JANUARY 2019 Newsletter

Check out whats happening this month at City Point!

JANUARY SERIES

The Beginner’s Guide to Predicting Your Future

You can fix a dent in your car, and it will look as good as new. You can upgrade a shattered phone and never think twice about the older model. But when it comes to life there seem to be no quick fixes or fresh starts, if only you could have seen the problems coming. Well, you can. In this January series, we will look at simple principles that will predict your future so you can change it before it’s too late.

The turning of a new year is a natural time to hit reset and focus our attention on what God has for us. We will be praying and fasting as a church January 6th – 13th.  We encourage everyone to seek God for what to fast for that week.

City Point is turning SIX years old and we want to celebrate with you! Join the party on Sunday, January 13th as we look back over the last 6 years and thank God for all he’s done in the life of our church community. Our City Kids and Preschool will be joining in on the fun with activities, games and prizes in all of our classes as well. So bring the family for a day of celebration!

Small Groups are just around the corner and we would love for you to lead a group! For new group leaders – training will be held during 1st service on Sunday, January 13th.  If you would like to lead a group please email info@citypointchurch.com.

Join us on Saturday, January 19th as we help keep Allen beautiful by cleaning up our street, Prestige Circle. If you are a Junior or Senior in High School and need volunteer hours – this is a great way to earn them. Sign up to serve by clicking the link below.

At City Point, we believe that water baptism is a celebration of your decision to follow Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Just as the symbols of the wedding and wedding ring are a declaration of a marriage covenant, water baptism is the outward declaration of the covenant you’ve made with God. As your church, we would like to stand with you as you publicly declare you have made the decision to surrender your life to the Lord. Our next Water Baptism will be during 2nd Service on January 27th. To sign up, click the registration link below

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

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.

1/6-1/13 – Prayer and Fasting
1/13 – City Point’s 6th Birthday!
1/13 – Small Group: New Leader Training Day
1/19 – Prestige Clean Up
1/27 – Connection Point
1/27 – Small Group Registration Opens
1/27 – Baptism
2/3 – Football Sunday
2/10 – Small Groups Launch!

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.

Happy 2019!!! The holiday rush is over. The New Year is beginning. Aren’t you so glad that God doesn’t get caught up in the Christmas craziness? He’s with us through it all and helps us along the way. What a better way to kick off 2019 than to tune our ears to what He’s saying for us in the year ahead!

Our 4’s thru Kinder class will learn how to talk to God at any time and any place and about any thing. Stories about Hannah, David and Jesus will teach us how to pray and talk to God during the good times and the bad times. Your kiddos will leave knowing God is with them and helping them every where they go!

The littlest ones have a great month lined up learning about the creation of the world. God is doing amazing things in and through our preschool ministry. We love having your kiddos be a part of it!

Wanna plug in? You can make a difference! We need you! Contact me, Alicia Ingram at aingram@citypointchurch.com, for more information about serving on the Preschool Team!!

Celebrate Christmas at City Point this December. We can’t wait to see you there! 

CITY KIDS

Like opening the next door on an advent calendar, the Christmas season brought loads of incredible anticipation. And what about the smell of goodies baking in the oven, gifts appearing under the tree, family on the way, time off work and school, and so many other Christmassy things?
They all signaled in harmony that Christmas day was coming. We got to celebrate Jesus coming, in City Kids Elementary with a party, and we had a blast. Our normal Gospel Project series took a pause from the life of Joseph in Genesis. However, Joseph and the rest of the Bible form their own historic advent calendar. More of Joseph and the Gospel Project to come in January.
CLUB 56

Our 5th and 6th graders in Club 56, which meets during the 2nd service on Sundays, also had a great Christmas party with games and fun. Regular classes will begin again with the new year. Great things are in store for our preteens in 2019.

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. We also have a current need for Club 56 teachers and City Kids adult small group leaders.
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.camp and 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 by 2/1/2019. If you have questions or concerns, please notify Joel or Cheryl at castile@citypointchurch.com.

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!

January 6th – FIRST SUNDAY
What would a modern-day disciple of Jesus look like? How would they act, live, and interact with others? Every FIRST SUNDAY we’ll look at the concept of going all in and talk about what it really means to be a disciple. You won’t want to miss this class—it may just change the way you live your life. Join us for a breakfast & discussion every first Sunday during 1st service in the Club56 classroom.

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.