November Newsletter ???? City Point Church

November Series

 

Everybody wants to be happy. Everybody is on a happiness quest. For many, happiness is measured in moments and experiences. It’s elusive. Unsustainable. What about you? What makes you happy? In this study, we will reveal what makes you happy. We explore the three things all happy people have in common. Then we discover how these three things can be realities for you as well.

We will be partnering with Allen Community Outreach by collecting food items for their annual Thanksgiving Outreach.  Pick up a shopping list at the Info table in the lobby. All donations are due by Sunday, November 13th.

Community Christmas Party

We thought of you and made plans that are guaranteed to get the whole family in the Christmas spirit! We kick off the fun on Sunday, December 4th with a special visit from Santa all morning long and free family photos with the big guy himself. We will also have a Hot Chocolate Bar and an encouraging message about the true Spirit of Christmas. We will be offering time slots for Santa photos – to sign up for a time – click on the link below.  Space is limited so don’t wait. This event is designed with your friends and co-workers that don’t have a church home in mind. Don’t wait – invite them today!

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Family Movie Night

Our Family Christmas Movie Night is back by popular demand – one of our favorite City Point holiday traditions! This year we are offering TWO viewing times – Friday, December 9th at 6:30 pm (movie will begin at 7:00) and a matinee on Saturday, December 10th at 1:30 pm (movie will begin at 2:00).  You can sign up for your movie time and get a ticket at the link below.  Space is limited so be sure and sign up yourself and your kids and any friends you might want to bring along. Kiddos wear your PJ’s and bring a blanket.  There will be a hot chocolate bar, popcorn, movie candy and a visit from a special train conductor. This event is completely FREE so be sure to invite your friends, family & neighbors!

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Candle Light Christmas Eve Services

On December 23rd at 7:00 pm & December 24th at 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm, we will have our Candle Light Christmas Eve services. These services help set the tone for a truly peaceful and joyful Christmas. No matter when you celebrate bring the family and celebrate the season with us!

*Please be on the look out for our Special December newsletter with more details.
Santa Sunday Community Christmas
December 4th
9:00, 10:15, 11:45
Family Movie
December 9th at 6:30 pm
December 10th at 1:30 pm Candle Light Service
December 23rd at 7:00 pm
December 24th at 4:00pm & 5:30pm

No Services on Christmas Day
December 25th
Enjoy the day with your family

December Series: Light of the World
Every Sunday in December


Connection Point

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 the first Sunday of every month with Class 101. If you have questions, please email us at info@citypointchurch.com.


Preschool Corner

Fall crispness is in the air. (It’s happening somewhere in the United States right now.) Leaves are changing. Pumpkin versions of every tasty treat. Thanksgiving must be right around the corner.

And that means time to reflect on all we are thankful for. Our preschoolers will hear the stories of Hannah, the ten lepers and Naaman’s dip in the river. Of course, we cannot celebrate this time of thankfulness without the story of the first Thanksgiving, complete with Pilgrims and the Mayflower.

Don’t miss the Thanksgiving parties in class on Sunday, November 13th. Gobble Gobble!

Nursery News
All month, our littlest turkeys will be learning how God created each of them unique and special. Songs, Bible story time, and playful activities will emphasize God is the Creator of all people.

Be sure to take a moment to say a little “thanks” to those who are meaningful in your life- maybe even our faithful Preschool and Kid’s volunteers!


City Kids

It was great to a have a visit recently from Brian and Ruthie Gomez, our missionaries to Spain. They shared with City Kids about the work they do and also gave a chance to connect names with faces. City Kids has taken up offerings for and supported Brian and Ruthie as a part of giving projects during VBS. Many of our kids knew about them and finally got to meet them.

As for our Gospel Project journey, Brian and Ruthie’s work fit into the narrative we were already studying. God pursued His people, calling them to Himself with Hosea, as well as, sending people out to reach others like Jonah to the Nineties. The prophet Joel continues to show how much God loves and desires for people to turn to Him. We’ve had a “big question” in City Kids each week, which is, “What is God like?” It’s an important question. The answer could mean the difference between choosing to follow God versus, hiding or running away from Him. The answer, taken not only from the Bible stories we’ve looked at, but also from direct quoting of the Scriptures is, “God is slow to anger, merciful, and loving. (Joel 2:13) God is a holy God and a God of justice. However, he is also eager to forgive us when we turn to him. In the light of Joel’s message, which warned to “Return to the Lord while there is time” (Joel 2:12), we must remember that Joel also reminds us that Jesus is coming back. When exactly will that be? Only the Father knows. Please pray for our kids as we present the gospel to them. Pray that the seeds we are planting of who God is and what he is really like will be rooted deep in their hearts. Kids don’t need to wait to experience God now.

Remind your kids to bring their Bibles each week. Also, if you feel a nudge come and join our team, let us know. City Kids is a great way to get connected. All adult participants will be given a background check. Junior high helpers are also welcome. Contact Joel or Cheryl at castile@citypointchurch.com


Uprise

Uprise Night – Wednesday, November 30th
Uprise Night is a monthly event for all Junior High & High school students to connect with God & each other. Each month will have a different Uprise Night theme that will encourage students to take their “next step” in their life with Christ. Service starts at 7PM & ends at 8:30PM, but feel free to come early and hang out with us!

Student Community Groups
Our student community groups are a great & fun way to meet new people and learn about God. We have groups meeting in two different locations this semester. The Rowlett Community Group meets every Tuesday night from 7PM – 8:30PM while the Allen Community Group meets every Wednesday night from 7PM-8:30PM. Check out http://citypointchurch.com/students sign up for a group, and hope to see you there!

Verge Summer Camp 2017
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! You can visit http://vergecamp.co to check out highlights from last year’s experience. Go ahead and mark your calendars and plan on attending Verge Camp with us next year! To make the cost easier you can start a payment plan now of $50/month now through June.

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 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.


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.


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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