5/6/2020


Through much prayer and discussion, the Board of Elders has outlined our plan to meet in person again. We ask that you read through this very carefully and completely as Sunday mornings will not look the same as they did prior to the coronavirus pandemic.  We continue to balance the desire to be together with everyone’s safety and peace of mind.


As this is being written we are looking at meeting together again starting on Sunday May 24, 2020. Please understand that if trends in new cases of the virus or other pertinent data, or any direction from the Governor’s Office are announced that would indicate we should not open on May 24th, we will delay and will notify you through all means possible.


This is what you need to know regarding May 24th and the foreseeable future:


  • Social distancing will be implemented:
  •      Every other pew will be roped off. Please do not sit in roped off pews.
  •      Families from the same household may sit together. Please allow 6 feet between families.
  •      There will be volunteers in the Worship Center to help your family find a seat that adheres to the 6-foot distancing.

  • With fewer available seats, we will hold two identical services to accommodate all of our families.
  •      The first will be at 9:00 a.m.  The second at 10:45 a.m.
  •      Please consider attending the earlier service if you are able.
  •      If we have more attending a service than the Worship Center can accommodate, we will have overflow seating in the Family Life Center with a Facebook Live feed shown on the screen.

  • No congregating, no hugs, no handshakes.
  •      Please plan to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the service you are attending.
  •      When you arrive, please do not congregate in the Gathering Place, but proceed to the Worship Center to find a seat.
  •      All tables and chairs will be removed from the Gathering Place.
  •      When leaving, please go directly to your cars. This is especially important after the first service as those who are attending the second will be arriving soon after.
  •      Volunteer greeters, wearing face coverings and gloves will open doors for you.
  •      Please maintain a 6-foot separation from other families at all times.

  • There will be no child care or Kids Connect.  All children will remain with their parents throughout the service.
  •      Pastor Kim has made available children’s activity packets for your kids to enjoy during the worship service. They will be located on the Welcome Center.

  • The coffee bar will remain closed. There will not be any weekly planners or connect cards except digitally on our website connectionpt.org.

  • All hangers will be removed from the coat racks. Please take your coats and jackets with you into the Worship Center.

  • We will not collect an offering, during service. Baskets will be available at the back of the Worship Center for you to deposit your offering at the end of service as you are leaving.

  • During the Response time after Pastor Alan’s message, if you would like prayer with someone, he will invite you to go to the classroom next to the women’s restroom.
  •      Members of our Board of Elders and a Pastor will be available to pray with you, maintaining as much social distancing as possible. 
  •      Those praying with you will be wearing face coverings.
  •      If you would like to pray alone, please feel free to use either altar, maintaining six foot separation from others.

  • The entire church has been cleaned and disinfected.
  •      All hard surfaces – doors, tables, chairs, light switches were cleaned within the first week the church building was closed.
  •      All pew seats and backs have been cleaned.
  •      The church has remained closed to all activities.

  • Between services, the pew backs, altars, door handles, and restroom sinks will be wiped down with Clorox wipes or something similar.

  • We encourage you to follow your own convictions regarding your family’s return:
  •      If you would like to wear a face covering, please feel comfortable to do so.
  •      If you do not have a mask and want one, pick one up at the church office starting Monday May 11th and prior to Sunday morning May 24th.  While supplies last.
  •      If you are part of an at-risk population and are not comfortable coming back on May 24th, we certainly understand. Please continue to watch us on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/connectionpointcog/.
  •      If you are not feeling well or have a temperature, please do not attend.

No other activities will be taking place at the church building until further notice.


Thank you so much for your patience and understanding during these trying times. These decisions have been difficult and the planning stressful.  We have continued to seek God’s voice to guide us during the entire process, and pray that our actions are glorifying Him.


Have a BLESSED week!  We will see you on Facebook Live for the next two weeks and are excited to see you in person on May 24th.


Pastors Alan, Kim, Tyler and Mark

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4/29/2020 Update

 

We watched Governor DeWine’s news conference on Monday and Tuesday, and the Board of Elders met Tuesday night to discuss Connection Point “re-opening” to gather in person for Sunday Celebration.  The Board discussed options and details for a couple of hours and determined we needed additional data to finalize a decision. So the Board will hold a specially called meeting Tuesday May 5th.  Next Wednesday, we will send another email with details of what a Sunday morning will look like when we do reopen.

 

Your Board does not take this decision lightly and is struggling with balancing a desire to be together with everyone’s safety. We have discovered there is no “right answer” and continue to process to find the “best answer” according to God’s guidance. Please know we are doing everything we can to move forward. Thank you for your patience as we make the decision as to when we will re-open.

 

Though we seem to be seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, including a progressive “re-opening” of Ohio, some are at their wits end. Fears may have turned to frustration, anxiety to loneliness or isolation. So today, we want to give you some encouragement. Remember, God Cares!!

 

Psalm 23:4 says, “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

 

Having faith in the darkest valley— during a global pandemic, for example— is bold. It’s natural to feel out of sorts right now, but believers can have a bold faith and hope during a crisis because of who our God is.

 

He is never changing, even when our world does. (Malachi 3:6)

 

He is all-powerful, strong and able to do anything He wills. (Psalm 147:5, Romans 1:20)

 

He is all-knowing, having knowledge of everything past, present, and future. (Isaiah 46:9–10)

 

He is faithful and always will be. (2 Timothy 2:13)

 

And He is so much more. He is beyond what we can conceive in our limited human minds. His purposes and promises are sure, even when we don’t understand them; even when we aren’t sure where He is or what He’s doing.

 

So stay connected…

 

…stay connected with God. Hebrews 4:16 instructs us: “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace in time of need.” Come boldly to the God who is unchanging, always faithful, and never caught by surprise. Keep your faith in Him and let the knowledge of who He is calm your fears.

 

Check out our online service details and virtual small group information.

  • Youth Hangout Tuesdays at 3:00
  • Women’s Bible Study Tuesdays at 6:30
  • Young Mom’s Bible Study Wednesdays at 630
  • Men’s Bible Study Wednesdays at 6:30
  • The Point Youth Group Thursdays at 8:00

Zoom meeting links for all of these are listed here.

 

…stay connected with each other. Social distancing does not have to mean social isolation. In addition to regularly checking in on your family, friends and neighbors, here’s an idea: After online service this Sunday, start a video call (via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, etc.) with someone you would normally chat with after service (or even someone you haven’t talked to as often!).

 

Here are some conversation prompts to help you get started.

  • How has this time been for you?
  • What are you grateful for lately?
  • Have you started any new hobbies?
  • How is your family doing?
  • What are you reading or listening to?
  • How can I pray for you?

 

…stay connected with Connection Point. If you have financial, physical, or other needs right now, or a prayer request, please let us know.

 

We’ll keep updating this page with the latest news about how our church is “meeting” and serving during this time.

 

Paul gives us this encouragement in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  Remember, turn to Christ first!

 

Feel free to forward this to someone who needs encouragement for today.

 

Pastors Alan, Kim, Tyler and Mark

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4/23/2020 Update


Monday through Friday the Alpha Center provides 70 - 90 sack lunches each day to those who need it, since the Soup Kitchen is not operating during the Governor's Stay-at-Home order. The typical food products they receive are not necessarily conducive to packing sack lunches, and they were running low. This week, you – the Connection Point Family – provided enough food to help them out for a week! By the time we took the pictures, much of it had already been put away.


When social distancing started and non-essential business closed, we reached out to the Senior Center of Shelby County to offer our help to any of their members who might need assistance or errands run. We have helped them out three times and we are the first they call when they get a request. Thank you to our volunteers who answered the call each time.


Ministering to our community is possible because of your hearts to serve and your generosity.


The Church isn’t canceled.


God’s love isn’t canceled.


Serving isn’t canceled.


And you’re proving that right now, Connection Point! Even in this strange and scary time, you are being the hands and feet of Jesus to a worried world. Keep caring for one another and showing the hope of Christ to all. We will get through this together. THANK YOU for your continued faithfulness with your tithes and offerings that allows us to minister to each other and to the community even during these times!

 

Join us on Sunday mornings for our Sunday Celebration service!  This week Pastor Alan will be sharing a message, “GOD CARES.”  To prepare, read 2 Chronicles 20:1-30.

 

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."  ~ Deuteronomy 31:8

Have a BLESSED week.  We’ll “see you” on Sunday!!!

 

Pastors Alan, Kim, Tyler and Mark
Stay in touch with us virtually on our Facebook Family Group page, our Facebook public page, and always on our website!


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4/16/2020 Update


Well, here we are in our 4th week of the Stay-at-Home order! But please hear this, too:

 

Church is not canceled. It just looks different.

 

Obviously, this isn’t the 2020 we had in mind. Navigating what church looks like 

during a pandemic has been a challenge, but we find hope in seeking our faithful God and knowing that nothing can cancel the Church.

 

And we will be back together again. We know you’re facing disappointment, grief, and other difficulties in this season too, but we’re all in this together and we’re here for you.

 

Here’s how:

  • If you have financial, physical, or other needs right now, please click here to let us know.
  • We haven’t stopped praying for you. Please click here to update us on any prayer requests you may have.
  • We’ll keep updating this page with the latest news about how our church is “meeting” and serving during this time.

 

What we won’t do:

  • Meet in-person. All of our in-person events, groups, and other gatherings are on pause as we practice loving our neighbor through staying at home as much as possible.
  • Panic. God is still on the throne and in control. As hard as it is to rest right now, we can choose to remember this and rest in Him.
  • Waste this season. All of us have a huge opportunity to connect with people online and serve our community right now. Let’s leverage this.

 

What we will do:

  • Stay connected. Isolation isn’t good for anyone and we’re making sure that having to be physically distanced doesn’t mean we’re completely disconnected. Check out our online service details and virtual small group information.
  • o   Youth Group is Tonight!  Click here to join the Virtual Youth Group on Zoom.
  • Love our neighbors. There are needs inside and outside of our church that we can work together to help meet.
  • Remember our Hope. Our shared faith in Jesus Christ is what brought us together and will help us stick together. We should lean on and remind each other of God’s promises when we’re feeling weary.

 

Our church leadership is praying continuously and trusting God. We encourage you to do the same. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.


Pastors Alan, Kim, Tyler and Mark

 

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4/8/2020 Update

Hi Connection Point Family!

 

We continue to pray for you during this time we can’t be together physically.  We sure miss you!

 

In-person Services

Due to the extended Stay-at-Home Order, the Board of Elders has decided to cancel all in-person services and activities through May 1st. This will include Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings and all other activities. We love you and want to make sure everyone stays safe!

 

Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday

Remember, though, our services are live-streamed on Facebook live.  Go to http://connectionpt.org and click on Watch Live, or go directly to https://www.facebook.com/connectionpointcog/

  • Thursday at 6:30 p.m. - Maundy Thursday service.  Join us in the "upper room" for a short message, to take communion together as a family and to serve each other by washing one another's feet (John 13:1-17). This could be a very special time with Jesus for your family.  For communion have some bread and juice or any other liquid ready for each person. For the foot-washing, simply have a bowl of warm water and some towels. We will lead you through both expressions of love.
  • Easter Sunday at 10:15 a.m.  He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed.  Join us for God’s Word, music, worship, prayer, and celebrating the Risen Christ!

 

Holy Week Videos

If you haven’t seen the Eyewitness Holy Week videos, please check them out. They are an amazing “first-person account” of a person from Jesus’ Holy Week story.  They are posted each day around 1:00 on our Family Facebook Group page, our public Facebook page and our website (click on the link on the home page).

 

Tithes and Offerings

Thank you for your ongoing generosity with your tithes and offerings. Your commitment keeps us positioned well to minister to our community and to you!  You may give online: go to http://connectionpt.org and click on “eGiving,” or mail your check to Connection Point, 1510 Campbell Rd., Sidney, OH 45365.

 

April Memory Verse

Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; His loves endures forever.  Psalm 106:1


Prayer Requests

  • Julie Everett: gallbladder issues; would like discernment on best way to treat at home or if she needs to seek medical treatment.
  • Tierra Ferguson: for her grandfather, Emsley Hatfield ongoing health issues and for her best friend's mom, Lena Teague with possible Coronavirus infection.
  • Ted Fischer: for his sister Michelle Reynolds.  She is a healthcare worker with possible Coronavirus infection.
  • Jennie Feazel for peace during this stressful time.
  • Bryan Prine (Karen Faheys son in law or future son in law?) lost his job.
  • Wanda Gaier has Polymyalg Rheumatica which is very painful through her whole body when it flairs up.  
  • Amanda Beckstedt: for a church in Arkansas where her dad lives where many members have tested positive for Covid-19.  Also for her husband DJ’s job to remain open.
  • Andrea Wehner, a friend of Bill and Karen Fahey, works as a nurse and has tested positive for Covid-19. She is in critical condition, sedated in ICU. Also, Andrea’s brother and parents had it, and are recovering now.

Pastors Alan, Kim, Tyler, and Mark

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4/2/2020 Update

Holy Week or Passion Week, the week leading up to Easter and celebrating the Risen Jesus is nearly upon us.  Make sure you read below all the worship and devotional opportunities we have available for you.

 

But first, we are saddened to let you know that Alma Freistuhler passed away Tuesday evening.  The funeral service will be at Cromes Funeral Home on Friday April 3, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.  The family will be having visitation from 10:00 to 11:00.  Please keep her husband Jack, daughter Chelly Williamson, grandchildren Misty Wooddell and Judd Williamson and their families in your prayers during this time.

 

Holy Week

Join us on Facebook Live every Sunday at 10:15 for the live stream of our Sunday Celebration Worship Service.  In observance of Palm Sunday and Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, Pastor Alan will highlight a few similarities between Jonah’s life from chapter 3 and Jesus’ life during Holy Week and how those same similarities can apply to our lives.  To join go to our website at http://connectionpt.org and click on “Watch Live” in the gray menu bar.

 

We will also be hosting a Maundy Thursday service through Facebook Live on Thursday April 9th starting at 6:30 p.m.  There will be a short message about our mission in life, music, and taking communion and observing foot washing as Jesus has commanded. We encourage you to prepare to observe both at your home.  Have some juice and bread and a basin of warm water and some towels ready on April 9th!

 

During Holy week, starting on Palm Sunday, your daily Encouraging Word videos will change up a little.  We will be sharing a video each day that focusses on a person from Jesus’s Passion Week story. Palm Sunday, for example, features the owner of the colt that Jesus rode into Jerusalem. The videos are little longer than you’re used to, and we will provide a devotional guide for you and your family to follow along with. 

 

Weekly Children’s Lessons

Pastor Kim will post this week’s Children’s Lesson on Sunday afternoon on our Family Facebook Group page and our website.  Just go to http://connectionpt.org/covid-19/childrens-lessons.

 

April Memory Verse

Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; His loves endures forever.  Psalm 106:1

 

Tithes and Offerings

Thank you for your ongoing generosity with your tithes and offerings. Your commitment keeps us positioned well to minister to our community and to you!  You may give online: go to connectionpt.org and click on “eGiving,” or mail your check to Connection Point, 1510 Campbell Rd., Sidney, OH 45365.

 

Pastors Alan, Kim, Tyler and Mark

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3/30/2020 Update:  

First of all THANK YOU! 

       Thank you for all the prayers you have offered up for the Pastoral staff!  God hears them and He is keeping us strong! 

       Thank you for your ongoing generosity with your tithes and offerings.  Your commitment keeps us positioned well to minister to our community. 

       Thank you for staying connected with God and with each other by watching our Sunday Celebration live streams and recordings, and participating in our virtual Bible studies and Life Groups.  We have talked several times in our Daily Encouragement videos to keep yourself focused on God, and you are proving faithful.  God sees that and will help us persevere.

 

Speaking of staying connected, our youth can check out The Point Youth Group Hang Time - Come hang out, play some games, just be in each other’s virtual presence!   - Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m.  Go to https://zoom.us/j/944838455 or call on your phone: 253-215-8782, Meeting ID 944-838-455.  Data rates may apply.

 

Pastor Kim posts weekly Children’s Lessons on our Family Facebook Group page and our website.  Just go to http://connectionpt.org/covid-19/childrens-lessons.

 

The easiest way to join Live Streams of our Sunday Celebration Worship, is to go to our website at connectionpt.org and click on “Watch Live” in the gray menu bar.  We also post the link on the Connection Point Family Facebook group page on Sunday morning.  Remember to share this on your Social Media page so others can join us.

 

COVID-19 Assistance - Should you need assistance during this time or would like to share a prayer request, please fill out a COVID-19 Assistance form found on our webpage at http://connectionpt.org/covid-19/covid-19-assistance  or you can call the church office or a member of the pastoral staff.

 

On-Line Bible Studies

 

       Women’s Bible Study – Tuesdays at 6:30.  Go to https://zoom.us/j/542596614 or you may call in on your phone: 1-312-626-6799, Meeting ID 542-596-614#. Data rates may apply.

       Men’s Bible Study – Wednesdays at 6:30. Go to https://zoom.us/j/816930044 or you may call in on your phone: 253-215-8782, Meeting ID 816-930-044.  Data rates may apply.

       The Point Youth - Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.  Go to https://zoom.us/j/331297310 or you may call in on your phone: 253-215-8782, Meeting ID 331-297-310.  Data rates may apply.

 

Family Facebook Group Policy

We certainly appreciate the Connection Point family coming together on our Family Facebook Group page with the encouraging and funny videos, memes, and stories, particularly during the pandemic.  Due to the volume of those posts we are receiving, we are going to limit them to critical announcements and prayer requests to make sure these items are seen by all.  We appreciate your understanding.

 

As we approach Holy Week, circle Thursday April 9th at 6:30 p.m. on your calendar.  We will be hosting a Maundy Thursday service through Facebook Live.  Part of this very special evening includes taking communion and observing foot washing as Jesus has commanded. We encourage you to prepare to observe both at your home.  Have some juice and bread and a basin of warm water and some towels ready on April 9th!

 

Prayer Requests – we have received several prayer requests we’d like to pass on to you:

       For protection over Tiffany Keller-Hale, a nurse at Dayton VA and all other medical professionals.

       Alma Freistuhler is in ICU at Wilson Health in critical condition with heart issues. Keep her husband Jack, daughter Chelly Williamson and her entire family lifted in prayer as well.

       Carol Everett’s dementia is worsening

       Greg Whitsett has a kidney stone which is very painful.

       Dian Young is getting over the flu. Pray for continued healing.

       Hazel Donahue – issues and uncertainties with her gall bladder.  She is unable to rest.

       Deonn Jenkins asks for prayer for a family in Piqua. Crystal passed away and leaves behind two children.

       Prayers for the pandemic situation and the domino effect it’s having on so many families: financially, illnesses, emotionally.

       Mark, Patty and Ashley Weber – have been cooped up for a couple of months with illness.

       Shirley Gillem to get her blood pressure under control and issues with her sciatic nerve.

       Brenda Oliver (Karen Helman’s sister) has been quarantined in California and is now thinking of flying back home. She has lung difficulties including clots. They are praying for God’s guidance and protection.

       Otis VanTilburgh and his son David for healing and recovery from illness they both recently had.

 

O God, You are my God; earnestly I search for You. My soul thirsts for You.  ~Psalm 63:1

 

Pastors Alan, Kim, Tyler and Mark


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3/25/20 Update: We are in the midst of our first week with the “stay home” mandate.  We just wanted to quickly update you on what is happening at Connection Point.

 

Live Streams of our Sunday Celebration Worship service at 10:15 a.m for March 29 and April 5th.  Go to our website at connectionpt.org and click on “Watch Live” in the gray menu bar.  We encourage you to share this on your Social Media page so others can join us.

 

Limited Number of People in the Office:  Due to the Stay at Home order, we are taking turns working on-site at the church. The staff will continue to be on call and work from home.

  Pastor Alan & Kim - Mondays & Wednesdays in the office  (937-658-1575)

  Pastor Mark - Tuesdays   (937-726-1864)

  Pastor Tyler - Thursdays  (530-917-3390)

  Jessica - Mondays & Fridays  (office 937-492-0094)

 

The Staff & Elder Board will be calling each household to check up and pray for each family unit. 

 

Please Remember to remain faithful & generous with your regular tithes and offerings.  You may give online: just go to our website connectionpt.org/home/egiving, or mail your check to Connection Point Church, 1510 Campbell Rd., Sidney, OH 45365.

 

COVID-19 Assistance - Should you need assistance during this time or would like to share a prayer request, please fill out a COVID-19 Assistance form found on our webpage at http://connectionpt.org/covid-19/covid-19-assistance  or you can call the church office or a member of the pastoral staff.

 

A Daily Encouragement video can be found on our Facebook Family Group page, our public Facebook page, as well as our website.  If you are not on Facebook, please go to connectionpt.org/covid-19/daily-encouragement. The newest video will appear in the large screen at the top of the page, with the previous videos below it.

 

On-Line Bible Studies

 

  Women’s Bible Study – Tuesdays at 6:30.  Go to https://zoom.us/j/542596614 or you may call in on your phone: 1-312-626-6799, Meeting ID 542596614#. Data rates may apply.


  Men’s Bible Study – Wednesdays at 6:30. Go to https://zoom.us/j/816930044 or you may call in on your phone: 253-215-8782, Meeting ID 816-930-044.  Data rates may apply.


  The Point Youth Group - Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.  Go to https://zoom.us/j/331297310 or you may call in on your phone: 253-215-8782, Meeting ID 331-297-310.  Data rates may apply.

 

Serving Opportunity at Agape Distribution: The food pantry is still operating normal business hours. Clients will now have curb side service versus going through the store. Agape needs 8-12 volunteers daily. Please call 937-498-4368 to volunteer.

 

Let’s work together to live out our mission: “Connecting people to God, others and the Church.”  

 

Pastors Alan, Kim, Tyler and Mark


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3/20/2020 Update: As we wind up this week and prepare to start another in this time of the “new normal,” we want to let you know that your Pastoral staff is praying for you and we are continually finding new ways to minister to you.  If you have any needs, please do not hesitate to reach out. Give us a call at 937-658-1575.


One of the ways we are ministering to you is through our Daily Encouragement video. Those appear on our Facebook Family Group page, our public Facebook page, as well as our website.  If you are not on Facebook, please go to connectionpt.org, click on “COVID-19” in the main menu bar, and then click on “Daily Encouragement” in the gray menu bar.  The newest

video will appear in the large screen at the top of the page, with the previous videos below it.


We also want to remind you that we live stream our Sunday Celebration Worship service at 10:15 a.m.  Though it is on our Facebook public page, we believe we have our settings such that you do not have to have a Facebook account to watch it.  The easiest way to find our Facebook Live feed Sunday morning is to go to our website at connectionpt.org and click on “Watch Live” in the gray menu bar. 


Also, we are continuing our Women’s and Men’s Bible studies through the internet. The website we are using called Zoom allows all participants to interact with each other!

  • Women’s Bible Study – Tuesdays at 6:30.  Go to https://zoom.us/j/410059088 or you may call in on your phone: 253-215-8782, Meeting ID 410-059-088. Data rates may apply.
  • Men’s Bible Study – Wednesdays at 6:30. Go to https://zoom.us/j/816930044 or you may call in on your phone: 253-215-8782, Meeting ID 816-930-044.  Data rates may apply.
  • The Point Youth Group - Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.  Go to https://zoom.us/j/331297310 or you may call in on your phone: 253-215-8782, Meeting ID 331-297-310.  Data rates may apply.

Now, as always, it is so important we continue to live out our mission, “Connecting people to God, others and the Church.”   We are asking that you remain faithful and generous with your regular tithes and offerings.  You may give online: just go to our website connectionpt.org and click on eGiving, or mail your check to Connection Point Church, 1510 Campbell Rd., Sidney, OH 45365.


Our prayer for you is “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”  Numbers 6:24-26


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3/17/2020 Update: We know many of you have concerns about COVID-19 (the Coronavirus). In the midst of all this chaos we find comfort in knowing that regardless of what’s going on in the world around us, God remains in control.  Isaiah 41:10 (NLT) tells us, Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”

 

Clearly, situations like this often disrupt the giving of your tithe.  We are asking that you remain faithful and generous as we navigate the next few weeks and beyond.


Online giving has never been easier! Head to our website at connectionpt.org and click on “eGiving.”  Once there you can click on Make a Donation to make a one-time gift.  Or if you would like to set up a regular tithe, click on “Sign In, ” click “Register for an Account” (or sign in if you already have one) and then set up your “Scheduled” gift.

 

If you prefer, mail in your check to the church. The address is Connection Point Church, 1510 Campbell Rd., Sidney, OH 45365. 

 

We appreciate your continued support as we continue to fulfill our mission as a church to Connect people to God, others, and the Church.

 

During times like these, staying connected to God can help us have calm hearts and peaceful minds. We encourage you during this time to turn to God - pray, read the Bible, watch Rightnow Media, listen to Christian Music. 

 

In the meantime, know that your Pastoral Staff is praying for you. We are here for you in this time of crisis.  In the next few days, we will be implementing various ways to keep us connected as a body of believers.  As always, monitor our Connection Point Family Facebook group page, our public Facebook page and our website at connectionpt.org for news and updates.


Life Groups: Off campus Life Group meetings will be decided on by the members of the group and the group leader. Please contact your group leader if you are unsure.


All-church movie night:  Originally scheduled for Saturday March 21st, along with a Student Ministries spaghetti dinner fundraiser has been postponed to a future date to be determined. 

our response to covid-19

One of Connection Point’s core values is “people”. People matter to us because each and every person is created by God. God loves people so much that His own Son died to give a new life, an eternal life to all who believe in Him.  As a way to sacrificially express this value and in light of information and instruction put forth from medical experts and state officials; the Pastoral Staff, the Elders and the Admin team have prayerfully decided that we will NOT be gathering together at the church for any public event from March 14th - 28th. This includes Sunday Celebrations for tomorrow March 15th & 22nd and Wednesday night activities March 18th & 25th.  Off campus Life Groups meetings will be determined by each group and leader.

 

~For Sundays, we encourage you to join us for Facebook Live - you can access this through our webpage connectionpt.org (click on Watch Live). If you do not have access to Facebook, you can access the service by the end of Sunday through the webpage (click on Messages).  If you do not have computer access, please contact the church office and we will try to get you a CD of the service sometime the next week.

 

We have made this decision as a way to fulfill the Great Commandment: “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Matthew 22:37-39  One way we can  “love our neighbor” is to do our part in slowing down the spread of this virus by not exposing others to potential risks through large public gatherings.

 

We love each one of you and we recognize that there are differing views regarding this decision; as Leadership we ask that you respect this decision and help us to be unified.  We believe this is an opportunity to pull together as a community of believers: to pray for each other; to reach out and support our elderly neighbors; and to express the hope that we have in Christ in the midst of the unknown.

 

We will continue to provide updates and information through our Church Facebook, Webpage and email. The situation is fluid and the Leadership will be gathering together to re-evaluate March 24th.