Good Afternoon Point Family!
We have some fun upcoming events and things happening within our walls and beyond coming up at The Point! Make sure you get connected and up to date on all going on so you don't miss out!
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 Ken Kasten!
Ken began attending The Point in 2007, and says he has a passion for Jesus and being around people!!! When we asked Ken "Why The Point" he replied- "I choose The Point because it feels like home and the people are family to me!"
Ken is a bit different from our normal spotlight, you see he is a part of The Giving Point Ministry where he has served faithfully and incredibly for quite some time. However, last year Ken was thrown a curveball that has kept him from doing what he loves which is serving people! Last year Ken was diagnosed with cancer - although this has kept him from many things he is excited that after 16 months of this battle he is eager to get back to serving God by serving the community. We asked him what he LOVES about his area of ministry and he had this to say- "I LOVE being able to help those in need!" The Director of The Giving Point Tom King says- "Ken is a rock-solid guy! He is always willing to help whenever wherever and however he can. Before we had a truck for all our pick-ups throughout the week Ken would use his car and hook the trailer up going from location to location to help get food for those in need. He serves with compassion and a love for people always looking out to make sure everyone is being taken care of. I honestly can't say enough about Ken he is a ROCK STAR and we can't wait to have him back!" Ken is such a blessing to all he comes in contact with, he has a heart and passion to serve God by serving others in this community and pours all he has into doing just that! A few fun facts about Ken is he loves camping and driving and he does NOT and will NOT absolutely positively ever eat ANY cooked vegetables.
Thank you so much, Ken, for your dedication, commitment, and for using your gifts, talents, and abilities at The Point and especially with our community! 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
FOUNDATIONS OF A LIFE WELL-LIVED
God has given you something special — whether it's talent, education, opportunities, ideas, creativity — and he wants you to use it. But how? What do you do with what you've been given? In this series, The Foundation of a Life Well-Lived, we will explore the question, "What does God want me to do with my life?" Because living a meaningful, purpose-driven life comes from knowing why you're here and knowing where you're going. Join us THIS Sunday in-person or online (ThePointWH.org/live) at 10am.
AIM KIDS | SUNDAYS AT 10AM
Just click HERE to see all past & present videos, and to subscribe to our kid's YouTube channel!
YOUTH GROUP | 1ST AND 3RD WEEKENDS
If you know and love a teen grades 7-12, this is for you! Every first & third weekends, youth group will be open to in-person group! Masks encouraged for safety. Tell them to come hungry & to follow us on Instagram -- @thepoint.youth.
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
WELCOME BABY ATTICUS PARKER!
We are so excited to announce that Matt and Ronda Parker welcomed their newest addition Atticus David Leon Parker on Saturday, April 24th into their family! We can not wait to meet and welcome their new baby BOY into The Point family!! We love you guys and congratulations!!
AIM TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!!
Here at The Point, we love our teachers! Especially the people that dedicate time to help your children learn and grow in their relationship with Jesus, our very own Aim Staff! One of the ways that we want to show our teachers love is by asking your kids to make cards for their teachers and bring them into their class on Sunday, March 2nd. You can create a card for all of the teachers, or you can individually write out cards to each teacher. Here is a list of all of the teachers and their classrooms:
* Nursery: Mindy, Cassandra, Alli
* Preschool: Whitney, Franklin, Savannah
* K-4: Jonathon, Val, Avrie, Eric, Diane, Caity
* 5th-6th: Mike and Maria
Thank you for celebrating our teachers with us! If you have any questions or if you are interested in becoming a teacher you can email email@example.com for more info!
MANY HANDS PROJECT | JUNE 22-25
Any grading 8th grader-graduating 12th grader is welcome! June 22-25 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).
REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 15 AT MIDNIGHT.
STARTING POINT | MAY 2ND
Are you new to The Point? Want to know more about who we are? Why we do what we do? What do we believe? Starting Point is the place to be to get answers to all of these questions and more. This is also a great chance to get to know our Pastors, staff, and Elders. THIS SUNDAY we will host our Starting Point through Facebook LIVE just a few minutes after the Live service. Click HERE for the link to watch!
BABY DEDICATION | MAY 9TH
Every Child is a promise, a possibility, and a potential…There are no exceptions! As parents, we ask ourselves if we commit to raising our children to learn and love our Lord. That’s why we at The Point commit ourselves to help. Our church stands ready to assist all parents in all phases of life, including parents with little kids! Join us this Mother’s Day as we hold a Baby Dedication during our service! If you or someone you know has an infant-preschooler who would like to be dedicated to the Lord at the Point, contact Bree, our Family Life Director, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPERATION OUTPOUR | ANNUAL SPRING BANQUET
Join us on Sunday, May 16, from 3-7pm for an afternoon of shopping, raffles, dinner, deserts and hearing what God is doing in Haiti through Operation Outpour! Click HERE to get more info and your tickets!
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 - 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!
Volunteers Needed | 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- pack boxes, greet clients, sort 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 financially at PointGive.org
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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Download our previous sermons by clicking HERE
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