Good Afternoon Point Family!
I had a ton of fun this past weekend and look forward to doing many merger services in the future! We are diving back into our God's Amazing Promises series this weekend. I know we've had a couple stand alone sermons that might have thrown you off, but have no fear we are continuing the series strong with week 6!
Point people to God, Point people to Jesus, Point people to community.
Enjoy this week's Behind The Scenes!
Our volunteer in the spotlight this month is Emily Wargo!
Emily is the daughter of our Youth Director Sara Martin! She has been a faithful volunteer on our Tech Team for just under a year and has now also dived straight in with serving our AIM as well! There have been many Sundays where she has seen a need in the crows nest, whether it be lights/camera/or media, and has jumped in to help whether it was her Sunday to serve or not!
How long have you attended The Point?
"I have attended The Point for 8 years."
What are some of your interests, gifts, and talents?
"Some interests I have are teaching kids how to swim, swimming competitively, painting, and doing anything involving medical things."
What do you love about serving in your ministries?
"I love serving because it gives me a chance to spread the gospel. By having to be at church at least twice a month it gives me the opportunity to tell friends I can't be somewhere because of my commitment and a lot of the time they want to come with!"
And why do you choose The Point?
"I choose The Point mainly because my parents go here, but also I choose to go here because it is so homely and everyone knows everyone."
What's something that people might not know about you?
"A fun fact about me is I completed all of my swim lessons in less then 2 sessions."
Emily, we are so very blessed to have you as such an active member at The Point! The love you have for Jesus is obvious and you have such a contagious smile! If you see her this weekend, say hello!
To see all the ways you can help out at the church, and to sign up to serve, please click HERE.
MISSIONS MOMENT | THE GIVING POINT
We have started doing Missions Moment on the second week of the month! During this time we get to highlight one of the many missions that The Point supports.
This month's Missions Moment is The Giving Point Food Pantry!
The vision of The Giving Point is for no-one in our community to be hungry.
The mission and hope of the Giving Point is reaching out into our neighborhoods by providing nutritious meals to those in need.
Where they started...
In 1993 the first families, about 10 per week, were served out of a storage closet in the church building.
Eight years later, the need for food was so great that the pantry partnered with Northern Illinois Food Bank. For the next several years the distribution moved from the foyer to the auditorium and was serving between 150 - 200 families every 2 weeks.
In the spring of 2018 it was obvious that the need in the community was growing and the church space was being taken over by the food that was needed to feed these families. Plans were drawn up and funds were raised to build a 4000 square foot building on the property.
The second Monday of September, 2019, the volunteers of The Giving Point served their first clients in the new building. Prior to the pandemic, approximately 230 families came to “self shop” each week. The need for social distancing and new state regulations brought a whole new challenge to food distribution. Volunteers were up for the challenge.
The Giving Point is currently serving over 400 families per week with prepackaged boxes and items that are picked up daily from local stores. Partnerships with other local agencies have also allowed distribution of hygiene products and diapers.
To find out more and how you can help, CLICK HERE.
POINT PEOPLE TO GOD
GOD'S AMAZING PROMISES WEEK 6 | THIS WEEK
POINT PEOPLE TO JESUS
ARE YOU READY? | BAPTISM
Baptism is a response to you knowing who Jesus is, knowing and believing that Jesus came for you, died on the cross for you, and rose again 3 days later for YOU!
Dead to sin and alive again!
Are you ready to take the next step in your walk and take the plunge? Or do you have questions about Baptism?
Please click HERE and we will contact you.
POINT PEOPLE TO COMMUNITY
DANCE PARTY | TONIGHT!!
Dance the night away with us Friday September 16th at 6:30pm!
Stay tuned for all the fun and amazing AIM events throughout this year.
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION LUNCH | SEPTEMBER 18TH
We love and appreciate our AIM volunteers! September 18th following service, we will having an appreciation lunch in the AIM room.
Are you new and interested in serving with our AIM? You're welcome to join!
PARENTS NIGHT OUT | OCTOBER 13TH
Woohoo! Parents Night Out at The Point hosted by our lovely AIM Volunteers. $10 per family gets you and your spouse a night on the town with amazing childcare!
For more information about these events and how you can get involved, please email our AIM Director Gabby Regul @ email@example.com
THE ALT | EVERY WEDNESDAY
The ALT is kicking off again in just a couple weeks! Join us for fall kick off Wednesday, September 7th @ 7:06pm at 900 Lewis Ave.
Open to all 7th thru 12th graders!
THE GIVING POINT | EVERY MONDAY
The Giving Point serves our community every week and this takes many hands willing to help - packing boxes, greeting clients, sorting food, and more. If you would like more information or want to serve, check out The Giving Point website HERE.
If you are unable to serve, please consider donating
non-perishable items or giving financially at PointGive.org
JOIN OUR TEAM | AIM KIDS
Aim Kids (birth – 4th grade) … a fun, relational, and safe place for kids and families to grow together on their faith journey. Our staff and team of screened volunteers are committed to help kids learn to pursue God, connect in community, and unleash compassion. Roles range from working behind-the-scenes to interacting directly with kids. For more details on how to apply stop by AIM Kids this weekend or go to pointserve.org.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED | HOSPITALITY
Do you have a warm smile and a heart for people? Then a spot on our Hospitality team might be the place for you! You’ll welcome our guests with a kind smile and open heart to ensure every person knows that The Point is for everyone.
SUNDAY SERVICE | LIVE STREAM
Every Sunday we invite you to join us for services at 10am, whether Live in the building or from home. We Live-Stream services on our Facebook page at PointLive.org, but if you don't have Facebook, you can also catch the Live service on our website at thepointwh.org/weekend. And if Live at 10 doesn't work for you, we post the service to YouTube (thepointwh.org/YouTube) and our website as soon as we can after the service. No matter which way you prefer to engage, we look forward to seeing you this weekend!
CASTING POINT | PODCAST
Did you know The Point has a podcast?
Check out our latest episode with Matt Thornton along with the previous ones at thepointwh.org/podcast.
Also, please remember to like, share and subscribe!
BRIDGE | 5TH-6TH GRADE
Every Sunday! ALL student's 5th-6th are welcome to join and they can even bring a friend or 10 with them! If you have any questions, please contact Sara Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 224-392-2139.
OPERATION OUTPOUR | SPONSOR A STUDENT
Operation Outpour is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization.
Their mission is to spread the love of Jesus to families that are impoverished, starving, and forgotten by feeding, clothing, educating, loving, and inspiring them through the faithfulness and support of their partners such as us at The Point.
If you would like to join in their mission and sponsor a student, we just added dozens more students that are in need of sponsorship - check them out at OutpourKids.org.
LIFE GROUPS | STAY CONNECTED
Build friendships, explore your faith, and reach into the body of Christ through a Life Group. No matter where you are or even where you have been we have a group for you.
Click HERE to connect to a Life Group today!
How Can We Pray for You?
PRAYER | How can we pray for YOU?
At The Point, we believe in the power of prayer and want to pray for you and with you. Our church staff, leaders, and prayer chain lift prayer requests up continually throughout the week.
Click HERE to let us know how we can be praying for you today!
Support the Mission
ONLINE GIVING | Help Support the Mission
Giving back to God what He has given to us.
All we do could not be made possible without your generosity. thank you for supporting the mission.
Click HERE to sign up for online giving at PointGive.org today.
ONLINE SERMONS | Every Sunday
Watch. Listen. Share.
Watch our previous sermons by clicking HERE
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