CrossPoint Community News 02/02/2024

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Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 
       What is in a name? When we use someone’s name, we identify them, recognize them, and affirm them. Biblically speaking, names matter. So when God reveals his name to his people, he is sharing information about himself. We come to know a personal God; the God who wants to have a relationship of love with each person he has created. As we get to know God, we will be able to identify when He speaks because His words, His leading, His commands will be consistent with his character (which is revealed in his name). And, if we have a name, we will be able to affirm the truth, the goodness, and the righteousness of God. 
        In the coming weeks, the Living Stones Bible study will be taking time to study more about the name of God. We start this study tonight. Join us, because as one pastor has rightly said: “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” It is foundational to everything else we know and believe. 
Finally, please continue to pray for the nations of Israel and Ukraine. Pray that the wars would end. Here is a suggested list of prayers if you are at a loss for words in how to pray: And Thank you for kneeling on behalf of the people of Ukraine and Russia, Israel and Gaza and taking a stand (or a knee in prayer) against the forces of darkness in this present age. 

This Week (Feb. 2 – Feb. 8, 2024):

1. Tonight, Feb. 2, 2024, the Living Stones Friday Night Bible Study is meeting from 7:30-9:30 to begin a study about the name of God. You can read Exodus 3 to prepare. Join in person in Room A-218 or online via the following link at 7:30 pm:  
Meeting ID: 685 376 249   
Password: 840840   
Join by phone:  +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)

2. The Living Stones Sunday School and Grace Ambassadors Sunday School are meeting this Sunday. The Grace Ambassadors will continue a discussion of “The Pilgrim’s Progress: Part 2”. The Living Stones will be studying an Overview of the NT in the Koinonia Room (A-216). They will use the following link for those who wish to join online this Sunday: 
Meeting ID: 491 248 585 
Password: 403767 
Join by phone: +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) 

3. This Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, at 11:25 am, our CrossPoint Community Service will start and Pastor Sean Lee will be preaching. Pray for him! Join us for worship at CBCGL!

Text: Ephesians 1:3-14
Title: Blessed to be a Blessing
Live stream via Youtube:

4. Each Wednesday, such as this week (Feb. 7) at 7:45 pm, you are invited, encouraged, and requested to join our weekly prayer meeting. We will not grow in Christ without growing in our dependence on God through prayer. The link is found below in the section on prayer.

Administration / Events

1. We have a missions update (so check out the missions tab in the bulletin)! You can provide support for James Liang (at UConn), or T and C who are serving with Africa Inland Mission as coordinators for the Asia Initiative, which seeks to recruit Chinese co-workers to serve as missionaries in unreached parts of Africa.

2. Sunday Lunch Service is available at CBCGL with $5 lunches that are first-come, first-served. They also have pizza for $2 per slice. We’ll work at ending our service on time so that you can get lunch!

3. Did you know that you can access our recent 35-year Church Anniversary photos from our internal website ( If you are logged in to your church Microsoft account, you can find them on the side bar in the folder “Documents” and in the subfolder “Photos (All Activities)” and in the sub-subfolder “20240128 CBCGL 35 Anniversary”. Login and check them out!

3. All other announcements can be found here (in our CrossPoint Community bulletin).

For Prayer:

1. From Bishop J.C. Ryle – “To be prayerless is to be Christless, Godless, and in the high road to destruction…It will always be found that when prayers are few, grace, strength, peace, and hope are small.” Please join our Wednesday night prayer meeting (7:45 – 9:15 pm) even if you can’t participate the whole time.
Meeting ID: 758 587 937
Password: 030086
Join by phone: +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)

2. We’d be glad to pray for you. If you need prayer, you can submit your prayer request via the following link:

In Christ, your servant, SDG,
Rev. Dr. Nathan Willems
Associate Pastor of CrossPoint Community – A Ministry of CBCGL