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Announcements, Nov. 13, 2015

Dear CrossPointe,

We're extending our break from The Sermon on the Mount to think about our responsibility as a local church to care for the fatherless. For the past several years in November, CrossPointe has participated in Orphan Sunday. This is a worldwide movement aimed at helping churches consider how they might live out the implications of the gospel by caring for the fatherless.

Our text this Sunday will be Deuteronomy 10:12–22, a rich passage about how God calls his covenant people to his heart for the fatherless, the widow, and the sojourner. Read the text a few times before Sunday.

And don't forget to join us Sunday evening for our ADOPT(ed) banquet with guest speaker Rick Morton, author of Orphanology. You can RSVP by contacting Nicole Carey.

Looking forward to seeing you Sunday,


ADOPT(ed) (Nov. 15, 5:30–7:30 p.m.) || Orphan Sunday is around the corner, and this year CrossPointe will participate by hosting Rick Morton, author of books like Orphanology. We’ll enjoy dinner together, hear music performed by Clement Arts, and listen to Rick discuss how we can better serve the fatherless. RSVP to Nicole Carey for dinner and childcare.

Ladies’ Lunch (Nov. 17, noon) || Join us over lunch ($5, Chicken Salad Chick) in Classroom A as we discuss spiritual disciplines. Childcare begins at 10 a.m. RSVP to Nicole Carey!

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!

Child Dedication (Dec. 13; Class, Dec. 6, 9 a.m.) || If you’d like to dedicate your child to the Lord during the service on Dec. 13, contact Nicole Carey. There is a prerequisite class the Sunday before at 9 a.m. in Classroom B.

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.

Lift Ski Retreat (Dec. 31–Jan. 3) || This year we’re returning to Winterplace, W.V., for two full days of skiing. The total cost to ski is $275 (+$25 to snowboard), and if you just want to hang out it’s only $150. This includes all meals (except lunches on the road and snacks) and a t-shirt! To reserve your seat on the bus, register and pay the $100 deposit online (due Nov. 29).