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Announcements, Dec. 4, 2015

Dear CrossPointe,

This Sunday we'll tackle one of the more well-known and yet challenging passages in the Bible, Matthew 5:38–42. In this text, Jesus tells his followers to turn the other cheek when they're slapped. Obviously, this is a difficult text to apply and work through. Take some time to read through it a few times and pray for understanding. Pray also that as we gather around the Lord's Table on this first Sunday of December that the Lord will draw unbelievers to faith and encourage his people. Can't wait to see you all!

Grace and peace,

Brad

Starting Pointe Membership Class (Dec. 4–6) || This class has three sessions: Gospel (Fri., 6:30–9 p.m.), Community (Sat., 9 a.m.–noon) and Mission (Sun., 6–7:30 p.m.). Childcare is provided. Contact Robert Ward to sign up!

Elementary Kids Christmas Party (Dec. 12, noon–3 p.m.) || All 1st–5th Graders are invited to a party at the church. We’ll have pizza for lunch ($2/child) and enjoy crafts, games, singing, and a lesson on Jesus’ birth! (Parents, this is a great opportunity to get a little holiday break or do some shopping without the kids.) Meet in the Youth/Kids’ Church room.

Children’s Ministry Training (Dec. 13, 9 a.m.) || In order to serve in CM all volunteers must first be trained. If you’d like to serve please contact Cristin Wise. The class will be in Classroom A.

Ski Retreat Sponsorship || If you are interested in sponsoring a student for the upcoming ski retreat, please contact Will Hawk. This is a great opportunity to bless a family and foster spiritual growth in our students!

Christmas Eve Service (Dec. 24, 6 p.m.) || Celebrate the birth of Christ through Scripture and song, and bring a friend! Children are welcome to wear their pj’s, and we’ll also have cider and cookies.

Upcoming Short-Term Missions Trips || On January 10, there will be an informational meeting for several trips in 2016: India (May 27–June 6); Uganda (June 3–13); Kosovo (July, tentative); and China (Oct. 6–16). Contact Springer Cain for more information.

Women’s Study: Ephesians (Mon., 9:30–11 a.m.; Jan. 11–April 11) || The group will use a study by John MacArthur as a guide. Please contact Melany Raborn soon to sign up and request childcare if necessary!

Women’s Study: Be Amazing! (Tues., 10–11:30 a.m.; Jan. 12–April 5) || Titus 2:3–5 holds very practical instruction for women in particular, and this study expands on those ideas. Elayne Saucier and Sherry Duncan will lead the group. Please contact Sherry Duncan (706-573-9393) to sign up and request childcare if necessary!

Perspectives (Thurs., 6:30 p.m.; Jan. 14–April 21) || Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is a missions discipleship course for anyone, not just those interested in missions. The group will meet at CrossPointe. Contact Springer Cain to sign up or get more information.

Community Group Leader Meeting (Jan. 24, 6 p.m.) || The new year’s a good time to recalibrate small groups and start new ones. If you’re a current CG leader or are interested in leading a group, please join us! We’ll look at resources and ideas for how to lead a group, address any questions you might have, and hear suggestions for ways groups can improve.