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Announcements, Aug. 19, 2016

Dear CrossPointe,

This Sunday we’ll finish the first chapter of 1 Timothy, in which Paul recounts God’s grace to him in his own salvation and call to ministry. In verse 15, we read one of the most succinct and powerful gospel statements in all of Scripture. Paul says, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.” This truth is at the center of the theology of not just this letter, but the whole Bible. We’ll unpack the beautiful doctrine embedded in this short sentence and consider Paul’s warning about shipwrecking our faith.

Looking forward to seeing you Sunday!

Brad


Starting Pointe (Aug. 20–21) || 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 join us for this two-session class (Sat., 9 a.m.–noon; Sun., 5–7:30 p.m.). We’ll provide childcare as well as food at both sessions. Contact Robert Ward to sign up!

“One Another” Member Meeting (Sept. 11, 6–7:30 p.m.) || Every other month, CrossPointe’s members gather to discuss matters pertinent to church life, pray for one another, and affirm new members. Childcare is always available, and non-members are welcome to attend.

Women’s Study: Colossians (Mon., 9:30–11 a.m., starting Sept. 12) || The group will use a study by John MacArthur as a guide. Contact Melany Raborn to sign up and request childcare!

Men’s Study: Knowing God (Thurs., 7–8 a.m., starting Sept. 15) || Meet at CrossPointe to study J. I. Packer’s classic book, Knowing God. Cecil Cheves will be leading the group. Sign up by contacting him.

Women’s Study: Missional Motherhood (Thurs., 9:30–11 a.m., Sept. 15–Oct. 20) || Join other women as we study Gloria Furman’s helpful book on the “everyday ministry of motherhood.” Workbooks will be available for purchase ($13) at the study. If you’d like more information, e-mail Amy Ward. To sign up for the class or request childcare, please contact Molly Copley.

Women’s Event: Connect ‘16 (Sept. 23–24) || Go ahead and mark your calendar for our annual women’s retreat! We’ll meet at CrossPointe that Friday, from 5:45 to 10:00 p.m., and again on Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Registration will be opening soon!