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Announcements, Nov. 20, 2015

Dear CrossPointe,

We’re back in The Sermon on the Mount this Sunday as we look at what Jesus says about divorce in Matthew 5:31–32. To say this is a tough subject is obviously an understatement. John Stott, a very faithful English pastor who never dodged hard topics, said this about Sunday’s text and subject: “I confess to a basic reluctance to attempt an exposition of these verses. This is partly because divorce is a controversial and complex subject, but even more because it is a subject which touches people's emotions at a deep level.”

But yet, as God’s people we can be sure that if it is in His Word it’s not only needed, but it's good for us. So with that, pray with me that God would make us more like Jesus this Sunday. Pray that the truths in this text would be used by the Holy Spirit to do innumerable unseen things for His glory in the lives and marriages at CrossPointe.

Looking forward to gathering with you,

Our offices will close for Thanksgiving at noon on Wed., Nov. 25,
and reopen at 9 a.m. on Mon., Nov. 30.

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!

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.

Women’s Sewing Group (Nov. 30, 3–6 p.m.) || Join others from the church as we get to know one another and sew together! The group meets on the last Monday of the month, and childcare is available. Contact Lory Wood for more details and to request childcare.

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.

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).