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Announcements, Oct. 30, 2015

Dear CrossPointe,

In our text this week, Matthew 5:27–30, Jesus deals with the weighty topic of lust and sexual sin. I think we all realize that our culture is a cesspool of sexual brokenness. It goes without saying that fighting sexual sin, resisting temptation, and finding the hope that the gospel holds out are massively important for us to consider as a church.

Please pray that the Lord would do great things among us Sunday. Pray that God would severe roots of habitual sin. Pray God would restore and heal devastated hearts. Pray God would give hope and joy for people dealing with the residue of sexual sin. Pray that collectively we’d see Jesus as more satisfying than the counterfeit pleasures this world tries to seduce us with.

Looking forward to gathering with you this Sunday.

Grace and peace,

Brad


Remember to “fall back” Saturday night!

“One Another” Member Meeting (Sunday, 6–7:30 p.m.) || Every other month, CrossPointe’s members gather to discuss church matters, affirm new members, hear missions reports, and pray together for the church. Childcare is always provided, and non-members are welcome to attend.

Newcomers’ Lunch (Sunday, noon) || If you’re new to CrossPointe (your first visit in the last three months) we’d love to meet you and share with you some information about the church. Join us for a free lunch after worship in the Youth Room play area. If you’d like to attend, please contact Nicole Carey. We’ll also have childcare!

Men’s Lunch (noon, Nov. 3) || Join us over lunch ($5, Chick-fil-A) in Classroom A as we discuss spiritual disciplines. RSVP to Springer Cain!

MWF: The Christian & Culture (Wed., 5:45–7:30 p.m., Nov. 4) || This series will focus on current events and issues (this week: social media). Meals are $5/person ($20/family), and childcare is provided. Teaching starts at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP for meals/childcare, contact Nicole Carey.

Fall Picnic (Nov. 11, 11 a.m.) || Mark your calendar for our Veterans Day picnic at Flat Rock Park! We’ll provide the fried chicken and drinks, and every family is asked to bring a side to share. RSVP by contacting Nicole Carey.

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.

Men’s Systematic Theology (Tues., 7–8 a.m., Oct. 20–Nov. 24) || Join us this Fall as we conclude our study by discussing church government, baptism, communion, worship, Christ’s return, Hell, and the new heavens and earth. We’ll meet in Classroom A. Sign up by e-mailing Brad Evangelista.

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!

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.