Good Afternoon Point Family!
December is HERE!!! Crazy, right!?! This week at The Point we are beginning our Christmas series "The Gift" - you will not want to miss this. Also, make sure you check out all our December events below!
I hope you all had a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.
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 Dianna Hufnus!
Dianna has been attending The Point for 5 years! Over the course of 5 years, Dianna has served many areas here at The Point including The Giving Point, PADS, decorating for Christmas, The Funeral Ministry and Hospitality - wow! When we asked her what her interests, gifts, and passions were, she replied "I am passionate about the care for the elderly. I love cooking and reading but most of all I love my family of 3."
So, Dianna, what do you love about serving in your ministries? "I love the ability to speak to and love on God's people. I love people and love to serve them however I am able."
And why do you choose The Point? "The first time I walked in I saw JESUS's name in lights and the Gospel of Christ is spoken here!"
What's something that people might not know about you? "I love to travel and have driven across the country by myself."
Well, if you don't know Dianna, we highly suggest you get to know her. She has a heart and passion for people and for sharing and showing God's love, and she has a gift of hospitality and ensuring everyone she comes in contact with feels loved and accepted no matter where they are in life or where they have been.
Thank you so much, Dianna, for your dedication and commitment, and for using your gifts, talents, and abilities at The Point! You are such a blessing to so many here and we are very blessed to have you as a part of our family!
To see all the ways you can help out at the church, and to sign up to serve, please click HERE.
POINT PEOPLE TO GOD
THE GIFT| NEW SERIES
During the December series The Gift, our attention will be drawn back to the true meaning of the holiday season. By highlighting the significance of the gifts the wise men brought to Jesus (gold, frankincense, and myrrh), we'll be able to connect the symbolism within the story of Christ’s birth to our relationship with Jesus. This series will provide us with new insight on the birth of Jesus to gain a deeper understanding of who He is.
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
STARTING POINT | POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 12TH
Are you "new" to The Point? Or have you never attended Starting Point? You are invited to join us immediately following service on December 12th as we host our monthly Starting Point Luncheon. This is an opportunity for you to get to know us, what we believe and why we do what we do. Please click HERE to RSVP today. Lunch and Childcare will be provided.
A HUGE thank you to all that donated towards our toy drive for Corey's Project! Michelle was beyond grateful when she came to pick up all the toys!!!
Blessings to you all, my dear friends...thank you---we are so grateful for all your love and support.
-(((((Hugs))) Michelle from Corey's Project
THE ALT | UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER BASH
7th-12th grade students are invited to this year's The Alt Ugly Christmas Sweater Bash. The best ugly sweater wins a prize!! Bring a $10 gift card to participate in a fun gift exchange and don't forget to invite a friend!! December 15th at 7:06pm.
ALL CHURCH EVENT | CHRISTMAS CAROLING
We are going Christmas Caroling on December 17th at 6:30pm! Meet us at The Point at 6:15pm and we will car pool from there for an evening of Christmas Caroling!
COOKIE DONATIONS | December 23rd
Christmas is right around the corner, and we would love to provide a variety of Christmas Cookies for those attending our Christmas Eve Eve services! If you are interested in donating cookies for this service please, email Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks so much!
CHRISTMAS AT THE POINT
Join us this year for Christmas!
* December 23rd we will have a Christmas Eve Eve service at 7pm, with worship, teaching, cookies, hot cocoa and more!!
* December 25th we are hosting 150 Navy Recruits at the church for Christmas with the Sailors! Bring your family along and come celebrate Christmas with our sailors!
* December 26th is Sunday with the Family - stay home in your PJs with your family, and we will have an online video message for all to see!
Christmas with the Sailors | December 25th
Christmas with the Sailors is BACK! Enjoy a day of celebrating, encouraging, and feeding recruits from the Great Lakes Naval Base and all of our local veterans. We will spend the day playing games, watching movies, singing, talking, laughing and eating!
Click HERE or stop by the table in the foyer THIS week for more information and to see all the ways you can help.
Opportunity to Serve | Photography
Do you love capturing moments on camera? Are you looking for a way to use your photography talents to serve others? We are growing our tech team and looking for someone to capture beautiful moments during our services such as baptisms, worship, community, special events, and the joy of gathering! If you would like to learn more or have any questions, email Shannon at: email@example.com
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 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 along with the previous ones at thepointwh.org/podcast.
Also, please remember to like, share and subscribe!
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER OF ZION | LOCAL OUTREACH
The Family Resource Center of Zion is an independent, non-for-profit local organization that provides educational services and resources to empower men and women to make informed choices regarding pregnancy and parenting skills. This includes peer-counseling and training in life skills - all services are FREE and confidential.
For more information click HERE or call 847-731-8360.
THE ALT | WEDNESDAYS AT 7:06PM
The Alt meets every Wednesday night at 7:06pm.
ALL Students 7th-12th grade are invited to join and they can bring a friend or their entire group of friends! Students will play games, hang out with friends, snacks will be provided and a time of getting to know Jesus and the love He has for YOU!
For more info contact Sara at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE GIVING POINT | EVERY MONDAY
The Giving Point is serving over 250 families a 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, please click HERE.
If you are unable to serve, please consider donating
non-perishable items or giving financially at PointGive.org
For the month of November, The Giving Point served 1,341 families which provided food for 4,540 individuals including 783 kids supplying diapers to over 59 babies, they welcomed 78 NEW families and 42 foster families!! So far this year the pantry has distributed 796,765 pounds of food to our community - how awesome is that!
BRIDGE | 5TH-6TH GRADE
Every Sunday! ALL students 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 email@example.com or call/text at 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.
GET YOUR SWAG | NOW ACCEPTING ORDERS!
Get your Point swag now!!
We have hats, t-shirts, and hoodies for purchase, in both black and red!
To place an order just click HERE.
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!
CHECK OUT ALL THE FUN THINGS IN OUR COMMUNITY
Looking for something fun to do with your family or community? Check out these fun family friendly events in our community!! Don't miss out on POINTING PEOPLE TO COMMUNITY!
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!
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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
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