. We will have host training on Tuesday, February 9th at 7:00 PM.

Winter Party

We are throwing a Winter party! We have planned a special day to help turn around those Winter-time blues. We have invited some of the characters from Frozen; Elsa, Anna and Olaf to join us that day. They will be in the lobby before and after each service to meet the kiddos and for you to take photos. We will have games and a ton of fun so invite your friends and let’s party!

Join us on February 21st at 6:30 for a night of worship with the CityPoint band and Pastor Eddie. We will take our time and enjoy the presence of God. Childcare is available for birth through 6th grade – no registration is required. This night is open to the public – so invite a few friends along!

Kids Camp

If you attended Summer Camp as a kid then you can remember how life changing it was. In fact, statistics tell us that kids that attend camps on a regular basis as a child and student tend to have a stronger faith as an adult. We as a church want to make sure every child has this opportunity. On February 21st we will have tip jars next to our coffee and doughnut stations. We are asking everyone to bring a little extra cash and change that day and drop it in the jar as you enjoy your free hot coffee and yummy doughnuts. This will help cover transportation costs and any kids that need scholarships.

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

“Flowers….. chocolates….. promises you don’t intend to keep.” (Cogsworth – Beauty and the Beast)These words may be associated with Valentine’s day and February in general, but not with our preschoolers! This month, your kiddos will be learning about God’s love for us and sharing His love with others. Stories like the Prodigal Son, the Good Samaritan, the Loaves and Fishes and Jesus with Zacchaeus will round out our “Love Month” lineup in the babies thru kinder classes. No Valentine’s day would be complete without a festive party to celebrate on February 14th, packed with games and treats. It promises to be a very good time (and we intend to keep that promise????)

Join the Team…..Have you ever wanted to get involved at church and you enjoy little ones? We’d love to have you join the preschool team and see what the fun is all about. Serve as little as once a month. Serve with a friend or serve with your spouse. Contact Alicia Ingram at aingram@citypointchurch.com for more information!

City Kids

As City Kids continues to journey though the Gospel Project series, one thing is clear; it becomes almost impossible to look at stories like the life of Moses and not see the life of Christ emerge. We’ve been able to help the kids draw parallels between Moses as a mediator between God and Israel and Jesus being our ultimate mediator. God delivered his people from slavery in Egypt, but what will happen in the wilderness? Where will He lead them? Our next few lessons will focus on the Ten Commandments and God’s Holiness.

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, Cheryl, or Nelson at castile@citypointchurch.com

Uprise Series

There’s a lot of people quoted in the Bible. From kings, to prophets, you can find almost every advice imaginable for our lives. Even God has a few things he’s credited for saying (go figure). But there was a period in time where God had a lot to say to his people, in particular Jesus’ time. In fact there are tons of Jesus quotes, some that are intriguing, others controversial. It goes without saying that all of them are very important and we should pay close attention. This month, join us as we examine some of His more famous quotes He said during his time on earth.

ATTENTION ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL

Parents! We are really excited to announce that Uprise will be attending VERGE Summer Camp this year!! We’ve decided to host a meeting on Sunday, February 28th, after the 3rd service, in the Connection Point/VIP Classroom. Important information like camp costs & camp location will be discussed as well as opportunities for questions to be answered. We hope to see you there!
We want to give your students an opportunity to offer help to the victims of the tornado that occurred the day after Christmas. On Saturday, February 20th Uprise will be serving at Church In The City’s Relief Center and sharing the love of Christ to the community of Rowlett. More details will be announced soon. If any students and/or parents are interested in volunteering please contact Pastor Andrew at (318) 608-1811 or email us at uprise@citypointchurch.c

January Newsletter

January Series

Life Apps

There are hundreds of thousands of phone apps available for download. These apps can be used to wake you up, to show you where to shop, to help you count calories, or to log your exercise minutes. But they can’t actually make you get up, control your spending, manage your diet, or force you to exercise.

The App Store isn’t the only place you can find apps. Did you know that the Bible has also given us many “apps” to enhance and improve our lives?

 

Prayer & Fasting

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We have planned a special time of prayer in preparation for the new year as we believe God for a season of fruitfulness in our church. We will have a 1 hour-long corporate prayer service from 9:00am – 10:00am on Saturday – January 16th, 23rd and 30th. Join us for this special season of prayer!

 

Community Groups

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We kick off a new 12-week semester of Community Groups on February 22nd that will end on May 10th. This semester we will, again, focus on one very simple goal – “Make a Friend”. Our hope is that by the end of the 12 weeks we will all have a new friend or friends in our life. Our small groups are Free Market groups which means they can be just about anything. We will send an email soon with the list of groups and give you an opportunity to register.

Do You Want To Host a Group?

If you are interested in hosting a group please let us know at info@citypointchurch.com. We will have host training on Tuesday, February 9th at 7:00 PM.

 

Connection Point

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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 10:15 service. Connection Point begins the first Sunday of every month with Class 101. If you have questions please email us at info@citypointchurch.com.

 

 

City Point Turns THREE

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City Point turns THREE this month and we plan to celebrate big on Sunday, January 31st. Join us as we give thanks to God for all He has done the last 36 months.  The fun will be happening during all three services so pick a time and come join the party! 9:00, 10:15, 11:45.  Be sure and invite your friends & family!

 

Water Baptism

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Are you ready to go ALL IN and take your faith public? We will be having water baptism during all services on Sunday, January 31st.  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.

 

Preschool Corner

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Flies in the sky. Gnats on the cats. Frogs in the soup. Dead cows. Just a few things the Egyptians might have experienced during Moses’ visit to Egypt. All month long, your 4’s thru Kindergarteners will be learning about the life of Moses, from the baby in the basket to the Ten Commandments. They won’t wanna miss any part of this amazing story!

In the nursery, 2’s and 3’s classes, we will be teaching about Jesus growing up. He went to church. He hung out with friends. He obeyed his parents. He grew up just like us!

Join the Team…..Have you ever wanted to get involved at church and you enjoy little ones? We’d love to have you join the preschool team and see what the fun is all about. Serve as little as once a month. Serve with a friend or serve with your spouse. Contact Alicia Ingram at aingram@citypointchurch.com for more information!

 

City Kids

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2016 is here! With the new year beginning, City Kids will be highlighting another Compassion International child for the month of January. For the past two months City Kids has prayed and taken up offerings for the Compassion International children City Point Church supports.  We will be learning about and praying for Lhance Kevin Ramilo from the Philippines.

Our journey through the Gospel Project continues. After starting with creation 16 weeks ago, we have seen God as creator, covenant maker, covenant keeper, and now we learn about God as a redeemer in the life of Moses. We’ll see God at work in the young nation of Israel and the demonstration of his power before Pharaoh. If your kids miss any of the bible cards we pass out each week, let us so we can keep their card collections current.

Also, we are currently reserving our spots for summer camp Dry Gulch USA. If you have not been able to submit a deposit yet and would like to, please contact us as soon as possible. Anyone who will be between the ages of 7 and 12 by July is eligible.​

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. All adult participants will be given a background check. Junior High helpers are also welcome. Contact Joel, Cheryl, or Nelson at info@citypointchurch.com

Uprise Series

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There is a gap between where we are and where we see ourselves in our biggest dreams. This gap can seem insurmountable, overwhelming, and even impossible. But here’s the thing: God often gives us a unique message to share or a difficult problem to solve, and we just need a simple push in the right direction. Uprise Youth meet every Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:30 at the church.

Give Today

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 give button at www.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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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

⛄ Holiday Newsletter – City Point Church ⛄

Happy Thanksgiving

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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.

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