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.

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