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NURSERY SCHOOL NEWS
We look forward to the month of March as we continue to practice self-help skills, talk about St. Patrick’s Day, and put the final touches on our Spring Program. All are welcome to join us on Thursday, March 20th at 6:45 p.m. in the Worship Center for a time of praise and celebration! If you are unable to attend our program on Thursday evening you can still see all of our young artists’ handiwork. Please be sure to take a few moments to tour our “art show” in the Worship Center and surrounding hallways from March 20th through Sunday, March 23rd.
March Prayer Focus: For our families and for the families registering with us for next year. For the continued blessing of watching the children, parents, and nursery school team reach out in love and compassion to one another.
WE STRIVE TO PROVIDE SAFE SANCTUARIES
— by requiring every ministry servant/volunteer in children’s ministry to take the Basic Course, which includes a background check.
The next course will be held at Rutherford, March 25, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Please sign up on the Communication Card or call the office 545-1911 so we have enough materials.
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.
March 29th: Gordon’s Family Restaurant (N. Mountain Rd.); Subject: Come to The Table (A new approach?)
May 31st(not Memorial Day weekend!):Subject:: To Meet or Not to Meet andEvaluation
COME HEAR THE GOOD NEWS
The Good News Singers will present their new cantata for 2014 entitled The Anchor Holds @ Colonial Park on Sunday, March 30th at 6:30 p.m.
The Good News Singers formed in 1976 and is made up of approximately 50 members from various churches in Perry and Cumberland County. Started under the directorship of Mr. Baird Collins, the group has performed for 36 years spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ throughout Central Pennsylvania. This exciting new cantata by
Phil Barfot and Lari Gross includes songs that are uplifting, inspiring lyrics and a message that is timeless. A goodwill offering will be taken.
ANNUAL CROSSPOINT FAMILY CAMPING
This year’s trip at a local state park will be held Friday evening, July 11th to Sunday morning, July 13th. Cost includes site, kid craft, Saturday lunch and evening campfire dessert. Borrowing system for tents available.
Join us for an informational meeting: Sunday, March 30th @ Colonial Park in Kids’Quest, 12:30 p.m. for a few minutes. (We will have a snack to hold you over till lunch!) Contact: Michelle Frye
SUMMER CHURCH CAMPS
Brochures will be emailed to last year’s participants. Others can find all information at http://www.susumcamps.org. Discounts are available if reservations are made by April 1st. For every child attending a United Methodist camp, $150 of the tuition will be paid by CrossPoint. Fuller scholarships are available on a confidential and individual basis by contacting Helen Patrick.
FIRST SUNDAY BREAKFAST TO SUPPORT YOUTH MISSION TRIPS
April 6th will be the first Sunday Breakfast to support the youth mission trips. Breakfast will be served by the youth 7:15-9:30 a.m. @ Colonial Park in Sholter Hall. The special pancake for this month will be M &M Pancakes. All donations will help send our youth on mission trips. What could be an easier and more delicious way to support our youth then by eating delicious pancakes before or after church?
Spring Retreat for Women April 11-13
What the Woman’s retreat means to me. - God knows what we need because He created us. He knows women need relationships and a time to talk and laugh and cry together, to make genuine real relationships. He tells us in Titus how the younger need the older and the older need the younger. We need to listen to the wisdom of the older and the older can feel the love and joy the younger get from their wisdom. You will never be anywhere where you will laugh more, cry more, share more and feel so loved. It is a great refreshment to go back to your work/family/lives as a new person.
Last chance to sign up! The renewal weekend starts Friday, April 11th. We will gather to get to know each other, unpack, and do a session on prayer. Our Goal: grow together spiritually, have a God-experience, relax and renew our energy, and have some fun. Women of all levels of maturity will gather. Women of all ages will share wisdom and experiences. Women of different personalities will find and/or renew friendships. Women of all interests will discover their similarities.
Dates: April 11 – 13, 2014
Location: Mariawald Renewal Center; Spiritual Leader: Helen Patrick
Cost due now: Double room: $125.00, Triple: $115.00, Single: $145.00. Invite a friend; specify your roommate(s) if desired. Scholarships may be available. Contact Helen Patrick firstname.lastname@example.org for confidential requests.
HOLY WEEK WORSHIP OPPORTUNITES
Holy Thursday, April 17th
Noon: Traditional service, @ Colonial Park
7:00 p.m.: CrossPoint Church Easter Musical Redeemed
Good Friday, April 18th
Noon : Traditional Tenebrae service, @ Colonial Park
7:00 p.m.: A time of prayer, meditation, and discussion @ Rutherford
Easter Sunday, April 20th
Regular schedule of Sunday morning services
REDEEMED: CROSSPOINT CHURCH EASTER MUSICAL
Sin. We all struggle with it. We are broken and we need help. But Easter is the celebration of Jesus’ victory over death. We have been Redeemed! On Thursday evening of Holy Week we will gather to share stories, sing, and celebrate Christ’s victory for each one of us.
Rehearsals have begun already. With full live choir, band, and narrators, you won’t want to miss this exciting production. There are still open spots in the choir and for readers. Please contact Pastor Eric (email@example.com) if you are interested in participating.
Circle Thursday, April 17th on your calendar, you won’t want to miss Redeemed.
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