Good Evening NPC Family!
So who else is getting excited to meet again in the building!?! We have a ton planned that day: doors will open at 9am, service will begin at 10am- we will have It's All Good coffee and CJ's donuts to enjoy before service and lunch from Sweet Stop after service for purchase, and so much more planned! Check out our plans for reopening and more below in this week's Behind The Scenes!
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This week's Behind The Scenes Spotlight is Debbie Kreis
Debbie has attended North Point for 2 years. During her time at North Point, she has served in many areas including Hospitality and The Giving Point Food Pantry, she has also been active in Life Groups. Debbie is an essential component that is always smiling she said that the main thing she loves to do is making others smile and when she can put a simple smile on someone’s face especially if they are having a bad day or in a tough spot it makes her day. Debbie is a people person who enjoys being able to help others, she is the first point of contact clients at The Giving Point have, she greets them goes over any paperwork needed and then talks to them so they can find comfort and acceptance from the moment they pull into the parking lot. Debbie has a heart for the pantry she shared some of her life story with us to why she loves serving the pantry- “When I was growing up we lived in Highwood we had no food or no place to go like they have today, so we would always have to depend on the churches or little grocery stores in Highwood. I am very grateful and very blessed that I don't have to and I never had to like that after I got older and had my kids. I worked very hard to get what I have. I enjoy very much working at the food pantry, I am beginning to know a lot of the people there that come and they are the nicest people and now they know my name so now we always have good conversations and they're funny and we joke around and I always make them smile and I just really enjoy it.” The Director of The Giving Point Tom King said- “Debbie greets everyone with love and a smile and she loves her role, she is such an amazing asset to not just us who serve the pantry but for those we are serving. Everything Debbie does she allows Jesus to work through her and show His love- we are very thankful to have her and so blessed that she is a part of our team.” When asked why she chose The Point she replied- “It was tugging on my heart every time I would drive by. When we came everyone was so nice no one judged me, and it is the first church I could serve at and feel like a part of the family. I love it here.” Some fun facts about Debbie are since attending The Point Debbie has been baptized here and also married here she enjoys quilting and makes beautiful baby quilts she adores her grand kids and is an amazing wife, mother and friend.
Debbie, we can’t thank you enough for your dedication, commitment and gifts that you’ve brought to not just The Giving Point but to our church as a whole. We look forward to continue watching you grow in your journey and we are so blessed to have you as a part of our family.
To see all the ways you can help out at the church, and to sign up to serve, please click HERE.
REOPENING PLANS | AUGUST 16TH
Guess what? We are reopening...Let the countdown begin..
On Sunday, August 16, we will reopen our weekend services with a Celebration Service at 10am! We will have more information as the time approaches, but you can expect the best coffee and donuts around town with It's All Good coffee and CJ's donuts before the service, and a Sweet Stop lunch for purchase afterwards, along with community, a rockin' band, an inspiring message & and much more!
We will not offer children's ministry, middle school, or high school programs right away during the Weekend Services, however there are many things planned for those age groups online for the entire month of August. Children and students are welcome to join their parent(s) in the auditorium.
Specific details on safety protocols and what to expect will be provided one week before the reopening.
For full details on our reopening plans click HERE.
DRIVE-THRU CHURCH THIS WEEK!
Stop by NPC Thursday between 4 & 6pm to receive “Church in a Bag” OR to receive prayer from one of our Leaders. Your bag will include the weekly bulletin, communion pack, donation envelope, communication card, Family Life info for all students and Life Group questions. AND... you will receive some cool North Point swag for everyone in your family just for stopping by.
When you arrive, drive up to the front doors, stay in your car, and when someone comes out to meet you, just say the magic words, based on what you'd like: BAG, SWAG, and/or PRAYER!
FAQ | THIS WEEK
Have you ever wondered what God thinks about suicide, homosexuality, the end of the world, birth control, horoscopes, the purpose of cats, or why good people suffer? Find out the answers to these questions and more at our FAQ service this Sunday!
NPC KIDS | YOUTUBE LESSONS
NPC Kids Lessons are on YouTube! Each week there is a new lesson that is structured just like it is when we are in the building. Memory verses and past and future lessons will all be posted there. Be sure to check these out, as your children need their cups filled too! Go to northpointchurch.org/aim and subscribe TODAY to their YouTube channel.
BAPTISMS AT CELEBRATION SERVICE | AUGUST 16TH
Want to go public with your faith?
We would love for you to join us as we celebrate not just being back in the building but also the beauty of baptism and being raised to NEW life! This is going to be a historic day.
Are you ready to take the next step in your walk and take the plunge? Or do you have questions about Baptism? Please click HERE and we will contact you.
LIFE GROUP LIVE | THURSDAYS AT 7PM
Our Director of Connections Shannon Hein along with her husband Kevin invite you into their home every THURSDAY Night by joining them LIVE on Facebook at 7pm.
THE POINT YOUTUBE | SUBSCRIBE
Have you checked out our new YouTube Channel? If not you can click HERE to like and subscribe TODAY.
SAVE THE DATE VBS | AUGUST 10-13TH
We are so excited for VBS this year! Things will look a little bit different, but the same fun is still going to be there! Save the date for August 10-13 for our Focus VBS! Be on the lookout for more details to come.
LIFE GROUPS | STAY CONNECTED
Our Life Groups are STILL MEETING TOGETHER in their small group setting, we are encouraging our Life Groups to meet in their homes beginning June 1st to watch weekend services together, pray together, worship together and do communion TOGETHER and BE THE CHURCH TOGETHER. Just because the church "building" remains closed does not mean the "Church" is closed. Social distancing can be hard and we don't want anyone to feel alone or isolated at this time. We highly encourage you to join a Life Group and use this time to build community with one another, grow together and love one another and have "Watch Parties" together for weekend services.
Click HERE to connect to a Life Group today!
OPERATION OUTPOUR | BUY A BRICK BUILD A FUTURE
Each brick is $10 and of course you may buy as many as you wish. If everyone gives a little we can do so much! Click HERE to buy a brick today.
The Giving Point | Serve
Let's come together and serve those in our community.
This past Monday, The Giving Point serves over 350 families a week including providing diapers, wipes and baby food to babies.If you are unable to serve please consider donating non perishable items or financially at NPCgive.org
How Can We Pray for You?
Prayer | How can we pray for YOU?
At NPC we believe in the power of prayer and want to pray for you and with you. Our church staff, leaders and prayer chain lift prayer requests up continually throughout the week.
Click HERE to let us know how we can be praying for you today!
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