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Announcements, Sept. 18, 2015

Dear CrossPointe,

This Sunday we’ll zero in on the Beatitudes, specifically Matthew 5:1–9. As we established last week, the Beatitudes and the rest of the Sermon on the Mount are not ethical laws that we must keep so that God will accept us, but rather they are what the Christian life should look like because God has made us alive in Christ. But beyond just having personal implications, the Beatitudes and the rest of the Sermon give us a picture of what life should, could, and will look like in the Kingdom of God.

Take some time to read and meditate on Matthew 5:1–9. In fact, why not consider memorizing the Beatitudes? Pray for God to speak to His people Sunday and draw unbelievers to faith in Christ. Looking forward to seeing you!

Grace and peace,


Sunday Morning Classes (9–10 a.m., Sept. 13–Nov. 22) ||
There are two studies, one on the Apostles’ Creed (Ron Mullins teaching) and another on prayer, using Tim Keller’s book as a guide (Robert Ward teaching; class ends Oct. 25). Childcare is provided. Contact Nicole Carey to sign up!

Ladies’ Gathering: “Come See, Come Hear” (Oct. 30–31) || Join the women of CrossPointe for a weekend studying the book of Ruth! We’ll enjoy dinner together Friday night (6–9 p.m.) and brunch Saturday morning (9 a.m.–noon). Childcare will be provided for those who need it, and the weekend will cost $10/person. Register online today!

Women’s Study: Philippians (Mon., 9:30–11 a.m., Sept. 14–Nov. 9) || This study will meet in Classroom B and use Carrie Gaul’s Joy in the Midst (recommended by Nancy Leigh DeMoss) as a guide. Contact Melany Raborn (706-718-5102) to sign up and request childcare!

Women’s Study: Nehemiah (Mon., 6:30–8 p.m., Sept. 14–Dec. 14) || The group will meet Sept. 14 & 21 and every other week after that. Meet at 3915 Crestview Dr. in Columbus. Contact Lauren Wood to sign up!

Child Dedication Class (Oct. 11, 9 a.m.) || If you are a member or moving toward membership and would like to dedicate your newborn or adopted child to the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 25, you must first attend this class in Classroom B. Contact Wayne Shealy to sign up!

Children’s Ministry Training (Oct. 18, 9 a.m.) || If you’ve signed up to serve in Children’s Ministry or would like to learn more about how to get involved, please attend this training. Contact Cristin Wise to sign up!

Ski Retreat (Dec. 31–Jan. 3) || Details will be announced soon, but go ahead and mark your calendar for our annual youth (and family) retreat! Contact Will Hawk for more information.

Mission Trip to Haiti (Jan. 14–18) || If you’d like more information about joining the team, please contact Springer Cain. The trip will cost $1000.