North Crestview Campus eLetter
Thursday, October 31, 2019
From Our Campus Pastor
This is the time of year that many of us find ourselves feeling like we’re in a rut. The “newness” of the school year has worn off, and although we’re starting to look ahead to the holidays… we know we have several more months of the daily grind and the holiday business before we get a little time off to rest and re-focus. During these seasons it’s easy to check out mentally and just start going through the motions. But is this what Christ meant when he said he’s making “all things new”? What would it look like if we resisted the urge to shift into auto-pilot, and we shifted into high gear instead? What if instead of just going through the motions, we let Christ re-invent what the motions look like?
I’m excited to begin a new series this Sunday in which we’ll look at allowing the power of the Holy Spirit to continue to transform us, even in the mundane and the “ordinary” seasons in our lives. Join us this Sunday as we re-engage in allowing Christ to make us “Made New”.
Jeff Burnett, Campus Pastor
News & Announcements
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 | "NEW BEHAVIOR"
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 | "NEW RELATIONSHIPS"
9:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Visit the "Made New" message series page for more information.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS NOVEMBER 3
Don't forget to set your clocks back an hour this Saturday and enjoy that extra hour of sleep! Daylight saving time ends Sunday, November 3.
New to our church? Find out what we’re all about! Here at Crosspoint, we’re all about “Connecting People to Christ”. It’s our vision, and everything we do flows right out of these four words: come, meet, grow, serve. While there are endless ways for you to get connected to our faith community, we feel the best first step begins with “Discover Crosspoint.”
Sunday, November 17, 9:15-10:45 a.m., Israel Classroom
CRAM THE VAN
The North and South Crestview campuses are competing to see which team can can collect the most donated non-perishable food items to “Cram the Van” and provide for the homeless shelter right here in Crestview.
NOVEMBER PRESCHOOL FOCUS: BUBBLE FACTORY
We are going to be bubbling over with thankfulness this month as preschoolers learn to be thankful for their family, friends, and food. And, they’ll learn that saying, “Thank you” is just as important as being thankful. Imagine them growing up giving thanks to the Lord with their WHOLE heart.
NOVEMBER ELEMENTARY FOCUS: HALL OF FAME – EVERYONE’S A VIP
All people have value because they were created in God’s image. God values each of us so much that He sent Jesus to make it possible for us to have a forever relationship with Him. We follow God’s example when we show others that they have value, too.
If you have any questions on how to get your student connected to Crosspoint Kids, email our Kids Minister Erin Brindle.
NEW SERIES: FAMILY
Starting November 3, we'll be kicking off a series called, "Family." Over these three weeks we'll explore how Crosspoint Students can be an inclusive community that feels like 'family' for all. Parents and family are encouraged to join for a special Thanksgiving 'Family' Dinner on November 17.
Passion Conference exists to see a generation leverage their lives, for what matters most. Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. When: December 31 - January 2, 2020, for 18-25 year-olds (Class of 2020 and college students). Depart on Tuesday, December 31 at 6:30 a.m. and return Thursday, January 2, at 8:00 p.m. RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! Limited slots are available. Registration cost is $310 deadline is Monday, December 2. Register early for a discounted amount of $290 deadline is Friday, November 1. Registration covers ticket, transportation, and hotel. Students will be responsible for food and souvenirs. We are excited to bring in the new year at Passion 2020! REGISTER HERE!
THE WKND 2020:
Get ready for THE WKND on January 17-19, 2020! THE WKND is our winter retreat focused on connecting students from 6th to 12th grade to Christ at Shalimar Retreat Center in Panama City Beach, FL. Your student will not want to miss this! Early bird rate of $215 has been until November 15. Regular rate is $235. Deadline to register is December 19. Register online here.
Be sure to follow us on our social media platforms to stay connected to all that Crosspoint Students is up to:
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD (SHOEBOXES):
Operation Christmas Child is here (the shoebox thing)! If you want to be a part of providing a Christmas gift (and a locally-relevant book about Jesus) to a kid in a foreign country, it’s "go time"! We will be collecting boxes until Sunday, November 17, noon, so make your plans now!
How to pack a shoebox:
1. Buy a small plastic shoebox-size container with lid, or pick up a “shoebox” from the church on Sunday.
2. Choose a “Boy” or “Girl” tag, and indicate the age range of the child you are creating a shoebox for. Attach this sticker to your shoebox with packaging tape.
3. Fill the shoebox with brand new (not used) things like this:
Toys: dolls, puzzles, cars, or yo-yos
School Supplies: pencils, pencil sharpener, small notebook, crayons, scissors, coloring books
Personal Items: toothbrush (no paste), bar soap, washcloth, comb, socks, hair bands, sunglasses
A Personal Note: a photo of your family, a drawing from one of your kids, some simple words of encouragement written by hand
Items for Older Kids: If you build a box for older kids, choose things like small tools, sewing kids, deflated sports ball with pump and needle, rulers, jewelry, deodorant
DO NOT PACK: Any kind of food, candy, or liquid. Used items, weapons or war themed toys, breakable items, vitamins/medicines, toothpaste.
4. Pay to ship: Either include a check for $9 made out to Samaritan’s Purse inside your shoebox, or simply visit this page online: https://samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/pack-a-shoe-box/
5. Bring your shoebox back to your campus by Sunday, November 17, NOON, and we will get it from here to the world!
CRAM THE VAN FOOD DRIVE
Let’s “Cram the Van” with food for our local homeless ministry, Crestview Area Shelter for the Homeless. Bring any nonperishable food items to our campus on Sunday, Nov. 17, grab a treat from our Crosspoint Kids' Team, and put your donation directly into the van parked on campus that morning. We are competing with Crosspoint, South Crestview to see who can bring the most items! If you would like to volunteer serving meals to the homeless in November, email [email protected].
CROSSPOINT MARRIAGE RETREAT:
On the heels of the parenting and marriage classes - and in the spirit of doing all we can for the next generation, Crosspoint is offering a weekend marriage retreat! When we connect with our partners in deep and meaningful ways, we are more equipped to serve our kids, our co-workers, and our world! No system operates well without routine maintenance and attention: come pour some time and energy into the relationship that drives your family systems: your marriage! Content will be lead by our incredibly gifted counseling team. The $100 per couple registration fee includes dinner on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and a book for each partner to follow up with the material after the weekend is over.
Friday, December 6 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. through Saturday, December 7 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration Cost: $100 per couple
Register online now: HERE
SPECIAL TESTIMONY OF HOPE:
Come and hear Mike Goulet who was once an Outlaw Biker, felon, and drug addict. Now he is an ordained pastor with the National East Director of Broken Chains, a biker with a passion for Celebrate Recovery, and Celebrate Recovery leader. Mike travels around the United States sharing the hope of Jesus. Join us on Friday, November 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Childcare/Kids programming for 6 weeks - 12th grade. Questions, Stephanie Case at (850) 678-4411 ext. 146 or email at [email protected].
MISSION OF THE WEEK: HOLIDAY GIVING
During the holidays we naturally think more about generosity and serving. As Christians we are called to these things 365 days a year, but we all enjoy and appreciate the special attention and warmth around Holiday Giving. Every Crosspoint campus has multiple projects you can be engaged with this Holiday season. Check the Crosspoint website or app for more info about what you can do at your campus!
Hope61 Training: If you were with us this summer at Mission Week, you may remember hearing about the work Hope61 does to prevent human trafficking. If you were there and you want to go deeper, or if you missed it and you want to receive training on how to prevent human trafficking in our own back yard, join us for the full Hope61 prevention seminar. The event will start on Friday, November 15 in the Community Life Center, Niceville campus. Doors open at 6:00, dinner will be served from 6:00-6:30, and the seminar will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The event will conclude on Saturday, November 16. Doors open and breakfast served from 7:15 - 8:00. The seminar will run from 8:00-12:00. The event is free, but please make a reservation so we can make plans for the food!
YOUNG AT HEART:
Everyone is invited to join us on Tuesday, November 12, at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Niceville campus. Program: Dennis Wilson will share part of his story and his love for writing poetry. Cost for lunch: $6. Please sign up or cancel for lunch by the Friday noon, November 8, 678-4411, ext 123 or [email protected]
ACTIVE ADULTS 50+ BROCHURE:
The November Brochure is now available. Please click on the link to learn more about the activities hosted by the Active Adult 50 Plus ministry: Don't miss out!! We would love to see you. Brochure here!