Dear Friends, 

 

I hope you’re having a wonderful Thanksgiving week, and I pray you enjoy God’s goodness this week with a heart of gratitude for whatever ways He’s blessing you! Can I share some God stories with you? This past weekend, there were 9 people that said yes to Jesus in our weekend services and received the most amazing gift of all–new life in Christ! THAT is something to celebrate! Also, this past weekend we had 70 Centerpoint people take part in a CP GO outreach in partnership with Holt Ministries in Lake Elsinore to provide complete thanksgiving groceries for families in need. 750 turkeys were handed out in this CP GO outreach. Yay God! Yay church fam! Yay for CP GO! Our discipleship pathway is WORSHIP, CONNECT, SERVE, INFLUENCE… and I love to see an expression of worship that includes 9 people saying yes to Jesus and an expression of INFLUENCE that includes 70 people going to serve families in need – all in the same weekend. That’s life-changing connections! Celebrate!

Now, let me share with you some ways you can engage and connect with your church family:

 

1.  Join me for PRESSED, Part 4  this weekend, in person or online!

This weekend I’ll be sharing PRESSED, part 4, and it’s a message from the life of Elijah – and someone Elijah knows – that will challenge us to keep showing up with faith in the present as much as we have in the past. I hope you’ll plan to join me on Sunday at 9, 11, or 5, in person or online! Remember, there will be no Saturday night service starting this weekend.

 

2. Come kick off the holiday season at our Christmas Tree Lighting Party, this Sunday, November 28th!

It’s going to look a lot like Christmas on our Centerpoint campus! Come to the party; it’s free! We’ll have live music, hot chocolate, tamales, and the lighting of our Centerpoint tree immediately following our 5pm evening service this Sunday, November 28th! Mark your calendars, bring a friend, and we will see you Sunday night, on the 28th!

 

3. This weekend is the start of the Sunday Evening Service!

After a lot of great input, we made the call to shift our weekend evening service from Saturday to Sunday night. There will be no Saturday night service starting this weekend. Starting this weekend, November 28th, the weekend evening service at Centerpoint will be on Sundays at 5pm. If you’ve been a regular on Saturday nights, I hope you’ll make the shift with me!

 

4. CP YOUTH weekend services start this weekend at the 9 & 11am services!

Starting this weekend, November 28th, we are resuming our CP YOUTH Weekend services during our 9am & 11am experiences. Your students (middle schoolers and high schoolers) will be with the adults in Venue 1 for worship, and then will be dismissed to walk across to Venue 2 for CP YOUTH Sunday Gathering. Encourage your students to come experience CP YOUTH SUNDAYS this weekend! 

 

5. Give, Bring, Serve this Christmas Season!  

The Christmas season is here and CP people are always looking for ways to spread generosity through the holidays. This year, there are a few different ways we are coming together as a community to give back, in the spirit of Christmas!  

  • Give: This weekend we will have an opportunity to support our mission partner, El Pozo De Vida, in Mexico City! El Pozo de Vida is an organization that fights against human trafficking by providing programs for prevention, intervention, and restoration for those who are most vulnerable to this crime. This year, we want to come together to raise just over $8,000 to provide education for a year for all 13 women living in their safe house.  You’ll hear more about it this weekend, but if you’d like to get a jumpstart and give to this cause now, click here. Additionally, you will have an opportunity after service to purchase jewelry made by some of these victims and survivors of human trafficking. 100% of the proceeds are used to support the survivors and their families! Stop by and shop for beautiful Christmas gifts this weekend! 
  • Serve: Don’t forget to sign up to serve out our annual Project Touch Fancy Feast Dinner. Join us as we serve a fancy meal complete with servers, delicious food, gift-giving, and holiday entertainment to those experiencing homelessness. Sign up here to help on December 9
  • Bring: What’s Christmas without a toy drive? We will be providing toys and gift cards to provide to children in the foster care system.  Bring toys/gift cards to donate Sunday, December 12. More details to follow this week!

 

6. CPGO Presents: Zambia Missions Trip in July 2022

Are you interested in impacting your world with the love of Jesus? Consider signing up for our short-term mission trip to Zambia in July 2022. You can fill out the interest form HERE

 

7.  Check out these opportunities to join our staff team – and spread the word!

We have a few part-time and full-time openings on our staff team, and I hope you’ll check them out! We’re looking for a part-time early childhood coordinator for our CP Kids Ministry, and a few others… Please check out this section of our website for details and links! 

 

8. Get Connected by downloading our Mobile CP App Today!

Our mobile app is the go-to place for all things Centerpoint! So if you want to get connected or know what’s going on at any given moment, the app is a must-have! If you don’t have the app, take a moment to download it now from your mobile app store! Download Mobile App Here!

 

In Conclusion…

This past weekend, Pastor Aaron Russ shared an incredible message from 1 Kings 17:16-24, and one of the points that has stuck with me is this: “Elijah dealt with the disappointment and death by getting alone in a room with it, with God, and THAT activated his faith to believe for resurrection!” That was such a good word, and it is a model for us to follow! I pray that as we ‘get alone in a room with it, with God’, whatever it is, may hope be resurrected, again and again! 


That’s all for now… God bless you and see you soon, CP fam!

 

 

Pastor John

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