Freeport Campus eLetter
From our Kid's Minister
I hope everyone enjoyed a beautiful Thanksgiving with family and friends last week.
We are so excited to move into the season of Advent. For the next 4 weeks we will prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ!
Our Africa Advent Offering challenges us to consider spending less on ourselves and giving back to others in this season. I encourage you to pray about giving above and beyond your regular giving to our Africa Advent offerings this year.
Don't forget to make plans to join us for Christmas at Crosspoint! With a family friendly service complete with candle lighting, communion, and your favorite songs, this year will surely be one you want want to miss! See the service times in the accordion below.
I look forward to seeing you this Sunday!
Lindsay Mallory, Kid's Minister
News & Announcements
This is a series focused on Advent which is awaiting the arrival of Jesus. Jesus was God’s plan to carry out his Rescue Mission for us.
December 3 - Rescued from this Broken World
December 10- Rescued from Condemnation
December 17 - Rescued Through Suffering
December 24 - Rescued to Rescue
9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. | Contemporary
Sam Brown | Campus Pastor, Crosspoint
For more information, visit our Messages page.
WKND REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
The WKND registration for students is now open! We have two different dates this year; one for our High Schoolers (February 2-4, 2024) and one for our Middle Schoolers (February 23-25, 2024). Click the registration links below for your student or to volunteer as a leader.
Please email Student Minister, Josh Gantenbein if you have any questions.
PASSION CONFERENCE | JANUARY 3 - 5, 2024
The Passion movement is calling 18-25 year old’s (including high school seniors) from campuses across the nation to live for what matters most, the name and renown of Jesus. Passion is more than music. More than events. Passion is a generation living for His Name. Click here to register now, as spots are limited.
Crosspoint Students is a fun and engaging service design held on Wednesday from 5:30-7:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) at the Freeport campus. Get ready to experience incredible worship, life-changing messages, and a whole lot of games! For more information about Crosspoint Students program, contact Student Minister, Josh Gantenbein.
DECEMBER PRESCHOOL FOCUS | CHRISTMAS TRAIN
Christmas is such a special time of year! Preschoolers will experience a lot of excitement and wonder. We all do! But as they get older—and as we take time to stop and remember—we hope that the good news that God gave us Jesus will become the most wonderful part of Christmas. So get ready because we are hopping aboard the CHRISTMAS TRAIN, and it’s carrying the true story of Christmas!
DECEMBER ELEMENTARY FOCUS | DECK THE HALLS - COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
With the busyness of the Christmas season, it’s easy to lose sight of why we celebrate in the first place. We forget that at the time of the first Christmas, God’s people were anticipating a Rescuer who would come and save the world. That’s what makes a countdown like an advent calendar so powerful. It allows us daily moments to stop and reflect on God, who loved us so much and sent Jesus to be our Savior. This December, we’re “decking the halls” and taking the whole the month to focus on nothing but Christmas by celebrating Jesus, God’s greatest gift! We can’t wait to shine a spotlight on crucial moments in the story of Jesus’ birth as we count down to Christmas. Because of Jesus, it’s possible for us to have a relationship with God that will last forever. As we take this month to count down to the fun of Christmas Day, let’s take time to remember the reason we celebrate in the first place: Jesus, the greatest gift the world has ever known.
KIDS BIBLE LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE:
Parents, if you haven’t downloaded the Parent Cue App yet, this is the perfect time to do it. Now all your Bible lessons will be in one place. Each week check out Sundays at Home.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES | DECEMBER 23 AND 24
December 23 | Earlybird
All services include candle lighting and communion.
Come join us for a family friendly (all ages welcome) Contemporary Christmas Eve service as we celebrate the birth of Jesus with Christmas music, an inspiring message, candle lighting, and communion.
Childcare is available for Pre-K and under for all services
CHRISTMAS EVE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
We are looking for Helpful Neighbors who can come alongside us this Christmas to love and serve others. Visit HERE for opportunities to serve this Christmas Eve.
MISSION OF THE WEEK | AFRICA ADVENT, PASTORAL TRAINING
The Church in Africa is absolutely thriving! One way we take part in the incredible work that God is already doing through our partners is by providing Pastoral training and support to our friends leading churches in Africa. We help provide seminars and retreats, and empower leaders who train other leaders in an effort to support these gifted men and women as they make disciples, who make disciples across Africa. You’ll have a chance to hear from one of the leaders of our training initiatives when he visits Crosspoint on Feb. 18th, and again in next year’s mission conference experience! Learn more about these projects and how go give at https://crosspoint.church/advent/
How to give to Crosspoint Advent Offerings: Learn more about Crosspoint Advent offerings at https://crosspoint.church/advent/
Give to Crosspoint Advent offerings using the typical giving system that you use for regular giving, or you can use This form or give in-person using the buckets at the back of your worship venues and the envelopes that designate your preferences (Africa Advent or Local Recovery Homes).
CROSSPOINT ADVENT OFFERINGS
Since 2008 Crosspoint has celebrated the Christmas Season by giving over 4 million dollars in support of God’s work all over the world. In just a few weeks, as the Advent Season begins, we will once again take up the challenge to Spend Less and Give More because that’s what Kingdom Builders do! As you start to plan your Christmas Spending, prayerfully consider taking up the challenge and leaving space to give towards Bikes, Bibles, Church Buildings, and Pastoral training in Africa and to Local Christian Recovery Homes!
You can learn more about our Advent offerings by watching the App and E-Letter over the next few weeks or visiting HERE.
How to give to Crosspoint Advent Offerings: Learn more about Crosspoint Advent offerings HERE. Give to Crosspoint Advent offerings using the typical giving system you use for regular giving, or you can use this FORM, or give in person using the buckets at the back of your worship venues and the envelopes and designate your preferences (Africa Advent or Local Recovery Homes).
CROSSPOINT WOMEN CHRISTMAS BRUNCH | DECEMBER 7
Please join us for our Annual Crosspoint Women's Christmas Brunch on Thursday, December 7, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Community Life Center at the Niceville campus. Featured speaker, JoNell Gerland, has been involved in women's ministry for over twenty years as an author and minister. Cost for the event is $11. Childcare is available. Register Here
Please bring an unwrapped gift for the Christmas Store, our outreach project this year.
You may contact Yvonne with any questions.
FREEPORT CHRISTMAS PARADE CONTEST | DECEMBER 9
The Freeport Christmas Parade is right around the corner! The event will take place on Saturday, December 9 and the parade will begin promptly at 5:15 p.m.
LOGISTICS FOR PARADE:
- The parade will start at 5:15 p.m. at Freeport Elementary School.
- All individuals interested in participating in the parade will need to be at FES by 4:15 p.m. Becca Leonard will be at the Elementary School and available to assist with sign-up.
- All children must be accompanied by an adult at ALL times. Accompanying adults may ride on the float/golf cart if seating is available, otherwise, adults will walk the parade. Arrive early to secure a seat if you would rather not walk.
- Dress Warm!
- Float and Golf Cart Decorating will begin at 2 p.m. at FES. Please come out and join in the fun while we decorate our float and golf cart. All volunteers appreciated.
DISCOVER CROSSPOINT | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10
Discover Crosspoint is the best Next Step to take if you are new or looking to further connect here at Crosspoint. Crosspoint is about "People Connecting People to Christ and Their Unique Roll in God's Mission."
While there are endless ways for you to get connected to our faith community, we feel the best first step begins with "Discover Crosspoint."
Join us on Sunday, November 12 at 10:45 a.m.
SIGN-UP TO SERVE
We would like for you to prayerfully consider registering to serve at Crosspoint Freeport. Please scan the QR Code above to review all open volunteer opportunities at our campus.
LIFE GROUP LOCATOR
Are you looking for growing deep relationships with like-minded friends? Are you ready for your next step of faith by joining a community? Do you desire to grow spiritually in your walk with Jesus? We believe that life is better in a circle of friends who truly know you.
Celebrate Recovery® meets Thursday evenings from 5:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Crosspoint Freeport. Optional fellowship and hot dog dinner is served from 5:15 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Just come! Celebrate Recovery is for everyone!
Contact Deana Godwin for more information.
Did you know that being a part of Crosspoint means you have access to a library of over 20,000 discipleship videos for kids, youth, & adults?.Click this link to set up your Right Now Media Account for free: Rightnow Media
Then, download the RightNow Media App on your phone to have access to these discipleship tools on your phone at all times! A great daily spiritual discipline made easy!