NOVEMBER 2018 Newsletter

Check out whats happening this month at City Point!

November  Series

Reclaimed

We are moving into the holiday season. This time of year has mixed emotions for everyone. For some, it is a time for celebrating the people we love in our life. There are others that almost dread this moment because of the people that will be at the table or that are no longer at the table. In November, we will look at how we can reclaim the table and find some peace where we may have found stress in times past. We often can’t change who is at the table, but we can change what we bring to the table. Join us every Sunday at 9:30 or 11:00.

Nothing says “Christmas Cheer” quite like LIVE reindeer, right?! Here at City Point we are all about that “Christmas Cheer” so join us for our annual Family Movie Night on Friday, November 30th for LIVE reindeer, a Hot Chocolate Bar and a bounce house for the kiddos. This year’s feature is “Arthur Christmas” and we will provide popcorn, movie candy and drinks. This is a free event for all ages so invite your friends and neighbors!

For more information go to citypointchurch.com/events

Lawn Opens at 5:30p
Pre-Movie at 7:00p
Feature Film at 7:30p

Get started on the pathway to discovering your purpose and realizing your potential at Connection Point! 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 six weeks 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.

DON’T FORGET THAT SERVE DAY IS NOVEMBER 10TH!

Join us on Saturday, November 10th 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.

The Christmas Season is hard for some families in our community. This year, we are supporting Allen Community Outreach by adopting children from their Holiday Assistance program. Angels will be available in the Kid’s Lobby starting Sunday, November 11th & must be returned unwrapped on or before Sunday, December 15th. Let’s band together and show how much we love our community! For additional info or questions email info@citypointchurch.com

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.

11/10 – Serve Day
11/11 – Christmas Angel Tree Begins
11/18 – Connection Point
11/30 –Family Christmas Movie
12/2 – Christmas Sweater Sunday
12/9 –Christmas at the Movies Featuring Elf
12/16 –Kid’s Christmas Parties
12/23 –No Morning Service
12/23 –Christmas Eve Eve Services 3:30 & 5 pm
12/24 –Christmas Eve Services 3:30 & 5 pm
12/30 –No Services

We are excited to announce an important update to giving 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 new giving platform, which allows for simple giving through a variety of ways, including mobile and online. You can try it out before Sunday, 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.

It’s that time of year when we reflect and express our gratitude for all of God’s blessings. For me, I am grateful for our church and the privilege of teaching God’s Word to kiddos. Parents often tell me about their children re-enacting parts of the stories they learn or reciting a Bible verse. I am humbled and amazed with these little ones week after week!!

All the thankful fuzzies remind me of this month’s lessons! Faithful believers like Solomon built the house of God. Paul & Silas praised God in the midnight hour. Mary & Martha served God’s people and sat at the feet of Jesus to soak up His goodness. Daniel didn’t stop praying to God even amidst the threat of lions. These are the grateful folks we will learn about this November!!

We’ll also have a gobble-gobble good time learning about the first Thanksgiving at our Thanksgiving parties on November 11th in the 3’s and 4’s-Kinder classes. We are looking forward to celebrating these bountiful blessings with your kiddos all month long!

Wanna be a part of reaching the harvest? Contact me, Alicia Ingram, at aingram@citypointchurch.com for more information!!

CITY KIDS

Like the genius of a creative “Minecraft” vision emerging, City Kids is seeing God’s story appear. Brick by brick, the foundational pieces of God’s covenant to Abraham whisper shadows of a much larger picture than Abraham and his desire for a family. Abraham was put to the test by being asked to offer up his son as a sacrifice. His words were prophetic when Isaac asked, “where is the lamb?” He said, “God himself will provide the lamb.” (Genesis 22:8, NIV) God did indeed provide the lamb and God’s promise to Abraham is fulfilled in Jesus. Our kids are getting the story, brick by brick and it’s awesome!
CLUB 56

Our 5th and 6th graders in Club 56 are having a great time as well. Meeting during the 2nd service on Sundays, they get to hang out with their peers, enjoy some snacks and hear a great lesson.

They’re currently on a series called “Stress.” The pressure our youth experience at this age can be tremendous. Please pray for our kids as they encounter the truth in God’s word and continue to grow in their faith.

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.

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:
November 4th – 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.

November 14th- Uprise Friendsgiving
Join us Wednesday, November 14th for our annual Thanksgiving potluck. We will provide the turkey & ham if each student can bring a side or dessert. Invite some friends (after all it is FRIENDSGIVING) to come feast with us as we give thanks for all that God is doing in Uprise! Please sign up at bit.ly/uprisepotluck with what you’re bringing.

November 21st- No Service
We will not meet for our regular service on Wednesday, November 21st. However, if you’re in town and still want to meet up we will be having a hangout night at Whataburger on Stacy Road in Allen from 7-8:30pm.

Student Small Groups
We have SIX opportunities for your student to get involved in small groups! Pastor Andrew & Liz will be hosting student small groups for middle school & high school guys & girls. We also have 2 student-let groups happening this semester! One is a Vlogging group with Bailey & Brizah and the other is a Fortnite group with Will, Oz & Ethan. Groups are a great way to make new friends and get involved at Uprise! Check out all the groups and get signed up at citypointchurch.com/groups.

Small Group Dates:
High School Groups- 11/3, 11/17
Middle School Groups- 11/10
Vlogging Group- 11/10 & 11/24
Fortnite Group- 11/11
**November is the last month of small groups for the year.**