Good Afternoon Point Family!
Our mission is to welcome the unchurched to become fully devoted followers of Jesus and one of the best ways to do that is by going into the community and showing the love we have received and living it out - through service, acts of kindness and simply just being in the community. Love God, Love People, right!?! We have some exciting things happening this summer right here at The Point and in our community - check them out below and let's do this together!
I hope you enjoy this week's Behind The Scenes!
Point people to God, Point people to Jesus, Point people to community
Our volunteer in the spotlight this week is Eddie Baeza!
Eddie began attending The Point along with his family in November of 2018. When we asked Eddie, "Why The Point" he replied- "Since the first time I went to The Point, when I walked in I felt the presence of God and felt right at home."
Eddie recently joined our Tech Team helping run the soundboard. We asked him what he LOVES about serving with the Tech Team and why he chose the ministry and he had this to say- I love music and I was a DJ for a long time...years ago that is, so this ministry came naturally to me. I am excited to learn and grow more to be the best servant I can be for God." Our Director of Connections Shannon Hein had this to say - "Eddie is a remarkable man! He has a heart of gold and a servant's heart and I love that about him! The dude is genuine and kind to all, no matter who you are or where you are from, he will welcome you and love you like he has known you forever. I was so excited when I saw him working the soundboard knowing he loves music and it is a part of his passion I knew God placed him with the right team! Eddie is eager to learn, he is an incredible man to his beautiful family and I am so excited to watch him continue to grow and see where God leads him next!" Eddie is someone you need to know! He is a funny, smart, genuine, and all-around fun guy to not just watch grow but also be a part of it!" A few fun facts about Eddie are he LOVES music and cars, especially classic cars and low riders, and although he may be quiet and serves Behind The Scenes he is a hilarious guy...people tell him all the time he should be a comedian!!
Thank you so much, Eddie, for your dedication, commitment, and for using your gifts, talents, and abilities at The Point! You are such a blessing to so many here at The Point Church, 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
DUMB THINGS THAT SMART CHRISTIANS BELIEVE
People don’t set out to build their faith on myths, but somehow falsehoods keep showing up in the way many Christians think about life and God. These beliefs are assumed by millions to be rock-solid truth straight from God... that is, until life and the Bible prove otherwise. The sad result of such a realization is often a spiritual disaster; at the least there are feelings of confusion, betrayal and a distrust of Scripture, at worst a loss of faith and anger toward both God and His church. This new series looks at some of these myths - each one of them is a bit like fools gold, it looks good at first but once tested it proves “foolish” or in modern terms... “dumb”.
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
CHURCH CLEAN UP | THIS SATURDAY
THIS Saturday Winthrop Harbor Troop 667 will be at The Point from 8am-3pm cleaning up our church grounds. Come out and give them a hand and thank them for giving us a hand!!
Lunch is provided for all volunteers.
Tree trimming equipment
FATHERS DAY| JUNE 20
Join us on Sunday, June 20th at 10am as we celebrate our Point Dads! Every dad, future dad, past dad, step dad, father figure, grandpa, great grandpa, uncle and whatever other kind of dad will receive a gift from The Point and an experience they will not forget!
Hope to see you there in person or online and don't forget to invite all the special dads in your life to join you.
MANY HANDS PROJECT | JUNE 27-30
Any grading 8th grader-graduating 12th grader is welcome! June 27-30 overnight in Zion, IL. Our youth group will be joining with three other groups in the area to clean up our community by helping elderly and disabled people with yard cleaning, light construction, outdoor painting, as well as cleaning up our community parks and nature walks! We will feed and house your students overnight at the Bridge Youth Center in Zion, IL (previously known as Beach Bible Church, across the street from Zion Benton Township High School).
Click HERE to register. REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 15 AT MIDNIGHT.
PRESS PLAY VBS | JULY 13-16
Join us at The Point for our annual VBS! This year we are so excited to have 4 days in July to spend with you online or in-person to dig through our Press Play VBS. During this week, your child, preschool- preteen, will discover confidence found in God! Through the fun of games, crafts, and stories, we will celebrate who God says we are! So mark the date on your calendars, and follow this event as more information gets rolled out to you! We can't wait to see you!!!!
4TH OF JULY PARADE | DONATE FREEZE POPS
Point Family, we were invited by the Mayor to be in this year's very first 4th of July Parade in our community!! There will be more details to come, but in the meantime we are collecting donations of freeze pops!! Our goal is 2,000 freeze pops to hand out to the kids in our community. This is an AMAZING opportunity to Point People to Community!!! If you are willing and able to donate please bring them with you to service or call 847-746-5522 to set up a time to bring your donation in.
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. Their primary focus is in Haiti where they have built a school in Mirebalais, Haiti.
If you would like to join in their mission and sponsor a student, you can now select a *specific* student from our page o' pix - go to OutpourKids.org, or just click HERE.
P.S. this sweet girl in the photo is in need of a sponsor.
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!
WE GET TO SERVE | Serve God By Serving Others
At The Point we believe the best way to serve God is by serving others - this is not something we have to do, this is something we GET to do! One of the best ways to meet people, develop relationships, and grow as a follower of Christ is to serve. And it’s not just on the weekends! Serving opportunities are available multiple days a week!
To find out more click HERE.
The Giving Point
The Giving Point is serving over 400 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
Thank you SO much!
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
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Winthrop Harbor, IL
phone: (847) 746-5522