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Announcements, June 3, 2016

Dear CrossPointe,

Our text this week, Daniel 7, is going to be fun! The first half of Daniel (ch. 1–6) has been for the most part historical narrative and relatively straight-forward. From here on out (ch. 7–12) the genre changes to what is called apocalyptic literature. The word “apocalyptic” implies revelation, and in the Bible this genre is used to bring hope to God’s people in present distress by ensuring them of God’s certain future victory.

In Daniel 7, we read about four beasts, the Ancient of Days, and the Son of Man. As we work through this chapter, my hope is to give us some tools to help us read apocalyptic literature and, ultimately, see how it points to Christ and his ultimate triumph. For now, just read Daniel 7 a few times so you don’t come in cold on Sunday. Trust me, it’ll make more sense by the time we get done!

Also, pray for our missions efforts around the world right now. The India team will return to the States on Monday, and our Uganda team is leaving this afternoon. (I’ll be joining them early next week.) Praise God for our missions partners around the world!

Finally, we’ll remember and celebrate the Lord’s Supper together as a church family this Sunday. Looking forward to seeing you!

Brad


Men’s Lunch (June 7, noon) || Join the guys at CrossPointe for food ($5 Chick-fil-A) and fellowship as we study Jerry Bridges’ The Transforming Power of the Gospel. RSVP to Springer Cain!

Children’s Ministry Has Moved Up || If you are moving up to K–5th Grade this fall, get a head-start in CrossPointe’s Children’s Ministry this summer! This affects just three rooms: Room 10 (5 years–K), Room 11 (1st Grade), and Kids’ Church (2nd–5th Grades). All other rooms advance by age.

MWF (June 22–July 27) || Mark your calendars for the return of Midweek Fellowship on Wednesdays this summer! Our series will focus on the Holy Spirit and related topics. As before, dinner will be at 5:45 p.m., followed by teaching at 6:30. Dinner will be $5/person, and childcare will be provided!

Women’s Study: “Fear & Faith” (Tues., 9:30–11 a.m., starting June 21) || Meet at the home of Serita Davis to learn what the Bible has to say about pursuing Christ by faith in the midst of some common fears. Lauren Wood and Sigourney Ward will be leading the six-week study, and childcare will be available. Space is limited, so sign up soon by e-mailing Sigourney.

Registration Open for 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.

Baby Bottle Boomerang (May 8–June 19) || Every year, Sound Choices pregnancy clinic raises money by distributing baby bottles to be filled with loose change (or cash/checks). If you’d like to donate, grab a bottle from the foyer, fill it up, and return it to the church by Father’s Day.