Weekly Announcments

Graduation Sunday
Today we recognize Ella Bavis, Jaxon Clark and Olivia Passerini on their High School Graduation.  We have enjoyed watch you grow at Crosspoint.  We will continue to pray for you as you grow into the young adults God is creating you to be.

Summer Sunday School Schedule
Thank you to everyone for a great “school” year.   Today, Sunday May 22nd is our last week of Sunday School for the Summer.  Beginning next 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).

Faith Kitchen Volunteers
Faith Kitchen is an Outreach Ministry of Faith and Crystal Park United Methodist Churches to people in the Canton area.  Faith Kitchen packs and distributes groceries to 175-200 people on the last Saturday of each month.  Crosspoint is helping with this ministry by unloading the truck and packing 150 bags of groceries this Friday, May 27th at 10:15 and then passing out groceries this Saturday, May 28th from 8:30am -12:00pm at Crystal Park UMC located at 2219 Mahoning Road NE, Canton, OH 44705.  If you are interested in helping either day, please contact Johnny Mayer (330-592-3698).

Baby Bottle Boomerang
The Pregnancy and Parenting Center of Stark County (formerly Pregnancy Choices) is a not-for-profit organization that offers a place for families to receive the support and resources necessary to make life affirming decisions and build stronger families.  All of PSC's services are free.  Please consider supporting this ministry by taking a baby bottle home with you today, filling it with change, bills or checks made payable to Pregnancy and Parenting Center and returning it to the church by Sunday, May 29th.  If you have questions, contact Johnny Mayer (330-592-3698).

Crosspoint Yard Sale
Crosspoint's annual yard sale is scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 24, 25 and 26, 8am - 2pm.  We greatly appreciate any donations you may have (anything, excluding clothing).  The Crosspoint garage will be open to receive your donations the first 3 Saturdays of June, 9am - 1pm.   We appreciate your donations which make our yard sale such a success.  Proceeds benefit Crosspoint's Mission program.  Questions? contact Johnny Mayer (330) 592 -3698/mayerjm@sbcglobal.net or Diana Mayer at diana@churchofthelakes.org. 

Spring Cleaning
Come one, come all!  Join us for spring cleaning (inside and outside) at Crosspoint Saturday, June 4th from 9:00am – 12:00pm.  No job is too big or too small - there are jobs for the young and the old.  We will work both inside and outside, so there is sure to be something for everyone to do!  Rain or shine we will have things to do.  If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Thom (330-705-6386).

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).

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.

Disciple Like Jesus
What is a disciple and what does a disciple do?  We often describe ourselves as a disciple of Jesus, but what does that really mean? We talk about faith, but was does it mean to live out our faith as disciples?  Over the next few weeks, we look at belonging, becoming, blessing, and growing as disciples in order to make disciples like Jesus did.
May 22nd – Becoming
May 29th – Blessing
June 5th – Growing

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.

Giving
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.