Niceville Campus eLetter
Thursday, September 29, 2022
From our Online and High School Pastor
Hey Crosspoint Niceville Campus,
I am Nathan Hutchinson, and I am the High School Pastor here at Niceville campus. I’m so excited about what is happening at our campus. I love the atmosphere and culture of this church. It truly is focused on connecting people to Christ, and I am thrilled to be a part of it.
Our student ministries here at the Niceville campus are launching into the Fall semester really well. It’s exciting to see these students pursue God with all their hearts. I want to take a moment to show appreciation for our Student Life Group leaders. This group of our church leaders are truly practicing what we are preaching in the “Letters to Leaders” series. They are using and acting upon their influence to lead with self-sacrificial love. They are truly selfless and using their gifts to raise up the next generation of followers of Jesus.
You can find our schedules and what’s coming up in the Students section below. This coming Sunday, we are participating in Niceville Strong at Niceville High! We are glad to support our community and join in with ecumenical movement to pray for this community.
God is doing BIG things here at Crosspoint, and I am excited to be a part of it!
Nathan Hutchinson, Online and High School Pastor
News and Announcements
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 | CHARACTER
"Letters to Leaders"
This 7-week study of 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus explores key principles in Christian leadership, keeping in mind that all Christians are called to be leaders in their various spheres of life. Through the power of Jesus, how might we better lead others to God?
1 & 2 Timothy; Titus
8:00 Traditional | Sanctuary
Jeremy Smith, Lead Pastor
9:30 Contemporary | Sanctuary
Jeremy Smith, Lead Pastor
9:32 Contemporary | Community Life Center
Jared Darby, Creative Pastor, City Hope Church
11:00 Traditional | Sanctuary
Jeremy Smith, Lead Pastor
11:02 Contemporary | Community Life Center
Jared Darby, Creative Pastor, City Hope Church
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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." Join us on Sunday, October 9, 11:00 a.m. in room 915, Community Life Center. Contact Kira Vasquez at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS FOR CROSSPOINT MEMBERS:
We are offering two meetings for our church members to discuss the potential disaffiliation from the United Methodist Church. These will be held on Sunday, October 9, and Sunday, October 16 at 6 p.m. in the Niceville Sanctuary. Limited childcare is available, sign up HERE. For more information, contact Greg McKinnon at email@example.com.
OCTOBER PRESCHOOL FOCUS | HOLE IN ONE
This month, we are talking about God’s plans for us. The prophet Jeremiah shares the wonderful truth that God knows the plans He has for us. Even when we don’t understand the plans and even when they are hard, we can still trust God because of Who God is, and God’s plans are always a hole-in-one! God loves us, and God keeps His promises. We can fully trust God’s plans because God’s plans are always best!
OCTOBER ELEMENTARY FOCUS | CLIFFHANGER- THE STORY ISN'T OVER
As we continue our journey through God’s Big Story, we take a closer look at the lives of Joseph and Moses. Both of these men trusted God through hard circumstances and would not give up. These are two heroes of the faith, and we hope to help kids see how their stories connect between Genesis and Exodus. God has been faithful throughout history and has helped people get through and overcome incredible difficulties. God’s Son, Jesus, endured the pain of the cross and death itself so that we could have a forever relationship with God. God gives us the Holy Spirit to empower us to keep going, even when life gets difficult.
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.
High School Senior students can now sign up for Passion, January 3-5, 2023 in Atlanta, GA. There are only 44 slots, so register now! First come first serve. Register HERE. For more information, contact Savanah Archer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCTOBER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:
This is the High School October Calendar for Crosspoint Student Ministry!
CROSSPOINT MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:
Crosspoint Students Middle School Ministry meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. Grades 5 and 6 meet in the Fellowship Hall and grades 7 and 8 meet in the Community Life Center Theater.
CONSTRUCTION SERVICE TRIP:
Visit our partners at Restoration Farm (perhaps you remember their incredible story from this summer's mission conference boxes!) Nov 18-20, Richmond Virginia, $200 covers all meals and travel expenses. For more information, visit crosspoint.church/missions or email email@example.com. Sign up HERE.
MISSION OF THE WEEK: SAVING GRACE
Saving Grace is a women's home in Baker, and a sister home to our friends, Project Hope. Its mission is to rescue women from the grips of addiction, abuse and homelessness. Our South Crestview campus sent a team to support them during Community Serve Day.
HURRICANE IAN RELIEF:
While I write this note to you all, the church, it is still too early to tell exactly what the impact of Hurricane Ian will be on our neighbors to the south. However, we know it will be significant. And as people with a fresh memory of a powerful hurricane, we know that offering support is a non-negotiable!
In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, cash is the most powerful tool. Cash can be used by the teams on the ground to address the most urgent needs using local resources and knowledge. It’s fast, it’s flexible, and it’s powerful. You can give cash assistance right now here , or using the “give now” option in the Crosspoint App. We have already begun conversations with trusted relief partners and we’re ready to begin sending assistance! Time will tell if it is appropriate or helpful for us to deploy work teams, but that’s definitely part of the conversation.
As the story continues to unfold, be in prayer for the communities who were impacted by the storm. May God bless them with strength, patience, and peace during a difficult time.
Tyler Fuller, Missions Pastor
CELEBRATE RECOVERY NIGHT OF REDEMPTION:
Join us Sunday, October 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Life Center on the Niceville campus for an amazing night of redemption stories, live worship, and special experiences as the Celebrate Recovery Ministry of Crosspoint hosts a night to remember! We want to share the hope and redemption we have found in Jesus Christ with you!!! Celebrate Recovery is a Biblical 12 step program for any of life’s hurts, habits, or hang ups, not just addiction! Please join us to experience how Jesus has transformed so many through this ministry and how it can help so many more in our communities.
Join us Tuesday, October 4 at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall as we move towards making a searching and fearless moral INVENTORY of ourselves--with God's help. For more information email Stephanie Wedel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Basketball (Grades 1 through 8/Boys & Girls) registration opens October 1. Practices will be Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. beginning on November 28 in the Community Life Center gym. Games are Friday evenings at 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Register HERE . Please contact Tina Velez at email@example.com with any questions.
YOUNG AT HEART LUNCHEON:
Master Gardener David Gordon will share with us about native plants. He is providing some native plants for door prizes! Please join us in the Fellowship Hall, Niceville Campus on Tuesday, October 11, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Doors will open at 11:00 am. Sign up with Barbara, firstname.lastname@example.org, 678-4411 ext 123 by noon, Friday, October 7. Cost for lunch: $6, payable at the door, or join us after lunch (12:15 p.m.) for just the program. Everyone is very welcome!
The October brochure for Active Adults 50 Plus has all the information about our events. Please contact Barbara, email@example.com, 850-678-4411 ext. 123, for more information or to sign up for an event.
CROSSPOINT LIBRARY NEWS:
Come see the new books in the "New Arrivals" section of the Church Library (Room 702) and the new Contemporary Fiction section on the free-standing bookshelf next to Audio/Visual. Please remember to fill out the book card for each item and return within one month so that others may enjoy. Thank you!
CROSSPOINT WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER:
Wednesday Night Dinners are from 4:45 - 6:00 p.m. in the Community Life Center Gym. For more information, visit our page.
CROSSPOINT DINNER IS DONE:
Dinner is Done offers fully-cooked and chilled boxed family meals ready to heat and serve at home. Visit our page to see FAQs and menu or pre-order and pay online here. Meals are ready for pick-up between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. each Thursday.
MAY WE PRAY FOR YOU?
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Henry Gross, Sandy Miller
Dan Haman on the death of his brother, John
CROSSPOINT ACADEMY HIRING TEACHERS:
Crosspoint Academy Hiring Teachers: Crosspoint Academy is seeking teachers for the 2022-2023 school year. We have immediate openings for VPK lead teacher Tuesday-Thursday 8:40 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.; Assistant teacher floater Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.: and substitute teachers Monday-Friday anytime between 7:15 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. Applicants must be willing to obtain background screening and training to meet state licensing requirements. Must be at least 18 years old to apply here: (Online | PDF). Job Description: Academy Lead Teacher (PDF). Job Description: Academy Assistant Teacher (PDF). For more information, contact Lauren McElroy at 850-678-4411 ext.196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.