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Pursuing Joy in 2016

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Posted by Brett Toney on

At our members meeting last week, Dick Mills introduced the 2016 budget the elders will be recommending the congregation approve on December 13. I wanted to provide a little more info about what we are thinking for 2016 and how that is expressed in the budget. The total figure we are recommending ...

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Tags: budget, counseling, discipleship, mission, pursuing joy

Members' Meeting Recap

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Posted by Brett Toney on

Last night’s Members’ Meeting was an encouraging time, and I wanted to write a quick update for those unable to attend. Perhaps the best part of the evening was seeing Kyo Oh ordained to serve as an elder. For a number of years now Kyo has been serving as an elder “ex ...

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Tags: budget, elders, marriage, membership, thanksgiving, updates

Track Down the Strays

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Posted by Brett Toney on

That’s the title of the chapter from Jeramie Rinne’s book Church Elders that our elders discussed last night. We’re reading through this little book to further grow in the charge we have been given. Rinne made two points in the chapter that especially stood out to me. The first ...

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Tags: membership, shepherding

Busy Hearts

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Posted by Katie Carroll on

In his book, Side by Side, Ed Welch explains, “The circumstances of life are easy to understand, but it is at the center of these—our hearts—where things get complicated. Our hearts are always stirring with activity.” As our Shepherd Groups continue in the study through Ed ...

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Tags: community, heart, idolatry, small group

Fall Food Drive

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Posted by Carolyn Stickney on

As we look ahead to the holiday season for our House of Jacob food pantry, we would like to stock up on some staples and add a few extra items to help our families enjoy some special meals. If you would like to donate, here are some suggestions: Instant Potatoes Canned Meats (tuna, ...

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Tags: evangelism, service

Church Photo Directory

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Posted by Brett Toney on

It's been almost ten years since our last church photo directory, and we'll be doing one again with Lifetouch this fall. If you consider Five Points your church home, please sign up for a photography session during the week of October 6-10. Each participant will receive a ...

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Tags: community, directory

Marriage Amendment

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Posted by Brett Toney on

At the November 2015 Members’ Meeting, the elders will recommend that the congregation approve amendments to our constitution and bylaws and a statement on marriage and sexuality. These amendments and statement are based on recommendations from the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and ...

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Tags: constitution, marriage, supreme court

Pro-Life or Pro-Birth?

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Posted by Katie Carroll on

If you haven’t listened to Pastor JJ’s sermon from Sunday, listen here. You will be challenged. And hopefully you (and I and all of us) will be changed. As we’ve been hearing about Planned Parenthood in the news and our hearts are being spurred to action, it’s important to ...

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Tags: abortion, gospel, life, pro-life, resource

Pastoral Vote Result

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Posted by Brett Toney on

After this morning's service, the covenant members of Five Points voted with 97% approval to affirm the elders' recommendation that Pastor JJ Sherwood be called to serve as Lead Pastor. Join us in praising God for this display of unified discernment of God's leading us as a local church. Pray for ...

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Tags: pastoral search, vote, members meeting

Pastor JJ's Philosophy of Ministry

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Posted by JJ Sherwood on

Below is a summary of Pastor JJ's philosophy of ministry. Join us on Sunday, August 2, at 6:00 pm as we gather to hear Pastor JJ further explain his vision for Five Points. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for Q&A so please bring your questions as we prepare for ...

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