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Announcements, Dec. 9, 2016

Dear CrossPointe,

This Sunday we continue our Advent series, “Seeing Christ in Isaiah,” with a look at one of the mountain peaks of the Old Testament, Isaiah 53. In this chapter about a suffering servant, the prophet Isaiah points his people to one who is coming to finally bear their sin and take it away. There is much for us to feast on in this chapter, so take some time to read it before Sunday and ask God to help us see Christ (and ourselves) rightly in light of this passage.

We also have the privilege of having Pastor Sidor from Haiti with us this Sunday. He will give a brief update on the work there and how the Lord has helped them since the devastating hurricane in October.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Brad

Children’s Ministry Training (Sun., 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.

Last Children’s Ministry Curriculum Lunch (Sun., noon) || If you currently serve in CM rooms 7–11, we’ve chosen a new curriculum and want to tell you all about it! If you haven’t joined us the last two Sundays, plan to be there this Sunday for lunch and a quick overview. E-mail Cristin Wise to sign up!

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).

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.)

Parenting Study (every other Mon., 6:30 p.m., Jan. 16–April 10) || Meet at the home of Frank & Elayne Saucier as they lead this study on biblical parenting. Childcare will be provided. Space is limited, so contact Elayne to sign up today.