Weekly Announcments

All Church Picnic
Everyone is invited to a picnic on Today, August 7th, at 5:00pm at the Boyd’s home (5765 Oak Dr, Canton).  There will be boat rides, kayaking, fishing, cornhole and relaxing around the fire.  We will provide hotdogs, hamburgers, s’mores and drinks.  Please bring a side dish, snack or dessert to share.  We will eat around 6:00pm.  We look forward to getting together as a church family.  If you have any questions, contact Pastor Thom (330-705-6386).

Fall Festival Team Meeting       
Crosspoint is planning to have a Fall Festival with food, games, crafts and socializing in late September or early October for friends, family and neighbors.  We are looking for people who would like to help brainstorm ideas and plan an event.  Our first meeting will be this Monday, August 8th, at 6:30pm here at the church. 

Back to School Prayer
Many of the schools in our area will be heading to school the week of August 15th. During worship on Sunday, August 14th, we will have a time of prayer for our students and teachers as they get ready to begin their year.  We will also be sharing backpack tags with each of our students.

Youth and Family Night at Blossom
On Saturday, August 20th, the youth will be heading to Blossom to watch Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets with orchestral score performed live by the Cleveland Orchestra.  We are also including youth families to join us if they would like.  We will be sitting in the lawn.  Lawn seats are $26 for adults.  Youth under 18 years of age are free with the purchase of an adult ticket.  Any youth or youth families who would like to attend, please contact Pastor Thom (330-705-6386).

Children’s Ministry Volunteers
Our children are an important part of Crosspoint.  Every Sunday we offer a nursery and Children’s Church during worship.  We are looking for volunteers to serve one Sunday a month to help our children grow closer to Jesus and each other.  If you are interested in serving in this area of ministry, please contact Pastor Thom (330-705-6386).

Sunday Morning Tech Team
We are looking for volunteers to help with the sound board to balance sound for our praise team, the worship computer to run our worship slides and our livestream to share our worship service online.  You do not need previous experience as we will train those who would like to help.  If you are interested in helping or would like more information, please contact Pastor Thom (330-705-6386).

Worship Scripture Reading this Summer
We are going to have our scripture read by a variety of different people this summer.  We are asking people to read and record the Sunday scripture lesson while they are on vacation.  Then text it to Pastor Thom 330-705-6386) and we will play the recording during worship sometime this Summer.  Please, let Pastor Thom know if you are interesting reading a scripture passage.

What If Jesus Asked Me?
The Gospels are filled with stories, parables, miracles, commandments, and dramatic incidents that trace Jesus’ life and recount his teachings. A close reading of the Gospels reveals, however, that they are also filled with questions.  Questions asked of Jesus, but also questions Jesus asks His followers.  This Summer we are going to look at the Questions Jesus is asking us as we work to grow closer to God and other people.
June 12th – What do you want?
June 19th – The Forgotten Father – Rev. Gerald Kalb
June 26th – Do you want to be well?
July 3rd – Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye?
July 10th – Do you see anything?
July 17th – Where is your faith?
July 24th – Why do you not believe me?
July 31st – How many loaves do you have?
August 7th – If you love only those who love you, what credit is that to you?
August 14th – Whom are you looking for?

QR Code
Crosspoint is trying something new.  We are going to use a QR Code to provide a quick and easy way to access our weekly announcements.  Just scan the QR code with your smart phone camera app and it will send you to the announcement page on our website.  The QR Code will be posted around the building at Crosspoint, on our Facebook page and in our weekly announcement slides on Sunday Mornings.  If you have any questions, contact Katie Wells (330-418-7515).

Free Black Rubber Mulch
We have a pile of black rubber mulch from our old playground area that is free for the taking.  We are planning to use wood mulch with our new playground area, so we do not need the black rubber mulch anymore.  The pile is located on the west side of the parking lot next to the garage.  Feel free to stop by any time and pick up as much of it as you would like.  If any of your friends or family are looking for black rubber mulch, please let them know they are welcome to it as well.  If you have any questions, contact Pastor Thom (330-705-6386).

Summer Sunday School Schedule
Thank you to everyone for a great “school” year.   Sunday May 22nd was our last week of Sunday School for the Summer.  Beginning this Sunday May 29th, we will gather for Worship at 10:30, but we will not be offering Sunday School at 9:30.  We will continue to have our Children’s Programming during worship.  This means we will continue to have the nursery and Children’s Church available all Summer.  If you have any questions, contact Pastor Thom (330-705-6386).

Bagels and Coffee are back
We began serving bagels and coffee again.  Come a little early for worship each week and enjoy a bagel or coffee and a few minutes of conversation with others.  Janice Spangler will be coordinating coffee table and we are looking for some volunteers who would be willing to help her set up the table.  If you are able to help, please contact Janice (330-904-3434) or sign up on the back table.

You Matter Rock Garden
We are making serval improvements to our backyard.  We are getting a new playground which is being funded by a grant the preschool received as well as donations and several fundraisers.  We are also going to be adding a firepit and bench areas that Jack Wells is completing for his Eagle Scout Project.  Finally, we are adding a “You Matter” Rock Garden inspired by a former JCA student, James Ward, who passed away suddenly at the age of 10. We are asking for everyone to decorate a rock to place in the garden.  Please choose a rock on Sunday morning, take it home, decorate it with your family and bring it back to place in the garden.  If you have any questions, contact Sheri Boyd (330-268-7377).

Royal Family Kids' Camp (RFKC)
Mark your calendars for this year's camp:  July 10th–15th.  RFKC is a one-week camp that Church of the Lakes and Crosspoint sponsor to provide an experience of love, success, and hope for children in the foster care system ages 7 - 11 years.  Both volunteers and monetary donations are needed.   Sign up forms and donation envelopes are at the Information Table on Sunday Mornings.  Please consider helping with this great outreach - it is an amazing experience! 

The Crosspoint Missions Team wanted to provide a quick recap of all the Mission Activities we participated in throughout 2021 …
•Delivered groceries, coats, gloves, hats, thermal socks and much more to Calvary Mission and Refuge of Hope.  
•Served meals at Refuge of Hope
•Held our Yard sale
•Helped at RFKC
•Co-sponsored Christmas in the Park in December
•Started working with Faith United Methodist Church at Faith Kitchen
•Provided funds and volunteers with Hammer and Nails in Oct. 
•Provided Faith kitchen $750 for their backpack program
•Purchased a large tarp and a 10’ X 12’ canopy for Crystal Park United Methodist Church (Faith Kitchen)
•Bought $190 for hygiene items for Faith Kitchen distribution.
•Donated $500 to the Canton Food Bank and $1,000 to RAHAB
•Assisted a local family with rent for a month
•Provided $1200 to Crossroads for a new commercial refrigerator for the Fresh Market Mission
•Provided School supplies to Avondale Elementary in Plain Township
•Sent out College Care Packages
•Provided gifts to families at Christmas time as well as toys through Crossroads. 

Online Worship adds a YouTube Option
We know worship is an important part of our life of faith.  We also know that not everyone is able to join us for in person worship.  At Crosspoint we offer both in person and online options for worship.  We currently Livestream our worship service on Sunday mornings at 10:30 on www.facebook.com/crosspointumcjacksontownship and https://crosspoint-umc.freeonlinechurch.com/  We are now adding YouTube as an option.  You can follow this link, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHzj5ssDhZfPeAaJYNjnBrg/videos or you can go to YouTube and search CrosspointUMC.  Once on our channel you can subscribe.  By subscribing you can receive updates whenever we go live with a new video.  If you have any questions, you can contact Pastor Thom at 330-705-6386.

Crosspoint relies on the generosity and giving of each of us to continue to support the operation of our facilities and the ministries of our congregation.  Although some of our ministries are making adjustments during this time, we will continue to rely on our offering to help us share God’s love in practical ways.  Many share their offering on Sunday while we are in worship together.  Since we are not meeting in person at this time we have made online giving available.  If you wish to make a one-time donation or set up a recurring donation you may do so by following this link (https://crosspointumc.breezechms.com/give/online).   You may also mail your donation to the church (9687 Portage St. NW Massillon, Ohio 44646).  If you have any questions about your giving moving forward, please contact Katy Hoffman (330-417-0263)  Thank you for your genericity to Crosspoint.


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