CityPoint Church has officially moved and we have our own space!
A little backstory is required to tell you how me and Jared came to call CityPoint our church home…Jared and I first met while attending Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ORU is a Christian university with a heavy emphasis on spiritual life. We both grew up in Christian homes and attended this amazing Christian university, so our relationship has always been focused on God. One of the dreams we continually talked about while we were dating was finding a church home. Because we were living over an hour away from each other while we were dating, it was hard to attend the same church. We were so excited to get married and FINALLY go to the same place of worship and get involved together.
We got married in October 2012 and began attending a church in Cedar Hill. We really enjoyed the messages, but the church was really big and we knew it would be a little more difficult to get involved. When Pastor Eddie and Julie, who were my youth pastors in high school, planted a church in Plano in January 2013, we decided to visit. We liked it immediately and began attending regularly. CityPoint started its meetings in a movie theater. It was actually a really neat experience to have church there. We were able to use the big screen for words and sermon notes, and the seats were comfy. Church is about the body of Christ joining together and worshiping, not the place you meet. Wherever two or more are gathered, Jesus is there with them. To me, it was a fun experience going to the theater every Sunday morning! We have been continuing to get involved. Jared now plays guitar with the worship band and I help the hospitality team (which usually means serving donuts and coffee… and I LOVE coffee haha!).
A couple of weeks ago, on Father’s Day, June 16th, CityPoint had the opportunity to move to a new location in Allen, Texas! After a couple weeks of super hard work, the place looks absolutely amazing! The “Point Team” (a dedicated group of church volunteers) helped the job get done. Carpets were torn out and replaced, all the walls were painted (and some walls knocked out), sound and lighting were installed, new interior design created, and new furniture and decorations brought in. Let me tell you, it was extreme church make-over.
(above) Me serving at the hospitality table. Coffee and donuts every Sunday!
(above) Pastor Julie leads us into amazing worship
(above) Jared playing our first Sunday in the new building
(below) Pastor Eddie and Julie, Senior Pastors of CityPoint
We are so happy to be connected here at CityPoint in Allen. The pastors have such servants hearts. The message is always what we need to hear. We are encouraged and strengthened in our walk with God every week. Their motto is “Life to the Fullest” (John 10:10), which is so important, especially in the world we live. It is easy to get bogged down in the day to day. Everywhere you turn the world only offers despair, anxiety, and fear. However, Jesus came to give us life, to give us hope, so that we can live in full joy, full peace, and full freedom! I am still learning to do that, but without Jesus I wouldn’t even know how that is possible. Thank you CityPoint for offering a place full of transforming life, as only Christ can give.
If you live in the Plano/ Allen area and are looking for a church home, we’d love to see you at 21 Prestige Circle, Allen, Tx.
Photos courtesy of Robert Satterwhite Photography