Thursday, December 13, 2018
From our Campus Pastor
Merry Christmas! We couldn’t be more excited about our upcoming Christmas Eve services. We will be having 5 Christmas Eve services this year:
- Sunday, December 23 at 9:30 a.m. will be our “early bird” Contemporary Candlelight Service.
- Monday, December 24 at 2:00 & 3:30 p.m. we’ll host our Christmas Family Experiences (a.k.a. “Jingle Jam”!). These are great for families with elementary aged kids.
- Monday, December 24 at 5:00 p.m. will be our Contemporary Candlelight Service.
- Monday, December 24 at 6:30 p.m. we’ll have our Contemporary Candlelight and Communion Service.
If you have not yet nailed down which service you’ll be attending I encourage you to plan ahead, so that you’ll have a chance to invite your friends, family, and neighbors to attend the one you’re headed to.
And speaking of inviting people… we’re in the middle of our “12 Days of Christmas Invitations” right now, so keep sharing what you see on Facebook, and be sure to attend again this Sunday for an opportunity to pick up more invitation cards, as well as take a “Christmas at Crosspoint selfie” at our new selfie station!
Thanks for connecting people to Christ this Christmas season!
News & Announcements
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 | “KINGDOM COME”
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23,24 | “UNEXPECTED ARRIVAL”
Contemporary Services (Auditorium)
Visit our “The Kingdom” message series page for more information.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES:
Crosspoint Kids: Family Experience (FX) Monday at 2:00 and 3:30 p.m.
Contemporary Candlelight Services Sunday 9:30 a.m. and Monday 5:00 p.m.
Contemporary Candlelight and Communion Service Monday 6:30 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: On Sunday, Dec. 23 there will be no 11:00 a.m. service, only an “early bird” Christmas Eve service at 9:30 a.m.
12 DAYS OF INVITES:
Get ready to kick off a fun way to connect with our community! We want to make it easy for you to invite someone to Christmas at Crosspoint. Pick up a list in your seat and follow us on social media for all sorts of creative ways to invite people to church this Christmas.
DECEMBER PRESCHOOL FOCUS: BIRTHDAY BASH – JESUS IS GOD’S SON.
Jesus is special because Jesus is God’s Son. Christmas is special because that is when we celebrate God giving us Jesus to be our friend forever. It’s a wonderful time to say, “Happy birthday, Jesus!” and celebrate all that God has done for us. Preview Video | Parent Cue PDF.
DECEMBER ELEMENTARY FOCUS: UNDERCOVER CHRISTMAS – MAKE OTHERS YOUR MISSION
God’s compassion for the people He created led to the greatest act of love the world has ever seen. God sent His only Son to make us right with Him. We reflect that compassion when we care about others and show them how much God loves them. Video Preview | Parent Cue PDF.
HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE:
Sunday, December 16 is the deadline to support the Crosspoint Kids food drive to help “Sharing and Caring” provide a special Holiday Meal to local families in need! Visit the Kids Welcome Desk for details on how you can support our community, and contact Erin Brindle (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to volunteer at Sharing and Caring on Monday and Tuesday mornings.
STUDENT CHRISTMAS PARTY:
What better way to kick off Christmas Break than with a Christmas PARTY?! Join Crosspoint Students for a night of cookie decorating, games, and worship as we celebrate Christmas coming up. We will have Christmas themed snacks in place of our normal dinner so please plan accordingly. Bring your friends and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with us!
STUDENT MINISTRY BUNCO NIGHT:
Crosspoint Students, join us for a fun-filled, Christmas-themed night of BUNCO on Friday, December 14, on our North Crestview Campus from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sign up at Students on Sunday night, limited spots available! Wear an ugly Christmas sweater and get ready for a great night!
Sabbath 2019 is a High School (9th-12th grade) retreat held at Blue Lake Methodist Camp in Andalusia, AL, January 18-20, 2019. Early Bird Registration is $165 until December 3. Regular registration $180 until deadline January 7. Limited availability. For more information contact Brandon Acree. No Refunds! Click to register- Students | Adult Leaders
CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to follow us on our social media platforms to stay connected to all that Crosspoint Students is up to:
New to our church? Find out what we’re all about! Here at Crosspoint, we’re all about “Connecting People to Christ”. It’s our vision, and everything we do flows right out of these four words: come, meet, grow, serve. While there are endless ways for you to get connected to our faith community, we feel the best first step begins with “Discover Crosspoint”.
MISSION OF THE WEEK: AFRICA ADVENT
Hurricane Michael Relief: Long-term relief efforts for our neighbors in the East are our highest calling right now. We were built for such a time as this. We are thinking and praying through the ‘next phase’ of our plans, as we asses the situation on the ground. But if past is precedent God will continually provide us with meaningful ways to engage with our brothers and sisters. You can look forward to more trips, more focus on rebuilding, more support of our church partners, and a whole lot more Spirit-inspired “God Moments.”
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN DECEMBER?
Go here to check out the events happening on the North Crestview Campus.
Student Minister: The North and South Crestview campuses are seeking to fill the position of Student Minister. The purpose of this position is to champion the vision of connecting students to Christ. This is primarily carried out through personally connecting with high school and middle school students, recruiting and developing volunteer leaders, as well as the organization and execution of Crosspoint Students worship experiences. Desired applicants must have experience serving in student ministry, public communication and leading a volunteer team. Interested parties can see a full job description (PDF) and complete an application (PDF), no later than Friday, January 11, 2019. Please download the application, complete it, and attach it in an e-mail to Jeremy Thiess at email@example.com along with your resume and short Christian testimony.