WHAT'S HAPPENING AT CENTERPOINT

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Keep up-to-date with all things CenterPoint!
Christmas Eve Services @ 5:30 & 7:00 – streaming live @ 5:30 only 
CP Kids- Families with children will worship together (no CP Kids provided) 
CP Students- Tribe 56 & 78- Dec 1st, 6:30-8pm, Who-ville themed Christmas Party. Contact Lauren@centerpointnh.org 
CP High School- The Very Merry Christmas Party, Dec 10th, 6:30-8:30. For more information contact Lauren@centerpointnh.org
CP Family Connect Event- Gingerbread Bash Dec 5th @ 10:30, 11:15 or 12:00. For more information contact stacy@centerpointnh.org 
Special Christmas Giving – You can participate in two ways- Gift to Berea Ministries – 130.00 lets purchase a mattress for Camp Kerith in Maine but any amount of giving is welcome! Click here to give online or you can mail in your donation
City Hope toiletries–  laundry pods, disposable razors, deoderant and toilet paper. Bin located in the commons
All Together Sunday- Dec 26th -Special service @ 10am only

Join us IN-PERSON Sundays @ 9 & 10:45am or ONLINE Sunday @ 9am

Walk-Ins are Welcome for BOTH services.

Thank you for supporting CenterPoint through your generosity. You can give online by clicking the button below, you can also Text-to-Give from instructions once you click through the button below.

 
You can also give in-person using the black secure box by the doors to the Worship Center.

CP Kids & CP Students:

CP FAMILY CONNECT EVENT – 
TODAY (December 5th) we’re be hosting the Gingerbread bash. Choose either our 10:30am, 11:15am, or 12:00pm time slot to come as a family and enjoy a little competition, get this year’s advent calendar, hear the Christmas story, and more. Contact stacy@centerpointnh.org for more information. We have fun for all ages in store!

CP KIDS is back and meeting during the 9am service every Sunday. Classes for ages 1yr to 4th grade are open! Please stop by the Commons to check your child in.

CP STUDENTS – Tribe 56 & 78 – Sundays 9-10:10am
This is a time and space for students between the 5th-8th grade to come together, have fun, and get to explore what it looks like to follow Jesus with their peers and caring adults. Each Sunday the doors will open at 8:45am for a little “Pre-service” showdown you won’t want to miss!

CP STUDENTS – Tribe High School – Tuesdays 7-8:30pm
The doors will open at 6:45pm each week. This is a safe space to find community, bring your questions, be real, and dig into what it means to follow Jesus. We bring a mix of games, food, and Bible to each and every night. We hope to see you there!

CP STUDENTS – Tribe 56 & 78 – 1st Wednesdays – 6:30-8pm
On the first Wednesday of every month we open the doors for our 5th-8th graders to come, bring friends, and let out some of that surplus energy they have! We play games, have snacks, and look to build into the relationships we have with our students. Join us Wednesday, January 5th for GLOW Night!

CP STUDENTS – Tribe High School “Very Merry Christmas Party”
Friday, December 10th from 6:30-8:30pm join us at CenterPoint for an evening of all the classics…Cookies, Games, Ugly Sweater Competition, and a Christmas Ornament Swap. All you need to do is wear a sweater and bring a wrapped ornament! The rest is free! 

CP STUDENTS Alumni– Bowling Night
We are calling on Students who may have technically graduate out of CP Students over the past years and find themselves home on break. We want to be able to catch up and see how life is going. Join us at Merrimack 10 Pin (698 Daniel Webster HWY, Merrimack) on Tuesday, December 28th at 6:30pm. We’ll have pizza and bowl. Cost is $20. Please RSVP by Monday, December 20th to lauren@centerpointnh.org

Here are some ways that you can Connect- Join a CP Group or Team as we live and share a life changing relationship with Jesus…TOGETHER!

CP Prays Together! Every second Wednesday of each month in person at CenterPoint. Let’s gather to pray for each other, our church, and our community. See you on Dec 8 @ 7pm.

Our Nominating Committee is currently discerning nominees for Elder, Clerk, Treasurer and Moderator. If you would like to submit a name for the team to consider, please email Jon Reckard – jreckard@yahoo.com

Women Connecting-Christmas Caroling

December 11th at 2:00 PM
Meet at CenterPoint Church
Contact Kristin Fleming (kristenfleming@tds.net)

MC/Men meets live and on Zoom on Saturday mornings at 7:30 am for a time of study, discussion, prayer and sharing. The men meet live in the large KidsVax conference room at 125 N. State St. and a Zoom link is sent out each week prior to Saturday. For more information or if you desire to receive the email updates, please contact Dave at davep@centerpointnh.org.

Anchored- Is a community of small groups gathering for bible study, prayer, caring and service. We meet Sunday mornings @ 9:00 am (during CenterPoint’s 1st service) at the Governors Center Carriage House – 135 N State St. Concord.  You can choose to then join online for the second service or choose to attend in person at CenterPoint- 20 N State st.  All are welcome! Please check us out to see if you would like to be a part! Contact:  MertiePotter@comcast.net, cell : 603-731-8374

Stephen Ministry – is a confidential, distinctively Christian caring ministry of CP Church. Stephen Ministry provides confidential one-on-one care to the bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, relocated, and to others facing a crisis or life challenge. Stephen Ministers are lay congregation members trained to provide one-to-one care to those experiencing one of those many challenges. Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life, but they all share a passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need. For more information or to make an appointment please contact keithadaigneault@gmail.com

Cairns Thursday Group– We meet at the home of Tom and June Cairns, 187 East Side Drive in Concord on Thursdays 7:00 – 8:20 pm for Bible study and prayer. All are welcome! Everyone reads the passage in advance and then brings their questions and insights, and shares them in an open format discussion. Contact Tom Cairns 215.901.2045.

CP Married Life: We offer couple-to-couple conversations with trained Married Life couples.  This is not counseling, it is friendship.  Sometimes a listening ear from good friends is all we need to sort our priorities and find encouragement.  If you would like to arrange a private ZOOM meeting with one of our couples, send a message to MarriedLifeNH@gmail.com (confidentially managed by Frank and Wendy Harrison) and we will get back to you soon to arrange the best time to chat. For married life resources, small group opportunities, and date ideas, visit https://sites.google.com/view/marriedlifenh today!

Young Adults MC: living and sharing a life-changing relationship with Jesus together among the young adults of the Capital Area. We are now meeting on Wednesday’s 6:30 – 9:00pm @ CenterPoint Church (with masks) and also continuing to meet on zoom. Contact:Hannah Ingram // hingram@cedarville.edu // 603-726-1449 or Sam Duke // samuelhduke@gmail.com // 303-551-3782

Mom to Mom: WE’RE ALL ABOUT ENCOURAGING MOMS.We believe being a mom is one of the most significant things you can ever do and also one of the most demanding.  The challenges of motherhood can change all aspects of your life, from your identity, to your marriage, to you relationship with God.  At times the challenges can seem overwhelming!  At Mom to Mom, we want you to know that you don’t have to be alone as you face these challenges. We want to support you in a number of ways.  Perhaps most important, we offer an opportunity for you to connect with other moms who are experiencing some of the same issues that you face.  We provide loving care for your children so that you can relax, enjoy a break, and fully engage with other moms. We will meet on Tuesdays from 9:15-10:45am beginning 9/28.

If you would like more information or would like to be on our mailing list to receive updates please contact Susan O’Neil @ sonos31@comcast.net  

CP Pantry: a group of people growing together as a community that serves the needs of our vulnerable neighbors through providing supplemental groceries and spaces to belong. Contact Jim (nhmtnbkr@netscape.net) for ways to be involved.

Friendly Kitchen: Sun. Dec 26

CP STUDENTS Alumni– Bowling Night
We are calling on Students who may have technically graduate out of CP Students over the past years and find themselves home on break. We want to be able to catch up and see how life is going. Join us at Merrimack 10 Pin (698 Daniel Webster HWY, Merrimack) on Tuesday, December 28th at 6:30pm. We’ll have pizza and bowl. Cost is $20. Please RSVP by Monday, December 20th to lauren@centerpointnh.org

 

What to expect

– Due to the increasing Covid cases in our community, we ask that everyone who joins us to mask while indoors as one of the ways we love each other and our Community.
– If you are not feeling well, please worship with us ONLINE instead of in person.

Your kids can join us for worship!

God gave children a special joy and energy that often makes them wiggle and giggle. They belong right here with us, as a family of God’s people. Thank you for bringing them. Please keep bringing them. You are doing great! 

Sit where your family is comfortable. If it easier to keep their attention by sitting close to the stage, do it!

 Feel free to quietly explain parts of the service to your children, what is happening and why. Sing and participate with us. Your kids are watching you, all the time! They will learn how to worship by watching you and those nearby. 

If you have to leave the service, you are welcome to do so. Please come back. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me.”  There may come a time that you need a little more time and space outside of the sanctuary, your family is welcome to watch the service from the commons area or we have a family room where you can hang and still participate in the service. We would love to show you where that is. 

To those of you that call CenterPoint home:

We love children and families. It is a joy to have them here! The sound of children is a beautiful sign that Jesus loves his Church and all those in it. Please encourage our families when you see them. Give them a big smile and nod. Tell them they are doing a great job. Let’s walk this journey together.

CenterPoint Budget

This time of year, CenterPoint Church takes some time to do “church business”. This includes a Nominating Committee discerning who God is leading to step into key leadership roles within out church. This includes officers of the church – Moderator, Clerk, and Treasurer. It also includes the Council of Elders, both new and returning Elders. And it includes the church budget.

The church budget year runs concurrently with the calendar year. The proposed budget is prepared by the staff with oversight of the Elders. The Elders put forward the budget to the congregation for final approval. Highlights of the budget being proposed are in the password protected pdf attached here. If you have questions, please contact an elder, Matt Furr (mattf@centerpointnh.org) or Dave Pelletier (davep@centerpointnh.org).

The Budget Information Meeting will be on zoom on Tuesday, December 14 at 7pm. Zoom link will be in the highlights document and will be sent out to the congregation via email on Tuesday the 14th. If you don’t get regular emails, but want to be included, contact Matt Furr at mattf@centerpointnh.org.

The Nominating Committee will be working to have officer and elder nominations ready for congregational affirmation in early 2022.

Please pray for our nominating committee as they discern nominees.

Jon Reckard

Jon and Bonnie have attended CenterPoint for over 30 years. They have 3 grand children with their third grand daughter just arriving two weeks ago. He’s done things like choir (wait, what’s a “choir”?) and Sunday School, Pantry and various small groups over the years. As a current elder here at CenterPoint, he covets your prayers as Matt and other elders try to figure out how to “do church” during this new normal.

Barrie Daigneault

Barrie Daigneault has been a member of Centerpoint Church for the past 15 years, she is happily married to her husband Keith for 22 years and has three children, Dylan, Kayli and Brandon. Barrie has enjoyed her professional career as a therapist for 25 years and loves traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Lizanne Molind

I am Lizanne Molind and I live in Bow. My husband, David, our children, Owen and Gwen, and I have called CenterPoint Church our home since 2002. I work as a physical therapist at a couple of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals here in New Hampshire and in Massachusetts. Over the years I have served our church in many ways, as a children’s teacher, as a greeter on the Connections team and currently as one of the leaders for Women Connecting. I enjoy snow shoeing in the winter and hiking in the summer, as well as cooking and knitting.

Janel McCabe

Janel was born and raised in New England and currently lives in Concord with her husband Chris and their two children:Meaghan and Cooper. She has been part of CenterPoint since 1998 and has served in a variety of roles over the years. Her love for Jesus began during her childhood years as she recalls deciding to become a Christ-follower at the young age of three. She has dedicated her life to following Him and integrating her faith into all aspects of her life. If given any amount of free time, you can find Janel taking trips to NY city or going on long walks with her friends or family

Sue Gilbert

Sue lives in Concord with her husband Bobby. They have three children, Buddy (20), Reece (17) and Rolly (13) and two dogs, Striker and Scarlet. Sue has been an active member at Centerpoint for over 7 years, working at first with Connection team and Food Pantry. But Sue’s heart really lies with the teens in the High School Ministry. Whether it’s Tuesday night Youth Group, Friday night at Skyzone, breakfast at Tucker’s or a weekend at Camp Berea, Sue can be found enjoying conversation and laughter with the teens.

Peter Chasse

Peter and Catherine Chasse have been attending CenterPoint Church since they moved back to New England in 2011 with their three children, Anna, Isaac, and Nathan. Catherine is a middle school Spanish teacher in Weare, NH. Peter is currently serving as an elder here at CP. Peter is deeply committed to helping people understand the incarnational nature of Jesus’ command to love our neighbors. He has been active in church leadership for over 20 years. From young adult ministry in Massachusetts to his role as the Associate Pastor of Main Street Baptist Church in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, and through his leadership over the last 15 years at The Water Project – an international development charity he founded – serving others has been his life’s passion.

Chad Fleming

Chad Fleming started attending CenterPoint Church, then First Baptist, in 1995. New in Concord, from York PA by way of Gordon College and a short stay in Charlotte NC, he was looking for a home church and found it. It did not take him long to connect with several families, be put to work with various maintenance jobs at church, and through Cornerstone Construction ministry reach out to help church members. Chad spent many years leading and helping with singles ministry and high school youth ministry. Participating in men’s group and serving on a Pastoral Search Committee was a deep growing time in his faith walk and as a member of the church.

Chad has been married to Kristen (Lahar) for 17 years. His family also includes Connor, Avery, and Caden who are soon 15, 13, and 11. Chad and Kristen are busy teaching, Chad at Concord High for the last 27 years and Kristen homeschooling for the last 3 years. They both also teach in CP Kids. In his spare time Chad enjoys woodworking projects, home improvement projects, movies and game time with the Fleming and Lahar family.

When asked about CP and being asked to be an elder, he said: “Through the many challenges and changes of our church, CenterPoint has been a blessing to me. And though I am anxious about this new role of elder, through the process of being called to it I have consistently heard Jesus telling me to trust Him. So, I will trust and serve to the best of my ability and lean heavily on Him.”

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WELCOME TO CENTERPOINT

We love that you’re here! The Leaders of CenterPoint would like the chance to get to know you and share how you can be a part of all that God is doing in our community.

What to expect…

·        Group of attenders in worship center 100+.

·        Seating will be set up for people to choose their own social distancing.

·        We are following CDC guidelines for masking.

·       Please screen each member of your family PRIOR to coming to 20 North State St using the questions below.

Screening Questions

i.               Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

ii.              Have you had a fever or felt feverish in the last 72 hours/3 days?

iii.            Are you experiencing any respiratory symptoms including, sore throat, cough, stuffy nose or shortness of breath?

iv.            Are you experiencing any new muscle aches or chills?

v.              Have you experienced any new change in your sense of taste or smell?