September Newsletter – City Point Church

September Series

It’s a common misperception that the Christian life is all about avoiding messes and staying out of trouble. It turns out that our mess and the messy people you meet along the way may actually be why Jesus came. In this 4-part series, Pastor Eddie reminds us that following Jesus isn’t about avoiding something; it’s about becoming something.

We kick 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. Register today and make some new friends!

This semester is going to be awesome!


Season Of Prayer
We have planned a special time of prayer in preparation for the fall as we believe God for a season of fruitfulness in our church. We will have a 1-hour corporate prayer service from 9:30 am – 10:30 am on Saturday – September 3rd, September 10th, and September 17th. Join us for this special season of prayer!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 one of the classrooms to pray for our church, our families, and each other.


Clothes for Kids

We have an opportunity coming up on October 1st to help change a child’s school year. We have partnered with other area churches to sponsor back to school clothes for children in need. We hope to sponsor 25 children for $100.00 each to buy new clothes for school. We will meet on Saturday, October 1st at Kohl’s in Plano on McDermott and take each individual child shopping to help outfit them for school. You can help in two ways. 1) Financially sponsor a child for $100.00 2) Be a shopper on that morning and help a child pick out their new clothes. We will be sharing more details in our services.


Who is the Holy Spirit? What is the role of the Holy Spirit? What does being led by the Spirit Mean? What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit? We hear many of these questions often as a church. I think we can more easily understand the role of our heavenly father, and we identify with His Son Jesus. However, many believers are not sure how to relate to the Holy Spirit. It is clear in scripture that he is to play a significant role in our lives. In fact, Jesus said it was to our advantage that the Holy Spirit would come. The spirit of life… the essence of truth… the voice of God. He has always been here, and will always remain. If you have a curiosity about the Holy Spirit, we have just the thing for you. In September we will have a 4- week class to take a look at scripture to help us to understand the Holy Spirit. Explore the power and comfort of the one who resides within. Join us on Wednesday evenings – September 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th from 7:00 – 8:00 at the church. Please register by texting the word “SPIRITLED” to 972-460-9235.


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.


Baptism

Are you ready to go ALL IN and take your faith public? We will be having water baptism Sunday, September 25th during the 10:15 & 11:45 service. What a meaningful day to take part in a foundational event for a follower of Christ!  If you are interested in being baptized, please text “BAPTIZE” to 972-460-9235.


Worship Night

Join us for a night of worship with the CityPoint band on Friday, September 16th at 7:00pm.  Childcare is provided for babies through 5th grade. This night is hosted by the Restore Ministries.


Preschool Corner

City Point Church has an amazing team of volunteers who teach your little ones the Word of God at every age-level.

This month is no different. The 4’s thru Kinder class, will be learning about obeying God. There are countless examples in scripture about obedience and disobedience. Samuel, Samson, Jonah and a talking donkey illustrate the importance of obedience beautifully, not to mention how great God is. I mean… who gets swallowed by a whale and lives to tell the tale? Who has ever had a donkey talk to them? Strength in hair? That’s some pretty good biotin Samson was taking! To quote a phrase from one of our worship songs in class… “Obedience is the right thing to do. Thumbs up, yes, it is true!” We’re going to have a whale-y good time this month!!

Kids are like sponges. They mimic the people and things all around them. This is perfect timing to teach them God’s love. Our 3-year-olds will be exploring the ark Noah built and discovered that God is always with them. Our babies thru 2-year-olds are going to know all about this great, big world God created. Music, movement, Bible-time and crafts help reinforce God’s goodness every Sunday!

We have some great serving opportunities in our preschool area for the 1st and 3rd services! Start looking at how you could plug in! Contact Alicia Ingram at aingram@citypointchurch.com.

Join the Team!
Interested in being a part of the team who teach children lessons like the ones just mentioned? We’d love to meet you! Please contact Alicia Ingram at aingram@citypointchurch.com for more information!


City Kids

School is in session! Summer vacation was great, and now it’s “back to the books.” In City Kids, we’ve been learning about the wisdom books of the Bible. Whether it’s the wisdom of Solomon in Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, or the hard questions of life Job encountered, a steady theme continues to emerge. There is only one God and without his gift of salvation through Jesus, life has no real purpose. In Job 9:33 Job cries out, “If only there were a mediator between us, someone who could bring us together.” Jesus is that mediator! Our Gospel Project journey will now head deeper into the period of the kings and prophets of the old testament. God raised up the prophet Elijah with a very simple but profound choice for his people. Who would they believe? King Ahab and Queen Jezebel had led God’s people into sin and idol worship, but God was using Elijah to bring them back. A challenge on Mount Carmel occurred, and God demonstrated that he alone is God. Pray for us as we continue to teach those fundamental truths from scripture and that our kids will experience the revelation of who God is in their lives.

 

Remind your kids to bring their Bibles each week. Being a part of the City Kids ministry is a great way to serve. If you have an interest, come and talk to us. All adult participants will be given a background check. Junior high helpers are also welcome. Contact Joel or Cheryl at castile@citypointchurch.com


Uprise – Community Groups

We are so excited about some new changes to Uprise this fall. We are taking on a new model that we believe will help your students feel connected, experience God & develop spiritually. Up until this point, we met every Sunday night from 5:30PM-7:00PM. However, over the past few months we have seen that Sundays are challenging when you factor in all of the holidays that prevent us from meeting on a regular basis. So we have decided to move Uprise to Tuesday & Wednesday nights from 7:00PM-8:30PM.

FEEL CONNECTED
We really believe the best way for your students to feel connected at Uprise is to launch student Community Groups. Just like City Point’s Community Groups, our Community Groups will meet in semesters:
Fall Semester – 12 weeks
Spring Semester – 12 weeks
Summer Semester – 6 weeks
During these semesters, students will meet at a host home. To make things easier for families who live farther away, we will launch with two community groups this semester. One group in Rowlett on Tuesday nights and another in Allen on Wednesday nights. Small group leaders will be there to facilitate Bible-Studies and group discussions. These groups will be a great opportunity for students to invite friends from school to come experience a casual environment talking & learning about God.

EXPERIENCE GOD
We also understand how important it is for students to be able to come together and experience God through passionate worship and a powerful message. That’s why we will also have Uprise Nights, which will be gathering nights for all those in a community group to come together for a big service. Those will be held on Wednesday nights from 7PM-8:30PM at the church. Our first Uprise Night will be Wednesday, September 7th. We are going to kick off the semester with a bang so make sure they bring some friends! We will have food, games, door prizes, and a giveaway for the person who brings the most guests.

DEVELOP SPIRITUALLY
We believe that one of the best ways for your students to develop spiritually is to get plugged in to & serve at the local church. A great way to do that is to serve on the Point Team! We have Connection Point classes the first three weeks of every month during the 11:45AM service. It is a great opportunity for your students to find out more about City Point, find out what gifts and talents God has given them, and see how they can begin to use those gifts and talents. We would love to have all of the students go through Connection Point during the month of October and help them find an area that they can serve on Sundays. We will have pizza for all the students after Connection Point classes each week in October.

We are so excited about this new change and what God is doing in the lives of our students at CityPoint!

Mark Your Calendar:
September 7th- Uprise Night at City Point
September 13th & 14th- Student Community Groups launch
October- Connection Point Student Takeover


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.


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.


Make a Difference

You can make a difference today by joining the Point Team! Email us at info@citypointchurch.com


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”.


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