CrossPoint Community News 03/15/2024

by | Mar 15, 2024 | Announcement, CrossPoint Community Ministry, FrontPage-News | 0 comments

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 
       Last Friday, we heard from three different individuals who have served in places that are dominated by Islam. Each was a witness for Christ, in their homes, in their churches, in the courtrooms, and even in their prisons. In the first two cases, if I remember correctly, the individuals were imprisoned for being a Christian.  
       Do you understand that you are a witness for Jesus? A witness is someone who testifies to the truth of what has happened. You can be a witness for Jesus by telling others what he has done in your life, how he has worked to answer prayers, what changes he has brought about by his Spirit. Do you understand that you are a witness for Jesus? 
       Put differently, if someone else were to look at your life, how you spend your time, your money, the things you say, would they be able to conclude that you are a Christian? Would they be able to indict you in a court of law based on the evidence? Would it be so obvious to those who see Christianity as a threat that they would throw you in prison? 
Easter is coming up in just a couple of weeks. What would it look like for you to be a witness to others regarding the incredible, life-changing reality of Jesus’ resurrection that we celebrate? Jesus has conquered death; we have hope! Jesus has made us right with God; we can belong to God’s family! Jesus has taken our sin and its penalty; we can live holy, righteous, and godly lives in the present age! 
       One way that you could be a witness for Christ is to invite people to join the services and activities we regularly have. We worship God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit each Sunday. Another way you could be a witness for Jesus is to invite people to the Easter Weekend activities: the Good Friday Service, Easter Family Festival on Saturday afternoon, and Easter Sunday (with Baptisms!). 
       What will you do this week to be a witness for our Lord and God, Jesus Christ? 
Additionally, 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 (Mar. 15-21, 2024):

1. Tonight, March 15, 2024, the Living Stones Friday Night Bible Study is meeting from 7:30-9:30 to study the Protection of God’s name. You can read Psalm 91 to prepare in advance. 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 be sharing their stories of pilgrimage in Christ. 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, March 17, 2024, at 11:25 am, our CrossPoint Community Service will start and Elder Charles Wang will be preaching. Pray for him! Join us for worship at CBCGL!

Text: Gen. 6:5-13; 7:17-24
Title: Finding Grace in the Eyes of the LORD
Live stream via Youtube:

4. Each Wednesday, such as this week (March 20) 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 COCM (in England), for James Liang (at UConn), or pray for Candy Zhang who has been serving the Chinese student population in the UK for several years through COCM, primarily focused on investing in the areas of discipleship, evangelism, and preaching and teaching. Check out more via the missions tab! 
2. CPC is responsible for Cafeteria clean-up this coming Sunday, beginning at 1:15 pm. We’re looking for around 6 people to help with the clean-up. Let’s make the cafeteria the cleanest its been this year!
3. If you’re helping with the Easter Family Festivities, there is a training this Sunday, March 17, from 1-2 pm (general training), and from 2 to 3 pm (specific task training as needed), in the Fellowship Sanctuary. If you aren’t cleaning the cafeteria, then make sure you’re at this training!
4. The registration to attend a one-day women’s retreat at Calvary Bible Church in Derry, NH either Friday, May 3 or Saturday, May 4, 2024 is full. Hope you signed up!
      For more info, please contact: jeannemic50 (at) 
5. We will have our next baptism service on Easter (March 31). To be baptized, you must attend baptism class. If you are interested in being baptized, please contact Pastor Nathan Willems. Come to baptism class to learn why we baptize people, what is necessary for baptism, and what rights and responsibilities you have as someone who is baptized. 
     We also will have child dedication. If you’re interested in dedicating your child(ren), talk with Pastor Nathan! 
6. Sunday Lunch Service is available at CBCGL with $5 lunches that are first-come, first-served. We’ll work at ending our service on time so that you can get lunch!   
7. We have our bi-annual CrossPoint Community Town Hall Meeting on April 7 during the Sunday School hour (9:45 am to 10:45 am) in the Community Hall (A-202). If you have comments or questions in advance, please let us know in the following form:  We look forward to hearing from you! 
8. 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