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February Series

Better Together
A great marriage doesn’t happen by accident. When two imperfect people try to live happily ever after, something is bound to go wrong. If you’re struggling with communication, intimacy, and unresolved conflict it’s not too late.  Join us in February as we learn how to be Better Together!

Community Groups

Our spring semester of Community Groups kicked off this week and it’s not too late for you to join! Community Groups are a great way to meet people from church and make lasting relationships. Find the group that’s just right for you at citypointchurch,com/groups 

Baptism

Are you ready to go ALL IN and take your faith public? We will be having water baptism Sunday, February 26th during the 10:15 & 11:45 AM services. What a meaningful day to take part in a foundational event for a follower of Christ!  If you are interested in being baptized, please text “BAPTIZE” to 972-460-9235.

Connection Point – Starting in February  

Connection Point is a 4-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 AM service. Connection Point continues on February 12th with Class 201. If you have questions, please email us at info@citypointchurch.com.

Point Team Rally

We can’t wait to kick off the year with our first Point Team Rally on Sunday, February 12th at 5:30PM. We will talk about the vision for the year ahead! If you volunteer at CityPoint or would like to – this night is for you! Come join us as we look forward to a stellar 2017!! 
Childcare will be provided.

City Point Turned FOUR on January 29th

 

City Point turned FOUR last month! We had a great time celebrating all God has done over the last 48 months.  If you missed our church birthday party be sure to check out this video and hear some amazing stories from City Point families. 
 


Preschool Corner

Friendship is a beautiful thing. Good friends can enrich your life. Call you out when you’re wrong. And comfort you when you need it. Jesus calls us friends. February seems a perfect month to learn about some true friends in the Bible. Jonathan & David, Ruth & Naomi, and four faithful friends who went to great lengths to help a brother find Jesus. Your preschoolers will learn the value of friendship and how a good friend sticks closer than a brother! 

Our littlest sweeties will also discover God’s love for others through the story of Zacchaeus. We won’t be hanging out in any trees, but we’re definitely gonna color some!

No Valentine’s month is complete without a little party! Bring the kiddos Sunday, February 12th for our annual Valentine’s Parties in class, packed with games, fun crafts and treats! Hope to see you and a friend! 

City Kids


Great things are happening in City Kids. We are expanding with Club 56, a new 5th & 6th grade class starting at the end of February. Our pre-teens will be discovering Jesus’s mission at 12-years-old, “I must be about my father’s business.”

We are also hitting a significant milestone with our Gospel Project. In the next few weeks we will be completing our chronological walk through the Old Testament and begin going through the New Testament. Amazing! Each kid should be collecting their own folder of bible cards to track our progress. If your kids have missing cards, they will have opportunities to restock in the weeks ahead. We will provide instructions through email and when you come to drop off or pick up. We want every kid to have their own full complete set. 

Also, the next Dry Gulch summer camp installment is due by February 26th. If you know of anyone who still would like to go to Dry Gulch summer camp, June 19th thru the 24th, they can submit a deposit and go on a waiting list. There is no guarantee they will get a spot, but if they do not, the deposit will be refunded. Please let us know A.S.A.P.  if you are considering it. The sooner the better.
Finally, joining the City Kids Elementary team is a great way to get connected. Come check us out. We’d love to meet you. castile@citypointchurch.com

SAVE THE DATE

Mark your calendars for a fun-filled Sunday at CityPoint! We have a very special day planned for your kiddos on March 19th full of all things Lego. Bring the whole family and we’ll see you there!

Student Community Groups
We are so excited for a new semester of student groups to start back up this month! Our student community groups are a great & fun way to meet new people and learn about God. We have two student groups that both meet on Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:30pm. One group meets in Allen and the other in Rowlett. 
Check out citypointchurch.com/students to sign up for a group, and we hope to see you there!

Verge Summer Camp 2017
Summer camp is quickly approaching! On June 19th-23rd we will head back down to sunny Destin, FL for another amazing week filled with games, beaches & powerful God-moments! Your $100 registration is due by February 15th to reserve a spot and we can set up an easy payment plan for you.
For more details email Liz at lbrenden@citypointchurch.com 

Text “UPRISE” to 972-460-9235 for info & updates.

Expansion & Giving

We are so excited that the giving campaign for our expansion into the warehouse, (attached to our current location), launched on January 31, 2016. 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. 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, and it is simple and secure. You can also click the button below to give online.

Give Online Today

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”.


Make a Difference

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

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.

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January Series

We’ve all had the experience of putting something together only to have to take it apart and start over. That’s ok if it’s only a gas grill, but it’s not okay if it’s your life. 

Your career . . . 
Your marriage . . . 
Your dreams . . . 

How do you break the cycle of mistakes and failed attempts? In this 4-part series, we will look at practical advice to ensure that the next time won’t be like the last time.

2 Great Service on New Years day

 

Do you have New Years Eve plans? We thought you might be staying up a little later than usual on Saturday night so we have decided to cancel our 9:00 am service and only have our 10:15 & 11:45 service for this Sunday only. 

Fasting and Corporate Prayer

We will have corporate prayer meetings during our season of prayer and fasting. The meetings will take place January 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm.

City Point Turns 4 on January 29th

 

City Point turns FOUR this month and we plan to celebrate big on Sunday, January 29th. Join us as we give thanks to God for all He has done over the last 48 months.  The fun will be happening during all three services so pick a time and come join the party at 9:00, 10:15, 11:45.  Be sure and invite your friends & family!

Connection Point – Starting in January 

Connection Point is a 4-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 on January 8th with Class 101. If you have questions, please email us at info@citypointchurch.com.

Baptism

Are you ready to go ALL IN and take your faith public? We will be having water baptism Sunday, February 26th 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 text “BAPTIZE” to 972-460-9235.

Preschool Corner

Ripe bananas or rotten bananas? Juicy peaches or squishy peaches? Of course, we all want the tasty fruit!
January will be a fruitful month for our 4’s thru kindergarteners as they learn about the Fruits of the Spirit and how we can produce good fruit. Examples of this crisp, deliciousness include the stories of the Widow’s Mite and the Good Samaritan.

Our littlest blueberries will be taking a ride down the Nile learning about Baby Moses and how God kept him safe or discovering all about Jesus growing up. In preschool and nursery, we’re keepin’ it farm to market fresh!

Interested in producing some love, joy, and peace in our preschool ministry? Contact Alicia Ingram at aingram@citypointchurch.com for more information!

City Kids

With the beginning of a new year, there is the hope of a fresh start. In City Kids our Gospel Project journey takes a look at God sustaining his people while in exile and eventually bringing them back to their own land. It was a new beginning. God had always planned to bring them back just like he always planned to send Jesus. As we start this new year, pray that our kids connect with the truth that Jesus not only saves us, but keeps us in his love. God sustained Daniel from hungry lions. He kept his people while in captivity and he made a way for them to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. Make sure your kids bring their Bibles each week.
 

 
Also, Dry Gulch summer camp deposits should already be in. We can still turn in more reservations, but time is of the essence. Reservations are still being accepted. In the next few days, the camp will be full and subsequent applicants will be placed on a waiting list. If your child will be 7 years of age by June 19 and no older than 12, they are eligible to go. Our projected date for camp will be June 19th thru the 24th. The camp is not exclusive to only City Point kids, but others are welcome. If you have neighbors, friends, or relatives that would like to go, please pass on the information to them and let us know about it A.S.A.P.
Finally, joining the City Kids Elementary team is a great way to get connected. Come check us out. We’d love to meet you. castile@citypointchurch.com
 

Event:
Whirly Ball Plano
Wednesday, January 18th
6:30PM-8:30PM
Address: Parkway Plaza, 3115 W Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75023

Every year we love to get together and play Whirly Ball in Plano! The cost is $10/person and includes Whirly Ball, 1 game of laser tag, and pizza & drinks. Students need to be dropped off & picked up at the Whirly Ball location. Contact Andrew & Liz Brenden for more details: uprise@citypointchurch.com

Student Community Groups
We are excited to kick off our spring semester of student community groups in February!
Make sure you follow us on social media at @upriseyouth and text “UPRISE” to 972-460-9235 for info & updates.

Summer Camp
The dates for Verge Summer Camp 2017 have been released!! On June 19th-23rd we will head back down to sunny Destin, FL for another amazing week filled with games, beaches & powerful God-moments! $100 Registration is due by February 15th to reserve your spot!

Expansion & Giving

We are so excited that the giving campaign for our expansion into the warehouse, (attached to our current location), launched on January 31, 2016. 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 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, and it is simple and secure. You can also click the button below to give online.

Give Online Today

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”.


Make a Difference

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

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.

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September Newsletter – City Point Church

September Series

It’s a common misperception that the Christian life is all about avoiding messes and staying out of trouble. It turns out that our mess and the messy people you meet along the way may actually be why Jesus came. In this 4-part series, Pastor Eddie reminds us that following Jesus isn’t about avoiding something; it’s about becoming something.

We kick off a new 12-week semester of Community Groups on September 4th that will end on November 20th. You can register online at www.citypointchurch.com and click the Connect tab. Register today and make some new friends!

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.


Clothes for Kids

We have an opportunity coming up on October 1st to help change a child’s school year. We have partnered with other area churches to sponsor back to school clothes for children in need. We hope to sponsor 25 children for $100.00 each to buy new clothes for school. We will meet on Saturday, October 1st at Kohl’s in Plano on McDermott and take each individual child shopping to help outfit them for school. You can help in two ways. 1) Financially sponsor a child for $100.00 2) Be a shopper on that morning and help a child pick out their new clothes. We will be sharing more details in our services.


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 texting the word “SPIRITLED” to 972-460-9235.


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.


Baptism

Are you ready to go ALL IN and take your faith public? We will be having water baptism Sunday, September 25th 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 text “BAPTIZE” to 972-460-9235.


Worship Night

Join us for a night of worship with the CityPoint band on Friday, September 16th at 7:00pm.  Childcare is provided for babies through 5th grade. This night is hosted by the Restore Ministries.


Preschool Corner

City Point Church has an amazing team of volunteers who teach your little ones the Word of God at every age-level.

This month is no different. The 4’s thru Kinder class, will be learning about obeying God. There are countless examples in scripture about obedience and disobedience. Samuel, Samson, Jonah and a talking donkey illustrate the importance of obedience beautifully, not to mention how great God is. I mean… who gets swallowed by a whale and lives to tell the tale? Who has ever had a donkey talk to them? Strength in hair? That’s some pretty good biotin Samson was taking! To quote a phrase from one of our worship songs in class… “Obedience is the right thing to do. Thumbs up, yes, it is true!” We’re going to have a whale-y good time this month!!

Kids are like sponges. They mimic the people and things all around them. This is perfect timing to teach them God’s love. Our 3-year-olds will be exploring the ark Noah built and discovered that God is always with them. Our babies thru 2-year-olds are going to know all about this great, big world God created. Music, movement, Bible-time and crafts help reinforce God’s goodness every Sunday!

We have some great serving opportunities in our preschool area for the 1st and 3rd services! Start looking at how you could plug in! Contact Alicia Ingram at aingram@citypointchurch.com.

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

School is in session! Summer vacation was great, and now it’s “back to the books.” In City Kids, we’ve been learning about the wisdom books of the Bible. Whether it’s the wisdom of Solomon in Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, or the hard questions of life Job encountered, a steady theme continues to emerge. There is only one God and without his gift of salvation through Jesus, life has no real purpose. In Job 9:33 Job cries out, “If only there were a mediator between us, someone who could bring us together.” Jesus is that mediator! Our Gospel Project journey will now head deeper into the period of the kings and prophets of the old testament. God raised up the prophet Elijah with a very simple but profound choice for his people. Who would they believe? King Ahab and Queen Jezebel had led God’s people into sin and idol worship, but God was using Elijah to bring them back. A challenge on Mount Carmel occurred, and God demonstrated that he alone is God. Pray for us as we continue to teach those fundamental truths from scripture and that our kids will experience the revelation of who God is in their lives.

 

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 – Community Groups

We are so excited about some new changes to Uprise this fall. We are taking on a new model that we believe will help your students feel connected, experience God & develop spiritually. Up until this point, we met every Sunday night from 5:30PM-7:00PM. However, over the past few months we have seen that Sundays are challenging when you factor in all of the holidays that prevent us from meeting on a regular basis. So we have decided to move Uprise to Tuesday & Wednesday nights from 7:00PM-8:30PM.

FEEL CONNECTED
We really believe the best way for your students to feel connected at Uprise is to launch student Community Groups. Just like City Point’s Community Groups, our Community Groups will meet in semesters:
Fall Semester – 12 weeks
Spring Semester – 12 weeks
Summer Semester – 6 weeks
During these semesters, students will meet at a host home. To make things easier for families who live farther away, we will launch with two community groups this semester. One group in Rowlett on Tuesday nights and another in Allen on Wednesday nights. Small group leaders will be there to facilitate Bible-Studies and group discussions. These groups will be a great opportunity for students to invite friends from school to come experience a casual environment talking & learning about God.

EXPERIENCE GOD
We also understand how important it is for students to be able to come together and experience God through passionate worship and a powerful message. That’s why we will also have Uprise Nights, which will be gathering nights for all those in a community group to come together for a big service. Those will be held on Wednesday nights from 7PM-8:30PM at the church. Our first Uprise Night will be Wednesday, September 7th. We are going to kick off the semester with a bang so make sure they bring some friends! We will have food, games, door prizes, and a giveaway for the person who brings the most guests.

DEVELOP SPIRITUALLY
We believe that one of the best ways for your students to develop spiritually is to get plugged in to & serve at the local church. A great way to do that is to serve on the Point Team! We have Connection Point classes the first three weeks of every month during the 11:45AM service. It is a great opportunity for your students to find out more about City Point, find out what gifts and talents God has given them, and see how they can begin to use those gifts and talents. We would love to have all of the students go through Connection Point during the month of October and help them find an area that they can serve on Sundays. We will have pizza for all the students after Connection Point classes each week in October.

We are so excited about this new change and what God is doing in the lives of our students at CityPoint!

Mark Your Calendar:
September 7th- Uprise Night at City Point
September 13th & 14th- Student Community Groups launch
October- Connection Point Student Takeover


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 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, and 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


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”.


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.

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.