Dear CrossPointe,

Our text this Sunday is 1 Thessalonians 5:1–11, in which Paul continues his teaching about the return of Christ. His purpose in these verses is to encourage the Christians in Thessalonica to be sober-minded, spiritually awake, and ready for the day of the Lord when Jesus returns.

In a culture that lulls us to sleep in so many ways, Paul's numerous exhortations in this short passage are critical for us to heed. Take some time to read the text before Sunday!

Grace and peace,


Starting Pointe Membership Class (Aug. 14–16)
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!

Women’s Study: Jonah (Sept. 3–Oct. 1, 9:15–11 a.m.)
Study the book of Jonah with other CrossPointe ladies in Classroom B every Thursday morning! Amy Ward will lead the group. Contact her to reserve a spot and let her know if you’ll need childcare.

Women’s Study: Philippians (Tues., 9:30–11 a.m., Sept. 15–Nov. 10)
This nine-week study will meet in Classroom B and use Carrie Gaul’s Joy in the Midst as a guide. Childcare will be provided for those who request it. Please contact Melany Raborn (; 706-718-5102) to sign up!

Back-to-School River Party (Aug. 15, 12–6 p.m.)
All middle- and high-school students are invited to join us for food, skiing, games, and tubing. Bring a friend! We’ll be at 870 Moss Dr. in Hamilton, Ga. (detailed directions available on the youth Facebook page).

Children’s Ministry Training (Aug. 16, 9 a.m.)
If you’re interested in ministering to children at CP come to this informative training in Classroom B. Contact Cristin Wise to sign up.

“One Another” Member Meeting (Sept. 12, 6 p.m.)
Every other month, CrossPointe’s members (non-members welcome!) gather to discuss and pray for matters pertinent to the life of the church. Childcare is always provided.