OCTOBER 2018 Newsletter
Check out whats happening this month at City Point!
When you make a choice, its effects ripple further than you can see. When you plant a seed and nourish it, it can grow beyond your wildest expectations. And when you add to the work God is doing, He can multiply it into something Exponential. Join us every Sunday at 9:30 or 11:00.
Hey Girls! It’s time to Light Up The Night at our next Sisterhood gathering on Friday, October 5th at 7:00 You will have a fun night with food on the lawn, giveaways, worship, an inspiring message, afterparty, dancing, new Sisterhood merch and much more. Invite your girlfriends and join us for one of the best nights of the year!
This year’s Sisterhood Night Outreach is partnering with Turning Point Crisis Center. They help support victims of sexual violence in our community. We will be collecting new clothes to donate. These clothes are vital for this center. When a sexual violence victim contacts authorities – the authorities will actually have to take all of their clothes from them to be examined, leaving them with nothing in the hospital. These items are very similar to the bags we give those who get baptized, they are able to provide them with what they need the most, and that means the most to these victims in their time of need.
New Items You Can Donate:
• Plain t-shirts (no graphics)
• Sports Bras
• Pants (soft stretchy pants such as athletic pants/shorts or legging preferred)
The cost is $15 per ticket and goes up to $20 per ticket on October 1st. Childcare is available for infants through 6th grade for $5 per child – pre-registration is required. Online registration is now open. The lawn will open at 6:30 pm with auditorium doors opening at 7:00 pm.
It’s time for a manly weekend get-away at Lake Texoma with the guys of City Point. This Men’s retreat will be one for the books – brotherhood, fire pits, great food & a gathering on Friday night and Saturday morning to hear from Pastor Eddie. There are other amenities to enjoy at the resort on Saturday afternoon – if you would like – we will send those details out once you are registered.
For those of you that are married – Shhhhh – don’t tell your wife how much fun you’re gonna be having! Register today – Space is limited!
Sign Up Today to Register for Water Baptism on October 28th!
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 March 25th. To sign up, click the registration link below.
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.
COMMUNITY GROUPS ARE HAPPENING NOW!
Community Groups are happening now and it’s not too late to jump in. 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!
On October, 7th during 1st and 2nd service, you can signup to receive your flu shot right here at City Point. The shot is for anyone 7 years or older. If you’d like to signup to receive your flu shot this day, just click the link below to register!
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 starting October 14th through November 4th.
Invite a friend to church and support your favorite team on Sunday, October 21st for Jersey Sunday! We will have ice cold drinks and game day snacks… Don’t miss it!
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.
10/5 – Sisterhood Night
10/7 –Flu Shots
10/7 –Connection Point
10/14 –Pastors Appreciation Day
10/26 – 10/27 –Lion Heart Men’s Retreat
11/10 – Prestige Circle Clean Up
11/11 –Christmas Toy Drive Begins
11/14 –Uprise Friendsgiving
11/30 –Family Christmas Movie
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
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.
I love, love this time of year! The fall welcomes those crisp temperatures, opening up a whole new section of your wardrobe complete with comfy sweaters. The fall also welcomes our greatest season of harvest at City Point. I thought to myself, “Self…what better way to maximize this glorious season of growth, but to talk about our four Core Values in City Kids Preschool!”
We want the kiddos engaged in children’s ministry at City Point to: #1- Know God, #2- Find Freedom, #3- Discover Their Purpose, and #4- Make a Difference. Stories like the Lost Sheep, Blind Bartimaeus, Zacchaeus and the ministry of Paul are a great way to illustrate these Core Four to our kiddos.
The littlest candy corns will not miss out on these fantastic values as they take a look at Joseph’s Special Coat and Moses & the Exodus.
It’s gonna be a beautiful season this year. Come and celebrate with us this fall, y’all!
Wanna be a part of reaching the harvest? Contact me, Alicia Ingram, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!! Yee-haw!
It’s an exciting time in City Kids. We have relaunched our Gospel Project, a 3-year, chronological walk through the Bible. Each week, our kids will hear foundational truths from scripture while every lesson points to God’s overall plan of redemption in Jesus. Parent’s, if your kids need the most recent Bible cards, which go along with we each lesson, please come and see us.
Our 5th and 6th graders in Club 56are 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’ve been in series called “Back to School”, and addressing issues like “peer pressure”, “respect for authority”, and “forgiveness.”
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 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:
October 7th – 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.
October 31st- FIFTH WEDNESDAY
Save the date for our Fifth Wednesday event on October 31st from 7pm-9pm! These are special events we do every time 5 Wednesdays come around. There’s always food, fun, games, & giveaways so you definitely won’t want to miss this chance to bring your friends!
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- 10/6, 10/20
Middle School Groups- 10/13, 10/27
Vlogging Group- 10/6, 10/20
Fortnite Group- 10/13, 10/27