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 Bridgepoint Church is committed to our neighbors, and we understand this season’s challenges because we have lived them with you. Maintaining a healthy marriage and/or a family has its own challenges. Throw in a pandemic, and it really is an Olympic feat! So this Fall, and beyond, we will be launching several ways to help support you as a single person, single parent, empty nester, young family, or couple. No matter the age or experience, sometimes growth just starts with knowing you aren’t alone; you are known and you are seen. 

Below you will find opportunities we are offering this Fall for you and your family to find support, fun, and connection. 

Christmas at Bridgepoint

Advent is a very special time of year that sometimes gets lost in the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. Advent means “coming,” and on each of the four Sundays of Advent, we seek to prepare our hearts to experience anew the wonder and awe of what God has done for us in sending a Savior. Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and is a time to reflect on how we can prepare our hearts and homes for Christ’s birth in the world as it is today. It is a time to remember, through prayer, reflections, and special music, what the true meaning of Jesus’ birth is. The most significant tradition of the Advent season is the Advent Wreath. The wreath and candles are full of symbolism tied to the Christmas season. The wreath itself, which is made of various evergreens, signifies continuous life. The circle of the wreath, which has no beginning or end, symbolizes the eternity of God, the immortality of the soul, and the everlasting life we find in Christ. The candles also have their own special significance. The four candles represent the four weeks of Advent, and one candle is lit each Sunday. During our services on the four Sundays of Advent, our pastor will deliver a series of messages that will help us understand more fully the story of Christmas.

Week One: Sunday, November 28                              The Candle of Hope

The first candle, which is purple, symbolizes hope. It is sometimes called the “Prophecy Candle” in remembrance of the prophets, especially Isaiah, who foretold the birth of Christ. It represents the expectation felt in anticipation of the coming Messiah.

Message: “Christmas through the Eyes of the Faithful” Matthew 1:18-25

 

Week Two: Sunday, December 5                                 The Candle of Peace

The second candle, also purple, represents peace. It is also called the “Bethlehem Candle” as a reminder of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem.

Message: “Christmas through the Eyes of the Worshipful” Matthew 2:1-12

 

Week Three: Sunday, December 12                          The Candle of Joy

The third candle is pink and symbolizes joy. It is called the “Shepherd’s Candle,” and is pink because rose is the color for joy. The third Sunday of Advent reminds us of the joy that the world experienced at the birth of Jesus.

Message: “Christmas through the Eyes of the Joyful” Luke 1:39-56

 

Week Four: Sunday, December 19                           The Candle of Love 

On the fourth week of Advent, we light the final purple candle to mark the final week of Advent as we wait for the birth of our Savior. This final candle, the “Angel’s Candle,” symbolizes love. The Angels announced the good news of a Savior. God sent His only Son to earth to save us, because He loves us.

Message: “Christmas Through the Eyes of the Father” Isaiah 9:6

Christmas Eve:                                                             The CHRIST Candle

The white candle is placed in the middle of the wreath and is lit on Christmas Eve. This candle is called the “Christ Candle” and represents the life of Christ. The color white is for purity—because Christ is our sinless, pure Savior.

 

Christmas Eve Service

Friday, December 24, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

       A family friendly worship through music, reading of Scripture,
candle lighting and the sharing of The Lord’s Supper.
This service is a highlight of the Christmas season for our community.

“Gideon”, A Women’s Study 

A 7-session Study by Best-Selling Author Priscilla Shirer

Starts on Wednesday evening, August 4, 2021 6:30-8pm

When we hear the name Gideon, most of us think about his 300 soldiers or a fleece spread beneath the evening sky. But Gideon’s story is so much bigger than that. This is a story about God and His people—His love for them, as well as His strength operating in spite of, even through, their weakness.

This 7-session study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life. Instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape your weaknesses, learn to see them as the gifts given specifically and strategically by God. If you’ve ever felt insufficient, ill-equipped, incompetent, or outnumbered, this study is for you.

For more info email us.

Look below for a brief video from Priscilla Shirer.

Wellspring Bible Study

Weekly on Tuesday mornings, at 10:30am

Current Study: Becoming A Woman of Excellence by Cynthia Heald

Society beckons us to succeed—to achieve excellence in our appearance, our earning power, our family life. God Himself also beckons us to be women of excellence. But what exactly is He asking? If you’re hungry for God’s perspective on success in a society that bombards you with conflicting demands, feed on the truths of God’s Word that you’ll discover in these pages. You will not only learn to “approve the things that are excellent” but will also experience the joy of becoming God’s woman of excellence.

This bestselling topical Bible study has helped over one million women over the past 30 years, and is newly revised and updated so today’s women can discover who God designed them to be in this day and age. Written by Navigator author and Bible teacher Cynthia Heald, the 11 sessions in this Bible study explore what your identity in Christ is and how you can best serve Him.

For more info email us.

In the video below author, Cynthia Heald sheds more light on her revised study.

Women On Mission (WMU)

First Wednesday of each month 10:30am-12:30pm

Lunch is included with these meetings, and the ladies from WMU discuss current trends in the world and locally, related to missions today. This is a great place to be in the same room with women that care about the world around them and look for projects to support while in prayer for our community.

For more info email us.

Neighborhood Groups

We host groups that meet in homes throughout our neighborhoods that follow the school semester calendar. After a very long pause, we are ready to kick off another round of groups we call Point Groups. These groups meet to share life, discussion, and a meal. They usually last from 7-9pm. This semester we will look into definitions of leadership and ways we can use that in our everyday life!

For more info email us.

Viking Day at Bridgepoint

Sunday, August 15