Dear CrossPointe,

Will kicked off our Advent series, “Seeing Christ in Isaiah,” last week with an excellent overview of Isaiah and a look at the wonder and importance of the Incarnation and virgin birth of Christ. We’ve had some technical difficulties but the sermon should be uploaded soon, and I hope you’ll listen to it then if you weren’t here on Sunday!

This week we will take a look at Isaiah 42 which speaks of the Lord’s Servant and how he will bring justice to the earth and be a covenant and light for all nations. Looking forward to seeing you and gathering around the Lord’s Table on this first Sunday of the month.

Grace and peace,


Women’s Christmas Ornament Exchange (Tonight, 6:30–9 p.m.) || Join the women of CrossPointe for an ornament exchange! Bring a $5 ornament (wrapped and ready to swap) and a dish to share. E-mail Sarah Conaway to sign up!

Starting Pointe Membership Class (Sat.–Sun.) || Membership in the local church is where Gospel, Community, and Mission intersect. Whether you’re interested in joining or just want to know more about CrossPointe, please come to our two-session membership class, called Starting Pointe:

  • Sat., Dec. 3, 9 a.m.–noon
  • Sun., Dec. 4, 5–7:30 p.m.

We’ll provide childcare as well as food. Contact Robert Ward to sign up!

“One Another” Member Meeting (Sunday, 6–7:30 p.m.) || There will be an additional member meeting this year in order to propose our 2017 budget and conduct a Q&A with elder candidate Reuben Moyana. As always, childcare will be provided, and non-members are welcome to attend.

New Children’s Ministry Curriculum Lunches || If you currently serve in CM rooms 7–11, be on the lookout for an invitation in the mail. We’ve chosen a new curriculum for CM, and we want to tell you all about it! When you get your invitation, pick a Sunday (Nov. 27, Dec. 4, or Dec. 11) and get excited to see how we’ll be reaching our kids with the gospel in the upcoming year.

Men’s Lunch (Dec. 6, noon) || Join us for the last chapter of Jerry Bridges’ book The Transforming Power of the Gospel. We’ll have lunch ($5 Chick-fil-A) as usual. RSVP to Springer Cain.

Young Adults: Fall Schedule || Contact Will Hawk if you’d like more information about these upcoming events: Prayer (Dec. 7); Christmas Party (Dec. 14); Bible Study resumes (Jan. 18).

Children’s Ministry Training (Dec. 11, 9 a.m.) || Serve the children and families of CrossPointe through CM! Learn about our heart for ministering to children and the curriculum we use to do that. E-mail Cristin Wise to sign up.

Ladies’ Lunch (Dec. 13, noon) || Join us for the last chapter of Jerry Bridges’ book The Transforming Power of the Gospel. We’ll have lunch ($5 Chicken Salad Chick) and childcare available (starting at 10 a.m.). RSVP to food and childcare by e-mailing Molly Copley.

Christmas Eve Service (Dec. 24, 5 p.m.) || Celebrate Christ’s birth through song, Scripture, and prayer. Kids are welcome to wear their pajamas, and we’ll have cider and cookies as well.

No Children’s Ministry (Dec. 25 & Jan. 1) || There will be no children’s ministry on Christmas or New Year’s Day. Enjoy worshiping together as a family! (The room for nursing mothers will still be available, and we also have activity bags for the older kids to borrow.)