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Announcements, April 22, 2016

Dear CrossPointe,

This Sunday we begin a new series through the Old Testament book of Daniel. When people think of Daniel, they often think of the lions’ den or mysterious visions that dominate the second half of the book. As a result, it is tempting to focus on Daniel’s heroism or various end-times views. But when we do that we miss the larger point of the book, which is that our Sovereign God preserves his people and calls them to live faithfully as exiles in a foreign land. That is essentially the Christian life—living as exiles in a foreign land, awaiting the day when God will bring his people home.

So, we’ll start with Daniel 1 this Sunday. Read it over a few times and pray that God would help us live more faithfully in our day.

See you Sunday!

Brad


Secret Church (April 29, 6:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m.) || Join us for a live simulcast at CrossPointe! David Platt will be teaching on this year’s theme, which is “A Global Gospel in a World of Religions.” Stay as long as you like. Childcare will be available until 9 p.m. RSVP to Springer Cain.

Lunch on the Grounds (May 1, after worship) || Stick around after the service and enjoy lunch together. Meals will be $5/person (not to exceed $20/family). Contact Nicole Carey to RSVP!

“One Another” Member Meeting (May 1, 6–7:30 p.m.) || CrossPointe’s members gather bi-monthly to discuss matters pertinent to the life of the church. (This meeting we’ll be voting to affirm Bill Harrison as elder.) Non-members are welcome to join us, and childcare is provided!

Vacation Bible School (July 11–15, 9 a.m.–noon) || Mark your calendar for VBS! It will be open to rising K–5th graders for a cost of $20, the proceeds of which will support Clement Arts. To register your child(ren) or volunteer to serve, click here.

Starting Pointe Membership Class (May 14–15) || Whether you’re interested in joining or just want to know more about CrossPointe, please join us for this two-session class (Sat., 9 a.m.–noon; Sun., 5–7 p.m.). Childcare is provided. Contact Robert Ward to sign up!

Children’s Ministry Training (May 15, 9 a.m.) || Serve the children and families of CrossPointe! The first step is attending this quick training after which we’ll assign you to a specific room to serve every five weeks or so. Contact Cristin Wise to sign up!

Newcomers’ Lunch (May 15, after worship) || If you’ve begun visiting CrossPointe in the last three months and would like to meet the pastors and learn more about the church, join us for lunch after the service in Classroom A. We’ll provide food and childcare! Contact Nicole Carey to sign up.

Photography Team Volunteers Needed || Help photograph different church events like child dedications, baptisms, etc. Contact Brandon Barnes for more information!

Hosting International Students || Three Chinese students (all male; rising 9th–10th grades) will be attending Brookstone School in the Fall if they can find host families. This is a year-long commitment with a monthly stipend of roughly $1000. Contact Li Mickey for more information.