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Are you up for an Intense, Rewarding Spiritual Experience? Go on a Keystone Emmaus Walk
For a great video introduction, go to www.upperroom.org. The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders.
As a community, Keystone hosts three walks (a 72-hour experience) and one Chrysalis Flight each year.
Men’s Walk: April 24-27; $175
Women’s Walks: May 1-4 and October 23-26; $175
KAIROS Prison Ministry (Allenwood Federal Penitentiary and Muncy).
Those participating in the walks must be sponsored by a community member. Helen Patrick is one of those members, as well as the LifePoints Pastor. Contact her if you are interested (email@example.com or 545-1911, ext*208). Some confidential scholarships are available. Other members are: Dave and Julie Biser, Jason Mackey, Bob and Beth Brown, Warren Bevacqua, Barb Stoner, John Nicholas, Dave Demmy, Jr., Sam Freeburn and Keegan
NEW! MISSION CLASS
Missions helps people understand the worldwide mission of sharing Jesus Christ. You will explore what your calling is, what it means to be in mission, and experience the impact of outreach in our community and throughout the world by people who are currently heeding God’s call. Come join us for an exciting journey into the mission field. Presented by THE MISSION MAN, our own Ken “Mission Man” Mengel April 30, May 7, 14, 21 6:30-7:30 p.m., @ Colonial Park, in Room 207.
NEW LIFE FOR GIRLS CONCERT
Our UM Women LifeGroup is hosting the New Life for Girls Choir on Saturday, May 10th @ Rutherford. The evening will begin with a covered dish social downstairs at 6:00 p.m. followed with a program by the New Life for Girls Choir in the Sanctuary which will include song, testimony, and praise dance at 7:00 p.m. If you plan to attend the covered dish social, please sign up on the Communication Card by May 4th. There will be a free will offering taken to offset the choir’s expenses and support this ministry.
SAFE SANCTUARY TRAINING
Are you working with Children or Youth? Are you a Group or Class Leader?
Safe Sanctuaries Training and a Background Check are a must for you. The next class for all campuses will be @ Colonial Park, Room 207; 6:30-7:30 on Thursday, May 15. Please sign up on the Communication Card or call the office 545-1911, so that we have enough materials. A donation of $10 is requested but not required to cover costs.
LIFEGROUP LEADERS: SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP SERIES
LifeGroup Leaders and Teachers, and anyone pursuing leadership (of any age) are invited to join the discussion! Leading small groups of people is a calling as important, but different, from being a pastor. This series of meetings will be a combination of discussion, self-evaluation, group evaluation, and Bible study. Each session will be independent of others, loosely based on The Christian Small-Group Leader by Thomas Hawkins and Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders. Come to as many as you can. Led by Helen Patrick.
May 31st(not Memorial Day weekend!):8:30 a.m. at the home of Teresa Kurtz. Subject:: To Meet or Not to Meet andEvaluation.
Relay for Life
A family member, a loved one, a friend, a co-worker-Everyone of us knows someone whose life has been touched by cancer. This spring, the Perking Point is forming a team to fight back against cancer. The coffee house and the South Hanover Campus of CrossPoint Church are joining together to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event. The relay will take place at the Lower Dauphin High School Track from 1:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 6th through Saturday, June 7th. We want you to join our team! For just $10, you can join the Perking Point Team as we walk all day and all night to celebrate, to remember and to fight back against cancer. If walking isn’t for you, you can still join our team.
To see our team page go relayforlife.org, scroll down to Support a Participant or Team, enter Perking Point on Find a Team and click search. Join our team to make a $10 donation and become part of the team. You’ll be invited to all of the events in the community, and most importantly you’ll be creating hope! If you’re having trouble signing up or want more info about how it all works, please contact Pastor Jason at 717-418-1292 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (an outreach to the community): exciting, creative, and helping us discover, decide and defend our faith!
During the week of June 16-20th, from 6:00-8:30 p.m., Agency D3 is coming to Cross Point! Mission: help children, especially children who do not attend church, to
Discover: who Jesus is
Decide: make a decision about a relationship with Jesus
Defend: know the Truth and be able to Defend their faith.
The daily focus:
Day 1Is Jesus really God’s Son?
Day 2Is Jesus more than just a good man?
Day 3Was Jesus’ death really real?
Day 4Where is Jesus now?
Day 5What do I do with Jesus?
Mission Project: raising money for school supplies for the Primary School in Maboleh, Sierra Leone! There will be a Sierra Leone influence in all we do during that week! And the hilarious duo of Ken and Kent will be telling us more about our sister church and community in their very creative, side-splitting daily skits!!
To make Agency D3 successful, the whole church needs to work together; we need more Agents!! We have lead Agents, but we need more assistant Agents: crafts, snacks, preschool, games, registration, teachers, Bible story,
music, teaching assistants, and Drama (opening Rally).
Our biggest need at Agency D3 is SET DESIGN ..leader and team!!! We need a group of agents that will transform Cross Point Church into Agency D3 (detailed ideas provided). A CIA-type control center is needed, and can be built anytime!
The directive team at Agency D3, Laura Lim, Michelle Frye, Kristen Cassidy, and Helen Patrick, are extremely excited about what God is going to do in the lives of children and families during this week!!! Agents for God! Who’s with us?
Kidshine Performance day Camp for Kids in grades 2 through 7! – July 14-18, 2014
Be a Director! Be an Actor! Be a Set Builder! Be a Puppeteer! Kids can learn ALL aspects of putting on a play – and then seeing the results at the end of week! How cool! AND most kids have to wait till they are teenagers to do this sort of thing! A down-payment must be made at time of registration, but payments can be made throughout the year. Go to kidshineonline.org to register.
FAMILY CAMPING CONFUSION…
As you may recall, there was an article in January’s newsletter about Family Camp with Pastor Jason. And then last month you may have read another article about Family Camp with Michelle Frye. To clear up confusion…these are two DIFFERENT camps.
The first is sponsored by our local conference and taught by Pastor Jason. It will be held at Mt. Asbury, July 17-19 (Thurs-Sat). The cost is $355 per family (up to 4 people, then $30 each additional person). This is “glamping”…glamour camping. Each family will have a private suite with a queen bed, bunk bed, linens, private shower, and we will eat as a group in the dining hall. For questions, contact Pastor Jason at 717-418-1292 or
email@example.com. To register, go to: http://www.susumcamps.org/summer-camps.
The second is being coordinated by Michelle Frye for CrossPoint Church. It will be held at a local state park, July 11-13 (Fri-Sun). There is a minimal cost to cover the site rental, kids crafts, Saturday lunch, and an evening campfire dessert. This will be more traditional camping in tents and you will be responsible for most of your own meals. For questions or to sign up, contact Michelle Frye at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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