Treasuring Jesus Together In August 2022

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August 2022 here we come! Even though the lazy days of summer are quickly entering the rear view mirror, I am so excited for seeing what all the Lord is going to do in our midst this month! So with that, here's a look at what's to come!

Meet Our Prospective Children's Director!

I, along with our personnel committee, am so excited to announce Travis Rhodes as our prospective Children's Director! Travis has incredible work ethic, strong character, and a passion for helping children come to know and follow Jesus. We will host a "meet-and-greet" this coming Sunday, August 7th, during the Sunday school hour (9:30-10:30am). This will be followed with a special called Family Meeting after service on Wednesday, August 10th to vote to call him as Children's Director. Until that time, you can click here to learn a bit more about Travis!

Treasuring Jesus Together Through Worship

The preaching schedule for this month will be focused around the topic of conversion. Specifically, we are calling this series "Anatomy of Conversion: What It Truly Means To Be Saved". In addition to growing our affections for the God who saves, this series is aimed at equipping you to faithfully share the Gospel with your friends, family, and co-workers. It's also a great opportuntiy to invite them to church and then have intentional conversations about what they heard later in the week. Listed below is the series breakdown.

  • August 7 | The Need For Conversion: Condemnation
  • August 14 | The Grounds of Conversion: Justification
  • August 21 | The Means of Conversion: Regeneration
  • August 28 | The Purpose of Conversion: Sanctification

We will also participate in the Lord's Supper together on August 21st during both services. As always, in order to prepare your heart in taking this ordinance, use the next few weeks to examine your own walk with Christ and your relationship with your fellow church members. If you are currently experiencing conflict with another member, seek to be reconciled to them before we take the Supper together on August 21st.

Treasuring Jesus Together Through Discipleship

  • Discovering Five Points | New Member Class Begins August 7th
    Our next Discovering Five Points class begins this coming Sunday at 9:45am in the library. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what it means to be a part of our faith family. If you would like to register for this class, please click here.

  • Re-Group Wednesday & Sunday
    On August 10th we will hold our first "Regroup Wednesday". This is a new way of kicking off our midweek discipleship for the fall. And to begin, we will be watching an amazing film that explores the dangers of the Prosperity Gospel. Click here to watch the trailer. This is another great opoortunity to invite a non-believing friend! On August 14th we will also hold "Regroup Sunday" where all chidlren and students will promote to the next grade. We also want to encourage all adults to engage or re-engage in Sunday School so that we can start the Fall semester together strong.

  • Fall Mid-Week Study
    Mid-week at Five Points is going to be centered around two studies, which we will do back-to-back: (1) God's Good News: The Gospel and (2) Reaching The Lost: Evangelism.
     
  • Refresh Women's Retreat
    Several Five Points women will be going on a retreat August 19-21st. Please be praying that the Lord would use this retreat to refresh their souls and remind them of the goodness and glory of King Jesus.

  • Gospel Hospitality
    With Fall just around the corner, now is a great time to learn more about our Gospel Hospitality initative. Click here to explore a very practical way you can use your home to treasure Jesus together.

Treasuring Jesus Together Through Mission

  • Tuscaloosa International Friends 
    This organization aims at connecting international students at UA with host families to help them get acclamated to Alabama and the United States. This is such a great and convenient way to reach Internationals with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Visit www.tuscaloosainternationalfriends.com for more information.

  • Furniture Giveaway
    Another great way to participate in ministry to International students is to partipcate in Tuscaloosa International Connect's Furniture giveaway, August 11-13th (Thurs-Sat). If you would like to learn more, please email Amanda Gilliam.

  • Builders For Christ Mission Trip, August 6-13th
    Please be in prayer for our Builders For Christ Team, as they make their way to Beavercreek, Ohio to help construct a facility for University Baptist Church.

Treasuring Jesus Together | Additional Events

  • Back To School Night of Prayer | August 3rd | 6:00-7:00pm
  • Regroup Wednesday | August 10th
  • Regroup Sunday | August 14th
  • Blood Drive | August 16th | 2:00-5:00pm


There's a quick look at what's coming up at Five Points. I can't wait to treasure Jesus together with you this August!

Warmly,
Pastor Drew