October Newsletter

October Series

We will have two series in October. The first one is Crazy Like Us. What’s crazy? We will look at a couple of principles in October that may lead you to redefine what is crazy. What if our definitions in life are reversed? What if what we consider crazy is normal and what we consider normal is crazy? Join us every Sunday in October and let’s find out if you are crazy.
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 kicked off a new 12-week semester of Community Groups on September 4th that will end on November 20th. You can register online at www.citypointchurch.com and click the Connect tab. It’s not too late to find a group so register today and make some new friends!


On Sunday, October 23rd support your favorite team by wearing your team jersey to church. The hospitality team will create an environment that will be irresistible with ice cold drinks & game day snacks. Double the fun and bring a friend!

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 16th and bring your items through Sunday, November 13th.

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.

Preschool Corner

In Bible times, the world was a bit of a scary place. Encounters with giants. Fiery Furnaces. Lion’s dens. (Not necessarily the friendliest of environments.)Today is really no different. Bullies. Wars. Bad weather. Bad breath. Constant threats in our day and age.

It could be easy for an adult to be fearful, not to mention a young child. But one Person is constant and never changes through all times and ages….our Father God.

This month, your 3’s-Kindergarteners will discover the bravery of Queen Esther, the boldness of David, the faithfulness of Daniel, and the courage of three Hebrew men who would not bow down. Their trust was in God alone, and He made them strong and brave. God wants us to walk in that perfect peace and strength that comes from Him alone.

We’ll see giants fall, and lions lay down and breath mints consumed!

Nursery News
The love of God can be communicated to even the tiniest babies. That’s why every child at every age will participate in an engaging, interactive Bible lesson.

In October, our nursery babies, toddlers and two’s will be learning about all the wonderful animals God created. Songs, Bible story time, and playful activities will emphasize God is the Creator of all living creatures.


City Kids

God is a revealer! As much as we want to see God, he does reveal himself to us. In City Kids we’ve been looking at the evidence found in Scripture, which points to God showing himself, and ultimately pointing to Jesus. God showed himself as the one true God by fire from heaven on Mount Carmel. He then revealed himself to Elijah in the wilderness as a whisper.  He showed himself as a healer to Naaman by taking away his leprosy. The Prophet Isaiah saw a vision of God seated on his throne in heaven. Time and time again, we see God revealing himself. Our key passage in Hebrews 1:1-2 says it this way, “In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son.” (NIV)
One of the truths that emerge in seeing that God reveals himself to us is that he pursues us. That’s amazing! Because of his great love, he goes after us. City Kids is launching off into our next unit of the Gospel Project where we see that God pursues people. What a great message and so needed for today!

 

Remind your kids to bring their Bibles each week. Also, if you feel a nudge to 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

Beginning Sunday, October 2nd City Point will be collecting new teddy bears to be used for the 24th annual Teddy Bear Drive – these bears will be given to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County. Please bring your new bear to the City Kids service any Sunday until October 23rd.

Please join us in supporting this awesome community event. We’ll see you Sunday!


Uprise

Uprise Night – Wednesday, October 12th
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 7:00 PM & ends at 8:30 PM, but feel free to come early and hang out with us!

October Connection Point Student Takeover
At Uprise we love helping students wake up to their new life in Christ! So, for the month of October, we will be attending Connection Point to help us understand who we are as a church, learn healthy habits of a believer and discover gifts that God has placed in our lives. Best of all, there will be free pizza after each class. Classes are held on Sunday mornings at 11:45 AM in the classroom next to the kitchen. Hope to see you there!

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 – 8:30 PM while the Allen Community Group meets every Wednesday night from 7PM-8:30 PM. Check out http://citypointchurch.com/students to 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! Go to http://vergecamp.co and 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 from October-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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