Sunday Wrap!

29 06 2011

Crosspoint’s Summer Blockbuster kicked-off this past Sunday and we had a blast! Here are some highlights:

*We literally rolled out the red carpet for everyone — and admit it, you enjoyed your chance to stroll down the red carpet! We noticed you strutting.

*We were scanning the special code on our movie tickets in our ticket booth, and we had our first winner! They chose $20 in movie money as their prize, which is pretty fitting.

*To help explain why we’re doing a movie series, we took a few minutes to illustrate the power of stories. To help prove our point, we showed a 4 minute clip from a kid’s movie and made everyone cry. Sorry. You can blame Pixar, or watch it again HERE.

*There was a giant centaur in the center of the stage; I’m sure visitors must’ve done a double-take when they first arrived, but it soon became apparent that it fit the sermon theme of the day.

*The movie of the week was Thor and the topic of the message was idolatry. We laugh at the Israelites for bowing down to gold cows, and then we go home and spend 5 hours on Facebook. We all have our own idols, don’t we?

*Worship was fantastic — our new lead guitarist, Alvin Brewer, was ripping it up! Kudos to the whole team. “Revelation Song” was a powerful way to wrap up.

*As soon as we dismissed everyone we rolled credits. Isn’t that how all movies end? Watch ’em again HERE.

*We kicked off our Sunday Summer BBQ’s this week, too. Tons of people stuck around and loaded up on food, pop…and cake. Yup, to celebrate the Cambers’ move to Fredericton, we loaded up a basket full of cash for them and then ate cake in their honor. Pastor Jamie had great things to say about their journey to Crosspoint thus far. Extra applause goes to Helen Robinson for housing/feed him for the past month, and to Dawn McCoy for lending her car. Way to go!

*Whew. A pretty awesome Sunday all around. Thanks for inviting all your friends and be sure to keep handing out those tickets!


Summer Blockbuster!

23 06 2011

We’re only a few days away from launching our Summer Blockbuster series! Here’s a few things to know:

1) We need you handing out movie tickets like crazy. I know we said a ‘5-ticket limit’ this past Sunday, but now you can feel free to take as many as you want. Get ’em out there! There are some sweet prizes to be won.

2) Share the Blockbuster trailer with everyone you know! Tweet it, Facebook it, email it, show your friends, and get them here. It’s a great sneak peek into what the series is going to be like.

3) Remember to bring some money and/or gift cards for the Cambers’ family! There’ll be a special basket for them in the lobby this Sunday.

4) Speaking of the Cambers’, they’ll be unloading their moving truck this Saturday morning @ 8:30 and we could use some help! Leave a comment on this post if you can help out, or let us know some other way. Thanks!


Sunday Wrap!

20 06 2011

Happy Monday Crosspoint! Welcome to another weekly wrap up of the Sunday morning happenings of the church on the hill, in the Ville, behind the Mill. Here we go!

– It was the 6th and final week of our “BAMBOOZLED” series. I hope you’ve enjoyed this blast through the book of Galatians. Lots of good reminders in there to keep our focus where it needs to be. Thanks for all the positive feed back on this series!

– Really awesome worship! Love hearing Pastor Jamie lead and sing. Loved the mix of songs. “Lead Me to the Cross” was the perfect way to wrap up the series!

– I really felt like there were many people gaining some good spiritual ground yesterday. Love it!

– And of course, yesterday was Father’s Day!!We handed out nothing. Hope you got some. I semi-joked that we will give away a Harley for Father’s Day next year. Would you invite someone if we did?? All kidding aside, we love our Dads and we are thankful for them. Real men love God. Macho men love God. Chuck Norris loves God! Don’t make your wife be the spiritual leader in the home. Man up guys! 🙂

– Longest video announcements everrrr! Lots of great stuff going on this summer at Crosspoint. Hope you got all the details on the new series, summer BBQ’s, cash for Cambers, Crosspoint Beulah Day, etc.

– We had a baby dedication in the second service. Congrats again to Jon and Suzanne Oldford and baby Coen! God just keeps blessing this place with little ones. That reminds me, have I mentioned that we have a wonderful children’s ministry? Did I mention we have a parents room downstairs with a live video feed and we have a TV set up in the Fellowship Hall with a live feed as well? Did I mention that I am very easily distracted????? I really need your help with this. If your little one is distracting me, they are probably distracting everyone. They need to be in children’s ministry where they can learn about Jesus on their level. We work hard to communicate important things on Sunday but we just can’t do it when everyone is distracted. Thanks for your help!

– Our summer series, “Summer Blockbuster” begins this Sunday!! Yay! Run wild in the streets people!! Ha. I hope you grabbed a few invites on Sunday. We’ll be checking tickets this Sunday for winners. If you want some tics, let us know or drop by, we’ll make sure you get them. Grab another handful this Sunday and just keep giving them out all summer. Lots of people are open to checking out a church in the summer. Especially a church that is doing a series with movie titles, is BBQ’ing, has great music, great coffee, and normal people!

Sunday Set List/Artist Album
“Your Love Never Fails” Jesus Culture, Your Love Never Fails
“Lord, I Need You” Chris Tomlin, Passion:Here For You
“This Is Our God” Hillsong, This Is Our God
“Bless The Lord” Watermark, A Grateful People
“Lead Me To The Cross” Hillsong United, All Of The Above

Staff Retreat

13 06 2011

We had our annual Staff Retreat a couple weeks ago. We spend one day unwinding and one day winding back up. It’s a healthy annual exercise and we always emerge with some fresh thinking, new planning, and bigger dreams for Crosspoint. Here’s a pic of us on New River Beach. It was one of the few nice days we’ve had this Spring and kayaking on the Bay of Fundy was incredible!

Sunday Wrap!

13 06 2011

Good morning Crosspoint!! I hope your Monday is off to a great start. For those of you cheering us on from outside Fredericton, it is a cold, damp, windy, chilly, wear a sweater day. Ahhhhhhh, we need some summer’y weather soon. 🙂 Here is the wrap back on yesterday @CP:

– It was week 5 of our BAMBOOZLED series. I’m really enjoying going through a book of the Bible one chapter at a time. We were in Galatians 5 yesterday talking about the ‘Fruits of the Spirit’. If you aren’t growing spiritually, there is something wrong with your dirt. You have to be where you need to be in order to become who you need to be. The 8 things of Gal 5:22,23 are the produce that God wants to produce in you. Are you growing? Can others tell?

– We had 3 baptisms yesterday!!! Whoooo. This is why we do what we do! I love seeing new believers take this important step in their journey. Fires me up!! 🙂 I love being in a church where baptisms are normal and happen all the time. We don’t have to reflect on ‘the good ol’ days’. We can say, “remember yesterday??!!” Awesome. Thank you Jesus!

– Many people made some serious decisions and commitments yesterday. “What would happen if every one of us made Jesus first in every area of our lives 24/7 this week?” Thankful for the opportunity to pray with several people at the altar yesterday. Love it.

– We got out some of the details on our Beulah Sunday day that is coming up on July 2nd. We’re really hoping that many or most of you will plan to be there. Gonna be a blast! We’ll have more details soon on directions, etc.

Cash for Cambers day, June 26th! We want to shower Pastor Jamie and Catherine with some love and let them know how glad we are that they are joining us. We’ll have a basket out for you to drop something in. 🙂

Sunday Set List/Artist/Album
“God You Reign” Lincoln Brewster, Today Is The Day
“We The Redeemed” Hillsong, Faith+Hope+Love
“The Wonder Of Your Love” Hillsong, Faith+Hope+Love
“Our God” Chris Tomlin, Passion:Awakening

The Sunday Wrap!

6 06 2011

Happy Monday Crosspoint!! Assuming you all read this on Monday. If not, Happy Whatever Day You Are Reading This to you. We had a very awesome day at CP yesterday. Here is the wrap back.

– It was week 4 of our BAMBOOZLED series! We were in Galatians chapter 4 where Paul uses the illustration of slavery and adoption to remind us how awesome God’s grace really is.

5 people stood to their feet to be adopted into God’s family!!!!! Whoooo! That never gets old and it is why we do what we do! It was very, very exciting! Keep praying for these new believers and others who have recently decided to believe and follow Jesus!

– I mentioned that someone called early Sunday morning to see if they could be baptized. Well, we now have 3 baptisms lined up for this Sunday!!! Let us know if you would like to join them. This Sunday should be amaaaaaazing. 🙂

Great crowd and great energy for this time of year! Lots of new faces and people checking out Crosspoint to see what is going on.

Worship was incredible!!! Wow. Loved the bonus-pre-service song with AJ Guptill on banjo! Loved hearing Pastor Jamie lead on a couple of songs. Rooftops has become one of our anthems that you just love to sing out. Awesome stuff.

Sunday Set List/Artist/Album
“Your Love Never Fails” Jesus Culture, Your Love Never Fails
“How He Loves” David Crowder Band, Church Music
“Take My Life” Chris Tomlin, Passion:Sacred Revolution
“Rooftops” Jesus Culture, Come Away