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Announcements, Nov. 25, 2015

Dear CrossPointe,

This Sunday, while Brad’s enjoying the California air, Will Hawk is walking us through Matthew 5:33–37, a passage in the Sermon on the Mount that addresses swearing oaths. We might think of oaths mostly in the context of courtrooms today, but their relative familiarity in Jesus’ day meant his words on the subject applied to everyone.

One thing hasn’t changed—making promises and keeping commitments still say a lot about us. (You’re only as good as your word, right?) It’s only fitting then that the good news of what a sovereign God has done for us in Christ would change how we make oaths ourselves.

See you Sunday!

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

Ski Retreat Deposit Due Sunday || Join us Dec. 31–Jan. 3 as we return 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.

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.

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.

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.