CrossPoint Community News 11/24/2023

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Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

       This week, it’s just the announcements. Stay up to date on what is going on with CrossPoint Community.

       Please share your feedback regarding Minister Kim. Let the Youth Minister search committee know what you think via the following form:
       Please also participate in the Local Missions Activities or church activities – from Gift Card Fundraising, to nice clothing for Ukraine, to Collecting food for local food pantries during the holiday season. Let this be a season of both thanks and giving!
       And as for anticipation, Nov. 26 begins Advent for CrossPoint Community. We will not be continuing in Mark until January 2024. But we will take time to consider witnesses to Christ – those people/situations that pointed to the coming Messiah. To help you reflect and anticipate Christ’s coming, I have a daily advent devotional that I can give to you – one per family.
       On Dec. 19, Tuesday, all ladies are welcome to join the “Keeping It Vertical” Ladies Bible Study potluck. It begins at 12 pm and goes to 1 pm. Then join the Bible Study (from 1 to 2:30) talking about the Fruit of the Spirit. Come share the Christmas meal with us. Come as you are and bring a dish for the potluck. Don’t want to do the potluck? Come anyway! The ladies are looking forward to seeing you there! Bring a friend or two! All women are welcome!
       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 Palestine and taking a stand (or a knee in prayer) against the forces of darkness in this present age.

This Week (Nov. 24 – Nov. 30, 2023):

1. Tonight, Nov. 24, 2023, the Living Stones Friday Night Bible Study is taking a break. (i.e. We are not meeting). Enjoy the earlier bedtime and/or time with family!

2. The Empower Fellowship is having a “Friendsgiving” gathering in the Community Hall (A-202) on Nov. 25 from 11:30 am to 3 pm. Send your college student (and their friends) with leftovers or a dish they wanted. We’ll share, pray, play, and plan together.

3. CPC Sunday School will feature a time of community building conversations this Sunday – Nov. 26. Join at 9:45 am in the Community Hall (A-202).

4. This Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023, at 11:25 am, Pastor Nathan Willems will be preaching. Pray for him! Join us for worship at CBCGL!

Text: Various
Title: Adam: The First and the Last
Live stream via Youtube:

5. Each Wednesday, such as this week (Nov. 29) 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 from the bulletin)! You can provide support for COCM (in England), for James Liang (at UConn), or S and S who are serving in Japan with OMF.

2. Baptism Classes started in November. If you’re interested in the next baptism (which will be on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24) talk with Pastor Nathan! He is glad to lead a class covering why we baptize, what is required for baptism, what are your rights and responsibilities as someone who is baptized and more!

3. Community Grocery Gift Cards – As the holiday season is around the corner, we sincerely invite you to join the annual fund raising to support Community Gift Card Outreach Initiative. This initiative aims to provide small-value grocery store gift cards to families in our surrounding community who turn to our church for assistance. Through this initiative, we can extend a caring hand to our neighbors, sharing the abundance that the Lord has bestowed upon us and offering hope to those struggling in difficult circumstances. We encourage our brothers and sisters to help out on this initiative financially and/or keep this endeavor in your prayers. Check out the Local Missions Tab in our bulletin for more information.

4. Sunday Lunch Service is available at CBCGL with $5 lunchboxes, but not this week. There is no church lunch on Nov. 26. Perhaps plan to catch lunch with someone else from CPC or a friend you’d like to invite to church? (Now there’s an idea!)

5. 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