Weekly Announcments

Faith Kitchen Donations     
We are providing 150 bottles of regular size (12-16 oz) of shampoo and 150 sticks of deodorant (3oz) for men or women to be shared in the December Grab n Go bags for Faith Kitchen.  All donations are due by this Sunday, December 5th.  If you have any questions, contact Johnny Mayer (330-592-3698). 

Christmas Adopt a Child or Parent
We are adopting children and parents from the Plain Twp (Glenoak) School District and the Canton area for Christmas this year.  The plan is to provide items identified on the sheet for each person and share a $25 Giant Eagle gift card for food for each family.  Items will be identified by age/sex/item desired with size if necessary.  Instructions will be provided with each item. We will begin sharing information this Sunday, November 7th.  All gifts are due back to Crosspoint this Sunday, December 5th.  If you have any questions, contact Johnny Mayer 330-592-3698.

Christmas Toy Shop
We are partnering with Crossroads UMC again this year to help supply gifts for 2000 children for the Edward Peel Coleman Community Center in Canton to hold a Christmas Shop.  We have included a list of suggested items below or you can follow this Amazon link for a list of items https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2YWJCTNRJGBIK?ref_=wl_share   Items should not be wrapped and are due back this Sunday, December 5th.  You can bring your donations to worship with you or drop them off at Crosspoint before 1:00pm Sunday.  If you have any questions, please contact Johnny Mayer 330-592-3698.

Youth Christmas Party
All youth are invited to a Christmas Pajama Party on Saturday, December 11th, from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Crosspoint.  There will be games, a hot chocolate bar and a white elephant gift exchange.  Please bring a white elephant gift, a snack to share and dress in your favorite Christmas Pajamas.  All youth between 6th grade and 12th grade are welcome to join us.  We look forward to celebrating Christmas together.  If you have any questions, contact Pastor Thom (330-705-6386).

Jackson Twp. Holiday in the Park
The Jackson Township Holiday in the Park (Tree Lighting) is happening on Saturday, December 11th from 5-7 pm at the North Park pavilion.  Crosspoint is a co-sponsor of this event and each year we hand out hot dogs, cookies, hot chocolate and coffee to the many families that attend the event.  We are looking for two things, first we need some folks to volunteer to help pass out the goodies.  Secondly we need everyone to bring their families out to the park for the tree lighting and to see the big guy himself (Santa Claus) who typically arrives by Fire Engine right around 5:00 with Mrs. Claus!  If you are able to help, contact Johnny Mayer at 330-592-3698 or mayerjm@sbcglobal.net everyone else come out and enjoy!

Crosspoint Family Gift
Over the past few years, we have collected monetary donations to share with Crosspoint families who are struggling this time of year.  If you would like to make a donation this year, please place it in an offer envelope and write Crosspoint Families on it or if you donate online, please indicate it is for Crosspoint Families.  Donations will be collected until Sunday, December 19th. 

Ugly Christmas Sweater Series
Ugly Christmas sweater parties bring us together to laugh at the hideous displays of fashion over the holidays.  But there's nothing funny when our words and actions become just as ugly.  This Christmas, celebrate the beauty of Christ with us as we focus on our thoughts, words, motives and actions each Sunday in worship.
November 28th – First Sunday of Advent – Ugly Thoughts
December 5th – Second Sunday of Advent – Ugly Words
December 12th – Third Sunday of Advent – Ugly Motives
December 19th – Fourth Sunday of Advent – Ugly Actions
December 24th – Christmas Eve – Out of the Ugliness

Online Worship
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 option for worship.  Join on online as we Livestream our worship service on Sunday mornings at 10:30 on www.facebook.com/crosspointumcjacksontownship and https://crosspoint-umc.freeonlinechurch.com/

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.