FEBRUARY 2019 Newsletter

Check out whats happening this month at City Point!

You haven’t finished your life story. What will you do with the blank pages? The choices you make today will lead you one way or another—but when you know who to trust, you’ll always be headed in the Divine Direction. In this series, we will learn how to seek God’s will for their lives and how He cares more about who they are than what they do.

2018 was an amazing year, and we know God has even greater things in store for City Point in 2019. Our Heart for the House is an annual, sacrificial offering over and above normal tithes and offerings that will take place on February 24th. This single offering marks a pivotal and miraculous step toward in the life of our church. By intentionally preparing and selflessly giving, our church is able to extend our reach and expand our influence in the community. Over the next several weeks, please pray and seek God’s direction in how you can be a part of making a difference in the lives of others this year.

Friday, March 1st (7:30PM – 9-30PM) & Saturday, March 2nd (10:00AM – 3:00PM)

XO is the largest marriage conference of its kind, designed to enhance intimacy, renew passion, and refresh your relationship. No matter where you are on the journey of marriage, come and encounter God’s dream for your future.

Cost: $50/couple. Register today to reserve your spot! There is no childcare for this event so plan to make arrangements for your children.

BIG GAME SUNDAY is going to be a fun day at City Point on February 3rd! Wear your favorite team jersey and get ready to find a Community Group that’s just right for you and Get in the Game during our Spring semester. We will be grilling hot dogs on the lawn – serving chips & cold drinks – the best coffee and as always – Max’s Donuts. Everyone who signs up for a group will be entered to win a 65″ Philips Smart 4K Ultra HD TV! Woohoo!!

Ephesians 4:23-24 Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.

The way we continue to grow spiritually is to give God space to renew us continually. This is why we have planned an Encounter Night for those that want to push a little deeper into everything God has provided for us. Join us on Sunday, February 17th at 6:00pm for an extended time of worship followed by a message and ministry with Pastor Eddie. Childcare is provided for Infants through 1st grade.

Our Spring Small Group Semester begins on February 10th!  It’s not just something we do. It’s how we do church. We love Sunday services, but we “do church” in our Community Groups. This is the environment that you can make friendships, grow, and fall more in love with Jesus. There are groups that meet all across the area on different days and times. This is a 10-week semester, so don’t miss your chance to join a group.

Check out citypointchurch.com/groups to find the group for you!

Don’t do life alone!

Support City Point and pick up a Valentine’s gift for that special someone all at the same time! If you will be 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. Just click below to get started!

TRUSTED WORLD DONATION CENTER

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

3/1 & 3/2 – XO Conference, 7:30pm & 10am-3pm
3/10 –Daylight Savings
3/24 –Super Sunday
3/24– Connection Point
3/31– Child Dedication
4/7– Team Night Easter Rally
4/20 –Easter Services
4/21 –Easter Services

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

To start, you can:

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

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

Ahhhhh February! The month of conversation hearts, red ’n pink galore and teddy bears holding boxes of chocolates!

We here, in City Kids Preschool, are no different! It’s a pillowy, cloud ride into all things Valentine’s as we celebrate the month of love. A great lineup of stories from the Bible is coming the kiddos’ way, teaching on love for God and love for others. Children will learn all about Ruth & Naomi, Jonathan & David and the Good Samaritan. We are also getting fancy for our Valentine’s party on Sunday, February 10th. This party’s got everything… candy bracelets, Valentine’s bingo, poop emoji chocolates and unicorns! The kiddos are not gonna want to miss out on all the fun!

What about the littlest cupids? I’m glad you asked! Our Infants’, Toddlers’ and 2’s classes will enjoy learning about all the animals God created with lots of moooosic and mooovement! (See what I did there? Mooosic and Mooooovement? A cow moos. 😂 Classic!!!)

Looking for a place to plug in? We’d love to have you on the Preschool Team. Contact Alicia Ingram at aingram@citypointchurch.com for more information!

CITY KIDS

Summer Camp! Yes! If your children are not registered, it’s not too late. You won’t regret it. It’s fun, it’s safe, and it’s life changing. Your kids will get unplugged from devices and the norm and get plugged into experiencing God on a whole new level. In a Word Press article by Molleigh McCann, she writes, “It sounds so unbelievably corny and stereotypical, I know. But somehow for one week every summer filled with silly songs, games, creek hikes, bug bites, crafts, farmer tans, friends, and Jesus, my entire spirit was rebooted and off to the races. There was never a summer where I left not feeling rejuvenated as a person and ready to conquer the world, even at age 8.” (McCann, M. 2015, July 20. How Summer Camp Changed My Life. Retrieved from https://molleighwithagh.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/how-summer-camp-changed-my-life/).

In City Kids our Gospel Project for Kids is tracking with the Israelites as they leave bondage in Egypt and head out into the wilderness.

CLUB 56

Our 5th and 6th graders in Club 56, which meets during the 2nd service on Sundays, have been learning what the Bible teaches about Heaven in our new “FLYTE series. The focus will shift over the next few weeks to examine the “perfect family.” Does it exist? They will see how God used Joseph’s family to accomplish great things despite the family’s “less than perfect” life.

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

Registration starts now for Eagle Sky Christian Camp this summer! You will not want to miss it. Eagle Sky is located in Piedmont, MO in the beautiful Ozark mountains. Kids Camp at Eagle Sky is available for campers ages 7-12. Check it out at http://www.eaglesky.campand make plans to join us this summer. We plan to attend Session 2 from June 17-22. Please note that a $75 deposit and an online application must be received to save your spot.  Click the link below to register or feel free contact Joel or Cheryl at castile@citypointchurch.com.if you have questions or concerns.

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

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

THIS MONTH IN UPRISE:
February Series: A Relationship
February is the month of love. But more than just talking about love, we want to talk about the Relationship. Because when it all comes down to it, everything in life is about A Relationship. A relationship with your parents, with your friends, with everyone around you, but most importantly, a relationship with Christ. What steps can we take to have better relationships? Find out this month in Uprise!

FIRST SUNDAY – 
February 3rd is CANCELLED, we will resume on Sunday, March 3rd
What would a modern-day disciple of Jesus look like? How would they act, live, and interact with others? Every FIRST SUNDAY we’ll look at the concept of going all in and talk about what it really means to be a disciple. You won’t want to miss this class—it may just change the way you live your life. Join us for a breakfast & discussion every first Sunday during 1st service in the Club56 classroom.

Student Small Groups
A new semester of small groups is about to kick off at City Point and we are so excited to have 2 Uprise student groups happening! Don’t miss your chance to hang out with your Uprise Fam every week. You’ll make some new friends, build stronger relationships, and have a great time! The groups are both every other Sunday afternoon and they will alternate so you can easily attend both groups if you want to.
– Bailey & Brizah – Sunday Lunch Group
– Will & Oz – Game Group

Pizza At Uprise
Every week at Uprise we like to have something for the students to eat before service. Not only is it a great way for them to bring friends & enjoy time hanging out together, but some students come straight to service from extracurricular activities and haven’t had a chance to eat dinner yet. However, as the youth group grows more and more, which is AWESOME, we have to make some changes with how we provide that food. Starting in February, we will have pizza at Uprise every single week for just $3 per student. That will get them pizza (no limit, within reason) & a drink and it will make sure everyone gets dinner and has a great time together!

Summer Camp 2019
REGISTER TODAY- Uprise Youth is headed back to sunny Destin, FL for summer camp! The dates are June 16-21 & you can sign up to reserve your spot today. Registration is $100 and you can pay online at citypointchurch.com/give. Just select “youth camp payment” to make a payment or to schedule recurring payments. Email uprise@citypointchurch.com for more information.