Crosspoint Youth partner with mental health agency
For last week's Serve Sunday and May's Mental Health Month, the Youth teamed up with fellow Crosspointer, Kim Barta, who works for the Mental Health Association of South Mississippi.
The Youth completed three projects in support MHASM efforts, including stuffing 100 food bags - half breakfast and half lunch/dinner - for our homeless community. The bags will be distributed by MHASM staff driving around town or to those they already work with.
"Because we are the Mental Health Association, all the homeless we work with are living with some form of mental health challenge," Barta said. "A few years ago, we took a big hit when the grant used to purchase and distribute food to our homeless community was cut. These help fill that gap."
The Youth also use their artistic abilities to spread joy and share a little kindness, motivation, and inspiration by decorating rocks for the Kindness Rock Garden set up by the MHASM and the City of Gulfport in the Bayou View Park. "This one is close to my heart because my sweet (8-year-old son) Evan was the person that got that one going," Barta said.
The premise of the Kindness rock garden is to take one rock for inspiration, to share one for motivation, and to leave one to help our garden grow. "We could put 100 rocks out there each day and they would be gone the next. The kids and families that come to the park love going and seeing what rocks are there," Barta said.
Finally, the Youth made cards filled with motivational messages for individuals currently in the Mississippi State Hospital. "These aren’t 'get well soon' cards rather they are motivational by letting them know someone is thinking of you and praying for you," Barta said, which can be some of the best "medicine" for someone with mental illness.
'Women of the Word' Bible study coming in June
Crosspoint's Women's Ministry will be hosting a summer Bible study from June 23 to July 21, with optional ways to participate.
"We know that life is busy - especially during the summer with vacations and all," said Triplett, a Women's Ministry leadership team member. "It's hard to find one night a week that fits most schedules, so we wanted to give women an option that still helps them be study the word of God and have meaningful conversations."
The Google Classroom will provide resources and a means to have discussion throughout the week, whether you are able to attend in person or not.
Childcare will be provided each Wednesday. Registration is required for in-person and online formats.
Father's Day to include child dedications & baptisms
Crosspoint Church will be combining a couple of celebrations on Father's Day, Sunday, June 20, including child dedications and baptisms.
Child dedications are simply an acknowledgement of the parent(s) commitment to raise their child in a Christian home and the church's commitment to come along side the family in support of that journey. Contact the Kid's Ministry Leader Heather Cagnato sign up.
Baptism services will also be held for anyone who has accepted Christ their personal Savior and wants to take the next step in declaring their faith publicly. Contact Pastor Israel Cox to discuss more.
Register for Camp Create
Registration is continuing for Crosspoint Church's annual Camp Create for kids entering 1st through 6th grade. Camp Create, June 7-11, is free camp and open to the community. Learn more and register
Online CP Kids resources
Find learning materials from Crosspoint Kids - including videos, worksheets and parent's guides for Nursery-PreK, Elementary and Preteens.