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Announcements, Dec. 18, 2015

Dear CrossPointe,

On this Sunday before Christmas, we’re going to pause The Sermon on the Mount for a look at Matthew 1 and the implications of Christ’s incarnation. About the Incarnation, C.S. Lewis says it is the “central miracle” of the Bible. “Every other miracle prepares for this, or exhibits this, or results from this.” That's a strong statement, and I think Lewis is right.

Read Matthew 1 a few times (even the genealogy!) and prepare your heart to think deeply about and praise God for the truth that He is with us.

See you Sunday!

Brad

Ski Retreat Sponsorship || If you are interested in sponsoring a student for the upcoming ski retreat, please contact Will Hawk. This is a great opportunity to bless a family and foster spiritual growth in our students!

Christmas Eve Service (Dec. 24, 6 p.m.) || Celebrate the birth of Christ through Scripture and song, and bring a friend! Children are welcome to wear their pj’s, and we’ll also have cider and cookies starting at 5:30 p.m.

Short-Term Missions Info Meeting (Jan. 10, noon) || We’ll discuss trips planned for 2016: India (May 27–June 6); Uganda (June 3–13); Kosovo (July, tentative); and China (Oct. 6–16). Contact Springer Cain for more information.

Women’s Study: Ephesians (Mon., 9:30–11 a.m.; Jan. 11–April 11) || The group will use a study by John MacArthur as a guide. Please contact Melany Raborn soon (706-718-5102; mraborn@knology.net) to sign up and request childcare if necessary!

Women’s Study: Be Amazing! (Tues., 10–11:30 a.m.; Jan. 12–April 5) || Titus 2:3–5 holds very practical instruction for women, and this study expands on those ideas. Elayne Saucier and Sherry Duncan will lead the group. Contact Sherry Duncan (706-573-9393) to sign up and request childcare!

Perspectives (Thurs., 6:30 p.m.; Jan. 14–April 21) || Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is a missions discipleship course for anyone, not just those interested in missions. The group will meet at CrossPointe. Contact Springer Cain to sign up or get more information.

Community Group Leader Meeting (Jan. 24, 6 p.m.) || The new year’s a good time to recalibrate small groups and start new ones. If you’re a current CG leader or are interested in leading a group, please join us! We’ll look at resources and ideas for how to lead a group, address any questions you might have, and hear suggestions for ways groups can improve.

Parenting Study (every other Mon., 6:30–8 p.m.; Jan. 11–May 16) || Frank & Elayne Saucier will lead this study in their home (408 Crestfield Dr.). Childcare is provided, but space is limited. To sign up, e-mail the Sauciers and let them know how many children you have as well as their ages.